A suspicious package at the Immigration and Naturalization Service in Zwolle led to the building being evacuated on Friday afternoon. An Explosive Ordnance Disposal squad is investigating. EOD teams are also investigating suspicious packages found in Huizen and Haarlem.
The Librije restaurant in Zwolle has been voted the best restaurant in the Netherlands by culinary magazine Lekker. The magazine listed the restaurant as number one when it published its top 500 list of restaurants in the country, the Lekker500. Three-star chef, Jonnie Boer, had his restaurant finish in third place last year.
Alex O., the 50 year old man arrested on Friday in connection with the Jumbo supermarket bombings and extortion, was the mastermind behind a series of very violent robberies in the 1990's. He was sentenced to 14 years in prison by the court in Leeuwarden in 1993.
On Friday the Groningen police arrested two suspects in connection with the extortion and bombings of several stores of supermarket chain Jumbo over the past few months. The suspects are in custody and will be questioned by the police in the coming days.
News that a bakery owner in Zwolle had lost his wedding ring while kneading dough just one week after his marriage turned out to be a prank. Arend Kisteman of the Stadsbakker said that he had never worn a ring before getting married on September 26, and that he thought that if he took it off he might lose it.
Zwarte Piet is likely to remain a big part of the annual winter Sinterklaas celebrations outside of the Randstad region covering Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht and Den Haag, the Volkskrant reported on Thursday. Cities like Assen, Groningen, Helmond, Leeuwarden and Maastricht have not yet come to a decision regarding the debated image of Zwarte Piet.
Van Delft, manufacturer of the traditional Dutch Christmas cookie pepernoten, will be opening 10 stores in the Netherlands this fall, including a pop-up store in The Hague.
The police have offered a 10 thousand euro reward for the tip that leads to the arrest of the suspect who has been extorting the Jumbo supermarket chain. The suspect has planted explosives at several Jumbo branches in Groningen and Zwolle and is demanding an amount in Bitcoins to stop.
The police have received 465 tips and questions regarding the person planting explosives at Jumbo supermarkets since details regarding the case were released earlier this month. The case file on the police website has been visited nearly 100 thousand times. No one has been arrested so far.
A 33 year old mother from Zwolle was sentenced to 60 hours of community service on Thursday for grabbing a teacher by the throat and choking her earlier this year.
The police had wanted to keep the birthday card filled with explosive dust that was delivered to the Jumbo store in Zwolle last month a secret. They only released the information after the local residents became unsettled when noticing the extra security measures taken at the Jumbo stores in Zwolle.
The person who has been placing bombs at a number of Jumbo stores is demanding a large amount of bitcoins to stop. The police have released information about the case in the hopes that this will bring in tips that will lead to the perpetrator's arrest.
A suspicious package found in front of a Jumbo supermarket on July 1 was found to contain explosive material that could be used in creating a bomb. The item was dropped off by an unknown person at the shop in Zwolle, Overijssel, police revealed Wednesday evening.
The first emergency shelter locations for asylum seekers will be put to use this week already. The first asylum seekers are expected to arrive at the IJsselhallen in Zwolle on Thursday or Friday.
The number of asylum applications the Ministry of Security and Justice received in June increased by a third to 2,937. The number of lone children seeking asylum in the country rose to 299 last month.
The new tunnel Zwolle station opened on Friday morning. The tunnel's unusual design includes 3.2 million mosaic tiles, glass elevators and voids allowing natural light in. The tunnel is more than 100 meters long and 17 meters wide, NOS reports.
The Public Prosecutor demanded a 2 year sentence in a juvenile institution against a 17 year old boy suspected in the murder of a street musician. The boy's case appeared in the court in Zwolle on Monday.
The judges at the court in Zwolle have decided to hold the criminal case against the 17 year old suspect in the murder of a 54 year old street musician behind closed doors. The case appears in court on Monday.
Two former police officers from Haarle and Enschede are in the court in Zwolle today on charges that they sexually abused a drunk woman in the back seat of their police car on February 20th, 2012.
Signal failures on a stretch of railway between Heino and Raalte, Overijssel on Thursday forced national railway NS to cancel train service on the line through much of the afternoon. The two stations are a short distance away from each other on the Almelo to Zwolle route.
According to Zwolle football coach Ron Jans, King Willem-Alexander is an Ajax fan, while Queen Maxima supports Feyenoord.
Police has arrested a 33-year old woman for assaulting a teacher at a primary school in Zwolle.
Two large solar farms are set to be erected in Nijmegen and Zwolle, NU reports.