Leiden

Leiden
May 9 '14 13:37

Homes and businesses along the Amphoraweg in Leiden were evacuated Friday morning after an airplane bomb was discovered.

An NS train waiting on the tracks (Photo: TahR78/Wikipedia)
May 7 '14 08:18

Train traffic in North-Holland is back to normal again after Tuesday evening saw a standstill in NS services in some parts of the region.

May 5 '14 15:45

The launch of a Dutch-built robotic arm for the International Space Station (ISS) has been delayed once again. This time, the delay comes from problems with a Russian unit. The European Robotic Arm (ERA) may only be launched at the end of next year, at the earliest.

Double decker train in Amsterdam
Apr 11 '14 13:40

NS and Prorail are attempting to alleviate congestion on the Utrecht-Leiden line with more double-deckers, extra maintenance and longer trains, which will come into effect during the Summer, the AD reports

Apr 8 '14 08:00

Convicted pedophiles will have to return to their own home towns after completing their jail sentence. It is then up to the municipality to lead the criminals into good jobs and a normal life.

Cocaine
Mar 28 '14 10:02

Police in Leiden apprehended a 26-year old man on Wednesday, and found packets of hard drugs in his underwear. He was selling the dugs on the street.

Mar 19 '14 13:13

PvdA-leader Diederik Samsom has cast his vote in the municipality of Leiden. At around 8 a.m., his ballot went into the box at care center Topaz Groenhoven, he said on Twitter.

Mar 11 '14 13:49

Archaeological finds collected over 25 years by Leiden University researchers in Syria may have been plundered, the University announces.

Henri Lenferink
Feb 28 '14 07:51

The mayor of Leiden, Henri Lenferink, is fully aware that he rode solo on the decision to house convicted pedophile Benno L., in Leiden.

Feb 28 '14 07:26

'The Last Judgement', a triptych from the 16th century, can from next year be seen for the first time in history outside of Leiden.

Feb 28 '14 04:35

The council meeting in the town hall in Leiden, Thursday night, concerning housing arrangement for convicted pedophile, Benno L., drew dozens of attendants. The meeting was scheduled to start at 20:00.

Henri Lenferink
Feb 26 '14 08:54

Mayor of Leiden, Henri Lenferink, will be able to rely on the support of the Council on Thursday, as they will stand behind him in the municipal council meeting about the housing of Benno L. the ANP reports.

Feb 22 '14 04:35

Sex offender Benno L. will stay in Leiden, concluded mayor Lenferink after consultation with police, public prosecution, and Probation Netherlands. L. is not allowed any contact with children in Leiden.

Henri Lenferink
Feb 18 '14 08:19

Leiden mayor Henri Lenferink has so much faith in Benno L.'s reintroduction into society that he's staking his mayorship on it.

Feb 17 '14 07:23

Residents in a flat complex for the elderly in Leiden were not informed that their new neighbor, Benno L., is a registered pedophile.

Feb 4 '14 04:32

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.

Jan 8 '14 04:58

Reports of a man on a train claiming he had a gun and threatening another passenger temporarily stopped all train traffic around Leiden Tuesday evening. One suspect was reportedly in custody, a police spokesperson said.

Dec 13 '13 14:57

An updated survey by the Institute for Dutch Lexicology revealed that most participants want to kick "kids" out of the Dutch language. Of 10,000 Dutch and Flemish voters, "Kids" received forty percent of the voting.

Dec 5 '13 19:40

First responders were sent out on over 1,000 storm damage calls around the Netherlands between 6:00 and 16:30, according to Alarmeringen.nl.

Nov 11 '13 16:13

Women afflicted with breast cancer have the resolve within themselves to face their fears, maintain their femininity and ultimately fight the disease with strength and dignity.

Nov 2 '13 04:01

The A4 freeway by Leiden will be temporarily closed Saturday morning because a bomb will be dismantled, reported the City of Leiden, where the bomb was found Thursday.

Oct 18 '13 14:01

Netherlands universities have made tremendous improvement in the 2013/2014 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

In this year’s rankings, a total of 12 Dutch research institutions reached the top 200 level and eight of them have made into the top 100, compared to seven universities reached the top 100 level in the 2012 ranking, according to Times Higher Education.

Aug 26 '13 09:44

Leiden University has appointed a public affairs Professor, who’s job it is to give more insight into the work of lobbyists in the Netherlands. Arco Timmermans, research director of the Montesquieu Institute, will fulfill the function. It is the first time that a professor is appointed to specifically investigate lobby activities in the Netherlands. 

Aug 21 '13 08:19

The Nasser D. Khalili Collection of Islamic Art is pleased to share its 80 at the first major exhibition in the Netherlands dedicated to the Hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca which is fundamental in Islam.

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