May 7 '19 16:10

Dozens of boats will block Amsterdam's Herengracht in front of the official residence of Mayor Femke Halsema on Tuesday evening in protest against proposed new sailing rules. The demonstrators hope to create a boat-traffic jam in front of the mayor's door, reports.

Lady Justice
Dec 14 '17 17:00

Amsterdam Trade Bank, the Dutch subsidiary of Russia's Alfa Bank, was raided as part of a money laundering investigation last week, Marieke van der Molen of the Public Prosecution Service confirmed to NL Times. 

Sint Laurentius church tower in Weesp on fire, 8 Nov 2016
Nov 9 '16 07:47

The top part of the Sint Laurentius church tower in Weesp collapsed in a fire on Tuesday night. The top 8 meters of the 25 meters high tower toppled, according to The church was built in 1876 and is a municipal monument. 

Firefighters managed to get the fire under control around 10:45 p.m. ad extinguished it from outside in the following hours. Fighting the fire was troublesome as it was too high up for the fire truck ladder to reach. Firefighters sprayed the bottom of the tower with water to keep the fire from spreading. 

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Jul 8 '16 12:21

The PvdA is exchanging its large and expensive office on the Herengracht for a building that is cheaper and more accessible, party chairman Hans Spekman announced on Friday. "The canal building is way too expensive", he said to news wire ANP.

Missing Cole tourist
Feb 22 '16 09:05

The police arrested a 23 year old suspect in Rotterdam on Friday in connection with the case surrounding Richard Cole, the British tourist who drowned in Amsterdam on January 25th. The man is suspected of robbing Cole of his wallet shortly before he drowned. He is in custody for further investigation.

Missing Cole tourist
Feb 18 '16 07:41

The police released camera footage of three men robbing British tourist Richard Cole shortly before he ended up in the waters of Amsterdam canal Heregracht. Cole's body was recovered from the canal early this month.

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.

Police dog search Cole missing
Feb 2 '16 07:27

A man's body was found around 11:00 p.m. on Monday night in Amsterdam canal Herengracht, where the police were looking for missing British tourist Richard Cole. The police are currently working on identifying the body.

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Mar 19 '15 15:42

The Konijnenlaan in Wassenaar is now the most expensive street in the Netherlands. The average property price on the street is estimated at 2.275 million euros, reports Quote. The record for density of houses worth over a million is set by nearby Bloemcamplaan, where 99% of all residences exceed the value.

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May 12 '14 08:42

The home of Amsterdam mayor Eberhard van der Laan was damaged on Sunday night. Unknown vandals broke the windows in the night. Police hope to find the culprits with the help of security footage.

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Apr 21 '14 09:25

Clothing shop Mika-Bella on the Herengracht in The Hague was discovered to contain a marijuana farm on Friday evening.

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Dec 10 '13 14:10

Limited edition bottles of water from Amsterdam canals are being marketed by an advertising agency in honor of the 400th birthday of the city's famous canal ring. Iris Worldwide created and designed the Amsterdam Canal Aqua bottles, each containing water from one of four different canals, just in time to commemorate the occasion.

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Oct 28 '13 15:33

The severe autumn storm that moved over The Netherlands this morning and early afternoon has passed. The code red weather alarm has now also been withdrawn for the northern provinces. Code yellow for dangerous weather is still in effect for all provinces except Limburg.

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