Amsterdam

Housing Market
Jun 18 '14 15:59

Ymere, the Amsterdam-based housing corporation, is going to evict 180 households from their social rental homes in the next five years. The reasoning behind this is that these homes will be renovated to be sold or rented out in the private sector.

Children
Jun 18 '14 13:59

The municipality of Amsterdam will give 6500 teenagers living in poverty in the city €150 in clothing vouchers. A €90 allowance will also be made available for these disenfranchised youths to take courses in the areas of sport, art and culture.

Jun 18 '14 13:34

The four culprits of a triple murder in Purmerland in North Holland were convicted to sentences between ten and 20 yeas yesterday. The suspects killed three people at different times with a machine gun.

Gay couple
Jun 18 '14 09:31

Project developer Blauwhoed wants to build a Gay Village near Tilburg. An exclusive neighborhood for homosexuals, bisexuals and transgenders. According to the Brabants Dagblad, there is not yet much enthusiasm among the LGBT community to reserve a place in the neighborhood.

Jun 17 '14 15:55

The Public Prosecution Authority (OM) is investigating hundreds of transactions in which residents from other EU countries have evaded taxes via The Netherlands. According to confidential criminal files obtained by the Financieel Dagblad, the OM has 26 suspects in sight.

Train tracks
Jun 17 '14 14:47

State Secretary Wilma Mansveld of Infrastructure and Environment has announced that €1.1 billion will be made available for improve train transport. After discussions with regional governors, it has been decided that certain aspects of train travel have to be made to a higher standard.

Jun 17 '14 14:01

Garbage collectors are still on strike in Amsterdam, Utrecht and Groningen. Garbage is lying on the streets in these cities. The cool, overcast weather is preventing serious odor problems, but residents and business owners are starting to complain.

Flyingrainbowflag
Jun 17 '14 10:26

A gay couple were assaulted by four men on the Prinsengracht in Amsterdam Saturday night. One of the men, 25-year old Ronald, was beaten so hard that his piercings came out of his ear. He lost his hearing in that ear as well.

Jun 17 '14 08:49

The front page of today's copy of De Telegraaf newspaper is one big photograph of Pim Fortuyn's killer, Volkert van der Graaf, who recently came out of prison. The paper published the photograph of Van der Graaf on his way to meet his lawyer in Amsterdam. It is the first image that has been published of him since he shot Pim Fortuyn in May 2002.

Garbage Amsterdam
Jun 16 '14 07:39

Garbage collectors of the municipal services in Amsterdam, Utrecht and Groningen are going to be on strike until Wednesday this week, in relation to disagreements about a new collective labour agreement for municipal officials.

Jun 13 '14 15:19

Immensely popular worldwide, the American soap opera series The Bold and the Beautiful is set to travel to Amsterdam in the Autumn to film a few episodes in the city. The news was confirmed by the capital's film commission, Het Parool reports.

John Green
Jun 13 '14 13:45

John Green's novel The Fault in Our Stars is topping book charts worldwide, and is even the number one sold book on Bol.com's Top 100 English Books list. Now, the book's film adaptation is set to be the hit if the summer for young adults. Many of the film's locations are set in Amsterdam, which means that the city might experience fan tourists visiting the locations.

Amsterdam
Jun 12 '14 09:01

A coalition agreement has finally been reached between centrist election winners D66, the VVD conservative party and the Socialist Party in Amsterdam, said Amsterdam D66-chairman Jan Paternotte on Twitter this morning. For the first time since World War II, the leftwing PvdA will be in opposition on the Amsterdam City Council.

Royal Netherlands Marechaussee
Jun 12 '14 08:24

A member of the National Police Internal Investigations Department (Rijksrecherche) has been arrested on suspicion of smuggling drugs via Schiphol airport. Six others were also arrested after an investigation by a team of National Military Police, FIOD and Rijksrecherche.

Data theft
Jun 10 '14 11:05

The European financial markets operator Euronext has announced that it hopes to raise between €880 million and €1.158 billion in an initial public offering starting 20th June. This would value the company between €1.33 billion and €1.75 billion.

Starbucks
Jun 6 '14 14:45

Sources in Brussels report that the European Union may open investigations into the tax advantages that big companies enjoy in The Netherlands and Ireland as soon as next week, after a European Commission meeting on the issue on the 11th of June.

Jun 6 '14 11:49

The Amsterdam Concert Hall (Concertgebouw) celebrated the 75th anniversary of the American jazz label Blue Note on Thursday. The Concert Hall Jazz Orchestra gave a concert, and there were performances from American bebop tenor saxophone legend Benny Golson, and singer José James.

Synagogue
Jun 6 '14 11:03

Jewish buildings in Amsterdam are going to receive extra security supervision, a decision made by the mayor on advice from the National counter-terrorism coordinator (NCTV).

Jun 6 '14 08:47

After the Dutch municipal elections of March 19, negotiations for the new city government coalitions are ongoing in five local councils. Cities that are still working on an agreement are Amsterdam and Den Haag, and smaller towns Den Helder and Blaricum in Noord Holland, and Zutphen, Gelderland.

KLM_Embraer_190_in_Trondheim
Jun 5 '14 16:38

Workers at Schiphol airport made a grisly discovery Thursday when they found a body near the landing gear of a KLM Cityhopper airplane. The flight landed in Amsterdam around 10 a.m. without incident after departing from Trondheim, Norway.

Jun 5 '14 14:49

Amsterdam mayor Eberhard van der Laan has announced that restaurants, bars, and cafes will be allowed to stay open for an hour later than usual to show Dutch matches in the knockout stages of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. They will also be permitted to put up additional TVs and big screens for the tournament. Cafés with a licensed terrace or patio may place TVs outside, but outside beer taps are still not permitted, according to Dutch newspaper het Parool.

Jun 5 '14 10:44

A 24-year old Dominican man living in Amsterdam, George H., is involved in an expanding investigation involving fraud and possible murder, Het Parool reports.

KPMG
Jun 5 '14 08:28

The fiscal investigation service FIOD has raided the Amsterdam real estate company Van Gool Elburg. The well-known real estate company has been brought into connection with the sale of the controversial KPMG headquarters in Amstelveen, De Telegraaf reports.

Jun 4 '14 16:54

The Amsterdam ArenA will serve as the home base for the Dutch men's national football team in the run-up to the 2016 European Championship. Oranje will play all of its home matches in the qualifying round at the Amsterdam stadium, according to the national football association KNVB.

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