Efteling among world’s 25 most visited theme parks
Theme park Efteling made it the top 25 of AECOM’s annual list of most visited theme parks in the world. The Dutch theme park is number 24 on the list, with 4.66 million visitors
A massive 100 thousand people climbed The Stairway on Stationplein in Rotterdam since mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb opened it a week and a half ago,
Three abandoned kittens were picked up in Pieter Baststraat in Amsterdam on Thursday morning. The kittens were completely covered in glue or some other kind of adhesive, according to the Animal Ambulance Amsterdam.
A 95-year-old woman was found dead in her home in Alkmaar on Thursday night. The police believe she was murdered.
The municipality of Maasluis will be using mostly black Zwarte Piets at Sinterklaas’ national arrival on November 12th this year, Mayor Edo Haan said to RTV Rijnmond.
Eight Dutch names are among the 22 thousand “employee files” of people fighting for terrorist organization ISIS that leaked in March. They are from Arnhem, Hilversum, Zoetermeer and Leiden, among others
In what he describes as a “small miracle”, Willem-Wouter Dijkstra managed to track down the owner of a WWII bracelet he picked up while hiking 16 years ago. Or track down the owner’s family at least, the Telegraaf reports.
A 58 year old resident of a Gelderland town was arrested on a campsite in Renesse on Thursday evening after he was caught taking pictures of a young woman in a shower.
The woman killed by falling scaffolding in The Hague on Thursday morning was identified as a 47 year old homeless woman
A refugee family allocated a house in Oisterwijk can gets over 10 thousand euros from the municipality to furnish the house, according to research done by Brabants Dagblad. That money is also a gift – the family does not have to pay it back.
Mojo Concerts director Wilbert Mutsaers thinks Dutch music festivals should feature more hip-hop and R&B acts like Beyonce and Kanye West instead of sticking to old-school rock, he said in an interview with the Volkskrant on Friday.
NTR director Paul Romer is keeping the Zwarte Pieten in Dutch kids show Sinterklaasjournaal black because he does not want to move ahead of public opinion and believes the broadcaster should remain neutral
The Public Prosecutor plans to meet with new politician Sylvana Simons about the online racial abuse directed at her person. Amsterdam police chief Pieter-Jaap Aalbersberg also called on her to press charges.
Members of an Amsterdam drug gang that used crocodiles as “guard dogs” gave partial confessions to the police. This was revealed during a preliminary hearing in the case against nine suspects on Thursday
Government parties PvdA and VVD agreed to give parents more money for child care next year. Depending on their income, parents will receive between 100 and 1,000 euros extra in 2017
Schiphol airport wants to expand even more and is considering opening a second location in Haarlemmermeer to relieve some pressure on Schiphol Center
The VUmc hospital in Amsterdam is the first hospital in Europe to have a device that can radiate a tumor more accurately, thereby dong less damage to surrounding tissue, the hospital announced on Thursday. The first patient, a patient with prostate cancer, already completed his treatment with the “revolutionary” MRIdian.
A body wrapped in a carpet was found in a park on Gordelweg in Rotterdam on Thursday afternoon. The police believe the victims was murdered and that the murder is connected to a suicide at a Rotterdam train station on Thursday morning.
Anis B., the French terror suspect that was arrested in Rotterdam late in March, was also in police custody earlier that month. He was arrested in the company of another French terror suspects, but both were later released. They were carrying fake ID’s so the police did not know who they were and that they were wanted, as spokesperson for the Public Prosecutor said to Dutch newspaper AD.
Philips Lighting shares will be selling for 20 euros each, the company announced. A total of about 37.5 million shares are hitting the stock exchange in Amsterdam today
Road traffic on the A15 near Rotterdam and shipping traffic on the Oude Maas will be hindered by work on the Nieuwe Botlek bridge this weekend. Workers will be doing complex restorations to the bridge that will take the entire weekend
Train travelers can expect delays throughout the weekend due to intensive construction works on the tracks around Utrecht Central Station