Amsterdam Oost

Flowers left outside a home on C.J.K van Aaltstraat where a man was found stabbed to death on 1 September 2018
Nov 27 '18 11:40

A 24-year-old Moroccan man was arrested in the south of France on suspicion of stabbing a 44-year-old man to death on C.J.K. van Aaltstraat in Amsterdam in September. The man will be extradited to the Netherlands this week, Het Parool reports.

WWII bomb in Amsterdam Oost
Nov 16 '18 16:28

Construction workers in Amsterdam Oost found a decades-old weapon in the backyard of a home in the Watergraafsmeer district. Explosives experts at the scene on Finsenstraat determined it had been already-fired and was thus harmless.

Shooting incident on Krugerplein in Amsterdam Oost, 12 November 2018
Nov 15 '18 10:30

The police are looking for witnesses of a shooting incident on Krugerplein in Amsterdam Oost on Monday evening. A 45-year-old man was injured.

The shooting happened around 8:30 p.m. on Monday. When police arrived at the scene, no victim or perpetrator was in sight. The victim later came forward.

According to the police, a group of people were on Krugerplein, close to a cafe, shortly before the shooting. Investigators would like to talk to these people as they may have information that can give clarity about the circumstances surrounding the shooting.

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Sep 4 '18 08:27

Popular snack bar Sinbad on Eerste Oosterparkstraat was targeted in a shooting during the early hours of Monday morning. A cleaner was still in the building when the shooting happened, but no one was injured. Seven shots were fired at the shop, the owner said to AT5.

"We've been a household name in Oost for 15 years. I have no idea where this comes from", the owner said to the Amsterdam broadcaster. He took over the business seven years ago. "The customers wonder about what happened. My family and friends too. But I myself have no idea, other than that seven bullets were fired."

Crime scene
Aug 22 '18 12:30

A body was found in the waterway along Weesperzijde in Amsterdam Oost on Wednesday morning. The police cordoned off the area and are investigating.

The body was found in the water near Cafe de Omval, according to Amsterdam broadcaster AT5. Divers from the fire department area also at the scene. 

So far nothing is known about the identity of the victim or the circumstances under which the body was found. 

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May 3 '18 12:50

A number of young people in Amsterdam received a photo of a note that is believed to come from Dutch jihadists in Syria. The note calls on the Amsterdam young people to pray for the jihadists. The photo also shows a Kalashnikov and a hand grenade. 

In the note the writers ask their 'brothers' in Amsterdam Oost to remember them in their prayers, their 'du'aa'. It reads: "Our Salam from Idlib. To the brothers of Amsterdam Oost. Do not forget us in your du'aa".

We Are Here
Apr 10 '18 11:50

We Are Here, a group of failed asylum seekers in Amsterdam, tried and failed to take over more two buildings belonging to housing corporation Ymere on Monday. These homes are located on Stephensonstraat in Amsterdam Oost, Het Parool reports.

Employees from Ymere were installing locks on the homes to prepare them for being rented when We Are Here showed up, Ymere spokesperson Coen Springelkamp said to the newspaper. The lease contract for both homes have already been signed, Springelkamp said. "The future residents are already packing their stuff."

Some 30 failed asylum seekers under We Are Here occupy an empty office building on Reigersbos in Amsterdam Zuidoost, 27 Nov 2016
Apr 4 '18 13:10

We Are Here, a group of failed asylum seekers, squatted 11 homes and a shop on Rudolf Dieselstraat in Amsterdam Oost over Easter weekend. The group renamed the location 'We Are Here Village' and hope to turn it into a space that can also offer shelter to women and children living on the streets, Het Parool reports.

The vacant homes and shop belong to housing corporation Ymere, which intends to demolish the buildings to make way for new apartment buildings. The project was delayed in 2015 and construction is now set to start sometime this year. 

Arrest
Mar 2 '18 09:28

A stabbing in a home in Amsterdam Oost on Friday morning left two people injured. Another two people were arrested, a police spokesperson confirmed to Het Parool.

The stabbing happened in a fourth floor apartment on H.J.E Wenckebachweg. When the police arrived they found two injured people and the apartment covered in blood, according to the spokesperson. Two uninjured men in the apartment were arrested.

The severity of the victims' wounds is unclear. One had to be brought outside by the fire department. Both were taken to hospital.

Feb 22 '18 07:45

Amsterdam police commissioner Ad Smit will be fired with immediate effect due to years of embezzlement. The top of the Amsterdam police will hand him his dismissal next week, NRC reports.

