Resistance leader, 102, to lay wreath in Remembrance Day ceremony
Now 102-year-old former resistance fighter Hebe Kohlbrugge will lay a wreath on the Dom square in Utrecht on Remembrance day on May 4th, the Utrecht committee for 4 May – Remembrance day announced on Friday
A 39-year-old mother from Maastricht was killed in a head-on collision caused by an elderly woman, 87, driving the wrong way on the A79 highway near Klimmen. The older driver, from Schin op Geul, Limburg was also killed in the crash, and the young mother’s three children were all injured, police said on Friday.
Groningen residents who suffered suffered earthquake damage to their property several times, have more health problems that those who suffered no damage, according to a study done by the University of Groningen
A court in Alkmaar sentenced Lysander de R., president of the Haarlem chapter of the Hell’s Angels, to 2.5 years in prison on Friday. He was found guilty of illegal firearm possession and assault
The court in Amsterdam suspended the trial against Aydin C. until Monday to give the suspect time to find a lawyer. C. is standing trial for sexually abusing and extorting 34 girls via webcam. One of his victims was Canadian teen Amanda Todd.
Two people were killed in a head-on collision on the A79 between Maastricht and Heerlen on Friday. The accident was caused by a person driving on the wrong side of the highway. Three people were seriously injured and taken to the hospital, according to the police.
Stunt driver Mario D. is appealing against the ruling of the Almelo court in a 2014 monster truck accident that killed three people and seriously injured 28 others. According to D.’s lawyer the court “assumed an excessively high degree of guilt”
Amsterdam still does not have a well-trained, well-equipped counterterrorism unit, despite the fact that the Dutch capital seems to be at greatest risk of an attack, Het Parool reports based on information from insiders.
A 45 year old man from Duiven was sentenced to 18 months in prison, 12 of which conditionally suspended, on Friday for having a sexual relationship wit ha 12 year old girl for two years. He is also not allowed to have contact with the girl and has to continue his psychiatric treatmen
Darren Huston is stepping down as CEO of hotel reservation site Booking.com and also of parent company Priceline Group with immediate effect. He broke the company’s internal codes of conduct by having an affair with one of his employees at the Amsterdam head office
De Nederlandsche Bank’s call for employers to give employees bigger wage increases is “nonsense”, Cees Oudshoorn of employer’s organization VNO-NCW said to Financieele Dagblad. According to him, higher wages will only increase unemployment.
Two men were sentenced to prison by the court in Arnhem on Thursday for robbing elderly people while pretending to be police officers
The Hague police may have manipulated the results a study that concluded that there is no ethnic profiling in the police unit, according to Buro Jansen & Janssen based on their own research
Dutch journalist Ebru Umar decided to refuse the Turkish police’s offer for protection.
Dutch public broadcasters launched a website this week where asylum seekers, immigrants and expatriates can watch Dutch programs subtitled in English and Arabic. The video-on-demand service – called Net in Nederland or New to the Netherlands in English – is intended to help newcomers get used to Dutch society
The Dutch government is further restricting hunters from importing their trophies to the Netherlands. The list of banned trophies was extended to also include the species white rhino, elephant, hippo, cheetah, polar bear and lion
Activists are calling on the Netherlands to switch off their smartphones for two minutes during the moment of silence on Remembrance day.
After a massively cold night last night, with temperatures dipping to -4.1 degrees in Noord-Brabant, the end of the cold weather seems to be in sight. Temperatures will start rising this weekend and next week will be more pleasant at between 13 and 17 degrees, according to Weeronline.
Some 23 thousand liters of urine was collected at three locations in Amsterdam on King’s Day, a spokesperson for Waternet said to AT5. Phosphate will be extracted from the urine to be used as fertilizer.
Tourists to the Netherlands, clutching years-old guide books no doubt, are expected in somewhat larger numbers on Friday and Saturday to celebrate Queen’s Day. They will quickly discover that the country has not enjoyed a national party on April 29 and 30 since Willem-Alexander became king in 2013, when his mother, Beatrix, decided to hand over leadership of the country.
The Dutch government is making 500 million euros available for the integration of asylum seekers who are given refugee status and allowed to stay in the Netherlands, Minister Lodewijk Asscher of Social Affairs, Minister Ronald Plasterk of Home Affairs and chairman of the Association of Dutch Municipalities Jan van Zanen announced on Thursday
The government plans to push through with its data mining plans that will give the intelligence services the capability to continuously spy on large amounts of internet traffic, the Volkskrant reports based on a still secret bill the paper has in its possession.