A World War II hand grenade was found in a load of potatoes at a potato processing plant in Dronten on Tuesday.
The grenade was clearly recognisable because its pin was still intact.
According to the Nos, it is a standard fragmentation grenade used by Americans during the Second World War and known as a pineapple.
It is now in the hands of the bomb disposal service.
Dronten is in the Flevopolder – a large area of reclaimed land east of Amsterdam – where dozens of bombs, bullets and grenades from the war period are found every year.
Thank you for donating to DutchNews.nl
The DutchNews.nl team would like to thank all the generous readers who have made a donation in recent weeks. Your financial support has helped us to expand our coverage of the coronavirus crisis into the evenings and weekends and make sure you are kept up to date with the latest developments.
DutchNews.nl has been free for 14 years, but without the financial backing of our readers, we would not be able to provide you with fair and accurate news and features about all things Dutch. Your contributions make this possible.