Amsterdam

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Oct 30 '14 11:26

The court will rule on November 12th in the case against the man who caused so much havoc on a plane at the end of 2012 that the captain had to make an unplanned landing.

Oct 30 '14 11:03

Various contracts pus a number of statements for intensive cooperation were signed by Dutch and Chinese companies during Minister Lilianne Ploumen 's trade mission to China.

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Oct 29 '14 17:41

While visiting the company’s headquarters in Shenzhen, China, Amsterdam Mayor Eberhard van der Laan signed a deal with telecom giant Huawei to bring them onboard the Amsterdam smart city project, a city spokesman told the NL Times. The visit also included Amsterdam ArenA chief Henk Markerink, who agreed to a five-year deal using Huawei LTE and WIFI for stadium connectivity, the company said.

Oct 29 '14 10:10

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Oct 28 '14 12:56

Four young men from Amsterdam are in court today for the prolonged prostitution of very young girls, including girls of 14 and 15.

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Oct 27 '14 13:11

The statue of Nelson Mandela, made for the opening of Nelson Mandelapark on October 24th, has been burnt down.

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Oct 27 '14 12:43

As of today, scooter and moped riders and drivers of other motor vehicles who drive through the Rijksmuseum tunnel in Amsterdam, can expect a fine.

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Oct 27 '14 09:06

The Amsterdam police are searching for the parents of a newborn baby who was found in an underground garbage container on Saturday night. The woman who found the baby still can't believe it.

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Oct 27 '14 08:09

The last commercial flight of the passenger aircraft McDonnell Douglas MD-11 landed at Schiphol on Sunday morning.

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Oct 26 '14 14:42

A newborn baby was rescued from an underground garbage container overnight after someone walked by the bin and heard the girl crying. Paramedics, firefighters and police raced to the Fritz Conijnstraat in Amsterdam West at about 4:15 a.m. and found the days-old child upset, but in otherwise fair condition.

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Oct 24 '14 14:58

The many years long renovation of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is finally done. The Philips Wing adjacent to the main building has also been renovated and will be open to the public from November 1st.

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Oct 24 '14 14:25

The Amsterdam municipality wants to participate in the construction of a new sea lock at IJmuiden. The lock, which must be set in 2019, will cost nearly 890 million euro.

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Oct 22 '14 10:37

From next year not only Amsterdam residents on welfare, but also workers with low income, will receive support from the municipality.

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Oct 22 '14 10:08

On the upcoming Museum Night in Amsterdam on November 1st, the Stedelijk Museum will launch the so called "Mood App".

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Oct 22 '14 08:55

In his weekly column in the Amsterdam edition of Metro, Mayor Eberhard van der Laan called on Amsterdammers to be alert for suspicious situations and signs of radicalization, and to report them to the police or municipality.

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Oct 21 '14 13:42

Eindhoven Airport is expanding step by step so that the airport will have 25 thousand extra flights by the year 2020.

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Oct 21 '14 10:17

On October 31st one hundred men, including Amsterdam councilors and other prominent Dutchmen, will shave their beards in a makeshift shaving salon on Frederiksplein for Movember.

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Oct 21 '14 08:30

A KLM plane had to make a precautionary landing in the Egyptian capital Cairo on Monday afternoon due to the presence of a suspicious package.

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Oct 17 '14 23:10

Investigators in Amsterdam arrested a 26-year-old man suspected of plotting terrorist attacks against police officers. The Moroccan-born man was in the country illegally, staying with family, the Public Prosecutor’s office said Friday.

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Oct 17 '14 14:05

Amsterdam lawyer Oscar Hammerstein has seized the two houses of the 50Plus front man Henk Krol. Hammerstein acts on behalf of the Stichting Vrienden van de Gaykrant (SVG).

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Oct 16 '14 15:50

The largest pepernoten factory in the world opens in Amsterdam on Wednesday. This is also the first pepernoten store in the Netherlands.

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Oct 16 '14 14:49

The Council of State discussed Zwarte Piet in Amsterdam today. Mayor Eberhard van der Laan will appeal against the decision of the administrative court earlier this year, which ruled that the permit for the Sinterklaastocht 2013 should be reconsidered.

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Oct 16 '14 14:21

The renewal of the area around Amstelstation is officially starting.

Oct 16 '14 12:22

In a press release the City of Amsterdam announced that starting today all taxi services departing from Schiphol Airport will be taken over by taxi organizations BIOS-groep and BBF SchipholTaxi.

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