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Flowers and messages left at a community center in Amsterdam's Oostelijke Eilanden where 17-year-old Mohammed Bouchikhi was killed on 26 January 2018
Jun 13 '18 10:20

The police offered a 25 thousand euros reward for the tip that leads to the perpetrators who shot and killed 17-year-old Mohammed Bouchikhi in Amsterdam in January. The teenager was k, where he worked as an intern.

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Jun 12 '18 13:40

Last year there were 339 foreign investments in the Netherlands, compared to 409 in 2016, according to the Barometer on Dutch Investment Climate by accountancy and consultancy firm EY. These investments created over 8,500 jobs last year, ANP reports. 

With 152 foreign investment projects, Amsterdam accounted for 45 percent of all foreign investments in the Netherlands, compared to 40 percent in 2016. The Hague and Rotterdam both counted 42 projects with foreign donors last year.

Flowers and messages left at a community center in Amsterdam's Oostelijke Eilanden where 17-year-old Mohammed Bouchikhi was killed on 26 January 2018
Jun 12 '18 10:50

On Tuesday the police will be in the Amsterdam neighborhood of Wittenburg with a special truck to inform local residents about the latest developments in the investigation into the murder of , Het Parool reports.

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Jun 12 '18 09:00

Amsterdam based fintech company Adyen set the price of at 240 euros per share. That gives the payment service provider a valuation of over 7 billion euros, ANP reports.

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Jun 11 '18 15:20

The Amsterdam Art Council advised the Stedelijk Museum to focus on its own comprehensive collection instead of trying to compete with a "jet set" of super rich art collectors and museums with much higher budgets, NU.nl reports.

In December the then Amsterdam mayor and aldermen asked the Art Council to advise the Stedelijk Museum on the future positioning of the museum. Focusing on its own collection was the main part of that advice, according to the newspaper.

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Jun 11 '18 11:10

The new Zaanstad city council wants to take advantage of Amsterdam's popularity among tourists and the of visitors, according to the Zaandstad coalition agreement presented on Sunday, AT5 reports.

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Jun 11 '18 08:43

The police broke up a student protest at the University of Amsterdam on Friday night. According to the students, the police used batons, pepper spray and police dogs on them and several students sustained injuries. GroenLinks parliamentarian Zihni Ozdil wants an explanation from Education Minister Ingrid van Engelshoven, Het Parool reports. 

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Jun 8 '18 08:44

Eindhoven Airport is the 10th  worst airport in the world, according to a , an organization that helps people with compensation for delays. Flights to and from Eindhoven are relatively often delayed, and passengers are often negative about the airport. 

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Jun 6 '18 15:30

Rob Oudkerk published his application letter for the post of mayor of Amsterdam. "Amsterdammers have the right to know who wants to hold this office and why", the former Amsterdam alderman, who was forced to resign in 2004 because of prostitution visits, said in the letter published in Het Parool on Wednesday.

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Jun 6 '18 11:30

Liquor store Sneldrank in Amsterdam Zuidoost was severely damaged by an explosive during the early hours of Wednesday morning. One person was injured. The extent of the injuries is unclear, Het Parool reports. 

The explosive went off at the liquor store in shopping center De Kameleon around 1:40 a.m., according to the police.

Video footage show that the store was badly damaged. Cars in the area also sustained damage, according to NH Nieuws.

The police are looking for witnesses. 

Flowers and messages left at a community center in Amsterdam's Oostelijke Eilanden where 17-year-old Mohammed Bouchikhi was killed on 26 January 2018
Jun 6 '18 08:57

The Amsterdam police will reconstruct, and film, a fatal shooting at a community center on Grote Wittenburgerstaat on Wednesday. Between 10:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. there will be police officers and actors in balaclava masks in the area Kleine Wittenburgerstraat for the reconstruction, Het Parool reports.

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Jun 5 '18 14:10

Amsterdam fintech company Adyen will debut on the Amsterdam stock exchange on June 13th under the symbol ADYEN. As of Tuesday, selected investors can already buy shares for a price between 220 and 240 euros. With that, Adyen is valued at between 6.5 billion and 7.1 billion euros. The issue price for normal investors will be announced on June 12th, RTL Nieuws reports.

Some 30 failed asylum seekers under We Are Here occupy an empty office building on Reigersbos in Amsterdam Zuidoost, 27 Nov 2016
Jun 5 '18 09:24

We Are Here, a group of failed asylum seekers who have been squatting in buildings in Amsterdam for years, moved into a building on Groen van Prinstererlaan in Amstelveen. The group hopes to be able to stay in the vacant office building for a while, so that they have "the time to work on our asylum procedures", among other things, a spokesperson said to Het Parool.

