Amsterdam

New Year's fireworks at the Erasmus Bridge in Rotterdam, 1 Jan 2018
Aug 24 '18 08:14

Rotterdam entrepreneur Rob Lagendijk is planning a petition to make Rotterdam the new capital of the Netherlands. He wants to collect 40 thousand signatures to get this topic on the political agenda. Arjen Dubbelaar, faction leader of Groep de Mos, thinks that The Hague should be the new Dutch capital, AT5 reports.

Commuters at Amsterdam Centraal, 19 Jan 2018
Aug 23 '18 08:54

The fault that caused a on Tuesday evening was the result of a software error, which was caused by a unique combination of circumstances after a shoplifter fled into the Schiphol tunnel, rail manager ProRail said, RTL Nieuws reports.

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Aug 23 '18 07:34

An Amsterdam man died shortly after being arrested on Wednesday. He was arrested on suspicion of stabbing an 18-year-old woman in district De Pijp. The woman sustained minor injuries, NOS reports.

The stabbing incident happened around 2:45 p.m. The 32-year-old man attacked the woman and fled. A 41-year-old man from Amsterdam went after him and hit him on the head with a hard object.

Crime scene
Aug 22 '18 12:30

A body was found in the waterway along Weesperzijde in Amsterdam Oost on Wednesday morning. The police cordoned off the area and are investigating.

The body was found in the water near Cafe de Omval, according to Amsterdam broadcaster AT5. Divers from the fire department area also at the scene. 

So far nothing is known about the identity of the victim or the circumstances under which the body was found. 

Schiphol Airport station in Amsterdam
Aug 22 '18 08:05

A major signal and switch failure that on Tuesday evening, has been fixed. Train traffic is back on track, though travelers in and around Amsterdam should take into account that trains may be more crowded than usual on Wednesday morning, NS said.

An NS train waiting on the tracks (Photo: TahR78/Wikipedia)
Aug 21 '18 20:14

Trains scheduled to travel to-and-from Amsterdam Centraal, Schiphol, and stations in the Amsterdam area were scrapped on Tuesday evening due to "a major disruption in the train traffic control systems," national railway NS said in a statement.

Forensic investigators at the scene of a fatal shooting on De Clercqstraat, 13 May 2015
Aug 21 '18 15:20

The court in Amsterdam sentenced 34-year-old Quincy S. to 25 years in prison for preparing an assassination on a criminal from Almere and killing Youssef El Kahtaoui during a shooting in Amsterdam in May 2015. The Public Prosecutor had demanded life in prison against S., NU.nl reports.

Kerwin Duinmeijer
Aug 21 '18 11:40

Rutger Groot Wassink, deputy mayor of Amsterdam, voiced concerns about racism in today's society during the 35th on Dam Square on Monday. Over 200 people attended the commemoration for the 15-year-old boy, Het Parool reports. 

Insiya Hemani, kidnapped from Amsterdam in September 2016
Aug 21 '18 08:02

, the now 4-year-old girl who was allegedly taken from her Amsterdam home by people hired by her father, will stay in India with her father, his legal team said. The team made the statement based on their interpretation of an Indian court’s ruling on appeal, though that ruling was not yet published by the court. Insiya's mother contested the claim saying no such ruling was made, calling the statement from the father's side "fake news."

Inside an Apple Store
Aug 20 '18 14:50

The Apple Store on Leidseplein in Amsterdam was evacuated on Sunday afternoon after an iPad exploded. Three people had breathing problems after the incident, AT5 reports.

Employees put the iPad in a sand-filled container, but that proved to be insufficient. "It probably involved a leaking battery pack", the fire department said on Twitter. The breathing problems were likely caused by something leaking from the iPad.

Kerwin Duinmeijer
Aug 20 '18 12:30

The murder of Kerwin Duinmeijer will be commemorated on Dam Square in Amsterdam on Monday afternoon. Exactly 35 years ago, the 15-year-old Antillean boy was stabbed to death by skinheads in the city. 

Tribute to Abdelhak Nouri during the Ajax vs Nice Champions League match in the Johan Cruijff Arena in Amsterdam, 2 Aug 2017
Aug 20 '18 09:08

Over 13 months after Ajax player sustained , his family decided to give an interview to update the public on how he is doing.

Aretha Franklin in April 2015
Aug 17 '18 16:10

A tribute concert to American soul singer Aretha Franklin in the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam sold out in no time. "Up to and including the last seat", a spokesperson said to RTL Nieuws.

