Zandvoort

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Aug 1 '18 10:20

A virtual reality installation at Amsterdam Central Station is intended to lure tourists to attractions outside the Dutch capital and thereby spread tourism throughout the country. The Netherlands is more than just Amsterdam, is the message, Het Parool reports.

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Nov 7 '17 11:50

Heineken is interested in sponsoring a Dutch Formula 1 Grand Prix, but only if a proper financial feasibility is done and a good financial plan is in place, Hans Erik Tuijt, responsible for Heineken's Formula 1 sponsorship, said to BNR. "It must be financially feasible. People must want it", Tuijt said.

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Sep 1 '17 16:00

A 14-year-old boy who was taking his parents car on a joyride, crashed into a kebab shop in Zandvoort on Thursday night. One man, who was inside the shop at the time, was injured. The shop sustained massive amounts of damage, NOS reports.

The boy and an underage passenger were on a joy ride in they boy's parents' car when a police car started following him. At a fork in the road the boy seemed to lose control of the car, drove straight across the sidewalk and crashed into the shop.

The boy was arrested and taken to the police station. Both he and his passenger were unhurt.

Maserati Quattroporte crashes into at least 5 parked cars on the seaside promenade in Zandvoort, 19 Jun 2017
Jun 19 '17 13:00

The driver of a Maserati Quattroporte caused havoc on the seaside promenade in Zandvoort on Monday morning when he crashed into several parked cars. According to a local road inspector on Twitter, seven cars were hit. Some of the cars, including the expensive Maserati itself, were severely damaged, RTL Nieuws reports.

The car shot off the road around 8:00 a.m. and crashed into the other cars, parked over an area of at least a dozen meters, according to the broadcaster. The cause of the accident is unclear. The driver was taken to hospital in unknown condition.

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May 10 '17 07:37

The police arrested four people and seized 1 million euros in cash in an investigation into providers of smartphones that encrypt communication data. Investigators believe the suspects sold these encrypted phones to criminals, RTL Nieuws reports.

The encryption makes it harder for the authorities to listen in on conversations or read text messages from a distance. This trait makes encrypted phones extremely popular among criminals who want to hide their communication from the police.

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Mar 18 '16 16:00

A man riding a bicycle in Zandvoort was stopped by police Thursday night for trying to use tea light candles in place of proper lighting. When officers stopped the man his bike was not illuminated, and he was barely visible.

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Mar 10 '16 15:45

Thousands of fallow deer in the Amsterdam Waterleiding dunes near Zandvoort may be shot in an effort to preserve biodiversity in the region, the court ruled in a case brought by Fauna Protection

Jan 29 '16 11:35

Placing windmills near the Dutch coast will have very little to no effect on tourism in the affected beach areas. Between "0 and 10" percent of tourists and day-visitors will stay away because of windmills on he horizon, according to a study done by Decisio on behalf of the Ministry of Economic Affairs

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Nov 19 '15 14:45

The Dutch coastal municipalities of Zandvoort Katwijk, Wassennaar and Noordwijk are lobbying against offshore windmills off the coast of Noord-Holland and Zuid-Holland. They are doing so by subsidizing action group Stichting Vrije Horizon, or Foundation Free Horizon in English, the Volkskrant reports.

Nov 13 '15 09:54

The police are asking the public's help in finding a French family whose camera was stolen in Zandvoort in 2008. The camera has been lying in the Zandvoort police station's depot for seven years, and the police would really like to return it to the family.

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Aug 26 '15 15:45

The municipality of Amsterdam is considering experimenting with a new way to control the overgrown population of fallow deer in the Waterleidingduinen - by sending them to a new home in the Rodopen national park in Bulgaria.

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Aug 8 '15 11:25

Police in Zandvoort sealed off part of the beach there after the body of a young woman was discovered washed ashore. Her identity is not known, police said Saturday.

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Aug 7 '15 13:13

The search for the woman who went missing off the coast of Zandvoort on Wednesday, has been called off, a spokesperson for the Kennemerland safety office announced on Friday.

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Aug 6 '15 16:50

The police rescued a cat that was locked into a hot car in Zandvoort on Thursday.

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Aug 6 '15 09:18

On Wednesday the rescue brigade and coast guard searched the sea in Zandvoort for hours in vain for a swimmer who had disappeared into the water. The search was called of around 11:00 p.m. and relaunched this morning. The Coast Guard believed that the around 20 year old woman has drowned.

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Jun 30 '15 13:20

The Mayors of Wassenaar, Katwijk, Noordwijk and Zandvoort have decided to stand together and protest against the offshore windmills planned for their areas.

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Mar 26 '15 12:43

The Tweede Kamer - lower house of parliament - does not see any insurmountable problems with Minister Henk Kamp's (Economic Affairs) plans to build three large wind farms on the North Sea. The Kamer has given the go-ahead for the construction, NOS reports.

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Feb 9 '15 10:16

A 25-year-old pregnant woman from Letland delivered her baby alone and without any help in Zandvoort last night.

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Nov 5 '14 11:47

A basking shark was seen swimming around in the North Sea last week.

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Sep 2 '14 11:38

A 31-year old woman was arrested in Delden, Twente at the end of July after spending two years making a career out of stealing jewelry from retirement homes in Apeldoorn, Deventer and Raalte. Tonight's episode of Opsporing Verzocht will focus on returning the hoard of jewelry back to their rightful owners.

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Jul 3 '14 10:41

The CDA in North Holland has made it known that they are against wind farms off the coast by signing a call from CDA-factions in several coastal areas against any parks close to the coastline.

Aug 21 '13 21:45

The ANWB (Wegenwacht) expects heavy traffic on the roads towards the end of this week and during the weekend, due to road closures and planned events. The Tourist Union announced Wednesday that there will be road closures on A4, A10, A27, A65, A73 and A79.

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