Leiden

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Mar 27 '15 14:29

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.

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Mar 19 '15 18:47

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.

Mar 16 '15 11:46

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.

Feb 17 '15 11:30

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.

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Feb 17 '15 09:30

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.

Feb 16 '15 17:00

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.

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Feb 10 '15 12:36

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.

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Feb 5 '15 11:57

A massive fire broke out after an (suspected) explosion near the Leiden University Medical Center today, the Safety Region Hollands-Midden reports.

Jan 28 '15 20:24

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.

Jan 28 '15 13:55

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.

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Jan 28 '15 10:07

The rail traffic around Leiden Central Station has come to a standstill after the discovery of a suspicious package. The police are investigating, ANP reports.

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Jan 8 '15 11:12

Demonstrations are being organized in several Dutch cities on Thursday from 6:00 p.m. in support of the victims and survivors of the attack on in Paris on Wednesday. Twelve people were killed in a raid at the office of Charlie Hebdo, a French satirical weekly newspaper, and many others were injured.

Dec 26 '14 11:46

Most of the large museums in the Netherlands had more visitors this year than last year. The Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam especially had many visitors, 2.5 million and 1.6 million respectively. This is according to a survey done by the ANP.

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Dec 19 '14 10:11

On Wednesday the police found more than 2,300 kilograms of illegal fireworks on Vlietweg in Leiden. A 31 year old man from Voorschoten was arrested.

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Nov 25 '14 08:13

BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. has agreed to pay up to $840 million to acquire Prosensa Halding NV, a bio-pharmaceutical company from Leiden.

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Nov 12 '14 09:08

There is a good chance that, for the first time ever, a satellite will land on a comet today. Today around 10:00 a.m. the Rosetta satellite will release the so-called "lander" Philae to land on the comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

Oct 9 '14 14:42

The average house price decreased with 0.3 percent last quarter compared to the previous quarter. The slight decline comes after three quarters of rising prices.

Oct 6 '14 16:36

The court in The Hague determined on Monday that pedophile Benno L. must keep wearing the ankle strap which reads out his location and movements.

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Oct 2 '14 12:13

Leiden University has taken first place over the University of Amsterdam and Delft University as the top university in the Netherlands, breaking into the top 50 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014/15. The Rankings judge universities upon four core missions and thirteen performance indicators to compare top universities, giving Leiden high marks for research, citations and international outlook.

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Sep 15 '14 07:50

Two doctors from The Netherlands, Nick Zwinkels and Erdi Huizenga, who have been working in Sierra Leone at the lion Heart Foundation, and who may have contracted Ebola, are currently in quarantine in the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) after landing in The Netherlands on Sunday. They may return home later today, De Telegraaf reports.

Sep 9 '14 16:59

A group of children hurled a shopping trolley out of a third story apartment on Jan Luykenlaan in Leiden on Sunday, hitting an eight-year-old girl while she was playing on the street. The victim was immediately rushed to an area hospital with head injures, concussion and bruises to the neck and back.

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Sep 5 '14 07:54

Train traffic to Schiphol has come to a near stand still after copper thieves wreaked havoc on the track between the airport and stations at Amsterdam Zuid and Amsterdam Lelylaan. ProRail announced they may need all day to fix the damage, and the train schedule in the busy network is in chaos.

Toon van Helfteren - coach of the Netherlands National Basketball Team (Source: Wikimedia/ZanderZ)
Aug 28 '14 13:20

The Dutch basketball team has qualified for the European Championship for the first time since 1989 by winning their last qualifying game with 68-55 against Montenegro in Leiden.

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Aug 28 '14 11:38

Birdwatchers may do a bit of crossing out on their sightings list in the coming years, as a new technology has been developed that chases nuisance birds from airports and fields. Robot falcons and eagles - or Robobirds - which can be manually controlled, can offer new solutions to the excessive nuisance and danger that wild birds pose to the industrial landscape, De Volkskrant reports.

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