Amsterdam

Jul 17 '14 11:29

The old tram depot De Hallen on the Bellamy square in Amsterdam Oud-West will soon be the home of new food courts called Foodhallen, styled after the same concepts in Madrid and London, het Parool reports.

Westerpark
Jul 17 '14 11:17

Amsterdam locals not going abroad for the Summer will be able to enjoy free jazz sessions every week in the Weterpark. Organizers Niels Nieuborg (34) and Guido van Dieren (36) have organized veterans and newcomers on the jazz scene to perform at the North Sea Jazz Club 'Summer Sessions'.

Anti-Israel
Jul 17 '14 09:06

An anti-Israel demonstration planned to take place during a solidarity manifestation for Israel on the Dam square in Amsterdam today has been cancelled. The organizers write on Facebook that the request for permission for the action was handed in too late.

Jul 16 '14 14:05

Rising temperatures across the Netherlands are expected to peak above thirty degrees on Saturday, making way for thunderstorms Saturday night and a brief cool off on Sunday. The rising heat has led many weather experts to warn people participating in the Vierdaagse march in Nijmegen, a four-day walk where participants journey between 30 and 50 kilometers daily.

Badhoevedorp flooding
Jul 16 '14 13:32

Sever streets in Badhoevedorp, Noord Holland, were flooded following a water main break under the street. The ruptured water main lies under Burgemeester Amersfoordtlaan and led to ankle-deep water around the area, reports broadcaster Nos.

Schiphol Airport
Jul 15 '14 15:52

British price fighter airline easyJet has come to terms with Schiphol to create a base of operations at the Dutch airport. The company plans to permanently maintain at least three aircraft in Amsterdam, a move the company says will create 400 jobs in the Netherlands.

Jul 14 '14 09:25

A shooting incident occurred on the Conradstraat in Amsterdam last night, in which one man was killed. The police report that the 30-year old is not on any of their records.

Blind goal
Jul 12 '14 23:56

With two quick goals, excellent defending from Ron Vlaar, and a third goal to seal the deal, the Netherlands took a third place finish in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, beating host country Brazil 3-0. The Brazilians took fourth place in the tournament, having lost two matches in a row.

Amsterdam
Jul 11 '14 10:43

Amsterdam has risen 13 spots to become the 39th most expensive city in the world to live for expats. This according to the Cost of Living Survey 2014 from the HR-company Mercer on Thursday.

Jul 11 '14 08:59

Storms raged overnight across the Netherlands, causing at least one death in Amsterdam, and damage across the country. The foul weather knocked over a tree on the Damrak, which crashed into the public transit shelter where the victim had taken refuge, according to broadcaster RTV NH.

Elderly abuse
Jul 9 '14 14:35

Police in Amsterdam arrested two men on suspicion of a string of muggings targeting elderly women, according to a police report. The 18-year-old was caught in connection with an attack on a 91-year-old woman using a walker in Amsterdam Nieuw-West on July 3, when police say the suspect ripped a necklace from the woman’s throat.

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Jul 8 '14 15:22

A man was discovered dead in his home last week, years after his death. A neighbor tells AT5 that he has been busy for a long time warning authorities in the neighborhood of Slotermeer of the possible death of his fellow area resident.

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.

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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.

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