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Explosion at sisha lounge Villa Blanca on Schiedamseweg in Rotterdam, 1 Dec 2018
Jan 25 '19 10:20

The municipality of Rotterdam placed the 43 sisha lounges in the city under stricter supervision, following complaints from residents and an explosion at a sisha lounge in Rotterdam West in December. Earlier this week the police announced that the explosion at Villa Blanca was an attack, NOS reports.

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Jan 25 '19 09:29

An explosive caused a large amount of damage at a gym on Zetterij in Amstelveen during the early hours of Friday morning. The police believe someone deliberately set off an explosive at the gym, Gym3, which is located on an industrial terrain, the Telegraaf reports. 

The explosion happened around 2:30 a.m. It shattered the gym's windows and badly damaged the interior and facade of the building. No one was injured, a police spokesperson said to the newspaper. No one was in the building when the explosion happened.

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Jan 15 '19 07:31

There was an explosion in a home in Delft at around 2:00 a.m. on Tuesday morning. The residents were unharmed and given shelter elsewhere, according to Omroep West.

Photos from the scene show that the door of the home on Nassauplein was damaged in the blast. The cause of the explosion is not yet clear.

The police cordoned off the area and called in explosive experts to investigate. 

Fireworks Netherlands
Jan 1 '19 07:31

Two people died during the Netherlands' New Year's celebrations last night. A man was killed in an explosion in Enschede. And in the Friesland town of Morra, a person was killed in a fireworks incident, according to the police.

The police responded to Gerstraat in Enschede shortly after midnight. At the scene they found a deceased man. "He likely died as a result of a fireworks explosion", the Enschede police said on Twitter. The police are investigating and call on witnesses to come forward.

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Dec 24 '18 16:07

Six people were arrested after an explosion at an ATM rocked Roermond just after midnight on Monday morning. Six people were arrested, all aged between 21 and 27.

Those arrested were from Amsterdam, Roermond, and Sittard-Geleen. One person was taken into custody near the blast on Hoekstraat in the immediate aftermath. Five more men were taken into custody in the nearby Limburg town of Beek.

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Dec 5 '18 14:00

The police are looking for a man who was injured in an explosion in a snack bar on Parkweg in Schiedam early on Wednesday morning. Witnesses saw a man walking way with burning feet after the blast and a burnt pair of trousers was found, NU.nl reports.

"The man is thus seriously injured", the police said, adding that it is vital that the man immediately goes to a hospital for help.

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Dec 5 '18 07:28

Explosives were found in a home on Donkerslootstraat in Rotterdam on Tuesday, the police said on Twitter. Four surrounding homes were evacuated while the Ministry of Defense's explosive disposal squad investigated.

The explosive experts removed the explosives from the home and safely disposed of them elsewhere. 

The police searched the home following an explosive on Alberto Moraviahof in Rotterdam on Sunday night. Multiple cars were damaged in the explosion. A 36-year-old man was arrested. 

Explosion at sisha lounge Villa Blanca on Schiedamseweg in Rotterdam, 1 Dec 2018
Dec 3 '18 11:40

The police are investigating an explosion at sisha lounge Villa Blanca on Schiedamseweg in Rotterdam on Saturday morning. Investigators call on witnesses to come forward.

Multiple people reported the explosion to the police at around 5:00 a.m. on Saturday morning. At the scene responding officers found debris littered on the street. The facade of the sisha lounge was severely damaged. No one was injured.

A number of local residents were evacuated from their homes while the police made sure that there was no further danger. 

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Nov 13 '18 07:22

An explosion in a transformer house on Grote Markt in the center of Bergen op Zoom left four people hurt on Monday. Around 130 shops and houses were also without electricity for hours, RTL Nieuws reports.

 The explosion was the result of a short circuit, according to the broadcaster. It caused a fire in a restaurant located next to the transformer house. Firefighters quickly got the fire under control.

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Nov 12 '18 14:30

A 21-year-old man was arrested for involvement in the murder of 51-year-old Henk Baum from Nistelrode. Baum, who had a criminal record, was gunned down in his car in the Noord-Brabant town of Schaijk on March 22nd. 

The suspect was already in custody on suspicion of involvement in several cases of arson and an explosion in the Oss area in early October. He was arrested in his cell in the Middelburg Penitentiary Institution on Friday, the police announced on Monday. 

Dutch police crime scene tape
Nov 6 '18 09:11

Mayor Carla Breuer of the municipality of Teylingen implemented an assembly ban for the area around the municipal harbor in the village of Warmond, the recreational island Koudenhoorn and the waters around it. This follows an explosion on a houseboat in the harbor on Sunday and several incidents of vandalism in the area over the past months, Omroep West reports.

