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I Amsterdam sign in rainbow colors to celebrate the 15th anniversary of marriage equality in the Netherlands, 1 Apr 2016 (Photo: @iamsterdam/Twitter)
Oct 31 '18 13:30

The GroenLinks faction in Amsterdam partially relented on its plan to r. Only the letters on Museumplein must go. If the residents of Nieuw-West and Zuidoost want to keep their I Amsterdam letters, the party will not ignore their wishes, AT5 reports.

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Aug 13 '18 07:54

Three homemade explosives were thrown at the Turkish consulate on Museumplein in Amsterdam on Saturday night, causing a small fire. No one was injured. A 34-year-old man was arrested, RTL Nieuws reports.

The suspect is a Dutch man, according to Tolga Orkun, the Turkish consul general in Amsterdam. The police could not confirm this to RTL.

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Mar 16 '18 11:00

On Saturday March 24th, high school pupils and their families will protest in Amsterdam and The Hague to show solidarity with the March for Our Lives movement in the United States, the organizers announced in a press statement. The movement is a protest against gun violence in the U.S.

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Jan 22 '18 10:38

Anti-Islam movement Pegida is planning a demonstration in Amsterdam on March 11th, Pegida Nederland frontman Edwin Wagensveld announced on YouTube. According to him, the demonstration will happen in good consultation with the municipality and the police. The right-wing group wants to march through the city center, starting at Waterlooplein and ending at the Museumplein.

A spokesperson for Mayor Jozias van Aartsen confirmed to Het Parool that the city is discussing the demonstration with Pegida. 

Ajax fans watching the Europa League finals on the Museumplein in Amsterdam, 24 May 2017
May 25 '17 08:27

The Amsterdam police arrested a total of 30 people during and after the public viewing of the Europa League finals on the Museuplein on Wednesday night. After Ajax lost the title to Manchester United (2-0), the Dutch capital quickly and calmly ran empty, ANP reports.

Arrests were made for public intoxication, insults and setting a parasol on fire, among other things. One police officer was assaulted. "For us this is really an ordinary very busy Saturday night", the police said around midnight. By 1:00 a.m. Amsterdam was mostly empty and quiet, according to the news wire.

Passengers cram into a train in Amsterdam after the Europa League finals match between Ajax and Manchester, 24/25 May 2017
May 25 '17 07:29

Train passengers trying to leave Amsterdam after the public viewing of the Europa League finals on Wednesday night are furious at NS over poor service. Social media flooded with complaints about overcrowded trains, lack of communication and general chaos, ANP reports. Ajax lost the match against Manchester United 2-0.

Amsterdam's Museumplein being prepared for a public viewing of the Ajax vs Manchester United Europa League finals match, 24 May 2017
May 24 '17 14:50

Amsterdam is preparing the Museumplein for a live screening of the Ajax vs Manchester United match in the Europa League finals tonight. Some 100 thousand supporters are expected to watch the match in the square, Het Parool reports. 

Ajax is facing Manchester United in the Friends Arena in Stockholm, Sweden tonight. Should the Amsterdam team win, the team will be honored in a ceremony also on the Museumpleini on Thursday. Some 150 thousand people are expected to attend the ceremony.

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May 23 '17 15:10

The between Ajax and Manchester United on the Museumplein on Wednesday, will continue as planned, the Amsterdam municipality announced in the wake of an.

Ajax makes it through to the Europa League finals, 11 May 2017
May 12 '17 16:05

Ajax fans unable to go watch the the on May 24th, can watch it from the comfort of their own city. Amsterdam is holding a public viewing of the match, broadcast on big screens, on the Museumplein, the city announced in a press release on Friday. 

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Dec 21 '16 07:38

The municipality of Amsterdam decided against placing concrete block traffic barriers to make access more difficult to the Christmas market on the Museumplein. There is currently no reason to do so, the municipality said on Tuesday evening, AT5 reports.

The proposed measure was in response to a on Monday night, killing 12 people and injuring 48 others according to the Guardian. 

Sep 26 '16 08:48

Thousands of people took part in an 8 km march through Amsterdam on Sunday afternoon. They were demonstrating for a diverse Netherlands united as one, along with new movement Ieder1

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Mar 25 '16 10:40

The Moco Museum opening in Amsterdam at the end of this month will open with an exhibition featuring the work of Pop Art icon Andy Warhol and Street Art legend Banksy, the museum announced.

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Mar 18 '16 08:31

A silent march is being held for murdered 23-year-old Nabil Amzieb in Amsterdam on Sunday. The march will begin on the Museumplein at noon, from where participants will walk to Amstelveenseweg, ending in front of closed shisha lounge Fayrouz around 3:00 p.m.

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Sep 9 '15 11:32

The sunflower labyrinth on the Museumplein to celebrate the opening of the new entrance building to the Van Gogh Museum was a huge success. More than 40 thousand people visited the labyrinth over the weekend.

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Sep 4 '15 16:02

The Golden Coach has joined Zwarte Piet as another symbol of Dutch culture that can be construed as racist. Action group De Grauwe Koets, The Sooty Coach in English, has organized a demonstration against the famous Dutch coach on the Museumplein in Amsterdam on Saturday. According to the for the demonstration, the coach's panels contain "racist images which glorify the colonial past".

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Sep 3 '15 16:10

About half of the Museumplein in Amsterdam is being covered with a 7 thousand square meter labyrinth made out of 125 thousand sunflowers to celebrate the opening of the Van Gogh Museum's new entrance building.

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Jul 29 '15 11:12

Some 50 flower parade builders from Zundert gathered on the Museumplein in Amsterdam on Tuesday to build a self-portrait of Vincent van Gogh in dahlias. This 8 by 8 meter flower portrait is to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the Zundert-born artist's death on Wednesday.

May 13 '15 12:56

Tonight is the last night to experience the artwork "Water Light" by artist and innovator Daan Roosegaarde on the Museumplein in Amsterdam. This digital art work floods nearly 8 hectare of the city center with virtual water.

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May 11 '15 07:59

A few dozen people gathered on the Museumplein in Amsterdam on Sunday afternoon for a "Fuck Racism - Fuck the King" demonstration.

Mar 17 '15 17:35

The arrival of St Patrick’s Day, widely celebrated in Ireland and in the United States, is also marked today throughout the municipality of Amsterdam. The iAmsterdam logo on Museumplein will also be shine bright with green lighting Tuesday night.

Feb 10 '15 13:29

The Van Gogh Museum's new entrance on the Museumplein will open in September, director Axel Ruger announced yesterday.

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Feb 5 '15 16:46

The Dutch jihadist who committed a suicide attack in Fallujah, Iraq yesterday, has been recognized as Lotfi S., also known as Abu Hanief, sources confirm to NOS and RTVNH. He was one of the two speakers at the ISIS support rally in The Hague in September that caused disorganization.

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Dec 1 '14 18:12

Commemorating the millions of women who have died of AIDS, the iconic red ribbon for HIV/AIDS awareness was constructed with balloons in a display for World Aids Day at Amsterdam's Museumsplein. The tribute was organized as part of the World Aids Initiative.

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Sep 1 '14 18:28

As many as 500,000 people visited the 37th edition of the Uitmarkt across Amsterdam last weekend, with 2,000 different artists performing on the Leidseplein and Museumplein. Roughly the same number of attendees dropped in on the festival last year, reported broadcaster AT5.

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