Piet Hein van T., a 66-year-old child psychiatrist from the Friesland village of Makkinga, was caught having sex with a 15-year-old boy in a guesthouse in Katmandu, Nepal on Thursday. He was arrested with five others in a large action against child sex tourism, AD reports.
The first team of VV Stanfries from Appelscha, Friesland, decided not to play against Aengwirden on Sunday because one of the Aengwirden players is a convicted murderer. The football club therefore ended the Sunday football season in fifth class, RTL Nieuws reports.
According to Dagblad van het Noorden, the player involved strangled then 19-year-old Tessa Klaver to death in 2008. He was sentenced on appeal to eight years in prison.
A 63-year-old police officer from the district Friesland was suspended for having chat contact with a girl that is believed to be underage, the police said in a statement.
According to the police, the chats with the girl happened while the officer was off duty and via a dating site.
The Safety, Integrity and Complaints department of the police is investigating. While the investigation is ongoing, the officer was suspended and his access to the police buildings and -systems was revoked.
Two people were seriously injured when two boats crashed into each other on De Brekken, a lake near the Friesland town of Lemmer, the police said on Twitter.
The accident happened around 11:00 p.m. on Sunday night. The two injured people were sailing on a dinghy. They collided with another vessel.
A 20-year-old man fro Lemmer was arrested. The police did not say how he was involved in the accident. According to the Telegraaf, he was steering the other vessel.
Three police officers from the Noord-Nederland police lost their uniforms in home burglaries. One's service firearm was also stolen. The police did not make these incidents public, but they were mentioned in documents about the preparation for Sinterklaas' arrival in Dokkum that were released after an appeal to the Freedom of Information Act, Dagblad van het Noorden reports.
A gas explosion on a motorboat in Terherne, Friesland on Thursday left a man and a woman seriously injured. They were rushed to hospital, NU.nl reports.
The man is in critical condition. The woman suffered severe burns, according to the Friesland fire department. The force of the explosion knocked the woman off the boat and into the water. Bystanders brought her to shore.
The boat was on Sneekermeer, near the town of Terherne when a gas bottle exploded. There were more gas bottles on board. Firefighters quickly removed them from the boat.
Franeker smells like caramel on Friday morning. According to the fire brigade, this is due to an overnight fire in a candy factory in the Friesland city, ANP reports.
A fire broke out in candy factory Royal Steensma during the early hours of Friday morning. The burning sugar caused a caramel-like smell in the air.
The Royal Steensma building was destroyed by the fire. No one was injured. The fire is under control
A number of polling stations across the Netherlands opened late or had to move on Wednesday morning due to various problems ranging from lost keys to a virus outbreak, NOS reports.
A polling station in a residential care center in Hardegarijp, Friesland had to be relocated due to an outbreak of the noro virus, a virus that causes symptoms like diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and severe abdominal cramps. The polling station was moved to center IT Maskelyn. There was already a polling station there, but its capacity has now been expanded.
The SGP faction in Dantumadiel, Friesland removed a campaign video posted on its Facebook page on Saturday after facing fierce criticism. In the video, faction leader Tom Bakker talked about the consequences of divorce and said that "there is almost always something wrong" with children from broken families, AD reports.
A 14-year-old boy was convicted of murdering his parents in their home in the Friesland village of Katlijk in September last year. On Thursday the court gave him the maximum sentence possible for a convict of his age - a year in juvenile detention and institutionalized psychiatric treatment, RTL Nieuws reports.
A truck driver that caused a fatal accident at Joure late in 2016, was looking at porn sites on his phone at the time of the accident, was revealed in the trial against the 40-year-old trucker from Mijdrecht on Thursday, AD reports.
The man crashed into a traffic jam at high speed near the Friesland town, killing a 31-year-old man. The Public Prosecutor demanded a prison sentence of 9 months and a license suspension of 3 years, half of which conditionally suspended, against the man.
