Schagen

Tanja Groen, went missing in Maastricht on 31 August 1993
Aug 31 '18 11:30

Exactly 25 years ago today, 18-year-old student Tanja Groen disappeared without a trace in Maastricht. Even after all this time, her mother Corrie Groen hopes that someone will come forward with information about what happened to her youngest daughter. "You never know if someone will open their mouth", she said to RTL Nieuws.

Around midnight on August 31st, 1993, first year student Tanja left a party at her student association in Maastricht to cycle to her room in nearby Gronsveld. She never arrived there. No sign of her, not even her bicycle, was ever found.

300 kilos cocaine found on a Dutch yacht near Mallorca
Aug 22 '18 14:00

Four Dutch and a German were caught with 300 kilograms of cocaine on a yacht near Mallorca on Sunday. They were arrested by the Spanish authorities, NOS reports.

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Mar 22 '18 07:41

Around ten people were injured in an overcrowded nightclub in the Noord-Holland town of Schagen on Thursday night. Panic arose on the second floor of nightclub Alpha when someone became unwell in the massive crowd. The club was evacuated for a time, local safety office Veligheidsregio Noord-Holland-Noord said on Twitter

One victim was taken to hospital with pain in the chest. Seven to ten people sustained minor injuries and were taken to a nearby fire department barracks to be checked over by paramedics. 

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Dec 5 '16 07:20

A fire raged in an institution for young people with mental disabilities in Schagen early on Monday morning. Firefighters managed to get it under control within the hour. No one was injured, ANP reports.

The fire started on the ground floor of a residential unit of the Prinsenstichting in institution De Schar. Residents were evacuated and given shelter in a gym on the grounds. The cause of the fire is still unclear.

Firefighters
Nov 30 '16 07:20

Eight people were injured in a fire at an instituion for young people with intellectual disabilities in Schagen during the early hours of Wednesday morning. They were all treaed for smoke inhalation, four of them were hospitalized AD reports.

The fire started around 1:20 a.m. in complex Schar in Schagen. Firefigters responded en masse. An hour later the entire complex was evacuated, with residents taking shelter in a back building. By 2:30 a.m. the fire was under control.

The cause of the fire is unclear. 

CineMagnus Schagen
Mar 28 '16 15:05

The police rescued a 21 year old man from the CineMagnus cinema in Schagen at 3:00 a.m. on Sunday after he fell asleep on the toilet.

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Dec 9 '15 13:12

The Dutch government paid millions of euros in subsidies to the owners of illegally placed windmills. One such owner in Schagen, Noord-Holland received 3.2 million euros in subsidies

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Aug 20 '15 15:51

Six people were injured in an accident involving a runaway horse and two horsed-drawn carriages at the folklore festival in Schagen on Thursday afternoon.

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Nov 4 '14 13:40

Michelin awarded the Bib Gourmand award to 22 Dutch restaurants for 2015.

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