A police officer shot a man in the leg in Noordwijkerhout, Zuid-Holland during the early hours of Thursday morning. According to a spokesperson for the police, the officer acted in self defense - the man was trying to strangle him at the time
The Wadden Sea islands are a very popular holiday destination, especially among the Dutch themselves. Last year 1.3 million tourists found their way to the islands, 80 percent of whom were from the Netherlands, according to figures Statistics Netherlands released on Tuesday.
Storms that started in the Randstad during the early morning hours of Thursday caused around 20 million euros worth of damage, according to the first estimation by the Dutch Association of Insurers. Damage includes for example water damage due to flooding and fallen trees, ANP reports.
Meteorological institute KNMI issued a code orange weather warning for heavy rain and flooding for the western parts of the Netherlands. This code orange comes on top of the code yellow warning of thunder storms already in effect for the entire country.
Large parts of the Netherlands can expect a foggy rush hour this morning. Meteorological institute KNMI issued a code yellow warning for low visibility due to fog and fog banks.
A home in Hellevoetsluis burnt out completely during the early hours of Friday morning. An couple in their eighties lived in the homes. The police fear that they fell victim to the fire.
About 421 thousand children lived in a home with a low income in 2014 and were at risk of growing up in poverty. That is 12 percent of all children in the Netherlands. Some 131 thousand of them have been living in a low-income household for more than 4 years, according to Statistics Netherlands.
A truck driver is receiving high praise from local police for saving the life of a woman along the A29 highway. The trucker was cruising along near Heinenoord, Zuid-Holland on Monday morning when he saw a panic-stricken man trying to flag people down for help.
Customs officials found roughly 2,900 kilograms of cocaine hidden inside a shipping container. The drugs were discovered on March 11. mixed in with a shipment of furniture and moving boxes sent from Curaçao to an address in Kranenburg, Germany.
A national police team in the Netherlands tracked a container full of cocaine from the port in Rotterdam to a business in Den Haag, where they arrested six people. Investigators found 500 kilograms of cocaine, with a value estimated at 16 million euros, under the false bottom of a refrigerated container, broadcaster Omroep West reported.
An online petition launched a week ago calling for the French government to drop plans to close its Institut Français in Amsterdam reached 2,340 signatures by Thursday at 2:30 p.m. The institute is shutting down as France is selling the building it has owned on the Vijzelgracht since 1966
Police in the Netherlands evacuated part of the Leiden Centraal train station Tuesday night after a passenger on a train approaching the station overheard a suspicious telephone conversation about weapons. The passenger, praised by police for being attentive, called emergency services line 1-1-2, with authorities then ordering the train halted at a Leiden platform, police said.
Behavioral problems and mental health conditions may play a role in the radicalization of young Dutch jihadists, according to a report by the International Center for Counterterrorism in The Hague, which was published on Friday.
A woman with expertise in children’s issues, special education and refugee rights is at the top of a list of candidates to replace outgoing child advocate Marc Dullaert in the Netherlands. Margrite Kalverboer, a professor at the Groningen University is expected to replace Dullaert, whose appointment was not renewed.
The public prosecution office in the Netherlands demanded that Bart van U. serve an eight-year prison sentence and mandatory psychiatric treatment for the murders of his sister, Lois, and former health minister Els Borst. In its closing argument, the prosecution pushed for two manslaughter convictions instead of murder, saying that Van U. “was of a greatly diminished mental capacity” at the time of the crimes.
At least six people in Gorinchem were injured Friday afternoon after a portion of the Bogerd community center caved in, leaving a pile of debris inside the building. Emergency service personnel responded in droves to the incident, with a team from local breaking news website Zuid-Holland Zuid Actueel witnessing at least ten ambulances, a helicopter rescue unit, and a large police and fire department presence. Another air ambulance and a police helicopter was also dispatched to the region.
Over twenty years after the end of the war in the Balkans, Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadžić was sentenced to 40 years imprisonment for his role in the 1995 Srebrenica Massacre. Also referred to as a case of genocide, roughly 8,400 Muslims were slaughtered in the Srebrenica region during July 1995, with most of the victims being men or boys.
A three-year-old girl was critically injured on Wednesday after a dog attacked her and her mother while they were out for a walk. The toddler was bitten repeatedly in the attack, while her mother’s arm was injured.
A federal court in New York sentenced two former Rabobank employees to prison for their roles in manipulating the Libor, an estimated interest rate that serves as a benchmark for financial lenders around the world. The Dutch banks’s former finance executive, Anthony Allen, was handed a two-year prison sentence, with trader Anthony Conti being sent to prison for a year.
A group of about 40 students fell ill at a Hague school after a swim lesson. Five students and two teachers were transported to an area hospital
An alert issued by Netherlands asylum authority COA forbidding young asylum-seeking women and girls from visiting a Rotterdam church originated in an unsubstantiated internal memo, the church’s lawyer asserted on Monday. The ban, revealed in January, suggested there were several instances of minors sexual abused at the Eritrean community church.
For the second time in a week, Feyenoord goalkeeper Kenneth Vermeer will file an official complaint and request police to investigate threats made against him. Spectators at a darts competition in Newcastle, England, and broadcast live in the Netherlands on RTL 7, were seen holding signs stating, “Kenneth must hang!” and “Vermeer NSB,” possibly meant to liken Vermeer to a Nazi collaborator.
Paul McCartney is widely expected to headline and close the 2016 edition of music festival Pinkpop. Just days later, American rock legend Bruce Springsteen is set to perform in Den Haag.
A 63-year-old grandfather acting as a babysitter was found guilty by a court in Den Haag for sexually abusing at least seven children including his own grandchildren. The court sentenced him to eight years in prison, without the possibility of early release.