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.
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.
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.
Johnny de Mol, who is co-presenter of the upcoming RTL 5 program Project P: Stop Het Pesten with Dennis Weening, thinks that judgement has been cast over the show too early. "Before it has been seen", he said in RTL Late Night.
Police in Colombia have seized a shipment of 7 tons of cocaine bound for The Netherlands in the port of Cartagena. This is the second biggest bust of cocaine in the last 13 years, Colombian civil servants announced Wednesday.
The Van Brienenoordbrug bridge section of the A16 between Rotterdam and Breda was closed off for around one hour Monday morning.
Six people have been arrested in Rotterdam on Saturday after a knife fight broke out, the police reports. At least one person has been injured and is in hospital.
On the 12th of July, Motown legend Stevie Wonder will be performing live onstage at the North Sea Jazz festival in Rotterdam.
Police in Dordrecht have apprehended a 27-year old man from Rotterdam, who is a suspect in a fatal shooting that happened on Friday in Hoogvliet. A 34-year old man, Ulrig, was killed.
At the Rotterdam café Beurs, a DJ incited the crowd to chant homophobic slurs to be chanted in the club last weekend. A visitor filed a complaint with the ant-discrimination office Radar, Algemeen Dagblad reports.
In many cities, there were more votes counted than voters at the municipal council elections of 19 March. An analysis from the Algemeen Dagblad shows that especially Amsterdam and Rotterdam has been counting many 'phantom votes'.
PvdA-leader Hamit Karakus stepped down from his position in Rotterdam on Monday due to the heavy blows the party had to take during the municipal council elections. The party dropped from 14 to eight seats.
All around the Netherlands calls go out for a recount of the votes. In several cities victories are gained, or losses are suffered by a difference of just one vote.
Five suspects have been apprehended in Rotterdam over the last few weeks by the police. Goods and money worth around €1 million was seized in the operations.
A giraffe has been pictured saying a touching last farewell to a zoo co-worker, who was dying of cancer.
At train stations in big cities, voters formed long queues this morning to vote at the special booths.
The Rotterdam bookshop of the bankrupt Polare chain may survive. A group of Polare employees announced on Monday that they have managed to collect enough money to take over the shop. It will be established on the Coolsingel under its old name, Donner, the Telegraaf reports.
A student from Rotterdam, Reedie, feels that he has been discriminated against by a staff member of ING.
The four major cities, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht, and The Hague, want to limit the time in which fireworks may be sold and set off. They addressed the issue with Minister Opstelten of Security and Justice in a joint letter, according to De Telegraaf.
33 People were injured in a rear-end collision, involving three trams, on the Breeplein in Rotterdam-Zuid, today. 12 of the injured had to be transported to the hospital with mild to severe injuries, according to a police spokesperson.
Three trams crashed into each other on the Breeplein in Rotterdam-Zuid around 1 p.m. Monday afternoon. A spokesperson for the police says 25 people have been injured.
Staff at Holland Casino will strike on Friday. The strikers are demanding a better social plan for the employees who are going to be axed due to cuts. This concerns several hundreds of people.
This year's Museumnacht in Rotterdam has drawn 15,000 visitors, which makes it a success once again, the organizers say.