Amsterdam got 19th place in data company Compass' Global Startup Ecosystem Ranking. This is the first time that Amsterdam reached the top 20, partly thanks to an increase in the number of investments and acquisitions.
A new threat issued by a group claiming affiliation with ISIS names Amsterdam amongst several potential high-profile targets. Titled “Lone Wolves”, the Arabic-language piece seems to promote the use of dirty bombs with the statement, “You will feel it when Cesium-131 spreads down the streets and train stations of Russia, Boston, Dallas, Virginia and Amsterdam.”
Construction of of two residential towers at the Wilhemina Pier in Rotterdam has been resumed, after experts feared that two WWII bombs may be trapped underneath. Further research has been unable to detect any bombs.
Construction of two residential towers “Boston” and “Seattle” at the Wilhelmina Pier in Rotterdam has been shut down as photography experts suspect that bombs dating back from World War II may remain hidden underground.
See where Dutch universities wound up in the new Shanghai Rankings of the top 500 universities worldwide.
A painting by Dutch Golden Age master Johannes Vermeer sold at auction 6.2 million British pounds (€7.8 million) at Christie’s auction house in London on Tuesday. “Sint Praxedis” shows Saint Praxedis, the supposedly virginal daughter of Saint Pudens, a former Roman senator, and sister of Saint Pudentiana, squeezing out a sponge saturated with the blood of a martyr into a chalice.