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Feb 15 '16 15:40

An FC Groningen fan was arrested on Sunday after flashing a Nazi salute at a fan of a visiting football club. The 21-year-old man was taken into by officers in Groningen who witnessed the incident, police there announced later in the day.

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Feb 15 '16 09:12

Cash payments on buses may soon be a thing of the bast in large parts of the Netherlands, following a series of robberies involving buses and bus drivers in Amsterdam-Noord, a teenager who used a shotgun in an incident last month and two knife-wielding men in clown masks attacking a bus driver last week.

Feb 13 '16 08:30

The small Noord-Holland town of Enkhuizen is among the European towns and cities with the highest drug use per inhabitant, according to a study done on the drug content in sewage by water boards all over Europe. Per inhabitant, Enkhuizen residents use 8 times more amphetamine than Amsterdam residents

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Feb 13 '16 08:00

The United States is leading an investigation into bomb threats made against schools across the world in January, including three schools in Amsterdam. Though American authorities are in charge of the case, they are working in unison with the Netherlands, Dutch police said on broadcaster AT5.

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Feb 12 '16 17:30

For the second time in a week, Feyenoord goalkeeper Kenneth Vermeer will file an official complaint and request police to investigate threats made against him. Spectators at a darts competition in Newcastle, England, and broadcast live in the Netherlands on RTL 7, were seen holding signs stating, “Kenneth must hang!” and “Vermeer NSB,” possibly meant to liken Vermeer to a Nazi collaborator.

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Feb 12 '16 15:52

Amsterdam public bus drivers will no longer accept cash as a payment method beginning on December 31, the city’s mayor announced on Friday. The decision was made after several violent robberies of bus drivers over the past few months, including a teen boy who used a shotgun in an Amsterdam Noord incident last month.

Feb 10 '16 15:46

Police and the prosecutors office are investigating two years of theft at a paper money printing facility in Haarlem. No arrests have yet been made in the case, which involves a “substantial amount” of fifty-euro notes, according to Dutch crime blog Crimesite.nl.

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Feb 8 '16 18:34

White people were seen dressing up in blackface during several events connected to Carnival festivities held over the past few days around the Netherlands. Dressing up in blackface is a serious problem that casts aside black people and their concerns, says activist Mimi from anti-discrimination organization MAD Mothers.

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Feb 1 '16 16:12

A Dutch court convicted former Amsterdam politician Delano Felter for comments he made in 2010 against homosexuals. He was fined one thousand euros by the court, which conditionally suspended half the amount for two years.

Police dog search Cole missing
Feb 1 '16 15:53

Police in Amsterdam were searching the water near Thorbeckeplein for missing British tourist Richard Cole on Monday. Officers were on the water with a police sniffer dog trying to locate him.

Feb 1 '16 15:31

Two armed men who fired shots during a morning raid of a home in Amsterdam Nieuw-West are still on the loose, according to the Parool newspaper. The apparent robbers made their way into the home on Gerrit Stuyverstraat at about 10 a.m. and threatened those inside with a firearm.

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Feb 1 '16 15:00

After four months of negotiations the Netherlands and France have reached an agreement on their 160 million euro combined purchase of two Rembrandt portraits. The portraits, set for a lengthy restoration, will first undergo a brief touchup. They will then go on display in Paris for three months before arriving in Amsterdam, the ANP newswire reported on Monday.

Soccer - Dutch Linesman Dies after Attack during Game - Almere
Feb 1 '16 08:18

Players at Amsterdam football club Nieuw Sloten are accused of attacking another referee during their Fourth Class - C match against league leader DCG on Saturday. The incident happened just over four years after Almere linesman Richard Nieuwenhuizen died from injuries sustained during an attack by players and supporters of the Amsterdam team.

Cocaine
Jan 30 '16 11:12

Six people were arrested in the Netherlands and Belgium in connection with 310 kilograms of high-grade cocaine discovered at a port in Denmark last summer. Four of those arrested were caught in Rotterdam this past December, the public prosecutor’s office in the Netherlands confirmed exclusively to the NL Times.

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Jan 28 '16 14:19

Several reports of a terrorist threat in Amsterdam had investigative services in the city on high alert Thursday morning, Mayor Eberhard van der Laan told the General Affairs committee at City Hall. The nature of the threat was not disclosed, but the response to the threat was "scaled down" later in the day, a city council spokesman confirmed to the NL Times.

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Jan 27 '16 17:00

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.

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Jan 27 '16 16:10

Police officers were surprised early Tuesday morning when they kicked in the door of an Amsterdam man they thought was in trouble and shouting, only to discover he was actually trying to sing along with an opera recording. The man was enjoying his music wearing headphones, and did not notice the police at his door.

Jan 21 '16 18:26

Police fired at least six different gunshots during a traffic stop on a busy road in Amsterdam. The driver of the car escaped in the auto with officers continuing to shoot at the car navigating through a busy intersection.

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Jan 21 '16 17:58

Amsterdam police arrested a 32-year-old man in connection with a fatal stabbing that took place across the street from the city’s central station. The suspect was picked up on Tuesday, and does not have a fixed address, police said in a statement.

Jan 18 '16 14:20

A total of 130 schools in the Netherlands can call themselves "excellent" for the next three years. They were selected by an independent jury, chaired By Jet Ranitz, Chairman of the Inholland executive board, who visited and assessed 210 primary schools, special needs schools and high schools

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Jan 13 '16 17:25

A group of 18 families, frustrated by the Netherlands’ slow pace at investigating the crash of flight MH17, are calling on Prime Minister Mark Rutte to pressure Russia, Ukraine, and the United States into releasing raw radar images taken on the day of the crash. They are angered that Russia vetoed a proposal last July to try suspects in the MH17 explosion at the International Criminal Court, and that it will still take another six months before the Netherlands decides how to proceed with a prosecution, if any is to take place.

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Jan 12 '16 13:30

A 4-year-old-boy from Grootebroek died in hospital on Monday after a fall from a bouncy castle on December 31st. The spent a week in a coma in the VU medical center in Amsterdam

Jan 8 '16 14:42

Police rushed to Amsterdam’s Central Station on Friday afternoon after a young man allegedly yelled out “Bomb!” and threw a bag onto customer service counter in a shop. He then ran off, local broadcaster, AT5 reported.

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Jan 8 '16 10:07

An investigation into a fireworks attack on a Jewish family in Amsterdam’s Rivierenbuurt neighbourhood led to the arrest of three teens, Amsterdam mayor Eberhart van der Laan said on Thursday. The family involved said the three shouted anti-Semitic phrases while trying to kick the door of the house in on New Year’s Eve.

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