With the Islamic month of fasting and reflection likely coming to an end on Sunday, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima posted messages on social media wishing everyone a nice feast to end Ramadan. The month of dawn-to-dusk fasting draws to a close once the crescent moon is visible after Friday's new moon.
The spate of arsons connected to telecommunications transmission masts in the Netherlands "is literally life-threatening," said Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte at his regular weekly press conference on Friday.
King Willem-Alexander joined an Iftar in the multicultural Transvaal district in The Hague on Thursday night - to the great surprise of the other attendees. Iftar is the evening meal with which Muslims break their daily fast at sunset during Ramadan.
A man was shot and killed while barbecuing with friends in a garden on Paardebloem in Rotterdam-Ommoord on Sunday night. A man in a hoody walked past and shot him, according to eye witnesses. The gunman is still at large, AD reports.
The victim was barbecuing with three friends to celebrate iftar - the breaking of the fast during Ramadan, according to the newspaper.
According to an eyewitness, the shooting happened very quickly. "In ten seconds it was done", he said to AD. "I immediately thought: he's dead."
On Tuesday, the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA) party in the Netherlands gathered with Muslims to break the fast together.
Muslims in the Netherlands greeted the holy month of Ramadan devotedly.