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Jun 26 '19 16:30

An arrest was made on Tuesday connected to two false reports of a hand grenade at the Mad Fox club. Calls to police were made on March 6 and April 5 with phones or phone numbers that were used just once, according to broadcaster AT5.

The caller claimed there was a grenade at the club, which is below the W Hotel on Spuistraat, bringing police out to investigate each time. Nothing was found in those searches.

Shooting on the corner of Oudedijk and Willem Ruyslaan in Rotterdam, 17 Oct 2018
Jun 26 '19 09:45

The police registered a total of 527 shooting incidents throughout the Netherlands last year. That amounts to 1.5 shootings per day. A total of 44 people were killed in shootings in a year in a half, the Telegraaf reports based on figures requested from the National Police.

So far this year, a total of 240 shooting incidents were registered. That is a slight decrease compared to the same period last year. The newspaper has no figures regarding shooting incidents prior to 2018. 

Police and explosive experts at a sisha lounge on Jan Evertsenstraat where a hand grenade was found tied to the door of a sisha lounge, 1 Feb 2019
Jun 25 '19 10:20

Amsterdam is giving a task force established to combat violence and threats against business owners one year to come up with measures to combat this problem. The time limit is necessary because the number of ATM bombings and incidents involving hand grenades increased since last year. "The risks for entrepreneurs and local residents are unacceptable", mayor Femke Halsema said in a letter to the city council, AT5 reports.

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Jun 17 '19 10:50

An explosive was found at a company in the Westgat business park in Urk on Monday morning. The device was in a plastic bag hanging on the door of company PetsFish, an eye witness said to De Stentor.

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Jun 13 '19 07:55

The police responded to Molenstraat in Zundert in large numbers on Thursday morning due to an explosive left behind after a failed ATM bombing. Explosive experts and firefighters are also at the scene. Surrounding homes were evacuated, the police said on Twitter.

The explosive was left by two men who wanted to blow open an ATM in the center of the Noord-Brabant village sometime between 4:00 and 5:00 a.m. on Thursday morning, according to Omroep Brabant. The two suspects fled the scene on a scooter. Bystanders told the broadcaster that it involves an ABN Amro ATM. 

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Jun 6 '19 09:33

An ABN Amro ATM on Gildeplein in Purmerend was blown open early on Thursday morning. A few hours after the ATM bombing, emergency services discovered a suspicious object they think may be an explosive that hasn't detonated. The Ministry of Defense's explosives clearance service is at the scene, the police said in a statement.

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Jun 3 '19 12:39

Two people including an innocent bystander were left injured over the weekend in a string of unrelated violent shooting incidents. Guns were fired in Eindhoven, Rotterdam, and Amsterdam in the days following a fatal shooting in Utrecht, and another crime involving a hand grenade took place in Vianen. Several weapons were also seized in a bust in Rotterdam.

Police and explosive experts at a sisha lounge on Jan Evertsenstraat where a hand grenade was found tied to the door of a sisha lounge, 1 Feb 2019
May 17 '19 09:33

The Tweede Kamer, the lower house of Dutch parliament, wants to double the prison sentence for using or possessing a hand grenade from four to eight years. Minister Ferdinand Grapperhaus of Justice and Security approves of this proposal, AD reports.

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Apr 29 '19 10:00

The Amsterdam mayor, police and Public Prosecutor launched a task force to investigate the increased incidents of hand grenades and other explosives used to intimidate business owners. The task force's goal will be to find out whether the municipality can take measures to prevent such incidents, the city said in a press release.

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Apr 29 '19 09:09

The police found a hand grenade at a coffeeshop on Brouwersgracht in Amsterdam on Sunday morning. The Ministry of Defense's explosive clearance department disarmed the explosive at the scene and removed it.

The explosive was left at coffeeshop Siberia, according to Het Parool. A police spokesperson would not make any statements to the newspaper about why the grenade was left there.

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Apr 26 '19 10:40

Two Amsterdam coffeeshops targeted with explosives over the past months are located in buildings owned by the same man - 56-year-old entrepreneur Jan Erkelens. He owns more than 10 buildings in Amsterdam where coffeeshops are located, Het Parool reports.

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Apr 25 '19 07:55

Barrels containing the explosive substance picric acid were found in a chemistry room at Groningen high school CSG Augustine. The Ministry of Defense's explosives clearance department removed the barrels from the school and safely detonated it elsewhere, RTV Noord reports.

School director Ritske Pieter Tulner told the broadcaster that the substance was stored in a closed area of the chemistry room. "It is one of the many substances that we have collected over the years. In this case it is picric acid. That can dry out and then become explosive."

Explosion at a hotel on Lagedijk in Zaandijk, 24 April 2019
Apr 24 '19 10:10

There was an explosion in a hotel on Lagedijk in Zaandijk during the early hours of Wednesday morning. No one was injured. The police suspect that this was a targeted action.

