That is how the Witte de With will be called from now on

KAT, kin or Haven were on the shortlist of possible names, suggested by local, national and international participants. An external advisory committee had chosen the name KAT, but at the same time also suggested Melly as a more suitable name. “They have used a wild card,” explains spokesman Jeroen Lavèn. “They advised that Melly was […]

Amsterdam and Rotterdam will stop mandatory masking after Sunday | NOW

Amsterdam and Rotterdam are not going to extend the experiment with a mandatory mouth cap. Both cities announced this on Friday. After Sunday, wearing a mouth mask is no longer mandatory in certain busy parts of the city. Wearing a face mask has been mandatory in both cities since August 5 in certain shopping areas […]

Traffic quarrel in Rotterdam ends in a stabbing | NOW

A man was injured in a stabbing on the Grote Visserijstraat in Rotterdam on Saturday evening around 8 p.m. The incident took place after a traffic row. The perpetrator drove away after the argument, the police report. The victim has been taken to hospital. No details have been disclosed about his condition. The police are […]

Arrested during riots in Rotterdam, police fear more unrest | NOW

The Rotterdam police arrested five youngsters in the night from Tuesday to Wednesday due to disturbances in the Rotterdam district of Feijenoord. About ninety young people disrupted the peace in the neighborhood during the evening. They started fires and caused destruction. The police had restored peace around noon. A 17-year-old boy from Gouda and a […]

Raised enough money to bury Alice (15) stabbed to death in Brazil | NOW

The family of the stabbed teenage girl Alice (15) has raised enough money to bury her in Brazil. 20,000 euros was needed for the repatriation, and that amount was received on Wednesday. The girl will be buried in her hometown Manaus. The crowdfunding page states that the family “never dreamed” that the costs would be […]