Astronaut on space mission remotely test drives rover in Netherlands, 25 Nov 2019
Nov 26 '19 17:45

Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano, currently on space mission on the ISS, successfully test drove a rover in a hangar in the Netherlands on Monday. He remotely completed a course, avoiding obstacles and picking up rock samples, in a test to see whether control from space is feasible for future rover missions. 

Parmitano successfully completed the Analog-1 series of experiments, the European Space Agency said on Twitter. And he did so 30 minutes ahead of schedule. 

Groningen station
Aug 7 '19 14:20

Travelers chose the main station in Groningen as the most beautiful train station in the Netherlands, in a poll ran by NS on social media. Amsterdam Central Station came in 4th place.

Of the over 10 thousand people who voted, over 33 percent voted for Groningen. The historic station in Valkenburg came in second place with 16 percent of the votes, followed by Rotterdam Central Station with 14 percent, Amsterdam Central Station with 11 percent, and Utrecht Central Station with 9 percent.

Jan 24 '18 15:40

Last year a total of 1.7 million people rented accommodation in the Netherlands through Airbnb, compared to 1.4 million in 2016 and only 75 thousand in 2012, the company announced. Almost half of the rentals were in Amsterdam, NOS reports.

The number of rentals listed on the house sharing site also increased, from 31 thousand in 2016 to 36 thousand last year. Around 19 percent of Airbnb guests came from the Netherlands itself, the rest were foreign visitors.

man-wordt-geboeid-afgevoerd arrest
Aug 9 '17 11:30

Three teenage boys were arrested on Wednesday morning for involvement in a brawl in which a 65-year-old man from Valkenburg was killed. They are suspected of public violence, RTL Nieuws reports.

The suspects are two boys aged 15 and 17 from Valkenburg and a 17-year-old boy from Schimmert. 

The brawl happened on Salviastraat in Valkenburg on Thursday night. The man later died in hospital. The exact cause of his death is still being determined.

Aug 4 '17 10:50

A 65-year-old man was killed in a brawl in Valkenburg on Thursday night. Emergency responders resuscitated him at the scene and rushed him to the hospital, where he died of his injuries, ANP reports.

The police will do a neighborhood investigation on Friday to find out who was involved in the fight and what circumstances were around it.

The brawl happened around 11:00 p.m. on Salviastraat. Multiple people were involved, according to the news wire. The police call on witnesses to come forward.

Drone Clash
Mar 20 '17 12:35

TU Delft is hosting the world's first "Drone Clash" competition in December. The competition involves competitors trying to knock each others' drones out of the air and is intended to stimulate the development of anti-drone technology, the university announced on its website.

Geert Wilders Purmerend borders closed
Mar 2 '17 09:20

PVV leader Geert Wilders is resuming his party's public campaign for the upcoming parliamentary elections. "We are going into the country", he said on Wednesday, RTL Nieuws reports.

Jun 22 '16 13:50

Armin A. is back in custody only 6 months after being released on parole. He has to appear in court on Friday to explain why he violated a restraining order and sabotaged his ankle monitor

May 5 '16 09:04

IJsselstein in Utrecht was voted the best fortress in the Netherlands. Valkenburg came in a far second place, followed by Enkhuizen and Woerden.

Holland Casino in Eindhoven
Feb 24 '16 14:20

The Belgian police arrested six men in connection with a casino robbery in Valkenburg and a jewelry store robbery in Eijsden, Zuid-Limburg, both in 2014

Aug 7 '15 14:22

The parents of the teenage girl involved in the Valkenburg teen prostitution case are not at all happy with chief prosecutor Roger Bos' apologies about the hard words expressed by one of his prosecutors early in the investigation.

Lady Justice
Jul 30 '15 15:22

The court in Maastricht sentenced the second batch of suspected clients in the Valkenburg teen prostitution case on Thursday. One man was acquitted and 12 others were convicted for fornication with a 16 year old girl

Jul 23 '15 15:10

Twelve of the 29 men suspected of having paid sex with a 16 year old girl in the Valkenburg teen prostitution case were sentenced by the court in Maastricht on Thursday. The court sentenced two men to prison sentences of 5 and 6 months, three of which unconditional. The rest were given community service and one day in prison

Jul 16 '15 15:06

The court has acquitted one of the men suspected of having sex with a 16 year old girl in the Valkenburg teen prostitution case. According to the court, there is insufficient evidence against the 55 year old man. The last six suspects appeared in court on Thursday.

Jul 15 '15 12:39

The Public Prosecutor demanded a one year prison sentence in court on Tuesday against one of the men who is accused of having sex with an underage girl in the Valkenburg teen prostitution case.

Jul 13 '15 13:22

One of the suspected clients in the Valkenburg teen prostitution case appeared in court on Monday - the third day of the trial in this case. He is the first suspect to willingly testify in court in this case.

Lady Justice
Jul 9 '15 14:40

The Public Prosecutor demanded months-long prison sentences against the men suspected of having paid sex with a 16 year old girl in the Valkenburg teen prostitution case. The highest demand was for 1 year in prison, NOS reports.

Jul 8 '15 09:28

The trial against 27 suspects in the Valkenburg teen prostitution case starts in Limburg on Wednesday. The men are accused of paying a then 16 year old girl for sex. The court has set aside 5 days for the treatment of this case.

Lady Justice
Jul 2 '15 11:31

Armin A., the pimp and main suspect in the Valkenburg teen prostitution case, was sentence to two years in prison by the coin Maastricht on Thursday.

Jul 1 '15 11:37

The parents of the 16 year old girl involved in the Valkenburg compensation case are demanding compensation form their daughter's customers. According to their lawyer, Nino Pennino, they thereby hoe to send a signal to other people considering sex with a minor. "If other clients of minors read that they can be prosecuted and would have to pay compensation, they might think twice." the lawyer said to the Volkskrant.

Lady Justice
Jun 18 '15 15:10

The public prosecutor's office demanded three years in prison, of which six months should be conditional release, for Armin A., the 21-year-old suspected of pimping out a 16-year-old girl at the Hotel Botterweck in Valkenburg, Limburg. Closing statements were scheduled for a Thursday court session, where he is on trial for inciting the teen into prostitution.

May 21 '15 18:45

One of the suspects in the Valkenburg hotel underage prostitution case was, until recently, a group leader of youth welfare institution Icarus en Keerpunt in Cadier en Keer, Limburg, according to AD. He was fired instantly by his supervisor after admitting he had a sexual relationship with the 16-year-old, the youth institution's spokesperson said on Thursday.

May 21 '15 11:37

There is a good chance of more suicides in the Valkenburg teen prostitution case now that the Public Prosecutor has decided to prosecute 29 of the suspects.

May 20 '15 16:13

The Public Prosecutor's office is pressing cases against at least 29 men for having sex with a 16-year-old prostitute in a Valkenburg, Limburg hotel. The men will appear in front of Maastricht Court between July 8 and 18, the public prosecutor reported.


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