Amsterdam

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Jul 19 '18 13:00

Four people were hurt in a collision between a tram, a bus and a taxi on De Lairessestraat in Amsterdam Zuid on Thursday morning, Het Parool reports.

The taxi driver, a passenger of the tram, and a bus passenger were taken to hospital. The fourth victim was treated at the scene. Their current condition is unknown.

A police spokesperson told the newspaper, the bus had to brake for the taxi. The tram couldn't brake in time and hit the bus, which then crashed into the taxi.

Femke Halsema
Jul 19 '18 10:10

Amsterdam mayor Femke Halsema condemned during her first city council meeting as mayor on Wednesday afternoon.

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Jul 18 '18 15:40

The police 2.2 million euros in cash last week during a search in Dido Events center in Amsterdam-West. Multiple members of the family that runs the event center were arrested on suspicion of money laundering and weapons possession, De Telegraaf reports.

According to the newspaper, the authorities previously kept an eye on Dido because of many known criminals attending parties at the center. The center was closed for a time, but reopened early last year and was soon filled with members of the Dutch underworld, the Telegraaf writes.

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Jul 18 '18 10:50

A man suspected of preparing for an assassination in Almere told the court on Tuesday that he fears for his life and will therefore remain silent. He also denied that he was involved in any plans to assassinate Amsterdam criminal Mustafa el J., and denied knowing El J. at all, ANP reports.

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Jul 18 '18 08:57

Amsterdam politicians were shocked by the revelation that Leen Schaap, commander of the Amsterdam fire department, r. They think it is outrageous, too crazy for words and completely unacceptable, AT5 reports. 

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Jul 17 '18 13:30

A 24-year-old man was taken from the water at Bogortein on Java island in Amsterdam Oost on Monday. He was resuscitated and rushed to hospital, but passed away. The victim was an exchange student from Ecuador, the Telegraaf reports.

The student was swimming with friends when he disappeared under water. His friends sounded the alarm.

Fire department divers found him quickly and resuscitated him at the scene. He was rushed to the hospital, where he died. 

Crowded Schiphol Airport; 12 Feb 2018
Jul 17 '18 10:10

Picking someone up or dropping someone off near the terminal at Schiphol may soon cost money. The Amsterdam airport is considering charging for so-called 'kiss & ride', the airport confirmed to NOS after a report in the Telegraaf.

How much it will cost, and when the rates will be implemented, is not yet clear. Schiphol is currently investigating the plan. 

Amsterdam city center
Jul 17 '18 08:55

Amsterdam and seven other popular cities are asking the United Nations for help in dealing with the problems of overcrowded city centers and overheating housing markets. The cities hope the UN will put pressure on national governments to intervene, NOS reports.

Firefighters' gear
Jul 17 '18 08:05

Amsterdam fire department commander Leen Schaap received death threats from members of his own corps. He reported at least two threats to the police in February and March this year. The Public Prosecutor is investigating the death threats, a spokesperson confirmed to newspaper AD. 

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Jul 17 '18 07:28

The police stopped a train at Amsterdam Lelylaan station due to a suspicious situation at around 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday morning. The police action was done by 6:30 a.m. and train traffic resumed, according to NU.nl.

The stopped train was running between Hoorn and Schiphol. A platform at the station was evacuated. The police did not say what suspicious situation triggered the halt. 

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Jul 16 '18 08:48

At least two perpetrators were involved in an attempted assassination at a coffee shop in the popular Amsterdam-Zuid district of De Pijp last week, a police spokesperson said to AT5.

The at coffee shop Today on Dusartstraat. Three people were injured, one seriously. The seriously hurt victim was still in critical condition in hospital on Saturday.

Crime scene
Jul 16 '18 07:46

Warm summer weather had many Dutch seeking to cool down in the water this weekend. But that did not work out well for everyone. A man drowned in Amsterdam, in Hoofddorp a 4-year-old was resuscitated and rushed to hospital after being removed from a lake, a woman disappeared underwater in Nuenen, and two people are missing in Noordwijk. 

collegas-op-straat
Jul 13 '18 15:40

An elderly woman was found dead in her home on Marten Corverhof in the Amsterdam district of Slotervaart last week. The police believe the woman died around six months ago. Local residents are shocked, AT5 reports.

