Amsterdam

3D Printer (Source: Wikimedia/Krassotkin)
Sep 3 '14 14:13

The Amsterdam company specializing in 3D printing, 3D Hubs, announced on Wednesday that the company has collected $4.5 million (€3.7 million) from investors one year after its establishment.

Beer Bike (Source: Wikimedia/PPyland)
Sep 2 '14 16:00

The Friends of the Amsterdam City (VVAB) fear the arrival of a beer bike in the canals, as the operator of the infamous beer bikes allegedly receives a permit for six paddle boats for 12 persons.

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Sep 2 '14 10:59

In the first eight months of this year, the Discrimination Hotline in Amsterdam has recorded 1562 total reports of people who say they feel discriminated against. With this figure, which has tripled in Amsterdam since last year from 525 to 1562, the Dutch capital is leading the list of cities where people feel discriminated, Het Parool reports.

Uitmarkt 2014
Sep 1 '14 18:28

As many as 500,000 people visited the 37th edition of the Uitmarkt across Amsterdam last weekend, with 2,000 different artists performing on the Leidseplein and Museumplein. Roughly the same number of attendees dropped in on the festival last year, reported broadcaster AT5.

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Sep 1 '14 14:36

Mayor Eberhard van der Laan continues to explore how Amsterdam and other municipalities can provide shelter for asylum seekers. Van der Laan and Secretary of Justice, Fred Teeven, discussed this topic on Monday morning.

Heineken Experience, Amsterdam
Sep 1 '14 13:58

With over a thousand of the country's cafes and bars closing up shop in the last five years, local brewers have been hit particularly hard. The number of pubs in the country fell from 8,400 to 7,200, leaving brewers to battle it out for sales in a highly competitive market.

Double decker train in Amsterdam
Sep 1 '14 12:03

Dutch national train operator NS will increase seating capacity on some of its busiest routes beginning Monday. As summer transitions into autumn, the government-run firm is adding carriages to trains in an effort to prevent overcrowding during the railway's busiest season of the year.

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Aug 29 '14 14:03

Friday marks the official opening of De Ontplooiing, the first Steve Jobs-inspired school in Amsterdam. Aiming to eliminate the traditional method of classroom teaching, this new style of schooling is more reliant on new technology, and gives students the freedom to learn at their own pace.

Photo: Service Metro Municipality of Amsterdam
Aug 29 '14 13:12

The Amsterdam public transit authority, GVB, has released new video footage of the still under construction Noord-Zuid underground metro line. Although still incomplete, a camera-mounted drone has captured footage of the route, giving people an insider's look at the over €3 billion project.

Schiphol Airport
Aug 29 '14 11:26

Schiphol airport reports a healthy growth in the number of passengers traveling through the airport. In the first half of this year, there was a four percent growth compared to the same period last year, with 25.7 million people coming through the airport.

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Aug 29 '14 08:03

A man identified as Amsterdam crime boss Samir B. was murdered in Benahavis in Spain on Wednesday. The 36-year-old, also known as "Scarface," was killed in the Spanish town near Marbella on Wednesday afternoon, Het Parool reports.

Police station The Hague (Source: Wikimedia/Pauline van Till)
Aug 28 '14 16:23

A team of the Regional Crime squad in The Hague arrested a 32 year old man and a 24 year old woman in Germany for various offenses. This was done in cooperation with the German authorities on behalf or the Public Prosecutor in The Hague. Both of these suspects are residents of The Hague.

A Screenplay (Source: Twitter/@TheScriptLab)
Aug 28 '14 13:49

Cable companies like Ziggo and UPC violate the script writers' copyrights by providing movies and shows to their subscribers without the script writers' permission. The court in Amsterdam determined that script writers should be paid for the broadcasts.

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Aug 27 '14 17:15

Police are calling on the public for help in the investigation of the murder of 34-year-old Derkiaoui van der Meijden on Monday, August 18, in Amsterdam Oost/Zeeburg. Police are requesting anyone who took video footage of the incident to come forward.

Aug 27 '14 09:44

Judicial advisor of the anti-Zwarte Piet groups, Frank King, is removing himself from the judicial process around the issue after receiving several death threats, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.

Sinterklaas and Zwarte Piet (Source: Wikimedia/Jan Arkesteijn)
Aug 26 '14 13:27

Under the influence of the Zwarte Piet discussion, Hema has adjusted the packaging of Santa Clause packaging so that there is virtually no sign of Zwarte Piet.

Aug 26 '14 11:42

Theo van Gogh fans will be able to see all 13 films he made at Amsterdam's EYE Film Museum from the 10th of October onwards. In this retrospective, some of the more negative thinking about the filmmaker, known for his criticism of Islam, is hoped to be dispelled and replaced with respect for Van Gogh's passion as film maker and film lover.

Schiphol airport
Aug 26 '14 11:19

Dutch rail maintenance company ProRail is announcing some changes to the rail network in The Netherlands planned for 2015. The Dutch rail system is planned to improve with several large projects and some reorganizations, De Telegraaf reports.

Micro organism
Aug 26 '14 09:58

Animal park Artis in Amsterdam is opening a new museum for micro-organisms, named Micropia. The Netherlands' Queen Máxima will perform the official opening on Tuesday, September 30th, the Telegraaf reports.

Police_Car_The_Netherlands (Source: Wikimedia)
Aug 25 '14 16:41

The police have arrested another suspect in the ongoing investigation into the killings in Staatsliedenbuurt in Amsterdam. Two men were killed in December 2012 and the police were shot at with automatic weapons.

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Aug 25 '14 15:55

German big-box wholesaler Makro has announced its intention to lay off several hundred staff across its Netherlands branches. Fifty four employees at the Breda branch have already been laid off, in addition to dozens of layoffs at company headquarters in Amsterdam earlier this year.

Aug 25 '14 15:05

Residents in the Zuid-Holland province reported being startled by a loud blast Monday morning that turned out to be a sonic boom. The sound has been traced to an F16 fighter jet, which at 11 a.m. flew through the sound barrier.

Double decker train in Amsterdam
Aug 25 '14 11:15

In the Randstad, the train traffic network is very disrupted on Monday. Due to faults in signals, switches and electricity, traffic from and to Schiphol is almost at a standstill. The Algemeen Dagblad reports that it is unclear when this problem will be solved.

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Aug 25 '14 11:05

Jewish organizations in The Netherlands want to open up their community institutions to show Dutch school pupils more about Jewish life and history than Holocaust studies. Dutch director of the Amsterdam Liberal Jewish Community (LJG) Madelon Bino tells Trouw that organizations want to show students that there is a difference between Jewish life in The Netherlands and Israeli politics.

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