The court in Amsterdam convicted seven out of eight men for public violence for their role in a brawl in Amsterdam's Red Light District which ended in the death of 32-year-old Robert Gerritsen two years ago. The court ruled that the blow that ended Gerritsen's life was made in self defense, and 22-year-old Romanian Mirci M. was therefore not punished for it, RTL Nieuws reports.
Seven people became unwell at a ROC school on Tempelhofstraat in Amsterdam West on Wednesday afternoon. The school was evacuated after a "strange smell" was noticed, which gave the seven people irritated airways and stinging eyes, Het Parool reports.
"Everyone was examined at the scene by present ambulance workers. Nobody needed to be taken to hospital for further examination", a spokesperson for the fire department said to the newspaper.
The police team investigating the disappearance of 12-year-old Rodechelies Celedonio Santo in Amsterdam, is taking into account that the girl is being kept hidden by someone. Hiding a child is a punishable offense, the police said in a statement.
Rodechelies was last seen at the Kruitberg apartment building in Bijlmer on Thursday morning, September 13th. Since then there's been no trace of her. Her parents are very worried.
The Netherlands will soon have its first factory for bio-kerosene. KLM will use the fuel to fly more sustainably. The province of Groningen is being looked at as a possible location for this factory, which will cost millions to build, Maarten van Dijk of SkyNRG, the company that plans to build the factory, confirmed to newspaper AD.
"We are now in the final phase of selecting a location and suppliers. I think we can make the official announcement at the end of this year or the beginning of next year", he said to the newspaper.
A man was seriously injured in a stabbing incident in a home in the Amsterdam neighborhood of De Baarsjes on Tuesday evening. A suspect was arrested in the area, AT5 reports.
The police responded to the scene around 9:10 p.m. on Tuesday. Forensic investigators closed down part of Van Kinsbergenstraat and part of Van Speijkstraat for investigation.
The victim was taken to hospital.
Witnesses reported hearing gunshots, but the police found no evidence of shots being fired, according to the broadcaster.
A 38-year-old Afghan refugee who was convicted of raping an 18-year-old woman with a slight mental impairment in 2016, received a lower sentence from the court in Amsterdam to prevent him being deported, the Telegraaf reports.
The Public Prosecutor demanded 2 years in prison against Zaman S. for the rape. But the court ruled that the sentence must not have the consequence that he is deported, according to the newspaper.
The police searched multiple addresses in the Netherlands on Monday, looking for Erwin L., a man who threw a votive candle holder at the Golden Carriage on Budget Day 2010. With this year's Budget Day happening today, the police don't know where he is, AT5 and RTL Nieuws report.
The police are looking for 12-year-old Rodechelies Celedonio Santo. The girl went missing in Amsterdam Zuidoost on Thursday. "Her family is very worried", the police said.
Rodechelies was last seen on Thursday morning at apartment building Kruitberg in Bijlmer. She is about 1.6 meters tall with black hair, brown eyes and braces. The police call on anyone with information about the girl's whereabouts to contact them at once.
A spokesperson for the police refused to tell AT5 anything about the girl's situation at the time of her disappearance.
One person was taken to hospital with serious injuries after a "violent incident" in a home on Vlietstraat in Amsterdam on Thursday night, the police said on Twitter. The victim was found on the street.
The police responded to the scene shortly before midnight after reports of a shooting. When emergency services arrived, they found the victim on the street. Witnesses told NH Nieuws that the victim fell or was pushed from a second floor window.
The police are investigating what happened. It is not yet clear whether there was a shooting.
Jawed S., the 19-year-old man suspected of stabbing two American tourists at Amsterdam Central Station, will remain in custody for at least another 90 days, the court in Amsterdam decided on Thursday, NOS reports.
A 30-year-old man from Breda was arrested in Amsterdam on Tuesday after the police discovered 473 kilograms of cocaine in his delivery van. The drugs were found in a hidden compartment in the van. According to the police, the street value of the drugs is around 19 million euros.
