With the month of November, and the arrival of Sinterklaas in the Netherlands, approaching, the Zwarte Piet discussion is also starting up again. The first demonstrations at the Sint's arrival in Zaanstad on November 17th were announced, though so far only from activists supporting the blackface figure of Zwarte Piet.
The national arrival of Sinterklaas will happen in the Noord-Holland municipality of Zaanstad on November 17th this year. Mayor Jan Hamming will welcome the Saint and his helpers in the historic village of Zaandijk, after which Sinterklaas will travel to Zaanse Schans on horseback, NTR announced on Friday.
The police arrested a member of the Den Bosch city council's trust committee on Tuesday. The 55-year-old man is suspected of involvement in the leak of information about the nomination of a new mayor in the city, AD reports.
A couple who survived a terrorist attack on a Tunisian beach last year, will not get four Syrian refugees as neighbors to their home on Sternlaan in Vlijmen, Mayor Jan Hamming decided after speaking to the couple
A couple from the Brabant town of Vlijmen is fighting against four young Syrian men moving into the house next to them. The two Dutch survived a terrorist attack on a beach in Tunisia last year, and while the two have nothing to do with each other, they'll feel unsafe with Syrians living next door, the father of the woman involved said to the Gelderlander on behalf of the family.
Tilburg mayor Peter Noordanus thinks a quota for each Brabant municipality on how many asylum seekers they must take in, will help solve the problem of finding space for all asylum seekers
The central agency for the reception of asylum seekers COA is open to discuss smaller asylum centers, as two Brabant mayors requested on Monday.
Smaller asylum reception facilities with attention paid to integration right from the start are the solution to the problems the Netherlands currently faces surrounding the reception of asylum seekers, according to mayors Mark Buijs from Boxtel and Jan Hamming from Heusden in an open letter to the Volkskrant on Monday.
The PvdA is drastically changing course. The party wants to break with the managerial attitudes and transform itself into a community and workplace party.
Mayor Jan Hamming of the Brabant municipality Heusden is going to file a police report about the illegal recruiting of votes, announced a City spokesperson, after they City picked up on signals.