Amsterdam

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Oct 20 '17 14:40

Home prices in Amsterdam increased sharply in Amsterdam in the third quarter, while the number of home sales in the entire Noord-Holland dropped, according to figures from Statistics Netherlands and the Land Registry. Home prices in Amsterdam were 13.8 percent higher, compared to the third quarter last year. Nationwide, home prices increased by 7.6 percent. 

Home sales in the Netherlands reached record high in the third quarter. Over 61 thousand homes were sold, the highest number ever sold in one quarter. These transactions involved over 16 billion euros.

Amsterdam city center
Oct 20 '17 11:20

Tourism in Amsterdam is growing faster than in other, comparable cities and it contributes 2.7 billion euros to the prosperity of the Dutch capital, according to a study by SEO Economic Bureau. Tourism income and employment are increasing, the negative effects of the industry are not, the study concludes, Het Parool reports.

The municipality of Amsterdam asked SEO, which is affiliated with the University of Amsterdam, to try and answer the question of whether the benefits of tourism are bigger than the disadvantages. SEO thinks that they are.

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Oct 20 '17 08:42

A fourth suspect in an attempt to hijack a helicopter and break an Amsterdam gang leader from the prison in Roermond last week, was arrested. The suspect was arrested on Thursday last week, a day after the attempted jailbreak. He and three other suspects were arraigned and remanded into restricted custody, ANP reports. 

An NS train waiting on the tracks (Photo: TahR78/Wikipedia)
Oct 18 '17 13:20

NS and ProRail's on the route between Amsterdam, Utrecht, Den Bosch and Eindhoven, is showing very positive first results. The trains run mostly on time and cancellations are on par with the national average, ANP reports.

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Oct 17 '17 16:40

Deputy Amsterdam mayor Kasja Ollongren has an exciting week ahead. Her party the D66 is looking for ministers in the Rutte III cabinet, and Commissioner of the King Johan Remkes is looking for an interim mayor for Amsterdam. And Ollongren is a favorite for both functions, sources tell Het Parool. 

Amsterdam Dance Event 2017
Oct 17 '17 10:40

The city of Amsterdam launched a drug safety campaign aimed at visitors to the Amsterdam Dance Event, taking place from Wednesday to Sunday. The campaign is aimed at encouraging all ADE attendees, particularly tourists, to seek medical help if they feel unwell after taking drugs, the city announced in a press release.

Amsterdam
Oct 17 '17 09:58

Amsterdam is the 6th safest city in the world and the safest city in Europe, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit's third annual. The top 10 includes three European cities, four East Asian cities and not a single American city.

Amsterdam mayor Eberhard van der Laan's last order to his people on the Concertgebouw, where thousands gathered to say their last goodbyes to him, 13 Oct 2017
Oct 16 '17 16:10

Over a thousand people attended Amsterdam mayor Eberhard van der Laan's funeral in the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam on Saturday afternoon, including Prime Minister Mark Rutte and historian Geert Mak, AD reports. to the mayor on Friday.

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Oct 16 '17 14:50

A 44-year-old man was found dead in a car in Amsterdam-West on Thursday afternoon. According to the Amsterdam police, the victim's identity hasn't been determined yet. But according to newspaper AD's sources and the Italian media, the victim is Italian mafia member Saverio Tucci.

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Oct 16 '17 14:10

A massive 64.8 percent of crime reports in Amsterdam get no follow up investigation - they end up in the trash immediately after screening, according to figures LocalFocus got from the police. This percentage is significantly lower in other large Dutch cities like Rotterdam and The Hague, 54 percent and 48.5 percent respectively, Het Parool reports.

Amsterdam mayor Eberhard van der Laan's last order to his people on the Concertgebouw, where thousands gathered to say their last goodbyes to him, 13 Oct 2017
Oct 13 '17 16:30

The line of people waiting outside the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam to, is getting longer and longer. Thousands of people came to pay tribute to the Amsterdam mayor,

Vught prison
Oct 13 '17 11:50

Benaouf A. was transferred to the high security prison in Vught after a group of Amsterdam criminals on Wednesday. Vught is the highest security prison in the Netherlands, RTL Nieuws reports.