Google
Jul 13 '18 13:00

Google Brain, the research team within the tech giant that focuses on artificial intelligence (AI), is settling a team in Amsterdam, AI researcher Nal Kalchbrenner announced on Twitter. The team will work on "core AI challenges", he said.

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Jul 13 '18 10:10

A 70-year-old convicted pedophile from Amsterdam was sentenced to life in prison on the Philippines. There he was convicted for sexually abusing his stepdaughters, age 10 and 14 years, the Amsterdam police announced on Facebook.

Joep M. was arrested on the Philippines in September 2015, after a tip from Amsterdam sex crime detectives. He was convicted and sentenced in April of this year.

Femke Halsema
Jul 13 '18 08:40

As mayor of Amsterdam, Femke Halsema sees her three "biggest tasks" as tackling serious crime, connecting citizens from all parts of the city, and protecting individual identity. "Whether it is a young transgender or an Islamic homosexual.

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Jul 13 '18 07:46

Three people were injured when a gunman opened fire into a coffee business Today on Dusartstraat in the popular Amsterdam-Zuid district of De Pijp at around 7:00 p.m. on Thursday evening. One victim was seriously hurt, the other two sustained less serious injuries, witnesses told Het Parool.

According to the newspaper, this was an attempted assassination. Several sources told Het Parool that the target - the man who was seriously injured - is an Dutch-Pakistani known as Saqib who belongs to a group of criminals that regularly visits Today. 

King Willem-Alexander, March 2018
Jul 12 '18 15:00

King Willem-Alexander wants to install solar panels on palace Huis ten Bosch, but can't due to a law that states that you can not change the appearance of national monuments. He is not giving up though and will continue to look for a way, he said in Amsterdam on Wednesday, RTL Nieuws reports.

Martin Kok
Jul 12 '18 14:20

Achraf B., suspected of involvement in the murder of crime writer , told witness Anouar B. about Kok's assassination, providing information that only the perpetrator could have, the Public Prosecutor revealed in a pro-forma hearing against Achraf B. in the high-security court at Schiphol on Thursday. The suspect denies that this conversation with Anouar B. ever happened, NU.nl reports.

Health Food Wall
Jul 12 '18 10:50

Amsterdam's food walls will soon offer an alternative for people who want to make healthier choices with their meals. In August croquette king Febo will be joined by a Health Food Wall, which is opening on Kinkerstraat. The Health Food Wall will serve healthy vegetarian, or even vegan, meals as well as some gluten-free options, Het Parool reports.

Police
Jul 12 '18 09:27

A 47-year-old woman was assaulted in Westerpark, near Westergasterrein, at around 10:45 p.m. on July 4th. The police are looking for witnesses.

The woman was sitting on a park bench at around 10:30 p.m. when she noticed a man acting strangely. He walked close by her multiple times, apparently looking for something. He walked away and returned several times. The victim decided to go home, not trusting the situation.

Femke Halsema
Jul 12 '18 08:34

Femke Halsema will be sworn in as mayor of Amsterdam on Thursday afternoon. Commissioner of the King Johan Remkes will swear her in during a special city council meeting, during which the council will also say goodbye to acting mayor Jozias van Aartsen. The ceremony can be watched live from 5:00 p.m. 

Police guard in a detention center
Jul 11 '18 13:10

A second suspect was arrested for firing a rocket launcher at the building housing magazine Panorama in Amsterdam, the police confirmed on Wednesday. The man from Rotterdam was arrested on Monday.

€220,000 found in a trash can in a home on Philip Vingboonsstraat in Rotterdam, 5 June 2018
Jul 11 '18 11:50

Talking trash were being installed in three locations in the Indische Buurt in Amsterdam. The bins give you a compliment when you throw trash into them, in a playful attempt to stimulate residents to use the bins instead of throwing their rubbish on the streets, Het Parool reports.

The three talking trash cans are located on Batjanstraat, on Makassarplein and on Sumatraplantsoen. They will be unveiled at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday. If they prove to be effective, they will be installed in more places. 

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