Snowfall resulted in icy, slippery roads in the north and east of the Netherlands on Thursday morning. Meteorological institute KNMI issued a code yellow warning for the provinces of Friesland, Groningen, Drenthe, and Overijssel. Other weather services warn motorists in Flevoland and Gelderland to also be careful of slippery roads.
The iciness on the roads will melt away during the course of the morning.
The majority of primary schools in Groningen, Friesland and Drenthe are closed today as around 6 thousand teachers go on strike for higher salaries and lower workloads. This is the first of a relay strike, starting today in the North. On March 14th primary school teachers in Flevoland, Utrecht, and Noord-Holland will strike, combined with a demonstration in Amsterdam, NOS reports.
The strikes are supported by the PO-Front, a joint action group consisting of trade unions, school leaders and managers.
Sjinkie Knegt secured second place in the 1,500-meter short-track speed skating event on Saturday, winning the Netherlands a silver medal. South Korean Hyojun Lim set an Olympic Record of 2:10.485 in his gold medal performance, beating Knegt by seven hundredths of a second.
A police order to search the home of a man suspected in a sex crime case involving a minor, was found on the street by a reporter from Hart van Nederland in the Friesland village of Warten. The document contained the suspect's name and address details.
The document states that a home was to be searched elsewhere in Friesland based on Article 245 of the Criminal Code, which concerns sexual acts with a minor. It also states that the police intended to arrest the man and confiscate his cell phone.
The Social Security Bank presented on Friday the list with the most popular baby names of last year. In 2017 the most popular name for boys has been Noah, for girls Emma. These names were chosen respectively 635 and 755 times.
Here are the top 5 for the girls: Emma, Tess, Sophie, Julia and Anna. And the boy's top five: Noah, Sem, Lucas, Finn and Daan. There are differences in the trends with the baby names depending on the Dutch provinces. In Friesland the top of the list is occupied by Jess and Lieke, in Zeeland Jan and Johanna and Levi and Tess in Gelderland.
Some 18 suspects were identified during a criminal investigation into the unauthorized highway shutdown meant to stop protestors from marching against Zwarte Piet last November. Police notified the suspects that they are wanted for questioning, the public prosecutor's office announced on Monday.
After a brief 24-hour respite, very windy weather is expected to return to the Netherlands on Thursday afternoon, causing a challenging rush hour period in Rotterdam, Leiden, Den Haag, and Maastricht. The wind adds an extra problem where a regional public transportation strike is in effect through 11 p.m.
There were no major incidents during New Year's celebrations across the Netherlands, according to initial reports from regional emergency services. So far only Rotterdam reports a sharp increase in the number of incidents.
For the first time in years, the number of burglaries in the Netherlands increased in 2016. Last year a total of 64 thousand burglary claims were filed with insurers, compared to 61 thousand in 2015, according to figures from the Dutch association of insurers VNV, ANP reports.
Two teenagers, aged 16 and 17, were arrested on Thursday evening on suspicion of involvement in a fatal stabbing in Sneek. A 39-year-old man was stabbed in his home and died on the street around noon, AD reports.
The suspects are from the municipality of Sudwest-Fryslan. A local resident told Leeuwarder Courant that she heard shouting about "those rotten children". According to her, two boys came out of the victim's home on Johan Willem Frisostraat, said that they did nothing and left on a scooter.
The police are looking for a young woman with blonde hair in connection with the disappearance of 18-year-old Remon Bruinsma in Leeuwarden early this month. Surveillance camera footage show the woman giving Remon directions shortly before his disappearance. A woman came forward on Sunday, but she turned out not to be the woman the police are looking for, Remon's mother said on Facebook.
Eighteen year old Remon Bruinsma from De Westerveen in Friesland went missing in Leeuwarden during the early hours of Friday morning. Despite days of searching, there's still no sign of him. His parents are calling on local businesses and residents to check their surveillance cameras and send footage of anyone that "may be Remon" to the police, the Telegraaf reports.
Remon went out with friends in Leeuwarden on Thursday night. During the early hours of Friday morning, his friends lost sight of him. He's been missing since.