The first JSF jets will arrive in the Netherlands in 2019, the Cabinet announced last night in a letter regarding the purchase to the Second Chamber. From 2019 the Netherlands will buy eight jets each year, eventually amounting to a total of 37 jets.
The Leeuwarden Court of Appeal ruled on Thursday that 29 year-old Alasam S. will serve a six year prison sentence and undergo compulsory psychiatric treatment. The appeal resulted in a 22 year reduction on the original sentence of 28 years imprisonment.
Another 105 employees will be laid off from NDC Mediagroup by July 2015, the company's director said in a statement. It amounts to a sixth of the company's workforce, and is the second time large job cuts have been announced at the regional newspaper publisher.
A 73 year old motorist from Harlingen drove into a group of pedestrians near the Beursbrug in Leeuwarden on Monday afternoon.
On Wednesday night/Thursday morning the police arrested a 56 year old resident of Leeuwarden for continuously harassing the Emergency Command Center of North Netherlands.
A court acquitted 39-year-old Abdulbaset A., accused of neglect in a fire that left a 24-year-old dead, while destroying or damaging 11 homes and five stores.
The 39 year old Abdulbaset A, who according to justice caused the fire in the center of Leeuwarden, should receive a six month prison sentence.
On Friday August 15th two men, age 21 and 25, were arrested in Leeuwarden on suspicion of human trafficking. Two women, age 16 and 17, were also arrested for having false travel documentation. All four suspects are of Romanian descent.
Telecommunications provider Vodafone is set to offer LTE Advanced to the Dutch market, the company said in a statement. The news comes days after rival KPN made an announcement revealing similar plans. While KPN will offer the faster internet option from July, Vodafone users will have to wait until later this year.
Northern Randstad cities as places to live seem to be growing in popularity compared to the rest of The Netherlands. According to the newest edition of the annual Atlas for Municipalities, presented today, Amsterdam and Utrecth are among the most attractive cities on the list.
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.