Amsterdam

Flyingrainbowflag
Jun 17 '14 10:26

A gay couple were assaulted by four men on the Prinsengracht in Amsterdam Saturday night. One of the men, 25-year old Ronald, was beaten so hard that his piercings came out of his ear. He lost his hearing in that ear as well.

Jun 17 '14 08:49

The front page of today's copy of De Telegraaf newspaper is one big photograph of Pim Fortuyn's killer, Volkert van der Graaf, who recently came out of prison. The paper published the photograph of Van der Graaf on his way to meet his lawyer in Amsterdam. It is the first image that has been published of him since he shot Pim Fortuyn in May 2002.

Garbage Amsterdam
Jun 16 '14 07:39

Garbage collectors of the municipal services in Amsterdam, Utrecht and Groningen are going to be on strike until Wednesday this week, in relation to disagreements about a new collective labour agreement for municipal officials.

Jun 13 '14 15:19

Immensely popular worldwide, the American soap opera series The Bold and the Beautiful is set to travel to Amsterdam in the Autumn to film a few episodes in the city. The news was confirmed by the capital's film commission, Het Parool reports.

John Green
Jun 13 '14 13:45

John Green's novel The Fault in Our Stars is topping book charts worldwide, and is even the number one sold book on Bol.com's Top 100 English Books list. Now, the book's film adaptation is set to be the hit if the summer for young adults. Many of the film's locations are set in Amsterdam, which means that the city might experience fan tourists visiting the locations.

Amsterdam
Jun 12 '14 09:01

A coalition agreement has finally been reached between centrist election winners D66, the VVD conservative party and the Socialist Party in Amsterdam, said Amsterdam D66-chairman Jan Paternotte on Twitter this morning. For the first time since World War II, the leftwing PvdA will be in opposition on the Amsterdam City Council.

Royal Netherlands Marechaussee
Jun 12 '14 08:24

A member of the National Police Internal Investigations Department (Rijksrecherche) has been arrested on suspicion of smuggling drugs via Schiphol airport. Six others were also arrested after an investigation by a team of National Military Police, FIOD and Rijksrecherche.

Data theft
Jun 10 '14 11:05

The European financial markets operator Euronext has announced that it hopes to raise between €880 million and €1.158 billion in an initial public offering starting 20th June. This would value the company between €1.33 billion and €1.75 billion.

Starbucks
Jun 6 '14 14:45

Sources in Brussels report that the European Union may open investigations into the tax advantages that big companies enjoy in The Netherlands and Ireland as soon as next week, after a European Commission meeting on the issue on the 11th of June.

Jun 6 '14 11:49

The Amsterdam Concert Hall (Concertgebouw) celebrated the 75th anniversary of the American jazz label Blue Note on Thursday. The Concert Hall Jazz Orchestra gave a concert, and there were performances from American bebop tenor saxophone legend Benny Golson, and singer José James.

Synagogue
Jun 6 '14 11:03

Jewish buildings in Amsterdam are going to receive extra security supervision, a decision made by the mayor on advice from the National counter-terrorism coordinator (NCTV).

Jun 6 '14 08:47

After the Dutch municipal elections of March 19, negotiations for the new city government coalitions are ongoing in five local councils. Cities that are still working on an agreement are Amsterdam and Den Haag, and smaller towns Den Helder and Blaricum in Noord Holland, and Zutphen, Gelderland.

KLM_Embraer_190_in_Trondheim
Jun 5 '14 16:38

Workers at Schiphol airport made a grisly discovery Thursday when they found a body near the landing gear of a KLM Cityhopper airplane. The flight landed in Amsterdam around 10 a.m. without incident after departing from Trondheim, Norway.

Jun 5 '14 14:49

Amsterdam mayor Eberhard van der Laan has announced that restaurants, bars, and cafes will be allowed to stay open for an hour later than usual to show Dutch matches in the knockout stages of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. They will also be permitted to put up additional TVs and big screens for the tournament. Cafés with a licensed terrace or patio may place TVs outside, but outside beer taps are still not permitted, according to Dutch newspaper het Parool.

Jun 5 '14 10:44

A 24-year old Dominican man living in Amsterdam, George H., is involved in an expanding investigation involving fraud and possible murder, Het Parool reports.

KPMG
Jun 5 '14 08:28

The fiscal investigation service FIOD has raided the Amsterdam real estate company Van Gool Elburg. The well-known real estate company has been brought into connection with the sale of the controversial KPMG headquarters in Amstelveen, De Telegraaf reports.

Jun 4 '14 16:54

The Amsterdam ArenA will serve as the home base for the Dutch men's national football team in the run-up to the 2016 European Championship. Oranje will play all of its home matches in the qualifying round at the Amsterdam stadium, according to the national football association KNVB.

Utrecht
Jun 4 '14 12:15

Northern Randstad cities as places to live seem to be growing in popularity compared to the rest of The Netherlands. According to the newest edition of the annual Atlas for Municipalities, presented today, Amsterdam and Utrecth are among the most attractive cities on the list.

Sensual
Jun 4 '14 11:03

A new line of sex toys and erotic products will soon be available for Muslims at shops in the Netherlands. The products are halal and are meant to enhance the marital sex lives of Muslims. They will be available at pharmacies and perfume shops.

Safe
Jun 3 '14 11:09

Dutch author Patricia Vlasman had almost €80,000 stolen from her home last week. She and her partner Jaafar Zahraoui did not trust the banks with their money, and kept it at home. Robbers stole it from a safe, Het Parool reports.

scooter
Jun 3 '14 08:25

Scooters can now be taken off the bicycle paths in municipalities, and scooter owners may be obligated to wear helmets. This comes from a letter by minister Melanie Schultz van Haegen of Infrastructure and Environment, who writes Parliament that the rules are being amended to make room for "local customs."

Wubbo Ockels
Jun 2 '14 09:40

Dutch astronaut and scientist Wubbo Ockels was memorialized in Amsterdam on Sunday. Around 800 people were invited for the gathering in the Westerkerk to remember the late Ockels, including many colleagues and ex-students.

Jun 1 '14 06:30

The highly-anticipated Boeing 787 Dreamliner is set to join the Arke airline fleet next week. The plane will arrive for the first time on Dutch soil on Thursday, with Arke becoming the first Dutch operator to make use of the jumbo jet.

UPS
May 30 '14 11:41

Couriers for the United Parcel Service (UPS) in Amsterdam are striking today, they are protesting the lack of a good collective labour agreement in professional freight transport, according to union FNV Bondgenoten administrator Egon Groen, RTL Nieuws reports.

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