2011 in the Netherlands

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This article lists some of the events that took place in the Netherlands in 2011.

Incumbents

Events

January

February

  • 1: Air-defense and Command-frigate Hr. Ms. Tromp leaves her home port of Den Helder towards the waters around Somalia to take part in the anti-piracy mission Atalanta.
  • 11: Karlo Timmerman wins the alternative elfstedentocht on the Austrian Weissensee over a length of 200 kilometers. Mariska Huisman wins the woman's division.
  • 28: 3 crew-members of a military helicopter are captured by Libyan militias. They flew with their Lynx of the Hr. Ms. Tromp to Sirte and landed there without permission.

March

  • 9: The Nederlandse Spoorwegen (Dutch Railways) are handed a record fine of 2 million euro due to not complying with performance agreements with the government.
  • 10-11: The 3 military crew-members are released during the night after intensive diplomatic discussions.

April

May

June

July

  • 7: During the expansion of the Grolsch Veste an accident occurs with a lifting crane and makes part of the roof collapse. 2 people die and 14 others are injured.
  • 15: Zendstation Smilde in Hoogersmilde partly collapses after a fire.

August

September

October

November

December

Elections

Sports

See also

See also

References

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