Hoofddorp

275 kilos of fireworks found at a home on Irene Vorrinkstraat in Hoofddorp, 17 Oct 2018
Oct 18 '18 11:50

The police found 275 kilograms of fireworks and 30 cannabis plants at a home on Irene Vorrinkstraat in Hoofddorp on Wednesday morning. Among the fireworks were 75 kilograms of mortars, which could have caused a massive explosion, the police said in a statement.

The police responded to the home around 4:00 a.m. on Wednesday after reports of a strong cannabis smell coming from the home. They found a hidden room equipped for cannabis cultivation, and 30 plants inside. The fireworks were found in the garage.

Ambulance
Jul 16 '18 14:20

A 4-year-old boy who wasin Hooffdorp on Sunday afternoon, passed away later that evening, the police confirmed to RTL Nieuws on Monday.

A swimmer found the boy at the bottom of the lake. Multiple emergency services responded to the scene. 

The child was resuscitated and rushed to hospital, where he passed away. 

Crime scene
Jul 16 '18 07:46

Warm summer weather had many Dutch seeking to cool down in the water this weekend. But that did not work out well for everyone. A man drowned in Amsterdam, in Hoofddorp a 4-year-old was resuscitated and rushed to hospital after being removed from a lake, a woman disappeared underwater in Nuenen, and two people are missing in Noordwijk. 

Stolen baby formula seized in Rotterdam and The Hague during a police action against mobile bandidtry, May 2018
May 22 '18 07:41

Last week the police arrested over 100 people in a nationwide campaign against so-called 'mobile banditry' - gangs of criminals that travel from place to place to commit crimes. The detainees include shoplifters, baby formula thieves, pickpockets, drug traffickers, identity thieves and even a fake cop, the police said in a statement on Monday night.

The nationwide action was held between Tuesday and Friday last week. Multiple people were arrested at Amsterdam Central Station for pickpocketing, or attempts thereto. 

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Mar 1 '18 11:33

The police arrested a 35-year-old man from Hoofddorp on Wednesday in connection with a bln Amsterdam Noord in January.

Fred Teeven
Jan 2 '18 15:40

The former Number 2 at the Justice Ministry, who is now employed as a Connexxion bus driver, Fred Teeven received an extraordinary passenger Tuesday morning. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte took a ride on Teeven's bus travelling between Hoofddorp and Schiphol.

Train passengers waiting in Amsterdam NS lounge
Dec 11 '17 20:18

All train traffic to and from both Schiphol Airport and Amsterdam Centraal was halted Monday evening as snow continuously fell upon the region beginning just after noon. Hundreds of passengers were stranded at the airport, according to local broadcaster AT5. Large lines formed at the taxi rank there, while wait times for Uber vehicles was in the double digits.

The airport was setting up cots for people forced to sleep at the airport, broadcaster NOS reported.

Koninklijke Marechaussee
May 24 '17 11:20

Three suspects were arrested in connection with the theft of 7 million euros worth of Apple products from an industrial terrain on Schiphol airport in December, the Koninklijke Marechaussee announced on Tuesday.

In December the suspects drove onto a Schiphol business area with a truck. They loaded the truck with 46 pallets of Apple phones and tablets before taking off. The stolen products were worth about 7 million euros.

Shortly after the theft, some of the stolen goods were listed for sale on line. Some were also found in a warehouse in Delft.

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Mar 31 '17 10:10

The Dutch tax authorities' investigative service FIOD received details of 3,800 Dutch with hidden assets and savings in Swiss bank accounts from an anonymous source, AD reports. Based on this information, FIOD launched an international hunt for Dutch tax evaders on Thursday.

According to the Tax Authorities, the details about hidden assets in Swiss bank accounts can be compared to the Panama Papers that leaked last year. All 3,800 Dutch-linked accounts are with one Swiss bank, which the Dutch authorities would not name.

Jan 27 '17 08:42

On Thursday night the police raided the Hells Angels clubhouse on Baljuwslaan and arrested a total of 10 people. The suspects include nine men and one woman. According to the police, the 9 men make up the entire Haarlem chapter of the outlaw motorcycle gang, ANP reports.

