Utrecht

Nov 24 '17 16:10

A primary school in the Utrecht district of Zuilen called the police after a group of activists protesting for the preservation of Zwarte Piet in his traditional blackface appearance, stormed into the school on Thursday, ANP reports.

Around 10 protesters dressed up as Zwarte Piet charged into the primary school De Cirkel's schoolyard and classrooms and started handing out perpernoten and stickers shortly before the end of the school day. 

Romy Nieuwburg, 14, found killed in a watery ditch in Achterveld, Utrecht on 2 June 2017
Nov 24 '17 16:03

A 14-year-old boy was convicted and sentenced to one year in a youth detention facility for his role in the death of Romy Nieuwburg, a girl his age from Hoevelaken. The teen boy was also ordered to spend mandatory time in a psychiatric facility, which can be extended to a maximum of seven years.

The sentence is the harshest available for the conviction of a suspect under 16 years of age. It is equivalent to what the prosecutor in the case sought against the Lunteren boy.

Amsterdam Business School at the Universiteit van Amsterdam in the Netherlands
Nov 14 '17 09:02

The Netherlands has seen a massive surge in the number of international higher education students, with over 80 thousand enrolled at Dutch universities and applied sciences universities during the 2016-2017 academic year. This figure is double the number of foreign students in the country just ten years ago, according to new research from international student organization Nuffic.

Nov 7 '17 16:30

A significant number of families with young children are moving away from the large Dutch cities, Statistics Netherlands reported on Tuesday. Of the couples who had their first child in 2012 in one of the municipalities outside the four large cities, 14 percent moved to another municipality within four year. In the large cities, that percentage is two to three times as high.

Sinterklaas
Nov 7 '17 08:16

As the Netherlands' Sinterklaas celebrations approaches, municipalities are starting to reveal their plans on how they're dealing with controversial character Zwarte Piet. Most of the municipalities are sticking to blackface or dark brown makeup, according to AD's Piet Atlas. Amsterdam and The Hague will have no blackface Piets, with Amsterdam also designing a completely new costume. Utrecht plans mostly Chimney Piets - with faces covered in soot marks - and a few traditional blackface Piets. Rotterdam is keeping its plans secret until the day before the celebration.

Holding hands
Nov 6 '17 14:30

Last year the biggest proportion of Dutch couples consisted of two highly educated people, instead of one highly educated person and one less educated person as was the case in 2006, Statistics Netherlands reported on Monday. According to the stats office, this can be attributed to the fact that more people in the Netherlands achieve at least a bachelors degree.

Air-pollution
Nov 6 '17 13:50

Environmental organization Milieudefensie is recruiting "air guards" in the seven large cities in the Netherlands - Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, Utrecht, Den Bosch, Eindhoven and Arnhem. These air guards' job will be to make sure their municipalities take steps to improve air quality in their region, the Volkskrant reports.

Utrecht Central Station
Nov 6 '17 08:38

The entrance gates at Utrecht Central Stations will be locked from Monday morning. From now on, people can only access the platforms at the station by checking in with their public transit card. Utrecht Central Station is the 71st station in the Netherlands on which this measure is implemented, NOS reports.

arrestant-staat-voor-politiebalie
Nov 2 '17 13:30

The police arrested two women and two men in connection with the death of an 58-year-old woman in Overvecht, Utrecht. The woman was found murdered in her home in Overvecht on October 26th. The suspects are the woman's two daughters and their husbands, AD reports.

Investigators quickly determined that the victim did not die a natural death. How exactly she died was not revealed, as the investigation is ongoing. The woman's daughters and sons-in-law came up in the investigation as the last people to see the victim. 

chahid
Oct 31 '17 11:00

The group of perpetrators suspected of on 31 December 2015, planned another attack a month before Yahklaf's murder. The Public Prosecutor is accusing two of the suspected perpetrators, 38-year-old Don M. and 43-year-old Frans H., of a failed assassination that was planned to happen in Utrecht, Het Parool reports.

For Sale signs (Source: Wikimedia/Andy F)
Oct 30 '17 11:30

Homeowners in the Netherlands are more often satisfied with their homes and their living environment than people living in a rental, according to an analysis by Statistics Netherlands based on figures from 2015 of the Housing Study Netherlands. Of all households in the Netherlands, 87 percent are satisfied with their homes and 82 percent with their living environment.

