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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A 10-year old handicapped boy named Tiago was given a new computer when thieves stole his old one from his home in Hoogvliet, Rotterdam. The boy used the expensive computer as a communication tool which his mother says "he can't go a day without".
The Amsterdam ArenA will serve as the home base for the Dutch men's national football team in the run-up to the 2016 European Championship. Oranje will play all of its home matches in the qualifying round at the Amsterdam stadium, according to the national football association KNVB.
Northern Randstad cities as places to live seem to be growing in popularity compared to the rest of The Netherlands. According to the newest edition of the annual Atlas for Municipalities, presented today, Amsterdam and Utrecth are among the most attractive cities on the list.
Scooters can now be taken off the bicycle paths in municipalities, and scooter owners may be obligated to wear helmets. This comes from a letter by minister Melanie Schultz van Haegen of Infrastructure and Environment, who writes Parliament that the rules are being amended to make room for "local customs."
At midnight on Thursday, the pistol shot sounded for the walk organized by Night of the Refugees to raise money for Syrian refugees. The walk started in Rotterdam, and ended in The Hague.
Alderman for Rotterdam, Joost Eerdmans (Safety), is heading the fight against anti-social driving behavior in the city. Together with the Netherlands Institute for Traffic Safety (NIV), Eerdmans is planning to confront the culprits with the effects of angry driving with test drives.
A man brandishing a sledgehammer as well as a firearm attacked a police officer on the Hellendaalstraat in Rotterdam on Wednesday. The police officer shot the attacker in the leg.
According to the Party for Animals(PvdD), elephants at Circus Renz International, currently in Rotterdam, are being mistreated, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.
The RTL program Project P about bullying in schools, has been ordered by the court in Lelystad to remove Monday's episode from the schedule. The school where the episode was filmed demanded that the judge hold back the program. The court conceded as the privacy of the pupils weighs more than RTL's freedom of expression.
Students from the Grafisch Lyceum have given form to the Rotterdam after the bombing of 14 May, 1940. It forms the backdrop of an educational video game. Today, the pilot version of the game will be unveiled, 74 years after the Rotterdam Blitz, the NOS reports.
Some 200,000 pupils in the Netherlands will be taking final exams in the next two weeks. For havo students, today's agenda consists of Art and Management & Organization. For vwo students, the exam Dutch is today. Vmbo-students only start tomorrow.
Rotterdam's plans for a Container Town where the city's asocial families will be placed is meant to serve as a harmless solution to a nuisance problem. According to experts, however, such 'aso-villages' won't solve anything.
The city of Rotterdam is planning to construct an area outside the city in which asocial families will be placed in twenty containers. Leader of Leefbaar Rotterdam, Joost Eerdmans, says that families who are "too intelligent for the psychiatric clinic, not criminal enough for jail, but too dangerous for the neighborhood" will be made to live in this Container Town.
Dozens of mayors have signed a letter supporting the assertion of Children’s Ombudsman Marc Dullaert that too many kids are refused asylum in the Netherlands. Bunnik mayor Hans Martijn Ostendorp let the call to action, which was supported by mayors across the Netherlands. The letter is being sent to Fred Teeven, the State Secretary for Security and Justice (VVD).
Police in Rotterdam arrested two men who kidnapped a woman on Sunday. Thanks to eye-witnesses, police were able to find the men and take them to the station for questioning.
Many households will not accept having to cut costs, favoring borrowing, and consequently debts, instead. By piling on the credit, these households are slowly slipping into the abyss of debt counseling. The number of risky debts grew with almost 20 percent in seven years' time.