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Aug 24 '17 16:00

The police safely removed a on Amstelstraat in Amsterdam on Thursday morning. The grenade was made harmless and removed by an Explosive Ordnance Disposal team, RTL Nieuws reports.

The hand grenade was found by cleaning staff, who noticed it in the doorway of ABE nightclub while cleaining the street around 9:30 a.m. 

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Aug 24 '17 09:59

The Amsterdam police closed down part of Amstelstraat, near the Rembrandtplein, on Thursday morning after an item believed to be an explosive was found. An Explosive Ordnance Disposal team is investigating, NU.nl reports.

According to local broadcaster AT5, the explosive may be a hand grenade. It was found near the ABE nightclub. 

At this stage the police believe it unnecessary to evacuate the area. How long the street will be closed is not yet clear.

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Jul 10 '17 08:08

Amsterdam-West was woken by an explosion around 1:00 a.m. on Monday morning. An explosive was placed under a car on Van Reigersbergenstraat. No one was injured when it went off, the police said on Twitter.

The bottom of the car was damaged, according to AD. Some surrounding windows were also shattered.

What type of explosive was used is unclear. The police released no information about the circumstances surrounding the explosion. More information is expected during the course of Monday.

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Jun 21 '17 10:24

An 18-year-old man was arrested in Utrecht last week on suspicion of involvement in a terrorist offense, the Public Prosecutor announced on Wednesday. He was remanded to custody for 14 days during his arraignment on Tuesday.

The young man was arrested on Thursday, June 15th. According to the Prosecutor, he is suspected of spreading propaganda for terrorist organization ISIS, including violent videos. There are also indications that he instructed other on how to make explosives. The police are investigating.

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May 3 '17 11:20

The A2 highway is closed in both directions between Nieuwegein and IJsselstein due to the discovery of a "suspicious object" on the highway near Nieuwegein on Wednesday. The police and an explosive expert are at the scene to investigate, the police said on Twitter. 

The object was found at the Hooglands Jaagpad, next to the Hollandsche IJssel. The nature of the object is still unclear, though according to AD, it is being described as an "explosive-like object". 

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Mar 29 '17 09:12

A number of homes on Dolderstraat in Wageningen were evacuated at 5:00 a.m. on Wednesday morning due to the discovery of a suspicious substance believed to be explosive. The substance was found after a break-in at a garage on the street, the Gelderlander reports.

The Explosive Ordnance Disposal team was called in to collect the substance. It is as yet unclear exactly what the substance is or whether it is in fact explosive. The police are investigating.

It is also unclear whether the burglars took anything from the garage. 

Cafe In The City in Amsterdam
Feb 10 '17 09:10

An explosive found in Amsterdam's In The City Cafe on Kleine Gartmanplantsoen on Wednesday was a hand grenade, the police confirmed, according to NOS.

The cafe and surrounding area following the discovery of the explosive and closed down for several hours while an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team disarmed it. 

Cafe In The City in Amsterdam
Feb 9 '17 07:58

Cafe In The City in Amsterdam was closed down indefinitely by order of Mayor Eberhard van der Laan on Wednesday evening following the , believed to be a hand grenade, earlier in the day, Het Parool reports.

Cafe In The City in Amsterdam
Feb 8 '17 18:50

Police responding to Amsterdam's Leideplein entertainment district found a "small explosive" on the Kleine Gartmanplantsoen. The explosive was discovered in a hotel and catering facility, police said on Twitter at about 5 p.m. on Tuesday. An explosives disposal unit was en route to the scene, police added.

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Jan 12 '17 17:25

A suspicious package on December 21st contained explosive TNT, lawyer Sjanneke de Crom confirmed on behalf of the suspect she represents. The letter bomb was addressed to Heerlen mayor Ralf Kerwinkel. It ad no detonater, but did contain demands that the mayor pay 1 million euros or a bomb would go off at a later date, AD reports.

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Mar 7 '16 16:40

A building on Buikslotermeerplein in Amsterdam was evacuated and the surrounding area closed off after two men tried to rob an armored car using an explosive on Monday.

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Jun 16 '15 12:10

A car exploded in Enschede on Tuesday morning. The police closed off the area and are investigating.

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Jun 1 '15 07:42

Two men entered the police station in Nieuwendijk with an explosive at around 8:00 p.m. on Saturday. The men had found the explosive and took it to the police station so that they could make it safe.

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May 11 '15 11:58

The discovery of an explosive in a flat on Paramaribostraat in Groningen led to 16 homes being evacuated on Sunday night.

Wormer houseboat explosion
Apr 14 '15 16:04

The houseboat explosion that left a 53-year old man dead and a 51-year old woman seriously injured on Monday was possibly an intentional attack, according to newswire ANP. The two likely lived on the boat, located in Wormer, Noord-Holland police said in a statement.

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Feb 24 '15 18:16

Two bombs dating back to World War II were found along the A4 motorway near Schiphol Airport, newswire ANP reports. The thousand-pound American bomb and the five-hundred pound British bomb were found a few weeks ago while A9 rerouting work was ongoing, a spokeswoman for Rijkswaterstraat announced.

Dutch Passport
Jan 19 '15 16:05

One of the two jihadists killed in the Belgian town of Verviers had a fake Dutch passport, reports Flemish broadcaster VRT. On Saturday, the broadcaster reported one of the jihadists to have been a Dutchman which was soon denied by the Dutch National Prosecutor's Office (OM).

Kamp Castor
May 8 '14 10:45

Four missile strikes were reported not far from a Dutch military camp in Mali, forcing soldiers living in the camp to stay in safe havens for more than an hour as a precautionary measure, the Telegraaf reports.

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May 7 '14 13:46

An explosive device has damaged several homes and one car on the Ruitersweg in Susteren, Limburg on Tuesday night. Mayor Jos Hessels announced this Wednesday.

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Mar 24 '14 10:10

The suspicious object found on the Lijnbaansgracht in Amsterdam on Monday morning that caused the EOD to evacuate several homes, seems not to be a bomb.

Oct 3 '13 05:47

Two men gave a policeman last Tuesday a plastic bag with a grenade in the middle of the street. The shocked policeman immediately put the bag safely away and informed the bomb squad.

The two men reported to the police that they have found the grenade in the surrounding of Beek, Limburg. It is most possible a grenade from WWII, which didn’t go off. They wanted to hand over the explosive to the police and therefore gave the plastic bag with grenade to the policeman.

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