Amsterdam

man-wordt-geboeid-afgevoerd arrest
Oct 12 '18 08:05

The police arrested a 20-year-old man from Amsterdam on Thursday for a fatal shooting in which 19-year-old r Whether the arrested man is suspected of being the gunman or of another role, is not yet clear, Het Parool reports.

Taxi stand at Schiphol Airport, 29 Sept 2018
Oct 11 '18 11:22

The Human Environment and Transport inspectorate, police, Public Prosecutor, and Tax Authorities are investigating large-scale taxi fraud in the Amsterdam area. Hundreds of illegal taxis are driving around Amsterdam and Schiphol airport, the Inspectorate said to newspaper AD.

gele-politiejas
Oct 11 '18 10:30

Dutch municipalities, the police and security services are currently actively monitoring at least 160 radicalized Muslims. Amsterdam accounts for the biggest share of that number, with 59 radicalized people currently under the municipality's eye, the Volkskrant reports.

Forensic investigator at a crime scene
Oct 11 '18 07:44

A man was killed in a shooting on Dostojevskisingel in Amsterdam Zuidoost on Wednesday afternoon, the Amsterdam police said on Twitter. Area residents say the victim is a 19-year-old rap musician and producer. People on social media claiming to be friends with the victim say the person killed is named “Bolle”, and that he was shot in the gut during an argument on the street.

Tourists at the I Amsterdam sign behind the Rijksmuseum
Oct 10 '18 16:10

The famous I Amsterdam letters on the Museumplein have to go, according to a motion filed by the GroenLinks faction in Amsterdam. The slogan has become a symbol for mass tourism, the party finds. The motion seems to have support from the D66, PvdA and SP - a majority in the city council, Het Parool reports.

With the motion, GroenLinks asked the office of mayor and aldermen to remove the I Amsterdam letters from the whole city and to stop all city marketing activities under the slogan of I Amsterdam. 

Police and explosive experts at a sisha lounge on Jan Evertsenstraat where a hand grenade was found tied to the door of a sisha lounge, 1 Feb 2019
Oct 9 '18 11:40

Since the beginning of 2017 there's been 16 incidents involving a hand grenade at a Dutch business, and in ten of these incidents the hand grenade exploded, Minister Ferdinand Grapperhaus of Justice and Security said in response to parliamentary questions, RTL Nieuws reports.

D66 parliamentarian Maarten Groothuizen wanted to know how many times criminals used hand grenades to threaten or pressure business owners in the Netherlands. He also asked how often a municipality closed a business after such an incident.

Gavel
Oct 5 '18 15:10

The police had information that a serious crime was being planned shortly before the building housing Panorama's editorial offices in Amsterdam was in June. When the attack happened, the police were already keeping an eye on some of the important suspects, Het Parool reports.

construction worker
Oct 5 '18 11:50

The municipality of Amsterdam is planning to build around 5 thousand new homes between Amstelstation and AMC. The homes will be located in the so-called Amstel-III area, between the Johan Cruijff Arena and IKEA, AT5 reports.

The Amstel III-area currently consists mainly of outdated office buildings. These will be demolished for the construction of new homes.

Femke Halsema
Oct 3 '18 08:57

Amsterdam finds the national experiment with regulated cannabis cultivation unfeasible and "risky to public order". The municipality would like to participate in the experiment, but only with other rules, mayor Femke Halsema said in a letter to Ministers Ferdinand Grapperhaus of Justice and Security and Bruno Bruins for Medical Care and Sports, NOS reports.

A motorcycle police officer shot a suspect on De Wittenkade in Amsterdam, 2 Oct 2018
Oct 3 '18 08:26

A suspect  in Amsterdam on Tuesday, is Heineken kidnapper 66-year-old Frans Meijer. The second suspect arrested is his son, the Telegraaf reports based on sources.

Tree felling
Oct 2 '18 15:00

In the next three years Amsterdam will deliver all trees cut down in the city to the Stadshout Foundation, which will process the trees in a sustainable manner and give the wood new life n the city in the form of street furniture or decoration, the municipality announced in a press release.

A motorcycle police officer shot a suspect on De Wittenkade in Amsterdam, 2 Oct 2018
Oct 2 '18 13:20

A motorcycle police officer shot a suspect on De Wittenkade in Amsterdam on Tuesday. This happened after a "suspicious situation", the Amsterdam police said on Twitter. A second suspect was arrested.

The motorcycle cop responded to a report of a suspicious situation, the police said in a statement. He noticed two men walking on Van Beuningenstraat. When he addressed them, they ran towards De Wittenkade, the police said.

