A planned new subway line between Amsterdam and Almere should be extended so that it runs from Amsterdam West to Haarlem, the GroenLinks and PvdA district councilors in Amsterdam Oost and Nieuw West said in a letter published in Het Parool.
The partner and youngest child of an Amsterdam woman who tested positive for coronavirus also carry the Covid-19 viral strain, health authority RIVM said in a statement on Saturday. They are the third and fourth patients to test positive in the Netherlands.
The two new positive cases, both males, were kept in quarantine with the woman at a home in Diemen even before the positive result was determined. They will remain there unless their conditions deteriorate, presumably for the next two weeks which the agency had said was the current protocol.
As many as 100 people have been tested in the Netherlands for the Covid-19 strain of coronavirus, Dutch health authority RIVM told Parool. Among them are the husband and three children of an Amsterdam woman who tested positive for the virus on Friday, one of whom required a second test to rule out a possible false positive.
A man was injured in a shooting on Jorens Ivensplein in IJburg on Sunday night. He was taken to hospital with unknown injuries.
The shooting happened at around 11:00 p.m. in the Amsterdam-Oost area, according to NU.nl. The victim was conscious and able to communicate when he was taken to hospital, the police said.
The police are looking for one suspect. The motive for the shooting is not yet clear. The police are investigating.
A new neighborhood in IJburg in Amsterdam is very nearly done, but Mayor Femke Halsema and the committee that advises the mayor on names for new streets and squares in the Dutch capital can still not settle on what to call the new neighborhood's streets, the Volkskrant reports.
Amsterdam aims to do justice to the diversity of the city in its street names. Mayor Halsema repeatedly rejected suggestions from the committee for naming public spaces CNOR, she said to the city council on Thursday.
Former football player Yassine Abdellaoui says that the bullets that hit him in Amsterdam last week was meant for his brother-in-law. "They must have thought I was him", he said to EenVandaag from his hospital bed.
Former professional football payer Yassine Abdellaoui was the man shot in the Amsterdam neighborhood of IJburg on Wednesday night, multiple sources confirmed to the Telegraaf. The footballer was injured in the shooting, but his injuries are not life-threatening, according to the newspaper.
A man was injured in a shooting on George Sliekerkade in Amsterdam shortly before midnight on Wednesday, the police said on Twitter.
The shooting happened at around 11:45 p.m. in IJburg, a residential area built on artificial islands in Amsterdam Oost. The police responded to reports of loud bangs and a man lying in the street, screaming. At the scene they found the 43-year-old man injured.
Witnesses saw two persons fleeing the scene on a scooter. The police are investigating.
Two men on a stolen speedboat were arrested on the Gooimeer in Amsterdam during the early hours of Monday morning after a chase involving a police boat and a police helicopter, the police said in a statement on Tuesday.
At around 3:30 a.m. on Monday the police received a report that a speedboat was stolen at IJburg and was sailing at high speeds towards Gooimeer. A police boat gave chase, and was soon joined by a police helicopter that happened to be in the area.
The police arrested two men in connection with a fatal shooting on Krootstraat in Amsterdam Zuidoost on Wednesday night. The suspects are 22 and 23 years old and both from Amsterdam, Het Parool reports.
The shooting happened around 11:10 p.m. One person died at the scene. A 29-year-old man from Amsterdam was injured and taken to hospital.
Municipal public transit company GVB is calling on Amsterdam to commit to building another new subway line in order to keep up with the city's growth. In addition to the new Noord-Zuid subway line set to start operating next year, an Oost-West line will also be needed, GVB director Alexandra van Huffelen said in an interview with NRC.
In a television program on Belgian broadcaster VRT an IJburg resident and PVV voter Zandra Lammers paints the Amsterdam neighborhood as radicalized, crime infested and derelict. Other IJburg residents are shocked and outraged by the claims made, AT5 reports.
The Belgian broadcaster introduces IJburg as a "neat new district, just outside Amsterdam, located on the IJsselmeer". Then they give Lammers the word. She was interviewed because she will soon be voting for the PVV, according to AT5.
On Wednesday the police released video footage of an Amsterdam bus driver being robbed at knife point on Pampuslaan on IJburg. They call on witnesses to come forward. Amsterdam public transport company GVB offered a 5,000 euro reward for the tip that leads to an arrest.
Amsterdam plans to expand its eastern neighborhood IJburg with a new island. The mayor and aldermen commissioned an feasibility study for IJburg II - an 80 hectare island containing 6,500 homes
A 7-year-old girl was discovered traveling alone on a tram in Amsterdam on Sunday night. She got onto tram by herself at IJburg
50Plus Senator Jan Nagel wants to move all ministries, the Tweede Kamer (lower house of parliament), the Eerste Kamer (Senate) and the Council of State to a new island in IJburg, Amsterdam.
Beach pavilion Blijburg at the Muiderlaan in Amsterdam was closed on Thursday. This was done to prevent that about 185 guests would have become sick of a barbecue that was planned. That was announced by the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA).
NVWA inspectors saw, during an audit, that there was a direct threat to food safety and closed the company immediately. The catering facility suffered from pests such as mice and flies. The kitchen was so dirty that there should not be prepared any food.