The police raided 55 grow shops this past month after the legislation change that criminalizes the preparatory acts for cannabis cultivation, AD reports. The police will continue to tackle those who trade in materials used for cannabis cultivation in the coming months.
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.
Most of the votes from the 2015 Provincial Elections have been counted. The following results, projected per province, are based on information from Dutch public broadcaster NOS and newswire ANP.
The PvdA's latest (joking) idea to increase the population in Zeeland is to prick holes in condoms.
The nominees for the 2015 Museum Prize has been announced. The winner of the most prestigious public prize in the Dutch museum world will receive an amount of 100 thousand euros.
Dutch police conducted a mass action of 200 officers in an old drug related assassination investigation on February 27th and after five arrests the final sixth suspect is in police custody, says Zeeland Police.
Over 1387 kilograms of cocaine with a street value of 69.4 million euros were seized in and around the ports of Vlissingen in 2014, police confirms.
The body of a woman that lay in a cemeteries in Yerseke since the disastrous flood of 1953, has finally been identified through DNA matching research by the Dutch Forensic Institute (NFI).
Asbestos was released in the fire that broke out in a former school in Zeeland, Brabant last night, the AD reports.
A large whale was spotted swimming at the height of Zeeland bridge in Oosterschelde estuary on Saturday. Experts say it is probably a humpback whale.
According to a study commissioned by the Longfonds, half of all schools in secondary education in the Netherlands now have a non-smoking school ground.
Two ships with sophisticated equipment are being used in the search for a man missing since his ship capsized in the Westerschelde. Three people were aboard the ship when it flipped over late on Thursday night into Friday morning.
A barge with three people on board capsized on the Westerschelde around midnight last night, NOS reports. This happened while a dredger was busy loading sand over onto the barge. The cause of the capsizing is still unknown.
The PVV departments in Flevoland, Zeeland, Noord-Brabant, Zuid-Holland, and Noord-Holland have removed the headscarf ban for civil servants from their election programs. In 2011 they still stated that officials, State members and deputies were not welcome in the Province House if they arrive with a headscarf. Now that point has disappeared.
Dutch train service NS will run only 80 percent of its usual nationwide traffic due to a winter weather advisory for Thursday.
De Librije in Zwolle has won two awards during the Restaurant Awards 2015. De Librije has been labeled as the "Best Restaurant of the Netherlands" as well as the "Best Organic Restaurant".
Windy weather is likely to return to the Netherlands on Wednesday, with coastal provinces now under a Code Yellow weather advisory. Freezing temperatures are likely overnight headed into the weekend and next week, though daytime highs will remain closer to three degrees celsius, according to the KNMI.
The 22 year old S. K. was arrested on January 4th on suspicion of involvement in the importation of 1,200 kilograms of cocaine on the Westerschelde in December. K. is a crew member of a cargo ship
The south-eastern Dutch province Limburg is vying for a Tour de France stage in 2016. Putting a stage in the province would be a coup for Dutch cycling, with the 2015 launch of the race also scheduled in the Netherlands.
A large fire destroyed a church building in the village of Hoek in the Terneuzen municipality yesterday afternoon.
The Rijkswaterstaat's gritting lorries was sent out again last night. Over this weekend almost the same amount of salt was spread on roads as throughout the whole of the previous winter season, when the winter was very mild.
It is very likely that it is going to snow on Saturday. Some places may even have to deal with a real snow layer. According to Weerplaza, the hills in Limburg may even get more than 20 centimeters of snow.
According to Binnelands Bestuur, 16 municipalities will be under preventative financial supervision of the provinces next year. That is 7 more than in 2014.
A man was shot and injured in a shooting incident in Iepenlaan, Terneuzen at around 19:00 last night. The 27 year old victim was rushed to the hospital in Terneuzen. He was later transferred to another hospital in critical condition.