Zuid-Holland

Snow and Hail fall in Friesland
Apr 17 '17 14:18

Frigid, and potentially freezing temperatures are expected across the Netherlands this week, dashing the hopes of many residents that a warm spring would make its return. The thermometer is expected to plummet as low as -1 degrees in Venlo, Limburg on Wednesday morning, but a strong Northerly wind will make it feel like -8 degrees there.

The city near the German border will like face three straight days of freezing temperatures in the early morning hours. Snow and sleet is even possible in parts of Limburg this week.

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Mar 28 '17 12:40

Drug criminals seem to be moving their activities from the southern parts of the Netherlands to the rest of the country, especially when it comes to ecstasy, the police concluded from the latest figures on ecstasy, RTL Nieuws reports.

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Mar 14 '17 09:30

A 34-year-old suspect in a shooting in the Zuid-Holland town of Noordeloos, managed to escape from a Suriname penitentiary just days before the country was set to hand him over to the Netherlands, Suriname media reports.

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Mar 10 '17 07:38

On Thursday afternoon a Rotterdam man was dragged out of his car in Amstelveen, pushed into another car and driven off by men in balaclavas. He was found wounded in the province of Zuid-Holland hours later, the police announced in a statement.

The police are hesitant about releasing information. "Everything we release, will be read by the other party too, so we have to be very careful. The investigation is in progress", a spokesperson said to AD. The victim has a criminal record. He received medical treatment for his injuries. 

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Feb 9 '17 09:17

More than half of the 400 chemical- and other companies with a large risk factor in the Netherlands violated safety rules over the past two decades, the Volkskrant reports based on a survey of inspection reports. Over a fifth of the cases involved a medium to serious violation, according to the newspaper.

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Jan 16 '17 10:11

The number of bankruptcies in the Netherlands last year fell to its lowest level since 2008, Statistics Netherlands announced on Monday. In 2016 a total of 4,396 companies were declared bankrupt - nearly a fifth less than in 2015 and almost 4 thousand fewer than when bankruptcies peaked in 2013.

Last month 328 companies and institutions were declared bankrupt, 88 fewer than in November 2016.

Dec 26 '16 11:55

Bird flu was diagnosed in sick birds on a poultry farm in Zoeterwoude, Zuid-Holland. A total of 28,500 birds on the farm were culled, as well as some 30 thousand birds on a nearby farm, RTL Nieuws reports.

The two farms are located about a kilometer fro each other. Another poultry farm is about 3 kilometers from the infected farm. Its animals are being examined for bird flu.

Kalashnikov AK-47 in Rotterdam terrorism case
Dec 9 '16 16:59

Police in the Netherlands arrested a 30-year-old Rotterdam resident suspected of planning a terrorist-related crime, the Dutch public prosecutor revealed on Friday. The suspect had a Kalashnikov AK-47 with two full magazines when authorities conducted the investigation.

A large painting in the suspect’s home depicting a flag used by ISIS was found, as well as four boxes of highly explosive illegal fireworks. Several mobile phones were also seized, along with 1,600 euros.

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Dec 9 '16 11:41

Anti-Islam party leader Geert Wilders was found guilty of inciting discrimination and insulting a race of people during a campaign speech on March 19, 2014. In issuing its ruling, judges at the maximum security court near Schiphol Airport said the populist politician's rhetoric did not fall within his rights to free speech.

An avalanche in progress
Nov 28 '16 08:01

A group of eight snowboarders, most of whom Dutch, were caught in an avalanche near the Austrian village of Obergurgl on Saturday. A 22-year-old man from 's-Gravenzande was killed and two others were hospitalized. Others were unharmed and managed to contact the emergency services, AD reports.

The snowboarders were surprised by the avalanche at an altitude of some 3 thousand meters. They were in Ferwaltal, not far from the ski resort in Obergurgl, Tyrol and were on the way to the top with so-called split-boards. 

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Nov 21 '16 07:41

The Netherlands had its first autumn storm of the season on Sunday. Five people were injured in Arnhem when deck screens were blown over and hit them. And reports of damage came in from accross the country, NOS reports. 

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Nov 18 '16 14:25

Rents in the private sector in the Netherlands increased again in the third quarter. The average rent increased by 6.2 percent, compared to the same quarter last year, letting agent Pararius reported on Friday, according to the Telegraaf.

The average rent rose from 13.27 euros per square meter in 2015 to 14.11 euros per square meter. According to Pararius director Jasper de Groot, the increase can partly be attributed to a shortage of rental housing for people with mid level incomes in the Randstad.

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Nov 11 '16 17:15

Rotterdam police arrested two men on Friday morning after they exchanged heated messages back and forth on social media. One person was in favor of the winter mythical character, Zwarte Piet, remaining in blackface, while the other was opposed to the character, police said.

Only the 57-year-old man from Amsterdam was accused of making a threat. Both he and a 26-year-old from Utrecht are alleged of encouraging public disorder and criminal behavior.

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Nov 11 '16 16:20

Scheduled train service between Amsterdam and Schiphol airport will not take place this weekend due to maintenance work on the railroad. Travelers will instead be transported by bus to and from the airport, which should take an extra 15 to 30 minutes, the Dutch railway NS stated on its website.

The service interruption is part of a long-term plan to build additional tracks and overpasses so more trains can service the airport from the capital city, railway maintenace firm ProRail said on its website.

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Sep 27 '16 07:54

The province of Zuid-Holland pressed charges against chemical company DuPont in Dordrecht due to a large amount of toxic substance formaldehyde leaking into the environment last month

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Sep 23 '16 07:46

Thick fog in the province of Utrecht and eastern parts of Zuid-Holland may case traffic problems on Friday morning. In some places visibility is less than 200 meters, according to meteorological institute KNMI.

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Sep 13 '16 09:21

There will be no trains traveling between Brabant and Zuid-Holland from after morning rush hour on Tuesday due to emergency repairs to the rails on the Moerdijkbrug. Some 75 thousand people use that railway route every day

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Aug 4 '16 08:03

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

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Aug 2 '16 12:00

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.

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Jun 23 '16 13:45

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.

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Jun 23 '16 10:14

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.

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May 26 '16 07:28

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.

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May 20 '16 07:34

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.

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May 9 '16 10:37

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.

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