Oct 30 '18 07:29

A cyclist was killed by a falling tree on Hakvoortseweg in Hilvarenbeek on Monday afternoon, the police said in a statement.

The accident happened around 1:20 p.m. during pruning work, according to the police. The man was cycling by when a tree fell on him. Emergency services tried to resuscitate him, but it was to no avail. He died at the scene.

The Inspectorate for Social Affairs and Employment was informed about the accident, the police said. 

Decibel Outdoor Festival
Aug 20 '18 08:30

Mayor Ryan Palmen of Hilvarenbeek and the police unions have different views of how dance festival Decibel Outdoor went this past weekend. Palmen called it the "quietest edition" yet. But according to the unions, there were "various reports" that weren't picked up, Omroep Brabant reports.

Decibel Outdoor Festival
Aug 16 '18 09:26

The three-day festival Decibel Outdoor in Hilvarenbeek will happen as planned this weekend, despite police actions during the event, a spokesperson for the Decibel Outdoor organization said after consultation with the Hilvarenbeek municipality, police and Public Prosecutor, RTL Nieuws reports.

Family runs from cheetahs after getting out of their car in Beekse Bergen
May 11 '18 15:00

Dutch parliamentarians are flabbergasted by an incident in safari park Beekse Bergen in Hilarenbeek this weekend. A French family, including a young child, got out of their car to take photos of sunbathing cheetahs and were nearly attacked. Another visitor to the park filmed the incident and posted it on YouTube.

Lion cubs born at Beekse Bergen on 12 June 2017
Jul 4 '17 17:20

Three lion cubs born at safari park Beekse Bergen in Hilvarenbeek last month, were examined and dewormed on Monday. Caretakers also determined that all thee cubs are female, so the park was finally able to name them. The cubs were given African names - Rhaya, Nala and Sarabi, Beekse Bergen announced on Facebook.

The cubs were born on June 12th. They will likely spend another few weeks in their enclosure with their mother, Mariska. 

May 5 '16 15:40

Baby elephant Madiba, born at the Beekse Bergen safari park on Wednesday morning, caused massive amounts of traffic both in the Hilvarenbeek park and on the roads towards it on Thursday. The lines were getting so long that by noon the park asked visitors still underway to choose a different destination.

Apr 28 '16 13:10

Hilvarenbeek is mourning the loss of Pepijn. The 16-year-old boy passed away in hospital after being hit by a car at a bus stop in Hilvarenbeek on Tuesday night.

Apr 27 '16 12:10

A 16-year-old boy was critically injured in a freak car accident in Hilvarenbeek on Tuesday night. The boy was waiting at a bus stop with friends when he somehow ended up in the road and was hit by a car. The 28-year-old driver was arrested at the scene, though so far the police does not believe that alcohol or reckless driving played a part in the accident

Sep 10 '15 14:37

A 47 year old man from Groningen was arrested on Wednesday in connection with an armed robbery at a casino in Hilvarenbeek on August 24th.

2008 BMW M3 E92 in Dutch police livery
Aug 25 '14 16:17

A 26-year-old man from the Belgian province of Lommel, Limburg was busted for driving nearly twice the speed limit while drag racing two police officers. The man, wrongly believing that the two officers wanted to race him while at a red light, took off when the light turned green.

Burglar sits on roof
Aug 18 '14 15:27

A suspicious man reportedly caught trying to break into a Hilvarenbeek hunting lodge kept police at bay all night by throwing roof tiles at the responding officers. The incident began around 8 p.m. Sunday night, and finally ended 17 hours later when the man quietly surrendered.

Jan 30 '14 08:09

Best Kept Secret festival has added 22 names to the line-up for this year. These are bands that fit the festival's aim to create an atmosphere of exciting music.

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