Rotterdam

Oct 9 '14 12:13

Construction of of two residential towers at the Wilhemina Pier in Rotterdam has been resumed, after experts feared that two WWII bombs may be trapped underneath. Further research has been unable to detect any bombs.

Oct 8 '14 19:18

The police acted wrongly after a conversation with the later murdered musician Arjun Autar from Rotterdam

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Oct 8 '14 19:16

Dutch ophthalmologists warn about the danger of powerful laser pens. In the past two years they saw 17 cases (mostly children) of irreparable eye damage caused by laser irritation.

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Oct 7 '14 12:49

The utter chaos on the railway between The Hague and Rotterdam in February was caused by unprecedented poor communication from railway manager ProRail.

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Oct 6 '14 14:14

The 48 year old father of Breda folk singer Sander Kwarten was stabbed six times on Sunday night during a quarrel in cafe 't Trefpunt in Rucphen. According to the police he is stable and was taken to a hospital in Rotterdam.

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Oct 6 '14 09:28

A man who flew to the Netherlands from Sierra Leone rode on the train and a bus before arriving at a Dordrecht hospital, where he is being treated for symptoms of Ebola virus. Results of the tests to determine if he has the deadly virus will be released on Monday.

Feyenoord-Liege fight
Oct 3 '14 17:05

Uefa launched an investigation Friday into crowd disturbances moments before the beginning of Thursday’s match between Feyenoord and Standard Liège, newswire ANP reports. Supporters of the Belgian side broke through fencing meant to secure the visitor’s section in Rotterdam’s De Kuip stadium, and tried to fight with the home team’s supporters.

Stadium security and mobile police units were brought in, and managed to calm the situation.

Police arrested 29 Standard Liège supporters, of which three were reportedly still in custody Friday afternoon.

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Oct 2 '14 13:49

A former child soldier from Sierra Leone has been sentenced to 5 years in prison and psychiatric care for killing his upstairs neighbor in Rotterdam in December 2011.

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Oct 1 '14 14:48

The municipality of Rotterdam possibly wants to build a new mid-sized music venue in the city. On Wednesday the council called for plans to be submitted.

Oct 1 '14 14:31

Queen Maximan opened the Artis microbe museum yesterday afternoon. This afternoon she will open the Market Hall in Rotterdam.

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Oct 1 '14 11:49

According to research by AMC in Amsterdam, one in six victims of a serious accident develop post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Hospitals don't pay attention to this, causing victims to go about untreated.

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Sep 30 '14 13:25

The world's largest cruise ship, the Oasis of the Seas, arrived in Rotterdam on Monday night.

The ship, carrying 5,400 passengers and 1,500 crew members, drew a lot of attention along the route. It docked in Rotterdam to be refurbished.

The ship departed from Spanish city Malaga on September 24th.

The Oasis of the Seas is expected to be in the Netherlands for two weeks.

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Sep 29 '14 13:08

A truck driving through the guardrail on the A16 at the Van Brienenoord bridge near Riddekerk junction caused major traffic problems around Rotterdam today.

Sep 29 '14 11:16

Politicians in Rotterdam have told football club Feyenoord that it may have to come up with the millions needed for the extra land that construction company BAM needs to rebuild De Kuip stadium according to their measurements, De Telegraaf reports.

Zuiderparkspelen
Sep 29 '14 10:11

Eight people were injured Sunday when a horse got spooked and ran into a crowd at the Zuiderparkspelen cowboys and indians party for kids in Rotterdam. Two children were among three wounded, who have been brought to hospital for treatment, the police reports.

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Sep 26 '14 09:21

Apple's iPhone 6 is available in The Netherlands today, and eager Apple fans were already lining up outside stores Thursday evening hoping to get their hands on an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus.

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Sep 25 '14 09:20

Two female students have stepped to the judge to plead their case against an administrator of the Islamic University of Rotterdam (IUR) of sexual intimidation. After attempting to deal with the issue at the school itself, the students were kicked out, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.

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Sep 24 '14 13:02

The staff of Akzo Nobel in Rotterdam is going on strike again today at 14:00 pm.

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Sep 23 '14 12:43

The world's largest cruise ship is heading towards Rotterdam.

RET
Sep 19 '14 07:45

Tram traffic in the North and the center of Rotterdam was put on hold yesterday after an industrial accident occurred during maintenance work. One RET maintenance worker had to be brought to hospital after he received an electric shock, the NOS reports.

Museum
Sep 18 '14 11:21

The Natural History Museum in Rotterdam has expressed its wish to exhibit the wild boars that were shot dead by a hunter last week. The hunter himself is the rightful owner of the cadavers, and will have to make the call whether the museum can buy the boars or not, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.

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Sep 18 '14 10:50

Due to the housing shortage, Amsterdam is falling behind on placing refugees in homes. The municipality now wants to limit the flow of asylum seekers to the city from next year, De Volkskrant reports.

Sep 17 '14 17:21

The City Region of Rotterdam is considering limiting advertisements on buses as well as trams.

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Sep 17 '14 10:38

New measures to protect The Netherlands from flooding and to secure fresh water have been taken up in the new Delta Plan, which is receiving €20 billion in investment over the next 30 years, De Volkskrant reports.

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