Judging by the 8,500 kilograms of coke they confiscated in the first ten months of 2013, authorities in Rotterdam have probably set a new record for the city.
Rotterdam is one the top 10 must-see destinations in the world in 2014, according to Rough Guide.
By now, most people know that with a few international work opportunities under your belt, you can not only boost your career and spice up your CV, but will also be rewarded with unforgettable personal experiences. Each year, more and more people choose to be expatriates, and the Netherlands are among the more popular destinations not only for expats from the EU, but from around the globe.
The 14-year-old Hamza from Rotterdam is still in an induced coma, after he was critically injured on New Year's Eve by shrapnel from a parking meter, that was blown up with illegal fireworks. The boy sustained brain damage.
The ban on away supporters of Ajax Amsterdam and Feyenoord Rotterdam will not be lifted during the next two matches between the clubs.
A fifth suspect was arrested Wednesday afternoon in the case of the fireworks incident on the Wolphaertsbocht in Rotterdam last New Year's Eve. A 19-year-old Rotterdam local was arrested in Delfshaven. He is suspected of involvement in the incident.
Police arrested four youth who may have something to do with blowing up a parking meter in Rotterdam on New Year's Eve. They are suspected of attempted manslaughter and causing an explosion.
In early December, four big Dutch cities – Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Utrecht – requested the government to ban scooters from bike paths and require bike riders to wear helmets.
A 14-year-old boy is still in critical condition after shrapnel from an early New Year's Day explosion hit him in the head. The boy was standing more than 40 meters away from a group of people who blew up a parking meter using fireworks.
The manager of a psychiatric clinic was shot and killed on the first day of the new year in his hometown, Berkel en Rodenrijs, in Zuid Holland just north of Rotterdam.
The Boijmans Van Beuningen museum in Rotterdam is sending the painting, The Head of Christ, to Springfield Museums in Massachusetts, United States, for an exhibition this month.
More than 80,000 complaints about fireworks disturbance have been lodged at the special hotline around year-end. And there is a likely correlation between the grade of fireworks that was sold, the disturbance and the victims.
The mother of a Russian asylum seeker who killed himself after being denied refuge in the Netherlands does not blame the Netherlands for her son's death. In an interview with a regional newspaper publisher, Lyudmila Doronina said any anger she might have had towards the country could not bring her son back.
After gritting his teeth over last year's second place, Richard Visser from Rotterdam is once again the winner of the "oliebollen"test of AD (Algemeen Dagblad). It's the ninth time Visser wins the contest.
The hotline for reporting illegal fireworks was down several hours on Thursday as a result of a cyber-attack. Wednesday evening the site was down for several hours after a cyber attack, and Thursday it was attacked again.
In Rotterdam, a car hit three people in a pedestrian area early this morning, Nos reports Wednesday.
There have been 150 murders in the Netherlands so far this year; after the record drop the country noted last year, the murder statistics peaked this year with an increase of 8 so far.
The first covered fresh market in the Netherlands will be built in Rotterdam.
Immigrants from fellow EU countries will as of next year be presented with a "participation declaration" upon their registration in the Netherlands.
Turkish Airlines announced that it is setting up a new base in Rotterdam The Hague Airport.
Rotterdam has decided not to punish the Rotterdam Philharmonic Gergiev Festival for statements made by the group's namesake linking homosexuals and pedophiles. On Sunday, the largest party on the city council, PvdA, demanded conductor Valery Gergiev's resignation for his September comments.
May have been behind French university entrance exam theft: An 18-year-old man was arrested in Rotterdam, suspected of hacking thousands of computers, is also being investigated by authorities for the theft and distribution of an exam administered to all students in France trying to graduate from secondary school.
31 people were in a Rotterdam apartment building were brought to a hospital overnight after reporting symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning. The people were evacuated from nine homes in a Rotterdam Zuid apartment building.