Three men drowned on Sunday evening while swimming off the coasts of The Hague and Wassenaar. Emergency services received a report of a swimmer in trouble at the Zuiderstrand in The Hague at 18:30 p.m. At around the same time, there was also a report of two swimmers needing help at the Wassenaarse Slag in Wassenaar, the police said.
Two Dutch women made the Netherlands proud at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on Monday. Sharon van Rouwendaal came in first in the 10 km open water swimming. And gymnast Sanne Wevers became the first Dutch gymnast to win an individual gold medal at the Games by taking first place in the individual beam final
Fire department divers removed the body of a 23-year-old Filipino man from the waters of the Reitdiep in the Groningen village of Warfhuizen on Monday
Dafne Schippers was named Sportswoman of the Year at the NOC*NSF Sports Gala in Amsterdam on Tuesday. Sportsman of the Year for 2015 went to Sjinkie Knegt
The Netherlands won a total of 29 medals at the European Games, including 8 gold, 12 silver and 9 bronze, NRC reports.
Police arrested two men suspected of robbing a cheese shop on Utrechtsestraat in Amsterdam early Friday morning. A witness tipped police off to the suspects' car, but when the cops closed in the driver took off at high speed, a police report states.