Aug 4 '15 15:54

Two pleasure yachts in a marina in Zaandam caught fire after an explosion on one of the vessels. Three people were injured.

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Jun 24 '15 13:01

The police have released a composite sketch of a man they believe may be connected to the assassination of notorious Amsterdam criminal Lucas Boom in Zaandam on June 9th.

Lucas Boom murder in Zaandam
Jun 23 '15 13:25

Several children told the police that they noticed laser lights on their bodies on the day that notorious Amsterdam criminal Lucas Boom was killed on the street in Zaandam.

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Jun 15 '15 16:20

A 20 year old man from Wieringerwerf was assaulted at the Zaandam Center railway station on Saturday morning after returning a forgotten bag to its owner.

An NS train waiting on the tracks (Photo: TahR78/Wikipedia)
Jun 15 '15 14:40

A couple in Zaandam were fined 230 euros each for boarding the train after the departure whistle. The authorities accused them of "impeding the movement of public transport," they told broadcaster AT5.

Lucas Boom murder in Zaandam
Jun 10 '15 10:02

So far the police have received 8 tips regarding the assassination of underworld figure Lucas Boom in Zaandam on Tuesday. Television program Opsporing Verzocht broadcast information about the case last night.

Lucas Boom murder in Zaandam
Jun 9 '15 21:55

Police in Amsterdam Noord arrested a man there Tuesday night possibly linked to the brash, daytime murder of underworld figure Lucas Boom. The suspect was taken into custody because he matched the description of a man spotted at the scene of a burnt-out, brown Volkswagen Transporter van.

Lucas Boom murder in Zaandam
Jun 9 '15 14:29

The man who was violently assassinated in Zaandam earlier this afternoon, has been identified as Amsterdam career criminal Lucas Boom, Het Parool reports.

2008 BMW M3 E92 in Dutch police livery
Jun 9 '15 13:53

A shooting incident on J. Kruijverstraat in Zaandam on Tuesday afternoon has left one person dead. The police are looking for a brown minivan believed to have been involved in the shooting.

Jun 2 '15 19:05

The Zaans Museum purchased a work by French painter Claude Monet for 1.16 million euros, making it the most expensive purchase in the history of the museum. Titled, "Voorzaan and Westerhem," Monet painted the piece when he stayed in the city in 1871.

May 14 '15 07:53

One of the three persons of interest in the assassination on De Clercqstraat, Amsterdam West on Wednesday, has turned himself in to the police. This is the man who was in the car with the victim. The police confirm that he is at the police station and being questioned by detectives.

May 13 '15 18:38

Amsterdam mayor Eberhard van der Laan ordered the closure of the Tapas Village shisha bar, the city announced Wednesday evening. The cafe is believed to be a stronghold in the criminal underworld, frequently used for gang meetings, and the focal point of an overnight street assassination in the city's Kinkerbuurt neighborhood.

May 13 '15 15:43

Football team AZ Alkmaar will introduce a new, all-red outfit for footballers playing in home matches, the team said on Wednesday. The outfit is a throwback to their 1981 championship season, and American firm Under Armour will produce the kit as part of a new deal with the team.

May 13 '15 11:52

The police are looking for three people in connection with the fatal shooting on De Clercqstraat in Amsterdam just after midnight on Wednesday. The victim has been identified as a 25 year old man from Zaandam with criminal connections.

Mar 25 '15 13:27

The police arrested six window cleaners in Santpoort-Noord after receiving a tip that a quarrel between two groups of several window cleaning teams may turn into an actual fight, the police report. The six grew increasingly violent over a debate about stealing customers, according to the report.

Runners during the Dam to Dam Photo by Daniel Hamada
Nov 24 '14 22:43

The 30th Annual Dam to Dam race, a ten-mile course from Amsterdam to Zaandam, yielded a 3.3-million euro impact on the economy this year, according to the Center for Applied Research on Economics and Management.

Nov 11 '14 07:45

Since Saturday customers of Albert Heijn in the Noord-Holland region have found many empty fresh produce shelves. According to a spokesperson for Albert Heijn, this is the result of an internal system failure at the distribution center in Zaandam

Oct 9 '14 11:37

A 29 year old man was arrested last week in Alkmaar. He is suspected of being involved in a kidnapping which the police successfully ended on August 31st between Beerta and Nieuw Beerta.

Sep 22 '14 14:00

Heatstroke presumably caused the death of a 24 year old participant in the Dam to Dam run.

Postbox PosNL
Aug 26 '14 08:19

PostNL has fired one of their postmen after it was discovered that he placed 45 letters of condolence in the trash in July, a spokesperson for the company confirms to Noordhollands Dagblad.

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Jun 5 '14 17:29

Dutch retail giant Ahold has announced plans to cut 210 roles within the company. The move comes as an effort to “streamline the organization’s head office functions as part of its Simplicity program,” the company said, which is aimed at reducing costs by €600 million from 2012 to 2014.

Ahold hopes to improve efficiency of support roles at the head office in Zaandam, which will lay-off 130 of its 1500 workers. The other 80 job cuts will come from “vacancies, temporary contracts, and natural attrition.”

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Apr 1 '14 07:35

What was supposed to be a relaxed gig for Amsterdam pop/rock band Tease and Denial, quickly went all out last Saturday with band members and patrons alike agreeing that it was like “one great trip to heaven and hell and back!” Lead singer Mariska almost literally exploded. “Our climax doesn’t come easy,” grinned Mariska (Lie A Ling), who started the band together with her guitarist hubby Ivan. There’s an explanation for the naughty grin. “Maybe you should Google our name to see what kind of associations the name gets. We thrive on those,” she explained.

Mar 3 '14 17:10

A press photographer was arrested on the Lobelius street in Zaandam, in the night of Sunday March 2 to Monday March 3, after he refused to move away from a crime scene, when so instructed by the police.

Feb 21 '14 07:13

A 30-year old man from Amsterdam was shot and killed in Zaandam at around 7:30 a.m. Thursday morning.


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