Amsterdam

Mar 13 '14 14:41

Angry students from the Earth- and Life Sciences faculty at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam staged a noise protest at their faculty on Wednesday morning. 

The protest comes from the student group Actiegroep Titanic, who are opposing austerity plans from the directors of the university. They are concerned about a loss of quality.

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Parking
Mar 12 '14 15:11

Parking now costs on average €2.73, this has risen by 26 percent in the last four years according to Detailhandel Nederland, who studied 80 parking garages.

Armin van Buuren
Mar 12 '14 14:29

Madame Tussaud's is going to add Armin van Buuren to their lineup of celebrity wax statues. The museum's studio in London had the world-famous DJ pose in front of sculptors and photographers to capture his likeness.

Mar 12 '14 10:19

A British terrorism informant claims that his parents convinced him to back out of a shoe-bomb plot he was instructed to do by Al-Qaeda, Sky News reports.

Mar 11 '14 20:46

U.S. President Barack Obama will meet with Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte in Amsterdam later this month. The U.S. head of state will visit the Dutch capital before attending the Nuclear Security Summit in the Hague.

fireworks
Mar 11 '14 15:09

The four major cities, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht, and The Hague, want to limit the time in which fireworks may be sold and set off. They addressed the issue with Minister Opstelten of Security and Justice in a joint letter, according to De Telegraaf.

Mar 11 '14 09:27

A 19-year old from Amsterdam was apprehended Monday morning in connection to a shooting on Wednesday the 5th of March.

On the phone
Mar 10 '14 10:10

A 44-year old businessman from Amsterdam has been arrested for trying to organize a double assassination, according to the Financieel Dagblad (FD).

Malaysia Airlines
Mar 10 '14 09:03

If the story isn't mysterious enough already, new developments around the false passports of passengers in the missing Malaysia Airlines flight should cause for more intrigue.

Mar 10 '14 08:16

Two tourists on a pedal boat got lost and found themselves in the IJ river in Amsterdam.

Barack Obama
Mar 10 '14 07:59

US President Barack Obama will also visit Amsterdam when he comes to the Netherlands later this month, according to sources for the NOS.

Mar 8 '14 04:34

Three men, aged 23, 31, and 32, were arrested Thursday March 6 around 23:35 on the Wibautstraat in Amsterdam, after police had spotted them dump a safe in the water in Almere.

Mar 8 '14 04:33

Bill Clinton, the former U.S. president was in Amsterdam, Friday, to give a lecture in the Krasnapolsky Hotel. Many people seized the opportunity to catch a glimpse of the former president.

Mar 7 '14 10:48

The 46-year old Paradiso has been voted to best music venue in the Netherlands by the public. Second and third place went to 013 in Tilburg and Tivoli in Utrecht, respectively.

Mar 7 '14 07:41

In one week, the brand spanking new Rotterdam Centraal train station will be finished. It will be opened by King Willem-Alexander.

Taxi
Mar 6 '14 11:07

American company Uber wants to break open the market, offering cheaper rides than standard taxi cabs.

Flyingrainbowflag
Mar 5 '14 07:15

D66 is turning to the popular dating service Grindr, to curry LGBT-voter favor for the municipal council elections on 19 March.

Mar 4 '14 15:34

During the lottery for 'Gay pride' contenders, Sunday evening, it was determined that this year's Gay Pride parade in Amsterdam on August 2nd will feature a Jewish, an American, and a Moroccan boat for the first time. 120 boats entered the lottery.

Mar 4 '14 09:31

The price of a night's stay in a hotel in the Netherlands has fallen by 1 percent. Travelers on average paid €120 for a room.

Mar 3 '14 13:15

The shirt for the Dutch national team's World Cup Brazil kit has been unveiled, and it's a classic.

Steve McQueen
Mar 3 '14 12:43

12 Years A Slave has won three Academy Awards at the Oscars this year.

Mar 3 '14 07:11

A 60-year old man from Amsterdam was arrested on the southern Spanish coast, at the request of Belgian authorities.

Banksy
Feb 28 '14 10:52

The Board for Human Rights has determined that the Amsterdam club Escape discriminates at the door.

Feb 28 '14 07:26

'The Last Judgement', a triptych from the 16th century, can from next year be seen for the first time in history outside of Leiden.

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