People in Amsterdam received a frightening wake-up call when a large explosion rattled windows and shook floors early Saturday morning. The blast took place on the Korte van Eeghenstraat in Amsterdam Zuid at about 4:25 a.m.
There were no serious injuries, though two people were treated by ambulance personnel at the scene, according to broadcaster AT5. The explosion caused property damage to buildings and vehicles, police said. A reporter for the broadcaster said the explosion occurred beneath or next to a parked car in front of the Park View Hotel.
The funeral for former Prime Minister Wim Kok will be held on Saturday, followed by a commemoration service in the Amsterdam Concertgebouw that same afternoon. Both services are for invited guests only, NU.nl reports.
Others who want to express their condolences can do so in an online condolence register. Letters and flowers are also welcome and can be sent to the funeral home.
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 line of people waiting outside the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam to say goodbye to Mayor Eberhard van der Laan, is getting longer and longer. Thousands of people came to pay tribute to the Amsterdam mayor, who died after a months long battle with lung cancer last week.
Amsterdam residents can say their final goodbyes to Mayor Eberhard van der Laan in the Concertgebouw today between 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. People will be allowed in two at a time to walk past his coffin and say goodbye. There will be an honor guard of Amsterdam veterans, the police, homeless people, city enforcers and 'night butterflies' Dolly Bellefleur and Jennifer Hopelezz at the building, AT5 reports.
The public can say their last goodbyes to Amsterdam mayor Eberhard van der Laan in the Concertgebouw in the capital on Friday, the municipality announced. Between 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. anyone who wants to say goodbye can walk past his coffin and leave a condolence message. A private funeral will be held on Saturday.
A performance by Job Jobse and Dixon in the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam was cut short during the early hours of Friday morning due to problems with the building's ceiling. The performance was shut down at 1:00 a.m., two hours before the seven hour long party was set to end, Het Parool reports.
The State Service for Cultural Heritage granted a total of 54.5 million euros in subsidies to the owners of national monuments for their maintenance and conservation. The largest subsidies went to two important and historical churches
A number of artists will be holding a concert in Vondelpark in Amsterdam on Monday afternoon in an effort to save NPO Radio 6. The announcement that NPO plans to stop Radio 6 from next year was announced in March. The artists want to stop this from happening, because otherwise there will be too little jazz heard on the radio.
This week Amsterdam Mayor Eberhard van der Laan is leading a delegation of Dutch companies, knowledge- and cultural institutions in a visit to India, the municipality of Amsterdam announced in a press release today. The delegation will visit New Delhi, Bangalore and Mumbai, and includes representatives from the Amsterdam ArenA, the Johan Cruyff Foundation, Cobra Museum and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (KCO).
The Van Gogh Museum has is received its millionth visitor for 2014. The lucky visitor, Mrs van Waveren from Zwaag, received a bouquet of sunflowers an a voucher for ten gallons of decorative paint after entering the museum.
The Amsterdam Concert Hall (Concertgebouw) celebrated the 75th anniversary of the American jazz label Blue Note on Thursday. The Concert Hall Jazz Orchestra gave a concert, and there were performances from American bebop tenor saxophone legend Benny Golson, and singer José James.