The Queen of Soul passed away at age 76 in her home in Detroit on Thursday after a years long battle with cancer. 

Exactly half a century ago Franklin made her European debut in the Concertgebouw. The now legendary performance blew the audience away. 

Police
Aug 17 '18 08:13

The police found a scooter which they believe was used as a getaway vehicle in an explosion at a restaurant on  Johan Huizingalaan in Amsterdam during the early hours of Wednesday morning. The scooter was stolen in April and stolen license plates were put on it, the Telegraaf reports.

Police guard in a detention center
Aug 16 '18 16:30

A 27-year-old man was sentenced to two years in prison, six months conditionally suspended, for attempted manslaughter and aggravated assault by the court in Amsterdam. He was part of a group of four who in Amsterdam in June last year, NOS reports.

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Aug 16 '18 07:33

The police closed off Voetboogstraat and surrounding streets in Amsterdam center for hours on Thursday morning due to the discovery of a suspicious object. Officers and explosive experts were at the scene between midnight and 3:00 a.m., NU.nl reports.

 A spokesperson for the police could not tell the newspaper exactly what the object was. On Twitter the police only said that the investigation is completed and more information will follow during the course of the day. 

A boat cruising down Oudezijds Voorburgwal in Amsterdam Centrum, 8 May 2018
Aug 15 '18 13:30

The municipality of Amsterdam is preparing experiments with three boat-related measures to see if they can reduce inconvenience for residents and business owners in the crowded city center. The first is a pleasure boat ban on the Oudezijds Voorburgwal in the afternoon and evening, AT5 reports.

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Aug 15 '18 11:00

The number of schools in the Netherlands for pupils between 10 and 14 years old will double in the coming school year. These middle-schools are an experiment intended to help pupils with the transition from primary school to secondary school.

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Aug 15 '18 09:35

An explosive went off in front of the Marovaan restaurant on Johan Huizingalaan at around 1:50 a.m. on Wednesday morning. No one was injured, the police said. This is the third explosive on an Amsterdam street in two days, and the third incident on Johan Huizingalaan in four days.

According to the police, the explosion damaged a bus shelter and the front door of the building. "We are urgently looking for witnesses", the police said on Twitter.

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Aug 14 '18 11:10

For the first time students in the Netherlands on average pay over 400 euros per month for a room. Student housing rents increased more than 5 percent compared to last year, according to student housing website Kamernet, RTL Nieuws reports. 

Amsterdam is the most expensive when it comes to student housing, with an average price of 571 euros per month for a room. Rotterdam saw a student housing rent increase of 7.4 percent to 460 euros per month. 

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Aug 14 '18 09:16

Shots were fired at a business premises on Johan Huizingalaan in Amsterdam during the early hours of Tuesday morning. Responding officers also found an explosive on the street outside the building. This building is located next to another office building that was shot at over the weekend, the police said in a statement.

At around 3:00 a.m. the police received multiple reports of gunshots heard on Johan Huizingalaan​. The police responded to the scene, but did not find anything suspicious at the specified location. 

Explosive found at the door of a building on Jan Evertsenstraat in Amsterdam, 14 August 2018
Aug 14 '18 09:04

An explosive was found at the front door of a building on Jan Evertsenstraat in Amsterdam-West on Tuesday morning. The police closed off the street and explosive experts are on their way to disarm the device. What type of explosive is involved is not yet clear.

The police responded to the scene at 6:15 a.m., NU.nl reports. The street is closed between Hoofdweg and Rembrandtpark. The police are looking for witnesses.

Franchise Freedom by Amsterdam art duo Studio Drift
Aug 13 '18 14:40

Three hundred drones lit up the Amsterdam sky above the IJ with a light show on Saturday night. The drones flew in different formations, inspired by the flight patterns of starlings, AT5 reports.

The show A special exception was made to have the show in Amsterdam on Saturday, because drones are actually forbidden in the airspace around Schiphol airport. 

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Aug 13 '18 10:40

Six people were arrested because of a disturbance in the Johan Cruiff Arena in Amsterdam on Saturday night, during a match between Ajax and Heracles Almelo. The police are investigating whether this incident in the stands is connected with a steward having a heart attack in the stadium, Het Parool reports.

The suspects, five men and a woman, were arrested in and outside the stadium. The investigation is still in full swing, the police said on Sunday. Officers are talking to witnesses and viewing surveillance camera footage.

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