Amsterdam

Shooting
Sep 17 '14 09:29

The police have released a video showing an incident from several months ago in which a pair of men take extreme revenge in a possible traffic argument. Two men are seen chasing and then shooting at a vehicle. Police are now looking for the victims.

Tomatofest, Amsterdam
Sep 15 '14 13:27

Inspired by the annual La Tomatina in Bunol, more than 1,000 people took to Dam Square on Sunday armed with tomatoes to protest against Russian sanctions. At 3 p.m a shipping container was emptied into the square and participants pelted each other with the 120,000 pieces of the overripe fruit bought from growers left in the cold by Russia’s boycott of Dutch fruit and vegetables.

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Sep 15 '14 13:03

The Public Prosecutor started a new preliminary investigation into Willem Holleeder on September 10th. The investigation is led by investigating judge SF van Merwijk.

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Sep 12 '14 15:11

The Dutch rapper Typhoon was awarded in Amsterdam last night with the 3voor12 Award 2014. This is the prize for the best Dutch album of the past year. He received this award for his album "Lobi da basi"

Taxi
Sep 12 '14 10:36

In order to give share economy companies such as Airbnb and Uber a chance on the Dutch market, the government will have to amend the rules or bring in new ones, and abolish those that stand in the way of these companies, MPs say. It must also be handled in such a way as to not stand in the way of existing market competitors, however, De Volkskrant report.

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Sep 11 '14 16:19

Concilor Johnas Lambs of the Party for the Animals says that festivals in parks and natural areas must be reduced. Then Amsterdam residents may again find peace in nature.

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Sep 11 '14 15:18

A fight has erupted between the organization of Sail 2015, some former partners and a former board member of the renowned five-yearly event in the port of Amsterdam.

Sep 11 '14 10:18

The Municipality of Amsterdam has shut 30 illegal hotels in the city over the last three weeks, and has imposed fines amounting to more than €216,000 to other establishments, as part of a wide and ongoing operation to tackle illegal hotels in Amsterdam. Het Parool reports.

Coffee
Sep 10 '14 12:28

Coffeelicious in Dordrecht has been awarded first place the Misset Koffie Top 100 coffee rankings, which judges the best coffee companies from across the Netherlands. The judged said of this years winner that Coffeelicious gave customers a whole round traditional coffee experience.

Sep 10 '14 10:47

The Dutch Senate yesterday honored the victims of flight MH17 during the first meeting of the new parliamentary year. A minute of silence followed speeches from Senate president Broekers-Knol and Prime Minister Mark Rutte, the NOS reports.

Kraftwerk at Paradiso
Sep 9 '14 16:02

World-famous German electronic music group Kraftwerk will spend eight consecutive evenings on the main stage of Amsterdam's Paradiso, the band said. The band plans to perform one of their top eight albums during each performance, followed by sets made up of their additional work.

Sep 9 '14 13:23

Paul Simon and Sting will visit the Netherlands next year.

Wreckage
Sep 9 '14 10:33

There is no evidence that the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was caused by technical faults or actions by the crew. Instead, there is clearer evidence that the plane disintegrated mid-air due to flying objects, the first official report into the tragic air crash states.

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Sep 8 '14 15:37

Badr Hari's younger brother, Yassine, will appear before the court in Amsterdam on September 18th for committing perjury in the trail against Badr, Volkskrant reports.

Amsterdam City Swim
Sep 8 '14 11:11

The 2000 people who took part in this year's Amsterdam City Swim rose €1,921,421 for ALS research. The organization announces this through their website.

Kikkenstein flats in Amsterdam (Source: Wikimedia/Mauritsvink)
Sep 5 '14 15:45

The Public Prosecutor wants the 39 year old Paul A to be sentenced to 16 years in prison for the murder of the three year old boy, Blessing, on April 9th, 2013.

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Sep 5 '14 14:14

The Association of Insurers has warned consumers that homeowners who rent out their homes through popular sites like Airbnb and Wimdu are often not insured against fire, damage or injury to their guests. Standard home insurance policies do not provide coverage for temporary rentals.

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Sep 5 '14 13:27

The arrested youth coach of the Wassenaar hockey club HGC secretly filmed girls and women in at least two hockey clubs in Amsterdam.

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Sep 5 '14 11:08

According to Trouw, jihadism in The Netherlands is concentrated in mostly three regions. Per region, there are dozens of jihadists planning to travel to Syria or Iraq, or who were apprehended by the authorities prior to their departure, and those who are in the war zone already or who have returned from there.

Source: Wikimedia/Yaffa Phillips
Sep 4 '14 16:42

Eye Film Institute in Amsterdam will next month be the backdrop for a film festival with the theme of fraud.

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Sep 4 '14 15:28

The man who was found dead in a car in Osdorp yesterday afternoon, has been identified. The 26 year old man from Amsterdam was known to the police and judiciary.

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Sep 4 '14 14:39

The Municipal Tax Service in Amsterdam has again made a mistake. This time the municipality refunded too little of the waste charges.

Dam Plein
Sep 4 '14 10:37

Anti-IS demonstrators will gather together on Sunday to protest the violent acts perpetrated by the extremist Islamic State (IS) in Syria and Iraq. The protest will be on Amsterdam's Dam Square, and anybody is welcome to join, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.

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Sep 3 '14 16:19

The police reported that a man was found dead in a car in a parking lot in Osdorp, Amsterdam on Wednesday.

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