A massive 93.8 percent of homeowners said they're happy with their home and 86.5 percent said they're happy with their living environment, compared to 76.6 percent and 75.2 percent respectively among tenants. 

Triathlon
Oct 30 '17 07:48

Lawyer Jan Willem Koeleman from Utrecht died while participating in a triathlon in Italy on Sunday morning. The 54-year-old man became unwell during the swimming leg of the race and drowned, the Telegraaf reports.

Koeleman took part in the half-triathlon of the Forte Village Challenge in southern Sardinia. This involved 1.9 kilometers of swimming, 90 kilometers of cycling and 21 kilometers of running, according to the newspaper.

An NS train waiting on the tracks (Photo: TahR78/Wikipedia)
Oct 27 '17 16:10

NS and ProRail are expanding their between Amsterdam, Utrecht, Den Bosch and Eindhoven to seven days a week from December.

new police uniform 1
Oct 27 '17 10:00

Eighty residents of Montfoort and Oudewater received an SMS from the police on Thursday evening. "MESSAGE FROM POLICE: Your telephone number was found on a drug dealer's phone", the message read, according to NOS.

houe for sale/sold sign
Oct 20 '17 14:40

Home prices in Amsterdam increased sharply in Amsterdam in the third quarter, while the number of home sales in the entire Noord-Holland dropped, according to figures from Statistics Netherlands and the Land Registry. Home prices in Amsterdam were 13.8 percent higher, compared to the third quarter last year. Nationwide, home prices increased by 7.6 percent. 

Home sales in the Netherlands reached record high in the third quarter. Over 61 thousand homes were sold, the highest number ever sold in one quarter. These transactions involved over 16 billion euros.

Police guard in a detention center
Oct 20 '17 08:57

The court remanded Michael P. into custody for another 90 days on Thursday. The Zeewolde man is suspected of involvement in the murder of 25-year-old from Utrecht. According to the court, there is currently not enough evidence to keep P. in custody for more than three months, NU.nl reports.

An NS train waiting on the tracks (Photo: TahR78/Wikipedia)
Oct 18 '17 13:20

NS and ProRail's on the route between Amsterdam, Utrecht, Den Bosch and Eindhoven, is showing very positive first results. The trains run mostly on time and cancellations are on par with the national average, ANP reports.

Anne Faber
Oct 13 '17 07:59

Missing was found dead in the woods on holiday park Horsterwold in Zeewolde on Thursday afternoon. Her body was taken to the Netherlands Forensic Institute in The Hague for investigation. At around 9:00 p.m. the police announced on Twitter that their investigation at the scene was done and the area is open to the public again.

For Sale signs (Source: Wikimedia/Andy F)
Oct 12 '17 14:10

Housing prices in the Netherlands were on average 9.7 percent higher in the third quarter than a year ago, realtors association NVM announced. "The housing market is overheated in many places, especially in the cities", NVM chairman Ger Jaarsma said to broadcaster NOS.

Anne Faber
Oct 12 '17 11:30

The search for from Utrecht continues in a nature reserve in Zeewolde on Thursday. The police started searching the area on Wednesday, but had to stop when darkness fell. 27-year-old suspect Michael P. will be arraigned on Thursday afternoon, NOS reports.

Anne Faber
Oct 10 '17 08:25

A 27-year-old man convicted of raping two teenage girls in 2010 and several robberies, was arrested on Monday in connection with the disappearance of 25-year-old

Crime scene
Oct 6 '17 07:41

The fire department is busy pumping the water out of a bond in Blookerpark in Huis ter Heide in the search for On Thursday evening, a bicycle was found in the pond that looks like the one belonging to the missing Utrecht woman, who disappeared while cycling last week Friday, AD reports.

Anne Faber
Oct 5 '17 14:10

The family of 25-year-old wants military specialists to help search for the missing Utrecht woman, a spokesperson for the family said in a statement on Thursday. Anne on Friday evening.

Police
Oct 5 '17 11:30

A 101-year-old woman was robbed in her Utrecht home by a beggar who followed her home from the store on Wednesday morning. And in Best a 91-year-old woman was injured by a burglar who came into her home while she was sleeping early that same morning.

Pages

Subscribe to