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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.

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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.

IUR
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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Sep 12 '14 14:32

Ahmed Aboutaleb will be mayor of Rotterdam for another six years. The first Moroccan-Dutch mayor of the Netherlands has been given a second term by Royal Decree.

Sep 11 '14 15:40

The number of children attending public school is shrinking rapidly. In 2012 there were one and a half million children attending public school, in 2025 there are 100 thousand less - a decrease of 7 percent.

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Sep 11 '14 13:53

King Willem Alexander received a letter in which the now 83 year old Cor Priele from Sleeuwijk admits that he stole a golden cord from the Golden Carriage a long time ago.

Sep 11 '14 13:30

Minister Opstelten of Security and Justice was until yesterday in the Committee of recommendation of the Gergjev Festival. In this he supported a dear comrade of Russian President Putin.

Reliquary
Sep 10 '14 09:44

A silver reliquary belonging to the Greek orthodox church in Rotterdam was stolen on Saturday afternoon. According to the church, the box contained pieces of the very cross where Jesus Christ was crucified 2000 years ago, along with other items, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.

Sep 9 '14 15:16

Construction of two residential towers “Boston” and “Seattle” at the Wilhelmina Pier in Rotterdam has been shut down as photography experts suspect that bombs dating back from World War II may remain hidden underground.

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Sep 8 '14 14:19

The Safety Region Rotterdam-Rijnmond announced on Saturday that the Best Western ART Hotel in Mijnsheren Avenue in Rotterdam had been evacuated due to a fire in the underground parking structure.

World Port Days in Rotterdam this past weekend (Source: Twitter/@Njeriwajoe)
Sep 8 '14 13:01

The World Port Days in Rotterdam this weekend drew a record number of visitors. 450 thousand people attended this event to have a look behind the scenes of Rotterdam's port.

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