At around 2:25 a.m. someone put something down at the hotel, which then exploded, the police said in a statement. The person was dressed in black and fled on a scooter with no license plates after the blast.

Guests of the hotel were evacuated and given accommodation elsewhere in the area. 

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Apr 22 '19 16:50

Reports of a possible explosive in a parking lot in a residential area in Maarssen sent emergency services responding to the Utrecht town en masse on Monday morning. But it turned out to be a false alarm, NU.nl reports.

The Ministry of Defense's explosives disposal experts later determined that the object was in fact a weed grinder shaped like a hand grenade. 

After the discovery, the police closed down a large part of the Kamelenspoor neighborhood. The street was released again after the explosives experts determined that the "explosive" was harmless.

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Apr 22 '19 12:40

Coffeeshop New Times on Spuisstraat in Amsterdam was closed by request of the municipality after two hand grenades were found there over the weekend. The coffeeshop agreed to close for a week, after which the municipality will decide whether further closure is needed, AT5 reports.

The first hand grenade was found near a parking garage at New Times early on Saturday morning. The second was found on the pavement in front of the coffeeshop at around 3:30 a.m. on Sunday. Spuistraat was closed down for several hours on both days, while explosive experts removed the grenades. 

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Apr 19 '19 13:42

A hand grenade was found on Eerste Coehoornstraat in the center of Amsterdam on Friday afternoon. The police closed that street as well as Czaar Peterstraat for investigation. The hand grenade was stuck to a post box, according to a photo AT5 has in its possession.

The police are at the scene to investigate. 

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Mar 25 '19 07:53

A resident of Van Harenstraat in Leeuwarden found a hand grenade in his garden on Sunday morning. The explosive was disarmed by experts from the Ministry of Defense and removed from the scene, the Friesland police said on Twitter.

The explosive was discovered at around 9:30 a.m. According to the police, investigation quickly showed that the grenade posed no danger to the environment. The Defense explosive experts were still called in as a precaution.

The police are investigating how the grenade came to be in the Van Harenstraat garden. 

The exterior of the Smoke Palace and the connected flats showed signs of extensive damage after an explosive was detonated in front of the building. Linnaeusstraat, 4 March 2019
Mar 4 '19 17:20

As rush hour came to a close Monday morning in the Dapperbuurt, the Amsterdam Oost neighborhood largely felt like it had returned to business as usual. With smiles on their faces, the regulars streamed into Cafe Kuijper for their 9 a.m. coffee even as renovation crews were hard at work repairing the damage in the neighborhood from a weekend explosion.

An explosion outside the Smoke Palace on Linnaeusstraat in Amsterdam Oost shattered apartment windows around the block, 3 March 2019
Mar 4 '19 16:40

A second explosion at coffeeshop Smoke Palace on Linnaeusstraat in Amsterdam Oost on Sunday, seems to be aimed at Mustapha el Y., the brother of Smoke Palace owner Mohamed, Het Parool reports based on information from sources. Mustapha el Y. is on an underworld death list and his own company was targeted in the past, according to the newspaper.

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Feb 27 '19 12:00

Two hand grenades that exploded on Hanselaarmate in Zwolle on Tuesday morning, seem to be aimed at Rob Kooistra, owner of Zwolle nightclub Bruut. In October last year, a hand grenade was also tied to the door of his club. The man believes the hand grenades are intended to ensure that his club can't reopen. "I'm not a bad guy", Kooistra said to De Stentor. "I can't do anything about this and I find it regrettable that there are people who have a negative opinion about this."

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Feb 18 '19 13:30

A suspicious package was found on Amerikalaan in Utrecht on Monday morning. The police closed down a wide area around the street. Multiple homes and business premises were evacuated, a police spokesperson said to NU.nl.

The Ministry of Defense's explosives removal department is at the scene to investigate.

The police also closed down Beneluxlaan, which borders Amerikalaan, in both directions. The tram line is also closed, so no tram traffic is currently possible in Utrecht.

Feb 7 '19 12:40

Two explosives were detonated in Amsterdam during the early hours of Wednesday morning. One damaged two businesses in Amsterdam West. And multiple cars were found damaged after an explosion near Sloterdijk, AT5 reports.

At around 4:30 a.m. an explosive was used in an attempted burglary on Jan Evertsenstraat in Amsterdam West. The buildings of a restaurant and a jeweler sustained damage. The police are investigating and looking for witnesses.

Police tape seals crime scene for forensic investigation
Jan 31 '19 16:10

Gym3 in Amstelveen was closed by order of mayor Bas Eenhoorn after an explosive was detonated in front of the gym last week. The gym will remain closed pending the police investigation into the explosion, Het Parool reports.

According to the owners of Gym3, this will be for one month at the most. On Facebook they promise to do everything they can to arrange temporary alternatives for all their members.

Dutch police at the scene of a crime
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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