Nijmegen

Police station on Muntweg in Nijmegen evacuated after someone delivered a hand grenade, 17 Oct 2017
Oct 17 '17 15:20

A police station on Muntweg in Nijmegen was evacuated after someone dropped off a hand grenade at the station on Tuesday afternoon. The area around the police station was closed down to the public, and explosive experts are on the way to remove the grenade, the police said on Twitter.

Operational services are continuing as usual, but appointments with citizens were canceled. "We hope this will take as short as possible", the Nijmegen police tweeted.

Who delivered the grenade, or where he or she came by it, was not revealed. 

Firefighters at the scene of a fire in the Grotius building at Radboud University Nijmegen, 17 Oct 2017
Oct 17 '17 12:00

The Grotius building of the Radboud University in Nijmegen was evacuated after a fire broke out around 8:15 a.m. on Tuesday. The fire is now extinguished, but firefighters are still working on ventilating the building on Montessorilaan, De Gelderlander reports.

Due to a large amount of smoke, firefighters had difficulty locating the spot where the fire was raging. They found it around 9:05 a.m. and by 9:45 a.m. the fire was under control.

Car Accident
Oct 12 '17 10:43

The number of accidents on Dutch highways increased significantly over the past years, according to figures from incident management foundation IMN. Over the past 12 months there were 25,963 accidents on Dutch highways, an increase of 27 percent compared to four years ago, IMN - a collaboration between Dutch insurers and road managers - reported on Thursday.

Air-pollution
Sep 18 '17 10:36

Despite improvements over the past years, the air in Gelderland is still anything but clean, according to a report from public health service GGD Gelderland-Midden. The researchers concluded that two babies per year die due to air pollution in the province and breathing the Gelderland air is, on average, equal to smoking six cigarettes per day, Omroep Gelderland reports.

Police
Sep 11 '17 13:50

The Nijmegen police had to make apologies after a noise complaint ended in officers telling off the wrong group of partiers, NOS reports.

The police received multiple complaints about loud music around the Waal on Saturday night. Officers were deployed to a party at Waalhalla, next to the Waal. They measured the noise level, and the music was not too loud. The party also had a permit, so the officers told attendees to keep it down and returned to the station.

Thirteen student homes left uninhabitable by a fire on Bloemerstraat in Nijmegen, 3 Sept 2017
Sep 4 '17 08:18

A fire in a building on Bloemerstraat in Nijmegen on Sunday afternoon, left at least 13 student homes uninhabitable, according to the Gelderlander. No one was hurt in the fire. 

The fire started in the ceiling of a home on the ground floor around 1:45 p.m. Firefighters had trouble extinguishing it, because the fire was largely between the floors and in the walls. Eventually some walls had to be knocked down so that firefighters could get to the flames, according to the newspaper. The fire was finally under control around 4:00 p.m.

Patient invites Nijmegen gynecologist Bertho Nieboer to her wedding after a successful surgery, Aug 2017
Aug 24 '17 14:00

Nijmegen gynecologist Bertho Nieboer recently received a surprise letter in the mail. One of his patients invited him, and his trainee, to her wedding after they performed a successful surgery on her at Radboud MC. 

"Always nice to receive mail from patients but this was very special", the doctor posted on Facebook, where he is known as Dokter Bertho, with a photo of the hand written invite. 

Nijmegen police rescue a 4-year-old boy who was left home alone, locked out on a balcony for over 2 hours, July 2017
Jul 31 '17 08:41

A 4-year-old boy was left home alone, crying on a balcony in Nijmegen for hours last week. A police officer rescued the boy by climbing onto the balcony from a neighbor's apartment. The officer found him "with tears on his face and large eyes", the Nijmegen police wrote on Facebook.

Terrace
Jul 26 '17 13:00

For the terraces in Amsterdam are the most expensive in the Netherlands, according to the annual terrace study by hospitality consultancy firm Van Spronsen & Partners. This year Zwolle came out the cheapest terrace city for the first time. 

Vierdaagse
Jul 18 '17 08:52

Nijmegen's annual four day hiking event, the Vierdaagse, kicked off on Tuesday morning. The first hikers started their journey at 4:00 a.m. and by 6:30 a.m. over half of the 42,036 participants were on the way, the Volkskrant reports.

This is the 101st edition of the Nijmegen Vierdaagse, which ends in the Nijmegen city center on Friday. Hikers from no less than 67 countries are participating this year. The youngest participant is 11-year-old Maud Molemans from Nijmegen, the oldest is 94-year-old Herman Dubie from Amsterdam. This is the Amsterdam man's 20th Vierdaagse. 

Vierdaagse
Jul 14 '17 11:05

People participating in the Nijmegen Vierdaagse hike next week, will have to take high temperatures into account, according to Weeronline. From Sunday, temperatures will rise to tropical highs of above 30 degrees on Wednesday, according to the weather service.

The Nijmegen Vierdaagse is happening between Tuesday and Friday next week. Some of the accompanying parties already start on Saturday.

