The Hague

Nsimire Massembo
Aug 16 '18 08:36

The cellphone of 14-year-old Nsimire Massembo, who , was active in the city for days after her disappearance, the police revealed on Wednesday. The police also shared more information about this missing person case, in the hope that the public will be able to help find Nsimire. "We also call on Nsimire herself to make contact", the police said.

A child walks near members of the Muslim community attending midday prayers at Strasbourg Grand Mosque in Strasbourg, France
Aug 15 '18 16:10

The As-Soennah mosque in The Hague wants the authorities to do an in-depth investigation into the death of PVV city councilor Willie Dille. Such an investigation is in the interest of Dutch society and can help prevent further polarization, mosque chairman Abdelhaid Taheri said to newspaper AD.

"In the interests of solidarity and because of the unrest that has arisen, it is important that there is a large investigation into whether her accusations are true or not", Taheri said.

Pauline Krikke
Aug 10 '18 08:37

Mayor Pauline Krikke of The Hague is meeting with the top of the police and Public Prosecution Service on Friday about the death of PVV city councilor Willie Dille. "We will sit down an then look again at what the situation is", Krikke, who cut her vacation short and r, said to RTL Nieuws.

geert wilders
Aug 9 '18 13:10

PVV leader Geert Wilders is shocked by the death of Willie Dille, a PVV city councilor in The Hague. "There are no words", he said in a statement released on Twitter

"Willie was a great, warm colleague who always looked out for her fellow human beings and for the youth in particular. We will miss her enormously. There are no words", Wilders said. Dille was a parliamentarian for the PVV for two years. "We wish her partner, children, her colleagues from the PVV The Hague faction, and everyone who loved her a lot of strength with this indescribable loss."

Ambulance
Aug 9 '18 09:24

The Hague city councilor Willie Dille committed suicide on Wednesday, newspaper AD reports based on sources.

Earlier on Wednesday Dille posted a video on Facebook in which she claimed that she was  people on March 15th last year - the day of the municipal elections. The perpetrators wanted her to keep quiet in the city council, Dille said. 

Dutch police crime scene tape
Aug 8 '18 14:57

PVV city councilor in The Hague Willie Dille posted a video on Facebook on Wednesday in which she said that she was gang-raped by Muslims in March last year. The 53-year-old politician looks tired and emaciated in the now-removed video, newspaper AD reports. The PVV released a statement asking that Dillie be left in peace.

De Riemerstraat in The Hague changed to Mien van Breestraat, 7 August 2018
Aug 8 '18 11:00

Feminist action group De Bovengrondse changed dozens of street names across the Netherlands on Tuesday in a protest for more female representation on Dutch streets. Armed with homemade street signs, members of De Bovengrondse changed street names to famous women including Mies Bouwman, Beyonce, Mien van Bree and Suze Groeneweg, NOS reports.

Nsimire Massembo
Aug 8 '18 08:20

Fourteen year old has been missing for a week and a half. Her family is desperate to find her, her father said in a "Please help us find our girl. We are broken without her."

Greenco gives away millions of cherry tomatoes, unsaleable due to heat, 3 August 2018
Aug 3 '18 12:10

Vegetable giant Greenco is giving away some 6 million cherry tomatoes for free. Due to the hot weather, the tomatoes saw too much sun, causing their skin to become wrinkled. They can therefore no longer be sold because their quality is too low for supermarkets.

Nsimire Massembo
Aug 2 '18 08:37

The police are urgently looking for 14-year-old Nsimire Massembo, who went missing in The Hague on Friday. 

According to the police, Nsimire regularly "chills" in the Zuiderpark. She has dark skin color and black hair with black and brown braids, and she usually wears a gray bandana. She is about 1.6 meters tall and has a slim figure. According to the Telegraaf, she was last seen on the Prinsengracht in the center of the city.

Aug 1 '18 15:10

The police are looking for witnesses to a serious sex crime that happened in the vicinity of Hertzorgstraat and Heemstraat between midnight and 7:00 a.m. on Sunday. A 33-year-old woman was forced into a van, held captive and sexually assaulted.

At around 6:00 a.m. on Sunday the police received a report of a woman walking on Ostadestraat and asking bystanders for help. Officers found the woman on the street. She told them that she had been the victim of a sex crime committed by two men.

An NS train waiting on the tracks (Photo: TahR78/Wikipedia)
Jul 30 '18 13:10

There will be no trains running between Utrecht and Rotterdam Centraal, and between Utrecht and The Hague this week. This line is closed until August 6th due to maintenance on the track around Gouda, NOS reports.

