The new bicycle and pedestrian bridge Amsterdam has planned over the IJ river, between Java Island and Noord, will open for ships that can't fit beneath it at request, Het Parool reports based on the municipality's plans for the Java Bridge. This means that the estimated 30 thousand cyclists who will use the bridge, will often find it with closed gates, waiting for a ship to pass.
Amsterdam is planning two bridges to connect Amsterdam with Amsterdam Noord. The first will by a bicycle bridge from Java Island to Noord. The second bridge will be built in West, near Stenen Hoofd. There are also tentative plans for a pedestrian tunnel at Central Station, the mayor and aldermen announced on Thursday, AT5 reports.
Two people sustained minor injuries when a ferry collided with a jetty behind Amsterdam Central Station on Monday. One of the victims went overboard, Het Parool reports.
According to the police, both victims were treated at the scene of the accident. Neither had to go to hospital.
Famed Amsterdam paint shop Engels opened a branch in Amsterdam-Noord with a exuberant celebration on Saturday. The celebration included performances by a variety of artists and the unveiling of a new Amsterdam paint color - Red Light District red, Het Parool reports.
Sisters Louise and Martine Fokkens (73), who worked as prostitutes for more than 50 years, helped Engels in determining the exact color of the red used in the Dutch capital's Red Light District for centuries. Red Light District red, also known as 'whore red', can now be ordered from Engels.
On Thursday Turkish voters living in Amsterdam-Noord received dozens of leaflets about an upcoming referendum in Turkey. Some feel intimidated by the dozens of papers left in their mailbox, they said to AT5.
"I find it quite intimidating because I am not in favor of Erdogan", one woman said to the Amsterdam broadcaster. "I don't like his ideas, I don't want a dictatorship. They should campaign in their own country ad leave us alone." Another person said that it is "extremely risky" to campaign against Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Two suspects were arrested on Sunday in connection with a video on Facebook showing a young Muslim woman being attacked by two men in Amsterdam Noord, the police department Amsterdam Boven IJ announced on Facebook.
The video shows the woman, wearing a hijab or headscarf, lying on the ground and trying to cover her head with her arms while two men viciously kick and beat her. The men's faces can be seen on the video.
A large fire is raging at a car company on Schaafstraat in Amsterdam-Noord on Tuesday morning. Firefighers are at the scene in large numbers to try and prevent the fire from spreading, the Telegraaf reports.
The fire started around 7:00 a.m. How it started is as yet unclear. A massive plume of smoke can be seen from almost everywhere in the city. A supplier of cleaning products is located next to the burning car company and is in danger of falling prey to the flames.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
The Amsterdam police are concerned about dangerous situations that can be caused with the already very popular mobile game Pokemon Go.
The police are looking for three suspects in a home invasion in Amsterdam-Noord on Tuesday afternoon. Their descriptions were spread on Burgernet
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A 35 year old woman died in hospital after being stabbed in Amsterdam Noord on Thursday morning. One man was arrested.
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.