The leader of an Amsterdam mosque believes someone with bad intentions deliberately sliced an audio cable on the building's rooftop to prevent the religious group's first call-to-prayer from being amplified by an outdoor loudspeaker. The Blauw Moskee was set to announce the beginning of a prayer service just before 1 p.m., but visitors and passers-by were met only with the street noise typical of any Amsterdam Nieuw-West neighborhood.
On Friday afternoon the Blauwe Moskee an Amsterdam will sound its first enhanced call to prayer. A specialized company connected the speakers and performed noise measurements on Thursday, to make sure the Adhan does not exceed any noise limits, imam Yassin Elforkani said to Het Parool.
A 29-year-old man was shot on Jacob Krausstraat in Amsterdam early on Sunday morning. He was rushed to hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries. Multiple media sources identify the victim as Brennan Dalfour, a man with an extensive criminal record who is part of a well known crime family in Amsterdam, according to Het Parool.
The police responded to Jacob Krausstraat at 1:30 a.m. on Sunday, after reports of shots fired. They found the critically injured man at the scene. He was resuscitated on the street and rushed to hospital, where he died.
The Blauwe Moskee in Amsterdam Nieuw-West wants to boost it's weekly call to prayer - the Adhan - through loudspeakers. A few dozen mosques in the Netherlands already do so, but the Blauwe Moskee will be the first in Amsterdam. The mosque's board is organizing a neighborhood meeting on Sunday afternoon to inform local residents about their intentions, imam Yassin Elforkani said to Het Parool.
A person was injured in a shooting on Rousseaustraat in Amsterdam Nieuw-West on Tuesday evening, the police said on Twitter.
The victim was taken to hospital. The person was conscious and not in critical condition, the police said according to Het Parool.
The shooting happened on the street. So far nothing is known about the circumstances surrounding it. The police are investigating.
A 24-year-old woman died in a collision on the intersection of Poeldijkstraat and Heemstedestraat in Amsterdam Nieuw-West early on Sunday morning. She was hit by an Uber driver while cycling over the intersection at around 4:00 a.m., Het Parool reports.
Paramedics tried to resuscitate the victim, but it was to no avail. She died at the scene. The 21-year-old taxi driver was arrested and taken to a police station for questioning. The police call on witnesses to come forward.
A 24-year-old in Amsterdam maybe took the term money laundering too literally. The police found 350 thousand euros in cash in his washing machine. He was arrested on suspicion of money laundering, Het Parool reports.
The money was found while the police searched the home on Oeverpad in Amsterdam Nieuw-West, which is supposed to be vacant according to municipal records. The suspect was in the home at the time and arrested.
In addition to the cash, the police also found a firearm, money counting machines and a number of mobile phones.
The GroenLinks faction in Amsterdam partially relented on its plan to remove all I Amsterdam letters in the Dutch capital. Only the letters on Museumplein must go. If the residents of Nieuw-West and Zuidoost want to keep their I Amsterdam letters, the party will not ignore their wishes, AT5 reports.
Dozens of homes were evacuated on Lambertus Zijlplein in Amsterdam Nieuw-West on Tuesday morning after explosives were discovered, the Amsterdam police said on Twitter. The police believe the explosives were to be used in an ATM bombing at a supermarket. The explosives were not detonated.
The police reported the evacuation on Twitter around 5:00 a.m. About 30 homes were evacuated, a police spokesperson said to NU.nl. Explosive experts are at the scene to safely remove the explosives.
A 15-year-old boy was hit by a police van while running from the police in Amsterdam on Wednesday evening. The boy got trapped between the van and a fence, NOS reports.
The police noticed the boy dismantling a moped in the bushes near Cornelis Lelylaan. The officers thought that the moped may be stolen, and when the boy took off running the officers got back into their van and gave chase. The boy suddenly appeared in front of the van and the officers couldn't stop in time, according to the police.
A man shot on Piet Mondriaanstraat in Amsterdam Niew-West on Thursday evening, died of his injuries. The police have not yet identified him, though local residents say he was a 19-year-old boy, Het Parool reports.
