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An NS train waiting on the tracks (Photo: TahR78/Wikipedia)
Sep 27 '18 07:34

Train traffic from Schiphol to Amersfoort was halted for a short time on Wednesday after an explosive was found near the tracks in Laren. Defense's explosives disposal team cleared it away, Het Parool reports.

The explosive experts believe it is an old explosive, likely dating from World War II. According to the police, there is no danger for local residents or the environment. 

The explosive was found near Doctor Albert Schweitzerweg by people working on the railway.

Train traffic restarted around 2:30 p.m., about an hour after it was halted. 

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Sep 11 '18 12:50

The number of millionaires in the Netherlands keeps growing. In 2016 the country counted 112 thousand millionaire households, the highest number since this annual study started in 2006, Statistics Netherlands reported on Tuesday.

Martin Kok
Jul 12 '18 14:20

Achraf B., suspected of involvement in the murder of crime writer , told witness Anouar B. about Kok's assassination, providing information that only the perpetrator could have, the Public Prosecutor revealed in a pro-forma hearing against Achraf B. in the high-security court at Schiphol on Thursday. The suspect denies that this conversation with Anouar B. ever happened, NU.nl reports.

Martin Kok
Apr 17 '18 09:37

The police arrested a second suspect for involvement in the assassination of crime writer  in Laren in 2016. The 25-year-old man from Utrecht was arrested in Den Bosch on Tuesday, NU.nl reports.

The Singer Laren museum in Laren
Apr 10 '18 13:50

Els and Jan Blokker, founder of the Blokker concern, are donating their collection of paintings by Dutch avant-gardists from around 1900 to the Singer Laren museum, the museum announced in a video. The so-called Nardinc Collection consists of over a hundred paintings, NOS reports.

Martin Kok
Mar 28 '18 10:06

A  24-year-old man from Utrecht was arrested for the murder of former criminal and crime writer in Laren in 2016.

The suspect was already detained in the prison in Alphen aan den Rijn on suspicion of another crime, RTL Nieuws reports. He was again arrested on Wednesday morning on suspicion of involvement in Kok's murder. He is in restricted custody, which means that he is only allowed contact with his lawyer.

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Feb 7 '18 07:39

The average wealth of Dutch households increased by almost 10 percent in 2016, Statistics Netherlands reported on Wednesday based on new figures. This is mainly due to increasing house prices. Dutch without their own home did not see a wealth increase in that year, according to the stats office.

Nearly three in five households owned their home in 2016. An owned home formed the largest part of household's assets at 57 percent, followed by savings. Mortgage was also the largest debt item of Dutch households that year, making up 86 percent of the average household's debt. 

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Dec 21 '17 08:29

On Thursday afternoon relatives, survivors and other interested parties will commemorate the 57 people killed in a Martainair plane crash in Faro, Portugal on December 21st, 1992. The gathering will happen in the Sint Jansbasiliek in Laren. This 24th commemoration will also be the last one, due to declining interest, Dagblad van het Noorden reports.

Suspect sought in assassination of crime writer Martin Kok, 8 Dec 2016
Apr 12 '17 07:45

Crime writer was on December 8th last year. A few hours before that he unwittingly survived another attack in Amsterdam. Footage the police released of this first attempted assassination shows a gunman running up to Kok.

Martin Kok
Dec 16 '16 16:10

Former criminal and crime writer Martin Kok was buried on Thursday. His funeral began in Volendam and ended in the Vrednhof cemetery in Amsterdam, where he was burried two tombstones removed from his friend and Heineken kidnapper Cor van Hout, AD reports.

Kok's coffin was carried by four young women in skimpy outfits. Champagne was served during the service. Friends and family ended the service with a last toast: "You were a top guy. You were a murder guy." and the lighting of firecrackers. PowNed filmed the funeral and posted it on YouTube on Friday.

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Dec 16 '16 12:05

A on suspicion of involvement in the murder of crime blogger Martin Kok, was released again on Friday. He was not arraigned, but remains a suspect, the Public Prosecutor announced, according to the Telegraaf. 

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Dec 12 '16 08:17

A 27-year-old British man was arrested in connection with the. The man was near Kok when he was gunned down in te parking lot of sex club Boccaccio in Laren on Thursday, according to AD.

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Dec 9 '16 08:23

One person was fatally wounded in a shooting at a sex club in Laren, Noord-Holland, according to the AD. The victim, believed to be convicted killer-turned-crime blogger Martin Kok, died after shots rang out at the Boccaccio club on Hector Treublaan just after 11:30 p.m. on Thursday.

Kok was in his 80-year-old father's car at the time of the shooting, according to Het Parool. Investigators were still looking for those involved in the shooting as of 8 a.m. on Friday, the AD said.

May 26 '16 15:50

In 2014 there were 107,700 households in the Netherlands with at least 1 million euros in assets, 5 thousand more than in 2013. That means that 1.4 percent of Dutch households are millionaires, according to figures Statistics Netherlands released on Thursday.

Dec 2 '15 09:13

The wealth of Dutch households finally reached the end of its downward trend, which started at the outbreak of the economic crisis in 2008. In 2014, the average household wealth remained stable, according to figures released by statistics Netherlands.

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Mar 26 '15 15:51

Police found a man with severe face injuries in a house in the North Holland village of Loosdrecht Thursday. Early rumors circulated that witnesses saw police shoot him, but a statement on the Gooi en Vechtstreek police's Twitter account denied this.

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Dec 8 '14 09:04

Family members of Dirk Klaas M. have no idea why he extorted John and Linda de Mol. "For us it is a mystery."

Jewelry
Sep 2 '14 11:38

A 31-year old woman was arrested in Delden, Twente at the end of July after spending two years making a career out of stealing jewelry from retirement homes in Apeldoorn, Deventer and Raalte. Tonight's episode of Opsporing Verzocht will focus on returning the hoard of jewelry back to their rightful owners.

Apr 8 '14 09:11

The ex-ABN Amro manager Jan Peter Schittmann (57), whose body was found together with his 57-year old wife's and his 22-year old daughter's, is now determined as the killer of his family. Schittmann suffered from depression.

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