The threat that Dutch nationals will be kidnapped and held hostage abroad is rising, and Dutch people abroad have been told to be extra vigilant for terrorist acts. The Dutch counter-terrorism co-ordinator NCTV's Dick Schoof advises that people in volatile countries in the Middle-East, Asia and Africa have to be extra careful, the NOS reports.
UEFA announced on Friday that Amsterdam will be one of the thirteen host cities for the European Championship 2020.
SABMiller, the second-biggest beer brewer in the world, announced an interest to buy Dutch beer company Heineken on Sunday. On Monday, Heineken has rejected the offer, wishing to remain an independent company, the NOS reports.
Google Street View cameras are to set cruise down Amsterdam’s canals next week, capturing views of the city from the water. The interactive map will give users the ability to virtually tour the canals as they are seen from the water, and gain a unique perspective of Amsterdam.
Amsterdam's gay scene is burgeoning, and the city is a very popular destination for homosexual tourism. Despite the Dutch capital not being considered 'gay capital of Europe', as London, Berlin and Barcelona are, Amsterdam has something different, according to the Gay Pride organizers.
Police at the French port of Calais found a stockpile of loaded weapons on a Eurolines bus from Amsterdam last week. Customs officials conducting a routine search of luggage found ten handguns, five hundred loaded magazine clips, and a silencer according to French broadcaster RTL.
The old tram depot De Hallen on the Bellamy square in Amsterdam Oud-West will soon be the home of new food courts called Foodhallen, styled after the same concepts in Madrid and London, het Parool reports.
Amsterdam has risen 13 spots to become the 39th most expensive city in the world to live for expats. This according to the Cost of Living Survey 2014 from the HR-company Mercer on Thursday.
A painting by Dutch Golden Age master Johannes Vermeer sold at auction 6.2 million British pounds (€7.8 million) at Christie’s auction house in London on Tuesday. “Sint Praxedis” shows Saint Praxedis, the supposedly virginal daughter of Saint Pudens, a former Roman senator, and sister of Saint Pudentiana, squeezing out a sponge saturated with the blood of a martyr into a chalice.
Sources in Brussels report that the European Union may open investigations into the tax advantages that big companies enjoy in The Netherlands and Ireland as soon as next week, after a European Commission meeting on the issue on the 11th of June.
England's football team Tottenham Hotspur is rumored to be interested in taking on Ajax coach Frank de Boer, the Telegraaf reports.
The European Head Office from the coffee chain Starbucks is moving from Amsterdam to London, according to the Financieel Dagblad (FD).
An employment tribunal in London today ruled against ABN AMRO in an unfair-dismissal suit, but dismissed claims by the plaintiff that she was dismissed because she was Black.
Four Dutch universities have made it to the list of top 100 list worldwide. TU Delft is the winner in the country, at number 42.
African harbors will receive Dutch container scanners in a bid to fight the illegal trade of ivory.
Communal hot-tubbing. Seems like a relic trend from the 70s, right? But a new cinema seems to think it'll make waves in Amsterdam today.
Ron Blaauw, famous Master Chef and TV personality is going to sell hotdogs in his new "The Fat Dog," scheduled to open in April in "de Pijp." Blaauw is going to combine traditional hotdogs with wine.
The Nasser D. Khalili Collection of Islamic Art is pleased to share its 80 at the first major exhibition in the Netherlands dedicated to the Hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca which is fundamental in Islam.
Rotterdam is known as a major international port in Europe. However, the presence of numerous vessels each day has brought in environmental concerns.
On Monday, the world's first laboratory-grown burger is set to be revealed and served at a news conference in London.
American multinational financial services corporation Citi is growing its liquidity management network by setting up a Notional Pooling in Amsterdam.
A red helium balloon with logo from Fair in the Square in Highgate, an area in North London, journeyed 440 miles to the Netherlands where it was found by a farmer.
On July 10, 2013, the UK Border Agency (UKBA) has launched a priority visa service in the Netherlands.