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Jun 5 '18 08:58

Another 85 candidates, 16 women and 69 men, have applied to be the new mayor of Amsterdam. Fourteen of them have experience in public administration, the commissioner of the King announced, NOS reports.

Amsterdam decided to after only 29 candidates, only four with public administration experience, applied in the fist round. The aim is to appoint the new mayor of the Dutch capital next month.

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Jun 4 '18 09:04

A number of members of We Are Here, a group of failed asylum seekers who have been squatting in Amsterdam buildings for years, tried to squat in a building on Hoog Kadijk in Amsterdam city center on Sunday afternoon. There were already people in the building, so the asylum seekers left, Het Parool reports.

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Jun 4 '18 08:00

The amount of illegal money in Amsterdam, and the undermining crime that comes with it, has reached a critical point, according to Amsterdam Ombudsman Arre Zuurmond. "It is too easy to earn money with crime. The government is intolerably absent, making the criminal career path too attractive to young people", Zuurmond said, Het Parool reports 

Police leave a note on the grave of a baby found dead in some bushes along the Sloterplas in June 2016, calling on the mother to come forward
Jun 1 '18 13:20

After nearly two years of investigation, the police managed to identify the father of ain Amsterdam in June 2016. The father of the child is a 30-year-old man, the police said in a statement on Thursday, calling his identification a breakthrough.

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May 31 '18 14:40

A Transavia flight from Gran Canaria to Schiphol had to make an emergency landing in Faro, Portugal on Tuesday night due to a stinky passenger. The stench was so bad that people became unwell, passengers said, according to RTL Nieuws.

Passengers board a train to Vlissingen at Amsterdam Central Station, 19 Jan 2018
May 31 '18 11:50

The number of train passengers in the Netherlands is expected to grow by 45 percent in the coming decade, according to ProRail. The rail manager is therefore investing at least 20 billion euros into rail renewal, so that it can cope with the passenger increase, ProRail CEO Pier Eringa said to the Telegraaf.

"People are sick of traffic jams on the road and in the city they are massively rushed into the train. That's great, of course, but something has to be done to absorb that explosive growth."

Tourists at the I Amsterdam sign behind the Rijksmuseum
May 31 '18 11:10

Amsterdam launched a campaign to address misbehaving tourists on their behavior. The campaign Enjoy & Respect is specifically aimed at male visitors between the ages at 18 and 34. It makes clear that behavior like public urination is not only unacceptable, but will also cost you money, Het Parool reports.

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May 30 '18 16:10

Amsterdam has the most to offer of all municipalities in the Netherlands when it comes to culture. Maastricht and Leeuwarden are in second and third place respectively, according to the new Atlas for Municipalities presented in Leeuwarden on Wednesday afternoon, Het Parool reports.

Among the provinces, Groningen has the biggest cultural offering, followed by Zeeland and Noord-Holland. Flevoland is last on the ranking.

Police officer looking for witnesses
May 30 '18 14:50

A 13-year-old boy was assaulted by a man in Amsterdam earlier this month after the boy threw water balloons. The police are looking for witnesses, NOS reports.

The assault happened on Tuesday, May 8th at around 3:00 p.m. The boy and some friends were throwing water balloons at passing boats from Stadionkade in Amsterdam. One man became angry, turned around, docked his boat and chased after the boys.

Hammock
May 29 '18 17:30

Anyone who hangs a hammock in an Amsterdam park could face a fine of 230 euros, Amsterdam resident Lars Duursma found out over the weekend, he told AT5.

Duursma and his girlfriend hung their hammock in Sarphatipark on Saturday. According to him, they were not drunk and did not cause any trouble. Two enforcement officers appeared and told them to remove the hammock, or face a fine of 230 euros.

The enforcement officers told them that it has been a rule for years that you are not allowed to attach anything to a tree or lamppost anywhere in the city.

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May 29 '18 09:24

A 59-year-old man from Amstelveen died after he was resuscitated at festival 909 in Amsterdam on Saturday night. The police are investigating his cause of death, Het Parool reports.

The man collapsed at the techno festival on Nieuwe Meerlaan around 10:00 p.m. on Saturday. He was resuscitated and rushed to hospital, where he died a short time later, a spokesperson for the police said to the newspaper on Monday. 

The cause of the man's death is still under investigation. The police believe that drug use may have played a role, the spokesperson said to Het Parool.

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