Amsterdam

Nov 1 '13 00:02

The autumn storm Monday has claimed another life. A Harderwijk resident who came was hit by an uprooted tree during the storm, passed away Wednesday night, reported Harderwijk mayor Harm-Jan van Schaik Thursday on Twitter.

Oct 31 '13 13:01

The Royal Tropical Institute in Amsterdam would give some 400,000 books to Egypt, reports the Volkskrant.

Oct 30 '13 00:01

The storm that raged over The Netherlands on Monday caused at least 95 million euros in damage, announces the association of Insurers Tuesday, based on initial estimates.

Oct 29 '13 00:01

A severe storm from the southwest moved across The Netherlands on Monday. The KNMI issued a code red, the highest weather alert, for extreme weather in the west, center and north of the country. The alert was withdrawn around 14:45 pm.

Oct 28 '13 15:33

The severe autumn storm that moved over The Netherlands this morning and early afternoon has passed. The code red weather alarm has now also been withdrawn for the northern provinces. Code yellow for dangerous weather is still in effect for all provinces except Limburg.

Oct 28 '13 13:06

One woman is dead, and her husband is injured, after parts of a tree fell on them as they were walking on the Herengracht in Amsterdam. Another person was killed in a separate incident on the Ceintuurbaan when a tree crashed down onto a car.

Oct 28 '13 09:38

In Amsterdam, Dutch companies have started a project to use fly larvae to turn food waste into useful animal protein, according to a news report by the Parool.

Oct 28 '13 08:11

Amsterdam-based Philips announced Oct. 25 that it has terminated an agreement with Funai Electric for the transfer of its audio, video, multimedia and accessories business.

Oct 23 '13 18:00

Like in recent years the debate about Sinterklaas and Zwarte Piet flared again this year. Critics say the tradition of Zwarte Piet is racist. Yesterday UN investigator Verene Shepherd suggested the tradition should be abolished. The UN is even investigating whether it is racist. But who is Zwarte Piet actually, and where did he come from?

Oct 21 '13 00:03

Two parent companies of Amsterdam's Slotervaart Hospital are subjected to an investigation into mismanagement. Also, the administration of the two companies is suspended.

Oct 17 '13 15:32

A 58-year-old man and his teenage daughter were shot and wounded in the Buitenveldert neighborhood of Amsterdam Zuid, according to Amsterdam police

Oct 16 '13 05:47

In Amsterdam and Amstelveen a total of sixteen people from five different houses have been taken to the hospital with symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning.

In Amsterdam Nieuw West seven people from two different houses at the Theodorus Dobbestraat were taken to the hospital with symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning.

Oct 16 '13 02:59

Resistance wife Ada van Randwijk passed away in her hometown Amsterdam, at the respectable age of 101. She was the wife of Henk van Randwijk and together they were involved in the illegal Free Netherlands during World War II.

Oct 4 '13 02:58

The expensive drugs for the rare diseases Pompe and Fabry will still be reimbursed after this year by the basic health insurance, reports Minister Schippers to the House.

Oct 3 '13 02:59

Amsterdam is getting a new theater, especially for the new theater piece ANNE, about the life of Anne Frank. It is built in the new residential Houthavens aan het IJ and will open in April.

Sep 30 '13 02:50

Comedian Wim Helsen won the Poelifinario 2013. The Fleming gets the prize for his program 'Spijtig, spijtig, spijtig'. The jury called the show a nice philosophical argument with insane examples and trips, and that he does not disappoint, reports NOS Nieuws.

Sep 23 '13 05:41

[A previous version of this story incorrectly swapped the rankings of University of Twente (228th) and Tilburg University (373rd).]

The new QS World University Rankings show no Dutch universities in the top 50. The best placed Dutch university is the UvA at place 58.

Sep 23 '13 02:31

Because of the hot and stuffy weather Sunday several participants in the Dam to Dam walk were transported to a hospital with shortness of breath and exhaustion symptoms.

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Sep 18 '13 03:40

It’s obviously one of the most popular but also controversial tourist spots of Amsterdam. The red light district, in Dutch also called De Wallen, is situated in one of the oldest parts of Amsterdam and has around 2000 prostitutes. In 2007 the municipality of Amsterdam launched ‘Project 1012’ to fight against the high level of crime and human trafficking in the postal code area ‘1012’, where De Wallen is also located. After five years, has this initiative paid off?

Sep 12 '13 02:36

Amsterdam takes extra measures to comply with the European standard for nitrogen dioxide and particulate matter in 2015. For example, the municipality will no longer issue parking permits for the most polluting vehicles.

Sep 10 '13 03:17

Amsterdam can prepare for a concert of Charles Aznavour. The 89-year-old singer-songwriter from France will give a concert at the Heineken Music Hal on Saturday, December 14. This was announced on Monday.

Aznavour is seen as one of the greatest singer-songwriters. He sold in his career, which lasts for more than 60 years, more than 100 million albums and wrote the staggering number of 1200 songs.

Sep 8 '13 12:00

Starting a new life in any place will have its ups and downs. But how easy is it to start a new life in Amsterdam? Are there special Dutch behaviors to take in account and how is the main capital, Amsterdam, helping expats to fit in? Two American expats share their story.

Sep 3 '13 04:33

Politician Hero Brinkman (48) returned to his old employer, the Amsterdam police. The Corps announced on Monday that Brinkman is in service again at the Amsterdam police. They did not announce what exact job Brinkman has.

Brinkman, born in Almelo, has served as a policeman at the Amsterdam police for fourteen years. After that period he worked for two years as a community liaison and 5 years as an inspector. In 2006 he started his political career in the House for the PVV.

Sep 2 '13 04:08

About half a million people have visited this weekend the 36th edition of the Uitmarkt in Amsterdam. This was reported by the organization on Sunday, the last day of the three-day event. The Uitmarkt is the annual opening of the new cultural season.

The number of visitors is each year between 400,000 and 500,000, depending on the weather. The organization speaks of a very successful festival, without incidents.

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