Tickets to one of this year’s most popular King’s Day party sold out in under an hour on Friday. Some 40 thousand tickets were purchased for the April 27 party organized by Radio 538 in Breda
The Canadian owner of luxury department store Saks Fifth Avenue is negotiating opening a branch on the Rokin in Amsterdam. This means that the plans for a private luxury department store in the building, The Haussmann, are definitely off the table, Haussmann director Louis Bianchi said to Het Parool.
The city council of Amsterdam is set to give its formal recommendation in favor of keeping the city’s mayor, Eberhard van der Laan, in office for a new six-year term. The decision will be announced at the beginning of a council meeting on Wednesday, according to Het Parool.
In an unfortunate accident a rare and extraordinarily expensive Porsche 911 GT3 RS ended up with its nose in the waters of the Oostwetering canal at the Porsche Center in Amsterdam. The sports car, wearing the classic light blue and orange Gulf racing livery, was just fitted with new decals when things went wrong. The car rolled off the ramp and right into the water, according to the Telegraaf.
The King of Morocco arrived at Schiphol Airport on Friday in a private visit to the Netherlands. Mohammed VI started off the stop surprising several people on the street, where he stepped out incognito, wearing just a hoodie sweater, knitted cap and a pair of jeans.
A peace rally put together by several Muslim organizations drew hundreds of people from various faiths to Amsterdam’s Dam Square on Friday evening. The demonstration was a show of unity following the attacks in Brussels earlier in the week.
Two million households in the Netherlands were tuned in to see the Dutch men’s national football team lose in Amsterdam to France. The international friendly match was halted in the 14th minute for a stirring tribute to Oranje football legend Johan Cruijff, who died of cancer earlier this week at the age of 68.
Tennis coach Mark de J. was officially named a suspect in the murder of businessman Koen Everink, the public prosecutor revealed on Friday. A court in Utrecht will hear arguments on Saturday about the detention of De J., a tennis coach arrested earlier in the week at Schiphol Airport.
Publisher Sanoma's headquarters in Hoofddorp was evacuated on Tuesday after the discovery of a suspicious package.
A train traveling from Brussels to Amsterdam was stopped at Hoofddorp station on Tuesday after a "suspicious person" was signaled. Witnesses saw a SWAT team dragging a person from the train
The fifth floor of the NOS building in Hilversum was evacuated for a short time after the discovery of an envelope containing an unknown white powdery substance, the broadcaster announced.
Police ordered the evacuation of parts of Amsterdam Centraal after an unattended package was found on the walkway dividing platforms 13 and 14 there. Meanwhile, the station in Hoofddorp, just west of the Amsterdam airport, was also shut down around 11 a.m. after a passenger on a train between the two cities acted suspiciously and was heard making threats, according to railway infrastructure firm ProRail.
A man riding a bicycle in Zandvoort was stopped by police Thursday night for trying to use tea light candles in place of proper lighting. When officers stopped the man his bike was not illuminated, and he was barely visible.
The police gunned down a man after he attacked them with a knife in the Noord-Holland town of De Kwakel on Thursday morning. He died at the scene.
Amstelveen mayor Mirjam van 't Veld says she refuses to back down from plans to receive asylum seekers in the Amsterdam suburb despite a specific death threat made against her. She would not comment on the context of the threat in an interview with newspaper Het Parool, but she said it was typed on half of an A4-sized sheet of paper and addressed to her personally.
A federal court in New York sentenced two former Rabobank employees to prison for their roles in manipulating the Libor, an estimated interest rate that serves as a benchmark for financial lenders around the world. The Dutch banks’s former finance executive, Anthony Allen, was handed a two-year prison sentence, with trader Anthony Conti being sent to prison for a year.
Homicide investigators in Amsterdam are turning to social media in the hopes of gathering more information about a gruesome murder in which a severed head was found on a city street, and the remaining body found inside a burning stolen van miles away. The death of 23-year-old Nabil Amzieb has been in the headlines for several days in the Netherlands, with the smoldering car found in Amsterdam Zuidoost on March 8, and Amzieb’s head was discovered outside a shisha lounge on Amstelveenseweg in Amsterdam Zuid the next morning.
Fog will cover much of the north, central and eastern Netherlands through the morning rush hour and into the early afternoon, Dutch meteorological agency KNMI cautioned on Friday. The weather experts issued a code yellow warning for limited visibility in Noord Holland, Flevoland, Friesland, Drenthe, Overijssel and Utrecht.
Thousands of fallow deer in the Amsterdam Waterleiding dunes near Zandvoort may be shot in an effort to preserve biodiversity in the region, the court ruled in a case brought by Fauna Protection
The number of “serious incidents” on Amsterdam’s public transit system rose by nearly 24 percent in 2015 to 333. This was up from 269 a year earlier.
Residents on the Elpermeer in Amsterdam Noord were jolted awake by a detonated explosive at about 4 a.m. There were no injuries in the suspicious blast, which shattered apartment windows and car windshields.
The leader of anti-Islam group Pegida was arrested after he unfurled the flag of his group emblazoned with a swastika during a rally at Amsterdam city hall on Saturday. In getting approval for the rally, Pegida was informed by Mayor Eberhard van der Laan that displaying a swastika was prohibited, the police said after the arrest.
The 129-year-old Amsterdam theater Carré has announced plans to bring a major American production to the Netherlands every year as part of the new “Broadway on the Amstel” theatrical series. The series kicks off with the European premiere of Pippin on March 10, theater director Madeleine van der Zwaan announced this week.
The police and fire department are investigating different techniques to put out fires that could help preserve forensic evidence, Amsterdam mayor Eberhard van der Laan said on Friday. According to the Telegraaf, he responded to questions raised by conservative VVD party city counselor Dilan Yesilgöz, who suggested that getaway care fires should be extinguished with as little water as possible so that DNA is not washed away from a potential crime scene.