An exceptionally bright fireball was spotted in the skies all across the Netherlands on Thursday night. Dozens of people in the Netherlands as well as Belgium reported seeing the bright streak of light around 9:00 p.m. It was very likely a meteor, though that can not be said with absolute certainty yet, Felix Bettonvil of Leiden Observatory said to AD.
Power company TenneT failed to meet its legal obligations, which resulted in a massive power outage in Diemen in March 2015, the Dutch consumer and market authority ACM concluded in a dispute filed by steel producer Tata Steel, ANP reports.
The police still have not been able to identify a woman whose body was found on the shore of the Veluwemeer on Sunday morning, though investigators are reasonably sure that she was killed in a crime, De Stentor reports.
A passerby found the body on the shore of the lake, halfway down Hardebosweg on the Flevoland side fo the Veluwemeer around 10:30 a.m. on Sunday.
The body of an unidentified woman was found along the Veluwemeer shoreline by a passerby Sunday morning. Police say the woman’s death was likely caused by a crime.
A day later, police say they are still trying to determine the victim’s identity.
The witness reported seeing a person in the water at about 10:30 a.m. on Sunday. Emergency services recovered the body nearby in Biddinghuizen, Flevoland.
Police are asking for anyone with knowledge of suspicious activity near the lake to contact investigators immediately.
The number of horses, deer and cattle in the Oostvaardersplassen near Lelystad needs to be significantly reduced. About a third of the approximately 4,500 hoofed animals currently roaming the park need to disappear in order to prevent the park being stripped bare. The Flevoland government is looking for ways other than culling to deal with these animals, Trouw reports.
The number of bankruptcies in the Netherlands last year fell to its lowest level since 2008, Statistics Netherlands announced on Monday. In 2016 a total of 4,396 companies were declared bankrupt - nearly a fifth less than in 2015 and almost 4 thousand fewer than when bankruptcies peaked in 2013.
Last month 328 companies and institutions were declared bankrupt, 88 fewer than in November 2016.
One person was injured in a fire at an asylum center in the Flevoland village of Luttelgeest, a spokesperson for the fire department confirmed to news wire ANP. The extent of his injuries is unclear.
Large parts of the Netherlands can expect a foggy rush hour this morning. Meteorological institute KNMI issued a code yellow warning for low visibility due to fog and fog banks.
One man was killed when the van he was in crashed into a tree on the N709 near Biddinghuizen on Wednesday morning. The five other people in the van were injured, several of them seriously, according to the police.
Fog will cover much of the north, central and eastern Netherlands through the morning rush hour and into the early afternoon, Dutch meteorological agency KNMI cautioned on Friday. The weather experts issued a code yellow warning for limited visibility in Noord Holland, Flevoland, Friesland, Drenthe, Overijssel and Utrecht.
A total of 11,907 homes were sold in the Netherlands in January, according to figures released by the Land Registry on Wednesday. That is an increase of 26.2 percent compared to January 2015
The person suspected of killing a mother and her daughter in Lelystad was ordered held in custody for at least another two weeks. Alex L. is accused of murdering his partner, Manon Pieters, 41, and Fleur van der Mark, 16.
A code yellow weather alert was issued for much of the Netherlands on Sunday morning as fog blanketed the country. The alert was scheduled for 8am to 11am, the national meteorological agency KNMI stated.
The province of Flevoland is investing 1.5 million euros into the company Spirocan, which is working on developing a painkiller using medical marijuana.
The police arrested seven men between the ages of 25 and 50 years old on Tuesday and Wednesday on suspicion of having sex with underage prostitutes. The suspects come from Noord Holland and Flevoland.
The Flevoland provincial director, Leen Verbeek has written a critical letter to the cabinet on the accommodation of refugees. "Our society must now pay a high price for non-sufficient infrastructure to accommodate and counsel refugees", Verbeek wrote
Ambulance workers will again be striking for a better collective bargaining agreement this week. The strikes will happen on Monday, Wednesday and Friday in different regions spread over the Netherlands, union FNV Care & Welfare announced on Sunday.
Authorities in Bulgaria arrested three Dutch people suspected of plotting to join ISIS. The trio were caught trying to cross the border from the village of Kapitan Andreevo into Turkey, investigators allege.
Protestors in favor of refugee rights were met with angry vitriol from supporters of the anti-Islam, anti-refugee politician Geert Wilders on Saturday. The PVV party leader was in Almere handing out flyers against an expansion of a refugee center in the Flevoland city.
Three men requesting asylum in Almere are suspected in the assaults of as many as five women in the Flevoland city. One of the cases involves an 18-year-old woman attacked overnight at a taxi stand by the men, believed to be residents of the asylum reception center there, according to Almere Nieuws.
Home sales increased across all types of properties and in all provinces in the Netherlands in July. A total of 18,442 homes were registered as sold in July this year, an increase of 32.7 percent compared to July 2014 and an increase of 21.6 percent compared to June 2015.
Almost a quarter of the Dutch population, aged 12 years and up, registered as willing organ donors on the donor registry last year. These people gave permission for their organs or tissue to be used after death.
The police have triggered an Amber Alert for missing 14 year old Marilyn from Hardinxveld-Giessendam. The girl never returned home after school on Friday.
Rental rates for accommodation rose by 1.9% in the Netherlands in the first quarter compared to the same period a year earlier. The average rent rose to 12.6 euros per square meter, according to the market rental figures published by the rental service Pararius earlier today.