Barack Obama
Oct 1 '18 15:40

A photo showing former United States President Barrack Obama on an Amsterdam tram with a sleeping student next to him, was massively shared online over the past days. But the photo was faked. The real photo, featuring no sleeping student, was taken in the city of Saint Paul in Minnesota in 2014 by then White House photographer Pete Souza, AT5 reports.

Oct 1 '18 14:50

Four people in Amsterdam on Monday morning, were killed in a murder-suicide, the police believe. A 50-year-old man shot and killed a 30-year-old woman, their 5-year-old daughter and a 67-year-old female relative, before turning the gun on himself, te police said in a statement.

P.C. Hoofthuis, Amsterdam
Oct 1 '18 08:59

The police cleared protesting students out of the University of Amsterdam's P.C. Hoofdhuis building on Friday evening. A total of 30 students were arrested for trespassing - they were not allowed inside the building. All of them were released from custody again on Saturday evening, NU.nl reports.

Crime scene tape
Oct 1 '18 07:28

Four people were found dead in a home on Herculesstraat in Amsterdam during the early hours of Monday morning. Police officers responded to the home after reports of a shooting, the Amsterdam police said on Twitter.

The police think this may have been an incident within the family, but the investigation is still ongoing. Forensic investigators are at the scene, and a large part of the street is closed off with crime scene tape.

So far no information was released about the victim. 

P.C. Hoofthuis, Amsterdam
Sep 28 '18 11:50

A group of students occupied the P.C. Hoofthuis of the University of Amsterdam on Friday. They are protesting against government budget cuts and the "erosion of education", ANP reports.

The students, calling themselves Autonomous University Postcolonial House, barricaded the entrances of the building on Spuistraat and hung a red banner from the roof. The banner reads: 'Autonomous University'.

Obama is against winter games boycott
Sep 28 '18 10:10

Former United States President Barack Obama will be speaking at a leadership seminar in AFAS Live, formerly the Heineken Music Hall, in Amsterdam on Friday. The cheapest tickets for the seminar cost nearly a thousand euros, AD reports.

Obama will give an hour long interview with management books writer Ben Tiggelaar. The former US president will explain his views on the themes of leadership and change, how you as a leader can encourage people to follow you, and how to deal with adversity.

A quiet, sunny Amsterdam Central Station, 26 Feb 2018
Sep 28 '18 08:57

Amsterdam rose to the 5th place on Swiss bank UBS's ranking of cities with the highest risk of a house price bubble. In these cities home prices rose so fast compared to inhabitants' incomes, that there is a good chance that the housing market will collapse, Het Parool reports.

Hong Kong is first on the ranking, followed by Munich, Toronto and Vancouver. Amsterdam rose from 8th place last year to 5th this year, passing Sydney, London and Stockholm.

Police
Sep 27 '18 13:20

The police found 12-year-old Rodechelies, whose been, in a house in the Dutch capital. The girl's mother was arrested on suspicion of involvement in keeping her daughter hidden, Het Parool reports.

Rodechelies is in good health. The police will release no further information about this case, to protect the girl's privacy.

GVB_Combino_2202_(Amsterdam_tram)_on_route_5,_September_2007
Sep 27 '18 11:40

Two trams crashed into each other on De Clerqstraat in Amsterdam West on Thursday morning. Tram traffic was halted for a time, but is now back on track. No one was injured, Het Parool reports.

One tram rear-ended the other around 7:45 a.m. at the bridge over Kostverlorenvaart. Paramedics examined the driver of the rear tram, but he did not sustain any injuries.

After the accident the front tram drove towards the depot, but derailed a bit further down the street. A car parked on the street was hit by the tram, according to the newspaper.

detail-afzetlint
Sep 25 '18 07:59

One person was injured in a shooting in the Rivierenbuurt in Amsterdam on Monday evening. The police closed down part of the street for investigation, AT5 reports.

The shooting happened on Vechtstraat around 11:00 p.m. It is not clear whether any arrests were made.

The police are investigating what happened.

Ralph Hamers, ING
Sep 24 '18 13:11

The European Central Bank is concerned about Dutch bank ING's ability to handle a hard Brexit, according to a report in FD. Sources told the financial newspaper that ING is being pressured to at least partially roll-back a 2016 decision to move dozens of trading desk staffers to their large office in London.

The new concern is that ING will lose access to some financial markets if Brexit continues to progress.

Jim Jefferies with Amsterdam police officers
Sep 24 '18 12:42

Australian comedian Jim Jefferies picked up a viral hit with his video of a ride-along with police in Amsterdam. The segment, produced for his Comedy Central program The Jim Jefferies Show, mostly shows the comic and two police officers driving around the city on a quiet night with no crimes to investigate.

The video collected about 800,000 views across the show's official Facebook and Twitter pages in the three days following its Sept. 21 debut.

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