A confused man in Arnhem spent hours sitting on the roof of a terraced house in Hilversum street. He jumped off the roof when he was approached by an armed police squad.
In Velp, Gelderland, two people have become seriously injured after a fire broke out in a home on Wednesday night. Firemen evacuated 30 people from the housing complex, and the injured were transfered to hospital.
With over a thousand of the country's cafes and bars closing up shop in the last five years, local brewers have been hit particularly hard. The number of pubs in the country fell from 8,400 to 7,200, leaving brewers to battle it out for sales in a highly competitive market.
Parliament is calling on residents in the border regions to speak up about their experiences with the emergency number 112, which seems to be unreachable for some. Parliament wants to know how big the problem is, Spits reports.
A 10-year-old girl died this morning from injuries received when a car collided with her. The girl was participating in a scouting game called 'dropping' on the Deventer Kunstweg in Beltrum, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.
Storms raged overnight across the Netherlands, causing at least one death in Amsterdam, and damage across the country. The foul weather knocked over a tree on the Damrak, which crashed into the public transit shelter where the victim had taken refuge, according to broadcaster RTV NH.
A man was killed in Winterswijk, Gelderland, on Wednesday evening when three unidentified men broke into a home on the Groenloseweg. According to sources for RTL Nieuws, the victim was the resident of the home.
Music and entertainment festivals across the country received thousands of visitors, organizers say, with free festival Parkpop in Den Haag leading the pack after drawing in over 190,000 visitors. The organizers believe that the festival was a big success, even thought the festival program was adjusted so visitors could enjoy the football match between The Netherlands and Mexico, where The Netherlands advanced to the quarter finals after winning by a score of 2-1.
Festivals making final preparations for this weekends events are going out of their way to make sure that Oranje fans will be able to watch Sunday's World Cup match between the Netherlands and Mexico without issue. Festival organizers across the country are scrambling to provide large screens so supporters can cheer on Holland, newspaper Parool reported.
A pub owner in Elburg, Gelderland, has been told to turn his festively painted orange pub back to white by some angry civil servants. The man's attempt to bring some football pride to his town's streets has been shot down with the threat of a fine.
Meteorologists in the Netherlands issued a Code Orange weather warning Monday afternoon affecting Gelderland, Limburg, Noord-Brabant and Zeeland. Storms predicted Monday night could include wind speeds over 100 km/h, according to the KNMI, the country’s national meteorological institute. Thunderstorms, excessive rain and hail are all possible.
A 24-year-old traffic warden was injured Saturday afternoon after a motorist intentionally ran over the officer in Ulft, Gelderland, police say.
After the Dutch municipal elections of March 19, negotiations for the new city government coalitions are ongoing in five local councils. Cities that are still working on an agreement are Amsterdam and Den Haag, and smaller towns Den Helder and Blaricum in Noord Holland, and Zutphen, Gelderland.
Train traffic between Apeldoorn, Gelderland, and Deventer, Overijssel, was stalled today after a NS train struck a car at a railroad crossing in Apeldoorn.
Thursday was the coldest May 29th on record, with temperatures at the country’s meteorological headquarters in De Bilt, Utrecht never surpassing 12.0 degrees Celsius. The mercury did not rise higher than 12.3 degrees in 1983, the previous record for lowest high temperature, according to the Telegraaf newspaper.
Thieves attempted to rob an ATM from ING on the Grietsestraat in Zevenaar with explosives Friday morning. As this failed, the culprits rammed the building with a car, leaving the bank with a lot of damage, Omroep Gelderland reports.
Police investigating a report of suspicious activity in Tricht, Gelderland found a 66-year-old woman dead in her house. Police have not revealed the cause of death, though they are saying they believe she was the victim of a crime.
The new festival Down The Rabbit Hole has added some new acts to the lineup for its first edition in June.
A fire in the Hoge Veluwe National Park on sunday burned up around 5 percent of the total 5,400 hectares.
One man was injured in a massive fight in the center of Doetinchem, and 35 others arrested.
A man was shot in his home in Kerkdriel, Gelderland by a robber. He has been brought to hospital, and the culprits are still on the run.
A 59-year old woman has been apprehended for destruction and theft at various grave sites and various graveyards, Omroep Gelderland reports.
Daniël ter Haar, provincial council member for the PVV in Gelderland, also decided to resign from his post, namely over Wilders' notorious Moroccan remarks.