Rotterdam

Aug 27 '14 13:30

Police have uncovered 4.9 kilos of the illicit narcotic heroin during the search of a building in Rotterdam on Tuesday evening. No suspects have been arrested.

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Aug 26 '14 16:23

According to research done by Erasmus MC in Rotterdam and the GGD, young boys with obesity are more likely to bully than their "lean" peers. In addition, overweight children, both boys and girls, are bullied more often than children with a normal weight.

Jarno Cordia soaring over Rotterdam (Source: Twitter/@mccordia)
Aug 26 '14 14:24

Flying dizzying circles along the Euromast wrapped in a wing suit, was Rotterdam resident Jarno Cordia's dream, AD.nl reports.

Double decker train in Amsterdam
Aug 25 '14 11:15

In the Randstad, the train traffic network is very disrupted on Monday. Due to faults in signals, switches and electricity, traffic from and to Schiphol is almost at a standstill. The Algemeen Dagblad reports that it is unclear when this problem will be solved.

Star of David
Aug 25 '14 11:05

Jewish organizations in The Netherlands want to open up their community institutions to show Dutch school pupils more about Jewish life and history than Holocaust studies. Dutch director of the Amsterdam Liberal Jewish Community (LJG) Madelon Bino tells Trouw that organizations want to show students that there is a difference between Jewish life in The Netherlands and Israeli politics.

An NS train waiting on the tracks (Photo: TahR78/Wikipedia)
Aug 25 '14 07:37

Due to a failure in track switches, there will be fewer trains around the Randstad Monday morning. The NS hopes to have this solved by around 8 a.m.

Computer keyboard
Aug 22 '14 13:39

The 19-year-old Rotterdam hacker Jair M., responsible for uncovering the exam fraud at the Ibn Ghaldoun school, has spent years hacking into girls' computers to spy on them via their webcam.

Port of Rotterdam
Aug 22 '14 11:37

The build of a controversial Russian oil terminal in the Rotterdam port is getting the go-ahead from the Rotterdam city government, despite criticism from the Cabinet and in the Rotterdam City Council about the bad timing with the Russian trade war, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.

Vlaardingen
Aug 18 '14 13:19

A fire ravaged grease factory Aveno in Vlaardingen on Sunday, leaving little of the structure behind. The neighborhood is filled with the smell of soot and oil. A spillage from the factory leaves the embankment of the Koningin Wilhelmina harbor slick. The fire department declared that the fire was put out at around 2.30 a.m. this morning.

OV chipkaart
Aug 15 '14 13:37

Research by Trouw shows that safety on public transport has become safer after the introduction of the OV chip card in 2009, Het Parool reports.

Rotterdam
Aug 14 '14 10:41

Rotterdam's municipal ombudsman, Anne Mieke Zwaneveld published a report today, illuminating the number of problems in the city's social services. She states that in 20 percent of cases, the term for requesting benefits are exceeded, 30 percent of phone calls aren't answered and 20 percent of clients are not called back, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.

Den Haag
Aug 12 '14 09:21

The Hague has come under criticism from Minister Ivo Opstelten (Security and Justice, VVD). Specifically, the manner in which certain events in the city have been allowed to get out of hand are leaving the city's leaders in a state of chaos.

Leo de Kleijn
Aug 11 '14 15:11

The leader of the Socialist Party in Rotterdam, Leo de Kleijn, wants the same treatment that has been given to anti-Semitism to go towards fighting 'islamophobia'.

Luminumpave
Aug 6 '14 14:01

Experiments on light-reflecting asphalt point to the possibility that road administrators could save millions on road-side lighting on highways. In the dark, road-users could even find their way without headlights, De Telegraaf reports.

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Aug 5 '14 10:37

A hostel on the Coolsestraat in Rotterdam was broken into on Monday evening at around 11.30. Police say that a staff member was threatened with a weapon, but that nobody was injured. It is unclear whether the robber made away with anything.

Rotterdam Harbor
Jul 31 '14 11:03

Harbor bosses in Rotterdam's port are worried about the effect that the trade war against Russia will have on Dutch business. The Russian Shtandart oil terminal deal in the Rotterdam harbor is at the brink of collapse, which the harbor managers say is bad news for the city.

PostNL
Jul 30 '14 14:50

PostNL is going to trial delivering packages on Sunday. This service has been developed together with Coolblue, an online shop that is the first to offer Sunday deliveries. The two companies announced today that online shoppers in The Netherlands and Flanders can get packages delivered between 12 and 6 p.m. on Sunday.

Housing Market
Jul 21 '14 11:29

Housing prices in The Netherlands have been higher in the last three months compared to the same period of last year. June saw a 2.2 percent rise in existent houses for sale than in June 2013, the Central Bureau for Statistics Netherlands (CBS)

Police sign
Jul 17 '14 09:56

Jessica van Dijk, 15, from Rotterdam who disappeared Sunday has been found in the Schilderswijk in Den Haag. Police say that she is doing well, considering the circumstances. Four young men were arrested in relation to her disappearance.

Jul 11 '14 11:43

The municipal council of Rotterdam has granted mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb the possibility to run for re-election on nomination from the confidential committee.

Stevie Wonder
Jul 11 '14 11:13

The 39th edition of the North Sea Jazz Festival will open its doors today. The three-day festival takes place in Rotterdam Ahoy with big veteran show-stoppers like as Stevie Wonder and Quincy Jones joined by young talent such as Joss Stone and Pharrell Williams.

RET
Jul 8 '14 14:02

A tram conductor working for the RET transport company was abused by two 17-year-old local boys on Monday afternoon. The boys have been arrested. The Police in Rotterdam-Rijnmond reports.

Brouwerij 't IJ
Jul 7 '14 15:29

In the last 11 years, 'special beer' breweries in The Netherlands have grown in number from 64 in 2003 to 220 this year, according to figures from the Small Brewery Collective (KBC), the largest micro-brewery cooperation in The Netherlands.

border control
Jul 7 '14 08:28

Mayors of eight Dutch and three Belgian cities are going to come together on Tuesday evening for a summit about jihad fighters after the report that threats of a rising number of returned fighters on European soil warned of possible attacks in the future, the AD reports.

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