A very lucky woman from Gelderland won the 3.65 million euro tax free Mega Millions Jackpot at Holland Casino in Utrecht on Saturday night after playing 5 euros at a slot machine, the casino announced. This is the highest slot machine jackpot ever in the Netherlands.
An Amsterdam man was found guilty on Tuesday of drugging three gay men, then stealing their debit cards. The court in Arnhem said the thefts were of a "professional and sophisticated manner," and sentenced the "very calculating perpetrator" to a total of ten years in prison after also finding him guilty of robbing eight other men without debilitating them.
The world's first Porsche classic car center is opening in Heteren, Gelderland on Thursday.
Gelderland is the wealthiest province in the Netherlands with an equity of 4.7 billion euros end 2014. Noord-Brabant came in 2nd place with an equity of 3 billion euros. Zeeland is the poorest with 139 million euros.
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 appearance of Zwarte Piet will only be adjusted in the city of Rotterdam itself, the rest of the Rotterdam area will be keeping Sinterklaas' helper in his traditional outfit and blackface makeup. Other Dutch municipalities are also sticking to the tradition.
Two men have been arrested this week on suspicion of dozens of scams after they posed as fake cops and ripped off more than 50 innocent victims. Detectives in Gelderland have been investigating reports that have come in over the last three months, with instances of trickery by fake cops.
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.
The newly purchased painting entitled “Voorzaan and Westerhem” was unveiled yesterday at the very proud Zaans Museum in Zaansdam, with this being the museum’s most expensive purchase in its history.
A 39-year-old pediatrician, currently under investigation for possession of child pornography, was released from custody Wednesday night, the public prosecutor said in a statement. The prosecutor stressed that a final decision was not made into whether charges will be filed in the case.
Four underage boys and one man were arrested for cyberattacks on the internet service providers Ziggo and KPN. The five were interrogated by the police department’s High Tech Crime Team (THTC) throughout Tuesday following the arrest for Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks on both companies.
A 39-year-old paediatrician was been arrested on Monday after he has been suspected of child pornography. The paediatrician who was working at the Children’s Intensive Care Unit of the Radboud Hospital in Nijmegen, specialized in the treatment of patients under 16 years of age, has been taken in for interrogation by detectives and the TBKK, an agency Combating Child Pornography and Child Sex Tourism.
People in the Netherlands who use the roadways to get to work can expect a more challenging commute than normal, as dense fog is expected to blanket a good portion of the country. The provinces of Noord- and Zuid-Holland, Friesland and Gelderland are all covered by a code yellow weather warning issued by the Dutch meteorological agency KNMI.
A spray-painted message with an anti-refugee message appeared on the Norderlicht church in Wezep, Gelderland sometime between the late night house of Wednesday or early morning hours of Monday. The entryway wall was defaced with the phrase “Nee AZC,” or “No asylum-seeker center,” above the Jewish Star of David symbol.
The last otter known to live in Gelderland was killed on August 27th when she was hit by a car on the hard shoulder of the A12 between Duiven and Zevenaar.
The code orange weather warning for extremely dangerous weather has been lifted after the severe storms that hit parts of the Netherlands on Sunday night. The storms were accompanied by thunder, lightning, hail and strong winds and resulted in flooding, traffic problems and even a few fires.
A historic windmill in Terwolde, Gelderland has burned down completely after a lightning strike. According to the fire department, De Ooievaar mill on Wijkseweg is a complete loss.
Part of the lower jaw of a very rare prehistoric cave lion has been found on a secluded beach in the Gelderland town of Wekerom. This spectacular discovery was made by the now 10 year old Enzo Smink, prehistoric museum De Groene Poort in Boxtel announced on Sunday.
The first electrical Easy Mile EZ-10 has been delivered to the Netherlands, where the car will be transformed into the self-driving WEpod. Depending on approval, the WEpod will be the first self-driving car on public roads. The car will make trips between Wageningen and Ede.
An Armenian family that has been living in the Netherlands since 2007 are being sent back to Armenia.
On Saturday the Netherlands was hit by the largest summer storm since the weather measurements started in 1901. One person died after a tree fell on his car and several other people were wounded. The storm resulted in closed highways, dozens of delayed flights, delays in public transport and a significant amount of damage.
Lightning striking a train injured an engineer in Teuge, Gelderland on Thursday night.
Fires caused by lightning strikes kept the fire departments busy in a number of places throughout the Netherlands on Thursday night.
Seven undocumented immigrants were discovered in Wijchen, Gelderland on Monday morning. A truck driver found them when he left his truck on an industrial estate