Amsterdam police are extending the search for the missing Norwegian man Tore Grødem during the coming days. The 21-year-old went vanished on December 19th after he left the Escape nightclub in Rembrandtplein to take cash out of his account.
The municipality of Amsterdam is about to stop the campaign in which tourists were warned about white heroin sold on streets as cocaine. Last year at least three people died and several others were treated by medics after snorting heroin they thought was cocaine.
Schiphol Airport welcomed a record number of 55 million passengers in 2014, according to Schiphol Group CEO Jos Nijhuis. The preliminary figures, released Monday, demonstrate an increase of 4.6 percent. The CEO is also expecting a slight growth in both passenger numbers and freight in 2015 as well.
Civil airspace over eastern Ukraine should have been closed at least two months before a missile brought down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, aviation experts said this weekend. Pointing to the increased use of the airspace for warfare in the conflict between Ukraine and Russia, the analysts say it makes no sense the airspace was still open for civilian flights on July 17, 2014, when the Boeing 777 blew apart in the sky.
George Möller resigned overnight from the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets, the regulator announced in a statement. The 67-year-old was Chairman of the Supervisory Board at the AFM since New Year’s Day, 2010.
Sales of the national Museum Card sales saw an impressive rise in 2014 of about ten percent. Over 100,000 more Museum Cards were sold in comparison to the year before.
A fund for a baby girl found abandoned in an underground garbage container in Amsterdam has reached a milestone, with people and businesses donating over €10,000. The initial goal of the fundraiser is to reach €20,000, with all of the money earmarked to help her live a better life.
A man was shot and killed in Amsterdam Noord on Wednesday. Police officers found the man seriously wounded in his car on Tussendek at around 15:40. Emergency workers tried to resuscitate the man on the scene and at the hospital, but to no avail. The victim is a 44 year old from Amsterdam.
The police are urgently looking for witnesses to the murder on Tussendek in Amsterdam-Noord on Wednesday, December 31st 2014.
The official residence of Mayor Eberhard van der Laan in Amsterdam was vandalized during New Year's Eve. The mayor said this last night during the New Year's reception of the municipality in the Stadsschouwburg.
A large part of the tram network in Amsterdam has come to a stand still this morning because a tram derailed in the east side of Central Station.
The postcode area 1107 in Amsterdam Zuidoost won the postcode lottery of 43.7 million euro. That was announced yesterday during a broadcast of the television program Koffietijd.
No major incidents were reported during New Year's night. The police reports that there were some disturbances in which the mobile unit was deployed. The mobile unit was deployed in Nijmegen, Utrecht and Culemborg. Several people were also injured and there were several fires.
The Netherlands entered the new year with fireworks and oliebollen. Tens of thousands people were present at the National Count Down at the Scheepvaartmuseum (Maritime Museum) in Amsterdam. In Rotterdam 40 thousand people watched he fireworks that was lit at Erasmusbrug. For the first time in 250 years The Hague lit fireworks over the Hofvijver.
The fire departments of The Hague, Amsterdam and Rotterdam are calling on citizens to first try extinguishing fires themselves over New Year's before calling the fire department. This is because they are too busy during the turning of the year to help everywhere, De Telegraaf reports.
The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam this year proposed a ban on taking photographs with smartphones and tablets inside museums. But this action is not followed in all museums in Amsterdam. Some museums even encourage the taking of photographs.
A 39 year old man died during a stabbing incident in Amsterdam east yesterday afternoon. He was stabbed to death by his 41 year old brother, who turned himself in to the police.
Most of the large museums in the Netherlands had more visitors this year than last year. The Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam especially had many visitors, 2.5 million and 1.6 million respectively. This is according to a survey done by the ANP.
The Moroccan judge yesterday sentenced Hamza B. to 20 years in prison. B. was involved in a double homicide and triple attempted murder in Staatsliedenbuurt in Amsterdam on December 29th, 2012. The prosecutor demanded the death penalty earlier that day, which in practice means life in prison.
A 44 year old man from Zeist was shot and killed in a car on Duurstedelaan in Utrecht on Friday night. The police suspect a murder.
The police are looking for the 21 year old Tore Grodem from Norway, who went missing in Amsterdam. He has been missing since about 02:00 a.m. Friday morning, December 19th.
Those in Amsterdam who heard large ensembles of people screaming their heads off last week may have been listening to the sounds of students blowing off steam after their final exams. The stress relief method is said to have origins in the Flogsta area of Uppsala, Sweden, but took residents of Uilenstede, Amstelveen off guard with many calling Dutch emergency services.
A taxi driver who refused to transport two transvestites, has been temporarily suspended by Taxicentrale Amsterdam (TCA).
Four men have been arrested following an investigation into the theft of luxury goods worth "several tens of thousands of euros" from an airliner's passenger jets, the Marechaussee military police say. Two of the suspects are employed by the airline, while the other two were caught after trying to sell the goods online.