Amsterdam

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Jan 20 '15 08:50

Theaters in Utrecht and The Hague were nearly packed last night for the first official screening of the controversial film The Interview in the Netherlands. Movie lovers in Amsterdam had a slightly less enthusiastic response.

Mayor Eberhard van der Laan (Source: Wikimedia/Mirande Phernambucq)
Jan 19 '15 17:48

A group of both Jewish and Muslim people will come together tomorrow in Cafe Belcampo in Amsterdam West to remember and discuss the terror acts in Paris earlier this month. Deputy Prime Minister Lodewijk Asscher will be speaking during the "Solidarity Night; Jews and Muslims Solidarity with Paris" and Mayor Eberhard van der Laan will be attending the event as well.

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Jan 19 '15 14:38

A police car burned out in Amsterdam Sunday night, reportedly after a man on s scooter threw a Molotov cocktail into it.

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Jan 19 '15 14:02

Unexpected fog has caused delays at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam throughout Monday. The airport issued an advisory telling passengers to pay attention to their website and app, or to contact their airlines for the latest information.

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Jan 19 '15 09:49

An analysis of the Foundation of Road Safety Research (SWOV) shows that Amsterdam is the most dangerous city in the Netherlands for cyclists and pedestrians compared to the three other major cities. In the period between 2000 and 2011, the number of cyclists that were seriously injured in the city increased by half.

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Jan 19 '15 08:00

The Orthodox Jewish school Cheider in Amsterdam will reopen today. The chairman of the school board, Herman Loonstein, made this announcement on Sunday.

Jan 18 '15 11:42

StartupAmsterdam, a new initiative to ensure the city's place as a top European start-up city, was announced by the city this week. The City of Amsterdam, training institutions, and the trade & industry sector are working together to increase opportunities for success for the city's quickly booming start-up companies, the city revealed in an announcement on Friday.

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Jan 16 '15 16:31

Amsterdam district chairman, Achmed Baâdoud, is furious after a shooting this week in Amsterdam Nieuw-West. Beyhan Demirici, a 60-year old woman, was shot dead on her balcony in the Geuzenweld neighbourhood on Wednesday night while she was on standing on the balcony of her apartment.

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Jan 16 '15 13:36

Investigators have talked to the man wanted in connection with the case of a baby found in an Amsterdam underground dumpster last October. Police released a composite sketch of the man late last year as their investigation ran cold

Jan 16 '15 12:11

Charlie Hebdo was finally delivered to retailers in the Netherlands this morning, only to be quickly sold out in most branches.

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Jan 15 '15 13:45

Thirty percent more homes were sold in the fourth quarter of 2014 than in the same period the year before. The average price of an abode sold in the Netherlands now stands at 215,000 euros which is 3.5 percent higher than last year and 5 percent higher than during the worst times of the economic crisis, according to NVM brokers in their latest figures.

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Jan 15 '15 09:11

A 60-year-old Amsterdam woman is dead following a shooting that witnesses say included automatic gunfire. The shooting happened at 10:10 p.m. Wednesday on Pieter van der Werfstraat in the Geuzenveld neighbourhood of Amsterdam Nieuw-West.

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Jan 15 '15 08:27

Copies of satirical French newspaper Charlie Hebdo did not arrive in the Netherlands for distribution on Thursday, as previously expected. The cause of the delay is not known.

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Jan 14 '15 17:22

A debate about the Israel-Palestine conflict scheduled to be held at VU University Amsterdam on Tuesday was cancelled by the Executive Board of the university, with no plan to be rescheduled. University chair Jaap Winter is a strong advocate for debate of sensitive and controversial issues at universities, but described the timing as wrong.

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Jan 14 '15 16:30

The livelihood of Amsterdam Fashion Week (AFW) is under serious threat, after the city's municipality expressed a reluctance to subsidize the event. As foreign competitors steal more of Dutch talent and audiences, the event's organizer Bart Maussen is contemplating his next move. In an interview with Quote magazine, he revealed that unless more support is provided by the municipality, it is the end of this event in Amsterdam.

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Jan 13 '15 17:06

The 20th anniversary edition of the Amsterdam Dance Event will be held in 2015. The festival, billed as the “biggest club festival in the world” for electronic music, expects to draw 365,000 visitors, the organization said Tuesday.

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Jan 13 '15 14:16

A new threat issued by a group claiming affiliation with ISIS names Amsterdam amongst several potential high-profile targets. Titled “Lone Wolves”, the Arabic-language piece seems to promote the use of dirty bombs with the statement, “You will feel it when Cesium-131 spreads down the streets and train stations of Russia, Boston, Dallas, Virginia and Amsterdam.”

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Jan 12 '15 16:33

The Persmuseum in Amsterdam receives an addition to its ongoing Comic Journalism exhibit. The museum is paying homage to the artists of Charlie Hebdo with an exhibition of original editions of the newspaper from five decades of its existence. The office of the satirical French newspaper was attacked by masked gunmen leaving 12 people dead and several injured on January 7th.

Jan 11 '15 09:35

The code yellow weather warning is still in effect across parts of the Netherlands on Sunday with high winds expected to take their toll for a third straight day. Wind speeds of 90 km/h along the coast and 80 km/h inland are expected.

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Jan 10 '15 16:14

A man held by Amsterdam police during Thursday’s minute of silence for the recent Paris shootings had a large knife in his possession. He disrupted the quiet moment by singing comedian Hans Teeuwen’s song “Het vrije woord,” a song about free speech.

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Jan 10 '15 11:00

Strong winds blew across the Netherlands for a second straight day, causing trouble on the roads and delays at the airports. The government’s highway and waterway management department, Rijkswaterstaat, said some motorists should stay off the road until the ongoing weather warning is lifted.

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Jan 10 '15 09:01

Amsterdam Mayor Eberhard van der Laan spoke one-on-one with the NL Times following a demonstration on Dam Square in support of free speech Thursday night. He spoke about freedom, security, and how balance needs to be found amongst the two in a city like Amsterdam.

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Jan 9 '15 17:28

Deputy Prime Minister Lodewijk Asscher does not think any differently about Muslims days after the attack on French satirical weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo, reports newswire ANP.

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Jan 9 '15 13:21

The widow of Stéphane Charbonnier, the editor and caricaturist of satirical weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo, compares her husband's death to the murder of the Dutch film director Theo Van Gogh. Charbonnier was killed in the Charlie Hebdo shootings on January 7th.

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