The police released the last known surveillance camera footage of Anja Schaap on Opsporing Verzocht on Tuesday night. The 33-year-old woman disappeared in Katwijk on May 29th. Her handbag was found two days later, but it is still not clear what happened to her. The police hope that the footage will prompt more witnesses to come forward.
Dozens of volunteers, rescuers, and investigators from several organizations joined together on Friday morning trying to track down Anja Schaap. The 33-year-old redheaded-woman from Katwijk was last seen at about 1 a.m. on May 29 when she left a cafe in the town’s center.
Mayor Wim Hillenaar of Cuijk called on parents to keep their teenagers away from a Project X party announced in Katwijk, which falls under the municipality of Cuijk, on Friday night. "Convince your children that they can spend Friday evening in a much more fun way than in a Brabant police cell", he said, De Gelderlander reports.
There will be no so-called Project X party in Katwijk, Mayor Wim Hillenaar of Cuijk, which covers Katwijk, announced. Measures will be taken to prevent any irregularities. On social media, thousands of young people said they were going to the party, RTL Nieuws reports.
"Given the circumstances, we can do nothing else but prepare for all scenarios", Hillenaar said. "But there is no party in Katwijk and there will be no party in Katwijk. People from outside Cuijk who come here with bad intentions will be stopped."
Archeologists discovered around 125 meters of Roman road along Ingenieur G. Tjalmaweg in the municipality of Katwijk. The road was built 2 thousand years ago. A Roman settlement was also found, ANP reports.
The province of Zuid-Holland asked archeologists study the area in preparation for the RijnlandRoute, a new road from Katwijk to the A4 at Leiden.
Someone tried to hack the Facebook page and website of Katwijk political party DURF on Tuesday and Wednesday, the party said on Facebook.
For a short time the DURF Facebook page showed a post calling on voters to vote for 'another party'. Someone also tried to log in to the party website from different accounts. DURF doesn't know who is behind the hack.
"This is undermining local democracy", the party writes on Facebook. "It is unacceptable. This manipulation is a disgrace and a slap in the face for all the people who are going to cast their vote today."
Traces of the potentially carcinogenic substance GenX were found in the tap water of The Hague, Zoetermeer and Leiden, water company Dunea announced on Tuesday. The company stresses that the concentrations are very low and that the drinking water is still safe, AD reports.
A 59-year-old man from Almere was arrested on Thursday for performing careless and unlicensed circumcisions on young boys in the asylum center in Katwijk
A large fire destroyed a market in Katwijk on Monday night. The municipality believes that asbestos was released in the fire and three homes were evacuated as a precaution.
PvdA leader in Katwijk Willem den Hertog wished that PVV leader Geert Wilders will die of a heart attack in a post on Twitter. He since realized that the tweets were unwise, given the commotion they caused, and withdrew his statement.
Placing windmills near the Dutch coast will have very little to no effect on tourism in the affected beach areas. Between "0 and 10" percent of tourists and day-visitors will stay away because of windmills on he horizon, according to a study done by Decisio on behalf of the Ministry of Economic Affairs
PVV leader Geert Wilders is the Netherlands' worst politician of 2015, according to Jos Wienen, Mayor of Katwijk and the man responsible for the committee asylum and integration in the Association of Dutch Municipalities, on NPO Radio 1 program Kamerbreed on Saturday.
A sailing yacht called Nenna with one person aboard went missing off the coast between Katwijk and Scheveningen on Wednesday. The Royal Dutch Rescue Company KNRM launched a search and managed to find the yacht with the captain on board and rushed him to the Erasmus hospital. He passed away in hospital, the KNRM announced on Thursday.
The Dutch coastal municipalities of Zandvoort Katwijk, Wassennaar and Noordwijk are lobbying against offshore windmills off the coast of Noord-Holland and Zuid-Holland. They are doing so by subsidizing action group Stichting Vrije Horizon, or Foundation Free Horizon in English, the Volkskrant reports.
A Loggerhead sea turtle has washed up on a beach at the Hondsbossche Zeewering in Camperduin. The animal was already dead when it was found last month
The Mayors of Wassenaar, Katwijk, Noordwijk and Zandvoort have decided to stand together and protest against the offshore windmills planned for their areas.
Dutch Mayors expressed their discontent towards the government's asylum seeker plan in the lower house of Dutch parliament on Wednesday and made it clear that they see the commitments required from the municipalities unwise and unclear, NOS reports. The Mayors had nothing good to say about the cost the government will impose on municipalities for failing to adhere to the plan.
A number of cities and towns in the Netherlands foresee major practical problems in the implementation of the coalition's new plan for failed asylum seekers.
The Tweede Kamer - lower house of parliament - does not see any insurmountable problems with Minister Henk Kamp's (Economic Affairs) plans to build three large wind farms on the North Sea. The Kamer has given the go-ahead for the construction, NOS reports.
A dead whale was discovered drifting in a channel, around 5 kilometers off the coast of Katwijk on Wednesday afternoon. The whale was moved by the Royal Netherlands Rescue Society (KNRM), and is now lying on the beach north of Scheveningen, according to a spokesperson, De Telegraaf reports.
A German man has drowned while swimming off the coast of Callantsoog, North Holland. Police suspect that the man was caught in the strong currents.
A father and his 10-year old daughter died on Sunday after strong winds caused them to become involved in a string of rescue actions at the beach in Katwijk. According to De Telegraaf, the girl jumped into the water to save another child from drowning. When it looked like she may drown as well, her father jumped in after her. Rescue workers had to pull them out of the sea.