Around 75 percent of the railway around Gouda will be renewed, which includes replacing points, rails, sleepers and rail gravel. This is only possible if train traffic is completely halted. NS and ProRail chose this week for this task, as it is summer holidays and many people are away on vacation. 

For Sale signs (Source: Wikimedia/Andy F)
Jul 20 '18 13:40

The prices of existing homes in the Netherlands increased by 8.8 percent in the second quarter compared to a year earlier, reaching a record high. The number of home sales decreased almost everywhere in the country, Statistics Netherlands and the Land Registry reported on Friday.

Terrace
Jul 20 '18 11:30

A round of drinks on a terrace is again most expensive in Amsterdam, making the Dutch capital the most expensive terrace city in the Netherlands for the fourth year in a row. Zwolle's terraces are cheapest, according to the annual terrace study by consultancy firm Van Spronsen & Partners, ANP reports.

Dutch police crime scene tape
Jul 16 '18 13:30

The Public Prosecutor suspects a 32-year-old man who in May of attempted murder with terrorist intent. The man will appear in court for the first time in a pro-forma hearing next week Monday, RTL Nieuws reports.

The suspect, from Syria, was shot in the leg by police officers before being arrested. His three victims were taken to hospital, but were not critically injured.

Orlando Boldewijn
Jul 10 '18 10:40

was commemorated in Ypenburg in The Hague on Sunday. The 17-year-old boy from Rotterdam died in Ypenburg in February, after a date made on dating app Grindr.

Firefighting_in_Russia_in_December_2010
Jul 10 '18 07:53

One person was injured in a kitchen fire in a home in The Hague over night. The victim was taken to hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation. Seven homes were evacuated, ANP reports.

The fire started in a home on Groot Hertoginnenlaan. The two residents of the home were rescued from the balcony with a crane. One was taken to hospital, the other was treated at the scene by paramedics. 

The fire was quickly under control and extinguished. No other homes were damaged. What caused the fire is not yet clear. 

Jeremy Corbyn
Jul 6 '18 08:47

Members of the Center for Information an Documentation on Israel's youth organization CIJO where "physically harassed" while protesting at a meeting with British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn at the Paard in The Hague on Thursday. CIJO chairman Hidde van Koningsveld got "a few blows to the neck", CIJO said, the Telegraaf reports.

gele-politiejas
Jul 3 '18 14:10

A police inspector from the Den Haag unit is being prosecuted for selling information from the police systems. According to the Prosecutor, 62-year-old Johannes B. from Zoetermeer sold information related to 40 people, locations and license plates between 2015 and October last year, ANP reports.

Police guard in a detention center
Jul 3 '18 10:10

The police arrested a 40-year-old man from The Hague on the suspicion that he detonated hand grenades at two coffeeshops in Delft in May. The man had a hand grenade, weapons and ammunition in his car when he was arrested last month, the Public Prosecutor announced on Monday.

aanhouding-handboeien-2
Jun 29 '18 15:00

One of two sailors involved in a in the port of Scheveningen on Thursday, was arrested. The other skipper was injured and is in hospital. He will be questioned at a later time, the police said, NU.nl reports.

Carolijn Brouwer
Jun 25 '18 08:16

After 84 thousand kilometers of sailing around the world, the Volvo Ocean Race ended in a photo finish in The Hague on Sunday. Dongfeng, a Chinese boat with Dutch Carolijn Brouwer on board, came in first place. With that Brouwer is the first woman ever to win the Volvo Ocean Race, AD reports. 

Young Tijn painting nails for Serious Request, 21 Dec 2016
Jun 20 '18 16:30

Serious Request star Tijn, a terminally ill boy who raised over a million euros for the Red Cross with his nail polish fundraiser, now has his own monument in the Red Cross' new office in The Hague. The 6-year-old boy is commemorated with a wall full of nail polishes. Tijn's parents and brother officially opened the monument by placing the last three bottles of nail polish on Tuesday, almost a year after, NOS reports.

Euro
Jun 12 '18 13:40

Last year there were 339 foreign investments in the Netherlands, compared to 409 in 2016, according to the Barometer on Dutch Investment Climate by accountancy and consultancy firm EY. These investments created over 8,500 jobs last year, ANP reports. 

With 152 foreign investment projects, Amsterdam accounted for 45 percent of all foreign investments in the Netherlands, compared to 40 percent in 2016. The Hague and Rotterdam both counted 42 projects with foreign donors last year.

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