Femke van der Laan

An Eberhardje with coffee
May 3 '18 10:08

Amsterdam is getting its own cookie, the Eberhardje. The cookie is meant as a tribute to mayor Eberhard van der Laan, who passed away last year. And money raised by the sale of these cookies will go to a new foundation focused on activities that bring Amsterdam residents closer together. 

Thousands gather in front of Eberhard van der Laan's home to give him an ovation, 20 Sept 2017
Sep 21 '17 07:51

Thousands of people gathered at the official residence of former Amsterdam Mayor Eberhard van der Laan on Wednesday evening, to honor him and thank him with a minutes-long ovation, AT5 reports.

People started gathering in front of Van der Laan's Herengracht home at 7:00 p.m. At 8:00 p.m. there was thundering applause, that lasted for minutes. The ovation was followed by a song. Thousands of voices raised in singing 'Aan de Amsterdamse Grachten'.

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