Last year the number of events and festivals in Noord-Holland increased by 10 percent, compared to 2014. While the number of such events in Amsterdam decreased by one, according to the annual Festival Monitor. This is because many Amsterdam festivals moved to surrounding municipalities in the province
The police arrested six young men in an investigation into a series of muggings in the Noord-Holland cities of Bussum and Hilversum. They are suspected of involvement in five muggings and one attempted mugging in Bussum and one mugging in Hilversum, the police said on their website.
Amsterdam's mayor, prosecutor and police decided to give dance festival Sensation, happening in the Amsterdam Arena this Saturday, extra security after getting a "signal" that relates to the event. "The goal is to have the event happen as festively and safely as possible", the Amsterdam municipality writes in a statement on Monday.
Storms that started in the Randstad during the early morning hours of Thursday caused around 20 million euros worth of damage, according to the first estimation by the Dutch Association of Insurers. Damage includes for example water damage due to flooding and fallen trees, ANP reports.
Meteorological institute KNMI issued a code orange weather warning for heavy rain and flooding for the western parts of the Netherlands. This code orange comes on top of the code yellow warning of thunder storms already in effect for the entire country.
A fault in a switching station left about 25 thousand homes and businesses in Amsterdam and Diemen without power on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. About 14 thousand addresses still don't have power. Grid operator hopes to have the electricity restored by 8:00 a.m.
The court in Haarlem imposed a 400 euro fine on Pole Radoslaw S. on Tuesday. S. caused hours of havoc at Schiphol airport two months ago by claiming to have a bomb.
The municipality of Amsterdam announced a regulation to financially help low income households in the city who pay a relatively high rent. Amsterdam is the first city in the Netherlands to do so
Hundreds of people gathered at the Homo-monument in Amsterdam on Monday night to honor the victims and show solidarity and support for the people of Orlando following a mass shooting at a gay club in the American city over the weekend. At least 50 people were killed and 53 others injured.
Three Amsterdam residents were injured when three armed men broke into their home on Bilderdijkkade during the early hours of Saturday morning. The residents were threatened, tied up and assaulted, the police said in a statement. Two of the three robbers were arrested.
An autopsy will be performed on the body of an elderly woman who was found dead in Amsterdam-Oost on Sunday. An investigation was launched as the body was found under "suspicious circumstances", the Amsterdam police said on Twitter.
Schiphol and Noord-Holland are still fighting for approval to gas thousands of geese in the area around the airport, despite a court ban. According to the airport and the province, gassing is the only effective way to get rid of enough birds that they no longer pose a risk to air traffic. They are heading back to court on Monday
A total of six cars went up in flames in Amsterdam-Noord over the weekend. The police believe that arson was involved in all cases
In 2014 there were 107,700 households in the Netherlands with at least 1 million euros in assets, 5 thousand more than in 2013. That means that 1.4 percent of Dutch households are millionaires, according to figures Statistics Netherlands released on Thursday.
Large parts of the Netherlands can expect a foggy rush hour this morning. Meteorological institute KNMI issued a code yellow warning for low visibility due to fog and fog banks.
A 72-year-old newspaper deliverer was attacked while delivering papers in the Noord-Holland town of Akersloot on Saturday. He is now recovering from a major head injury
Prisoners were evacuated from a wing in the prison in Zwaag, Noord-Holland after a fire broke out in one of the cells during the early hours of Thursday morning. The prisoner staying in the cell where the fire started, was taken to the hospital with unknown injuries
Many Volendam residents are fed up with day-tourists coming into their picturesque village on a tour bus, taking pictures of them and their homes and then leaving after a few hours to go to the next attraction. "As if it is an open air museum", one resident complained to Dutch newspaper AD.
Amsterdam’s status as a thriving, unique city has made it the perfect choice for a fact book profiling the Dutch capital. Its popularity with people from all over the world led the publisher of The Atlas of Amsterdam to also produce the book in English, about 20 pages of which are available as a preview on the publisher's website.
A national police team in the Netherlands tracked a container full of cocaine from the port in Rotterdam to a business in Den Haag, where they arrested six people. Investigators found 500 kilograms of cocaine, with a value estimated at 16 million euros, under the false bottom of a refrigerated container, broadcaster Omroep West reported.
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.
An online petition launched a week ago calling for the French government to drop plans to close its Institut Français in Amsterdam reached 2,340 signatures by Thursday at 2:30 p.m. The institute is shutting down as France is selling the building it has owned on the Vijzelgracht since 1966
A 25-year-old homeless man was claiming to be a terrorist caused the evacuation of Schiphol Airport on Tuesday night, the Marechaussee announced on Wednesday. The man made the statement to an officer for the military branch, which is tasked with policing airports in the Netherlands.
The second annual Tulp Festival kicked off on Friday in Amsterdam. Tulpen, or "tulips," are the famous symbol of the Netherlands, and they will blanket the capital city throughout the month of April.