Frisian PVV candidate Erna Cohen awoke Saturday morning to find her house, car, garden wall and the street defaced with bold, red and green graffiti accusing her of being anti-Islam, the Telegraaf reported. The house in Paesens was tagged with “PVV fascists,” while the street in front of her home says “Here resides Muslim haters” with an arrow pointing to the home.
Dutch train service NS will run only 80 percent of its usual nationwide traffic due to a winter weather advisory for Thursday.
Thanks to the light frost of the last few nights, skaters in Rijperkerk in Friesland could skate on natural ice on Friday morning for the first time this season. The first fanatics braved the ice around 08:30 this morning.
"Code yellow" weather warnings have been issued by Dutch weather analysts for the seventh day in a row, as extreme winds continue to cause unrest across the country.
Wind speeds up to 90 km/h have been predicted for much of the Netherlands on Friday and Saturday, meteorological department KNMI reports. Winds could even reach up to 100 km/h in some coastal areas on Friday morning.
Dozens of people were injured by fireworks over New Year's.
Six people became ill in a clothing store in the village of Balk in Friesland, presumably due to carbon monoxide poisoning. Five of them were taken to the hospital, the fire department reports.
According to Binnelands Bestuur, 16 municipalities will be under preventative financial supervision of the provinces next year. That is 7 more than in 2014.
Drachten police "arrested" a sheep that had strayed from its farm, into the high way, and hindering traffic flow on the N31, Friday morning.
Another 105 employees will be laid off from NDC Mediagroup by July 2015, the company's director said in a statement. It amounts to a sixth of the company's workforce, and is the second time large job cuts have been announced at the regional newspaper publisher.
Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde talks about his upcoming plans for Schiphol Airport, a 32-km dyke, and new technologies, and the childhood that inspired everything including the Van Gogh-Roosegaarde Starry Night bike path.
A court acquitted 39-year-old Abdulbaset A., accused of neglect in a fire that left a 24-year-old dead, while destroying or damaging 11 homes and five stores.
Nearly 1,500 volunteers took to North Sea beaches throughout August, cleaning up over 20,000 kilograms of trash left in the sand. Dubbed the "Boskalis Cleanup Beach Tour," the initiative scooped up three times more garbage then last year's effort.
The number of unemployed has fallen for the third month in a row, the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) announced today.
Two F-16 fighter jets were ordered to intercept a small private jet after it was piloted over Utrecht province Tuesday evening. The military jets were scrambled when the Learjet failed to respond to air traffic control radio communications, the Defence ministry announced.
Two 14-year-old boys were injured in a collision with a car behind a sport center on the Dobbeleane in Sint Nicolaasga, in the province of Friesland, Hart van Nederland reports.
The Netherlands Butterfly Foundation's organized national garden butterfly counting day was a success, as the Foundation writes on their website. Around 60,000 butterflies were counted in more than 3,700 gardens in the entire country. A good year for butterflies
Minister Schultz of Infrastructure has compiled a Delta Program 2015 that stipulates the urgency for dikes in The Netherlands to be fortified along many rivers. The program will run until 2050, and will be introduced by Minister Schultz in September, Nieuwsuur reports.
If Frisian party Koers has its way, the next James Bond will be filmed in the northernmost province of the Netherlands.
A 10-year old girl from the primary school De Bernebrêge in the Frisian Surhuisterveen has passed away on Wednesday after the roof of a dug out on a sport field collapsed. The girl died from her injuries in a hospital.
Geert Wilders' party doesn't seem to entirely agree with everything he has said over the last week, as several PVV members have left the party.
Despite a somber prediction, voter-turnout at the municipal council elections on Wednesday was higher than expected with 53.8 percent of the population eligible to vote taking to the polling stations.
Possible voter fraud is also happening in the Frisian coastal municipality of Het Bildt. The CDA, in a folder, is offering to vote for those who are not able to do so via authorization.