Amsterdam-Oost

Dutch police officers arrest a suspect
Dec 18 '17 11:30

The Amsterdam police performed a forensic investigation in a home on Sumatraplantsoen in Amsterdam Oost on Sunday morning, after a man was found in the home with multiple stab wounds on Saturday evening. The man passed away of his injuries in hospital. One suspect was arrested, NU.nl reports. 

Police officers responded to the home around 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, a police spokesperson confirmed to the newspaper. The critically injured man was found inside. A knife was found on the pavement in front of the home. A suspect was arrested on Sunday. 

Sofie Kerklaan
Nov 16 '17 15:50

A 27-year-old woman who died on Djakartaterras in Amsterdam on Sunday morning, was killed in a fall, RTL Nieuws reports. The police are considering three scenarios - an accident, suicide or a crime. The victim is Sofie Kerklaan from Amsterdam, according to newspaper AD.

Jeugdland playground in Amsterdam Oost
Nov 16 '17 07:55

The authorities believe that 2009 Holland's Got Talent runner-up Lars de R. sexually abused children at a playground in Amsterdam-Oost. The police launched an investigation into an incident involving De R. and a child at Jeugdland, where the suspect regularly gave workshops between the summer of 2015 and the summer of 2017, the municipality of Amsterdam said in a statement on the playground's website.

Martin_Garrix_at_MTV_Ema_(Cropped)
Apr 19 '17 13:55

DJ Martin Garrix is taking over FC Walvisch recording studio on Wenckebachweg in Amsterdam Oost. The studio will continue under the nae STMPD recording studios, named after the record company Garrix founded himself, Het Parool reports.

FC Walvisch boasts an impressive list of artists who recorded there, including Pharrel Williams, Lady Gaga, Snoop Dogg, The Script, David Guetta and Martin Garrix himself. Martin Walvisch, founder of the studio, and his team are also moving over to STMPD recording studios. 

An Amsterdam bridge designed by architect Piet Kramer in 1921
Feb 13 '17 15:50

Historic bridges in Amsterdam's Watergraafsmeer are in dire need of repair, the Heemschut Heritage Association wrote in a letter to Amsterdam district Oost, Het Parool reports.

The association is referring to bridges around the Galileiplantsoen and Arcihmedesplantsoen, according to the newspaper. They were designed in the Amsterdam School-style by architect Piet Kramer in 1928. 

Streetlights not working in Haarlemmerbuurt, Amsterdam, 24 Jan 2017
Jan 25 '17 08:41

Darkness reigned on many Amsterdam streets on Tuesday night in an outing that seemed to only affect the streetlights. Streetlights in neighborhoods Oost, Osdorp, West and Haarlemmerbuurt, among others, were not working.

A spokesperson for the Amsterdam municipality told Het Parool that street lighting in the entire city was experiencing problem. The cause of the outing is unclear, but most streets had light again after a few hours. 

Crime scene tape
Jan 11 '17 16:45

Three suspects were arrested on Tuesday in connection with the death of an 80-year-old woman on Kastanjeplein in June last year. One of the suspects is the victim's son, 54-year-old Hans W., according to the Telegraaf. 

Oct 31 '16 08:19

Emergency services found the body of a man in a garage on Nieuwevaartweg in Amsterdam-Oost just after midnight on Sunday. So far nothing is known about the cause of the man's death or his identity, the police said in a statement.

Officers found also found a man and woman in the building who were both ill. They were rushed to the hospital. Another two men were found in the building. Both were arrested for questioning.

The fire department made numerous measurements and did several tests and concluded that carbon monoxide poisoning is not behind the death. 

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