Amsterdam

Brouwerij 't IJ
Jul 7 '14 15:29

In the last 11 years, 'special beer' breweries in The Netherlands have grown in number from 64 in 2003 to 220 this year, according to figures from the Small Brewery Collective (KBC), the largest micro-brewery cooperation in The Netherlands.

border control
Jul 7 '14 08:28

Mayors of eight Dutch and three Belgian cities are going to come together on Tuesday evening for a summit about jihad fighters after the report that threats of a rising number of returned fighters on European soil warned of possible attacks in the future, the AD reports.

the-scene
Jul 4 '14 16:00

Thé Lau and his band The Scene did their last show in their farewell tour at the TivoliVredenburg music center podium in Utrecht on Thursday evening. He received a warm welcome from his fans, and a handshake from the King.

Computer
Jul 4 '14 08:54

The police in The Netherlands have received more reports of child pornography in 2013 than in 2012. Reported incidents of the production, spreading or downloading of child pornography was 535 in 2013. Compared to 496 in 2012, that's an 8 percent rise.

Train tracks
Jul 3 '14 17:23

The Railway Museum in Utrecht has offered a reward of €25,000 for the oldest train ticket in the Netherlands. The ticket is thought to be a one-way ticket from Amsterdam to Harlem on the country's first railway, and dated September 1839.

Jul 3 '14 16:06

A 79 year old man from Hellevoetsluis lay dead in his home for three months before the body was discovered. Concerned neighbours reported the man missing to the police. Reports indicate that the man had no family and did not socialize often. According to police, the man died of natural causes.

Jul 3 '14 12:37

At least one policeman fired his gun at a vehicle in Amsterdam following an attack on two police officers. The officers were checking cars for involvement in high impact crimes during a traffic stop in Nieuwmarkt when the driver suddenly pulled out crashing into one of the cops, police said in a statement.

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Jul 3 '14 12:01

A judge in Amsterdam is set to rule today in the court case against the opponents of Dutch blackface tradition zwarte Piet.

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Jul 3 '14 11:53

The court in Amsterdam has ruled that Zwarte Piet is harmful towards black people. Mayor Eberhard van der Laan should have taken this into consideration when issuing the permit for the Sinterklaas entrance parade into the city last year.

Leidsegracht
Jul 1 '14 15:23

The municipality of Amsterdam is going to place a special bench on the Leidsegracht dedicated to the film The Fault on Our Stars, which did a lot of filming in the Dutch city. The bench is the scene of a crucial talk that the two main characters have. They also make out on it.

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Jun 30 '14 13:58

Dutch female comedian Adèle Bloemendaal suffered an intense stroke, and had to be taken into hospital where she has now come out of her coma, De Telegraaf reports. The 81-year old is currently working on rehabilitation, but doctors are hesitant to say if she will ever speak again.

Oranjeplein
Jun 30 '14 09:27

The match between The Netherlands and Mexico on Sunday evening was watched by almost 8.1 million Dutch people at home. On Twitter, 9.1 million tweets were sent out about the match. The Netherlands will meet Costa Rica on July 5th.

Amstel Hotel
Jun 27 '14 09:11

A price of 800,000 euro per room was paid for the Amstel Hotel in Amterdam which was sold to hotel group Katara Hospitality from Qatar, according to property-website PropertyNL. The five star hotel counts 55 rooms and 24 suites and is located ideally between the financial, cultural and shopping district as it overlooks the Amstel River.

signal
Jun 26 '14 15:26

Over 75,000 people visited the Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam's Dam Square to view the 57th World Press Photo exhibition. The collection showcases winning entries to the annual contest for news photographs produced during the previous year.

Jun 26 '14 13:33

At least two people were injured during the attempted robbery of a gold merchant, when the shopkeeper stabbed the person trying to pull off a heist. The jeweler was also injured in the incident at Goudspeurders on De Clercqstraat in Amsterdam West, according to people at the scene.

Jun 25 '14 16:29

Police in Amsterdam have evacuated Dam Square and the Amsterdam branch of Dutch department store De Bijenkorf after a bomb threat was received, police said. No details of the threat have been publicly revealed.

Pollution
Jun 24 '14 15:59

Campaign director for Greenpeace International, Pascal Husting, has made a public apology for his use of air travel to get to Amsterdam from his home in Luxembourg.

Jun 24 '14 15:53

Telecommunications provider Vodafone is set to offer LTE Advanced to the Dutch market, the company said in a statement. The news comes days after rival KPN made an announcement revealing similar plans. While KPN will offer the faster internet option from July, Vodafone users will have to wait until later this year.

Lab Glassware
Jun 24 '14 13:47

Two Satudarah motorcycle club members are amongst five people arrested in relation to the discovery of a drugs laboratory in 't Zand, North-Holland on Monday. Three of these suspects were arrested in Amsterdam, the Public Prosecution Authority (OM) has announced.

Pollution
Jun 24 '14 10:39

Greenpeace campaign director Husting lives in Luxembourg. To travel to Amsterdam two times a month for his job, he has been taking an airplane. This was revealed in documents leaked to the Guardian newspaper. Now, the organization has said tat Hustign will take the train in future.

Lecture Hall
Jun 24 '14 09:39

Of the 212 university Humanities courses, 26 (13 percent) have been deemed poor in quality by the Netherlands-Flemish Accreditation Organization (NVAO). The institutions responsible have two years to improve standards.

Jun 24 '14 09:06

The aviation sector is voicing resistance against the plans to expand Lelystad's airport to accommodate budget and holiday traffic. KLM's top is also openly against the ideas for this regional airport.

Train information screen
Jun 23 '14 07:39

A big information screen for public transport will be placed in the arrival hall of Schiphol in September. The digital board, which size can be compared to the old information screen in Utrecht central station, needs to give travelers clear information on where busses and trains depart from. This was announced in Spl!t magazine.

Star of David
Jun 20 '14 15:00

The Cabinet is discussing a "structural security plan" in response to heightened security threats for the Jewish community, after the attack on the Jewish Museum in Brussels in May. Minister Ivo Opstelten of Security and Justice told Parliament on Thursday that institutions will be protected.

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