A person of interest arrested as part of an investigation into a massive amount of missing gold was released from custody, the Public Prosecution Service (OM) said. Gold bars worth millions of euros went missing earlier this year, which authorities revealed as they raided a safety deposit box business in the heart of Rotterdam.
Police in Rotterdam raided an office building on the Coolsingel as part of an investigation into the theft of gold. Witnesses told local broadcaster Rijnmond that officers were seen Tuesday morning storming into Safe Deposit Nederland, a company which rents out safety deposit boxes in the heart of the city.
Four Dutch and a German were caught with 300 kilograms of cocaine on a yacht near Mallorca on Sunday. They were arrested by the Spanish authorities, NOS reports.
A robbery targeting safety deposit boxes at a Rabobank branch in Oudenbosch over the weekend, may be one of the biggest bank robberies in Netherlands history. At least 300 safety deposit boxes were emptied, and the robbers got away with between 5 and 15 million euros, the Telegraaf reports.
According to the newspaper, many of the safety deposit boxes contained cash and even gold bars - there was so much cash and gold that the robbers could not take everything.
Kjeld Nuis has conquered his second gold medal of the Winter Games on the 1000 meters, the eighth Dutch gold at this year's Olympics. With a time of 1 minute and 7.95 seconds, the Dutchman was just fast enough to best Norwegian Havard Lorentzen who took silver.
The time difference between first and second place was a shocking 4 hundredths of a second. The South Korean Tae-Yun Kim took the bronze.
The Dutch central bank DNB is moving gold- and banknotes vault from Amsterdam to the Defense grounds in Zeist. About six billion euros in gold bars will be moved
The Dutch Central Bank DNB is considering moving its vault o a different location. The vault contains 189 tons of gold and an unknown amount of cash
Some 27 million euros worth of gold ended up in the trash in 2012, Statistics Netherlands reported on Friday in its publication Green Growth in the Netherlands 2015. The gold was in parts of discarded electrical appliances.
Two armed robbers stole gold bars from the Curacao money museum Yotin Korta in Willemstad on Wednesday. Their loot turned out not to be worth as much as they presumably hoped - the museum announced that the stolen gold bars are worthless fakes
The economy remains the central issue surrounding the elections in Suriname, held in the country on Monday. The improving economic situation in the country in recent years has much to do with the high price of gold between 2010 and 2013, writes RTL Nieuws. The government benefited from the high commodity price, and so, in turn, did the population.
On Wednesday at the Wourld Championships short course in Doha, the Dutch swimmers won gold with a world record in the 4 X 200 meter freestyle.
All KLM passengers flying within Europe will now have to start paying extra fees for bringing check-in baggage onto flights. Previously, Ivory Flying Blue members were exempted from this ruling, but from the 1st of October, they will also have to pay.
The recent discovery of a gold-and silver treasure in Echt, Limburg, is casting new light on the collapse of the Roman Empire in the Netherlands, around 411 AD.