Dozens of people in Amsterdam protested the inclusion of Zwarte Piet in the city’s annual Sinterklaas parade. Protestors were corralled in Beursplein in front of the city’s centrally-located stock exchange during Sunday’s event.
Dutch investigators on the ground in eastern Ukraine have officially begun to salvage the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, the Dutch Safety Board announced Sunday. The Boeing 777 crashed near Donetsk in mid July on its way to Kuala Lumpur. Nearly 300 people died on the flight that took off from Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport.
A child was stabbed to death in a house on Houtrijkstraat, Westepark in Amsterdam yesterday. A 46 year old man was arrested. According to neighbors, the man was the 10 year old boy's father.
Dutch filmmaker Sunny Bergman was met with stunned looks and stern words from Londoners when she dressed up as Zwarte Piet to gauge reaction to the character abroad. A three-minute clip of her documentary, Our Colonial Hangover, was posted to YouTube featuring the director's day out in blackface.
The train traffic between Amsterdam and Utrecht came to a stand still after a shooting incident in the parking lot of the McDonald's next to the station of Breukelen.
The tolerant drug policy in the Netherlands has made much of Amsterdam's city center "sleazy," according to London Mayor Boris Johnson. He stated that the progressive approach in countries like the Netherlands and Portugal are "outdated" during a People's Question Time meeting Tuesday in Waltham Forest, London.
The national memorial held in honour of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was viewed on television by 937,000 people, television ratings agency Kijkonderzoek said Tuesday. The memorial was held Monday afternoon in Amsterdam, and was attended by King Willem-Alexander, Queen Maxima and Princess Beatrix.
Stepping into the fray of an oftentimes volatile debate on racism in the Netherlands, the Rijksmuseum national gallery in Amsterdam will open a new exhibit detailing the “Birth of Zwarte Piet.” The character, beloved by many Dutch people and reviled by many ethnic minorities, is said to be the Moorish slave assistant to Christmas-time legend Sinterklaas, and is often portrayed by a white person in blackface.
Items belonging to passengers of the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 will be returned to families in the coming weeks Pieter-Jaap Aalbersberg told a television audience. Aalbersberg, head of the Dutch victims repatriation mission, says the first batch of personal affects will be given to Malaysia Airlines by the air crash investigators as early as next week. The airline is to then coordinate with family and friends of the victims.
A team of ten to 15 experts from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) have arrived at the scene of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash site in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday. The team left Donetsk in the morning accompanied by an armed escort and travel journalists.
Three hitmen were deployed for the murder of real estate dealer WIllem Endstra. These were the Russian Nakim Abassov, Zyla G. and Ali T. The order givers for the execution did not want to take any risks.
The national memorial for flight MH17 has concluded. More than 1,600 relatives of victims of the MH17 plane crash came together in the RAI, Amsterdam.
According to Zorgkiezer.nl, the rates at hospitals for the same treatment varies significantly. For example, the VU Medical Center in Amsterdam charges nearly double what the Slotervaart Hospital does.
The Netherlands is honouring all 298 victims of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 crash in a memorial service in Amsterdam Monday.
The latest trend seems to be running in conjunction with meditation. The number of people who run is still increasing. The popularity of running in groups led by a trainer has also grown.
According to the six clinical hospitals that together perform the most cancer treatments in the Netherlands, the cancer care in our country could be better.
Vrij Nederland ha stated that there is a new suspect in the murder of Willem Endstra. Hidr K., the supposed new witness of the Public Prosecution, has pointed to Ail T. as the man who fired the fatal shots in 2004.
Today more than 1,600 relatives of the victims of the disaster with flight MH17 will gather for a memorial in Amsterdam.
Four people were shot in an Amsterdam bar early Sunday morning, leaving two people critically injured. The shooting happened at the Grand Cafe de Kraai in Amsterdam Zuidoost at about 2:30 a.m., police say.
Flags across the Netherlands will be lowered to half-staff on Monday morning in advance of the country’s national memorial ceremony for the victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 later that afternoon. The commemoration at the RAI convention center in Amsterdam begins at 1 p.m., before Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte takes the stage to speak on behalf of the nation.
On Thursday night around midnight, the police had to solve a little mystery when they found a 4 year old girl wandering around a snack bar in Amsterdam Zuidoost.
The prosecutor in Amsterdam today demanded a prison sentence of 45 days against a 35 year old man from Amsterdam who posted a violent anti-Zionist video on his driving school's Facebook page.
Last Friday the police arrested a 41 year old man from Amsterdam who is suspected to be involved in the laundering of more than 1.4 million euro.
Amsterdam, like Utrecht, Heerlen and Eindhoven, plans to experiment with regulated cannabis cultivation. No less than five parties in the Amsterdam city council want a selected grower to produce weed.