Maastricht

Tanja Groen, went missing in Maastricht on 31 August 1993
Aug 31 '18 11:30

Exactly 25 years ago today, 18-year-old student Tanja Groen disappeared without a trace in Maastricht. Even after all this time, her mother Corrie Groen hopes that someone will come forward with information about what happened to her youngest daughter. "You never know if someone will open their mouth", she said to RTL Nieuws.

Around midnight on August 31st, 1993, first year student Tanja left a party at her student association in Maastricht to cycle to her room in nearby Gronsveld. She never arrived there. No sign of her, not even her bicycle, was ever found.

1280px-Sinterklaas_portrait
Aug 29 '18 14:30

A police officer who ridiculed a female colleague in front of 140 fellow cops during a Christmas party last year, is guilty of dereliction of duty and has to hand in 16 hours of leave, the court in Maastricht ruled. Dressed as Sinterklaas, the officer mocked his colleague's failed relationship in a poem and song, NOS reports.

Forest
Aug 16 '18 13:10

Twelve Dutch municipalities teamed up with nature organization IVN to plant tiny forests in their towns or cities this autumn. According to IVN, tiny forests make urban areas greener, and contribute to biodiversity and water storage during heavy rainfall, NOS reports.

View from Frontensingel of the Sphinx factory complex in Maastricht
Jun 14 '18 08:33

A man was killed in Maastricht on Monday afternoon when the elevator he was in plummeted six floors. This happened around 5:00 p.m. during work on the former Sphinx building, De Limburger reports.

Emergency services tried to resuscitate the man, but it was to no avail. He died at the scene.

The Inspectorate for Social Affairs and Employment, the former Labor Inspectorate, is investigating the cause of the accident.

Amsterdam
May 30 '18 16:10

Amsterdam has the most to offer of all municipalities in the Netherlands when it comes to culture. Maastricht and Leeuwarden are in second and third place respectively, according to the new Atlas for Municipalities presented in Leeuwarden on Wednesday afternoon, Het Parool reports.

Among the provinces, Groningen has the biggest cultural offering, followed by Zeeland and Noord-Holland. Flevoland is last on the ranking.

Police
May 18 '18 16:00

Deimante Zasytyte, a 5-year-old girl who wasby her biological mother on Sunday, was found. According to the police, she is safe.

The police have information that the girl and her mother are with family in Lithuania. There are no indications that the girl is in any danger, the police said. 

Police officer looking for witnesses
May 14 '18 07:18

The police in Maastricht are looking for a missing 5-year-old girl. Deimante Zasytyte was picked up from her foster family by her biological mother on Saturday evening, and was never returned.

According to RTL Nieuws, the girl was picked up from the Malberg neighborhood of Maastricht around 6:30 p.m. She was taken away in a silver car by a fat woman with long blond hair and glasses, and a man dressed in black cloting, according to information spread through citizens' notification system Burgernet.

Mar 23 '18 09:05

Parties in at least Maastricht, Venray, Beek, and Zeewolde demanded that the votes in the municipal elections on Wednesday be recounted, NU.nl reports. 

In principle, votes are only recounted if mistakes were made or there is evidence of fraud. In all four these cases, parties want the votes recounted over the division of city council seats - the difference between two parties in each municipality is so minimal that an extra vote or two could mean an extra seat.

In Maastricht, the D66 is two votes short of an extra seat.

Police officer and paramedic
Mar 22 '18 13:50

Emergency services acted correctly and performed their duties properly during stabbing incidents in Maastricht last year in which two people were killed, the Inspectorate of Justice and Security concluded after investigating the incident, NOS reports.

Geert Wilders casts his vote in the municipal elections in Duindorp, The Hague, 21 March 2018
Mar 22 '18 09:45

Geert Wilders and his PVV won city council seats seats in each one of the 30 municipalities the party participated in during the municipal elections on Wednesday. In total the PVV currently stands on 74 seats, the Volkskrant reports.

During the previous municipal elections four years ago, the PVV only participated in two municipalities - Almere and The Hague. The party got fewer seats in those two municipalities this time around. In Almere the party dropped from nine to seven seats, and in The Hague from seven to two seats. 

Mar 14 '18 07:45

A medical study among patients with bile duct cancer led by Amsterdam hospital AMC was halted after 14 of the 54 participants died, AD reports.

The study, which was carried out in Amsterdam, Groningen, Maastricht and Rotterdam, started in 2013 and was terminated in 2016 due to the number of deaths. According to AD, the death rate was much higher than expected.

