Amsterdam

Dec 11 '13 14:35

The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam partnered with Fujifilm Belgium to offer a series of museum certified reproductions of Van Gogh paintings at $35,000 each, according to ArtLyst website.

Dec 11 '13 10:25

Four big Dutch cities – Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Utrecht – want the government to ban scooters from bike paths and require bike riders to wear helmets.

Dec 10 '13 14:10

Limited edition bottles of water from Amsterdam canals are being marketed by an advertising agency in honor of the 400th birthday of the city's famous canal ring. Iris Worldwide created and designed the Amsterdam Canal Aqua bottles, each containing water from one of four different canals, just in time to commemorate the occasion.

Dec 6 '13 18:19

Police in Zeeland have collected about 100 bales of cocaine that washed ashore on the beach of the peninsula of Walcheren today.

Dec 6 '13 12:24

High winds, sleet, hail, rain and lightening teemed down on the Netherlands throughout the afternoon yesterday, as hundreds of grown men around the country dressed up as Sinterklaas to hand out gifts to children.

Dec 5 '13 19:40

First responders were sent out on over 1,000 storm damage calls around the Netherlands between 6:00 and 16:30, according to Alarmeringen.nl.

KLM Cityhopper
Dec 5 '13 08:51

KLM has preemptively cancelled 84 flights coming in and out of Schiphol Airport today in an early effort to get a grip on the "code orange" storm predicted for parts of Europe. The storm is expected to hit the Netherlands at about 15:00 local time.

Dec 5 '13 04:31

The plan of the district administration Centrum to extend paid parking till 2 o'clock in the morning, will be implemented. With this new measure the district wants to reduce parking pressure for local residents.

Dec 3 '13 13:48

At least twelve barracks were destroyed by a fire that was discovered around 5.30am in Westelijke Havengebied, the harbor area in west Amsterdam. Judging by the tires and cars that were ablaze, many of the burnt-down structures housed repair shops.

Dec 2 '13 18:26

A 9-year-old girl has helped Amsterdam police in arresting three burglars, the AD reports quoting Reuters news agency.

Dec 2 '13 04:37

During the Ajax match Sunday afternoon, ADO supporters sang hurtful songs sung about the fallen Ajax fan, reported AT5.

Nov 29 '13 18:21

Amsterdam ranked 5th position in the list of top 10 student cities for quality of living ranking, Eurogates reports.

Nov 29 '13 16:40

Armed robbers fired a gun inside a store on Amsterdam's Osdorpplein after they tried to smash a jewelry case. Nobody was injured during the robbery.

Nov 29 '13 11:01

Investigators at Schiphol arrested seven people attempting to transport nearly 30 kilos of cocaine in their hand luggage. The drugs were seized by the Royal Marechaussee, a branch of the Dutch armed forces that handles security at the airport.

Nov 29 '13 04:32

The refugees of the activist group 'Wij zijn hier' ('We are here'), who have been roaming the Amsterdam streets for over a year now, will not accept the new location for a reception center, proposed by the City.

Nov 28 '13 13:53

A man who fell nearly five meters from the Amsterdam ArenA stands onto a concrete path on Tuesday is still in critical condition. The fan, a 46-year-old father, was sitting in the front row of the F-Side when he collapsed to the ground during the 39th minute of the Ajax-Barcelona Champions League match.

Nov 26 '13 23:43

Two first-half goals was enough to net Ajax three points against an injury-hobbled FC Barcelona at the Amsterdam Arena. Ajax tightened up defensively and hung on to the 2-1 victory after the referee sent off Ajax defender Joël Veltman in the 48th minute.

Nov 26 '13 23:10

A man was seriously injured at the Amsterdam Arena after he fell from the stands onto the concrete ring surrounding the field. The incident took place 39 minutes into the Ajax v. FC Barcelona Champions League football match.

Nov 26 '13 11:59

Amsterdammers drink more, smoke more cigarettes, and use more marijuana and hashish than anywhere else in the Netherlands, according to a new report by community health services organization GGD. 7,200 adults were included in the 2012 survey, which revealed that 11 percent also have feelings of deep loneliness, nearly triple the rate shown in 2000.

Nov 26 '13 11:11

Today, FC Barcelona will be facing Ajax at the Amsterdam Arena in the fifth game of the Champions League group stages.

Ajax Celtics disturbances in Amsterdam
Nov 26 '13 09:00

Amsterdam police will have to answer for 25 claims that they were too heavy handed against supporters from Glasgow football club Celtic.The club has hired Amsterdam lawyer Jeroen Soeteman, who has since said that an admission by authorities that "something went wrong" is the top priority.

Nov 25 '13 20:40

Restaurant De Leest in Vaassen gets a third Michelin star, announced the organization behind the award.

Nov 25 '13 13:04

Amsterdam RAI, an exhibition and conference centre, has received the EarthCheck Gold certification.

Nov 23 '13 15:39

The number of burglaries in Amsterdam increased exponentially this year, and may reach eight thousand in 2013, which is an increase of fifteen percent, compared to last year.

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