Peter R de Vries to have street named after him in his home town

Peter R. de Vries on TV show De Wereld Draait Door
Peter R. de Vries on TV show De Wereld Draait Door

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.

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