City scape with drawbridge by Vincent van Gogh
Mar 6 '18 15:10

A rarely seen early work by Vincent van Gogh will be displayed by art dealer Ivo Bouwman at the international art fair TEFAF in Maastricht on Saturday. The painting, titled Cityscape with drawbridge, has been privately owned for 114 years, ANP reports. 

An electronic stethoscope
Feb 21 '18 10:40

On Tuesday morning the police officially arrested a Maastricht doctor on suspicion of involvement in the death of his 76-year-old mother-in-law, the police said in a statement.

Feb 15 '18 15:20

A doctor in Maastricht is suspected of murdering his German mother-in-law in a nursing Martha Flora in 2016. The police are also investigating a notary in this case, who is suspected of inaccuracies in the drafting of official documents, including the victim's will, De Limburger reports.

Wind knocks over bikes in Amsterdam
Jan 4 '18 08:52

After a brief 24-hour respite, very windy weather is expected to return to the Netherlands on Thursday afternoon, causing a challenging rush hour period in Rotterdam, Leiden, Den Haag, and Maastricht. The wind adds an extra problem where is in effect through 11 p.m.

Police
Dec 29 '17 12:06

The police arrested two persons suspected of involvement in a shooting in Maastricht after chasing them into Belgium on Friday morning. According to the police, no one was hurt in the shooting or the chase that followed.

The police responded to Craianstraat in Maastricht around 2:30 a.m. after receiving a report of shots being fired. At the scene responding officers saw a car speeding away and gave chase. 

Ambulance
Dec 22 '17 13:20

Ambulances were kept away from the scenes of two fatal stabbings in Maastricht last week because a terrorism protocol was in effect, the police confirmed to Dagblad de Limburger on Friday. 

in stabbing incidents on Botsaarsstraat and Joseph Postmesstraat on Thursday last week. A 37-year-old man was arrested at a nearby mosque. The suspect was also injured.

Crime scene tape
Dec 15 '17 13:30

A on Thursday night, may have been an act of revenge, the Telegraaf reports. According to the newspaper, the male victim was known to abuse his wife and children for years and police responded to the home several times. A 37-year-old Syrian man was arrested, according to the newspaper.

ambulancebroeders-en-agent-bij-incident
Dec 15 '17 07:24

Two people were killed and three were injured in two stabbings in Maastricht on Thursday night, the police announced. One person was arrested on suspicion of involvement in these incidents. "Investigation showed that there is no reason to assume that these incidents had a terrorist motive", the police said.

According to the police, a fight on Botsaarsstraat around 9:00 p.m. ended with a man being stabbed to death. The identity of the victim is still unclear. The suspect fled.

Amsterdam Business School at the Universiteit van Amsterdam in the Netherlands
Nov 14 '17 09:02

The Netherlands has seen a massive surge in the number of international higher education students, with over 80 thousand enrolled at Dutch universities and applied sciences universities during the 2016-2017 academic year. This figure is double the number of foreign students in the country just ten years ago, according to new research from international student organization Nuffic.

Restaurant-De-Librije1-1500x1001
Oct 30 '17 13:30

restaurant in Zwolle is back on the number one spot of Lekker 500's top restaurants in the Netherlands. , Inter Scaldes in Kruiningen, came in second place this year, NOS reports.

Game of Thrones
Aug 23 '17 16:50

Pathe will be screening the season finale of Game of Thrones in seven of its cinemas next week. Fans of the HBO series can enjoy the finale on the big screen for free, NU.nl reports.

The almost 80 minute long episode will be screened in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, Groningen, Maastricht, Tilburg and Utrecht at 7:00 p.m. on Monday - about 24 hours after it is first broadcast in the United States. It is highly advisable to big your ticket in advance. 

Game of Thrones is one of HBO's most popular series. In the Netherlands it is broadcast by Ziggo. 

Ambulance
Aug 17 '17 08:30

One person was killed in a shooting in a home on Bosscherweg in Maastricht on Wednesday night, the police said on Twitter. The victim's identity is not yet known.

Local residents reported hearing bangs fro the home around 11:00 p.m., according to ANP. Responding officers found a wounded person in the home, who died despite first responders' aid.

The police closed down the area for investigation. No arrests were made as yet, a spokesperson said to the news wire. 

man-wordt-geboeid-afgevoerd arrest
Jul 31 '17 16:20

Over the past days the Belgian police arrested three people suspected of money laundering via bitcoins. One of the suspects is a 24-year-old Dutch man called Tommie V., the Telegraaf reports. He was arrested on Saturday.

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