Amsterdam

Feb 8 '15 13:21

A 45-year-old man was gunned down while sitting in his car in Amsterdam Zuid just after midnight on Sunday. Police said in a statement they have had previous contact with the man, found killed on Bertelmanstraat.

Feb 6 '15 11:30

According to Dries Verheul, it is because of lack of performance by the water police that a man drowned at Houthavens in IJ on Saturday, Het Parool reports. Verheul and approximately 18 rescuers saw how the man drowned.

Feb 5 '15 23:49

A new plan approved by Amsterdam Mayor Eberhard van der Laan and the city’s aldermen will try to strip the seediness from the Dutch capital’s famed prostitution business by making sex workers more like entrepreneurs, but the plan could turn the city into a brothel owner. The city is teaming up with non-profit organisation HVO-Querido to help guide some women working in the Red Light District into more career-focused people, while also making good on its pledge to reduce abuse and exploitation in the sex industry.

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Feb 5 '15 16:46

The Dutch jihadist who committed a suicide attack in Fallujah, Iraq yesterday, has been recognized as Lotfi S., also known as Abu Hanief, sources confirm to NOS and RTVNH. He was one of the two speakers at the ISIS support rally in The Hague in September that caused disorganization.

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Feb 5 '15 14:05

The foundation Privacy First is calling on citizens to no longer enter their license plate numbers in the parking meters in Amsterdam. The massive protest should ensure that the administrative costs and are too high for Cition and that the controversial registration parking is abolished, De Telegraaf reports.

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Feb 5 '15 12:25

Amsterdam and Rotterdam got 4th and 5th place in a global study into the most sustainable cities. This is according to the Duuzame Steden Index (Sustainable Cities Index) that ARCADIS published today.

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Feb 4 '15 18:07

Convicted criminal and once-renowned kickboxer Ron Nyqvist is dead after a shooting in Amsterdam's Osdorp neighborhood Wednesday morning. Investigators are looking into the possibility it was a suicide, among other scenarios, police said in a statement.

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Feb 4 '15 10:31

The Amsterdam defense attorney Nico Meijrering has to appear in the Amsterdam District Court today as a witness in four execution cases. The Public Prosecutor in Amsterdam summoned him. Meijring, who lost several clients to executions recently, has already announced that he has nothing to say.

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Feb 4 '15 09:42

The court in Amsterdam will rule on Friday in the lawsuit that IEF Capital filed against department store V&D. On Tuesday IEF demanded evacuation of four main V&D branches in Amsterdam, The Hague, Maastricht and Utrecht because V&D is not meeting its lease obligations. IEF also owns another 8 V&D buildings.

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Feb 4 '15 09:18

Hundreds of taxi drivers in Amsterdam are threatening to take matters into their own hands if the government does not do something about the controversial taxi service Uber. Among other things, the taxi drivers are considering blocking the roads for illegal drivers.

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Feb 3 '15 17:45

Music discovery service 22tracks announced their first-ever music festival, 22Fest, scheduled for July 18. The Amsterdam-based company is holding the outdoor event in the nearby Diemerbos in Diemen, near Amsterdam Southeast.

Feb 3 '15 14:25

The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam will be open on Friday nights in the coming months to give people more opportunity to visit the large Late Rembrandt exhibition. The exhibition opens on February 12th.

Feb 3 '15 14:22

A KLM aircraft headed from Amsterdam to Madrid skidded onto the grass along the taxiway while readying for takeoff at Schiphol Airport Tuesday morning. There were no injuries amongst the 116 people onboard the Boeing 737.

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Feb 3 '15 11:32

The Rijksmuseum has serious doubts about the Fitzwilliam Museum's (Cambridge) claim that two ancient bronze sculptures were made by Michelangelo.

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Feb 3 '15 10:07

There is good news for Ajax fans 10 days after the fire in the home of Ajax supporters completely destroyed the building. The city of Amsterdam can finally build a new home for Ajax supporters on the other side of the arena. The entrepreneur who has been opposing a new supporters' home, has ceased his opposition.

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Feb 3 '15 08:34

The Amsterdam jihadist Omar H. seems to have escaped from the Netherlands just before he was sentenced to 1.5 years in prison. Despite security forces keeping an eye on him, he managed to flee to Iraq, where he is suspected of having joined terrorist organization Islamic State (ISIS).

Feb 2 '15 16:19

The 2015 Flying Dutch festival kicks off on May 30 in Amsterdam, Eindhoven and Rotterdam. The star-studded line-up includes Dutch DJs Afrojack, Armin van Buuren and Fedde Le Grand.

Feb 2 '15 12:10

A man alleged to be one of two violent intruders of a houseboat in Amsterdam's Zeeburg neighborhood Thursday night is under police custody. As of Monday afternoon, the suspect, identified as a 21 year old from Almere, remains in the hospital recovering from a stab wound.

Feb 2 '15 09:00

There were no less than three shooting incidents in Amsterdam over the weekend. A 26 year old man was wounded on Molukkenstraat in Amsterdam-Oost on Sunday morning in a suspected gang shooting. In another shooting incident the police fired shots at a suspect.

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Feb 2 '15 07:42

On Saturday the court ruled that people in Amsterdam do not have to enter their license plate number into the parking meter.

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Jan 30 '15 13:58

V&D is departing from the Kalvertoren shopping center, from where they sell stationary and greeting cards. The struggling department store, which invariably denies wanting to close branches, has canceled the lease, according to owner Kroonenberg.

Jan 30 '15 11:57

A man was stabbed in Amsterdam's Sporenburg neighborhood at about 22:15 on Thursday.

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Jan 30 '15 11:21

The Netherlands Association of Journalists (NVJ) urgently wants to have a consultation with Dick Schoof, the National Coordinator for Counter-terrorism and Security, and the mayors of Amsterdam and Hilversum regarding the safety of journalists, "who are apparently very vulnerable".

Jan 29 '15 18:12

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte was on hand at the opening of the new European headquarters of Israeli-owned global production and manufacturing company Israel Chemicals Limited (ICL) in Amsterdam.

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