Noord Holland

Brother and Sister of the Night Watch
Sep 24 '15 18:28

The which the Rijksmuseum and the Dutch Government committed to buying for 160 million euros will first make an exhibition tour of all twelve provincial capitals around the Netherlands before reaching their new home at Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum.

new police uniforms 2
Sep 24 '15 14:46

The house of two Netherlands police officers was burgled last weekend in the municipal district of Midden-Drenthe, police spokesperson told Ernest Zinsmeijer from RVT Noord. A complete uniform was stolen from each of the two officers.

1.-Montecelio-M.C
Sep 24 '15 09:45

Many of the works that are on display at the Escher in the Palace in the Hague museum are replicas, according to a report in the Volkskrant published Thursday morning. Mark Veldhuijsen, curator at the MC Escher foundation, told the paper that showing replicas without informing the public makes him feel ill.

VU Medical Center water main break evacuation, Amsterdam
Sep 24 '15 08:28

Damages caused by flooding at VU hospital following a water main break two weeks ago are estimated at some 50 million euros, medical center chairman Wouter Bos told reporters at the hospital's re-opening on Wednesday morning. Technical installations that were in the basement were badly damaged, some irreparably.

Arjan Vliegenthart 2
Sep 23 '15 11:21

After a decision by the national government to reduce subsidies to households with at least one undocumented resident, the city of Amsterdam says it will help bridge the gap for struggling families. The city says that as of July 1 the Netherlands no longer counts undocumented people as dependents, meaning their expenses do not count in the official calculation of a household's expenses.

Vluchtgarage protesters at IND
Sep 22 '15 17:00

A former Amsterdam jail on Havenstraat will open up its doors to 400 refugees becoming the city's fourth reception center for asylum seekers. The former prison was used last year as a gathering place for a group of refugees that have relocated from one squatted building to another in Amsterdam

Politie
Sep 22 '15 10:28

A 15-year-old Amsterdam boy was arrested Sunday night after he shined a laser pointer at a police helicopter, the police department revealed in a statement. The pilot of the helicopter managed to pin-point the boy's suspected location, and officers were dispatched to the home to investigate.

10710549_1176633795687462_6169957964387863272_n
Sep 21 '15 22:26

The M gates in the Departures 3 terminal at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam was evacuated Monday night amid reports of a passenger who made it past a security checkpoint, but was later determined to be suspicious because of her mobile phone case with a photo of a gun on it. All passengers were ordered re-screened at about 9:30 p.m. by the Koninklijke Marechaussee, the branch of the military that provides policing at Dutch airports.

Armored car stunt helicopter
Aug 28 '15 14:53

Authorities responded in massive numbers to the Waterlooplein neighborhood of Amsterdam when a man locked a bicycle frame to the front of an armored cash transport truck. The incident happened on Houtkopersdwarsstraat near Jodenbreestraat early Friday afternoon after the G4S-owned vehicle pulled up on the sidewalk to restock an ATM there.

CNL1VOJXAAAgQ9C (1)
Aug 25 '15 10:53

A tornado caused a large amount of damage in Wieringerwerf, Noord-Holland on Monday night. Three farms fell victim to the tornado, with barns and sheds taking the brunt of the damage. Trees were torn from the ground and roof tiles and branches rained from the air. No one was injured.

Thalys attack
Aug 22 '15 09:37

Video taken from inside a shows blood smeared on windows and dinner tables with a tied-up man on the floor and an American serviceman applying pressure to a second victim's wounds. The American, likely U.S. Air Force member Spencer Stone, is also injured.

Thalys attack
Aug 22 '15 09:24

French authorities were working feverishly Saturday morning to determine why a 26-year-old Moroccan man allegedly opened fire with a Kalashnikov rifle on a train headed from Amsterdam to Paris. Officials called three Americans and a British man heroes for their stopping the attack shortly after it started Friday evening.

Thalys attack
Aug 21 '15 23:09

Three people were hurt onboard a Thalys train from Amsterdam to Paris after a gunman armed with a Kalashnikov automatic rifle opened fire during the Friday evening journey. The man was overpowered on the train and arrested, France’s Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said.

Aug 14 '15 10:00

Now for the first time tourists and residents in Amsterdam can enjoy the innovative combination of rain protection and city map in one. Rainmap, the popular umbrella printed with a city map on the inside, is now available in Amsterdam.

CLpwVTLUEAAR5WM
Aug 8 '15 11:25

Police in Zandvoort sealed off part of the beach there after the body of a young woman was discovered washed ashore. Her identity is not known, police said Saturday.

John de Mol
Aug 5 '15 18:30

Dutch Television mogul John De Mol bought up a 5.1-percent stake in Amsterdam-based GPS device manufacturer TomTom. De Mol purchased about 11.7 million shares, local media reported on Wednesday citing a statement from the financial market regulator AFM.

Fugro Equator
Aug 4 '15 17:00

Dutch company Fugro, involved in the search for the missing Malaysia Airline flight 370, says it is anxious to learn the origin of debris that washed up on Réunion last in July. The items found on the French island east of Madagascar includes a piece of a Boeing 777 wing, empty bottles, and luggage material.

Jul 30 '15 19:11

Chinese-Dutch real estate company CTF completed the purchase of the former Paleis van Justitie, literally the "Justice Palace" in the center of Amsterdam for 61.3 Million Euros. It was the second attempt by the firm to pick up the historic building on the famed Prinsengracht canal.

Jul 25 '15 10:45

The weather warning initially issued for Saturday was upgraded to a code red alert for hard winds holding at up to 110 km/h on the western coast of the Netherlands. The extra caution covers Zeeland and Zuid-Holland beginning at 11 a.m., and Noord-Holland from noon, according to the government meteorological agency KNMI.

Hoofddorp shooting
Jun 22 '15 22:07

An unidentified woman standing in front of a Domino's Pizza was gunned down by at least one assailant who fled the scene by car. She may be the owner of a nearby nail salon who fled her previous home with her daughter after receiving threats, broadcaster RTV Noord-Holland reported.

800px-Hells_Angels_MC_Mannheim
Jun 19 '15 08:29

Motorcycle club violent crime in Noord-Holland, and throughout the Netherlands, is often promoted by the Haarlem chapter of the Hell's Angels.

Auschwitzherdenking1
Jun 16 '15 16:15

Deputy Prime Minister Lodewijk Asscher called for an end to the derogatory use of the word “Jew” with regard to fans of Amsterdam football club Ajax. Many of the team’s fans often refer to themselves as “The Jews,” even though the club has no historical association with Jewish organizations or Jewish athletes.

Jun 16 '15 11:24

A woman in Bloemendaal made a surprising discovery after coming out of the supermarket on Monday - thousands of bees had nested in her bike bag in the time she was shopping.

Jun 15 '15 19:10

A record number of tips related to sex trafficking were called into the Meld Misdaad Anoniem, an anonymous crime watch hotline, with nearly two-thirds of the calls playing a substantial role in criminal investigations. Between June 2014 and this past April, operators received 297 reports of coercion, forced prostitution, exploitation, and prostitution in unlicensed locations, with 33 cases possibly involving child victims.

Pages

Subscribe to