- Category: News
- Created on Thursday, 16 February 2012 17:42
- Written by Amsterdam Herald
The two rooms above a shop in Wassenaar, near Leiden, were used by Amsterdam crime boss Willem Holleeder whenever the city became too hot.
The 70 square metre property comes with curtains and carpets and is described as convenient for ‘shops, a library, nightlife, the beach and woodlands’.
And with the rent at €775 a month, the gangster’s lifestyle is more affordable than many people might have assumed.
Holleeder is best known for masterminding the kidnapping of beer magnate Freddy Heineken in 1983, which was recently made into a film, The Heineken Kidnapping, starring Rutger Hauer.
Holleeder went to court in an attempt to have the film blocked because he was unhappy about the way he was portrayed, arguing that it made him appear even more ruthless than he was in real life.
He has recently been released from prison after serving six years of a nine-year sentence for extortion. His current whereabouts are unknown.