Amsterdam rapper Appa was arrested on a parking lot at the Hazeldonk border crossing on Wednesday afternoon. The rapper, real name Rachid El Ghazoui, tweeted about the experience, calling the arrest "racism".
Tarik Z., who allegedly used a fake gun to take a security guard as a hostage at the NOS studios in January, will appear in front of court on Tuesday, the Public Prosecutor announced. The now 20-year old man is suspected of kidnapping, threats and illegal possession of a weapon for the incident at the Hilversum Media Park.
The city of Rotterdam banned the Eredivisie match between Rotterdam Feyenoord and SBV Vitesse scheduled on Sunday, the Dutch football association KNVB reported on Thursday. Police in a tenuous contract negotiation with the Ministry of Security and Justice planned a short strike on Sunday, refusing to guard the event.
Police in Amsterdam shot a 34-year-old man in the leg early Thursday morning after he allegedly lunged towards officers with a knife. The shooting took place in the "Vluchttoren," a nickname given to a squatted building on Jan Tooropstraat used as a shelter for failed asylum seekers and undocumented immigrants.
The son in law of the woman who was shot and killed on her balcony in Amsterdam in January, was arrested in February on a weapons charge and has been in custody since.
From Thursday emergency situations can also be reported through a special 112 smartphone app called SOS Alarm.
A number of men in Midden-Nederland have received blackmail letters stating that pictures were taken of them in a parking area, a known meeting place for gay men, and that these pictures will be made public if they do not pay a sum of money.
A customer reportedly abused by the staff in a Jumbo store in Eindhoven on Saturday called the situation "medieval," in an anonymous letter to broadcaster Omroep Brabant. He was physically restrained, accused by personnel of stealing a bottle of wine, but police on the scene sided with customer.
A 32-year old man was arrested on Wednesday at the Roosendaal train station for threatening NS conductor's life, police states in a press release.
A 5-year-boy that went missing Tuesday evening in the German border town of Straelen was found dead earlier today by German police. The boy, Filip, was found in a pond in Herongen, just across the border from Venlo where police in Limburg were also assisting in the search.
The police arrested a 20 year old man from The Hague on Monday morning in connection with the arson in the Marthal in Rotterdam on March 3rd.
Helpful bystanders managed to stop a hijacking in Almelo on Tuesday night. Both of the hijackers, two men from Den Ham aged 18 and 22 years, were arrested.
Seven people were stuck hanging upside down about 25 meters in the air when a carnival attraction, a Booster, broke down in Didam on Tuesday. Firefighters were able to free them after about 20 minutes.
The police found a large amount of baby milk powder on Monday in the Hague after chasing three men who had broken into several storage areas. The three managed to escape.
The police arrested two men for threatening train workers in two separate incidents on Monday.
Two police officers fired two shots at a car on the corner of Javastraat and Tongerseweg in Maastricht on Sunday afternoon to prevent the car from crashing in to them.
On Saturday the police arrested a 35 year old man from Vught for a burglary in Eindhoven. The police were able to identify the suspect due to DNA evidence found in the Eindhoven home - he left a can of soda he drank from in the house.
A man robbed the Kruidvat on Amsterdamsestraatweg in Utrecht on Saturday using a small model crossbow. The police are looking for witnesses.
The organizers for the Oldtimershow in in Oosterwolde, Gelderland on Sunday, did not specifically apply for a licence to use a crane in the event. The crane toppled on Sunday afternoon, killing a 48 year old man from Oosterwolde. Ten other people, including children, were injured and had to be taken to the hospital.
A gunman stormed into a Roosendaal cafe Sunday morning and fired several shots before barricading himself in the building. It happened shortly after 10:45 a.m., with officers eventually arresting the man at about 1 p.m., Rosendaal police said.
Police in Amsterdam closed the Rijksmuseum on Sunday morning after an unusual object was found near the entrance. The national museum was evacuated by 10:30 a.m., and reopened about thirty minutes later, police said.
A Dutch Hercules C-130 aircraft landed in Eindhoven shortly before 4 p.m. carrying seven coffins with human remains from the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 plane crash in eastern Ukraine. The military transport plane’s landing marked the official end of the MH17 international recovery effort, 290 days after the tragedy.
The body of a 46 year old woman was found floating in the water on Burgemeester Tienhovengracht in Amsterdam on Thursday afternoon. The police believe she drowned.