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 innocent bystander Youssef El Kahtaoui during a shooting in Amsterdam in May 2015. The Public Prosecutor had demanded life in prison against S., NU.nl reports.
Rutger Groot Wassink, deputy mayor of Amsterdam, voiced concerns about racism in today's society during the 35th commemoration of the murder of Antillean boy Kerwin Duinmeijer on Dam Square on Monday. Over 200 people attended the commemoration for the 15-year-old boy, Het Parool reports.
Insiya Hemani, 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."
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.
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.
Over 13 months after Ajax player Abdelhak Nouri sustained severe brain damage after a heart attack on the field, his family decided to give an interview to update the public on how he is doing.
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.
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.
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 attacked two homosexual men on the Damrak in Amsterdam in June last year, NOS reports.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 premiered in Miami last year. A special exception was made to have the show in Amsterdam on Saturday, because drones are actually forbidden in the airspace around Schiphol airport.
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.
An increasing number of prostitutes working in Amsterdam's Red Light District are struggling with debts, that can range from 10 thousand euros to 30 thousand euros, newspaper Trouw reports based on its own research.
No total overview is available, but the debt problem is large, three Christian organizations that support prostitutes in the Red Light District - the Salvation Army, Scharlaken Koord and Bright Fame - confirmed to the newspaper.
Three homemade explosives were thrown at the Turkish consulate on Museumplein in Amsterdam on Saturday night, causing a small fire. No one was injured. A 34-year-old man was arrested, RTL Nieuws reports.
The suspect is a Dutch man, according to Tolga Orkun, the Turkish consul general in Amsterdam. The police could not confirm this to RTL.
The police released surveillance camera footage of the suspected gunman in a fatal shooting in a restaurant on Beethovenstraat in Amsterdam late last month.
The police broke multiple car windows at the RAI in Amsterdam, where the World Dog Show 2018 is taking place, to rescue overheating dogs. Multiple dog owners were fined 750 euros for leaving their pets in the hot car, ANP reports.
While the heatwave is over in the Netherlands, temperatures in a parked car can still quickly rise to 40 degrees, the police said. This can cause to overheat and even die. Police officers will perform extra checks at the RAI over the weekend to make sure no dogs are left in cars.
An illegal hotel was closed down for three months in Amsterdam's West-Indischebuurt earlier this week. The hotel was discovered during extra checks the city is doing this week and next, Het Parool reports.
The illegal hotel was closed due to fire hazards, according to the newspaper. The apartment offered six rooms to rent under names like the Harry Potter Room and the Van Gogh room. Eleven people were staying in the apartment. The illegal hotel was boarded up and the owner and tenant of the apartment were each fined 20,500 euros.
Two men on a stolen speedboat were arrested on the Gooimeer in Amsterdam during the early hours of Monday morning after a chase involving a police boat and a police helicopter, the police said in a statement on Tuesday.
At around 3:30 a.m. on Monday the police received a report that a speedboat was stolen at IJburg and was sailing at high speeds towards Gooimeer. A police boat gave chase, and was soon joined by a police helicopter that happened to be in the area.