Rotterdam

May 1 '14 14:59

In the Rotterdam harbor, 30 activists from Greenpeace were arrested on Thursday morning. The group was protesting the controversial Russian Mikhail Ulyanov oil tanker with two ships, including the Rainbow Warrior.

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Apr 29 '14 12:07

Police on Monday arrested three men in connection with a shooting incident that left one man dead in Rotterdam Friday.

A 29-year-old man from Rotterdam had died during the shooting incident at Paul Krügerstraat in Rotterdam-Zuid. Police say officers had been directed to the area around 6.50pm after receiving reports of shots being fired there. When they reached the scene, the Rotterdammer was lying on the ground, bleeding. He died on the spot.

Apr 28 '14 09:03

A fire, that is thought to have broken out in a parked car in the Pinkstraat in Rotterdam-West, ravaged four other cars in the street.

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Apr 25 '14 16:20

The traditional pre-party to King's Day, 'Koningsnacht' will be celebrated in Dutch cities like The Hague, Utrecht and Amsterdam. Several hundreds of thousands of partygoers are expected to descend on city centers Friday night.

Ajax Club
Apr 24 '14 10:29

In the next three years, Ajax will also keep its supporters at home if there is an away game with Feyenoord. The club managers are punishing their own supporters in this way for their hooliganism during the lost cup final against PEC Zwolle in De Kuip stadium.

Bikes in Amsterdam
Apr 24 '14 07:59

The rental prices on student rooms in the Netherlands have risen in the las year by an average of 1.4 percent.

Rotterdam Centraal
Apr 17 '14 16:08

A student from Rotterdam, Marlies, has become the center of a national discussion about what Rotterdam commuters are viewing as an absurd new ruling on RET trams. For consuming a sandwich in the metro, you could incur a fine of €100.

Apr 16 '14 13:12

Around 100 care home residents had to leave the home Tuesday night after a fire broke out. The home, Het Lichtpunt, on the Homerusplein in Rotterdam, had around over 200 people affected by the fire. 100 of them had to stay in a hotel, with the others able to stay with family or friends, the police reports.

American Airlines
Apr 15 '14 11:44

The Dutch teenager, Sarah, who tweeted a fake threat to American Airlines is free again after a hearing in Rotterdam, the police reports. She remains a suspect, however.

Apr 15 '14 07:59

Police in Rotterdam arrested a 14-year old girl because of a tweet she sent to American Airlines in which she impersonates a terrorist, and hints at a future attack.

Bullying
Apr 11 '14 10:47

Johnny de Mol, who is co-presenter of the upcoming RTL 5 program Project P: Stop Het Pesten with Dennis Weening, thinks that judgement has been cast over the show too early. "Before it has been seen", he said in RTL Late Night.

cocaine
Apr 10 '14 09:53

Police in Colombia have seized a shipment of 7 tons of cocaine bound for The Netherlands in the port of Cartagena. This is the second biggest bust of cocaine in the last 13 years, Colombian civil servants announced Wednesday.

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Apr 7 '14 10:33

The Van Brienenoordbrug bridge section of the A16 between Rotterdam and Breda was closed off for around one hour Monday morning.

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Apr 7 '14 08:00

Six people have been arrested in Rotterdam on Saturday after a knife fight broke out, the police reports. At least one person has been injured and is in hospital.

Stevie Wonder
Mar 31 '14 11:43

On the 12th of July, Motown legend Stevie Wonder will be performing live onstage at the North Sea Jazz festival in Rotterdam.

Mar 31 '14 07:54

Police in Dordrecht have apprehended a 27-year old man from Rotterdam, who is a suspect in a fatal shooting that happened on Friday in Hoogvliet. A 34-year old man, Ulrig, was killed.

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Mar 27 '14 14:35

At the Rotterdam café Beurs, a DJ incited the crowd to chant homophobic slurs to be chanted in the club last weekend. A visitor filed a complaint with the ant-discrimination office Radar, Algemeen Dagblad reports.

Mar 26 '14 09:37

In many cities, there were more votes counted than voters at the municipal council elections of 19 March. An analysis from the Algemeen Dagblad shows that especially Amsterdam and Rotterdam has been counting many 'phantom votes'.

Hamit Karakus
Mar 25 '14 07:32

PvdA-leader Hamit Karakus stepped down from his position in Rotterdam on Monday due to the heavy blows the party had to take during the municipal council elections. The party dropped from 14 to eight seats.

Mar 21 '14 19:45

All around the Netherlands calls go out for a recount of the votes. In several cities victories are gained, or losses are suffered by a difference of just one vote.

Cocaine
Mar 21 '14 12:37

Five suspects have been apprehended in Rotterdam over the last few weeks by the police. Goods and money worth around €1 million was seized in the operations.

Mar 21 '14 10:37

A giraffe has been pictured saying a touching last farewell to a zoo co-worker, who was dying of cancer.

Mar 19 '14 10:58

At train stations in big cities, voters formed long queues this morning to vote at the special booths.

Mar 18 '14 10:39

The Rotterdam bookshop of the bankrupt Polare chain may survive. A group of Polare employees announced on Monday that they have managed to collect enough money to take over the shop. It will be established on the Coolsingel under its old name, Donner, the Telegraaf reports.

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