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Dwarspad in Bilthoven
Nov 13 '19 13:30

Three 17-year-old boys were arrested on suspicion of assaulting and robbing a 47-year-old man in Bilthoven on August 19th. The victim went to the scene because of a date he made through dating app Grindr. 

The man, from Soest, met his date at a parking lot in Bilthoven as agreed through the app. The two walked into the forest on Dwarspad, where five other young men were waiting for them. .

Queers Amsterdam
Aug 2 '19 17:45

“It hurts me tremendously that we are losing part of our gay history; our community isn’t really up to speed in keeping our gay history alive,” said Dusty, a drag queen in Amsterdam. “We live it, we breathe it, but we never document it.”

She lamented that the young gay men don’t know much about the iconic spots in Amsterdam that made the gay scene what it is today.

Orlando Boldewijn was found dead in the Böttgerwater in The Hague on 26 Feb 2018
Aug 2 '19 15:00

The police searched the lake in The Hague neighborhood of Ypenburg on Wednesday night in the investigation into the death of 17-year-old Orlando Boldewijn from Rotterdam. The teen disappeared after a Grindr date in February last year and was found dead in the lake a week later.

Tinder
Jun 25 '19 16:45

Online dating is increasingly common in the Netherlands. Nearly half of Dutch between the ages of 18 and 34 are active on dating sites or apps like Tinder, Happn and Grindr. Just over half of all Dutch think that getting a date online is just as normal as using more traditional methods, according to a survey among 1,015 Dutch people by research agency Ipsos, and researched by Rutgers and the Volkskrant. 

Orlando Boldewijn
Jul 10 '18 10:40

Orlando Boldewijn was commemorated in Ypenburg in The Hague on Sunday. The 17-year-old boy from Rotterdam died in Ypenburg in February, after a date made on dating app Grindr. His body was found in a lake a week after he went missing. 

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Apr 26 '18 11:40

One of two men attacked during Grindr dates in Dordrecht three weeks ago, was arrested by the police on Wednesday. The 33-year-old man is suspected of grooming - knowingly trying to make a date with an underage child, the police said in a statement.

Orlando Boldewijn was found dead in the Böttgerwater in The Hague on 26 Feb 2018
Apr 23 '18 09:45

A 27-year-old man from The Hague was arrested on Sunday on suspicion of involvement in the death of 17-year-old Orlando Boldewijn from Rotterdam. The suspect is the owner of a fishing boat on which Oralndo was seen the night of his disappearance, a source told newspaper AD.

Police spokesperson Angelique Chatta would not confirm this to the newspaper. "We will not say anything about this in the interest of the investigation", she said. "We are talking to the man and we hope that the puzzle pieces will soon fall into place."

man-wordt-geboeid-afgevoerd arrest
Apr 10 '18 09:44

The police arrested another four suspects for involvement in two assaults on gay men in Dordrecht over Easter weekend. Both victims were attacked, separately, shortly after arriving at a meeting spot for a date made on app Grindr.

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Apr 3 '18 14:10

The police arrested a 14-year-old boy from Dordrecht on Monday night on suspicion of involvement in two attacks on gay men in the town over the weekend.

Both victims were attacked shortly after meeting up with someone for a date made on dating app Grindr. The first victim was assaulted on Smitsweg during the early hours of Saturday morning. The second man managed to get away from his attackers on Schenkeldijk early on Sunday morning. 

Rainbow flag
Apr 2 '18 07:51

Two gay men were attacked in Dordrecht over the weekend shortly after meeting someone on a date made on dating app Grindr. One victim had to go to hospital for treatment. The second managed to flee before being injured. The police believe the men may have been attacked due to their sexual orientation and are investigating whether the two incidents are connected. 

Orlando Boldewijn was found dead in the Böttgerwater in The Hague on 26 Feb 2018
Mar 2 '18 08:36

Family and friends launched a fundraising campaign to pay for the funeral of 17-year-old Orlando Boldewijn from Rotterdam, who was found dead in The Hague on Monday after being missing for over a week. The fundraiser reached its goal - 33 thousand euros - in just one day.

Böttgerwater, in Ypenburg, Den Haag
Feb 26 '18 22:58

Divers searching the Böttgerwater in the Ypenburg district of Den Haag found the body of Orlando Boldewijn on Monday, police said. Investigators were working the area in an effort to find the 17-year-old Rotterdam boy who did not return after a February 17 meeting with an acquaintance made through dating app Grindr.

Orlando Boldewijn
Feb 26 '18 07:37

Seventeen year old Orlando Boldewijn from Rotterdam has been missing since Sunday, February 18th. He never returned home after going to The Hague for a date he made on dating app Grindr. The police are very concerned that something may have happened to him, and urgently call on anyone with information about his whereabouts to come forward.

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Dec 10 '14 20:52

Onno Hoes announced his resignation as Mayor of Maastricht Wednesday night. A highly controversial report by broadcaster Powned into the Mayor's love life, which includes a string of men in their twenties, presumably lead Hoes to his decision. He has stated that he believes his resignation to be in the best interest of the city.

Pauline Kastermans
May 14 '14 09:54

Pauline Kastermans, D66 candidate for the European elections next Thursday, is trying to win votes via dating app Tinder. She is promising dates in exchange for votes.

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Mar 17 '14 14:45

Dutch pollster Maurice de Hond is predicting the D66 to be the biggest party in Amsterdam for municipal council elections on Wednesday.

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Mar 5 '14 07:15

D66 is turning to the popular dating service Grindr, to curry LGBT-voter favor for the municipal council elections on 19 March.

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Dec 19 '13 09:56

Maastricht Mayor Onno Hoes may stay in office, is the conclusion of a discussion with the different fractions in the City Council.

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Dec 17 '13 20:50

A second young man surfaced, who claims to have been really close with Maastricht mayor Onno Hoes. 'The first time I visited Onno, we already ended up in the bedroom, where we had sex. Yes, in the bed of Onno and Albert', said Danny in his interview with "Privé."

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