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Dutch police detain couple for escaping Covid-19 quarantine hotel

Dutch police detained a couple who escaped from a Covid-quarantine hotel. The arrests were made on a plane in Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport just before it departed to Spain on Sunday. The Spanish man and Portuguese woman were later handed over to the country’s health service, local media reported. It comes after 13 people who arrived […]

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Omicron Scare: 61 people test positive for Covid-19 on South Africa-Netherlands flights

Sixty-one people who arrived in Amsterdam on two flights from South Africa have tested positive for Covid-19, Dutch officials say. They have been placed in isolation at a hotel near Schiphol airport. They were among some 600 passengers held for several hours after arrival while they were tested for the virus. Dutch health authorities said […]

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Netherlands Riots: Police fire shots in clashes with protesters over new Covid-19 measures

Dutch police fired warning shots and used water cannon after rioting erupted in Rotterdam over new Covid-19 measures. Protesters threw rocks and fireworks at them and set police cars ablaze. Hundreds of protesters had gathered to show their anger at government plans for a Covid vaccine pass, and a ban on fireworks on New Year’s […]

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Walrus leaves polar region to snooze on Dutch submarine at naval base in North Holland

A female walrus was discovered sleeping on a Dutch submarine in a naval base in North Holland.Walruses normally live in the polar regions – several hundred miles north. This particular animal is one of at least two of the species that have been seen far from their Arctic habitat.Freya, as the animal has been named, […]

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Man suffers bite from cobra snake while sitting on toilet, undergoes reconstructive surgery

A man from the Netherlands had to have reconstructive surgery on his penis after suffering a bite from a cobra while sitting on the toilet. The otherwise healthy 47-year-old was on vacation in South Africa at a nature reserve when the cobra struck from the toilet and clamped on to his genitals, reports said. The […]

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ATM bomb criminal gang members ‘accidentally’ blow themselves during test run

Dutch and German police busted a criminal gang who made video tutorials on how to bomb cash machines, only to blow themselves up in the process, officials said Thursday. One suspect was killed and another badly hurt in the Dutch city of Utrecht when a trial run went wrong at an illegal “training centre” for […]

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Netherlands: The world’s tallest nation is getting shorter, study finds

The Netherlands has long been the world’s tallest nation, but its people are getting shorter, according to Dutch researchers. Although height has increased over the last 100 years, the study showed Dutch men born in 2001 were 1 cm shorter than their 1980 counterparts. For women, the difference was more pronounced with a difference of […]

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British Formula 1 fan arrested in Netherlands after being mistaken for Italian mafia boss

A Formula 1 fan from Liverpool was arrested at gunpoint in the Netherlands after being mistaken for a mafia boss. Police believed the 54-year-old, known as Mark L, was Sicilian crime lord Matteo Messina Denaro and he was blindfolded and led away by officers in The Hague on Wednesday. Prosecutors said the man, who was […]

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Dutch man dies after mistakenly swallowing car keys as Spanish officials couldn’t understand his plea for help

A Dutch tourist has died after mistakenly swallowing his car key. The tourist swallowed his key and choked to death because the Spanish authorities who he was asking to help him could not understand him. The 37-year-old from the Netherlands was on holiday with his family in Barcelona when the tragic incident happened. He allegedly […]

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Turkish influencer prosecuted for posting photos from inside Amsterdam sex museum

A Turkish social media influencer is being prosecuted for posting photos from inside the world-famous Sex Museum in Amsterdam. Merve Taskin, 23, shared pictures of sex toys she bought at the museum during a birthday trip to the Netherlands in January last year. A few months later she says she was arrested in Turkey, where […]

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Noah Gesser: 16-year-old Ajax youth player dies in tragic car accident

16-year-old Noah Gesser playing for AFC Ajax, a Dutch professional football club has died in a car accident. In a statement released on Saturday, Ajax said Gesser and his brother had been killed in the accident. “This afternoon, at the exhibition matches of Ajax 1 and Young Ajax, there will be special attention for this […]

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Europe Floods: Death toll nears 130, hundreds still missing

The death toll from the devastating floods triggered by torrential rainfall in western and southern Germany has increased to more than 100, with thousands others missing, according to police and local authorities. The federal states of North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate were hit particularly hard, with 43 people and 60 people dead, respectively. “It is a […]