Amsterdam

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.

Aug 2 '13 09:04

Royal Dutch Shell PLC cited a 57 percent drop in its second-quarter net income following the attacks on Nigerian operations and a drastic reduction on the worth of its shale oil fields in North America.

Aug 2 '13 08:22

The Dutch horticulture industry will host a new technology show next year after the conclusion of the Horti Fair in November 2012.

Aug 2 '13 08:04

Designer Vincent Montreuil has proposed his latest innovative mobility plan for a better city.

Aug 1 '13 08:38

Emirates has announced that it will be launching a second daily continuous flight between Dubai and Amsterdam in December.

Aug 1 '13 08:22

From September 1 to October 31, Amsterdam will play host to the European Cancer Congress 2013.

Jul 31 '13 07:37

The biggest gathering of electronic dance music in the world, the Amsterdam Dance Event, has announced its confirmed first round of performers from October 16-20, 2013.

Jul 31 '13 07:16

A new exhibition Chambres des Canaux: The Tolerant Home will open on November 1 until November 17 in different venues near the Amsterdam canals.

Jul 31 '13 06:48

Soon-to-be mothers in Amsterdam are participating in activities and exercises during pregnancy to help them stay fit.

Jul 30 '13 09:33

Researchers at Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) in Amsterdam and Falmouth University in the UK have formulated a new technique to measure the feedback of audiences.

Jul 30 '13 09:13

American multinational financial services corporation Citi is growing its liquidity management network by setting up a Notional Pooling in Amsterdam.

Jul 30 '13 09:08

The Amsterdamse Bostheater (Forest Theater) features the summer show Cyrano, the popular play by French poet and dramatist Edmond Rostand.

Jul 30 '13 08:42

On Monday, a first Femen protest occured in the city of Amsterdam.

Jul 30 '13 04:34

Advocates of gay rights of Turkish, Moroccan, Surinamese and Antillean communities will sail along on the boat of the government during Gay Pride. Minister Jet Bussemaker of Emancipation wants to show that it is also okay for minorities to be gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender.

Jul 29 '13 08:51

Uber will launch a unique service called Uber Sloep for residents and visitors who prefer to travel through the city's waterways.

Jul 27 '13 03:22

July is almost over but more interesting news keeps coming. This week, we covered a couple of stories that highlighted Netherlands’ rich history and art. Let’s take a look back at some of the most up-to-date happenings that made it to our top popular stories this week.

Jul 26 '13 07:32

A group of young bicyclists are set to travel 350 miles from London to Amsterdam in memory of a Surbiton teacher who passed away at the age of 25 from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Jul 24 '13 09:52

800 guests were present at the Sea Owl’s delivery party in Amsterdam. The gathering featured the 62-meter Feadship Sea Owl being delivered to its owners held at the Maritime Museum.

Jul 24 '13 09:38

In response to the reports on the increasing accounts of surplus in bikes in Amsterdam, the city is denying such claims and insisting the number of bikes is normal.

Jul 23 '13 03:48

Three people have drowned on Monday in the Netherlands and lost their lives. That was reported by the various police regions.

In the Amsterdam at the IJburg district, a boy of 5 years disappeared under water. This happened at a beach on the Bert Haanstrakade. The victim was resuscitated and was taken to hospital in critical condition. There he died later in the afternoon.

A 17-year-old boy from Leeuwarden got in trouble in a natural water a little north of his hometown. He was removed from the water and resuscitated, but died shortly afterwards in the hospital.

Jul 23 '13 03:40

If the temperature rises above 28 degrees, the terraces in the center of Amsterdam may be allowed to expand.

Jul 22 '13 11:13

New electric buses from a Chinese manufacturer will roll onto Schiphol tarmac in about a year.

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