The making of the world's biggest meatball has been achieved by butcher Johannes Hoekstra from Leeuwarden, with a little help from Groningen butcher Rieks Kroon with a delivery of 643 kilograms of mince. The team has made it into the Guinness Book of World Records.
In the sexual delinquency case against 49-year old Frank R. from Cuijk, the court has demanded a sentence of ten years, as well as involuntary commitment to psychiatric treatment against him, on Wednesday during the hearing in Assen.
A 5-year old boy from Leeuwarden died on Saturday as a result of the wounds he suffered after being hit by a car in Sint Annaparochie.
Martijn, the pedophile association, will have to be dismantled. This decision was made following the advice of the general prosecutor on Friday morning.
Three men from Lelystad were apprehended early Sunday morning for the suspected assault of a 21-year old man in Leeuwarden.
The 40-year old pedophile Pascal G., who was caught in Thailand by crime reporter John van den Heuvel last December, has been sentenced to five years in jail for multiple rapes of his ten-year old step daughter by the court of justice in Leeuwarden.
There will be no trains running in and around The Hague for some time, and in Rotterdam there are large-scale disruptions.
After Utrecht, Nijmegen, and Maastricht, now Centers for Sexual Crimes will also open in Leiden and Leeuwarden. The opening is scheduled in May. Victims of sexual crimes can file police reports, receive psychological help and undergo a medical exam.
Wind travelling from the east brought down temperatures in the northern part of the country over the weekend, leading to dustings of snow from the German border to the IJsselmeer. Cars were reportedly abandoned in parts of Groningen because of slippery roads and poor visibility.
Two men from Leeuwarden assaulted a dog in such a way, that a vet had to euthanize the pet.
DJ's Giel Beelen, Paul Rabbering, and Coen Swijnenberg collected 12,302,747 euros during the tenth edition of the 3FM fundraising campaign, "Serious Request," a record amount.
After four days of "Serious Request" the counter hit the 4,328,242 euro. Sunday evening another provisional score was announced in the campaign of 3FM and the Red Cross. The amount is slightly higher than last year after four days, but the gap is narrowing.
The concert "Serious Record" in Leeuwarden is the longest concert in the world as of Saturday night. It lasted 363 hours, over 15 days.
The door is locked and will be opened again on Christmas Eve: the 3FM campaign, "Serious Request" has officially launched. Sportsman of the Year, Epke Zonderland, locked up the three DJs in the Glass House in Leeuwarden around 20:45 pm.
Restaurant De Leest in Vaassen gets a third Michelin star, announced the organization behind the award.
A 38-year-old man was arrested in connection with the major fire in Leeuwarden this past Saturday, announced the Prosecution on a press conference in Leeuwarden Thursday afternoon.
The deceased victim of the devastating fire in a number of buildings in the city of Leeuwarden is indeed the 24-year-old resident who was missing, announced the police.
On the first day of the new Fries Museum in Leeuwarden 8,132 visitors showed up to take look at the building and the exhibits. There was no admission fee and the museum was open until 20:00h.
Two children were seriously injured in an accident on a farm in the Frisian Peins. It concerns a 9-year-old boy and an 8-year-old girl.
Three people have drowned on Monday in the Netherlands and lost their lives. That was reported by the various police regions.
In the Amsterdam at the IJburg district, a boy of 5 years disappeared under water. This happened at a beach on the Bert Haanstrakade. The victim was resuscitated and was taken to hospital in critical condition. There he died later in the afternoon.
A 17-year-old boy from Leeuwarden got in trouble in a natural water a little north of his hometown. He was removed from the water and resuscitated, but died shortly afterwards in the hospital.
The court in the northern city of Leeuwarden sentenced Jasper S. to 18 years in prison for raping and murdering Marianne Vaatstra in 1999. According to the judge S. was completely sane.
The in 1982 founded Pedophile association Martijn cannot be prohibited anymore; the high court of Leeuwarden ruled this on Tuesday. The case against the association started with an investigation in 2010 and ended with the termination of Martijn in 2012.
Jasper S. confessed the murder of Marianne Vaatstra for the second time during the trial that started on Thursday morning in Leeuwarden.
Parts of the center of Leeuwarden (Friesland) was evacuated after vandals allegedly broke a pipeline by throwing stones at it.