The men are aged between 35 and 64 years and come from Haarlem, Leiden, Gouda, Alkmaar and IJmuiden. They are all suspected of participation in a criminal organization. Some are also suspected of extortion, threats, violence and arson.

Dec 23 '16 15:40

NS managed to prevent a that are members of union VVMC planned for today with a lawsuit. The court in Breda banned the strike for the time being because there is a safety risk when crowds of people are stuck together, for example on platforms. From January 6th the union is allowed to arrange a strike, NRC reports.

Dec 21 '16 13:10

NS train drivers and conductors that are members of union VVMC will be striking in the Randstad region on Friday, the union announced on Wednesday. NS expects that the strike will have "major impact across the country" that may last the entire day, NU.nl reports. 

The strike is scheduled from the start of the morning until 11:00 a.m. Drivers and conductors stationed in Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Hoofddorp will be striking. The union could not say how many people will actually lay down their work, but did say that the willingness to take action is great. 

Sep 19 '16 10:00

The Netherlands baseball team won the European championship for the 22nd time on Sunday by beating Spain 3-2 in the finals in Hoofddorp

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Mar 22 '16 14:25

Publisher Sanoma's headquarters in Hoofddorp was evacuated on Tuesday after the discovery of a suspicious package.

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Mar 22 '16 14:10

A train traveling from Brussels to Amsterdam was stopped at Hoofddorp station on Tuesday after a "suspicious person" was signaled. Witnesses saw a SWAT team dragging a person from the train

Hoofddorp Station closed
Mar 22 '16 12:10

Police ordered the evacuation of parts of Amsterdam Centraal after an unattended package was found on the walkway dividing platforms 13 and 14 there. Meanwhile, the station in Hoofddorp, just west of the Amsterdam airport, was also shut down around 11 a.m. after a passenger on a train between the two cities acted suspiciously and was heard making threats, according to railway infrastructure firm ProRail.

Black-Kitten
Feb 17 '16 15:50

Haarlem woman Lydia was shocked when she received a call from an animal shelter telling her that Pikachu, the kitten that disappeared from her garden 16 years ago, had been found

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Dec 4 '15 14:30

The court in Haarlem sentenced the homeless Rotterdam man Swendly R. to one year in prison and psychiatric treatment for assaulting a conductress at the Hoofddorp in March. The sentence is equal to what the Prosecutor demanded

Nov 11 '15 14:19

The police are looking for the person responsible for hindering hundreds of Schiphol flights by shining a laser pointer on them. The police received about 70 tips on this case during the course of Wednesday after Opsporing Verzocht broadcast details about it on Tuesday evening.

Oct 15 '15 14:49

A test run with the Automatic Number Plate Recognition, known by acronym ANPR, has been launched in the municipality of Haarlemmermeer, the police announced on Wednesday. This was done to help fight crime during the oncoming longer nights and shorter days of winter.

Aug 28 '15 14:34

The 27 year old Rotterdam man who is suspected of severely assaulting a train conductress in Hoofddorp in March, denies that he ever touched her. This was revealed during a non-substantive hearing in the court in Haarlem on Friday

Hoofddorp shooting
Aug 17 '15 16:13

The police knew that Ferry de G., the man suspected of killing his ex-girlfriend in Hoofddorp in June, owned a firearm and was a member of a shooting club. The victim, 34 year old Raja Draaisma, also reported to the police that the man was eavesdropping on her and that she found listening devices in her house and car.

Hoofddorp shooting
Jun 23 '15 12:52

A 34 year old man from Zaandam has been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting in Hoofddorp on Monday night. According to the police, the man turned himself in on Tuesday morning.

Hoofddorp shooting
Jun 22 '15 22:07

An unidentified woman standing in front of a Domino's Pizza was gunned down by at least one assailant who fled the scene by car. She may be the owner of a nearby nail salon who fled her previous home with her daughter after receiving threats, broadcaster RTV Noord-Holland reported.

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