Another owl is causing havoc in the Netherlands. Over the past week a number of residents of the Gelderland town of Twello reported an eagle owl flying at their heads
A suspected burglar was arrested early Saturday morning after breaking into an Albert Heijn store in Nijmegen and stealing four dozen mini vegetable garden kits, the police there reported on Sunday. The popular kits are given away as a promotion to paying customers.
No criminal case will be pursued against workers at the Dolfinarium in Harderwijk after an accusation was made alleging a lurid sex crime was perpetrated against a dolphin there, the eastern Netherlands public prosecutor’s office announced on Friday. The investigators determined that no criminal act took place following the broadcast of a video showing a dolphin being masturbated by a human.
Meteorological Institute KNMI expects snowfall in the Netherlands this afternoon, and therefore issued a code yellow weather warning for slick roads over evening rush hour.
Paul McCartney is widely expected to headline and close the 2016 edition of music festival Pinkpop. Just days later, American rock legend Bruce Springsteen is set to perform in Den Haag.
White people were seen dressing up in blackface during several events connected to Carnival festivities held over the past few days around the Netherlands. Dressing up in blackface is a serious problem that casts aside black people and their concerns, says activist Mimi from anti-discrimination organization MAD Mothers.
Doetinchem trucker Peter Hagenaars' Facebook plea for bike safety lights after nearly hitting a girl on a bike in Borculo took the internet by storm. By 10:40 on Friday morning, 15 hours after he posted the plea, the post had 31,472 likes, 25,914 shares and 2,823 comments.
A drop in temperatures across could lead to some scattered light snowfall in the Netherlands from late Thursday night into Saturday, according to the nation’s official meteorology office KNMI. The snow is expected to first show around the end of Thursday in the northeast of the country.
The police believe that two gunmen were involved in the assassination of Amsterdam criminal Chahid Yakhlaf in Kerkdriel on New Year's Eve. Two other people were injured.
Three people were found shot in a home in the small Gelderland village of Hoenzadriel on Thursday evening. One of the victims died later that day, police said.
Geldermalsen Mayor Miranda de Vries bowed to the will of the rioters who disrupted the council meeting on a possible asylum center in the Gelderland town last week. The municipality will no longer offer emergency shelter to 1,500 refugees, she announced on Tuesday.
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.