A Dutch man sent to prison in Spain 12 years ago for rape was acquitted on appeal Wednesday after the highest court in Spain threw out his conviction, according to broadcaster NOS. Van der Dussen was convicted of raping one woman in Fuengirola, and the sexual assault and robbery of two others at a fairground. All three attacks happened in August 2003.
Three Dutch people were killed in traffic accidents on the Spanish holiday island of Lanzarote this past week. The latest victim is a 68-year-old woman from Veldhoven
A woman who was racing around her kitchen trying to prepare dinner was briefly startled when she found a gecko stowed away inside her shrink-wrapped package of broccoli. The lizard was still alive when Annelies van de Waterbeemd, from Nuenen, Noord-Brabant made the find
A report produced by LeasePlan bank shows that car ownership is costlier in the Netherlands than any of the ten other European countries compared in the study. The bank analyzed the cost of C-segment compact car ownership, assuming an average of 20,000 kilometers of annual driving over a three year period.
Prime Minister Mark Rutte and PvdA leader Diederik Samsom came up with a plan to force the leading group of EU countries into a solution for the refugee crisis. Starting this spring, they want to take all asylum seekers who arrive in Greece via Turkey and send them back on a returning ferry.
Johan Cruijff is doing “very well” in his battle against lung cancer, his son Jordi told NOS Radio. The elder Cruijff, a legendary Dutch national football player and successful coach, announced his illness to the world in October.
The Spanish police arrested three Dutch, seven Brits and two Spaniards in a major drug trafficking bust. Cars, weapons, 3 thousand kilograms of cocaine and 1.2 million euros were seized
Dutch airline KLM plans to lure passengers away from competitors like EasyJet with more destinations and lower prices, CEO Pieter Elbers said
The Spanish authorities are reopening the case against Ronaldo van der Dussen, who has been in a Spanish prison for some 12 years after being convicted on three charges of rape. DNA traces found on one of the victims does not match Van der Dussen, but an man currently imprisoned in England for a similar offense.
Public Prosecutor has demanded that two suspects who have been arrested in connection with a drive-by attempted assassination be sentenced for an unconditional 14 year prison sentence. The public prosecutor has called for this in light of the incident taking place in a residential area in broad daylight, with a semi-automatic firearm.
After the failure to launch their Stratos II+ on Thursday, students from TU Delft will attempt the record-breaking re-launch on Friday at 16:00. After the launch over the Atlantic Ocean from the south of Spain, the rocket is expected to travel to a height of around 50 kilometers at a speed of around 3,000 kilometers per hour, laying claim to a new European record.
The scheduled launch of a Stratos II+ rocket in southern Spain failed Thursday afternoon in what would have been an attempt at a world record by a team from TU Delft. The countdown for the rocket should have seen it blast off the launch pad shortly before 4:20 p.m., with a goal of hitting an altitude of 50 kilometers.
An employee of the police department is accused of stealing nine kilograms of cocaine and could be implicated in the disappearance of 700 grams of heroin. The 60-year-old suspect is still in custody. He was based in Amsterdam at the time the drugs went missing from an evidence facility on Johan Huizingalaan on the west side of the city, broadcaster AT5 reported last week.
Despite holding possession for over 60 percent of the match, the Dutch men’s football team could not buy a goal in Sunday’s match which saw a coordinated Turkey handily beat Orange 3-0. Turkey jumped to an early lead in the eighth minute on a goal by Oguzhan Ozyakup en route to victory in front of a raucuous home crowd at the Konya Torku Arena.
It seems that Amsterdam may be losing its title as gay capital to Barcelona. Spain is currently the most popular European destination for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender travelers. This group contributes an estimated $6.8 billion to the Spanish economy, according to figures from LGBT capital. Almost three times as much as the $2.3 billion euros contributed to the Dutch economy.
Ajax will be facing off against Scotland's Celtic, Turkey's Fenerbahçe and Norway's Molde FK in the group stage of the Europa League. AZ will come up against Spain's Athletic Bilbao, Germany's FC Augsburg and Serbia's Partizan Belgrado.
Ayoub el Khazzani, the man who opened fire on a passenger train heading from Amsterdam to Paris on Friday, was "a good boy, very hardworking" who "never talked politics; just football and fishing".
The gunman who attacked a passenger train on its way from Amsterdam to Paris on Friday, intended to rob the passengers and is "dumbfounded" by the claims that he would be an Islamic terrorist.
Holiday bookings to Turkey has taken a dip after the attacks in recent weeks.
The Hague school Montessori Lyceum is "baffled" by the death of their student Vera Mol, the 17 year old girl who died in a bungee jumping accident in Spain on Monday. Mol would have started her final year at the school in a week and a half.
Consultancy and service firm Royal Imtech N.V. formally entered bankruptcy protection on Thursday. The fate of part of the Gouda-based company's workforce, including 22,000 global employees, of which 2,700 are in the Netherlands, is not yet known.
A 17 year old Dutch girl died in Spain on Monday night after a fall of about 40 meters. According to Spanish media, this happened in a bungee jump accident in northern Spain.
Escaped convict Ali Benhadi is once again in custody in the Netherlands. He was extradited from Spain to the Netherlands on Friday, the Public Prosecutor announced on Monday.
A Dutch criminal was one of two people injured in a shooting in Barcelona on Tuesday. Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia reported on Thursday that one victim is a 26 year old Dutchman that is on the international wanted list.