Two French fugitives were arrested by police in Oegstgeest, Zuid Holland Wednesday after having been on the run for eight months. Both had been convicted for the large-scale importation of hard drugs from the Netherlands to France, according to a police report.
A human skull dating back to the Middle Stone Age was fished from the seabed near the North Sea coast, according to archaeologists working with the province of Noord Holland. The well-preserved skull fragment is estimated at 9,500 years old, and was part of the head of an adult male, the researchers said.
After the Dutch municipal elections of March 19, negotiations for the new city government coalitions are ongoing in five local councils. Cities that are still working on an agreement are Amsterdam and Den Haag, and smaller towns Den Helder and Blaricum in Noord Holland, and Zutphen, Gelderland.
Police have closed a stretch of the A27 highway after catching four armed robbers fleeing the scene of a jewelry store heist in Breda. At least three of the suspects are believed to have robbed the Shivani jeweler on Haagdijk nearly 45 kilometers south from where police caught up to them in Nieuwland, Zuid Holland.
In South Holland, 27 newly built homes had to be demolished because the poles used were too short. As a result, some of the homes were starting to sink.
Three people have been taken to hospital after a fire broke out in a flat in Ridderkerk, Zuid Holland
Residents in a flat complex for the elderly in Leiden were not informed that their new neighbor, Benno L., is a registered pedophile.
Wind travelling from the east brought down temperatures in the northern part of the country over the weekend, leading to dustings of snow from the German border to the IJsselmeer. Cars were reportedly abandoned in parts of Groningen because of slippery roads and poor visibility.
The Oost-Brabant police arrested four men in their homes in Venlo, Friday, for suspicion of at least eighty burglaries in the Netherlands and Belgium.
The fire department in Kaag in Zuid-Holland burned down. One of the fire trucks caught fire, reported a spokesperson. Soon after the entire station went up in flames.
The manager of a psychiatric clinic was shot and killed on the first day of the new year in his hometown, Berkel en Rodenrijs, in Zuid Holland just north of Rotterdam.
A 22-year-old man died Tuesday morning after crashing his scooter into a lamppost while being chased by police. His 21-year-old passenger was seriously injured in the crash.
High winds, sleet, hail, rain and lightening teemed down on the Netherlands throughout the afternoon yesterday, as hundreds of grown men around the country dressed up as Sinterklaas to hand out gifts to children.
On Tuesday, a Romanian court sent thieves who stole paintings from a Dutch museum to jail for of six years and eight months.
Zuid-Holland police arrested three people for large-scale theft and embezzlement of fuels. They worked together with skippers, transport companies and other large consumers of fuel.
It's still unclear what the damage is after Sunday's downpour. Individuals don't seem to have suffered extensive damage, but for farmers it may be another week before the full extent of the damage they suffered will be clear, according to the Association of Insurers.
It looks like 1998 when we had 5.7 " of rain, according to Jan Geluk from the water board Hollandse Delta. The board has been busy since early this morning utilizing all emergency water pumps. All employees were called in.
Lately, half-dead geese drop from the sky in Alblasserdam. Presumably a unexperienced hunter or maybe even an unexperienced illegal hunter is the cause of this, reported RTV Rijnmond.