Rotterdam

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.

Computer
Jul 4 '14 08:54

The police in The Netherlands have received more reports of child pornography in 2013 than in 2012. Reported incidents of the production, spreading or downloading of child pornography was 535 in 2013. Compared to 496 in 2012, that's an 8 percent rise.

Jul 3 '14 16:06

A 79 year old man from Hellevoetsluis lay dead in his home for three months before the body was discovered. Concerned neighbours reported the man missing to the police. Reports indicate that the man had no family and did not socialize often. According to police, the man died of natural causes.

Paloma Faith
Jul 1 '14 14:34

Paloma Faith, Bootsy Collins & the Funk Unity Band, Natalie Cole, daughter of jazz legend Nat King Cole. These are all th fabulous names that will appear at this year's sold-out North Sea Jazz Festival on the 11th, 12th and 13th of July in Ahoy in Rotterdam.

Jun 24 '14 15:53

Telecommunications provider Vodafone is set to offer LTE Advanced to the Dutch market, the company said in a statement. The news comes days after rival KPN made an announcement revealing similar plans. While KPN will offer the faster internet option from July, Vodafone users will have to wait until later this year.

Jun 16 '14 14:33

A hand grenade from the Second World War was discovered in a dredging ship of the Damen company based in Schiedam yesterday morning. The grenade was pulled out of a harbor during a dredging job.

Ajax Club
Jun 13 '14 12:02

Dutch football association KNVB has sent Amsterdam football club Ajax a bill for the damage that the club's supporters caused at the cup final last May in De Kuip stadium.

Toddler Saved
Jun 10 '14 15:36

A 14-year-old girl is being called a hero for rescuing a two-year-old toddler found convulsing in a Rotterdam swimming hole. Amina El Bahmouti was playing in the Kralingen Lake with her girlfriend, Sara, when Sara pointed out the struggling boy.

Jun 7 '14 11:25

A human skull dating back to the Middle Stone Age was fished from the seabed near the North Sea coast, according to archaeologists working with the province of Noord Holland. The well-preserved skull fragment is estimated at 9,500 years old, and was part of the head of an adult male, the researchers said.

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