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Oct 16 '18 12:40

The police discovered a "production site for narcotics" in a home on Ophoven in Sittard after there was a fire in the building on Monday evening. The police believe that the home was used to produce and dry cocaine, but further investigation is currently impossible due to the instability of the building. No arrests have been made, the police said in a statement.

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Oct 15 '18 08:34

Four children were injured after in an explosion on a boat in Amstelveen on Saturday. One child ended up in the water. The explosion occurred when the boat's engine was started, a spokesperson for the fire brigade said to RTL Nieuws.

All four children sustained minor burns and were taken to hospital. According to the fire brigade spokesperson, they're all primary school age.

The boat did not sustain significant damage. "It was probably a big flame", the spokesperson said to the broadcaster. 

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Oct 5 '18 08:08

Three people were injured in an explosion in a home on Bol in Vianen on Thursday afternoon. According to the fire department, an explosive mixture of cleaning products exploded in the house, RTV Utrecht reports.

The victims sustained burns. They were examined by ambulance personnel. The extent of their injuries is unknown.

The fire department did measurements and concluded that a chemical mixture caused the explosion. Whether the chemicals were deliberately mixed to create an explosive is not clear. 

Dutch police crime scene tape
Oct 1 '18 08:28

The police are investigating two large explosions in homes in Eindhoven and Best early on Saturday morning. In both cases explosives were thrown into the homes. No one was injured, but a large amount of damage was caused, ANP reports.

Dutch police crime scene tape
Aug 31 '18 10:40

Residents of apartment building Buekehnorst in Diemen were woken by an explosion in a first floor apartment around 3:30 a.m. on Friday. No one was injured. The explosive was a hand grenade, witnesses told AT5.

The explosion shattered the windows of the apartment in which the grenade exploded, as well as adjacent apartments. The police are investigating what happened.

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Aug 27 '18 08:54

A hand grenade exploded at sisha lounge Down Town on Leenderweg in Eindhoven during the early hours of Saturday morning. The sisha lounge was closed at the time and no one was hurt, though the building sustained some damage, Eindhovens Dagblad reports.

Eindhoven mayor John Jorritsma  will meet with the police and Public Prosecutor on Monday to discuss whether the sisha lounge should be closed after the explosion.

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Aug 22 '18 07:45

A car crashed into the town hall of Lingewaard, located in the Gelderland village of Bemmel, during the early hours of Wednesday morning. The car contained two gas bottles, one of which exploded and caused a fire. The driver was killed, according to the police. 

The killed motorist was found "in the vicinity" of the car, a spokesperson for the fire department said to NOS. The fire caused major damage to the town hall. 

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Aug 20 '18 14:50

The Apple Store on Leidseplein in Amsterdam was evacuated on Sunday afternoon after an iPad exploded. Three people had breathing problems after the incident, AT5 reports.

Employees put the iPad in a sand-filled container, but that proved to be insufficient. "It probably involved a leaking battery pack", the fire department said on Twitter. The breathing problems were likely caused by something leaking from the iPad.

Police
Aug 17 '18 08:13

The police found a scooter which they believe was used as a getaway vehicle in an explosion at a restaurant on  Johan Huizingalaan in Amsterdam during the early hours of Wednesday morning. The scooter was stolen in April and stolen license plates were put on it, the Telegraaf reports.

Crime scene tape
Aug 15 '18 09:35

An explosive went off in front of the Marovaan restaurant on Johan Huizingalaan at around 1:50 a.m. on Wednesday morning. No one was injured, the police said. This is the third explosive on an Amsterdam street in two days, and the third incident on Johan Huizingalaan in four days.

According to the police, the explosion damaged a bus shelter and the front door of the building. "We are urgently looking for witnesses", the police said on Twitter.

Dutch police crime scene tape
Aug 15 '18 07:36

Residents of Berghemseweg in Oss were woken by an explosion at cafe hall 't Berghje during the early hours of Monday morning. The blow knocked out a number of windows, including those of an adjacent home. No one was injured, Omroep Brabant reports.

The police closed down the area around the event hall and are investigating. The police's explosive disposal team was also at the scene.  

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Aug 3 '18 10:00

The police identified both men who were killed in an explosion in an apartment in Arnhem earlier this week. They were the 33-year-old resident of the apartment on Daphnestraat and a 31-year-old man from Belgium, ANP reports.

The identity of the third victim, who was seriously injured in the explosion and subsequent fire, is still unclear.

The police believe that the explosion was drug-related.

Crime scene tape
Jul 31 '18 15:30

Two men who where seriously injured in an explosion and fire in an apartment in Arnhem on Monday, succumbed to their injuries. A third victim was found and is in hospital, the police said in a statement on Tuesday afternoon.

So far the police said nothing about the victims' identity. Traces of "drug-related business" were found in the apartment. 

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