Zandvoort

An NS train waiting on the tracks (Photo: TahR78/Wikipedia)
Jul 26 '19 14:20

NS is running fewer intercity trains on Friday due to the heat. Prolonged exposure to the high temperatures means that trains need to be serviced more often, and that the maintenance takes longer to perform, a spokesperson for the Dutch rail company said to AD.

Aerial photo of the Zandvoort circuit in 2016
May 14 '19 10:00

Formula 1 is returning to the Netherlands with the first Grand Prix since 1985 happening at the Zandvoort circuit in May 2020. Sponsor Heineken and Formula 1 owner Formula One Management made the official announcement on Tuesday, NPO Radio 1 reports.

Circuit Zandvoort has been in talks with the Formula One Management for months about bringing the Grand Prix to the Netherlands. The two parties agreed on a three-year contract.

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May 13 '19 09:19

This week it will be announced whether the Zandvoort circuit will be allowed to organize a Grand Prix again for the first time since 1985 next May. To prevent the roads to the town completely overflowing, the circuit already announced that it wants Formula 1 fans to use public transport as much as possible. NS is keen to cooperate and already mapped a Formula 1 timetable.

Formula 1
Apr 9 '19 08:44

The Zandvoort circuit reached a five-year agreement with the Formula One Group that will bring the Grand Prix back to the Netherlands as early as next year, magazine Motorsportweek reports based on sources. Jan Lammers, the intended sporting director of the Dutch Grand Prix, calls the news premature. 

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Mar 27 '19 10:00

The municipal council of Zandvoort unanimously voted in favor of investing 4 million euros into returning Formula 1 to the Netherlands. Almost everyone in the council agreed that the return of the motorsport will have a positive effect on the local economy, NU.nl reports. 

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Dec 11 '18 08:19

Hand grenades were found in The Hague and Zandvoort on Monday. The explosive in The Hague was discovered early in the morning, the one in Zandvoort in the afternoon.

The grenade in Zandvoort was found near a school on Doctor C.A. Gerkestraat, according to NH Nieuws. The police told children in the schoolyard to go inside while explosive experts investigated. The explosive was safely removed.

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Nov 27 '18 07:22

A 14-year-old boy's hand got injured when his Zandvoort home was shot at. He was asleep in bed at the time. The police are looking for witnesses, Het Parool reports.

It is not clear whether the boy was hit by a bullet, or hurt by something else like shattering glass.

The shooting happened at a home on Dr. C.A. Gerkestraat at around 3:00 a.m. on Monday morning. 

Tourists at the I Amsterdam sign behind the Rijksmuseum
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.

Heineken sponsorship at the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Italy, Sept 2017
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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