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Undated photo of Matthew McCombe who went missing in Amsterdam on March 14, 2020
Apr 1 '20 13:47

A pedestrian walking in Duivendrecht Wednesday morning found the body of 21-year-old Matthew McCombe. The Scottish man had been missing since March 14, after he left his hotel early that morning.

Police would not speculate on foul play, saying only that his cause of death was under investigation, police told NL Times. His body was found at about 9:10 a.m. in the water at the Molenkade, part of a wide area where volunteers and rescue workers had focused their efforts in the two weeks after he disappeared.

Artist’s rendering of the Mahlerplein entrance after all work is completed at the Amsterdam Zuid station
Oct 30 '19 16:50

Amsterdam residents and other people traveling through the city are advised to avoid the Amsterdam Zuidas from Thursday night through Monday morning. The installation of a massive rooftop for the new passenger tunnel from Amsterdam Zuid station across the A10 South and the railway means that car and truck access will be severely limited during the 79-hour period, with no trains running at the area's train stations on Friday and Saturday.

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Sep 19 '19 13:50

Minister Ferdinand Grapperhaus of Justice and Security is looking for more money to push into the fight against organized crime, he said on Thursday morning, one day after defense attorney Derk Wiersum was assassinated outside of his Amsterdam Home. "If we really want to achieve success over organized crime, we have to take an extra step", Grapperhaus said, Het Parool reports. "More than we have done so far, also if it means extra resources."

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Sep 18 '19 22:13

Shots rang out on the Langbroekdreef in Amsterdam Zuidoost on Wednesday night, striking one person. The victim later died of their injuries, police said.

Authorities confirmed that a vehicle was shot at by two suspects who were sitting on a scooter at the time. They then fled the scene on the two-wheeler. After the gunshots, the car crashed into the front of a nearby firehouse.

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Sep 18 '19 12:50

Criminal law attorney Derk Wiersum was standing next to his wife when he was gunned down near their home on Imstenrade in Amsterdam Zuid on Wednesday morning. The woman was not physically injured in the attack that killed her husband. "There are no further victims", a police spokesperson said to Het Parool. Wiersum is survived by his wife and two school-aged children.

Scales of justice and gavel on law book
Sep 18 '19 10:37

Prime Minister Mark Rutte, MPs and lawyers are shocked by the murder of criminal law attorney Derk Wiersum in Amsterdam on Wednesday morning, calling it an attack on the rule of law. "Very disturbing reports", Rutte said to reporters in response to the lawyer's death. Justice Minister Ferdinand Grapperhaus is currently being informed about what the authorities know so far. "As soon as any announcements can be made, that will happen", the Prime Minister said. 

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Sep 18 '19 09:23

A man was shot and killed in Buitenveldert in Amsterdam on Wednesday morning. Het Parool and De Telegraaf identify the victim as Derk Wiersum, the lawyer that represented key witness Nabil B. A police officer confirmed this in an interview with AT5, adding that the 44-year-old lawyer lived on Imstenrade where the shooting happened. 

A "body" in the Amsterdam trash was a doll
Sep 11 '19 16:59

An investigation into a grizzly report of a dead body wrapped in plastic garbage bags determined that the alleged corpse was actually a doll. Police responded to the underground garbage containers outside a nine-story apartment building on President Kennedylaan in Amsterdam Zuid at about 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday where the "mortal remains" were found.

"Extensive research was then done on site, which turned out to be a doll."

Amsterdam
Aug 2 '19 14:10

A total of 1,289 muggings were registered in Amsterdam last year. In nearly 80 of these street robberies, the victim was robbed of their watch or jewelry. More than 300 phones were stolen, Het Parool reports based on answers given to questions from VVD and PvdA city councilors. 

The muggings often happen on or around routes to entertainment areas, parks and train station. Over a quarter of last year's muggings happened in Amsterdam city center. The area around the Red Light District and Dam Square was most often targeted by muggers.

A voter walking into a polling station in Amsterdam Oost, 20 March 2019
Mar 20 '19 11:00

While most polling stations for the Provincial States elections opened smoothly and on time on Wednesday morning, there were a few problems. One polling station in Alkmaar is closed due to a fire on Wednesday morning. A number of polling stations in Amsterdam opened over an hour late. And residents of a Rotterdam neighborhood didn't get their voting passes.

Sunny Amsterdam
Feb 26 '19 08:42

A brief power outage affected parts of Amsterdam Zuid on Tuesday morning. The short blackout started around 8am and was mostly resolved by 8:30 a.m.

