2013 in the Netherlands

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This article lists some of the events that took place in the Netherlands in 2013.




  • 1: During new years night in Raard a woman drives into a group of people leaving 17 people injured. One of the victims later succumbs to his injuries.
  • 10: During the new years reception of the umbrella organization of independent financial advisers, 477 attendees pledge the bankers oath for the first time in the presence of minister Dijsselbloem.
  • 13: Sven Kramer becomes European ice-skating champion in the man's division and Ireen Wüst becomes champion in the woman's division.
  • 15: Bob de Vries wins in Noordlaren the first marathon on natural ice of 2013. Mariska Huisman is the fastest in the woman's division.
  • 28: Beatrix, incumbent Queen of the Netherlands, announces that on the 30th of April she will abdicate and hand the reign over to her son William-Alexander.


  • 5: The Sint-Clemenskerk in Nes (on the island Ameland) is destroyed in a fire.


  • 13: Prayer-day for crops and labor.
  • 16: poker player Ruben Visser wins in season 9 of the European Poker Tour in London and gains £595.000.



  • 6: Two brothers (7 and 9) are missing, their father is found dead a day later. The bodies of the two brothers are found on May 19 near a drainage tube in Cothen[1]


  • 8: Journalist Judith Spiegel and her husband Boudewijn Berendsen are abducted in Yemen. They ar released on the 10th of December.
  • 11: Led by the SER an energy deal on the main lines comes to fruition between the political establishment, business community and environmental organizations.


  • 23: In amusement-park Walibi Holland a 10-year-old Israeli girl gets heavily injured in a water attraction and loses her foot.
  • 25: In both The Netherlands as in Belgium an official heatwave breaks out, it's the first heatwave since July 2006.


  • 4: A 23-year-old Polish man drowns near Callantsoog.
  • 12: Prince Friso is announced dead due to complications from his skiing accident.
  • 23: A 32-year-old Polish man drowns in the Piusharbor, Tilburg.


  • 8: A family tragedy takes place in Schoonloo.


  • 13: DierenPark Amersfoort closes its gates for the second time in its history after severe rainfall.
  • 15: Michel van Egmond's book Gijp wins the NS Publieksprijs voor het Nederlandse Boek. The book is about former soccer-player and pundit René van der Gijp.
  • 28: Hurricane wind strength are measured on the island of Vlieland and at Lauwersoog the heaviest wind thrust is recorded at 152 km/h.


  • 12: The rare northern hawk-owl is spotted in Zwolle. The owl was last seen in 2005. the previous 100 years it had only been spotted 3 times.
  • 30: The Association Council of the AVRO and the Member Council of the TROS approve the merger proposition of the 2 public broadcasters. Starting 1 January 2014 both will continue as AVROTROS.



Floortje Mackaij wins the silver medal in the Women's junior time trial, the only medal for the Netherlands at the championships.
The Netherlands wins 1 gold and 3 bronze medals.
The Netherlands wins 1 silver and 1 bronze medal.
The Dutch team wins the medal table at the 2013 UCI Road World Championships in September with 3 gold and 1 silver medal.
Ellen van Dijk won gold in the Women's time trial, Marianne Vos in the Women's road race and Mathieu van der Poel in the Men's junior road race.
The Netherlands win 2 gold, 3 silver and 1 bronze medal.

See also


See also


  1. ^ https://dutchtv.wordpress.com/2013/05/19/zoektocht-naar-de-vermiste-broertjes-ruben-9-en-julian-7-ten-einde/
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