Amsterdam

Jul 19 '13 04:51

In and around the new Coentunnel in Amsterdam, remarkably many accidents occur. Since the opening of the tunnel on May 13 there have been about 55 collisions in and directly at the tunnel, said the Traffic Information Service (VID) on Thursday.

In just over two months, a salvage vehicle had to be led  55 times to the tunnel area. According to the VID, this number is unexpectedly high. In 2010 the A16 at the  Terbregseplein was the place with the most collisions with 175 in a year.

Jul 18 '13 08:18

According to the GGD (Public Health Service) latest research, the total number of smokers in the Netherlands is declining while the figures in Amsterdam are climbing.

Jul 18 '13 08:05

Dutch designer Marcel Wanders’ one of a kind concept makes the Andaz Hotel in Amsterdam interesting. His creativity and imagination are evident in the designs of the walls, floors and the lights of the establishment.

Jul 18 '13 03:26

The ports of Amsterdam and IJmuiden welcome more and more cruise ships. In 2013, a total of 182 ocean cruise ships with an estimated 350,000 passengers will visit the Amsterdam port region. From these visiting cruise ships, 143 will visit the capital and 39 will visit IJmuiden.

Jul 17 '13 08:32

Dutch fashion is growing, according to Carlo Wijnands, program director of Amsterdam Fashion Week (AFW), which concluded yesterday.

Jul 12 '13 06:20

On July 11, the Feadship Sea Owl superyacht docked at the National Maritime Museum, in the heart of Amsterdam.

Jul 12 '13 02:50

Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum was revamped to give homage to its past.

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Jul 11 '13 10:10

Dutch agency Natwerk installed tiny canal houses in-between buildings on an old street in Amsterdam.

Jul 11 '13 07:07

Based on the recent number of building projects in the country, hotel capacity will soon potentially add 10,000 rooms.

Jul 9 '13 08:38

Keagan Tait and Isaiah Emerson of Canada and other 11-year-olds will be staying in Amsterdam for a month, away from their parents, gadgets, and routines.

Jul 3 '13 07:53

During the ceremony commemorating the anniversary of the Netherlands' prohibition of slavery, Social Affairs Minister Lodewijk Asscher expressed a "deep regret," according to UPI.

Jul 2 '13 03:11

Many of the descendants of slavery victims had Monday probably like to hear excuses from Vice Premier Lodewijk Asscher. But those excuses could not be heard. However, he testified on behalf of the government 'deep regret and remorse. " He then received an applause from the people present, mostly dressed in colorful folk robes, at the commemoration in Amsterdam Oosterpark.

Jul 1 '13 05:13

The police has arrested four suspects of a burglary on Sunday in Amsterdam.The four men were suspects for a burglary that took place earlier on Sunday evening in Rotterdam. The arrest was not an easy job for the police, who had to do a wild chase on the A20, A4, A12 and A2.

Around half past eight the police received a telephone tip that four suspiciously behaving men moved around a house in Hoogvliet. When officers arrived on the spot, the four went off in a car at high speed.

Jun 25 '13 08:39

Amsterdam has identified 2500 ghost citizens during a  2-year investigation of addresses. The investigation of the city also revealed welfare and benefits fraud. This is evident from a coverage on Monday from RTL News.

The municipality compared 58,000 addresses from the municipal administration and addresses of benefits agency UWV. The municipality says that the number of addresses where fraud was determined was rather small, but the fraud amount per address was considerable.

Jun 21 '13 09:56

The Netherlands is taking a different approach on its housing policies. According to theguardian, around 54% of Dutch households reside in rented accommodation. Only 13% rent from private property owners.

Jun 17 '13 08:29

In a large taxi control in Amsterdam by municipal officials, in the night from Saturday to Sunday, only two taxi drivers were caught who had no taxi pass with them. In total, spread across 60 sites, 420 checks have been done.

Jun 6 '13 16:24

According to a survey performed by a consultancy company called Hendrik Beerda and Utrecht University, Amsterdam remains to be the top city in the country.

May 24 '13 06:58

Fans of television series can enjoy themselves from Friday till Sunday at the ‘Westergasfabriek’ area. The first edition of the ‘Amsterdam Series Weekend’ will be held on that location. At the venue there will be different spots where visitors can see tv series which have not been shown yet in the Netherlands as well as the first episode of series which will be shown in the coming season.

May 23 '13 08:58

More voters, than people might have thought, seem to be true believers of conspiracy theories, according to an investigation by the Free University (VU) of Amsterdam. 

Especially people who vote for PVV and SP, frequently believe in conspiracy theories. But also voters of 50Plus and the Party for the Animals (PvdD) have a tendency to believe in conspiracy theories rather than good arguments, or even scientific facts, which prove those theories to be wrong.

May 16 '13 08:41

I am traumatized by the constant yelling of the sea lion Fernandez,” says 80-year-old mrs. Nevenzeel who lives besides Artis, the Amsterdam zoo. “I am jewish by birth and now I have to hide again. I don’t open my windows and doors anymore.”  Nevenzeel contacted the State Council to change the policy of the zoo.

May 14 '13 09:24

Visitors of KunstRAI, in Amsterdam, can have a dinner with a piece of art. On a covered table they will consume a dish which is inspired by a certain piece of art. 

The KunstRAI will open its doors on Wednesday evening in the RAI building in Amsterdam. This 29th edition will be held until Monday, May 20. About 75 well-known and emerging galleries will show their art and design products. The cheaper articles will be the price range of 2000 till 5000 euro but there will be also plenty of choice of art in the price range of 10,000 euro.

May 13 '13 10:22

After years of deliberation and three and a half years of construction, the second Coentunnel and the new West Ring (Westrandweg), will finally be opened for traffic on Monday morning. Starting 5.00 am, motorists can drive through the brand new tunnel. On Thursday, Minister Melanie Schulz (Infrastructure and Traffic) will open the second Coentunnel and the West Ring.

May 13 '13 10:14

The exhibition on royal inaugurations, which shows in the Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam, has attracted about 3700 visitors in its first opening weekend . This was reported by a spokeswoman of the exhibition. Last Saturday the exhibition opened its doors.

‘A beautiful weekend. We are very satisfied,’  said the spokeswoman.

The exhibition is about the inaugurations of seven generations of the Orange family and will last for exactly 100 days.

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May 3 '13 08:35

Mayor Eberhard van der Laan of Amsterdam said on Thursday in the Nieuwe Kerk, that the arrest of two activists on Dam Square during the abdication and inauguration is 'a serious matter'.

"It was an obvious mistake," said Van der Laan. "It was a very unfortunate combination of things. Demonstrations and freedom of expression are fundamental rights. If something goes wrong there, it hurts us very much.”

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