Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, visited the Anne Frank House on Sunday, after hundreds of books about Anne Frank were destroyed in Tokyo last month.
Police have arrested two people in Groningen on Sunday at the gas site in Wildervank for destruction to property earlier in the day at another gas location in Oude Pekela.
Council member and frontrunner for the Partij van de Eenheid (Party for Unity, PvdE), Abderazak Khoulani, was apprehended for illegally hanging election posters in The Hague
The iron rod that punctured the floor of a train on the Hanze-route Sunday night, was placed there on purpose, confirmed both the police and NS. The NS suspected vandalism from the start, but the police did not immediately confirm that suspicion.
On the Hanze-route between Lelystad and Dronten a train was punctured by a heavy metal rod. The incident occurred near Lelystad just before 23:00, Sunday night. The driver and the 150 passengers were not hurt.
Police in The Hague manhandled 17-year-old diabetes patient Yosra Aajir because she was caught injecting insulin in a HEMA.
A 14-year-old boy is still in critical condition after shrapnel from an early New Year's Day explosion hit him in the head. The boy was standing more than 40 meters away from a group of people who blew up a parking meter using fireworks.
Accidents and vandalism during New Year's celebrations caused about €9 million in damages to private homes around the country, according to a national association of insurers. The damage estimate is similar to last year, and also includes problems triggered by fireworks.
People who have been arrested for “turn-of-the-year’s” offenses will receive up to 200 percent higher penalties than usual.
Animal lovers have promised a €500 to €1,000 reward for the tip that leads to finding the person(s) who killed a cat with fireworks in Amersfoort earlier this week.
The Greenpeace activists, detained in the Russian city of Murmansk, are still being sued for piracy. It is not true the indictment has been weakened to vandalism. The indictment of vandalism has been added to the original charge, according to Greenpeace.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has not yet received official confirmation that Russia weakens the indictment against the 30 arrested Greenpeace activists.
At a cemetery in Borne, Twente, 17 graves have been destroyed. The police reported this on Wednesday.
A day earlier a witness reported that there was someone stealing items from the graves. The police could not find the man, but research showed on Wednesday that there were 17 graves damaged. Presumably, copper and bronze statues were stolen from these graves.
The offender, not by the taxpayer, should pay costs made to maintain public order. Dutch political party VVD asked the Minister of Justice, Opstelten, to change the law.
Parts of the center of Leeuwarden (Friesland) was evacuated after vandals allegedly broke a pipeline by throwing stones at it.