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.
A 14-year-old girl cycling home from school yesterday was shaken up yesterday when she biked into a hidden sinkhole. One witness at the scene pulled the girl, Sarah, out before she was harmed.
Four big Dutch cities – Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Utrecht – want the government to ban scooters from bike paths and require bike riders to wear helmets.
Foundation "Red de Kuip"(safe de Kuip) will present a modified plan for the renovations of the Feyenoord stadium to the shareholders. The managements from both the soccer clubs and de Kuip, who earlier opposed the plans, will also be present during the presentation, announced Erwin Eekelaar of "Red de Kuip."
High winds, sleet, hail, rain and lightening teemed down on the Netherlands throughout the afternoon yesterday, as hundreds of grown men around the country dressed up as Sinterklaas to hand out gifts to children.
A number of streets in the North Island in Rotterdam have been flooded. In some streets, the water is up to knee height.
On Tuesday, a Romanian court sent thieves who stole paintings from a Dutch museum to jail for of six years and eight months.
Restaurant De Leest in Vaassen gets a third Michelin star, announced the organization behind the award.
OMA has completed its colossal vertical city complex in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, Dezeen reports.
In a house in Rotterdam a corpse of a woman was found, Thursday, who died ten years ago. Her death went unnoticed all that time. The 74-year old occupant died a natural death, reported the police
An evangelical primary school Timon in Rotterdam will be closed on January 1st, 2014, due to poor quality of education.
A 14-year-old drove more than 1300 kilometers in a stolen car. He drove from Beieren to the Netherlands and was pulled over on the way back. The driver stood out because he was speeding and he had a fake license plate