Amsterdam

Schiphol Airport
Aug 29 '14 11:26

Schiphol airport reports a healthy growth in the number of passengers traveling through the airport. In the first half of this year, there was a four percent growth compared to the same period last year, with 25.7 million people coming through the airport.

Aug 29 '14 08:03

A man identified as Amsterdam crime boss Samir B. was murdered in Benahavis in Spain on Wednesday. The 36-year-old, also known as "Scarface," was killed in the Spanish town near Marbella on Wednesday afternoon, Het Parool reports.

Police station The Hague (Source: Wikimedia/Pauline van Till)
Aug 28 '14 16:23

A team of the Regional Crime squad in The Hague arrested a 32 year old man and a 24 year old woman in Germany for various offenses. This was done in cooperation with the German authorities on behalf or the Public Prosecutor in The Hague. Both of these suspects are residents of The Hague.

A Screenplay (Source: Twitter/@TheScriptLab)
Aug 28 '14 13:49

Cable companies like Ziggo and UPC violate the script writers' copyrights by providing movies and shows to their subscribers without the script writers' permission. The court in Amsterdam determined that script writers should be paid for the broadcasts.

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Aug 27 '14 17:15

Police are calling on the public for help in the investigation of the murder of 34-year-old Derkiaoui van der Meijden on Monday, August 18, in Amsterdam Oost/Zeeburg. Police are requesting anyone who took video footage of the incident to come forward.

Aug 27 '14 09:44

Judicial advisor of the anti-Zwarte Piet groups, Frank King, is removing himself from the judicial process around the issue after receiving several death threats, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.

Sinterklaas and Zwarte Piet (Source: Wikimedia/Jan Arkesteijn)
Aug 26 '14 13:27

Under the influence of the Zwarte Piet discussion, Hema has adjusted the packaging of Santa Clause packaging so that there is virtually no sign of Zwarte Piet.

Aug 26 '14 11:42

Theo van Gogh fans will be able to see all 13 films he made at Amsterdam's EYE Film Museum from the 10th of October onwards. In this retrospective, some of the more negative thinking about the filmmaker, known for his criticism of Islam, is hoped to be dispelled and replaced with respect for Van Gogh's passion as film maker and film lover.

Schiphol airport
Aug 26 '14 11:19

Dutch rail maintenance company ProRail is announcing some changes to the rail network in The Netherlands planned for 2015. The Dutch rail system is planned to improve with several large projects and some reorganizations, De Telegraaf reports.

Micro organism
Aug 26 '14 09:58

Animal park Artis in Amsterdam is opening a new museum for micro-organisms, named Micropia. The Netherlands' Queen Máxima will perform the official opening on Tuesday, September 30th, the Telegraaf reports.

Police_Car_The_Netherlands (Source: Wikimedia)
Aug 25 '14 16:41

The police have arrested another suspect in the ongoing investigation into the killings in Staatsliedenbuurt in Amsterdam. Two men were killed in December 2012 and the police were shot at with automatic weapons.

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Aug 25 '14 15:55

German big-box wholesaler Makro has announced its intention to lay off several hundred staff across its Netherlands branches. Fifty four employees at the Breda branch have already been laid off, in addition to dozens of layoffs at company headquarters in Amsterdam earlier this year.

Aug 25 '14 15:05

Residents in the Zuid-Holland province reported being startled by a loud blast Monday morning that turned out to be a sonic boom. The sound has been traced to an F16 fighter jet, which at 11 a.m. flew through the sound barrier.

Double decker train in Amsterdam
Aug 25 '14 11:15

In the Randstad, the train traffic network is very disrupted on Monday. Due to faults in signals, switches and electricity, traffic from and to Schiphol is almost at a standstill. The Algemeen Dagblad reports that it is unclear when this problem will be solved.

Star of David
Aug 25 '14 11:05

Jewish organizations in The Netherlands want to open up their community institutions to show Dutch school pupils more about Jewish life and history than Holocaust studies. Dutch director of the Amsterdam Liberal Jewish Community (LJG) Madelon Bino tells Trouw that organizations want to show students that there is a difference between Jewish life in The Netherlands and Israeli politics.

Wallen
Aug 25 '14 08:52

Sunday saw thousands of interested visitors to Amsterdam's Red Light District for a behind-the-scenes look tour of the attraction on the Wallen. Mariska Majoor of the Prostitution Information Center (PIC) tells AT5 that there were between 2000 and 3000 visitors.

Bracelet
Aug 22 '14 14:00

The Allard Pierson Museum in Amsterdam is currently holding on to some cultural artifacts that form the nucleus of a dispute between Russia, Crimean authorities and Ukraine.

Amsterdam Centraal Trams
Aug 22 '14 10:44

In Amsterdam, over-65's with low income have been able to use public transport for free since last year. This experiment has proved successful, as the municipality announces that of the 14,000 people who requested a card, 85 percent make use of it daily or weekly, the NOS reports.

Aug 21 '14 16:40

The City of Amsterdam has been given approval to change the name of the Bijlmerpark in the Zuidoost district to Nelson Mandelapark.

Transavia Aircraft (Source: Wikimedia)
Aug 21 '14 16:29

Sources inside budget airline Transavia say the Air France/KLM owned carrier is being transformed into a price fighter that can better compete with easyJet and Ryanair, De Telegraaf reports.

Hoofdingang_Beverwijkse_Bazaar (Source: Wikimedia)
Aug 20 '14 16:57

Eight major brand names have filed a lawsuit against De Bazaar in Beverwijk for facilitating trade in counterfeit goods. These brands include Armani, Beats by Dr. Dre, Björn Borg, Chanel, and True Religion.

Club Trouw Amsterdam (Source: Twitter/@ADE_NL)
Aug 20 '14 16:10

Amsterdam club Trouw will be danced in for the last time on January 3rd. Trouw is the first club to be granted a 24 hour permit by the city of Amsterdam and is situated in the former printing press of the Trouw newspaper.

Alain Clark
Aug 20 '14 13:52

After The Common Linnets just lost out on the top prize at this year's Eurovision Song Contest, The Netherlands is hatching a plan to find next year's winner. According to the Algemeen Dagblad the favorite choice for the selection committee of AVROTROS looks to be Alain Clark.

Bullet hole.
Aug 20 '14 08:39

Police in Amsterdam warn that more street executions in the city could become a reality after Monday's violent death of notorious criminal Deriaoui van der Meijden.

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