Rotterdam

scooter
Jun 3 '14 08:25

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."

Syrian refugees
May 30 '14 11:57

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.

Driver
May 29 '14 11:46

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.

May 29 '14 10:38

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.

May 26 '14 11:31

According to the Party for Animals(PvdD), elephants at Circus Renz International, currently in Rotterdam, are being mistreated, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.

May 16 '14 14:11

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.

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May 14 '14 14:36

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.

May 12 '14 15:57

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.

A so-called Container Town
May 12 '14 15:05

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.

A so-called Container Town
May 9 '14 09:02

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.

May 8 '14 08:34

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 Van
May 5 '14 12:07

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.

May 5 '14 11:52

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.

Volkert van der G.
May 2 '14 08:02

Volkert van der G., the environmental activist who killed politician Pim Fortuyn, will be freed today after 12 years in prison, having served two-thirds of his sentence. Van der G. will have to adhere to some conditions of his release.

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.

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