The police arrested a total of 21 pickpockets during EuroPride in Amsterdam, five of which were caught after the stole a special bait-phone equipped with a tracking system. The two week long LGBT Pride festival ended this weekend with the traditional Canal Parade on Saturday and closing party on Sunday.
The closing party for EuroPride 2016 in Amsterdam on Sunday night attracted around 500 thousand visitors, according to the Amsterdam police. By 8:00 p.m. the police had to start showing people away as the Rembrandtplein reached its capacity
The 21st edition of Amsterdam's Canal Parade on Saturday drew just as many visitors as last year, when a record number of people came to watch the parade. Hundreds of thousands of people flooded to the Dutch capital, despite the extra security measures taken due to the terrorism threat
For the first time this year, an "Amsterdam Clean" boat will be taking part in the Canal Parade for Pride Week, the municipality of Amsterdam announced. The aim is to call on visitors not to leave their garbage on the street so that the Canal Parade can be an as clean experience as possible.
In the fight against pickpockets during EuroPride currently ongoing in Amsterdam, the Dutch police are using so-called bait phones in an attempt to catch pickpockets in the act, the police said in a statement.
Even after 21 years of Gay Pride in Amsterdam, the annual two week-long LGBT festival is still not completely accepted by people living in the Nehterlands, according to a study done by Dutch brand consultant Hendrik Beerda
There will be a "substantially" bigger police presence during the EuroPride Canal Parade through the Amsterdam canals on Saturday. Though a spokesperson for Mayor Eberhard van der Laan emphasizes that there is no specific threat against the event itself
On Friday the Van Gogh in Amsterdam revealed a 3D artwork painted on its doorstep especially for Europride, which is currently being held in Amsterdam. With a 3D chalk drawing of the Yellow Brick Road from the Wizard of Oz, the museum wants to show support for the LGBT community
EuroPride may start in Amsterdam on Saturday and continue as planned, the court ruled in a lawsuit brought by local residents worried about disturbances and inconvenience. The court rejected all of the residents' objections
The Amsterdam police are warning people attending EuroPride parties in the coming weeks to keep an eye out for pickpockets. Together with the Amsterdam municipality, the police launched a campaign to give party goers tips on how to make sure they go home with all their belongings.
From Saturday Amsterdam will be hosting EuroPride, the European version of Gay Pride. This year the festival consists of over 200 activities, conferences and debates under the motto is "Join our freedom, feel free to join us"
A group of Amsterdam residents are going to court on Tuesday over disturbances, nuisance and inconvenience they expect will be caused by EuroPride 2016, which starts in the Dutch capital on Saturday
The municipality of Amsterdam is working with the judiciary, police and National Coordinator for Counterterrorism and Security to make sure that sufficient security measures are in place for EuroPride 2016.
Following the attack in Nice, France on Thursday, the Dutch police are reassessing security around events in the Netherlands to see whether additional measures are necessary, National Police Chief Erik Akerboom said to broadcaster NOS.
Austrian Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst was named one of the ambassadors for Europide, the special edition of Amsterdam Gay Pride. She will be the face of the Europride campaign and also perform several times during the event, the organization announced on Monday
The European Commission will have a boat in the Amsterdam Gay Pride parade this year, the organization announced on Sunday. This year's theme is Join our freedom, feel free to join us and will focus on Europe