Rotterdam

detail-afzetlint
Nov 12 '18 08:53

 Some 13 gunshots were fired at a group of young people standing at the Afrikaanderplein in Rotterdam during the early hours of Saturday morning. As far as is known, no one was hurt. But bullets did hit a parked van and a parked car, AD reports.

The group of young people were standing on the corner of Paul Krugerstraat and Bothastraat at around 1:30 a.m. on Saturday. They heard a shot, saw a man with a firearm, and then the man started shooting at them, they told newspaper AD. They ran away. 

Mayoral chain
Nov 6 '18 08:38

31 mayors of larger Dutch cities are calling on the Senate not to remove the appointment of mayors from the Dutch constitution, and to keep the procedure as is. Removing the appointment procedure from the constitution is the first step in enabling an elected mayor. The mayors are worried that this will result in them losing their connecting role as "father or mother for all residents, businesses and institutions", they wrote in an open letter to the Senate, the Volkskrant reports.

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Nov 5 '18 09:40

The number of people who end up in the emergency room after taking too much GHB increased explosively over the past years, doctors at the emergency rooms of hospitals in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht, Nijmegen and Haarlem, and the Dutch association for emergency medical services NVSHA said to NRC. 

Participants in the NEO Hackathon event in the Netherlands, 18 & 19 Oct 2018
Nov 3 '18 08:00

The G-Team won the NEO Hackathon in Rotterdam and Delft earlier this month with their project "GDPR with NEO". Team members Niels Beukers and Serge Hendrickx walked away with 500 NEO, worth around 7,100 euros at the time. Buekers and Hendrickx's "GDPR with NEO" project aims to integrate the General Data Protection Regulation with blockchain to better protect user privacy and provide solutions for data storage. 

Ambulance
Nov 2 '18 11:40

An 18-year-old student of the Shipping and Transport College in Rotterdam was killed in a workplace accident on Thursday. The boy from Stellendam ended up under a forklift truck, the Telegraaf reports.

The accident happened at a storage location on Steinweg Hartel in the Euro Port, according to RTV Rijnmond. 

The cause of the accident is being investigated. 

Forensic investigators at the scene of a fatal shooting on Rechthuislaan in Rotterdam, 28 Oct 2018
Nov 1 '18 15:20

The police are taking into account that 32-year-old Dyron Vrutaal was not the target of the on Sunday. All scenarios is still open. "We also hear theories that it may have been mistaken identity", a police spokesperson said to newspaper AD.

Lighthouse at the Maasvlakte in Rotterdam
Oct 31 '18 14:20

The Port of Rotterdam Authority and the national government are currently considering what to do with the no longer used lighthouse on the Maasvlakte in Rotterdam - the tallest lighthouse in the Netherlands. Dismantling and breaking it down is one of the options being examined. The Dutch Lighthouse Association is against this and thinks the lighthouse should get the status of a monument, NOS reports.

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Oct 31 '18 12:40

The Rotterdam-Beverwaard asylum center will stop taking in asylum seekers from safe countries following a number of incidents involving such asylum seekers in the center, Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb wrote in a letter to the city council. This halt is being implemented in agreement with the COA, the central agency for the reception of refugees, RTL Nieuws reports.

Between April and August of this year, there were a total of 20 incidents in the asylum center, Aboutaleb wrote. "In the period from mid-August to the present, this number has increased to 69 incidents." 

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Oct 30 '18 15:10

Free sector rents in the Netherlands continue to rise. In Rotterdam and Eindhoven they rose even faster than in Amsterdam, Utrecht, and The Hague over the past two quarters, according to figures rental platform Pararius released on Tuesday, ANP reports.

Rotterdam showed the strongest growth of the five large Dutch cities. Last quarter rents in Rotterdam were 14.3 percent higher than in the same quarter last year. Eindhoven saw an increase of 12.1 percent. Tenants in Rotterdam now pay an average of 16.50 euros per square meter per month, and those in Eindhoven 14.62 euros. 

Forensic investigators at the scene of a fatal shooting on Rechthuislaan in Rotterdam, 28 Oct 2018
Oct 29 '18 07:37

A 32-year-old man was killed in a shooting in the Rotterdam district of Katendrecht, in the south of the city, on Sunday. Exactly what happened is not yet clear.

A person was arrested shortly after the incident on Rechthuislaan, but was later released because he was not involved in the shooting, the Rotterdam police said on Twitter. 

The police believe the gunman fled on the back of a scooter. A burning scooter was found on Schulpweg. Whether it was used in the shooting, is under investigation.

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Oct 26 '18 16:40

An an Indonesian student in Rotterdam in July, is also suspected of assaulting another woman that same day. According to the Public Prosecutor, Gerson F. grabbed the as-yet-unidentified victim from behind, put a hand over her mouth and groped her buttocks, RTL Nieuws reports.

