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Mar 30 '17 12:00

The male resident of a farm in Exloo, Drenthe is missing after a massive fire at his property on Wednesday night. The property, which included the Turv Exloo Distillery, a barn and a farmhouse, went up in flames and burnt to the ground. Emergency services will search the remains of the buildings to find out whether the man was killed in the fire, ANP reports.

Emergency services managed to make contact with the man's wife. She is staying with relatives elsewhere in the country and could give no clarity on his whereabouts. 

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Mar 27 '17 07:49

A 63-year-old woman from Breda was found dead in a forest in Ulvenhout on Sunday. Her body was found by sniffer dogs during a training exercise, NU.nl reports.

The woman went missing in January. According to the police, the body was lying in the forest for "quite a time". While the cause of the woman's death is not yet clear, the police don't believe she was murdered.

The body was found along the Huisdreef. The sniffer dogs in training were in the middle of an exercise when one of the animals caught a scent. The dog trainers called the police. 

 

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Mar 23 '17 09:41

played a crucial role in a rescue operation at 5,000 meters altitude in the Himalayas before he disappeared last year. A few weeks before his disappearance, Wilson helped keep five British mountaineers with altitude sickness alive long enough for help to come, Het Parool reports.

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Jan 18 '17 08:01

Ikram Ammari, a 13-year-old girl y, was found unharmed on Tuesday night, the police said in a statement. Where she was during the more than 24 hours that she was missing is unclear. The police would also not say where she was found.

Cornelius Hendrick van Der Wetering, missing in the Scottish Highlands since 28 Dec 2016
Jan 6 '17 14:05

The Scottish police found the body of a man in a wooded area near the village of Tomich on Thursday afternoon, local time. The body has not yet officially been identified, but the Scottish police already made contact with the family of , the Highlands & Islands police department said on Facebook.

Cornelius Hendrick van Der Wetering, missing in the Scottish Highlands since 28 Dec 2016
Jan 5 '17 17:20

A Dutch hiker is missing in the Scottish Highlands. 54-year-old Cornelius Hendrick van der Wetering was last seen the area of Inverness on December 28th. The Scottish police believe that he is hiking and camping through the Highlands and are calling on local residents to keep an eye out for him.

The Dutch man left the guesthouse he was staying in on December 28th. He was last seen in the Tomich area, according to the Highland and Islands Police Division on Facebook. Since then he has been unreachable. A concerned friend contacted the police.

11 year old Nikkie missing from Deventer since 27 Dec 2016
Dec 28 '16 09:34

An 11-year-old girl went missing in Deventer on Tuesday night. Nikkie was last seen around 8:00 p.m. A family member states on Facebook that she never returned home from playing outside.

According to a description spread on Burgernet, Nikkie is a Caucasian girl with blond hair. She is about 1.50 meters tall and was wearing gray jeans and a black jacket when she was last seen. 

Anyone with information about the 11-year-old's whereabouts should call the police on 112. 

Niels Wienburg, missing from Culemborg since 19 Nov 2016
Dec 26 '16 10:41

The body of autistic Niels Wienberg was found in the Lek river near Culemborg on Friday. His identity was confirmed on Saturday. The 18-year-old  on November 19th.

Niels Wienberg left his home, without his medication, early on November 19th. He was last spotted on the train station in Culemborg. Some witnesses reported seeing him at Utrecht station.

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Dec 15 '16 12:40

Businessman Dick Peschar, who went missing in Amsterdam on Saturday and suddenly reappeared on Wednesday, claims that he was kidnapped by Albanian criminals. But according to the Telegraaf, he was seen taking his ease at the Hilton Hotel in Amsterdam earlier this week.

Peschar is involved in a complicated fraud case. He was last seen in a cafe in Amsterdam on Saturday night. His Mercedes was found in a ditch. The police launched a search for him, and found no trace of the businessman, until he reappeared unharmed on Wednesday.

Mark de Bonte, missing from Best from 5 Nov 2016
Nov 25 '16 07:31

The body of a man was found in the Wilhelmina canal near Rijt in Oirschot on Thursday afternon. The police are 99 percent certain that the body is missing Belgian kickboxer Marc de Bonte, his coach Ludo Kaethoven said to newspaper AD.

According to the coach, the police based their preliminary identification on the clothes the victim was wearing. Detectives came to inform his family.

