Eindhoven area cut off from drinking water
Residents of Eindhoven are temporarily without drinking water after a brief shutdown at a water production facility there, Brabant Water said Wednesday. Although the water shutdown was expected to last until 5 a.m., the firm was optimistic about the possibility of having the system online by 11 p.m. Wednesday night.
The dance industry in the Netherlands and the dominance of Dutch DJs on music charts has paved the way for 170 dance music events in the country with 2.7 million annual visitors every year, become an important part of the Dutch economy. The Dutch dance music industry accounts for one in 14 jobs in the creative industries and if the current growth rate continues, the export value of Dutch dance music industry in 2015 will be nearly 200 million euros, ING wrote on Wednesday.
Schiphol Airport will conduct passenger screening and carry-on baggage security checks at five centralized control points instead of at boarding gates, newswire ANP reported. The changes are set to begin on June 3rd.
An earthquake hit the town of Uithuizen in Groningen on Wednesday afternoon at around 1 p.m., according to the meteorological agency KNMI. The eighth earthquake this month in Groningen measured 2.0 on the Richter scale.
A large number of American families have contacted the Netherlands American Cemetery in Margraten, Limburg through email in order to find out how to get in touch with the Dutch families who adopted their relatives’ headstones and grave sites, the Washington Post reported on Tuesday. Thousands of families, mainly from the Netherlands, but also from Belgium and Germany have volunteered and committed to take care of all 8,300 graves of American men and women buried at the cemetery.
Members of volunteer archaeological organization AWN found bones of a brown bear in a dune valley near Schouwen. Both AWN and the Forestry Commission of northern Zeeland called the discovery “spectacular.”
The government of Qatar will not immediately retaliate for Dutch restrictions on flights by airlines from the Gulf States, the CEO of Qatar Airways Akbar Al Baker said. He reminded that trade is a “two-lane road”, and said if the airlines does not get additional flights, Dutch companies “should not expect many commercial contracts” from Qatar government.
Ahold’s turnover increased by 14.9 percent in the first quarter to 11.3 billion euros. The growth is mainly attributable to a weaker euro and a greater nominal gain from converting revenue in U.S. dollars. The operating margin decreased from 5 to 4.4 percent.
Artisan products sold in supermarkets are often not as handcrafted as advertised, argues consumer association Consumentenbond. They want stricter guidelines in place to govern production and distribution of those, and similar goods.
The travelling exhibition centered around hit HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones returned to Amsterdam on Wednesday. The event takes place in the West Hall of the Westergastfabriek until May 31.
Last year was a record year for organ donations in the Netherlands. There were a total of 537 living donors and 271 people donated their organs after death. There were a total of 785 organ transplants in the Netherlands in 2014, an increase of 11 percent.
About a hundred people showed up at the Plein in The Hague on Wednesday to protest against the plans for gas extraction on Terschelling.
The police have arrested a total of 19 people during raids in locations connected to Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs on Wednesday. Harrie Ramakers, the president of the Bandidos Limburg chapter, is among those arrested.
The number of reports of sexual abuse in youth care facilities increased by 19 percent in 2014. Last year 70 cases of sexual abuse were reported, compared to 59 in 2013.
The court has sentenced 46 year old Agus S. to compulsory treatment in a psychiatric institution for killing his 10 year old son in their home in Amsterdam West.
The Cabinet is generally positive about many aspects of the European Commission’s plan for asylum seekers, but still have some questions they want answered.
The court in Amsterdam is expected to give a ruling in a very strange case next week. A thief in Amsterdam Zuid-Oost bit off the tip of a shopkeeper’s finger after stealing a bottle of detergent.
An electrical failure at Belgium air traffic control forced the closure of airspace above Belgium on Wednesday morning, Eurocontrol said in a statement. The regional airspace will remain shut until at least 2 p.m. local time, The Brussels Airport authority said.
The police raided 27 grow shops across the Netherlands on Tuesday in a national action day to tackle businesses that facilitate cannabis cultivation. A total of 11 people were arrested.
The police have released a composite sketch of a man suspected to be involved in the arson of the Theater Palazzo in Grave on April 26th as well as a robbery at the same theater a week earlier.
The Dutch F-16 fighter jets have dropped their 500th bomb on an ISIS target since the Netherlands joined the mission against the terrorist organization last year.