King Willem-Alexander wants to install solar panels on palace Huis ten Bosch, but can't due to a law that states that you can not change the appearance of national monuments. He is not giving up though and will continue to look for a way, he said in Amsterdam on Wednesday, RTL Nieuws reports.
Achraf B., suspected of involvement in the murder of crime writer Martin Kok, told witness Anouar B. about Kok's assassination, providing information that only the perpetrator could have, the Public Prosecutor revealed in a pro-forma hearing against Achraf B. in the high-security court at Schiphol on Thursday. The suspect denies that this conversation with Anouar B. ever happened, NU.nl reports.
Amsterdam's food walls will soon offer an alternative for people who want to make healthier choices with their meals. In August croquette king Febo will be joined by a Health Food Wall, which is opening on Kinkerstraat. The Health Food Wall will serve healthy vegetarian, or even vegan, meals as well as some gluten-free options, Het Parool reports.
A 47-year-old woman was assaulted in Westerpark, near Westergasterrein, at around 10:45 p.m. on July 4th. The police are looking for witnesses.
The woman was sitting on a park bench at around 10:30 p.m. when she noticed a man acting strangely. He walked close by her multiple times, apparently looking for something. He walked away and returned several times. The victim decided to go home, not trusting the situation.
Femke Halsema will be sworn in as mayor of Amsterdam on Thursday afternoon. Commissioner of the King Johan Remkes will swear her in during a special city council meeting, during which the council will also say goodbye to acting mayor Jozias van Aartsen. The ceremony can be watched live here from 5:00 p.m.
A second suspect was arrested for firing a rocket launcher at the building housing magazine Panorama in Amsterdam, the police confirmed on Wednesday. The man from Rotterdam was arrested on Monday.
Talking trash were being installed in three locations in the Indische Buurt in Amsterdam. The bins give you a compliment when you throw trash into them, in a playful attempt to stimulate residents to use the bins instead of throwing their rubbish on the streets, Het Parool reports.
The three talking trash cans are located on Batjanstraat, on Makassarplein and on Sumatraplantsoen. They will be unveiled at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday. If they prove to be effective, they will be installed in more places.
A man with a knife threatened police officers in the police station on Van Leijenberghlaan in Amsterdam on Tuesday evening. He was overpowered and arrested, NU.nl reports.
The man walked into the station at around 8:15 p.m. with a knife in his hand. He threatened the officer behind the desk. Other officers came into action and overpowered the man.
The suspect is known to aid agencies, according to the newspaper. He is in custody for investigation
The police arrested three suspects in Amsterdam Zuidoost on Thursday night following a stabbing incident earlier in the evening. One person was injured, Het Parool reports.
At around 7:00 p.m. the police received a report of a stabbing at Develstein in Zuidoost. The victim was chasing the car of the perpetrator. The police managed to stop the car, and arrested all three people inside. They were taken to a police station for questioning.
Paramedics treated the victim at the scene.
After the murder of Reduan B., brother of key witness Nabil B., the Public Prosecutor eavesdropped on a conversation between a journalist and a source without following the proper procedures, the Public Prosecutor confirmed in a statement on Wednesday after NOS wrote about it.
The construction of a new sea lock in IJmuiden will take 27 months longer than expected, public works department Rijkswaterstaat announced on Tuesday evening. Builders BAM and VolkerWessels are again pushing millions more into the construction, ANP reports.
BAM reports a cost overrun of around 30 million euros, VolkerWessels 31.5 million euros. It is now expected that the first ships will only be able to use the sea lock in January 2022, instead of next year.
American stock exchange company Cboe Global Markets - the largest stock exchange company in Europe - is planning to move to Amsterdam. With the United Kingdom leaving the European Union, Cboe has to move its head office to be able to still serve the European market, the company announced in a press release.
Cboe applied for approval from the Netherlands' authority on financial markets AFM. According to the company, the choice of the Netherlands came after "thoughtful and careful consideration of a number of locations that have strong international financial market centers".
