The organizers of the Summer Carnival in Rotterdam ask attendees to leave their backpacks at home if they want to attend the annual parade on Saturday, festival director Guus Dutrieux writes on the event's website.
On Monday the city of Tilburg is celebrating Roze Maandag. Given international events, such as an attack in a gay bar in Orlando last month that left 49 people dead, the Tilburg municipality implemented a number of extra security measures. Most notable to attendees is that no backpacks will be allowed in the Amstel Beer Hall in the town hall.
Personnel working at dance festival Sensation in the Amsterdam Arena this weekend, will be screened for security issues as one of the extra safety measures taken for the event
On Thursday union FNV reached an agreement with Schiphol airport and involved security companies on better working conditions for security personnel. Among other things, the agreement involves security staff spending less time on their feet and having more chance at a permanent position
Dutch-Turkish parliamentarian Tunahan Kuzu is demanding a security detail because of threats made against him on social media and other channels. The parliamentarian blames "mainstream media" and other politicians for a "smear campaign" resulting in these threats, the Telegraaf reports.
Prime Minster Mark Rutte spoke to Ebru Umar about security for her when she returns to the Netherlands, the Turkish-Dutch journalist said to NRC. According to Umar, she and the Prime Minister are both concerned about her safety, especially after the break in at her home in Amsterdam last week.
A fear of incidents and increasingly strict security requirements in permits may mean an end to quaint King's Day traditions and events in the Netherlands, according to the Nederlandse Oranjebond.
Investigative journalist Alberto Stegeman managed to get into the army base in Oirschot and walk about unnoticed. Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert will investigate how he managed it
The Netherlands is reducing border checks between the Netherlands and Belgium to 12 hours a day, instead of 24 hours a day, a spokesperson for the Koninklijke Marechaussee said to RTL Nieuws on Friday.
Dutch Foreign Affairs minister Bert Koenders approved the addition of nine people to the national list of known terrorists. The government announced the decision less than an hour after three bombings in Brussels claimed the lives of at least 13 people at the Zaventem airport.
Former PVV leader in The Hague Leon de Jong was the target of an attack in which his "home address was known to the threatening party", he revealed on Thursday night in an open letter
The Ministry of Defense wants to reduce its use of fossil fuels like oil and gas by 70 percent in 2050. Increased dependency on more fuel cause problems during operations, Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert writes in her Operational Energy Strategy
Criticism from the National Ombudsman and Board for the Protection of Human Rights on the conditions in large asylum centers such as the Heumensoord camp in Nijmegen, has many calling for smaller-scale shelters. But according to Marlou Schrover, professor of migration history at Leiden University, small asylum centers come with their own set of problems and are not a realistic option.
NS is hiring 200 additional people in order to increase safety on trains, especially during the night time hours
Some 312 asylum seekers in the Netherlands tried to take their own lives last year, according to figures released by the COA, the agency tasked with handling the reception of those seeking refuge. Another 369 also reportedly attempted “self-destructive actions” like self-mutilation or hunger strikes, the police department reported.
The Dutch cabinet has no plans to force businesses to build in “backdoors” for investigative agencies to snoop on data, Security and Justice Minister Ard van der Steur told parliament on Monday. The ruling coalition sees the privacy and security provided by encryption methods as being more important than making it easier for authorities to access information.
Eindhoven mayor Rob Gijzel is blocking seven controversial Islamic imams from speaking at a religious conference in the Noord-Brabant city later this week. Gijzel was informed by the national counterterrorism office that the imams have used their pulpits to speak out against Jews and the LGBT community, according to NOS.
The Technical University Delft continued with extra security measures on Friday due to a threat to the university. Police officers are present at the university and students who want to use the library or aula are subject to a bag check
The Netherlands increased and strengthened border security in response to the terrorist attacks in Paris, France on Friday night. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte announced the move at a press conference following an emergency meeting of cabinet members.
A portion of the ruling Dutch cabinet will hold an emergency meeting on Saturday morning to discuss the terrorist attacks in Paris that took place a night earlier. A series of shootings and bombings amid the bustling Parisian nightlife led to the deaths of 128 people, with 99 people listed in critical condition on Saturday.
The bordering nations of the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany have agreed on a closer partnership in the fight against outlaw motorcycle gangs. The three countries intend to do a better job sharing information, and to change the way they work on the issue both administratively and in investigative procedures, newswire ANP reported.
“Countires that do not take back failed asylum seekers should be dealt with harshly” are the sentiments of Justice Secretary Dijkhoff when he spoke to European leaders in Luxemburg on Thursday regarding the maintenance of relations amung European nations, reported NOS. The Justice Secretary has called on economic sanctions against countries who withdraw their aid from the current refugee crisis.
MP’s from the Tweede Kamer, Lower House of Dutch Parliament, were warned via email about the potential dangers they may face when discussing issues related to asylum in public, according to AD. They were instructed to consult with security experts whenever scheduling an event regarding the topic.
It is expected that as many as 43,000 asylum seekers will have a residency permit status allowing them to qualify for social housing in the Netherlands. The prediction comes from a brief prepared by Justice Secretary Klaas Dijkhoff that he gave to BNR, the broadcaster reported.