Street named after Peter R. de Vries following crime journalist’s murder

Dutch crime journalist Peter R. de Vries will be remembered with a street named in his honour in his hometown of Aalsmeer.

The prolific journalist was shot in the head while leaving RTL Studios in Amsterdam on July 6 this year. He died in hospital nine days later.

Now, his hometown, just south of Amsterdam, has unveiled plans for Peter R. de Vriesstraat. The street is located in Studios Aalsmeer, an event and TV studio location — a nod to De Vries’ many years in the TV world.

Aalsmeer Mayor Gido Oude Kotte said that De Vries already has a tile in in the Aalsmeerse Zijdstraat ‘Walk of Fame’. The new street, part of a new residential development around Studios Aalsmeer, will take this one step further.

“This is a beautiful tribute to a special personality who continued where others stopped,” said the mayor.

An earlier Twitter appeal was made to rename the Amsterdam street that the shooting occurred on in Peter R. de Vries’ name. De Vries’ family are also strongly backing the call.

What do you think of this tribute? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below.

Feature Image: DWDD/Wikimedia Commons/CC3.0

Samantha Dixon 🇦🇺
Sam isn’t great at being Dutch. Originally hailing from Australia, she came to study in the Netherlands without knowing where the country was on a map. She once accidentally ordered the entire ice-cream menu at Smullers. She still can’t jump on the back of a moving bike. But, she remains fascinated by the tiny land of tall people.

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