Guns 'N Roses performing in Nijmegen, 12 Jul 2017
Jul 13 '17 16:00

Former skater Christijn Groeneveld lost his wheelchair at the Guns 'N Roses concert in Goffertpark in Nijmegen on Wednesday. Friend and fellow skater Markt Tuitert took to Twitter to help him find it.

"Will those who took the wheelchair of skating friend Christijn Groeneveld at the GNR concert in Nijmegen please bring it back as soon as possible?" he tweeted. And with success. A few hours later he let his followers know that Christijn was back in his wheelchair.

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Jul 11 '17 11:50

Amsterdam has the biggest student housing shortage in the Netherlands, according to an investigation by national student union LSVb. The union concluded that the Dutch capital has 12 thousand fewer student homes or rooms than students, Het Parool reports.

The massive shortage can partly be attributed to strict rental policy in the private sector making it hard for students to find a private home to rent in Amsterdam, combined with a shortage of available corporation housing. 

Lighting strikes in Rotterdam, 6 Jul 2017
Jul 7 '17 08:01

Thunderstorms that pulled across the Netherlands on Thursday night caused a number of problems. Lighting strikes resulted in fires in several places, as well as some disruptions to train traffic. Rock band Bløf's concert had to be paused for around 20 minutes due to the weather, NOS reports.

Fires in Tilburg, Zwijndrecht, Weesp, Wijk bij Duurstede and Naarden are all believed to be caused by lightning strikes. Lightning is also believed to be behind a big fire in a pig company in Heeswijk-Dinther, according to Omroep Brabant. Two barns burnt down, killing around 4 thousand sows.

Flag of Jihad
Jun 21 '17 15:50

Photos are circulating on the internet of young people posing with drugs and jihad flags at the Nijmegen juvenile detention center De Hunnerberg. The Ministry of Security and Justice confirmed that the photos were taken in the institution, but added that they were taken in 2014, before the asylum crisis, Omroep Gelderland reports.

Mosquito (Source: Wikimedia/JJ Harrison)
Jun 6 '17 16:05

The Radboud University Medical Center in Nijmegen is teaming up with Erasmus MC and the Haven hospital in Rotterdam for an experiment in using a parasite found in mice for a new malaria vaccine for humans. The first three volunteers were given a genetically modified rodent malaria as vaccine on Tuesday, the Telegraaf reports. 

A6 highway between Lelystad and Muiden closed after a car ended up in the water, killing 3 people, 29 May 2017
May 29 '17 11:35

A total of four people were killed in a number of serious traffic accidents in the Netherlands on Monday morning. Three people were killed along the A6 towards Muiden when their car ended up in the water. And a cyclist was killed in Breda when she was hit by a truck. A toddler in a trailer on the bicycle survived unharmed.

Young Tijn painting nails for Serious Request, 21 Dec 2016
Apr 18 '17 16:35

Pope Francis sent a letter expressing his apostolic blessing over terminally ill six year old Tijn Kolsteren from Hapert.

Fire in Weezenhof shopping center in Nijmegen, started in empty Spar supermarket, 11 Apr 2017
Apr 11 '17 07:29

A large fire broke out in an empty supermarket in the Nijmegen shopping center Weezenhof during the early hours of Tuesday morning. A lot of smoke is being released. The fire department advises local residents to stay out of the smoke and keep windows, doors and ventilation closed. People are also instructed to stay away from the area as there may be a gas leak, the Telegraaf reports.

An avalanche in progress
Mar 20 '17 07:25

The body of a missing snowboarder from Nijmegen was found on Sunday, almost two weeks after he was buried by an avalanche in the French Alps. He and two friends were on March 7th while on a skiing vacation with a group of other Nijmegen students.

Avalanche
Mar 10 '17 11:25

Despite unfavorable weather conditions, the French authorities are resuming the search for a missing Dutch snowboarder, who was buried by an avalanche with two friends on Tuesday. The victims were identified as Timo (22), Marcel (21) and Mark (25), all from Nijmegen, AD reports.

Avalanche
Mar 9 '17 12:50

The participants of a fatal skiing holiday in the French Alps, organized by Christian student association Navigators, arrived back in Nijmegen on Thursday morning. At least on Tuesday, a third is still missing, the Telegraaf reports.

An avalanche in progress
Mar 9 '17 07:26

Rescue workers are resuming their search on Thursday morning for a third Dutch student that went missing with two other Dutch in an avalanche on Tuesday afternoon. The other two were found dead, AD reports.

The avalanche happened around 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday. The French police received a report of three missing snowboarders around 7:00 p.m. Due to the bad weather, the first search and rescue helicopter only started searching at around 9:00 p.m.

Mar 7 '17 16:10

Emissions from scooters and mopeds are so high that they are harmful to cyclists' health, according to a study done by municipal health institute GGD Gelderland-Midden. The health institute calls for scooters and mopeds to be removed from the bike path and onto the road in order to immediatley improve the air quality for cyclists, RTL Nieuws reports.

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