The two biggest cities in the Netherlands did not score particularly well in the Husqvarna Urban Green Space Index. On this ranking of the greenest cities in the world, in a literal sense, Amsterdam came in 58th place and Rotterdam in 68th. Durban in South Africa is the greenest city in the world.
In the southern half of the country, hay fever sufferers may have to bear the irritating effects of their allergy in the coming days already, a month earlier than last year according to Allergieradar.nl.
Police in Brabant have dismantled eleven cannabis farms. Around 2700 plants have been confiscated, and six suspects have been arrested, including two Bulgarians.
The police closed on Tuesday five cannabis nurseries in Veendam, Wildervank and Oude Pekela. In total eleven people were arrested by the police.
The largest plantation was in a former bicycle shop at the J. Kamminga Street in Wildervank. There the police found 725 plants and 23 kilograms of harvested hemp. When officers entered, five people were busy cutting the ripe harvest hemp tops, the police said.