Texel

Lake Wagejot on Texel turns pink due to drought combined with algae, Jul 2017
Jul 20 '17 14:50

An unusual natural phenomenon is happening on the island of Texel - lake Wagejot has been pink for several days. Nature conservation service Natuurmonumenten believes the color is the result of drought on the island - the water's high salt content is reacting to micro algae, the Telegraaf reports.

"We've never seen this before. From one day to another, the brackish water changed from gray-green to flamingo-pink", forest guard Eckard Boot of Natuurmonumenten said to the newspaper. 

Portrait of Michiel de Ruyter
Jun 29 '17 15:15

A wooden statue of Michiel de Ruyter was stolen from the Dutch Navy during the Marine Days in Den Helder this weekend. The statue finally turned up on Texel on Wednesday. It is unclear who was behind the statue's voyage to the West Frisian island, the Telegraaf reports. 

Before the statue was found, a Navy spokesperson said that they initially thought it was some kind of bad joke. But the longer the 100 kilogram statue was missing, the less funny it became. "The moment of return has come and gone, so it's definitely not funny anymore", the spokesperson said to Omroep Flevoland. 

Fallen tree on A9 highway near Amstelveen blown over by first autumn storm of the season, 20 Nov 2016
Nov 21 '16 07:41

The Netherlands had its first autumn storm of the season on Sunday. Five people were injured in Arnhem when deck screens were blown over and hit them. And reports of damage came in from accross the country, NOS reports. 

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Nov 15 '16 10:40

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:

Aug 15 '16 12:30

A 56-year-old man die on Saturday while participating in the four kilometer swimming event from Den Helder to Texel. He fell ill along the way, a spokesperson for the organizers said to NU.nl.

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May 24 '16 07:59

Texel made it onto Lonely Planet's top 10 list of places to visit in Europe this summer, which the travel guide released on Tuesday. The Wadden island is number 9 on the Best in Europe 2016 list.

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Jan 25 '16 10:07

A small Piper Cadet aircraft crashed at Texel Airport on Saturday afternoon after the pilot misjudged the landing and initiated it too early. Both pilot and the single passenger escaped unharmed

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Jan 14 '16 16:00

Two more dead sperm whales were spotted on Texel. One washed up near the ferry port, the other is still floating in the sea near the lighthouse. According to Ecomare, they belonged to the same group as the five whales that washed up on Texel on Tuesday

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Jan 13 '16 12:05

Five sperm whales died on a Texel beach on Wednesday morning after washing ashore on Tuesday,

Dead minke whale
Dec 14 '15 10:01

Employees of the nature museum Ecomare discovered a nine meter long dead minke whale on the Razende Bol - a sand bank between Texel and Den Helder, the museum announced on Sunday.

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Aug 28 '15 12:08

The Royal Dutch Rescue Society, the KNRM, launched a more than two hour long rescue mission on Thursday night searching for two missing kite surfers, who eventually turned out to not be missing after all.

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Apr 23 '15 18:11

An amateur pilot dropped his mobile phone inflight and later located it through the Find my iPhone application, AD reports.

Feb 12 '15 17:02

The Netherlands is allowed to extradite Rabbi Eliezer Berland to Israel, a court in Haarlem, Noord-Holland ruled Thursday. Dutch justice and security minister Ivo Opstellen must now decide if Berland will in fact be transferred to Israel.

Eliezer Berland
Oct 6 '14 15:49

The controversial Israeli Rabbi Eliezer Berland, who is suspected of sexual abuse in his own country, remains at large.

May 16 '14 14:49

Jellyfish half a meter in diameter, and almost 11 kilos in weight have been found on coasts near the Wadden sea as well as Britain. Barrel jellyfish are not only abnormally big, but are also descending upon the Dutch coastline at a strange time, Ecomare reports.

Apr 3 '13 17:24

Five chunks of amber weighing a total of 83 kilograms were found in the body of a sperm whale, and may have be the reason that the animal washed ashore last December on a sandy plain in Texel, Noord Holland. Taxidermist Mickel van Leeuwen announced the findings after investigating the mammal's remains.

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