Amsterdam

Swimming pool
Jun 29 '18 12:20

An Amsterdam school group, who is spending a few days in the Drenthe town of Fluitenberg for a school trip, forgot two pupils at recreation lake Plan Schoonhoven in Hollandscheveld after spending the day there on Thursday, RTV Drenthe reports.

The two boys went to buy some fries. When they arrived at the parking lot around 6:30 p.m., their classmates had already left for Fluitenberg by bus. 

Employees called the campground where the kids are staying, and a teacher came to pick the two stragglers up after 20 minutes. 

Rozengracht, Amsterdam
Jun 29 '18 11:40

The concrete around the tram tracks on the Rozengracht in Amsterdam is in such a poor condition that major repairs need to be done as soon as possible. The road will therefore need to be be closed to tram and car traffic from September 5th to October 1st, alderman Sharon Dijksma of traffic and transport wrote in a letter to the city council, AT5 reports.

Dutch police crime scene tape
Jun 29 '18 10:20

One of the men arrested in connection with the murder of, brother to Nabil B. - a key witness in a number of Utrecht and Amsterdam assassination cases, is a member of te Caloh Wagoh Main Triad motorcycle club.

Police
Jun 29 '18 08:28

Drag queen Monique de la Fressange was assaulted by three men on the Prins Hendrikkade in Amsterdam during the early hours of Sunday morning. The police are looking for witnesses.

The victim was waiting for a taxi in front of a hotel on Prins Hendrikkade around 2:10 a.m. on Sunday when she was approached by three men. The men threatened and insulted her. They left, but came back almost immediately. 

Getaway car used in attack on De Telegraaf building found burning on Noordkaperweg in Amsterdam, 27 June 2018
Jun 28 '18 15:20

The police managed to track the routes taken by both vehicles used in an on Basisweg in Amsterdam early on Tuesday morning. Both the white Volkswagen Caddy used to crash into the building, and the black Audi A5 RS used as a getaway car were stolen and had fake license plates put on them, the police said in a statement.

Police Van
Jun 28 '18 14:40

A 15-year-old boy was hit by a police van while running from the police in Amsterdam on Wednesday evening. The boy got trapped between the van and a fence, NOS reports.

The police noticed the boy dismantling a moped in the bushes near Cornelis Lelylaan. The officers thought that the moped may be stolen, and when the boy took off running the officers got back into their van and gave chase. The boy suddenly appeared in front of the van and the officers couldn't stop in time, according to the police.

Femke Halsema
Jun 28 '18 12:00

Femke Halsema calls it a "great privilege" to serve her fellow Amsterdam citizens as the mayor of the Dutch capital in the coming years. "The city council of Amsterdam decided t. That makes me happy, proud and humble", the former GroenLinks leader said in a statement, RTL Nieuws reports.

collegas-op-straat
Jun 28 '18 10:40

Shots were fired on a store on Van Woustraat in Amsterdam Zuid during the early hours of Wednesday morning. A short time later, a nearby container went up in flames. The police believe the two incidents may be connected, Het Paroolr eports.

The police responded to the store, located between Lutma and Carillonstraat, at around 2:10 a.m. after reports of a broken store window. There they found that the window had been shot at. The perpetrator fled.

Femke Halsema
Jun 28 '18 07:37

The city council of Amsterdam nominated Femke Halema to be the new mayor of the Dutch capital. She will be the first female mayor of the city. The expectation is that Halsema will be officially appointed next month, NU.nl reports.

Mayoral chain
Jun 27 '18 14:50

The Rijksrecherche, the department that handles internal investigations at government services in the Netherlands, launched a criminal investigation into information leaks from the confidential committee responsible for the appointment of a new mayor of Amsterdam, NU.nl 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 27 '18 14:10

The mother of a newborn boy whos in Amsterdam in 2016, was finally identified. The 25-year-old woman from Amsterdam West was arrested on June 13th on suspicion of involvement in her baby's death and hiding his body, the police said in a statement on Wednesday.

Dutch police crime scene tape
Jun 27 '18 09:32

The police believe they found the getaway car used in an attack on De Telegraaf building on Basisweg in Amsterdam. The car was found burning in a parking lot on Noordkaperweg in Amsterdam Noord early on Wednesday morning.

According to the police, a loud bang was heard from the parking lot, located close to the 'Volendam-Hengelo' onramp to the A10 highway, around 4:00 a.m. When the police went to investigate, they found a burning Audi. "The detectives assume that the perpetrators fled in this car yesterday", the police said in a statement. 