Anti-blackface Zwarte Piet protesters in Rotterdam, 12 Nov 2016
Oct 26 '18 15:00

Rotterdam mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb was authorized to ban a demonstration against Zwarte Piet in November 2016, the court in Rotterdam ruled. Activist group Kick Out Zwarte Piet wanted to protest in Rotterdam during the arrival of Sinterklaas in November 2016. Mayor Aboutaleb banned this demonstration out of fear of disturbances.

Shooting on the corner of Oudedijk and Willem Ruyslaan in Rotterdam, 17 Oct 2018
Oct 26 '18 09:09

A 64-year-old man who was  in Rotterdam on October 17th, succumbed to his injuries on Thursday, the police said in a statement.

The man was gunned down at close range while sitting in his car. He was hit by multiple bullets. A passenger in the car escaped unharmed.

Schiphol Airport station in Amsterdam
Oct 26 '18 08:46

A collision between a train and a person resulted far fewer trains running to and from Schiphol airport on Friday morning. Travelers should take considerable delays into account, a spokesperson for rail company NS said to NU.nl.

"There are problems especially from the south towards Schiphol", the spokesperson said. "There are far fewer trains from the direction of Rotterdam."

Passengers departing from Amsterdam, The Hague, Leiden and Zaandam can also take delays into account. The problems are expected to persist until at least 9:30 a.m., according to the NS site. 

Northwestern Europe at Night
Oct 26 '18 08:35

Despite public street lighting and illuminated advertising, many Dutch cities are getting darker, according to a study of the 54 largest cities in the Netherlands by Natuur- en  Milieufederaties. The environmental federations call this a "turning point" for light pollution in the country. The Netherlands is one of the most illuminated countries in the world, AD reports.

Entrance to subway station Stadhuis in Rotterdam
Oct 25 '18 08:25

Subway station Stadhuis in Rotterdam will be closed for at least two and a half weeks The subway between Rotterdam Central Station and Beurs may start running again sooner, but then it won't stop at Stadhuis, Rotterdam transport company RET said, RTV Rijnmond reports.

Shooting on the corner of Oudedijk and Willem Ruyslaan in Rotterdam, 17 Oct 2018
Oct 24 '18 14:10

The police released footage of a suspect fleeing the scene of a last week in which a 64-year-old man was critically injured. The police believe this was an attempted assassination in the criminal underworld and hope the public can help identify the perpetrator.

This case was discussed on Opsporing Verzocht on Tuesday.

Entrance to subway station Stadhuis in Rotterdam
Oct 24 '18 07:48

Subway station Stadhuis in Rotterdam was evacuated on Tuesday afternoon after asbestos was released during construction work. The station is still completely closed and no subways are running through it. Rotterdam public transit company RET calls on travelers who were in the station on Tuesday to report to the company, RTL Nieuws reports.

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Oct 18 '18 16:00

The court in Rotterdam sentenced 59-year-old Albert B. to 18 years in prison for raping and murdering two prostitutes in the city in the 1990's. The court found it convincingly proven that B. was the person who committed these crimes, NU.nl reports. 

Shooting on the corner of Oudedijk and Willem Ruyslaan in Rotterdam, 17 Oct 2018
Oct 18 '18 11:00

The Rotterdam police are urgently looking for footage of a on Wednesday morning. A 64-year-old man from Rotterdam was critically injured in the shooting. "Footage from surveillance cameras and mobile phone videos are very welcome", the police said in a statement.

NEO Hackathon
Oct 17 '18 14:19

Calling all developers and coders! The Chinese blockchain platform and digital currency firm NEO is holding a hackathon in Rotterdam and Delft this weekend. Teams will be challenged to write smart contracts using the Golang programming language, with prizes up to 500 NEO - worth €7,100 at the time of writing - up for grabs.

The event in the Netherlands was organized by NEO, the Delft University of Technology and telecom company KPN.

detail-afzetlint
Oct 17 '18 13:50

A man was seriously injured in a shooting on Willem Ruyslaan in the Rotterdam district of Kralingen on Wednesday morning. The victim was hit by multiple bullets, including in his head. He is in critical condition, NOS reports.

The shooting happened at around 11:00 a.m. The victim was sitting in a car when he was shot at close range. Witnesses reported hearing at least 11 gunshots. A second person sitting on the passenger seat of the car, was unharmed. 

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Oct 16 '18 16:50

The Netherlands will hold a major climate summit, comparable to the one in Paris almost three years ago, in 2020, Minister Cora van Nieuwenhuizen of Infrastructure and Water Management announced at the presentation of a new global climate committee which will be established in Rotterdam and Groningen. The Global Commission on Adaption will draw up a global action plan against the consequences of climate change, among other things, NOS reports.

Traffic
Oct 12 '18 08:20

Multiple accidents caused extreme amounts of traffic on Dutch roads during rush hour on Thursday evening. There was a total of 478 kilometers of traffic jams on the Dutch highways, making Thursday evening the busiest rush hour in the Netherlands so far this year, according to Rijkswaterstaat.

According to the ANWB, which also takes provincial roads into account, there was 887 kilometers of traffic jams on Dutch roads on Thursday evening. According to the ANWB's figures, Thursday evening was the third busiest rush hour this year.

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