The construction work done in Amsterdam Zuidas over the weekend was completed during the early hours of Monday morning. Parts of the A10 and A4 highways that were closed for the work, reopened slightly earlier than the planned 5:00 a.m. on Monday.
Amsterdam Zuidas is unreachable by train or car today and through the weekend. People planning to go to Zuidas on Friday are urgently advised not to do so unless absolutely necessary.
The installation of a massive rooftop for the new passenger tunnel from Amsterdam Zuid station across the A10 South and the railway means that car and truck access will be severely limited during the 79-hour period, with no trains running at the area's train stations on Friday and Saturday.
Amsterdam residents and other people traveling through the city are advised to avoid the Amsterdam Zuidas from Thursday night through Monday morning. The installation of a massive rooftop for the new passenger tunnel from Amsterdam Zuid station across the A10 South and the railway means that car and truck access will be severely limited during the 79-hour period, with no trains running at the area's train stations on Friday and Saturday.
A wild chase through Amsterdam Zuid ended with a crash into a streetlight on Stadionweg on Thursday night. Two people were arrested, the Telegraaf reports.
The car involved was stolen earlier on Thursday. "They did not benefit from it for long", a police spokesperson said to the newspaper.
The police are looking for two gunmen involved in a home invasion on IJplein in Amsterdam during which shots were fired on Monday morning. No one was injured in the shooting, the police said in a statement.
Two men forced their way into a home on IJplein around 9:25 a.m. on Monday. They fled with an amount of money. The victim chased after the robbers, who fired multiple shots at the victim.
The police arrested three men from Zaandam around 4:00 a.m. on Tuesday morning after a wild chase that started in Zaandam and ended on the A10 ring road in Amsterdam. They are suspected of various traffic violations, including leaving the scene of an accident after crashing into a police car, the police said in a statement.
Part of the ceiling of the Zeeburger tunnel, part of the A10 highway near Amsterdam, collapsed after a truck hit it on Wednesday morning. The tunnel is closed for traffic heading south, NOS reports.
Rijkswaterstaat initially closed the tunnel in both directions. But investigation revealed that the tunnel is safe in the outer ring, and that direction was reopened.
The tunnel will remain closed to south bound traffic for the time being. The Rijkswaterstaat is working on cleaning up the debris and investigating the extent of the damage.
On Wednesday night the police rescued a woman in labor from a kilometer-long traffic jam on the A10 around Amsterdam. With the help of the police, an ambulance was called in, which took the woman and her husband to a hospital in time to have their baby, the police said on Twitter.
The couple was on their way to the hospital when they got stuck in traffic, caused by several accidents, according to RTL Nieuws.
After the ambulance had taken the couple to hospital, the police's transport service drove their car to them.
The D66 in Amsterdam is calling for a regional tolling system on the roads around the Dutch capital. Motorists who want to reach Amsterdam during busy periods like rush hour, must pay an additional tax, according to D66 city councilor Bart Vink. The aim is to keep the city accessible during peak times, the Telegraaf reports.
The A10 Ring road in Amsterdam is closed from today for six weeks for maintenance work. Motorists traveling in and around Amsterdam during rush hour should take up to 30 minutes of extra travel time into account for the coming weeks, Ricardo Nuijens, environment manager at Rijkswaterstaat, said to AT5.
Four men were arrested on the A10-Noord in Amsterdam on Monday morning for driving in the wrong direction. A firearm was found in one of the two involved cars. All four men are members of a "well known motorcycle gang", the police said in a statement.
The police pulled the two cars over around 1:00 a.m. on Monday morning. The suspects told the police that they were driving in the wrong direction because other cars were trying to force them off the road.
Two people hit by cars on the Amsterdam Ring on Sunday night are both Polish and both 24-years-old. The woman died at the scene. The man underwent surgery in critical condition and is now conscious and able to talk to the police, AD reports.
Two people were run over by a car on the A10 towards Schiphol on Sunday night around midnight. A woman was killed and a man was rushed to the hospital in critical condition, AD reports.
According to the newspaper, the woman and man were quarreling and got out of their car on the emergency lane between Amsterdam Oud-Zuid and De Nieuwe Meer. They ran over the highway and were hit by an oncoming car. What they were fighting about is unclear. It is believed that the two were husband and wife, though this has not yet been confirmed.
The police fired a warning shot on the Piet Heinkade in Amsterdam during the early hours of Monday morning while arresting a "potentially armed and dangerous suspect" who was involved in an earlier violent incident in Zaandam, the police said in a statement on their website.
A police chase on the A1 during the early hours of Tuesday morning ended in a car catching fire, three suspects arrested and two injured police officers going to the hospital
With more than 900 accidents last year, the Amsterdam ring road A10 is the most dangerous highway in the Netherlands, according to a study done by traffic information service VID.
A man was run over and killed while running across the A10 highway near the Kadoelen exit on Tuesday morning.
Two Greek tourists somehow managed to end up on the A10 highway with their rented bicycles on Tuesday night. The police found them at the Rai in Amsterdam, near the connection with the A2 and escorted them off the road.
An attempt to issue a speeding ticket resulted in a high speed chase on the A10 highway and a passenger being left behind. The speeder and another passenger managed to escape on foot.
An accident between a car and a truck on the Amstel junction near Amsterdam ended with the truck shooting through the guardrail and landing upside down after an about 10 meter fall, NOS reports. Both drivers were injured and taken to the hospital.
After years of delays, Amsterdam RAI is getting its own hotel and with its 650 rooms, Nhow RAI will win the title of largest hotel in the Netherlands. The design of the building was chosen from eleven candidates and is designed by Rem Koolhaas from well-known Rotterdam architecture firm OMA.
Minister Melanie Schultz van Haegen (Infrastructure and Environment) has announced the design plan for Zuidasdok, which includes widening the underground of the A10 and modernizing the Amsterdam Zuid station.
The police has released video footage of the shooting incident in cafe De Zon on Pretoriusstraat in Amsterdam East on October 10th. At about 23:20 two armed men randomly fired into the cafe from the doorway. Two customers were injured - a 32 year old man became paralyzed on one side and a 48 year old man was injured in his leg.