Amsterdam

Aug 16 '13 07:59

Friday evening the Grachtenfestival (Canal Festival ) will start with a concert at a pontoon at the Kloveniersburgwal. It will be the 16th edition of the classical music festival.

This year the ten day event will host 228 concerts performed by in total 733 musicians. The theme this year is ‘Op reis’ (Traveling) and many music from far away countries can be heard. Actually, a large part of the musicians is from abroad and they come from more than 60 different countries.

Aug 16 '13 05:45

Police authorities in Amsterdam have requested the city council to develop a course of action to stop tourists from jumping out of high hotel windows.

Aug 16 '13 05:12

On August 15, Cryptanalyst Marc Stevens from the Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) in Amsterdam launched an open source software that can identify and stop forged digital signatures.

Aug 16 '13 04:51

A court decision to transfer coffee shops selling cannabis from Maastricht to an industrial property near the Belgian border has sparked outrage from five neighboring Belgian towns.

Aug 14 '13 09:04

The UK’s Film and Music Entertainment (F&ME), Albania’s Act Triangle Productions (ATP), Germany’s Lara Film, and the Netherland’s Popov Film are currently working on a film entitled Amsterdam Express, the first UK-Albania co-production.

Aug 14 '13 08:56

A demonstration was held on the Dam square in Amsterdam on Friday to raise worldwide awareness for indigenous people.

Aug 13 '13 09:47

Wohler Technologies will unveil the version 8 series of the Wohler RadiantGrid Intelligent Media Transformation Platform at the 2013 IBC.

Aug 12 '13 09:33

Software company Clearleap has opened its latest office in Amsterdam.

Aug 12 '13 04:44

The first unexpected occurrence of Prince on Sunday evening in pop temple Paradiso in Amsterdam, lasted for some fans only briefly. They were expelled during the concert, because they took pictures of the pop star with their iPhone. Before the show the fans were warned that this was not allowed.

Prince gave Sunday evening the first of two surprise concerts at the Amsterdam pop temple.

After an hour one of the fans twittered: "Was a nice hour Prince, until I was kicked out because of making 2 Iphone pictures. Many other people with me too."

Aug 10 '13 02:07

The round-up of some of this week’s most noteworthy events and news stories features a Muslim man celebrating Ramadan and life in the Netherlands, the findings behind the puzzling death of a rare wolf, Vodafone’s 4G launch, a local museum’s special 3D printed chair, the strange, shifting behaviors of baboons in Emmen zoo, and some interesting scenes and people at the 2013 Gay Pride.

Aug 9 '13 09:08

Large cities are hunting at fathers of unrecognized children. Among other cities, the cities of Rotterdam and Amsterdam put pressure on welfare mothers to mention the name of the father of their child, so that the municipality can collect a financial contribution from the biological father.

Zwolle and Maastricht are also experimenting with this approach. If the father helps paying for their children, less money is needed from the municipalities. "But the most important to us is that fathers take responsibility for their child," said a spokesman of the city of Rotterdam.

Aug 9 '13 08:35

Marriott Hotels will launch its revolutionary meeting spaces at an Amsterdam property to offer stimulating and imaginative working atmospheres to its guests.

Aug 8 '13 18:45

More than two billion people worldwide celebrate Eid al-Fitr today, the Sugar Feast marking the conclusion of Ramadan. Six percent of the Dutch population is believed to be Muslim, totaling about 950,000 people, with most living in the Randstad.

Aug 8 '13 09:48

On August 5, American rapper Snoop Dogg played at Amsterdam's Paradiso venue.

Aug 8 '13 09:40

On August 7, a US-bound Delta Airlines Airbus carrying 300 persons, diverted to Amsterdam due to issues with its flaps.

Aug 7 '13 14:45

ING announced a large drop in profits, while their analysts claim the Dutch economy will contract by 1.4% in 2013.

Aug 7 '13 10:30

Three men from Heerlen have been arrested because they would have been guilty of human trafficking.

Aug 7 '13 08:50

Dutch Federation of Employment Agencies (ABU) statistics show a decline in the number of working hours of provisional employees by -5% throughout period 9 (from week 25 to 28) in contrast to the exact period in 2012 (with the same number of working days).

Aug 6 '13 09:19

The Dutch Federation of Private Employment Agencies (ABU), the Dutch Association of Mediation and Employment Agencies (NBBU), and SNCU have joined forces to fight the increasing labor exploitation and underpayment in the Netherlands.

Aug 6 '13 09:06

The Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam got hold of the first 3D printed chair in the world constructed by Patrick Jouin in 2004 to account the fast growing 3D printing.

Aug 6 '13 08:52

On August 5, Vodafone Netherlands launched its 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht, and The Hague.

Aug 6 '13 04:33

Travelling by bus and tram has become more expensive in almost the whole country, since the introduction of the OV-chip card. According to a study published on Monday at treinreiziger.nl, the rates of regional transportation around The Hague has increased the most in the past two years.

In The Hague and surrounding areas the went up, in two years time, by more than 47 percent. In Amsterdam there was an increase of about 38 percent and in the rest of Noord Holland the rates for bus and tram rose by over 27 percent.

Aug 5 '13 11:14

On Saturday, more than 500,000 of people attended the 2013 Gay Pride Festival in Amsterdam to celebrate homosexual rights.

Aug 3 '13 05:58

The round up of some of this week's most noteworthy events and news stories features a video of a mysterious orb hovering on a Dutch lake, an extortion story on home grown marijuana, a transfer of a U.S.-based test jet to the Netherlands Ministry of Defense, a launching of a new Free West Papua Campaign office, the death of a famous Dutch Jazz artist, and a local zoo’s growing concern over their baboons’ mysterious behavior.

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