Oct 2 '14 15:03

The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam has received its four-millionth visitor since reopening in April 2013. The museum underwent a major refurbishment lasting ten years, including a complete renovation of the side exhibition wing.

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Oct 1 '14 15:11

After a wild chase through Amsterdam, the police arrested two suspects on suspicion of carjacking on Wednesday morning.

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Oct 1 '14 14:54

A 31-year old man and a 38-year-old women have been arrested after leading police on a dangerous car chase through Amsterdam center on Tuesday night. Police were called to the scene after receiving word that a 43-year-old woman was robbed in her car at gunpoint on Keizergracht at 7:40 p.m.

National Training Center
Oct 1 '14 09:44

The Ministry of Defense has constructed a very thorough National Training Center in the forests of Vught. The terrain at the Van Brederode Barracks is fully equipped with visual aids to help train aid workers, police and Defense for threatening situations with as much realism as possible, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.

Sep 30 '14 17:12

Two women found injured in the garden of an Amsterdam apartment building early Monday morning died after being rushed to the hospital. After hearing loud groans coming from the garden at around 1 a.m. Monday, a neighbor called emergency services.

Sep 30 '14 13:51

The British comedian John Cleese will by in the Netherlands on October 21st and 22nd to bring attention to his Autobiography "So, anyways..."

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Sep 30 '14 13:40

On Tuesday morning September 30th, investigators from the Office of Financial and Economic Investigation and the Amsterdam police arrested two men and one woman (between the ages of 40 and 44 years) on suspicion of fraud. The three suspects are the owners of a hotel business in Amsterdam.

The Sand
Sep 29 '14 10:50

Amsterdam club The Sand has to be closed indefinitely after a man was shot and killed on the premises on Friday night. These orders come from Amsterdam's Mayor Eberhard van der Laan on Saturday. Police say that there were around 2000 people inside the club at the time of the incident, and are looking for witnesses to come forward, Het Parool reports.

Sep 26 '14 15:59

VUmc's CEO Wouter Bos (former Deputy Prime Minister and Secretary of Finance) informed employees of the medical center in Amsterdam that VUmc has to make big cutbacks and this will likely have consequences for the staff.

iPhone 6
Sep 26 '14 09:21

Apple's iPhone 6 is available in The Netherlands today, and eager Apple fans were already lining up outside stores Thursday evening hoping to get their hands on an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus.

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Sep 25 '14 17:35

Daytime American soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful is coming to Amsterdam, as the drama films a romantic story along the canals. Executive producer and head writer Bradley Bell made the official announcement after cable outlet Soap Opera Network started the rumour last Monday.

Sep 25 '14 13:48

A majority in the Second Chamber does not want to give Amsterdam the opportunity to introduce a compulsory helmet law for scooters.

Sep 25 '14 13:29

New regulations concerning the hygiene of sex toy have sparked a quarrel between Red Light District window operators and Amsterdam Mayor Eberhard van der Laan. As part of the new licensing conditions, operators themselves will be made responsible for ensuring that sex toys maintain proper hygiene standards.

Sep 25 '14 12:35

The City of Amsterdam will impose exclusion orders on dealers who sell fake drugs in the late night entertainment districts Leidseplein and Rembrandtplein. Dealers who parade disguise flour or detergent as cocaine will receive a weekend ban from the square.

Sep 24 '14 15:49

About 30 asylum seekers have signed up for the first lecture of the We Are Here Academy, which will happen in Amsterdam tonight.

Sep 24 '14 15:08

Amsterdam’s famous College Hotel has been bought by air travel and tourism company Corendon Group. The four-star boutique hotel, which opened in 2005 as a training hotel, will undergo substantial renovation to its forty rooms and dining hall.

Sep 24 '14 12:57

One month after Air France-KLM announced its intention to invest one billion euros into its budget subsidiary Transavia, French Secretary of State for Transport Alain Vidalies has announced the project's cancellation. The withdrawal comes in response to a sustained ten-day strike by Air France pilots, which stranded thousands of passengers as the airline suffered flight delays and cancellations.

Sep 23 '14 17:26

California-based Google has donated $1 million to Amsterdam’s science museum NEMO as part of funding for an interactive exhibition to "inspire the youth and make them enthusiastic about mathematics and programming.” Google hopes that the donation will go towards supporting and developing talented individuals in the field of science and technology, the company said.

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Sep 23 '14 17:08

Amsterdam foursome Mike, Lars, Daan and Hans are taking Kickstarter by storm with their reusable coffee capsule dispenser “Bluecup”. The product gives users the ability to use the Nespresso system with their own coffee capsule, and has reached a pledge total of €21k, representing almost half of the company's target amount with seven days left to go.

Sep 23 '14 16:30

Jordan Belfort, the fraudulent stockbroker, whose life was immortalized in the movie Wolf of Wall Street, will give two presentations about his life at the RAI in Amsterdam on November 19th.

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Sep 23 '14 14:04

The 30 year old Stefan Regalo Eggermont, who was shot dead on July 13th, seems to be the first innocent victim of the recent murder spree in Amsterdam. Eggermont seems to have been switched with the intended target.

Sep 23 '14 10:38

Public prosecutor Frits van Straelen says he is convinced that Mohammed Bouyeri "did not act alone" in killing film maker Theo van Gogh on 2 November 2004. In the television program Dossier EenVandaag, Van Straelen says that the case into Van Gogh's murder "produced frustratingly little."

Sep 22 '14 09:04

In Amsterdam, thousands of people took part in an international effort to raise awareness for climate change. Sunday saw more than 150 countries take part in the Peoples Climate March, calling on the political leaders to make more effort to take better care of the planet, the NOS reports.

2008 BMW M3 E92 in Dutch police livery
Sep 19 '14 15:18

Two warning shots were fired when the police arrested five people after an armed robbery on Thursday night in Amsterdam.


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