Dutch news in brief – 17 February
Judge on child porn charges
A former judge is to appear before a court in Arnhem on 11 March to answer charges of possessing child porn videos and computer discs. The material was allegedly discovered by police at the home of the former vice president of Maastricht Court in October 2001, website nu.nl reported.
A million to take spring break
The Dutch Bureau for Tourism and Congresses (NBTC) said on Tuesday that it expects 1.1 million people in the Netherlands to take a vacation this spring. The NBTC said 40 percent would holiday in the Netherlands, with the rest heading abroad.
Employment agency accused of money laundering
An employment agency in Limburg is being investigated for allegedly helping to launder drugs money, news agency Novum reported on Tuesday. The SIOD investigative unit thinks the firm hid about a quarter of a million euros from the authorities.
Bruinsma bodyguard faces court
Geurt Roos, a former bodyguard of murdered drugs baron Klaas Bruinsma is to appear in court on Wednesday for allegedly stealing Dutch paintings. Police arrested Roos, 43, in a house in Honselerdijk last year and found the paintings by Jan Steen and Jacob Storck.
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Subject: Dutch news