The Hague

Oct 14 '13 02:56

The Hague police arrested a man near a HTM bus garage, who was suspected of stealing 36 purses from the transport company, containing a total of 2600 euros in cash and 5700 euros in buss tickets.

Oct 10 '13 02:03

An officer wrongly concluded the 17-year-old Rishi instantly died from a police bullet last November in The Hague Hollands Spoor station.

Oct 9 '13 02:07

The police took the Russian diplomat, Dmitry Borodin, to the police station this past weekend to protect his children

Oct 2 '13 00:31

The Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment is going to turn urine into energy. The electricity generated will be used to heat the office building on the Rijnstraat in The Hague. The office is expected to open in about two years.

Sep 21 '13 02:11

The round-up of some of this week’s most noteworthy events and news stories features: Police find Afghan dead listings, Explosion Didam Kills Two People, JSF, What Now?, Yab Yum now open to everybody, and
Four Dutch Beers Win In Munich.

Sep 17 '13 06:32

Although everybody knows that Prinsjesdag is the day that the King reads a speech, made by the government (troonrede or throne speech), it is also the day that the House is discussing the content of this troonrede and the day that the minister of Finance gives the House an attaché case which contains the Dutch National Budget. In English therefore the Prinsjesdag is called Budget Day.

Prinsjesdag is a day full of tradition mixed with serious business. But why do the Dutch do this serious business in such a way and since when?

Prinsjesdag

Sep 17 '13 02:15

The Hague is well prepared for Budget day, announced the town on Monday, a day before the annual event.

Sep 14 '13 02:48

The body, found Friday morning on the platform of railway station Rijswijk, is that of a local 19-year-old boy, reported police.

Aug 23 '13 07:44

Dutch citizens assembled on Wednesday to protest the military takeover in Egypt and the consequent violence and deaths of anti-rebellion supporters.

Aug 19 '13 08:32

On August 15, the Royal Dutch Mint introduced two latest coins to commemorate the Peace Palace’s centennial anniversary this month.

Aug 19 '13 05:15

The police been has been very busy again this weekend with accidents, stabbings and shootings. Here is an overview.

Crime

On Sunday, the police of The Hague arrested three men and a woman in connection with the discovery of a dead man early Sunday morning. The body was laying in the courtyard of an apartment complex in the Schilderswijk, the Hague.

Police suspect that the man was killed. The identity of the victim is not yet known.

Aug 17 '13 09:22

The round-up of some of this week’s most noteworthy events and news stories features the complete coverage on Prince’s Friso’s Death and the art heist in Rotterdam, Pirate Bay’s latest answer to its accessibility hitch, a fresh Fox Netherlands campaign, a group of devastated fans during a surprise concert in Amsterdam, and responses to the Dutch debt crisis.

Aug 17 '13 08:45

Prince Johan Friso, who died on Monday, was laid to rest in a small cemetery in Lage Vuursche, a village in the province of Utrecht. The cemetery is located almost directly opposite to the Drakensteyn Castle, where Friso spent his childhood.

Aug 16 '13 04:51

A court decision to transfer coffee shops selling cannabis from Maastricht to an industrial property near the Belgian border has sparked outrage from five neighboring Belgian towns.

Aug 13 '13 12:29

The death of Prince Friso on Monday has shocked many people around the world. Hundreds of cameramen gathered in front of the palace in The Hague where the Prince died. Dutch journalist and numerous foreign colleagues try to get a glimpse of anybody who goes in and out and many Dutch visit the palace to lay down some flowers.

Not only was the death of Friso prime news at the Dutch TV broadcasters, radio stations and newspapers, but also from the United States to Australia the death was broadcasted.

Aug 8 '13 18:45

More than two billion people worldwide celebrate Eid al-Fitr today, the Sugar Feast marking the conclusion of Ramadan. Six percent of the Dutch population is believed to be Muslim, totaling about 950,000 people, with most living in the Randstad.

Aug 6 '13 08:52

On August 5, Vodafone Netherlands launched its 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht, and The Hague.

Aug 6 '13 04:33

Travelling by bus and tram has become more expensive in almost the whole country, since the introduction of the OV-chip card. According to a study published on Monday at treinreiziger.nl, the rates of regional transportation around The Hague has increased the most in the past two years.

In The Hague and surrounding areas the went up, in two years time, by more than 47 percent. In Amsterdam there was an increase of about 38 percent and in the rest of Noord Holland the rates for bus and tram rose by over 27 percent.

Aug 5 '13 09:15

A UN team in charge of investigating the supposed use of chemical weapons in Syria will meet in The Hague and leave for Syria in the coming days.

Aug 5 '13 09:07

The Max Theater Troupe, headed by Iranian director Reza Servati, will perform “Wonder of Creatures” at Korzo Hall in The Hague, Netherlands on November 17.

Jul 29 '13 04:29

Diplomats who don’t pay their traffic and parking fines should not be able to keep their CD registration. This is a plea of CDA MP Peter Omtzigt and The Hague councilor Cees Flitter (CDA). It is according to the CDA politicians the best solution to force the diplomats to pay their fines, reported the AD.

In 2012, in The Hague, a total of 1095 parking tickets were issued to the holder of a car with CD number plates. In 454 cases only, the penalty was paid. There is still an open amount of 40,000 euro.

Jul 25 '13 08:27

To start in English to a foreigner may be meant courteous, but it often leads to resentment rather than gratitude. Expats in The Hague complain that they can rarely bring their knowledge of Dutch in practice because the employers in Dutch shops and catering establishments use too quickly English words in response. 

Jul 24 '13 10:14

A Dutch court obstructed the extradition of a Dutch-Pakistani al-Qaeda suspect to the United States since it is uncertain if US authorities were involved in tormenting him following his arrest in 2010.

Jul 8 '13 08:04

The Hauge will host the World Justice Forum from July 8 to July 11.

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