Amsterdam is changing its Housing Regulations in an effort to tackle the problems in the local housing market. Some of the main changes proposed for 2020 include a quota on Bed & Breakfasts, banning holiday rentals in certain areas, giving young locals and healthcare and education staff priority for rental housing, and limiting room-based rentals to create more space for families, the city said in a press release.
Mayor Carla Breuer of the municipality of Teylingen implemented an assembly ban for the area around the municipal harbor in the village of Warmond, the recreational island Koudenhoorn and the waters around it. This follows an explosion on a houseboat in the harbor on Sunday and several incidents of vandalism in the area over the past months, Omroep West reports.
A houseboat on Oegstgeesterweg in Leiden is sinking due to a leak. Despite enormous effort by the fire department, the house boat can not be saved, the fire brigade said on Twitter on Monday morning. The family living in the houseboat got out unharmed, NU.nl reports.
The fire department started pumping water out of the houseboat around 5:50 a.m. on Monday. But the water put so much pressure on the houseboat that the shore anchor broke, making the houseboat unstable.
The court in Amsterdam sentenced 28-year-old Milco G. from Purmerend to 18 years in prison for bombing a houseboat in Wormer in 2015. This was the appeal of this case. The Public Prosecutor demanded 24 years in prison against G., RTL Nieuws reports.
Milco G. was sentenced to 17 years in prison for causing a houseboat explosion in Wormer last year. A 53 year old man was killed and a woman was seriously injured.
The explosion that killed one man in Wormer earlier this year happened on the wrong houseboat. The man believed to be the perpetrator of the attack - 26 year old Milo G. - actually wanted to take revenge on another man.
The police arrested a 26 year old man from Purmerend on Thursday on suspicion of involvement in the explosion on a houseboat on the Veerdijk in Wormer on April 13th.
The houseboat explosion that left a 53-year old man dead and a 51-year old woman seriously injured on Monday was possibly an intentional attack, according to newswire ANP. The two likely lived on the boat, located in Wormer, Noord-Holland police said in a statement.
Neighbors of the houseboat on the Veerdijk in Wormer on which there was an explosion on Monday morning, are stunned by what happened.
Dutch singer and actress Ellen ten Damme experienced a very strange burglary in her houseboat last night. When arriving home from her performance at the Koninklijke Schouburg in The Hague last night, she found an intruder sitting on her couch and claiming that the house belonged to him.
There was an explosion in a houseboat on the Veerdijk in Wormer around 04:00 on Monday morning. One man was killed in the explosion, a woman was taken to the hospital in serious condition, the police reports on Twitter.
Two suspected shooters in the Amsterdam Staatsliedenbuurt assassination case, Adil "Kinker" A. and Anouar "Popeye" B., stood before the court on Monday. Two motorcycle police officers under fire that night were terrified, they told the court, with a reconsruction of the night suggesting Russian-made armour piercing bullets were used, according to NOS. Bullets were found all over the neighborhood after offenders fled the scene.
The police yesterday arrested a second suspect in the attempted houseboat robbery on Panamakade in Amsterdam. The investigation is still ongoing and the police expect that there may be one more arrest.
A man alleged to be one of two violent intruders of a houseboat in Amsterdam's Zeeburg neighborhood Thursday night is under police custody. As of Monday afternoon, the suspect, identified as a 21 year old from Almere, remains in the hospital recovering from a stab wound.
A large fire broke out at the Comfortparc marina in Wessem, Limburg at 4:30 a.m. Thursday destroying a few dozen luxury yachts and houseboats. The burnt down ships are beyond repair and considered lost, reports 1limburg on their webpage.
The 55 year old resident of a houseboat on Friesewal in Zwolle was found dead in the water on Monday afternoon. The police assumes his death was accidental.