City of Amsterdam

Anne Frank
Oct 2 '17 10:05

Retired FBI agent Vince Pankoke is launching an investigation into who exactly informed the Nazis that Anne Frank and her family were hiding in the annex in Amsterdam in 1944. Using new software that can organize and analyze large amounts of data, Pankoke believes he can get to the bottom of what he calls "the ultimate cold case".

Bird's eye view of the MH17 monument in Vijfhuizen near Schiphol - artist's impression
Jan 18 '17 13:20

The municipality of Amsterdam is donating 13 thousand cubic meters of ground for the MH17 memorial set to be constructed near Schiphol, Het Parool reports.

Childhood_Obesity
Oct 30 '15 09:36

The city of Amsterdam has teamed up with a number of professionals, including pediatricians, doctors and health insurers, to get the 2,300 morbidly obese children in the city to a healthy weight. The goal for this cooperation is to reduce obesity through more efficient and more organized cooperation, the municipality announced in a press release on Thursday.

Amsterdam City Hall
Aug 18 '15 12:34

The municipality of Amsterdam has launched a new program in which young entrepreneurs and startup companies are invited to work with the municipality to find solutions to urban issues in the fields of mobility, sustainability and health.

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Jul 7 '15 15:17

Amsterdam will soon have each own beach, for the next six weeks at least. The beach will open on July 15th on a vacant lot on Prins Hendrikkade, near Central Station. The beach is intended to be an area where Amsterdam kids can play freely, with daily activities organized for families with young children.

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May 14 '15 07:53

One of the three persons of interest in the assassination on De Clercqstraat, Amsterdam West on Wednesday, has turned himself in to the police. This is the man who was in the car with the victim. The police confirm that he is at the police station and being questioned by detectives.

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May 11 '15 14:10

A group of Cambuur fans were banned from watching the Ajax versus Cambuur match in the Amsterdam Arena on Sunday. Mayor Eberhard van der Laan sent a whole bus full of fans back home to Leeuwarden for chanting antisemitic slogans.

Gavel (Source: Wikimedia/Brian Turner)
Apr 17 '15 11:18

The city of Amsterdam has accepted a punishment settlement of 15 thousand euros in connection with a fatal scooter accident at the Veemkade in Amsterdam in May 2013. A woman was seriously injured in the accident and later died of her injuries.

Mar 11 '15 16:40

Squatters threw paint-filled glass projectiles at police officers and a police car from a squatted Amsterdam building on Wednesday morning. The paint-bombs could have seriously injured the officers, says the municipality.

Feb 23 '15 18:29

As the student-led occupation of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) humanities department building, the Bungehuis, wrapped up its eleventh day, the occupiers announced their rejection of proposals submitted to them by the university's Executive Board, it was revealed Monday evening. The points of compromise were submitted to De Nieuwe Universiteit (The New University) occupiers at noon on Monday, following an agreement to do so at a four-hour meeting between the two parties at Amsterdam Mayor Eberhard van der Laan's residence on Sunday.

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Feb 16 '15 12:40

The owner of the property where former sex club Yab Yum was located wants the property to house the municipal brothel planned by the city of Amsterdam.

Feb 11 '15 09:12

Minister Ivo Opstelten (Security and Justice) has no objection to the municipality of Amsterdam's plan to set up a prostitution business where approximately 50 women can work without a pimp. He said this in response to questions from the SGP in the Tweede Kamer (lower house of parliament), NOS reports.

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Dec 18 '14 10:01

Airbnb and the City of Amsterdam today announced that they have entered into an agreement on home sharing. This agreement aims to simplify the payment of tourist tax for hosts in Amsterdam and also promote responsible home sharing.

Nov 28 '14 12:27

Amsterdam is sending 1,400 abandoned bicycles from the bike depot in the western harbor area to the refugee camp Al Za'atari in Jordan.

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Nov 27 '14 09:42

On Wednesday evening the Amsterdam City Council almost unanimously approved port Alderman Kajsa Ollongren's (D66) proposal for the construction of a new sea lock in IJmuiden. Amsterdam will contribute a maximum of 105.25 million euro to the project.

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Nov 5 '14 13:30

The construction fence that is currently around the Royal Palace in Amsterdam is being removed, making the arcade visible to the public again.

Nov 3 '14 13:14

The Amsterdam trade mission in China has come to an end.

Oct 16 '14 12:22

In a press release the City of Amsterdam announced that starting today all taxi services departing from Schiphol Airport will be taken over by taxi organizations BIOS-groep and BBF SchipholTaxi.

Tomatofest, Amsterdam
Sep 15 '14 13:27

Inspired by the annual La Tomatina in Bunol, more than 1,000 people took to Dam Square on Sunday armed with tomatoes to protest against Russian sanctions. At 3 p.m a shipping container was emptied into the square and participants pelted each other with the 120,000 pieces of the overripe fruit bought from growers left in the cold by Russia’s boycott of Dutch fruit and vegetables.

Sinterklaas and Zwarte Piet (Source: Wikimedia/Jan Arkesteijn)
Aug 26 '14 13:27

Under the influence of the Zwarte Piet discussion, Hema has adjusted the packaging of Santa Clause packaging so that there is virtually no sign of Zwarte Piet.

Aug 21 '14 16:40

The City of Amsterdam has been given approval to change the name of the Bijlmerpark in the Zuidoost district to Nelson Mandelapark.

Children
Jun 18 '14 13:59

The municipality of Amsterdam will give 6500 teenagers living in poverty in the city €150 in clothing vouchers. A €90 allowance will also be made available for these disenfranchised youths to take courses in the areas of sport, art and culture.

Rijksmuseum
Feb 21 '14 04:35

The City of Amsterdam plans to lay off 900 of the 12,900 city officials in the next 2 years, but plans to follow a natural flow where possible, rather than rigorously cutting jobs, announced alderman Eric van der Burg of and organization Thursday in the City Council.

Feb 21 '14 04:31

The City of Amsterdam will invest a total of €200 million in the Long-Term Cycle Plan 2012-2016, to combat bicycle related parking issues and improve the cycle network in the City. Amsterdam locals are currently cycling about 2 million km a day, and bicycle usage has grown with 40 percent over the past 20 years. The plan will provide 40,000 extra bike parking spaces in addition to 15 km of new bike lanes.

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