The number of schools in the Netherlands for pupils between 10 and 14 years old will double in the coming school year. These middle-schools are an experiment intended to help pupils with the transition from primary school to secondary school.
Two teenagers, aged 16 and 17, were arrested on Thursday evening on suspicion of involvement in a fatal stabbing in Sneek. A 39-year-old man was stabbed in his home and died on the street around noon, AD reports.
The suspects are from the municipality of Sudwest-Fryslan. A local resident told Leeuwarder Courant that she heard shouting about "those rotten children". According to her, two boys came out of the victim's home on Johan Willem Frisostraat, said that they did nothing and left on a scooter.
Henk Kuipers, the leader of outlaw motorcycle club No Surrender, was arrested in his home in Emmen on Tuesday morning. The 53-year-old man is suspected of assault, extortion, threats, violent theft and forgery. A 59-year-old man from Sneek was also arrested on suspicion of forgery and extortion, the Public Prosecutor announced.
Michelin announced its Bib Gourmand 2017 fr the Benelux region. A total of 134 restaruants in the Netherlands got these honours, 18 of which for the first time. 17 restaurants lost their Bib Gourmand, Misset Horeca reports.
Michelin awards the Bib Gourmand title to restaurants that offers a full menu for no more than 37 euros. A total of 313 restaurants in the Benelux received this honor - 165 in Belgium, 14 in Luxembourg and 134 in the Netherlands.
The following 18 restaruants are new to the list in the Netherlands:
If you have ever wondered what it would be like to live in a sandcastle, it is time to visit Oss in Noord-Brabant. The second sand castle hotel in the world has just opened at the Sand Sculpture Festival Brabant. The first sand hotel opened in Sneek, Friesland, where a sand sculpture festival is also taking place.
On Wednesday the police arrested a 16 year old boy for threatening a 42 year old teacher with a knife.
Police raided a house in Sneek, Friesland and arrested three people suspected of cannabis cultivation and money laundering last week. A financial investigation showed that two of the suspects received 440,000 euros in the virtual currency, Bitcoins, police states in a press release.
A 51 year old Dutch man from Sneek was killed by an avalanche in Austria. The man was caught in the avalanche on Friday and died a day later in a hospital in Innsbruck.
The first seven Ipad-Only "Steve Jobs schools" opened in some cities in the Netherlands on August 21.