Afternoon temperatures above 30 degrees Celsius in the coming days triggered the National Heat Plan for the provinces of Gelderland, Overijssel, Noord-Brabant and Limburg. National public health institute RIVM advises residents and visitors to these provinces to be prepared and stay cool
The eastern parts of the Netherlands can expect more storms on Monday afternoon. Meteorological institute KNMI issued a code yellow warning for Overijssel, Gelderland, Noord Brabant and Limburg, effective between 3:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
Large parts of the Netherlands can expect a foggy rush hour this morning. Meteorological institute KNMI issued a code yellow warning for low visibility due to fog and fog banks.
A large bush fire broke out near Pomphulweg in Hoog Soeren on Friday morning. Dozens of firefighters are using all available material to prevent the fire spreading any further. "That is our main priority at the moment", a spokesperson for safety office Veiligheidsregio Noord- en Oost-Gelderland said
Two men were sentenced to prison by the court in Arnhem on Thursday for robbing elderly people while pretending to be police officers
Fog will cover much of the north, central and eastern Netherlands through the morning rush hour and into the early afternoon, Dutch meteorological agency KNMI cautioned on Friday. The weather experts issued a code yellow warning for limited visibility in Noord Holland, Flevoland, Friesland, Drenthe, Overijssel and Utrecht.
Meteorological Institute KNMI expects snowfall in the Netherlands this afternoon, and therefore issued a code yellow weather warning for slick roads over evening rush hour.
A total of eight people were injured when an Arriva passenger train hit a crane near Dalfsen on Tuesday morning, mayor Han Noten confirmed in a press conference about the accident. Five people were slightly injured, two were hospitalized and one was killed. The police are questioning the crane operator. It is not clear if he is suspected of anything.
Total chaos, is how eyewitness Ria van der Ham describes the scene near Dalfsen where an Arriva passenger train crashed into a crane on Tuesday morning. Van der Ham witnessed the accident from nearby campsite Tolhuis. "It's a mess, really terrible" Van der Ham said
Update, 11:30 a.m., 23 February 2016: Reports from the scene now say six were hurt, with two transported to an area hospital. The crane operator is being questioned by authorities.
Update, 10:40 a.m., 23 February 2016: The IJsseland Regional Safety Office reported one person was killed, with newswire ANP saying at least ten were hurt in varying conditions. It was previously reported that two people were killed. The status of the crane operator is unknown.
Dutch lifestyle and tech business TRNDlabs has introduced a new drone they claim is the world’s smallest to be fitted with a camera. The SKEYE Nano Drone is barely four centimeters square, weighs around 14 grams, and shoots video in a fixed direction, the company says.
Police in Enschede are investigating the suspicious death of a man found lifeless in a bakery there. Officers say an early analysis of evidence shows it was not a natural cause of death and was possibly the victim of a crime.
Police apprehended two men investigators say are responsible for a string of armed robberies. One of the crimes was the robbery of an Avia gas station in Borne, Overijssel, where the perpetrator dressed up in blackface and posed as Zwarte Piet.
Dozens of schools in Groningen, Friesland, Drenthe and Overijssel are closed today due to the icy weather and slippery roads
The number of asylum seekers entering the Netherlands dropped from about a thousand a week to about 700 a week. If the inflow remains at about 700 asylum seekers a week, the need for emergency shelters may soon be a thing of the past, Ank Bijleveld-Schouten, commissioner for the King in Overijssel, said to NRC.
The Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute issued a code orange warning for black ice and slick roads in Groningen, Friesland, Drenthe and the Waddenzee area. The code orange warning will be in effect from 7:00 p.m. on Monday to 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday.
Residents of the northern and eastern parts of the Netherlands may again have to deal with interruptions in the power supply on Monday morning. The weight of ice buildup due to the winter weather, make the power lines "bounce" resulting in occasional falters in the supply
Large parts of the provinces Friesland, Groningen and Drenthe are covered in about 1 to 2 centimeters of snow. Motorists are warned to be careful of slick roads.
Large Dutch cities advocate for sustainability and promises to use more sustainable power, in practice they still largely opt for cheaper coal power
A code yellow weather alert was issued for much of the Netherlands on Sunday morning as fog blanketed the country. The alert was scheduled for 8am to 11am, the national meteorological agency KNMI stated.
Farmer Erik Stegink of Piggy's Palace in Bathmen, Overijssel has made cheese history - the first ever cheese made from pig's milk. This special cheese only costs about 1,500 euros per pound.
A suspicious package found in front of a Jumbo supermarket on July 1 was found to contain explosive material that could be used in creating a bomb. The item was dropped off by an unknown person at the shop in Zwolle, Overijssel, police revealed Wednesday evening.
The court in Zwolle on Monday sentenced two police officers from Overijssel to 2.5 years in prison for sexually abusing a drunk woman in their patrol car while on duty, ANP reports.
Beer brand Grolsch celebrated its 400th birthday with a video of people "popping" open their iconic flip-top bottlse of Grolsch beer. All the videos are played to the same theme, "Craftmanship is Mastery" ("Vakmanschap is meesterschap"), the tune the brewery used in its commercials for a number of years.