Beaches, streets and public areas across the Netherlands stood largely quiet on Saturday as the public continued to adhere to the new rule that requires 1.5 meters distance to be kept between people. The quietude comes in spite of the fair weather forecasts for the weekend which similarly drew large crowds to gather a week ago even after government and health officials pleaded with them to remain home as much as possible to help quell the coronavirus pandemic.
Since the coronavirus pandemic began in late February, police have arrested at least ten different people for threatening police, bus drivers and supermarket staff with a coronavirus infection by spitting at them or coughing on them. The incidents are causing more concern among police officers, who have already modified their approach to criminal and domestic intervention because of the ongoing health crisis.
The Tax Authority's investigative department FIOD arrested two men in separate investigations into money laundering using cryptocurrency. Roughly a half-million euros in cryptocurrency, fiat cash, and gold was seized in the two cases, the tax investigation agency FIOD said on Tuesday.
The suspects, both arrested on Monday, mainly used bitcoin, but other digital currencies were also used, AD reports based on information from the Public Prosecution Service.
A 42-year-old man suspected of detonating hand grenades at two coffeeshops in Delft was convicted on Friday and sentenced to ten years in prison. The man prosecutors alleged was his accomplice was acquitted on charges related to the grenades, but convicted and sentenced to under two years in prison for separate weapons offenses, according to RTL News.
Six young people were arrested for multiple incidents of vandalism and arson in the Zuid-Holland town of Noordwijk this past summer. A total of 60 police officers took them out of their beds in Noordwijk, Voorhout and Leiden at 6:30 a.m. on Monday morning, the police said in a statement.
The suspects are between the ages of 16 and 23. Five of them were arrested on suspicion of arson and vandalism, the sixth for complicity thereto. Two are also suspected of drug dealing.
Warm summer weather had many Dutch seeking to cool down in the water this weekend. But that did not work out well for everyone. A man drowned in Amsterdam, in Hoofddorp a 4-year-old was resuscitated and rushed to hospital after being removed from a lake, a woman disappeared underwater in Nuenen, and two people are missing in Noordwijk.
A group of around 100 youngsters attacked police by throwing bottles and stones at officers early on Friday. No arrests were made at the time of the incident, when police say youths also hurled insults at them.
The police are trying to identify a man found killed in the sea in Noordwijk on Friday. Days of investigation failed to reveal who the man is, so the police showed a photo of him on Opsporing Verzocht on Tuesday.
The body was spotted by kite surfers near Langevelderslag around 3:45 p.m. on Friday, June 9th. According to the police, the man was a victim of crime.
A butler at Grand Hotel Huis ter Duin in Noordwijk robbed hotel guests of their jewelry for years. The hotel worker stole hundreds of thousands of euros in jewels by swapping diamonds and gems with fakes
Placing windmills near the Dutch coast will have very little to no effect on tourism in the affected beach areas. Between "0 and 10" percent of tourists and day-visitors will stay away because of windmills on he horizon, according to a study done by Decisio on behalf of the Ministry of Economic Affairs
The police are investigating a shooting in Noordwijk on Thursday night in which a 44 year old man from Wiesbaden was injured.
Water board members in Noordwijk were surprised to find large packets of cocaine washed ashore while inspecting a beach in the Zuid-Holland resort town. Police responding to the scene collected a total of 225 kilograms of cocaine bundled into ten separate packets.
The Dutch coastal municipalities of Zandvoort Katwijk, Wassennaar and Noordwijk are lobbying against offshore windmills off the coast of Noord-Holland and Zuid-Holland. They are doing so by subsidizing action group Stichting Vrije Horizon, or Foundation Free Horizon in English, the Volkskrant reports.
The car boot sale in Noordwijkerhout had a strange visitor on Sunday - Buba the elephant, who had wandered away from the Freiwald circus and decided to browse through the stalls.
The Mayors of Wassenaar, Katwijk, Noordwijk and Zandvoort have decided to stand together and protest against the offshore windmills planned for their areas.
An astronaut on the International Space Station made history yesterday when he "shook hands" with a European Space Agency team member on the ground in Noordwijk, Zuid-Holland through joysticks installed both on the ISS and in the space center. Terry Virts, an astronaut with NASA, used a haptic-feedback joystick while in orbit to share the handshake with Dr. André Schiele, an engineer working with the European Space Agency and TU Delft in the Netherlands.
There is a good chance that, for the first time ever, a satellite will land on a comet today. Today around 10:00 a.m. the Rosetta satellite will release the so-called "lander" Philae to land on the comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
The Dutch national team landed in Rotterdam The Hague Airport just before 5 p.m. Sunday evening. They were met by several hundreds of Oranje fans cheering them back into the country, thanking them for a great World Cup.
All around the Netherlands calls go out for a recount of the votes. In several cities victories are gained, or losses are suffered by a difference of just one vote.
The Royal Military Police from the Police and Security Brigade, arrested a 55-year-old woman and her 27-year-old daughter on Schiphol, Wednesday afternoon, on suspicion of money laundering.