Thousands of residents in the Gelderland municipalities of Doesburrg, Arnhem, Rheden and Rijnwaarden are advised to boil their tap water before drinking it, following a persistent fault in the water system. Showering and washing with the water is safe, the Telegraaf reports.
Two skeletons were found on Steenweg in the Gelderland town of Waardenburg during excavation work for a bicycle path, community officer Jolanda Donkers confirmed to the Gelderlander. Based on other objects found in the ground, archeologists estimate the skeletons to be between 1,000 and 2,000 years old, according to the newspaper.
The skeletons were found on Monday. The archeologists believe that a third skeleton may be buried deeper down, they are doing further investigation on Steenweg.
Fire departments in the provinces of Gelderland, Brabant and Limburg have been receiving reports of a strange stench in the provinces since the early hours of Tuesday morning. The first report came in at the Brabant-Noord fire department around 2:00 a.m., ANP reports.
According to the fire department, whatever is causing the smell seems not to be in the Netherlands. Rather an easterly wind is blowing the smell into our country. What exactly is causing the smell is still unclear. The fire department made inquiries in Germany, but so far there is no explanation.
Dutch hot air balloon pilot Jelke Haven was seriously injured on Saturday morning during a flight over the Dubai desert. Despite his critical injuries, he still managed to get his passengers safely on the ground. The company he works for in Dubai descries him as a hero, AD reports.
A historic farm house and art collection in Deest, Gelderland were reduced to ashes on Tuesday night. The fire started in the farmhouse around 8:00 p.m. and by 9:30 p.m. it was clear that the building could not be saved, the Gelderlander reports.
The home belonged to painter Kenne Gregoire. He, his wife and their dog all managed to escape the fire unharmed. They were given shelter with neighbors.
A previously unknown painting by Piet Mondriaan turned up at the Amsterdam branch of Christie’s auction house, the firm revealed this week. The watercolor landscape of fields and hills near Arnhem was painted in either 1902 or 1903, the auction house told the Parool.
It is expected to sell for between 120,000 and 180,000 euro when it goes up for auction on Dec. 13. The piece never appeared in a museum gallery, and has never been sold in a publicly-known event.
An investigation was launched into youth institution Pactum and Youth Protection Gelderland following reports that a convicted sex offender managed to have at least three foster children placed with him in 2011, AD and the Gelderlander reports.
The investigation is being done by the Ministries of Security and Justice and Public Health, Welfare and Sports, according to the newspapers.
A repeat sex offender managed to open up a home for foster children five years ago, without anyone realizing that the children were not safe in his custody, Dutch newspapers AD and Gelderlander report based on their own research.
Journalist Bud Wichers from the Gelderland village of Gorssel was injured near irkuk in Iraq on Friday. He had to jump out of the way of a sniper bullet and sustained bruises and fractures in the fall, according to the Gelderlander.
The BNR journalist was taken to hospital for treatment, where one arm was put in a cast. Wichers is in Iraq reporting on fighting between ISIS combatants and their opponents.
The day before Wichers also escaped death when a mortar shell landed a few meters away from his car in Mosul and did not explode.
A 25-year-old man from the Gelderland town of Aalst was arrested on Tuesday for running a website trading illegal fireworks. The police found illegal fireworks and two firearms in his home, the police said in a statement.
A Gelderland police officer was sentenced to three years in prison for sexually abusing a then 12-year-old boy and for making and possessing child pornography. The 49-year-old man's 41-year-old partner received the same sentence, but with one year conditionally suspended
A Vincent van Gogh painting resurfaced in Oosterbeek, Gelderland some 50 years after it disappeared from the radar. It was discovered by art dealer Bob Albricht
A whirlwind caused some significant damage to trees and homes in the Gelderland town of Vorden on Sunday evening. Many tree branches broke off and roof tiles blew off of several homes
King Willem-Alexander joined Vierdaagse marches in crossing a pontoon bridge over the Maas in Cuijk on the last day of the 100th edition of this four day walking event.
Five people were injured at the Nijmeegse Vierdaagse on Wednesday when storms broke out over parts of Gelderland. Only one of the injuries was serious enough to need hospital treatment
Participants of the Vierdaagse marches walking 30 and 40 kilometers on Wednesday, were allowed to start 30 minutes earlier due to a heat warning in effect for Gelderland and Brabant. The organizers of the largest multi-day walking event in the world decided to allow the earlier start as the second day of the marches passes through those two provinces
Meteorological institute KNMI issued a code yellow warning for persistent heat in Noord-Brabant, Limburg, Gelderland and Overijssel, where temperatures up to 35 degrees Celsius can be expected on Wednesday. The rest of the country can also expect a tropically warm day with temperatures above 30 degrees.
Afternoon temperatures above 30 degrees Celsius in the coming days triggered the National Heat Plan for the provinces of Gelderland, Overijssel, Noord-Brabant and Limburg. National public health institute RIVM advises residents and visitors to these provinces to be prepared and stay cool
Farmers' associations ZLTO and LLTB wants the government to classify the storms that caused large amounts of damage in Limburg, Noord-Brabant and Gelderland last week a natural disaster. The associations hope that doing so would increase the chances of affected farmers to get assistance
A child was killed in a car accident involving a stolen car in Zelhem, Gelderland on Friday morning. A car thief collided head on with another car carrying a man, woman and two children, according to the police on Twitter.
The Gelderland town of Geldermalsen will not get any form of asylum center, the town council letter. According to the council, after anti-asylum center riots in the town last year, opening an asylum center is "unwise"
The eastern parts of the Netherlands can expect more storms on Monday afternoon. Meteorological institute KNMI issued a code yellow warning for Overijssel, Gelderland, Noord Brabant and Limburg, effective between 3:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
Five people were injured in an explosion at a company on Menisstraat in the Gelderland town of Dinxperlo on Monday morning. Emergency services are at the scene, the Aalten police report on Twitter.
A 58 year old resident of a Gelderland town was arrested on a campsite in Renesse on Thursday evening after he was caught taking pictures of a young woman in a shower.