Queen Maxima was present at the ceremony to award the Geuzen medal in the Grote Kerk in Vlaardingen on Monday. The medal was awarded to the MOAS foundation, which is focused on rescuing asylum seekers at sea
A member of motorcycle club No Surrender was arrested on Thursday evening on his way to deliver Christmas trees to the food bank in Vlaardingen. In addition to the Christmas trees, the 43-year-old man was also in the possession of 37 packets of hard drugs and ecstasy pills.
Rescuers responding to reports of a ceiling collapse at a Vlaardingen apartment found that a weightlifter's dumbbell caused the problem. The heavy weight was dropped, smashing a hole in the floor of a third-floor apartment and the ceiling of a second-storey dwelling, housing corporation Waterweg Wonen revealed.
The police have decided to increase security at Turkish mosques in the Rotterdam region due to the increasing tension between Turks and Kurds.
A large fire raged in a business complex on Oosthavenkade in Vlaardingen on Wednesday. Massive amounts of smoke had local residents stuck indoors for hours.
The fire started around 8:15 a.m. on Wednesday and spread quickly, according to the police. The surrounding area was closed off to all traffic and trains between Maassluis and Schiedam were stopped.
A car crashed into the Blokker retail store on Wiardi Beckmansingel in Vlaardingen on Wednesday afternoon. Three people were injured, one of them seriously.
The police fired shots in three separate incidents in Rotterdam-Zuid, Vlaardingen and Zeist during the early hours of Monday morning. One suspect was injured in the leg and taken to the hospital.
The police found 45 kilograms of heroin by chance after a small car accident in Breda on Wednesday night. The officers arrested a 34 year old man from Vlaardingen on suspicion of violation of the Opium act.
Police in Schiedam, Zuid-Holland arrested three men earlier this week for the forced prostitution of a 16-year-old girl. The case came to light in May, 2014, when one of the men reported the case to authorities after feeling remorseful for his involvement.
Dozens of people were injured by fireworks over New Year's.
An aggressive drunk woman broke the leg of a Rotterdam police officer on Sunday night.
Lawyer Peter Plasman is suing Endemol Nederland for the damages suffered by a participant of Postcode Loterij Miljoenenjacht due to his unjustified elimination in the broadcast on September 28th.
Last month, a fire ravaged the home of Bas van Toor, known as Bassie the clown from the television show Bassie en Adriaan. The damage from that fire has been estimated at €100,000, HLN reports.
The Vlaardingen-Oost train station has been closed after a car drove into the station and then burst into flame. Nobody was injured, and the fire has been brought under control, the NOS reports.
A fire ravaged grease factory Aveno in Vlaardingen on Sunday, leaving little of the structure behind. The neighborhood is filled with the smell of soot and oil. A spillage from the factory leaves the embankment of the Koningin Wilhelmina harbor slick. The fire department declared that the fire was put out at around 2.30 a.m. this morning.
The 70-year old Cok Harteveld from Maassluis was robbed of his pension this weekend when thieves stole his entire chips-stall. The stall provides Harteveld's income, and he was going to pass it on to his grandchild, until it was stolen. Police may have one lead, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.
More than 80,000 complaints about fireworks disturbance have been lodged at the special hotline around year-end. And there is a likely correlation between the grade of fireworks that was sold, the disturbance and the victims.
Within five days, three ATMs in Amsterdam were blasted. Early Monday morning an ATM was hit in the Rijnstraat and last Thursday and Friday ATMs in Geuzenveld and Slotervaart were targeted.
At half past four on Monday morning people heard a huge bang in the Rijnstraat. Robbers tried to empty the ATM at the corner of Rijnstraat and Trompenburgstraat. In front of the bank building, a car was ablaze. The facade of the ABN-Amro Office was ruined and the ATM was completely destroyed.