Six persons are in custody for abducting a woman and her two children from Amsterdam-Noord on December 31st. The police freed the woman and her kids from a home in Almere the next day, the police said in a statement on Wednesday.
A stabbing in an Amsterdam Noord apartment left one woman dead, police said. A suspect was arrested shortly after the Thursday morning incident, which police said was possibly a domestic violence case.
“A female victim was so badly wounded in the incident that she died [at the scene] from her injuries,” police said. Emergency services were dispatched to a home at Waterlandplein for a reported knifing at about 9:10 a.m., including police two ambulances, and a trauma team in a helicopter.
The getaway car used in the murder of Saban Berk in Amsterdam on Monday night, was often spotted in the vicinity of the gym where he gave classes. The police believe that the perpetrators of the shooting may have been keeping an eye on him, a spokesperson said to Het Parool.
A man shot and killed on Papaverweg in Amsterdam Noord on Monday night, was identified as gym owner Saban Berk. In 2014 the gym owner told Dutch media that he was often mistaken for, still at large, sex trafficker Saban B. He does not only have the same first name as the convicted human trafficker, but also a similar appearance, NU.nl reports.
A shooting in Amsterdam Noord on Monday night left one person dead. The perpetrator fled, presumably in a silver BMW that was later found in Zaandam. So far no arrests were made.
The shooting happened at around 9:20 p.m. on Papaverweg, the Amsterdam police said on Twitter. The victim was found critically injured on the street. Responding emergency services tried to save their life, but it was to no avail. The victim died at the scene.
It seems increasingly likely that a new cycling bridge will be built over the IJ river in Amsterdam, instead of a tunnel under it. Research by the Ministry of Infrastructure showed that raising the existing bridges over the river higher will cost unaffordable amounts of money, which eliminates the need to build the new bridge extra high - the main argument for building a tunnel instead.
A man was found dead on Standerdmolen in Amsterdam Noord on Tuesday evening. The police are investigating what happened to him.
Emergency services responded to the scene at around 6:00 p.m. after the police received a report of a wounded man on the street. By the time they arrived, the man was already dead.
The cause of the man's death is not yet clear. The police are investigating.
A 17-year-old boy was injured in a stabbing incident on Johan van Hasseltweg in Amsteram Noord on Sunday. He was taken to hospital with unknown injuries, the Amsterdam police said on Twitter.
The boy was stabbed multiple times in the back, according to NU.nl. A police spokesperson told the newspaper that no arrests have been made. The police are looking for witnesses.
The stabbing happened during a fight near bus stop 112, according to the newspaper. Around 20 or 30 people were involved in the brawl.
Amsterdam student union ASVA opened a hotline for unsafe situations "on and around student campuses". This follows a series of violent incidents in a short tie, especially around the Spinoza Campus in Bijlmer, spokesperson Alba van Vliet said to NH Nieuws.
A 35-year-old woman was recently stabbed to death near the Spinoza Campus. Two students were pulled off their bikes. And another student was hit by a stray bullet while she was watching television in her room, according to ASVA.
The body of a man was found on a construction site on Motorkade in Amsterdam Noord on Monday morning. According to the police, there are signs of "suspicious circumstances", AT5 reports.
Two ambulances, several fire trucks and a mobile medical trauma team responded to the scene around 7:00 a.m. About an hour later the police said that the victim had died.
Exactly what happened is not yet clear. The police are investigating.
The Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate will investigate the ferry services in Amsterdam following an accident on Sunday in which 13 people were hurt. As soon as the police investigation into the accident is done, the Inspectorate will conduct a broader investigation, Het Parool reports.
Thirteen people were injured when a ferry across the IJ river crashed into De Ruijterkade near Amsterdam Central Station on Sunday afternoon. The police are investigating what happened.
One person was taken to hospital with a broken wrist, Het Parool reports. A pregnant woman was also taken to hospital for examination. Everyone else sustained only minor injuries.
Multiple shots were fired in a home on Goudbalpad in Amsterdam Noord on Sunday night in what the police believe was an attempted robbery, a police spokesperson confirmed to ANP.
What exactly happened is not clear. According to Het Parool, armed men followed a family into their garage when they came home. There was a scuffle between one of the residents and the intruders, and a man got hit on the head with a pistol. A number of shots were fired and the intruders fled.
It is not clear whether anyone was hit by bullets. The police are investigating.
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
A bloodied, beheaded doll was found in front of the Emir Sultan Mosque in Amsterdam Noord early Thursday morning. The doll's body, found laying below the severed head attached by metal hook to a fence, had a note denouncing "Islamization" pinned to it.
"I'm asking you not to worry about this incident," mosque president Kamber Şener wrote on Facebook, saying they reported the incident to police. "I hope they will find the perpetrators as soon as they can," he continued, asking for the city to unite against such incidents.
Police in Amsterdam Noord fired a gunshot while trying to apprehend a man suspected of intentionally setting a fire in the cellar of a daycare facility while children were in attendance. Officers responded to reports of the fire at the Johanna Margaretha child care center on Wingerdweg at about 2 p.m. on Friday and found the alleged offender in the basement.
The children were already whisked away from the building by the daycare’s staff before first responders arrived on the scene. They were kept safe at a nearby school.
Plans for a bicycle and pedestrian bridge over the IJ river in Amsterdam, can not count on support from Dutch public works department Rijkswaterstaat or Minister Melanie Schultz van Haegen of Infrastructure and Environment, ANP reports.
The bridge is intended to connect Java island and neighborhood Noord. But according to the Rijkswaterstaat, such a bridge would hinder boating traffic. A tunnel would be a better idea.