Two men were in police custody on Sunday suspected of assaulting a pair of NS train workers protecting a female passenger. The men, aged 20 and 30, are accused of first harassing a woman at the Rijssen station and on the train to Almelo, then attacking the train conductor that assisted the women once in Almelo, Overijssel.
The average person living in the Netherlands has a generally high faith in society, and is commonly happy, but in varying degrees from province to province. The determination is based on new data released by Dutch government institute Statistics Netherlands (CBS).
Over 50 000 chicks have been culled in a preventative action at a manure farm on Burmadeweg in Hazerswoude-dorp, Zuid Holland possibly rendering the owners of the farm bankrupt. Following an outbreak of the avian influenza last week, the De Wit family says they were not surprised by preventative action being taken on their farm
Rotterdam's very first indoor fresh food market has earned itself a spot on the Guardian's Top 10 Food Markets in Europe.
Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde talks about his upcoming plans for Schiphol Airport, a 32-km dyke, and new technologies, and the childhood that inspired everything including the Van Gogh-Roosegaarde Starry Night bike path.
Minister Ivo Opstelten (Security and Justice) has approved the extradition of Albanian murderer, but The Hague court ruled against his extradition on Tuesday and the Albanian will not be extradited.
Another case of avian influenza detected on a poultry farm in Ter Aar, Zuid Holland will lead to another three-day nationwide poultry transportation ban. All of the roughly 43,000 egg-laying hens on the farm will be culled, the Ministry of Economic Affairs said in a statement Thursday.
On Wednesday 415,124 voters in 16 municipalities cast their vote in the municipal elections.
Dozens of people in Amsterdam protested the inclusion of Zwarte Piet in the city’s annual Sinterklaas parade. Protestors were corralled in Beursplein in front of the city’s centrally-located stock exchange during Sunday’s event.
Nearly 90 people were arrested in Gouda yesterday for arguing over the presence of blackfaced Zwarte Piet characters at the city’s annual arrival of Sinterklaas celebration. Those taken into custody were a mix of protestors and Zwarte Piet supporters, police told broadcaster Omroep West.
Police in the Hague arrest a 28-year-old resident suspected of trafficking large amounts of anabolic steroids. Officers from the Office of Regional Criminal Investigations were acting on a tip from counterparts in the United States when they made the arrest at the man’s home, police say.
Investigators in Amsterdam arrested a 26-year-old man suspected of plotting terrorist attacks against police officers. The Moroccan-born man was in the country illegally, staying with family, the Public Prosecutor’s office said Friday.
Extra security is on display today at Jewish historical locations, institutions and sites of worship across Noord and Zuid Holland. In addition to the police monitoring of locations in Amsterdam, Dick Schoof, National Coordinator of Counterterrorism and Safety (NCTV), said security will also be stepped up in the Hague and Rotterdam.
The student accused of stabbing a fellow student to death at a school in Voorburg, Zuid Holland, was constantly bullied at school, his lawyer said Monday. The 16-year-old boy is suspected of stabbing a 15-year-old boy at Corbulo College during an argument.
Minister of Security and Justice Ivo Opstelten made the three millionth contactless payment in the Netherlands on Monday. The purchase was made at a Kruidvat in Leidschendam, with Opstelten speaking to reporters about advances in technology paving the way for Dutch consumers to keep their wallets in their pockets at the checkout counter.
Protesters supporting Kurdish people in Syria stormed the Tweede Kamer, the Dutch Parliament’s House of Representatives, speaking out against the fall of Kobani in northern Syria. Demonstrators are calling for the Netherlands to take stronger actions against ISIS.
Uefa launched an investigation Friday into crowd disturbances moments before the beginning of Thursday’s match between Feyenoord and Standard Liège, newswire ANP reports. Supporters of the Belgian side broke through fencing meant to secure the visitor’s section in Rotterdam’s De Kuip stadium, and tried to fight with the home team’s supporters.
Stadium security and mobile police units were brought in, and managed to calm the situation.
Police arrested 29 Standard Liège supporters, of which three were reportedly still in custody Friday afternoon.
A group of children hurled a shopping trolley out of a third story apartment on Jan Luykenlaan in Leiden on Sunday, hitting an eight-year-old girl while she was playing on the street. The victim was immediately rushed to an area hospital with head injures, concussion and bruises to the neck and back.
Construction of two residential towers “Boston” and “Seattle” at the Wilhelmina Pier in Rotterdam has been shut down as photography experts suspect that bombs dating back from World War II may remain hidden underground.
Dutch firm Fugro has been hired by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) to assist in locating missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370. The plane has been lost, and feared crashed into the Indian Ocean, since it took off from Kuala Lumpur on March 8, 2014.
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.