Post-World War II Dutch artworks are disappearing into trashcans with the buildings of the era being demolished, often without any, according to heritage society Heemschut. The society wrote a letter to the Amsterdam city council asking that the art in existing buildings be protected or relocated as soon as possible
Researchers from the Leiden University and Erasmus medical centers were awarded a grant to further develop their 3D-printing technique to correct gaps in the backs of fetuses afflicted with by spina bifida. Professor Dick Oepkes of the LUMC and Alex Eggink of Erasmus created propose a minimally invasive procedure during early stages of pregnancy to print a watertight seal directly upon the unborn child, closing off the spine and nerves.
Police arrested a 21-year-old man early Wednesday morning for publishing a mass shooting threat against Leiden University on internet bulletin board 4Chan. The suspect, a student at the university from Valkenburg, Zuid-Holland, was apprehended at about 12:30 a.m.
Network problems continue to plague Dutch telecom Ziggo, as thousands of people took to social media Monday afternoon to complain about a loss of landline telephone service from the provider. Hospitals were among those most harshly hit by the outage, including the AMC, AVL and Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis medical centers in Amsterdam, and the Alrijne and LUMC hospitals in Leiden.
The police fired shots at an armed robber in Voorschoten, Leiden on Monday morning. The robber was hit in his leg and taken to the hospital. A total of three robbers were arrested.
A 17 year old boy from Voorschoten was killed after being hit by a train in Leiden on Monday night. According to the police, the boy tried to pick something up from the tracks as the train approached the station. He was unable to get off the tracks in time.
An international team of astronomers, including some scientists from Leiden, has detected the most distant and oldest galaxy so far discovered.
The moving train restaurant Panorama Rail Restaurant will be riding through the Randstad once a week from late August, the restaurant announced on its website on Wednesday.
Dutch scientists are working on a method that could cure type 1 diabetes through restoring insulin production.
A total of 570 bars, restaurants and clubs raised more than 37 thousand euros in tips on Saturday night, which will be donated to 5 small-scale sustainable development projects. Support organization Impulsis doubled the amount, which means that the 5 projects will be receiving more than 75 thousand euros.
Heineken's biggest brewery turned 40 years old this month. The brewery is responsible for production of Heineken and Amstel for domestic and international consumption. The current production capacity of the factory is 1.35 billion liters per year, according to a feature in AD.
King Willem Alexander and Queen Maxima will be opening the King's Games at 09:30 a.m. in Leiden on Friday. The Games are preceded by a breakfast and the King and Queen will dine with kids in Leiden.
A rare ceremonial coin has been donated to Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam and is visible to the public from April 22nd onwards, Dutch Central Bank (DNB) reports. The coin was initially bought with the support of the Rembrandt Association at Sotheby's auction for Koninklijk Penningkabinet in Leiden, from where it was transferred to Money Museum (GeldMuseum) and is now part of the National Numismatic Collection managed by DNB.
A 24 year old man died in an apartment on Jan Pieterszoon Coenhof in Leiden on Sunday morning after a shooting incident.
NS is still struggling to get back on on track after the massive power outage that affected large parts of Noord-Holland and Flevoland this morning. Hundreds of passengers are still stranded at Utrecht Centraal, staring helplessly at the information boards that only state that no train traffic is possible in a wide radius around Amsterdam Centraal and north of Leiden, Utrecht and Hilversum.
VVD MP Ard van der Steur will be named the next Minister of Justice and Security as early as Friday, the Telegraaf reported. He became a member of the Tweede Kamer lower house of Parliament in 2010.
Rich people in the Netherlands have not become richer in the past years. This is according to a (highly contested) study done by Leiden Professor Koen Caminada, the Volkskrant reports.
A Roman coin treasure that was unearthed in Buren are on exhibition at the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden (National Museum of Antiquities) in Leiden from today.
Several Dutch museums are banning the selfie stick from their premises. Not only does it annoy other museum visitors, but a selfie stick could also damage the art.
Architect Fons Verheijen is planning legal action against the Naturalis Museum in Leiden, whose exhibition space building he designed. He argues that the museum is violating Dutch copyright laws by transforming the exhibition space into a storage facility and office space.
Deputy Prime Minister Lodewijk Asscher together with the Contact Committee for Muslims (CMO) visited the Alhijra Mosque in Leiden yesterday. Over the weekend the new building of the mosque, which is still under construction, was occupied by a number of protesters carrying banners with anti-Islam slogans.
A massive fire broke out after an (suspected) explosion near the Leiden University Medical Center today, the Safety Region Hollands-Midden reports.
In an incident both police and the rail service are calling a “misunderstanding,” police have called off their investigation into a “suspicious package” found on a Leiden Centraal train platform. The package turned out to be a small camera installed by an advertising agency that does regular business with the national train firm NS.
A suspicious package found taped to a support beam at Leiden Centraal was determined to be a false alarm early Wednesday afternoon. The investigation is still ongoing, as police try to track down the man who hung the mysterious black garbage bag.