A sailor noticed the floating body and called the police. It is still unclear how the man died and ended up in the canal. 

Niels Wienburg, missing from Culemborg since 19 Nov 2016
Nov 24 '16 12:55

The police are looking for 18-year-old Niels Wienberg, whose been missing from Culemborg since Saturday. The teenage boy is mentally ill and needs to take medicine.

Wienberg left his home in Culemborg on foot early Saturday morning. He was seen at the train station in his home town around 2:00 p.m. There were also reports that he was spotted on Utrecht Central Station.

The teenager was wearing a brown jacket with four pockets, grey sweatpants, a plain black T-shirt with long sleeves and brown/gray seakers of the brand Australian when he ws last seen.

Femke Lucas and Sam Bruijs, missing from Bergen op Zoom since 15 Nov 2016. Believed to be in Malaga, Spain
Nov 18 '16 07:45

Two 16-year-old Dutch girls have been missing since Tuesday. The authorities believe that Femke Lucas and Sam Bruijs from Bergen op Zoom took a bus to Eindhoven Airport on Tuesday and then flew to Malaga in southern Spain. They were last seen there on surveillance camera footage, Omroep Brabant reports.

Why the two girls suddenly decided to go to Spain remains a mystery, for the police and their families. At this stage the police believe that the two aren't in any trouble, but they are taking the matter seriously.

Mark de Bonte, missing from Best from 5 Nov 2016
Nov 9 '16 12:00

Belgian kickboxer Marc de Bonte disappeared in the Netherlands during the early hours of Saturday morning. After discussing the missing person case on Opsporing Verzocht on Tuesday night, the police received nine tips. But none contained concrete information about the whereabouts of the 26-year-old man, a spokesperson said to AD.

De Bonte disappeared somewhere during the early hours of Saturday morning. He attended a a party at his gym in Bladel and then left for his girlfriend's house in Best, but he never arrived.

Oct 19 '16 07:36

Student Jasper Buwalda from Groningen is missing. He traveled to Seoul, South Korea as an exchange student and hasn't made contact with friends or family

Oct 11 '16 07:46

The body found in the Lopende Diep canal in Groningen on Monday was identified Wytze Pennink, the police confirmed. The 18-year-old student went missing on Friday.

Oct 10 '16 13:57

A body was found in the water of the Lopendiep in Groningen on Monday. The victim has not yet been identified, but many fear that it is missing student Wytze Pennink.

Oct 10 '16 07:45

Police and firefighters searched the waters of Spilsluizen in Groningen with boats, divers and a dreg team for missing Groningen student Wytze Pennink on Sunday. The 18-year-old boy from Bussum was last seen early on Friday morning. His body was not found in the search.

Aug 5 '16 10:21

Emergency services in Groningen are looking for an unidentified man who ended up in the water of the Oude Winschoterdiep after an argument on a boat.

Aug 2 '16 12:35

A body was found in the German town of Nordhorn during an investigation into the disappearance of Amsterdam man Juan Antonio Alvarez. It is not clear yet whether the it's Alvarez' body

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Aug 2 '16 09:46

The police in the German town of Nodhorn believe that missing Amsterdam man Juan Antonio Alvarez was murdered, even though no body has been found yet. On Monday the German authorities searched a house in the town that was until recently occupied by three Dutch, who are suspects in Alvarez' murder

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Jun 28 '16 14:40

Amber Alert messages were issued in 74 missing children cases in the Netherlands last year. Almost all, 97 percent, of these kids were found within a month. 81 percent were found within a week of going missing, according to annual figures from Amber Alert Nederland

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Jun 3 '16 15:35

The police discovered a body in Ophemert on Thursday afternoon while searching for Emilia Maskiewicz, who went missing on Thursday, May 26th.

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Jun 1 '16 10:06

The police arrested a 34-year-old man in Ophemert on Sunday in connection with the disappearance of 37-year-old Emilia Maskiewicz. The suspect is Maskiewicz' fiance, the police said in a statement.

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May 20 '16 08:19

A bag found floating in the Zuid-Willemsvaart canal in Helmond on Thursday morning contained the lifeless body of a man, the police confirmed. The identity of the victim and cause of his death are still under investigation. But given the circumstances in which the body was found, the police believe he was murdered.

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