Amsterdam

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. 

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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. 

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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. 

Jul 11 '18 07:32

A man with a knife threatened police officers in the police station on Van Leijenberghlaan in Amsterdam on Tuesday evening. He was overpowered and arrested, NU.nl reports.

The man walked into the station at around 8:15 p.m. with a knife in his hand. He threatened the officer behind the desk. Other officers came into action and overpowered the man.

The suspect is known to aid agencies, according to the newspaper. He is in custody for investigation 

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Jul 6 '18 11:10

The police arrested three suspects in Amsterdam Zuidoost on Thursday night following a stabbing incident earlier in the evening. One person was injured, Het Parool reports.

At around 7:00 p.m. the police received a report of a stabbing at Develstein in Zuidoost. The victim was chasing the car of the perpetrator. The police managed to stop the car, and arrested all three people inside. They were taken to a police station for questioning. 

Paramedics treated the victim at the scene. 

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Jul 5 '18 08:27

After the murder of ., brother of key witness Nabil B., the Public Prosecutor eavesdropped on a conversation between a journalist and a source without following the proper procedures, the Public Prosecutor confirmed in a statement on Wednesday after NOS wrote about it.

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Jul 4 '18 09:17

The construction of a new sea lock in IJmuiden will take 27 months longer than expected, public works department Rijkswaterstaat announced on Tuesday evening. Builders BAM and VolkerWessels are again pushing millions more into the construction, ANP reports.

BAM reports a cost overrun of around 30 million euros, VolkerWessels 31.5 million euros. It is now expected that the first ships will only be able to use the sea lock in January 2022, instead of next year.

I Amsterdam sign in rainbow colors to celebrate the 15th anniversary of marriage equality in the Netherlands, 1 Apr 2016 (Photo: @iamsterdam/Twitter)
Jul 4 '18 07:56

American stock exchange company Cboe Global Markets - the largest stock exchange company in Europe - is planning to move to Amsterdam. With the United Kingdom leaving the European Union, Cboe has to move its head office to be able to still serve the European market, the company announced in a press release.

Cboe applied for approval from the Netherlands' authority on financial markets AFM. According to the company, the choice of the Netherlands came after "thoughtful and careful consideration of a number of locations that have strong international financial market centers". 

Traffic
Jul 3 '18 15:30

In the first six months of 2018 traffic congestion on Dutch roads increased by approximately 20 percent compared to the same period last year, the ANWB announced. In the months of March April and May there were a lot more traffic jams and rush hour records were broken time and again, RTL Nieuws reports.

The increased traffic was particularly noticeable at the biggest bottlenecks on the Dutch road network, especially on the A4 from Amsterdam to Rotterdam, the A20 from Hoek van Holland to Gouda, and the A27 from Utrecht to Breda.

Eberhard van der Laan
Jul 3 '18 13:30

Amsterdam West wants to put up an artwork in the district showing deceased mayor 's final instruction to his people: "

Jul 3 '18 10:50

A 41-year-old man arrested on suspicion of that houses Panorama and Nieuwe Revu, is no longer suspected of firing the weapon. He was not at the crime scene when the shooting happened, the Public Prosecutor said on Monday.

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Jul 3 '18 09:26

Shots were fired at a home on Sinjeur Semeynsstraat in Amsterdam's Kolenkitbuurt on Tuesday morning. At least three bullets went through the window of the second floor home. As far as is known, no one was hurt, AT5 reports.

The motive for the shooting is not clear. The police closed down the street for investigation.

A building on Jan Luijkenstraat in Amsterdam
Jul 2 '18 15:30

A group of six young Amsterdam residents moved into a part of a monumental building on Jan Luijkenstraat on Sunday afternoon. The squatters believe that the owner of the building wants to open a hotel there, and they "don't want that to happen", their spokesperson said to AT5.

Entrance to the Jewish cemetery on Zeeburg in Amsterdam
Jul 2 '18 08:30

Swastikas were spray-painted on the outside wall of the Jewish cemetery on Zeeburg in Amsterdam on Saturday. A suspect was arrested a short time later. In the interest of the investigation, the police will not say anything about the suspect or the arrest, Het Parool reports.

The swastikas were painted on the cemetery's outside wall, near Flevopark. The graffiti was removed from the wall immediately after being discovered.

The Jewish cemetery is the largest in the Netherlands, with over 100 thousand people buried there, according to the newspaper. 

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