Amsterdam
Oct 13 '17 09:49

For the first time in ages, the housing prices in Amsterdam declined slightly. In the third quarter, housing prices were 0.5 percent lower than in the second quarter. "Maybe we have reached the top of the market", Sven Heinen, the chairman of Amsterdam real estate association MVA, said to the Volkskrant. This may well be the first sign that the overheated Amsterdam housing market is starting to cool.

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Oct 13 '17 08:36

Amsterdam residents can say their final goodbyes to Mayor Eberhard van der Laan in the Concertgebouw today between 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. People will be allowed in two at a time to walk past his coffin and say goodbye. There will be an honor guard of Amsterdam veterans, the police, homeless people, city enforcers and 'night butterflies' Dolly Bellefleur and Jennifer Hopelezz at the building, AT5 reports.

For Sale signs (Source: Wikimedia/Andy F)
Oct 12 '17 14:10

Housing prices in the Netherlands were on average 9.7 percent higher in the third quarter than a year ago, realtors association NVM announced. "The housing market is overheated in many places, especially in the cities", NVM chairman Ger Jaarsma said to broadcaster NOS.

Oct 12 '17 07:56

On Wednesday night the police prevented a helicopter hijacking in Limburg. According to a statement released by the police, criminals from the Amsterdam underworld wanted to use this helicopter to break a convict out of the penitentiary in Roermond. During the police intervention in Roosteren, one suspect was shot by a member of a SWAT team. He died of his injuries. Three others were arrested.

A 4DX cinema
Oct 11 '17 15:10

Cinema chain Pathé is opening 4D cinemas in Amsterdam and Rotterdam in December. The 4D cinemas will have added elements like smell, wind and motions to add to the movie going experience. Pathé is the first cinema chain in the Netherlands to go 'four dimensional', RTL Nieuws reports.

Arjen-robben
Oct 11 '17 14:30

Despite a win against Sweden on Tuesday, the Dutch national football team will not go through to the World Cup in Russia next year. Oranje beat Sweden 2-0, but a win of 7-0 was needed for the Dutch team to place in the playoffs for the World Cup, RTL Nieuws reports.

Police officers on the street
Oct 11 '17 12:30

Armed perpetrators robbed a number of musicians at a music studio on Keienbergweg in Amsterdam Zuidoost during the early hours of Wednesday morning, AT5 reports.

The armed robbery happened around 2:45 a.m., as the musicians were leaving the music studio. They were threatened and robbed of their belongings. Exactly what was stolen is not clear.

The robbers fled with their loot. Police officers searched the area, but to no avail. The police call on witnesses to come forward. 

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Oct 10 '17 14:50

On Tuesday the police arrested another two men suspected of involvement in the assassination of Amsterdam criminal Eaneas Lomp in Krommenie in 2015. Last week 39-year-old in connection with this same case. 

The suspects arrested on Tuesday are 23-year-old Hicham M. and 27-year-old Omar L., both from Amsterdam, NU.nl reports. They will be arraigned on Friday.

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Oct 10 '17 13:50

A young Dutch man made world news this week after a woman from Britain accused him in British media of luring her to Amsterdam simply to pull a prank on her. 21-year-old Jesse Mateman from Doetinchem denies that this is what happened. "She made it up", he said to Metro.

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Oct 10 '17 08:52

The public can say their last goodbyes to Amsterdam mayor in the Concertgebouw in the capital on Friday, the municipality announced. Between 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. anyone who wants to say goodbye can walk past his coffin and leave a condolence message. A private funeral will be held on Saturday.

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Oct 9 '17 14:30

The arrest of a gang of graffiti taggers at a subway station in Amsterdam Nieuw-West, was aired on television program De Meldkamer on Sunday night. A total of five vandals were arrested. One had to go to hospital, because he received a 750 volt electric shock while fleeing over the subway tracks before the police turned off the power, AT5 reports.

Police and reporters gather outside mayor's residence on Herengracht in Amsterdam, 6 Oct 2017
Oct 6 '17 12:46

The entire Amsterdam is in mourning after the death of Mayor on Thursday. The flag outside his official residence on Herengracht is hanging half mast and local residents are leaving flowers outside his door, Het Parool reports.

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