New Year's Day

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Jan 5 '18 08:30

A 22-year-old man was attacked in Amsterdam West on New Year's Day by a group of men. They called him a "cancer faggot" and left him injured and with two broken teeth.

The victim was on his way to his bike after celebrating New Year's Eve at a friend's house in West. It was around 6 a.m. and the bike was parked near to the club De School. "While I was busy with my bike's chain, I heard a group of people behind shouting at me," the victim told Het Parool through his uncle, "They insulted me for being a faggot and then beat me up."

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Jan 4 '18 14:32

During the run up to New Year's Eve and a few days after, over 53,000 complaints were reported to a devoted to logging fireworks nuisances in the Netherlands. The registration had a 10 percent increase in complaints over a year ago, suggesting that either people are more frequently annoyed by fireworks, or more people know about the website created by 30 local GroenLinks party factions.

Apr 17 '14 10:48

Police in Berkel have disbanded the investigative team that was looking into the murder of psychiatric clinic manager Rob Zweekhorst, who was shot dead on New Year's Day. Investigators were unable to crack the case, leaving the victim's family members in shock, the AD reports.

Jan 4 '14 12:09

A 14-year-old boy is still in critical condition after shrapnel from an early New Year's Day explosion hit him in the head. The boy was standing more than 40 meters away from a group of people who blew up a parking meter using fireworks.

Jan 2 '14 17:42

Accidents and vandalism during New Year's celebrations caused about €9 million in damages to private homes around the country, according to a national association of insurers. The damage estimate is similar to last year, and also includes problems triggered by fireworks.

Jan 1 '14 11:53

The owners of 69 cars parked around the Hague were in for a shock Wednesday morning to find their vehicles had caught fire during New Year's celebrations. There had already been 30 car fires reported near Den Haag by midnight.

Stormy Amsterdam
Dec 30 '13 11:31

Netherlands residents can expect a rainy New Year's Eve, with the skies clearing up at just about midnight.

Apr 11 '13 16:30

Aziz al Cheikh, the father of the 18-year-old Nour who was found dead in Groningen on New Year’s Day, thinks his son was murdered. The public prosecutor’s office, Openbaar Ministerie (OM), will recover Nour’s body on Thursday and re-open the case.

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