The Amsterdam city council wants asylum children who've been living in the Netherlands for more than five years, to be able to stay in the country because this is now their home. The council called on Mayor Femke Halsema to ask State Secretary Mark Harbers of Justice and Security to implement a so-called children's pardon, Het Parool report.
One person was seriously hurt in a shooting in a parking garage In Amsterdam Centrum during the early hours of Tuesday morning, the police reported on Twitter. Three suspects were arrested.
Emergency services helped the victim at the scene, the police said.
The shooting happened around 4:00 a.m. in the parking garage of The Bank, an office building on Rembrandtplein, according to ANP.
The circumstances surrounding the shooting are still unclear. Nothing is known about the identity of the victim or the suspects. The victim's current condition is also unknown.
A speedboat and a tanker collided with each other at the mouth of the Amsterdam-Rijnkanaal and the IJ during the early hours of Saturday morning. Seven people were injured, four of whom sustained serious injuries, ANP reports.
The injured people were all on the speedboat, which was sailing at high speed. An alcohol test was done on the captain of the speedboat, because the police suspected that he was under the influence of alcohol.
The accident happened around 00:45 a.m. on Saturday. The speedboat was seriously damaged, the tanker's damages were minor.
Shots were fired at a building on Johan Huizingalaan in Amsterdam Nieuw-West during the early hours of Friday morning. Bullet holes can be seen in the restaurant's windows, AT5 reports.
The police believe the shooting happened around 2:50 a.m. A spokesperson told Het Parool that no one was injured.
No further information was released. The police are investigating.
The Dutch intelligence services did not contact their American counterparts quickly enough after a Jawed S. stabbed two American tourists at Amsterdam Central Station last week, Pete Hoekstra, the American ambassador to the Netherlands, said to the Telegraaf.
For the first time in five years, the number of people killed by murder or manslaughter in the Netherlands increased. Last year 158 people were killed in a crime, 50 more than in 2016, according to figures Statistics Netherlands released on Thursday.
Two years ago Amsterdam adopted a proposal which made sexual harassment on the street a punishable offense, but since then the municipality has done little to address the problem.
Police officers are protesting for a better collective bargaining agreement around Amsterdam Central Station on Wednesday morning. Train travelers entering the city center get the warning that they're doing so at their own risk, because fewer police officers are working there this morning. Banners with the same warning are hung along roads toward the city center, the Telegraaf reports.
Jawed S., a 19-year-old Afghan man suspected of stabbing two American tourists at Amsterdam Central Station on Friday, expected to die in the attack, his lawyer Simon van der Woude said on Tuesday. "My client seems to have taken into account that he would not survive his action himself, because a testament was found in his home in Germany", the lawyer said, ANP reports.
Police officers were keeping an eye on Jawed S., the 19-year-old Afghan suspected of stabbing two tourists at Amsterdam Central Station, shortly before the attack on Friday. So-called 'spotters' - special police officers at the station - noticed that he was acting strangely, Amsterdam police chief Pieter Jaap Aalbersberg said on television program Pauw on Monday.
Popular snack bar Sinbad on Eerste Oosterparkstraat was targeted in a shooting during the early hours of Monday morning. A cleaner was still in the building when the shooting happened, but no one was injured. Seven shots were fired at the shop, the owner said to AT5.
"We've been a household name in Oost for 15 years. I have no idea where this comes from", the owner said to the Amsterdam broadcaster. He took over the business seven years ago. "The customers wonder about what happened. My family and friends too. But I myself have no idea, other than that seven bullets were fired."
Jawed S., the 19-year-old man arrested for stabbing two American tourists at Amsterdam Central Station on Friday, told the authorities that he committed the attack because people in the Netherlands insult Islam, the Public Prosecutor said on Monday afternoon, NU.nl reports.
A man was found dead in his home on C.J.K van Aalstraat in Amsterdam's Oostelijk Havengebied on Saturday afternoon. The police believe he did not die a natural death. So far nothing is known about the cause of the man's death, though local residents speculate that he was murdered, Het Parool reports.
The man's family came home from vacation on Saturday and found him dead in their home. He did not go on holiday with his family because he wanted to renovate the house while they were away, according to the newspaper.