SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS – Crime reporter Peter R de Vries will have a street named after him in his native Aalsmeer, the town’s local authorities have announced.
The death of De Vries, who was shot in the street as he was leaving a television studio in Amsterdam on July 6, ‘hit Aalsmeer hard’ mayor Gido Oude Kotte said. The Peter R de Vries Street will be part of a new housing development which will be built on the site of the town’s current studio and theatre complex.
‘We thought it would be a good idea to name a street after him there. Peter spent a lot of time in television studios making programmes for Endemol. It’s a fitting tribute to a man who continued where others stopped,’ Oude Kotte said.
De Vries’ brother Wouter earlier called on mayor of Amsterdam Femke Halsema to ‘ditch a naval hero’ and name a street after his sibling.