A new search effort was planned for Monday to find a seal that was apparently lost in inland waters, and trying to make its way back to the North Sea. Experts said it appeared to be a ringed seal native to the arctic waters near Norway.
It seems increasingly likely that a new cycling bridge will be built over the IJ river in Amsterdam, instead of a tunnel under it. Research by the Ministry of Infrastructure showed that raising the existing bridges over the river higher will cost unaffordable amounts of money, which eliminates the need to build the new bridge extra high - the main argument for building a tunnel instead.
A speedboat and a tanker collided with each other at the mouth of the Amsterdam-Rijnkanaal and the IJ during the early hours of Saturday morning. Seven people were injured, four of whom sustained serious injuries, ANP reports.
The injured people were all on the speedboat, which was sailing at high speed. An alcohol test was done on the captain of the speedboat, because the police suspected that he was under the influence of alcohol.
The accident happened around 00:45 a.m. on Saturday. The speedboat was seriously damaged, the tanker's damages were minor.
Three hundred drones lit up the Amsterdam sky above the IJ with a light show on Saturday night. The drones flew in different formations, inspired by the flight patterns of starlings, AT5 reports.
The show premiered in Miami last year. A special exception was made to have the show in Amsterdam on Saturday, because drones are actually forbidden in the airspace around Schiphol airport.
The show was scheduled to take place on Friday, but had to be postponed due to bad weather.
Large ships can not use the so-called Oostroute through Amsterdam from Tuesday. As a result of the continuing and extreme heat, the metal of the bridges set out to such an extent that they are "locked" and can not open to let large ships through, a spokesperson for the municipality of Amsterdam said to ANP.
Cooling the bridges with water from the canals no longer helps. The 12 bridges will therefore remain closed until further notice.
A body was found during dredging work in the IJ near IJdok in Amsterdam on Thursday morning. So far nothing is known about the victim and how he or she died.
According to NH Nieuws, an employee of the dredging company found the body around 10:00 a.m.
The police are investigating.
Amsterdam transport company GVB decided to replace the shipping levers on all its ferries that sail across the IJ. The company hopes that this will help prevent accidents when the ferries dock, AT5 reports.
The shipping lever of the ferry is used to sail forwards or backwards. These will be replaced "as soon as possible", Alexandra van Huffelen, director of GVB, said to the broadcaster. "A technician has already started."
The Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate will investigate the ferry services in Amsterdam following an accident on Sunday in which 13 people were hurt. As soon as the police investigation into the accident is done, the Inspectorate will conduct a broader investigation, Het Parool reports.
Thirteen people were injured when a ferry across the IJ river crashed into De Ruijterkade near Amsterdam Central Station on Sunday afternoon. The police are investigating what happened.
One person was taken to hospital with a broken wrist, Het Parool reports. A pregnant woman was also taken to hospital for examination. Everyone else sustained only minor injuries.
On Wednesday morning the Ministry of Defense's Explosive Ordnance Disposal team removed a sea mine from the IJ in Amsterdam. The World War II mine, which weighs around 600 kilograms, was discovered in the river late in January. It will be detonated in Markermeer on Wednesday afternoon, NU.nl reports.
A sea mine was found during dredging work in the IJ in Amsterdam, near Java Island on Wednesday evening. The police believe the explosive dates from World War II. An explosives clearance team from Defense dived to the bomb late on Wednesday night and will re-enter the water this morning. There is no immediate danger to the surrounding area, according to the police.
The new bicycle and pedestrian bridge Amsterdam has planned over the IJ river, between Java Island and Noord, will open for ships that can't fit beneath it at request, Het Parool reports based on the municipality's plans for the Java Bridge. This means that the estimated 30 thousand cyclists who will use the bridge, will often find it with closed gates, waiting for a ship to pass.
Plans for a bicycle and pedestrian bridge over the IJ river in Amsterdam, can not count on support from Dutch public works department Rijkswaterstaat or Minister Melanie Schultz van Haegen of Infrastructure and Environment, ANP reports.
The bridge is intended to connect Java island and neighborhood Noord. But according to the Rijkswaterstaat, such a bridge would hinder boating traffic. A tunnel would be a better idea.
The municipality of Amsterdam is planning to build a new large bicycle parking garage on the IJ, near Amsterdam Central Station that will be able to hold over 4 thousand bicycles. The city government approved the proposal by traffic alderman Pieter Litjens on Tuesday, the Telegraaf reports.
Fugitive terrorism suspect Abid Tabaouni visited Amsterdam in March, according to a photo he posted on his Facebook page. The photo shows him posing before the IJ with the Eye film museum and the A'DAM Tower in the background
An Amsterdam dog walker jumped into the cold waters of the IJ river to rescue one of his charges. The man was walking eight dogs when one of them suddenly decided to jump into the icy water near the Silodam, an eyewitness told the police
Amsterdam is considering building two bridges over the IJ especially for slow moving traffic as the most serious option for improving the IJ river crossings, the college of mayor and aldermen announced in a press release on Tuesday.
The construction of the ferry bridge over the IJ on Liberation Day today, may be impossible due to a passing cold front accompanied by rain, strong winds and possibly thunderstorms.
The body of a man was discovered in the IJ at around 08:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning.
A tenant in an Amsterdam Centrum apartment building along the IJ has been ordered to remove his satellite dish by the Amsterdam Court of Appeal, the first such ruling in Dutch history. He wanted to keep the dish on his home to access Portuguese programming, his native language, but the satellite dish is not allowed under the conditions of the lease.
According to Dries Verheul, it is because of lack of performance by the water police that a man drowned at Houthavens in IJ on Saturday, Het Parool reports. Verheul and approximately 18 rescuers saw how the man drowned.
Hundreds of teachers and staff in intermediate vocational education institutions are going on strike Thursday.