Amsterdam-Noord

Police
Jan 11 '17 15:35

Shots were fired at Islamic primary school As-Siddieq in Amsterdam-Noord over the Christmas holidays. At least eight bullet holes were found in the building, AT5 reports.

Pictures show bullet holes in the walls and doors of the school. A bullet hole was also found in the window of one of the bathrooms. "Parents and teachers no longer feel safe", a parent said to the Amsterdam broadcaster.

It seems the shots were fired over New Year's. An employee of the school found the bullet holes around that time and called the police. 

Police
Dec 26 '16 13:40

A 47-year-old man was killed when a car hit him as he was crossing the street at a pedestrian crossing in Amsterdam-Noord during the early hours of Monday morning, the police said on Monday.

According to the police, it seems that the 59-year-old driver of the car did not see the victim. He was taken in for questioning.

The accident happened on Wekrtuigstraat. The victim died a short time later in hospital. 

Poice
Nov 24 '16 12:20

One person was injured in a shooting in Amsterdam-Noord on Thursday morning. The person was rushed to a hospital in unknown condition, according to the Amsterdam police on Twitter.

The shooting was first reported around 10:40 a.m. A wounded an was found on the street and rushed to the hospital.

According to the police, closer investigation revealed that shots were likely fired in an apartment building on H. Cleyndertweg. The police surrounded the building and sent a SWAT team in to search for a suspect. No suspect was found.

The police are investigating. 

Jihadist
Nov 24 '16 09:56

Two leaders of the Arrayan mosque in Amsterdam Noord are being watched by the Dutch authorities because they are suspected of radicalization and jihadism, the Telegraaf reports based on "secret documents".

According to the newspaper, there is a wiretap on chairman Aziz Oilkadi's phone. He is suspected of having contact with "many radical figures". The other leader is suspected of being part of the so-called Hofstad terrorist group. The group is centered around Mohammed B. the extremist who killed Theo van Gogh n 2004.

Nov 3 '16 08:46

A total of 450 pupils and staff members at a primary school in Amsterdam-Noord will be vaccinated on Thursday after four children at the school were diagnosed with hepatitis A, NOS reports.

It seems that one of the kids contracted the virus during the holidays. The contagious infectious disease then spread through the Buikslotermeer School in Amsterdam-Noord. Parents of pupils were informed about the situation on Tuesday.

Sep 12 '16 11:07

So far this year the Amsterdam police arrested 60 Albanians on suspicion of serious drug trafficking and money laundering from expensive apartments scattered throughout the Dutch capital. Cocaine, automatic firearms and several million euros in cash were confiscated

Jul 11 '16 08:54

The Amsterdam police are concerned about dangerous situations that can be caused with the already very popular mobile game Pokemon Go.

Jun 21 '16 15:50

The police are looking for three suspects in a home invasion in Amsterdam-Noord on Tuesday afternoon. Their descriptions were spread on Burgernet

Jun 6 '16 10:24

A total of six cars went up in flames in Amsterdam-Noord over the weekend. The police believe that arson was involved in all cases

May 2 '16 15:38

One man was hurt Monday afternoon in a shooting on Amsterdam Noord. The man was rushed to an area hospital with leg injuries after first responders found him near the intersection of Papaverweg and Korte Papaverweg.

Apr 1 '16 17:10

The second annual Tulp Festival kicked off on Friday in Amsterdam. Tulpen, or "tulips," are the famous symbol of the Netherlands, and they will blanket the capital city throughout the month of April.

Mar 7 '16 16:40

A building on Buikslotermeerplein in Amsterdam was evacuated and the surrounding area closed off after two men tried to rob an armored car using an explosive on Monday.

 crime scene tape
Mar 2 '16 16:40

Residents on the Elpermeer in Amsterdam Noord were jolted awake by a detonated explosive at about 4 a.m. There were no injuries in the suspicious blast, which shattered apartment windows and car windshields.

Feb 15 '16 09:12

Cash payments on buses may soon be a thing of the bast in large parts of the Netherlands, following a series of robberies involving buses and bus drivers in Amsterdam-Noord, a teenager who used a shotgun in an incident last month and two knife-wielding men in clown masks attacking a bus driver last week.

Feb 12 '16 07:53

Bus drivers in Amsterdam-Noord are striking on Friday morning because they feel unsafe after a series of robberies. According to transporter GVB, there will be no bus transport in Noord until at least 9:00 a.m.

Feb 5 '16 07:50

A 35 year old woman died in hospital after being stabbed in Amsterdam Noord on Thursday morning. One man was arrested.

Dec 22 '15 11:06

Amsterdam is considering building two bridges over the IJ especially for slow moving traffic as the most serious option for improving the IJ river crossings, the college of mayor and aldermen announced in a press release on Tuesday.

Dec 22 '15 09:23

A man was run over and killed while running across the A10 highway near the Kadoelen exit on Tuesday morning.

Dec 14 '15 18:01

Film lovers in the Benelux region will have to travel to Amsterdam Noord if they want the chance to watch Quentin Tarantino’s latest film, The Hateful Eight, on 70mm film. The EYE film institute is the only theater in the area expected to screen the American director’s movie in that format, according to distributor Entertainment One.

Nov 11 '15 07:46

The police revealed information about the large number of arsons committed in Amsterdam-Noord this year in the hopes that tips from the public will help lead to an arrest. A massive 80 fires were set since January this year. Detectives believe that several arsonists may be active in the area.

Sep 3 '15 12:05

Young single moms are having a hard time finding somewhere to stay in Amsterdam. Because they have a child, they do not qualify for so-called youth housing and the waiting lists for social housing are very long.

Aug 7 '15 15:25

After 13 years squatters will be leaving their stronghold Villa Friekens on Kadoelenweg in Amsterdam Noord in November. The owner of the property has decided to build houses on the site.

Jun 9 '15 21:55

Police in Amsterdam Noord arrested a man there Tuesday night possibly linked to the brash, daytime murder of underworld figure Lucas Boom. The suspect was taken into custody because he matched the description of a man spotted at the scene of a burnt-out, brown Volkswagen Transporter van.

Apr 28 '15 09:57

One person was wounded in a shooting incident in Amsterdam-Noord on Monday night. According to the police, the shooting was the result of a quarrel that got out of hand.

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