This week in the Netherlands – Show Mercy

Netherlands - Amersfoort
Netherlands - Koppelpoort, Amersfoort

Show mercy

THE mayor of Amersfoort has made an urgent appeal to the Dutch justice minister not to deport a five-year-old boy with Down’s syndrome to Iraq.

Early release

HUNDREDS of foreign criminals want early release by requesting their freedom after completing at least half of their sentence on condition that they leave the country.

Plane noisy

PEOPLE moving into new homes close to Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport will be warned about aircraft noise before they move in with the warning being added into sales contracts.

Free wedding

LOCAL councils around Holland are overwhelmed by the number of people taking advantage of the right to a free wedding ceremony and some are trying to make it as unappealing as possible.

3D Bridge

A SMALL town has opened what is described as the world’s first 3D-printed concrete bridge, which is primarily meant to be used by cyclists and took three months to produce.

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