Amsterdam

Prison Cells
Mar 18 '14 07:37

State secretary for Security and Justice has approved a scheme that would see inmates construct their own doors in the new prison in Zaanstad.

Mar 17 '14 14:45

Dutch pollster Maurice de Hond is predicting the D66 to be the biggest party in Amsterdam for municipal council elections on Wednesday.

Al Zaatari refugee camp
Mar 17 '14 11:04

The UN refugee camp Al Zaatari in the north of Jordan is going to receive aid from the municipality of Amsterdam, the Association of Dutch Municipalities and the cabinet, to help solve problems such as waste management and water access.

sign
Mar 17 '14 10:10

For new renters, social housing in Utrecht and Amsterdam has become almost €100 more expensive in the last year. For low-income households, the available homes are more often unaffordable because of this, which has also risen eviction figures, the Volkskrant reports.

Mar 14 '14 13:52

World-renowned graffiti artist Banksy made a special installation calling attention to the Syrian Crisis, which was projected onto the Rijksmuseum on Thursday. At the same time, the piece was also projected onto the Eiffel Tower, the Sydney Opera House and Red Square in Moscow.

Dam Plein
Mar 14 '14 12:32

Jewish organizations The Council of Churches and the Contact Body Muslims and Society have said in Nieuwsuur that the upcoming Remembrance of the Dead on the 4th of May should concentrate only on the casualties of the Second World War.

Mar 14 '14 10:22

Amsterdam alderman Pieter Hilhorst (Finances) came under fire at the municipal council on Thursday because of his lack of clarity on how a new university in Amsterdam will be paid for by the board of directors.

Fire Hoofddorp
Mar 14 '14 07:44

A business in Hoofddorp used by clothing company Scotch & Soda went up in flames, as a raging fire spread through the night on Thursday. Nobody was injured.

Mar 13 '14 20:39

A bold rush hour shooting left one man injured and police in a desperate hunt to find the gunman. The incident happened at 5:12 p.m. near Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal, and the offender ran off towards Amsterdam Centraal station, about 500 meters away.

Mar 13 '14 16:11

Four men were arrested in a heroine bust in Amsterdam, Wednesday. 40 kilo's of heroine were seized with a street value of €1 million, according to the police.

Mar 13 '14 14:41

Angry students from the Earth- and Life Sciences faculty at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam staged a noise protest at their faculty on Wednesday morning. 

The protest comes from the student group Actiegroep Titanic, who are opposing austerity plans from the directors of the university. They are concerned about a loss of quality.

Parking
Mar 12 '14 15:11

Parking now costs on average €2.73, this has risen by 26 percent in the last four years according to Detailhandel Nederland, who studied 80 parking garages.

Armin van Buuren
Mar 12 '14 14:29

Madame Tussaud's is going to add Armin van Buuren to their lineup of celebrity wax statues. The museum's studio in London had the world-famous DJ pose in front of sculptors and photographers to capture his likeness.

Mar 12 '14 10:19

A British terrorism informant claims that his parents convinced him to back out of a shoe-bomb plot he was instructed to do by Al-Qaeda, Sky News reports.

Mar 11 '14 20:46

U.S. President Barack Obama will meet with Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte in Amsterdam later this month. The U.S. head of state will visit the Dutch capital before attending the Nuclear Security Summit in the Hague.

fireworks
Mar 11 '14 15:09

The four major cities, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht, and The Hague, want to limit the time in which fireworks may be sold and set off. They addressed the issue with Minister Opstelten of Security and Justice in a joint letter, according to De Telegraaf.

Mar 11 '14 09:27

A 19-year old from Amsterdam was apprehended Monday morning in connection to a shooting on Wednesday the 5th of March.

On the phone
Mar 10 '14 10:10

A 44-year old businessman from Amsterdam has been arrested for trying to organize a double assassination, according to the Financieel Dagblad (FD).

Malaysia Airlines
Mar 10 '14 09:03

If the story isn't mysterious enough already, new developments around the false passports of passengers in the missing Malaysia Airlines flight should cause for more intrigue.

Mar 10 '14 08:16

Two tourists on a pedal boat got lost and found themselves in the IJ river in Amsterdam.

Barack Obama
Mar 10 '14 07:59

US President Barack Obama will also visit Amsterdam when he comes to the Netherlands later this month, according to sources for the NOS.

Mar 8 '14 04:34

Three men, aged 23, 31, and 32, were arrested Thursday March 6 around 23:35 on the Wibautstraat in Amsterdam, after police had spotted them dump a safe in the water in Almere.

Mar 8 '14 04:33

Bill Clinton, the former U.S. president was in Amsterdam, Friday, to give a lecture in the Krasnapolsky Hotel. Many people seized the opportunity to catch a glimpse of the former president.

Mar 7 '14 10:48

The 46-year old Paradiso has been voted to best music venue in the Netherlands by the public. Second and third place went to 013 in Tilburg and Tivoli in Utrecht, respectively.

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