The government and municipalities need to put much more effort into constructing or converting playgrounds that are also accessible for children with disabilities, according to the D66 and various organizations. Despite the government saying two years ago that many more such playgrounds must be built, it is unclear whether any progress is being made on this front, RTL Nieuws reports.
An investigation into the death of a 32-year-old deaf man in Assen determined that a sex crime took place on the playground where the man died, authorities said on Tuesday. Five men were arrested after reports surfaced that the hearing-impaired gardener named Martin was accused of sexually abusing a four-year-old girl just after 1 p.m. on Saturday.
A 32-year-old man died in a playground in Assen on Saturday after he was accused of sexually abusing a 4-year-old girl. Five men were arrested in connection with his death, but were later released. Various media sources identify the man as Martin, a deaf gardener. His colleagues do not believe the sex crime accusation.
The police arrested a 17-year-old boy from Zwolle for suspected involvement in a stabbing incident at a playground on Van Galenstraat in the city. A 35-year-old man was seriously injured in the stabbing on Sunday afternoon, ANP reports.
The perpetrator fled after the stabbing. A trace evidence investigation and statements from witnesses led the police to the teenager. He was arrested at his home during the early hours of Monday morning.
A man was stabbed at a playground on Van Galenstraat in Zwolle on Sunday afternoon. The victim was taken to hospital with unknown injuries. The police are looking for the perpetrator. The victim is the father of a child who was playing at the playground at the time, local residents told RTV Oost.
Witnesses told newspaper AD that the victim made a comment about a joint the perpetrator was smoking. The perpetrator stabbed him four times and ran off.
The Public Prosecutor in prosecuting three people, an after-school care facility, and a playground for the death of 4-year-old Maurycy Biernacki. In January 2016, the boy fell from a playground installation in Grootebroek and died in hospital nine days later, without ever regaining consciousness, AD reports.
The leader of after school care Smallsteps and two employees of playground Happy Days are charged with death by negligence. Smallsteps and Happy Days are also being prosecuted.
The Arnhem police spent Sunday afternoon searching the forest at a playground on Engelenburgstraat for a so-called killer clown. The man dressed as a scary clown harassed eight children at the playground earlier in the day. He had knives with him, according to one child. The clown wasn't found, AD reports
The authorities believe that 2009 Holland's Got Talent runner-up Lars de R. sexually abused children at a playground in Amsterdam-Oost. The police launched an investigation into an incident involving De R. and a child at Jeugdland, where the suspect regularly gave workshops between the summer of 2015 and the summer of 2017, the municipality of Amsterdam said in a statement on the playground's website.
A child was critically injured when he fell from a playground on a schoolyard in Arnhem on Wednesday morning, the Telegraaf reports.
A doctor from the responding trauma helicopter resuscitated the boy on the spot before an ambulance rushed him to hospital with a police escort.
The incident happened around 10:30 a.m. at the school square of primary schools Toermalijn and Jeroen Bosch School on Brabantweg. What exactly happened is not yet clear.
A group of teenagers attacked an 11-year-old boy from Zutphen last week, tied him up in a playground using chicken wire and left him helpless in the freezing cold. The boy was stuck on the cold,wet ground, beneath a slide for over an hour before a passerby heard him calling for help. The police are investigating, AD reports.
A group of children found the body of a woman in a grove on Engelenburgstraat in Arnhem on Wednesday. The body was reportedly that of a 68-year-old who went missing the day after Christmas.
A local resident told the Gelderlander that the victim was almost completely naked, only wearing underpants. There were plastic bags and other pieces of rubbish around her.
The kids found the body in a grove about 15 meters away from a playground. It was lying behind some trees, not easily visible. One of the ids' fathers went to see what was going on and called the police.
A man was stabbed in the head in the parking lot of indoor playground Piratenland in Gorinchem on Saturday. At least one child witnessed the stabbing, AD reports.
The man was taken to a hospital by ambulance. He was conscious and not in mortal danger, according to the police.
The stabbing happened around 4:00 p.m. in a parking lot on Kleine Schelluinsekade. A woman and her husband, a 48-year-old man from Arnhem, got into an altercation with her ex. At some point the ex pulled a knife and stabbed the husband. The ex was arrested.
A 7-year-old boy and his three friends were responsible for a fire that burned down a wooden playground in Uden on Sunday afternoon. The playground's rubber surface burning caused a lot of smoke, but no one was injured.
Amsterdam will soon have each own beach, for the next six weeks at least. The beach will open on July 15th on a vacant lot on Prins Hendrikkade, near Central Station. The beach is intended to be an area where Amsterdam kids can play freely, with daily activities organized for families with young children.