Amsterdam's Red Light District
Jun 26 '18 16:20

The municipality of Amsterdam's ambitious project to clean up the city center only partially succeeded, the Amsterdam Metropolitan's Court of Auditors said in a report about the project. The Red Light District is still marred by crime and human trafficking, according to the court, NOS reports.

Femke Halsema
Jun 26 '18 13:00

GroenLinks politician Femke Halsema and PvdA politician Carolien Gehrels are two of the three final candidates to be the new mayor of Amsterdam, sources told the Telegraaf. The third candidate will be chosen by the confidential committee responsible for picking the candidates later this week, the newspaper writes.

Volkswagen Caddy crashed into De Telegraaf building on Basisweg in Amsterdam, 26 July 2018
Jun 26 '18 12:20

De Telegraaf released surveillance camera footage of a on Basisweg in Amsterdam around 4:00 a.m. on Tuesday morning.

Volkswagen Caddy crashed into De Telegraaf building on Basisweg in Amsterdam, 26 July 2018
Jun 26 '18 10:20

"A slap in the face of the free press and the Dutch democracy", Prime Minister Mark Rutte said about an incident in which a on Basisweg in Amsterdam on Tuesday morning. He called it a "targeted action" on Twitter.

"Much is still unclear, but we are alert and vigilant and the police are doing everything in their power to catch the perpetrator(s)", Rutte said.

De_Telegraaf_006
Jun 26 '18 07:46

A van crashed through the front door of the building that houses newspaper De Telegraaf on Basisweg in Amsterdam around 4:00 a.m. on Tuesday morning. The vehicle went up in flames, causing a large amount of damage to the building, a spokesperson for the police said to NU.nl. No one was injured.

"The flames came up to 14 meters high out of the van, badly damaging the building. A window in the facade was destroyed by the vehicle, the rest were blown out by the heat of the fire", the police spokesperson said. Firefighters managed to get the fire under control quickly.

Jun 25 '18 14:30

Air quality in Dutch city centers will meet European standards by the end of this year, according to a new prognoses State Secretary Stientje van Veldhoven of Infrastructure presented to parliament on Monday. To help achieve this goal, Van Veldhoven is pushing 10 million euros extra into measures to improve air quality in Amsterdam, Arnhem, Eindhoven, Rotterdam and Utrecht, ANP reports.

ambulancebroeders-en-agent-bij-incident
Jun 25 '18 10:30

Emergency services found a man with multiple stab wounds on a parking lot on Groesbeekdreef in Amsterdam Zuidoost at around 2:45 a.m. on Monday. The man was rushed to hospital after receiving first aid from a trauma doctor, AT5 reports.

The police are investigating at the scene. So far no arrests were made. The victim's current condition is unknown.

The police call on witnesses to come forward. 

Gavel (Source: Wikimedia/Brian Turner)
Jun 22 '18 16:10

A 40-year-old man from Hilversum arrested on suspicion of murdering key witness Nabil B.'s brother March, confessed to the murder, the Public Prosecutor announced, NU.nl reports.

The man only confessed to, and did not say whether he was ordered to do so or give any names or information that could lead to other suspects. He will appear in court on July 5th.

construction worker
Jun 22 '18 12:10

NN Groep is selling a portfolio of 6,777 homes to residential investor Vesteda for 1.5 billion euros, the two parties announced on Friday. This is one of the biggest deals ever on the Dutch rental housing market. Vesteda CEO Gertjan van der Baan called the scope of the deal unique, NU.nl reports.

Dutch police crime scene tape
Jun 22 '18 10:10

An anti-tank weapon was fired at an office building on Teleportboulevard in Amsterdam on Thursday night. A suspect was arrested during the early hours of Friday morning, the police said in a statement.

The incident happened around 11:00 p.m. The building's windows were knocked out. No one was injured. The anti-tank weapon was found in the area and confiscated.

The most well known type of anti-tank weapon is a rocket launcher. Whether that was what was used here is not clear. 

The police are investigating.

Red moped
Jun 21 '18 12:00

The Dutch government decided to make it possible for municipalities to move mopeds off bike paths and onto public roads from July 1st. Amsterdam plans to start working on this immediately and expects to have moped riders, wearing a helmet, on the roads by early next year, the city of Amsterdam announced.

Amsterdam city center
Jun 20 '18 15:10

The Amsterdam Metropolitan Region developed strongly after the financial crisis and will continue to do so in the coming years, according to the Economic Outlook Metropolitan Region Amsterdam 2018 that the city of Amsterdam published on Wednesday. The city attributes the region's success to its "diverse and open economy in which both large and small companies can grow". 

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