Rotterdam

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Sep 3 '18 08:42

Nine people were injured in a rear-end collision between two trams on Dwasdijk in Rotterdam on Sunday afternoon.

One victim sustained a head injury, according to ANP. The others had neck complaints, among other things. Four people were taken to hospital for examination. One was referred to a GP. And the other four were treated by paramedics at the scene.

The collision involved tram 23 and the Feyenoord tram. The authorities are investigating how the accident happened. 

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Aug 31 '18 08:05

The police found homemade explosives while searching a house on Söderblomplaats in Rotterdam on Thursday. The house was searched as part of an ongoing investigation, the police said on Twitter.

The explosives consisted of dangerous fireworks, bottles and rods of iron, according to NOS. A police spokesperson told NOS that there are currently no indications that the explosives are linked to terrorism.

The police did not say whether any arrests were made. Defense's explosive removal team removed the explosives and will detonate them elsewhere. 

New Year's fireworks at the Erasmus Bridge in Rotterdam, 1 Jan 2018
Aug 24 '18 08:14

Rotterdam entrepreneur Rob Lagendijk is planning a petition to make Rotterdam the new capital of the Netherlands. He wants to collect 40 thousand signatures to get this topic on the political agenda. Arjen Dubbelaar, faction leader of Groep de Mos, thinks that The Hague should be the new Dutch capital, AT5 reports.

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Aug 21 '18 10:50

A 68-year-old woman was attacked by a dog on Kouterstraat in Rotterdam on Monday afternoon. She was taken to hospital with serious injuries, the Telegraaf reports.

The woman was walking on the street around 3:00 p.m. when the dog suddenly attacked her, according to the newspaper. Witnesses immediately called the police. The victim hid in a house while bystanders kept the dog under control.

Emergency services responded to the scene. The woman was taken to the Maasstad Hospital Rotterdam with bites to her arm and abdomen. 

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Aug 15 '18 11:00

The number of schools in the Netherlands for pupils between 10 and 14 years old will double in the coming school year. These middle-schools are an experiment intended to help pupils with the transition from primary school to secondary school.

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Aug 14 '18 11:10

For the first time students in the Netherlands on average pay over 400 euros per month for a room. Student housing rents increased more than 5 percent compared to last year, according to student housing website Kamernet, RTL Nieuws reports. 

Amsterdam is the most expensive when it comes to student housing, with an average price of 571 euros per month for a room. Rotterdam saw a student housing rent increase of 7.4 percent to 460 euros per month. 

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Aug 13 '18 11:20

Saturday night was a "grim night" in Rotterdam, the Rotterdam police said on Twitter. A total of 12 people were arrested for various offenses on Saturday night and during the early hours of Sunday morning.

Arrests were made for public intoxication, vandalism and assault, among other things.

"Three people were so annoying" that police officers had to use pepper spray on them to get them under control. 

High school classroom
Aug 10 '18 10:10

Chaos reigns at the Prins Alexander location of joint vocational education institution Zadkine-Albeda in Rotterdam. According to a whistleblower, there is drug dealing everywhere and having sex in the bathroom is a regular activity. Leefbaar Rotterdam city councilor Jari Esbeukman submitted written questions about this to the city council, the Telegraaf reports. 

De Riemerstraat in The Hague changed to Mien van Breestraat, 7 August 2018
Aug 8 '18 11:00

Feminist action group De Bovengrondse changed dozens of street names across the Netherlands on Tuesday in a protest for more female representation on Dutch streets. Armed with homemade street signs, members of De Bovengrondse changed street names to famous women including Mies Bouwman, Beyonce, Mien van Bree and Suze Groeneweg, NOS reports.

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Aug 3 '18 08:54

There are plans in motion to ban smoking on multiple Rotterdam streets in the area around Erasmus MC, the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences and the Erasmiaans Gymnasium, AD reports. According to non-smokers association Clean Air Nederland, if these plans succeed, Rotterdam will be the first municipality to implement a smoking ban for entire streets.

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Aug 2 '18 14:30

Firefighters rescued four children, their mother and a dog from a burning home on Oost-Pietermanstraat in Rotterdam on Thursday morning. The family was trapped on the first floor while a fire raged on the ground floor, RTL Nieuws reports.

The mother and one child was taken to hospital for monitoring, due to concerns about smoke inhalation. The other children were checked over at the scene. An animal ambulance took care of the dog.

Rotterdam police find 1,125 kilos of cocaine hidden in a shipment of frozen fish from Ecuador, 6 July 2018
Aug 2 '18 12:50

A massive shipment fish that the Rotterdam police seized in a drug bust last month, is being donated to zoos and aquariums in the Netherlands, the Public Prosecutor announced. It involves thousands of kilograms of hake and cod that were used to hide 1,125 kilograms of cocaine from Ecuador.

