The names of the ten municipalities that will participate in the Dutch government's experiment with regulated cannabis cultivation leaked on Wednesday evening. In addition to Breda, Tilburg and Almere, which were already known, the other municipalities are Groningen, Maastricht, Nijmegen, Arnhem, Zaanstad, Heerlen, and Hellevoetsluis, ANP reports.
Visitors to a naturist campsite in Hellevoetsluis are unhappy about the municipality's plan to build a watchtower next to the campsite. The municipality wants to create a beautiful viewpoint for a yet to be built solar park. But the campers are worried about their privacy. "We like to expose ourselves, but to people we know, not to strangers. That's how you attract the wrong people", a camper said to RTV Rijnmond.
A stabbing incident in the former hotel De Herberg in Hellevoetsluis left a man in critical condition on Saturday night. He was stabbed in the chest. A 36-year-old man from Hellevoetsluis was arrested as a suspect, the police said in a statement.
Police officers responded to the former hotel at around 10:30 p.m. on Saturday after receiving a report of a stabbing. At the scene, officers found a man with a stab wound in his chest. He was rushed to hospital in critical condition.
Thunderstorms that drew across the Netherlands on Tuesday afternoon and evening caused flooding in many parts of the country, especially in the Rotterdam region. The storms prompted meteorological institute KNMI to issue a code orange weather warning - dangerous weather - for the entire country except the Wadden islands.
At least seven pupils at a primary school in Hellevoetsluis were told that they could not attend the Christmas dinner at school tomorrow because their parents did not pay the voluntary parent contribution of 50 euros. The school management of De Wateringe only changed their minds about this after being confronted by newspaper AD.
A spokesperson for the school would not say whether the newspaper made them allow all pupils to attend, instead speaking of the "Christmas spirit", according to AD. The school would give no further comment.
An as yet unidentified woman was killed in a stabbing on Fazantenlaan in Hellevoetsluis on Sunday night. A 28-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of involvement. The police also seized a knife, AD reports.
The stabbing happened around 10:30 p.m. at a youth center on Fazantenlaan. The victim's identity is not yet known. Emergency services tried to resuscitate the woman, but it was to no avail. She died at the scene.
The police are investigating the circumstances around the stabbing.
A 24-year-old man from Hellevoetsluis turned himself in at a police station in Dordrecht on Thursday. He was internationally wanted for a fatal shooting in his home-town on Boxing Day. This means that all four suspects in the case is now in custody, the police said in a statement.
A 23-year-old man turned himself in at a police station on Tuesday in connection with a fatal shooting in Hellevoetsuis on Boxing Day. This is the third suspect to be arrested in this case. One more suspect is being sought, the police said on Opsporing Verzocht on Tuesday.
The shooting happened shortly before 6:00 p.m. on December 26th on Branding. Two people were shot. A 29-year-old victim died that same night. The second victim, a 22-year-old, died a few hours later in hospital.
Two men aged 25 and 29 years were passed away after a shooting in Hellevoetsluis on Monday night, the Rotterdam police said on Twitter. The shooting happened on Branding around 6:00 p.m.
Emergency services, including paramedics and air ambulances, responded to the scene, according to ANP. Paramedics resuscitated the two victims and rushed them to a hospital. The 29-year-old man was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at te hospital. The 25-year-old died during the early hours of Tuesday morning, the police said on Twitter.
All residents of Grootenhoek nursing home in Hellevoetsluis can now go to the bathroom whenever they need to, the nursing home assured State Secretary Martin van Rijn of Public Health, the Telegraaf reports.
Earlier this week it was revealed that the nursing home, which forms part of Careyn care institution, had some of its residents sign a contract which said that they can only go to the bathroom on three set times per day.
Parliamentarians are furious about reports that residents of nursing home Grootenhoek in Hellevoetsluis only have three scheduled visits to the bathroom per day. The VVD plans to write a letter to State Secretary Martin van Rijn of Public Health before the day is out, NOS reports.
RTV Rijnmond reported on Tuesday that at least one resident of the nursing home had to sign an agreement on when he will go to the bathroom. His bathroom visits are at 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. According to his family, visiting the bathroom more often than this is very hard for him to do.
The police are looking for more information about a fire at a home on Gruttostraat in Hellevoetsluis at 1:20 a.m. on Friday, May 20th in which elderly couple Bram and Lucia Lampers were killed. The police have a suspect in custody suspected of involvement in a number of fires that targeted the Lampers family, but don't have enough evidence to connect him to the fatal one. They are therefore calling on the public to help via Tuesday night's broadcast of Opsporing Verzocht.
A series of fires set in Hellevoetsluis earlier this year, including one on Gruttostraat in which an elderly couple died, seem to be crimes of passion. The suspected arsonist, 48-year-old Evert R. of Spijkenisse, made his ex one of his victims and set the other fires out of jealousy, according to newspaper AD.
A 47-year-old man was arrested in Spijkenisse on Wednesday in connection with several cases of arson, including one that killed an elderly couple in Hellevoetsluis last month, the police announced on Thursday.
A home in Hellevoetsluis burnt out completely during the early hours of Friday morning. An couple in their eighties lived in the homes. The police fear that they fell victim to the fire.
The police arrested a 33 year old Rotterdam man on Monday, August 3rd, after a DNA match connected him to a taxi robbery in Hellevoetsluis in December last year.
The Rotterdam police have launched an investigation into the delivery of parcels containing drugs to seemingly random addresses in the Zuid-Holland area Voorne-Putten.
A collector of Kalashnikovs from Hellevoetsluis is permanently losing his collector's license. The Dutch Council of State found it inappropriate for the man to keep 30 automatic guns in his poorly secured house in the small South Holland city, reports AD.
Property tax rose by an average of 3.4 percent this year compared to 2014. This means that municipalities are not adhering to the agreement with the government that assumed a maximum increase 3 percent.
Whereas Amsterdam mayor Eberhard van der Laan threads carefully around the edges of the heated Zwarte Piet debate, a fellow town administrator from Hellevoetsluis has taken a resolute stance against any changes to the embattled tradition.
A 79 year old man from Hellevoetsluis lay dead in his home for three months before the body was discovered. Concerned neighbours reported the man missing to the police. Reports indicate that the man had no family and did not socialize often. According to police, the man died of natural causes.