It seems that a number of cities in the Netherlands will start with an experiment with controlled cannabis cultivation next year, despite the fact that Minister Ivo Opstelten of Security and Justice is still firmly opposed to the idea.
The police found the body of a 56 year old Rotterdam resident in Bredenoord on Friday night. An autopsy revealed that the man was possibly murdered. The victim was last seen alive on December 10th, two days before his body was discovered.
The new slogan for Rotterdam was unveiled yesterday morning: 'Rotterdam. Make it happen'. It replaces 'World Port World City'.
Passengers on Dutch national rail carrier NS will find their waiting times shortened as the transportation firm rolls out their new schedule, putting more trains on the tracks. The service increase comes at a time when the company's conductors and workers say they are concerned that they are overworked with minimal time for breaks, and no rest in between hours-long routes.
The National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) has confirmed that the patient who was recently admitted to Erasmus MC with Ebola symptoms, is not infected with the virus. This has been determined by the results of specific tests.
The firs lawsuit over "unmanned air vehicles" appeared in the cantonal court in Rotterdam on Thursday. The court must determine whether photographer Roel Dijkstra "participated in the air traffic with a model aircraft" without permission from Rotterdam Airport.
Yesterday police officer Deddy S. (37) was sentenced to one year in prison and 240 hours of community service for shooting motorist Ali Ouaalit in 2012.
The editors of Elsevier have named Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb of Rotterdam the Dutchman of the Year for 2014. Chief editor of Elsevier Arendo Joustra made this announcement yesterday at the city hall of Rotterdam.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has indefinitely removed all Dr. Walter Lewin's online lectures, according to MIT News. The decision was made by the institute after the retired faculty member was reportedly accused of online sexual harassment.
A driver with possible Ebola symptoms, was assisted and escourted to Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam earlier on Tuesday.
On Sunday morning the police intervened in a street race on the Maasvlakte in Rotterdam. The 84 attendees all got a speeding ticket.
There was also a street race on the Prinses Maximaweg, which caused a lot of noise and disturbed the peace. Many vehicles were parked on the roadway so that regular motorists could not pass.
Employees of the Zeehaven police cordoned off the area and gave the 84 attendees speeding tickets. After that the peace was restored.
A special examination recently occurred in the Meander Medical Center. A nearly 1,000 year old mummy received a CT scan and had samples taken with an endoscope. Several hospital employees helped with this unique project in their free time.
The Fire Department discovered over 20 boxes of fireworks, after extinguishing a brief, but ferocious fire that broke out in a house on Flatusstraat, Capelle aan den Ijssel, on Saturday. The police were contacted upon discovery, and further investigation lead them to finding 575 kilograms of illegal fireworks in the 46-year-old resident's home.
Two men were in police custody on Sunday suspected of assaulting a pair of NS train workers protecting a female passenger. The men, aged 20 and 30, are accused of first harassing a woman at the Rijssen station and on the train to Almelo, then attacking the train conductor that assisted the women once in Almelo, Overijssel.
The company Uber has to stop the taxi service UberPOP. The Board of Appeals for businesses has determined that drivers transporting people in their own car for a fee with UberPOP, do so illegally if they do not have a taxi license.
The Netherlands will host the European Football Championshipf for women in the summer of 2017, UEFA announced on Thursday.
Those celebrating Sinterklaas tonight must remember to take the rush hour traffic into account. The Traffic Information Service warns that the evening rush hour will possibly twice as busy than usual.
The controversial transport service UberPOP is now also available in Rotterdam and the Hague.
"Race the Tube" has reached the Netherlands. An 18 year old boy in Rotterdam managed to race the metro between two stops. Sany Fernandes got of the train at station Beurs, sprinted to Leuvehaven station, and there jumped into to the same subway car where his friends were waiting.
The identity of the woman who was found in the dunes of Zeebrugge in 2010 has puzzled the Belgian police for more than four years. Only now it has become clear that she is a Bulgarian woman from Rotterdam.
There was a disruption in train traffic from Rotterdam and the Hague this morning.
Rotterdam's very first indoor fresh food market has earned itself a spot on the Guardian's Top 10 Food Markets in Europe.
Jules Deelder, the Night Mayor of Rotterdam, turned 70 and was allowed to be the Day Mayor of Rotterdam for eight hours. He was installed in the Rotterdam council chamber shortly after celebrating his birthday. In his inaugural speech he appealed for more unity among all residents, whatever nationality.
Rotterdam is taking drastic measures to improve air quality. This includes expanding the environmental zone, so that the most polluting vehicles are no longer allowed in a large part of the city.