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Damrak towards Amsterdam Central Station
Nov 10 '17 13:32

Around 500 hundred young people are expected to help remove plastic waste from the famous Amsterdam canals on Friday. Small electric boats will navigate the waterways as crews scoop plastic out with fishing nets.

The boats will set sail from Nassaukade and wind their way through different canals until they reach the IJ. Another team will also collect plastic on the beach in nearby Zandvoort.

The project, called Trash Hunt, is an idea of JCI Nederland, a network of resourceful young people whose global parent organization boasts more than 170,000 members worldwide.

Mar 14 '17 16:20

Amsterdam is installing stairs in canals in hotspots in the city as part of a campaign to reduce the number of drownings. The stairs should enable people who end up in the water to get themselves out again, Het Parool reports. 

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Aug 15 '16 09:30

A dead porpoise was found in the Nauernasche Vaart in Krommenie, Noord-Holland on Sunday. Foundation SOS Dolfijn believes that it is the same animal spotted in the Noord-Holland canals for the first time two weeks ago

Missing Cole tourist
Feb 2 '16 10:20

The police identified a body found in Amsterdam canal Herengracht on Monday night as that of missing British tourist Richard Cole, the police announced on Tuesday.

Jun 3 '15 10:54

A grouchy swan has been terrorizing the Amsterdam canals by attacking people who pass by.

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Sep 25 '14 17:35

Daytime American soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful is coming to Amsterdam, as the drama films a romantic story along the canals. Executive producer and head writer Bradley Bell made the official announcement after cable outlet Soap Opera Network started the rumour last Monday.

Crawfish
Jul 30 '14 11:20

Freshwater lobsters, or crawfish, are scuttling around Amsterdam streets, bumping into confused Amsterdam residents. After the heavy rainfall on Monday, many of the crustaceans have left their hidey places in the canals to hunt for new territory, Het Parool reports.

Koningsdag vlag
Apr 28 '14 08:06

Police in Amsterdam arrested a total of 212 people during the festivities on King's Day and King's Night, the municipality of Amsterdam reports Sunday.

Dec 30 '13 16:14

300,000 people so far have visited the Amsterdam Light Festival, the organizers said Monday.

Apr 12 '13 14:47

From the end of May people will be able to avoid the crowds in the canals of Amsterdam. With new information added to the existing mobile phone application ‘Vaarwater’, a route planner for the canals, people will be able to see where it’s busy.

Apr 9 '13 17:21

Amsterdam will earn a considerable amount of money from tourist taxes in 2013. Parool.nl reported that with an eye on the inauguration and the re-opening of museums the city increased taxes with ten percent.

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