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Aug 2 '18 12:00

Dutch drug criminals are increasingly involved in making crystal meth. Over the past year, 10 crystal meth laboratories were dismantled in the Netherlands. "A few years ago, we hardly ever saw it", a police spokesperson said to NRC, calling 2018 a "turning point" in the production of meth.

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Aug 1 '18 11:50

Hundreds of people participated in a silent march through Rotterdam on Tuesday. The march was a protest against sexual harassment and violence, and to show support for a young woman who was brutally raped in the city. They carried signs with texts like "No means no", "We are not objects", "Our rights are not up for grabs, neither are we", and "Private property, consent mandatory".

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Jul 31 '18 11:30

The residents of the Rotterdam district of De Esch expressed massive support for the Indonesian student who was in front of her home in the neighborhood a week and a half ago. In an initiative organized by two local residents, some 530 cards and messages were written for the young woman, NOS reports.

13 kilos of crystal meth found in a flat in Zuidwijk in Rotterdam, 26 July 2018
Jul 30 '18 16:10

The police discovered 13 kilograms of crystal meth, a firearm and silencer and ammunition while searching an apartment in Zuidwijk in Rotterdam on Thursday last week. A 52-year-old man from Colombia was arrested. The street value of the drugs is more than 2 million euros, the police said on Monday.

Officers noticed the apartment because it is registered as uninhabited, yet movement was observed inside and there were reports of people going in and out with large bags.

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Jul 30 '18 13:10

There will be no trains running between Utrecht and Rotterdam Centraal, and between Utrecht and The Hague this week. This line is closed until August 6th due to maintenance on the track around Gouda, NOS reports.

Around 75 percent of the railway around Gouda will be renewed, which includes replacing points, rails, sleepers and rail gravel. This is only possible if train traffic is completely halted. NS and ProRail chose this week for this task, as it is summer holidays and many people are away on vacation. 

Jul 27 '18 07:48

After weeks of drought, parts of Zuid- and Midden-Nederland were hit by a rain storm on Thursday evening. One person was killed and one injured in Rotterdam when a tree fell on their car. In Gelderland thousands of homes were without power for a few hours. And Roosendaal was hit by a whirlwind, NOS and AD report.

Meteorological institute KNMI issued a code yellow warning for Noord-Brabant, Zuid-Holland, Zeeland, Gelderland and Utrecht on Thursday night. The service predicted thunderstorms, with gusts up to 70 kilometers per hour and hailstones up to 2 centimeters.

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Jul 26 '18 08:10

One person was injured in a shooting on 's-Gravendijkwal in Rotterdam around midnight on Wednesday. The victim was taken to hospital with unknown injuries, the police said on Twitter. 

The circumstances surrounding the shooting are still unclear. The police are investigating, and call on witnesses to come forward.

A forensic investigation was done at the scene.

The victim's current condition is unknown.

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Jul 25 '18 15:10

The police arrested a suspect for the  in front of her home on Herman Bavinckstraat in Rotterdam on Saturday. The 18-year-old man from Rotterdam was arrested on Tuesday evening, the police announced on Wednesday.

Police guard in a detention center
Jul 23 '18 13:50

Two men were arrested in Rotterdam on June 17th on suspicion of planning attacks in the Netherlands and France, the Public Prosecutor announced on Monday. The suspects are 22 and 27 years old, and both of Moroccan nationality. They were arrested based on information from intelligence agency AIVD, the Prosecutor said.

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Jul 23 '18 08:11

A young woman was attacked and raped in front of her home on Herman Bavinckstraat in Rotterdam on Saturday morning. She was rushed to hospital, where she underwent surgery and is currently still in intensive care. So far the police were unable to extensively talk to her. The police are looking for a dark-skinned man of around 20. He was wearing a dark colored hoodie and cycling on a dark colored bicycle.

For Sale signs (Source: Wikimedia/Andy F)
Jul 20 '18 13:40

The prices of existing homes in the Netherlands increased by 8.8 percent in the second quarter compared to a year earlier, reaching a record high. The number of home sales decreased almost everywhere in the country, Statistics Netherlands and the Land Registry reported on Friday.

Water police
Jul 20 '18 12:10

A sailboat and a tugboat sank at the Botlek bridge near Hoogvliet in Rotterdam at around 7:45 a.m. on Friday. Two people who were on board the sailboat ended up in the water, but have since been rescued, according to the local safety office, AD reports.

The sailboat crew members were fished out of the water by a dinghy that happened to be sailing by. They were checked over by paramedics and did not have to go to the hospital. 

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