Energy grid operator Liander said it could take until 10:30 a.m. for all power to be restored.

An NS train waiting on the tracks (Photo: TahR78/Wikipedia)
Aug 21 '18 20:14

Trains scheduled to travel to-and-from Amsterdam Centraal, Schiphol, and stations in the Amsterdam area were scrapped on Tuesday evening due to "a major disruption in the train traffic control systems," national railway NS said in a statement.

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Jul 19 '18 13:00

Four people were hurt in a collision between a tram, a bus and a taxi on De Lairessestraat in Amsterdam Zuid on Thursday morning, Het Parool reports.

The taxi driver, a passenger of the tram, and a bus passenger were taken to hospital. The fourth victim was treated at the scene. Their current condition is unknown.

A police spokesperson told the newspaper, the bus had to brake for the taxi. The tram couldn't brake in time and hit the bus, which then crashed into the taxi.

2008 BMW M3 E92 in Dutch police livery
May 4 '18 09:19

A wild chase through Amsterdam Zuid ended with a crash into a streetlight on Stadionweg on Thursday night. Two people were arrested, the Telegraaf reports.

The car involved was stolen earlier on Thursday. "They did not benefit from it for long", a police spokesperson said to the newspaper. 

Commuters at Amsterdam Centraal, 19 Jan 2018
Mar 15 '18 12:00

The number of train tracks at Amsterdam Centraal will be reduced from the current 15 to 9, and two new train tracks will be built in Amsterdam Zuid, State Secretary Stientje van Veldhoven of Infrastructure announced on Thursday, the Volkskrant reports.

The track reduction at Amsterdam Centraal forms part of major renovations at the station. By reducing the number of tracks, platforms can be widened and the capacity can increase, according to the State Secretary. The number of switches will also be reduced. More trains must thus be able to use the station in less time.

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Jan 19 '18 10:07

Known criminal Anass el Ajjouid was gunned down on Cornelis Springerstraat in Amsterdam Zuid on Wednesday, the police confirmed. The gunman fled in a light colored car, possibly with a bullet wound himself. 

The shooting happened around 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday. Emergency services found the severely wounded El Ajjouid on the street. Attempts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful. He died at the scene. 

Tunnel under the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam
Jul 7 '17 11:45

Amsterdam-Zuid took extra measures to remove all doubts about the fact that no scooters are allowed in the passage under the Rijksmuseum. These include more and clearer signage and fines, Het Parool reports.

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Dec 9 '16 08:23

One person was fatally wounded in a shooting at a sex club in Laren, Noord-Holland, according to the AD. The victim, believed to be convicted killer-turned-crime blogger Martin Kok, died after shots rang out at the Boccaccio club on Hector Treublaan just after 11:30 p.m. on Thursday.

Kok was in his 80-year-old father's car at the time of the shooting, according to Het Parool. Investigators were still looking for those involved in the shooting as of 8 a.m. on Friday, the AD said.

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Jun 22 '16 07:29

A fault in a switching station left about 25 thousand homes and businesses in Amsterdam and Diemen without power on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. About 14 thousand addresses still don't have power. Grid operator hopes to have the electricity restored by 8:00 a.m.

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May 5 '16 09:22

Multiple shots were fired at coffeeshop Jabba the Hutt in Amsterdam-Zuid early on Thursday morning. There were people in the coffeeshop at the time, but no one was injured, according to the police.

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Apr 1 '16 17:10

The second annual Tulp Festival kicked off on Friday in Amsterdam. Tulpen, or "tulips," are the famous symbol of the Netherlands, and they will blanket the capital city throughout the month of April.

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Mar 11 '16 12:10

Homicide investigators in Amsterdam are turning to social media in the hopes of gathering more information about a gruesome murder in which a severed head was found on a city street, and the remaining body found inside a burning stolen van miles away. The death of 23-year-old Nabil Amzieb has been in the headlines for several days in the Netherlands, with the smoldering car found in Amsterdam Zuidoost on March 8, and Amzieb’s head was discovered outside a shisha lounge on Amstelveenseweg in Amsterdam Zuid the next morning.

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Feb 22 '16 15:05

The owners of two cafe's on Albert Cuyp are furious about Amsterrdam-Zuid's decision to ban their terraces from the street market effective this weekend. "This is the death knell for my business", cafe owner Stefan Bos said

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Jan 27 '16 16:10

Police officers were surprised early Tuesday morning when they kicked in the door of an Amsterdam man they thought was in trouble and shouting, only to discover he was actually trying to sing along with an opera recording. The man was enjoying his music wearing headphones, and did not notice the police at his door.

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