Smit was the highest police officer of the police unit in Amsterdam district Oost for around 20 years.

According to the newspaper, he regularly used police money to entertain family members, colleagues and friends. Investigation showed that he paid for, among other things, expensive meals and tickets to football matches with police funds. 

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Nov 16 '17 11:10

A 27-year-old woman died under suspicious circumstances on the pavement of Djakartaterras in Amsterdam-Oost on Sunday morning. The suspicious circumstances around her death indicate that she did not die of natural causes, and an investigation was launched, the police said in a statement on Wednesday.

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Aug 2 '17 08:05

The municipality of Amsterdam will soon start removing shared bicycles left parked in public spaces, the municipality said in a press statement. Public spaces may not be used as a place of issue and bike sharing companies that do so are hindering city traffic by using up the already scarce bicycle parking, according to the city.

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Jul 3 '17 16:50

A 47-year-old woman and a 32-year-old man were taken into custody for bringing four Dominican women to the Netherlands illegally and forcing them to work as prostitutes in Amsterdam without a permit, Het Parool reports.

The Dominican women worked as prostitutes from a house on Haroekoestraat in Amsterdam Oost, according to the newspaper. The suspects appeared in court on Monday. They are suspected of human trafficking and money laundering.

Amsterdam neighborhood IJburg
Mar 10 '17 09:31

In a television program on Belgian broadcaster VRT an IJburg resident and PVV voter Zandra Lammers paints the Amsterdam neighborhood as radicalized, crime infested and derelict. Other IJburg residents are shocked and outraged by the claims made, AT5 reports.

The Belgian broadcaster introduces IJburg as a "neat new district, just outside Amsterdam, located on the IJsselmeer". Then they give Lammers the word. She was interviewed because she will soon be voting for the PVV, according to AT5.

Mar 6 '17 16:10

Amsterdam is launching an experiment in paying welfare recipients for their voluntary work, alderman Arjan Vliegenthart announced. He set up this experiment in collaboration with neighborhood Oost based on a study that shows that volunteer work is dissatisfying in the long run if there is no reward, Het Parool reports. 

Police
Jan 16 '17 11:45

The body of a woman was found in the student housing building De Feniks on Pierre Lallementstraat in Amsterdam Oost on Sunday. According to the police, the woman died a natural death.

"It seems she lived in the apartment where she was found", a spokesperson for the police said to Het Parool. 

According to the newspaper, the emergency services responded to the complex after receiving a call. It is not clear who made the call. 

Nov 15 '16 12:25

Nine residents of a building on Sumatrastraat in Amsterdam Oost were hospitalized during the early hours of Tuesday morning due to carbon monoxide poisoning. Their condition is not life threatening, AT5 reports.

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Oct 4 '16 07:40

A dog was killed and a man was injured in a fight on Afrikaner Square in Amsterdam-Oost on Monday night. The police are investigating what happened

Sep 28 '16 08:30

The assassination of Elco Gjaltema in Amsterdam-Oost in February, was definitely not a case of mistaken identity, the police said on Opsporing Verzocht on Tuesday. While the exact motive for his murder is still unclear, the 36-year-old BMX racer was active in the criminal world, according to the police.

Taxi
Sep 15 '16 08:19

A group of tourists had bad luck with an Amsterdam taxi driver on Wednesday night. The taxi driver charged them 485 euros for the 20 minute trip from Schiphol Airport to Amsterdam-West and refused to let them out of the car when they wouldn't pa

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Jul 22 '16 10:18

A 22-year-old man was injured in a shooting in Amsterdam Oost during the early hours of Friday morning. He was rushed to the hospital with multiple bullet wounds. The police are calling on witnesses to come forward.

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Jul 11 '16 13:51

Soufyan Essabaouni was not the intended target when he was kidnapped from a parking lot in Slotervaart on Thursday, Het Parool reports. According to the Dutch newspaper, he was mistaken for his cousin Mohammed, whose car he was driving and who is a business associate of Wendel Meijer - kidnapped from Zaandam on Tuesday.

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Jul 9 '16 18:05

A firework bomb was thrown at a SBS6 cameraman and a Hart van Nederland reporter in Amsterdam on Saturday morning.

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Jul 9 '16 17:34

A 25-year-old man from Amsterdam-Oost survived a shooting on Tweede Wittenburgerdwarsstraat during the early hours of Saturday morning. He was arrested after treatment due to an outstanding prison sentence

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