In the first six months of 2018 traffic congestion on Dutch roads increased by approximately 20 percent compared to the same period last year, the ANWB announced. In the months of March April and May there were a lot more traffic jams and rush hour records were broken time and again, RTL Nieuws reports.
The increased traffic was particularly noticeable at the biggest bottlenecks on the Dutch road network, especially on the A4 from Amsterdam to Rotterdam, the A20 from Hoek van Holland to Gouda, and the A27 from Utrecht to Breda.
A 41-year-old man arrested on suspicion of firing a rocket launcher at the Amsterdam building that houses Panorama and Nieuwe Revu, is no longer suspected of firing the weapon. He was not at the crime scene when the shooting happened, the Public Prosecutor said on Monday.
Shots were fired at a home on Sinjeur Semeynsstraat in Amsterdam's Kolenkitbuurt on Tuesday morning. At least three bullets went through the window of the second floor home. As far as is known, no one was hurt, AT5 reports.
The motive for the shooting is not clear. The police closed down the street for investigation.
A group of six young Amsterdam residents moved into a part of a monumental building on Jan Luijkenstraat on Sunday afternoon. The squatters believe that the owner of the building wants to open a hotel there, and they "don't want that to happen", their spokesperson said to AT5.
Swastikas were spray-painted on the outside wall of the Jewish cemetery on Zeeburg in Amsterdam on Saturday. A suspect was arrested a short time later. In the interest of the investigation, the police will not say anything about the suspect or the arrest, Het Parool reports.
The swastikas were painted on the cemetery's outside wall, near Flevopark. The graffiti was removed from the wall immediately after being discovered.
The Jewish cemetery is the largest in the Netherlands, with over 100 thousand people buried there, according to the newspaper.
An Amsterdam school group, who is spending a few days in the Drenthe town of Fluitenberg for a school trip, forgot two pupils at recreation lake Plan Schoonhoven in Hollandscheveld after spending the day there on Thursday, RTV Drenthe reports.
The two boys went to buy some fries. When they arrived at the parking lot around 6:30 p.m., their classmates had already left for Fluitenberg by bus.
Employees called the campground where the kids are staying, and a teacher came to pick the two stragglers up after 20 minutes.
The concrete around the tram tracks on the Rozengracht in Amsterdam is in such a poor condition that major repairs need to be done as soon as possible. The road will therefore need to be be closed to tram and car traffic from September 5th to October 1st, alderman Sharon Dijksma of traffic and transport wrote in a letter to the city council, AT5 reports.
One of the men arrested in connection with the murder of Reduan B., brother to Nabil B. - a key witness in a number of Utrecht and Amsterdam assassination cases, is a member of te Caloh Wagoh Main Triad motorcycle club.
Drag queen Monique de la Fressange was assaulted by three men on the Prins Hendrikkade in Amsterdam during the early hours of Sunday morning. The police are looking for witnesses.
The victim was waiting for a taxi in front of a hotel on Prins Hendrikkade around 2:10 a.m. on Sunday when she was approached by three men. The men threatened and insulted her. They left, but came back almost immediately.
The police managed to track the routes taken by both vehicles used in an attack on De Telegraaf building on Basisweg in Amsterdam early on Tuesday morning. Both the white Volkswagen Caddy used to crash into the building, and the black Audi A5 RS used as a getaway car were stolen and had fake license plates put on them, the police said in a statement.
A 15-year-old boy was hit by a police van while running from the police in Amsterdam on Wednesday evening. The boy got trapped between the van and a fence, NOS reports.
The police noticed the boy dismantling a moped in the bushes near Cornelis Lelylaan. The officers thought that the moped may be stolen, and when the boy took off running the officers got back into their van and gave chase. The boy suddenly appeared in front of the van and the officers couldn't stop in time, according to the police.