Financial institutions who want to move their headquarters from London to Amsterdam due to the Brexit, do not have to worry about the strict Dutch bonus legislation, Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem of Finance said to RTL Z on Wednesday.
Amsterdam is in talks with numerous financial firms currently based in London about relocating to the Netherlands due to Britain's decision to leave the European Union, deputy mayor Kasja Ollongren confirmed, according to The Guardian. "They [financial institutions] are all preparing themselves. They don't know exactly what they have to prepare for because the situation is unclear and it will take some time until it is more clear. Financials and others are looking at possibilities and very often Amsterdam is on the shortlist", Ollongren said, according to the newspaper.
Amsterdam has the fourth most expensive public transport of all major European cities, according to the Relocation Price Index compiled by Movinga - an online platform for long-distance moves, AD reports.
According to the index, Amsterdam's public transit costs an average of 87.50 euros per month. Only London, Dublin and Cologne are more expensive in Europe. Cities like Berlin, Manchester, Copenhagen and Bordeaux are considerably cheaper.
Dutch man Michael van Gerwen won the World Championships for darts in London on Sunday night. For the cup he beat Gary Anderson 7-3. "I've been fighting for this the whole year", a tearfully happy Van Gerwen said to Omroep Brabant.
In advance a massively difficult battle was expected. Van Gerwen and Anderson are both giants in the darts world. But according to the broadcaster, Van Gerwen quickly took the lead. "It was a fairly easy victory for Micheal van Gerwen on Gary Andrson." reporter Joost van Erp said to the broadcaster. "Van Gerwen was the better player and rightly won."
From next year it will be possible to travel directly from Amsterdam to London and back on a high-speed train. Eurostar revealed its new timetable on Wednesday and with it announced the new route directly between the Dutch and British capitals
Amsterdam is most likely to take over from London as the financial capital of Europe in the wake of the Brexit, according to a ranking compiled by the New York Times. According to the newspaper, the Dutch capital's only flaw is the Netherlands' strict rules around bonuses.
The Netherlands will "no doubt" benefit from an exodus of financial services from London should the Brits decide to leave the European Union in a referendum on June 23rd, Prime Minister Mark Rutte said in an interview with Bloomberg on Monday. But he'd much rather see Britain stay part of the EU.
Expensive Amsterdam real estate is of little interest to foreign buyers so far, according to a study by the municipality. Of the 2,411 Amsterdam homes worth over 1 million euros sold since 1990, only 2 percent ended up with foreigners
Ticket sales are underway for “The Art of Banksy,” a new exhibition getting its European debut at the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam. The show features a collection of paintings and sculptures by the well-known, yet mostly anonymous street artist.
Dutch student Joanneke Jansen (23) was part of the Oxford women's rowing team that beat Cambridge University in the world famous boat race along the River Thames in London this weekend. "I'm so happy. This is what you do it for", Jansen said after the race
A British man was removed from an easyJet flight from London to Amsterdam after a fellow passenger accused him of being a terrorist. The other passenger looked at his phone over his shoulder and saw a WhatsApp group called "ISI men". He misread it as "ISIS men"
A surgical procedure to mend the broken leg of Princess Alexia went well, the press office of the Dutch royal family announced late Saturday night. The princess is likely to remain hospitalized for the next few days after injuring herself in a skiing accident while on holiday in Lech, Austria.
For the third year in the row, Amsterdam made it to 11th place on the Mercer Quality of Living Rankings. Amsterdam is the only Dutch city to make it onto the rankings. Vienna has the highest quality of life in the world, Baghdad has the worst.
ING bank will likely layoff a number of London staff members if the United Kingdom decides to withdraw from the European Union, the so-called Brexit, CEO Ralph Hamers said to Bloomberg. Hamers' statement follows a similar statements from HSBC Holdings last week and other financial institutions.
Dutch filmmaker Nina Gantz won the BAFTA award for best animated short for her film Edmond on Sunday. Edmond, which features animated felt dolls, was Gantz graduation film at the National Film and Television School in London, where she graduated last summer.
A traveling police officer and other passengers overpowered and subdued a 30 year old Dutchman on an Emirates flight from Dubai to London on Sunday. According to eyewitnesses, the man suddenly became extremely violent and tried to headbutt several crew members on the flight
A Dutch man sent to prison in Spain 12 years ago for rape was acquitted on appeal Wednesday after the highest court in Spain threw out his conviction, according to broadcaster NOS. Van der Dussen was convicted of raping one woman in Fuengirola, and the sexual assault and robbery of two others at a fairground. All three attacks happened in August 2003.
The reports of a terrorist threat that had Amsterdam on high alert on Thursday involved bombs at three schools in the city. All three schools were searched extensively, but no explosives were found
Amsterdam made it to 27th place in Euromonitor's Top 100 City Destinations Ranking, 2014 edition, which was released on Thursday. The rankings look at international tourist arrivals and overnight stays in cities in 57 countries.
Low mortgage rates are one of the main drivers of the rapidly growing Amsterdam real estate market, said Ger Hukker, chairman of the real estate brokers’ association NVM in the Netherlands. He also believes that the lower price tag, compared to other capitals like London and Paris, is a big draw for expats.
Cinema chain Pathé is putting two David Bowie films on their silver screens this week in a memorial for the singer. The documentary David Bowie Is and fantasy film Labyrinth will each be shown at 7 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
An Amsterdam bar tycoon won the bidding war for the city's most expensive residential property. Won Yip blew away all other bids with an offer of 16 million euro for the 1,400 square meter penthouse in the Pontsteigergebouw, far more than the 10 million euro price tag it was speculated to have.
Dutch football association KNVB will likely begin use of video review in football matches that take place during next season’s KNVB Cup, the association director Gijs de Jong told NPO Radio 1. While still considered a test, the technology will likely be used to some extent in about 25 cup matches.
The victim of a fatal stabbing in London earlier this week was identified as 41-year-old Dutch university lecturer Jeroen Ensink, the British police announced on Friday. A 22 year-old-man was arrested and charged with the Dutch lecturer's murder.