Amsterdam-West

Delft blue kissing couple
Nov 30 '17 17:55

A gigantic version of the famous Dutch souvenir sculpture - the Delft blue kissing couple - was put together in Amsterdam on Thursday. The Kissing Couple XXXL, commissioned by the FietsCoalitie, now stands 10 meters tall on Hempontplein, along the fast bicycle route from Zaanstad to Sloterdijk and Amsterdam Centrum, Het Parool reports.

Together, the couple weighs around 6,700 kilograms and stand about as high as a three-floor building. The idea is that the statue puts the bicycle route and Amsterdam-West on the map for visitors.

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Sep 8 '17 15:30

A group of Amsterdam residents marched through the Kinkerbuurt on Thursday night to protest against the gentrification of Amsterdam West and the problems caused by tourism, Het Parool reports.

They carried banners and megaphones, shouting slogans like "Amsterdam, not for sale!" and "Who's city, our city!". The procession stopped at various locations, including at Jan Pieter Heijestraat, where there are plans to build a long-stay hotel with apartments, instead of housing.

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Aug 21 '17 13:20

Two people turned themselves in at a police station in connection with the murder of a 51-year-old man, who was found dead in a home on Nova Zemblastraat in Amsterdam on Sunday evening, AD reports.

The police responded to the home around 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, after receiving a report that someone may be dead inside. Responding officers found the man's body. The circumstances in which he was found immediately led the police to believe he was murdered. A large scale investigation was launched.

Bunk beds
Jul 11 '17 08:23

Problem causing asylum seekers who will be placed in a special shelter in Amsterdam from the fall, will not be allowed outside the shelter terrain after 10:00 p.m. at night. The COA announced this and other stricter measures for the special shelter at a residents meeting on Monday night, NU.nl reports. 

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Jul 10 '17 12:50

Parts of an explosive, believed to be a hand grenade, were found following an around 1:00 a.m. on Monday, the police said in a statement. The explosive was placed under a car parked on Reigersbergenstraat.

No one was injured in the blast, but various cars and homes on the street were damaged. The car under which the explosive was placed sustained severe damage.

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Jul 10 '17 08:08

Amsterdam-West was woken by an explosion around 1:00 a.m. on Monday morning. An explosive was placed under a car on Van Reigersbergenstraat. No one was injured when it went off, the police said on Twitter.

The bottom of the car was damaged, according to AD. Some surrounding windows were also shattered.

What type of explosive was used is unclear. The police released no information about the circumstances surrounding the explosion. More information is expected during the course of Monday.

Jun 15 '17 14:25

Amsterdam is planning two bridges to connect Amsterdam with Amsterdam Noord. The first will by a bicycle bridge from The second bridge will be built in West, near Stenen Hoofd. There are also tentative plans for a pedestrian tunnel at Central Station, the mayor and aldermen announced on Thursday, AT5 reports.

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. 

Mosque in Europe
Nov 22 '16 09:48

The Wester Mosque in Amsterdam-West wants to amplify its call to prayer by making it from its minaret, despite previous agreements not to do so, Het Parool reports.

The wish of the mosque to make its call to prayer from the 42 meter high minaret came to light in the summer, to the dismay of the homeowners association of the adjascent residential complex. It was brought up again when Mayor Eberhard van der Laan visited the mosque last week. The Amsterdam VVD now wants to know what's going on.

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Oct 18 '16 08:14

Homophobic flyers left in postboxes in Amsterdam-West in Nieuw-West over the weekend were spread by followers of controversial Turkish preacher Harun Yahya, the Volkskrant concludes based on its own research.

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Oct 17 '16 08:16

A homophobic flyer left in post boxes in Amsterdam-West and Nieuw West on Sunday caused quite an uproar in the Dutch capital. The police are investigating the origin of this anti-gay flyer.

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Oct 4 '16 09:44

As of January 1st beer bikes are no longer welcome in large parts of Amsterdam city center. The municipality decided they cause too much trouble

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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Aug 25 '16 08:48

The PvdA and D66 are preparing a ban for beer bikes in Amsterdam-West. These bars on wheels will no longer be allowed in Amsterdam Center, which makes the parties fear that they will move into other city districts

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Aug 17 '16 09:22

The PvdA found a new, cheaper location for their party offices. The party leadership will be using the former ING offices on Haarlemmerweg in Amsterdam-West from early September, party chairman Hans Spekman said on Facebook.

Aug 5 '16 16:50

Reports of shots fired led to a wild chase through Amsterdam-West and the eventual arrest of three men on Thursday night, the police said in a statement on Friday.

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Jun 3 '16 15:05

The body of a woman was found in a home on Marco Polostraat on Thursday evening. A medical examiner determined that she did not die of natural causes. The police are investigating.

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May 11 '16 09:49

Another victim of a gang-related assassination in Amsterdam seems to be a case of mistaken identity. Youssef el Kahtoui from Zaandam was not the intended target of the De Clerqstraat shooting in which he was killed in May last year, Amsterdam prosecutor Hetty Hoekstra said on AT5 program Misdaad BV.

Airbnb
Feb 9 '16 15:40

A massive 9,700 Amsterdam homes were advertised on Airbnb in September last year. Social Geography and Planning student Maarten Hogeweij analysed these almost 10 thousand adds and found that the more expensive an area is, the more homes are listed on the Airbnb site

Feb 1 '16 10:19

A fugitive shot by police in January during a failed traffic stop and arrest has filed a report against the officer, his attorney told broadcaster AT5. Luciano D. was shot in the arm by police as he drove off when police ordered him out of a car at a busy intersection in Amsterdam West.

Dutch police Arrest team
Jan 25 '16 07:36

A man who escaped arrest despite targeted police gunfire at his car on Thursday, was found and arrested in Amsterdam-West on Saturday. According to the police the suspect, 18-year-old Luciano D., has a criminal record and is classified as firearm-dangerous. He was injured in the shooting on Thursday.

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Dec 3 '15 14:00

The Public Prosecutor demanded 14 years in prison against mixed martial arts fighter Jordan J. in the court in Amsterdam on Thursday. J. is accused of murdering his ex-girlfriend, 22 year old sex worker Krasimira, and then setting fire to her home in September 2013. The Prosecutor asked that the J. be convicted of manslaughter because premeditation cannot be conclusively proven

 crime scene tape
Sep 11 '15 13:48

The Amsterdam police raided a cafe on the corner of Hoofweg and Jan van Galenstraat in West on Wednesday night in connection with the investigation into the gang-related assassinations in the city. Four of the 24 people present were arrested.

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Aug 12 '15 12:23

The police are calling on journalist Jan Roos to report the attack on his person in Amsterdam-West on Tuesday evening. The former PowNed reporter posted his experience on Twitter.

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