The shooting happened around 10:15 p.m., near the crossing with Jan Tooropstraat. The victim was found in front of one of the homes io the street. He was unconscious.
Amsterdam was rocked by two shootings within hours of each other. A man was seriously injured in a shooting in Amsterdam Nieuw-West on Thursday night. The second shooting happened in Amsterdam Noord early on Friday morning. Another man was hurt, the police said on Twitter
The Amsterdam police recently confiscated over 80 kilograms of cocaine in a home on Ladogameerhof in Amsterdam Nieuw-West. Two Columbian suspects, aged 33 and 48 years old, were arrested, the police said in a statement
The cocaine was found in the bedroom and kitchen of the home. The police also seized a large sum of money and several phones. It is not yet clear whether the cocaine was intended for the Dutch market.
The investigation is still ongoing. More arrests may follow.
The Amsterdam police arrested 19-year-old fugitive Luciano D. in Nieuw-West on Thursday afternoon. The young man has been on the run since he escaped during supervised leave from youth detention in June, Het Parool reports.
The police responded to Jacob van Maerlantstraat in Amsterdam Nieuw-West after a reported burglary. There officers spotted a group of young men. When they asked the young men to identify themselves, one gave a false name. The officers confronted him with this and he ran off. The other young men boxed the officers in to give him chance to get away.
Ali Kaynak was shot and killed on Burgemeester De Vlugtlaan in Amsterdam Nieuw-West on Monday night, the police confirmed to Het Parool. The 48-year-old Dutch-Turkish man was the owner of fast food chain Halaal Fried Chicken. He was gunned down in front of his own restaurant. Sources told the newspaper that an argument about Turkish politics may be behind the shooting.
A 48-year-old man who was shot in Amsterdam Nieuw-West around midnight on Monday, died of his injuries on Tuesday morning, the police confirmed. The police are looking for witnesses and anyone who took photos or recorded a video of the incident.
One person was injured in a shooting in Amsterdam Nieuw-West late on Monday night, the police confirmed on Twitter. The victim was rushed to the hospital. No arrests were made.
The shooting happened on Burgemeester De Vlugtlaan around midnight. Witnesses told local broadcaster AT5 that eight shots were fired. The police would not confirm this to the Telegraaf.
The extent of the victim's injuries is unclear. According to AT5, he was rushed to hospital in critical condition.
The police removed two balaclava-wearing men from the roof of the new Islamic high school in Amsterdam Nieuw-West. The two men were protesting against the school by hanging banners from its facade and shouting anti-Islam slogans like "salafism, terrorism". Boh were arrested, NOS reports.
Two men wearing balaclava masks climbed onto the roof of a new Islamic high school in Amsterdam Nieuw-West and hung an anti-Islam banner from the facade on Monday morning. The police are at the scene and trying to talk the men into getting off the school's roof, AT5 and Het Parool report.
A 15-year-old girl was stabbed at the Postjesweg subway station in Amsterdam Nieuw-West on Monday afternoon. The police believe the stabbing was a result of a quarrel within a group of teen girls, a spokesperson said to newspaper AD. Two girls were arrested.
The victim sustained cuts in one of her breasts. Her injuries are not life threatening. She was taken to a hospital for treatment.
The two arrested girls are suspected of attempted manslaughter and attempted aggravated assault.
The Amsterdam Rescue Brigade previously called on Amsterdam district Nieuw-West to put a beach guard at Sloterplas, chairman Walter Weg said to the Telegraaf. A 5-year-old girl drowned in the Sloterplas on Sunday.
A 35-year-old skater in Amsterdam had to be rescued by emergency services after he fall trough the ice on Plesmalaan in Nieuw West. The man was taken to the hospital, hypothermic but conscious and lucid, Het Parool reports.
Two passersby noticed the man around 9:00 p.m. and called the emergency services. The man was only a few meters from the edge and rescuers could get him to the side quickly.
In October 2014 a seven-day-old baby girl found alive in an underground dumpster in Amsterdam shocked the entire Netherlands. A police officer working in the control room that night still thinks about her, he wrote in a blog posted on Monday. "I will never forget her", he wrote, the Telegraaf reports.