Amsterdam

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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.

AFW
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.”

Persmuseum
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.

Crowd gathered at Charlie Hebdo rally
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.

Jan 9 '15 12:59

Over 18,000 people showed up at Dam Square in Amsterdam to rally in support of free speech, and the victims of the shootings at Charlie Hebdo in Paris. “Today we say by the thousands, ‘Hands off our freedom,’” Prime Minister Mark Rutte firmly said.

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Jan 9 '15 00:03

The dead body of a missing Norwegian tourist was found floating in an Amsterdam canal Thursday afternoon, police in Amsterdam confirm. Tore Grødem, a 21-year-old man visiting the city, had not been seen since December 19 at about 2 a.m.

iens
Jan 8 '15 16:15

Dutch restaurant review site IENS and reservation site SeatMe were bought by American travel website TripAdvisor, the companies announced Thursday. The US based company is specialised in providing reviews of travel related content.

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Jan 8 '15 15:42

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte is giving a speech after the moment of silence to commemorate the victims and families of the Charlie Hebdo shootings is concluded. Prime Minister Rutte will make his remarks from Dam Square in Amsterdam.

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Jan 8 '15 15:14

Police in Amsterdam arrested a 20-year-old man after he threatened members of the Dutch parliament on Facebook. The threats were made in a discussion thread on the social network site about the shootings at the offices of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris, police say in a statement.

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Jan 8 '15 13:15

Lucas Bols Holding B.V. today announced plans to raise EUR 125 million (USD 147 milliion) in gross proceeds from the launch of an Initial Public Offering (IPO). The funds will be directed towards refinancing and increasing financial strength.

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Jan 8 '15 12:31

An exhibition of items from one of the most popular television series in the world, Game of Thrones, is returning to Amsterdam. The returning expo offers the fans an exclusive chance to the peek into the fascinating world of the series based on the books of George R. R. Martin.

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Jan 8 '15 11:12

Demonstrations are being organized in several Dutch cities on Thursday from 6:00 p.m. in support of the victims and survivors of the attack on in Paris on Wednesday. Twelve people were killed in a raid at the office of Charlie Hebdo, a French satirical weekly newspaper, and many others were injured.

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