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Aug 14 '15 10:00

Now for the first time tourists and residents in Amsterdam can enjoy the innovative combination of rain protection and city map in one. Rainmap, the popular umbrella printed with a city map on the inside, is now available in Amsterdam.

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Aug 8 '15 11:25

Police in Zandvoort sealed off part of the beach there after the body of a young woman was discovered washed ashore. Her identity is not known, police said Saturday.

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Aug 5 '15 18:30

Dutch Television mogul John De Mol bought up a 5.1-percent stake in Amsterdam-based GPS device manufacturer TomTom. De Mol purchased about 11.7 million shares, local media reported on Wednesday citing a statement from the financial market regulator AFM.

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Aug 4 '15 17:00

Dutch company Fugro, involved in the search for the missing Malaysia Airline flight 370, says it is anxious to learn the origin of debris that washed up on Réunion last in July. The items found on the French island east of Madagascar includes a piece of a Boeing 777 wing, empty bottles, and luggage material.

Jul 30 '15 19:11

Chinese-Dutch real estate company CTF completed the purchase of the former Paleis van Justitie, literally the "Justice Palace" in the center of Amsterdam for 61.3 Million Euros. It was the second attempt by the firm to pick up the historic building on the famed Prinsengracht canal.

Jul 25 '15 10:45

The weather warning initially issued for Saturday was upgraded to a code red alert for hard winds holding at up to 110 km/h on the western coast of the Netherlands. The extra caution covers Zeeland and Zuid-Holland beginning at 11 a.m., and Noord-Holland from noon, according to the government meteorological agency KNMI.

Hoofddorp shooting
Jun 22 '15 22:07

An unidentified woman standing in front of a Domino's Pizza was gunned down by at least one assailant who fled the scene by car. She may be the owner of a nearby nail salon who fled her previous home with her daughter after receiving threats, broadcaster RTV Noord-Holland reported.

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Jun 19 '15 08:29

Motorcycle club violent crime in Noord-Holland, and throughout the Netherlands, is often promoted by the Haarlem chapter of the Hell's Angels.

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Jun 16 '15 16:15

Deputy Prime Minister Lodewijk Asscher called for an end to the derogatory use of the word “Jew” with regard to fans of Amsterdam football club Ajax. Many of the team’s fans often refer to themselves as “The Jews,” even though the club has no historical association with Jewish organizations or Jewish athletes.

Jun 16 '15 11:24

A woman in Bloemendaal made a surprising discovery after coming out of the supermarket on Monday - thousands of bees had nested in her bike bag in the time she was shopping.

Jun 15 '15 19:10

A record number of tips related to sex trafficking were called into the Meld Misdaad Anoniem, an anonymous crime watch hotline, with nearly two-thirds of the calls playing a substantial role in criminal investigations. Between June 2014 and this past April, operators received 297 reports of coercion, forced prostitution, exploitation, and prostitution in unlicensed locations, with 33 cases possibly involving child victims.

Jun 15 '15 19:10

"It's a funny, playful project and not meant to be a statement," artist Luis Risi says of his street art project, "The Red Mice District. The pieces feature mice made to look like pin-up girls in risqué outfits, each mounted in a white frame with a bright red light shining upon them. He had no intention of making a moral judgment or proclamation about prostitution when he started hanging his street art pictures around De Wallen, Amsterdam’s most famous Red Light District.

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Jun 15 '15 14:40

A couple in Zaandam were fined 230 euros each for boarding the train after the departure whistle. The authorities accused them of "impeding the movement of public transport," they told broadcaster AT5.

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Jun 9 '15 21:55

Police in Amsterdam Noord arrested a man there Tuesday night possibly linked to the brash, daytime murder of underworld figure Lucas Boom. The suspect was taken into custody because he matched the description of a man spotted at the scene of a burnt-out, brown Volkswagen Transporter van.

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Jun 8 '15 16:32

Nijmegen officials called a report from an Italian website “absurd” saying that the 2016 Giro d’Italia will kick off from the Gelderland city. The report calling it the official starting point of the 2016 Giro d’Italia cycling race comes from cycling site Tutto Bici, and is sourced to Nijmegen cycling activist Jos Sluijsmans.

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Jun 8 '15 15:43

Lithuanian DJ Ten Walls was dropped from the Pitch Festival lineup after publishing homophobic remarks on his own Facebook page. The Amsterdam festival said they were trying to determine the correct course of action just after noon on Monday, but by 1:20 p.m. festival organizers chose to cancel the 32-year-old’s performance.

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Jun 5 '15 17:25

Over 60,000 square meters of the ING Harlemmerweg office space in Amsterdam is going under conversion into 900 apartment units. This is a result of the purchase agreement between real estate investment company Bouwinvest and the developer Pinnacle, which is going to transform the bank's office space.

Jun 5 '15 16:39

Vodafone and Liberty Global, both based in London, are discussing possible transactions which include a merger, reports Bloomberg Business. A merger between the two companies would be another step in the growing consolidation in the telecommunications industry.

Geef Cafe
Jun 4 '15 16:50

A cafe where visitors can decide themselves what they are paying for a meal is planning to open a venue in Amsterdam after summer. Previously the entrepreneurs tested the concept of the Geef ("GIve") cafe for six months in a pop-up restaurant in Rotterdam.

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Jun 2 '15 20:36

Dutch football association KNVB announced Tuesday it is pleased that FIFA leader Sepp Blatter is resigning. The association said Blatter’s sudden decision to step down is “striking,” but the “KNVB does not want to speculate now” of the longtime football chairman’s motives.

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Jun 2 '15 19:05

The Zaans Museum purchased a work by French painter Claude Monet for 1.16 million euros, making it the most expensive purchase in the history of the museum. Titled, "Voorzaan and Westerhem," Monet painted the piece when he stayed in the city in 1871.

May 26 '15 18:53

The IJmuiden production arm of multinational firm Tata Steel made a profit of 344 million euros last year, according to the internal memo sourced by FD. The entire conglomerate, on the other hand, reported a loss.

White enough for you
May 21 '15 18:51

Two elementary schools in Amsterdam Zuid, each with predominately darker-skinned students, are planning to send their pupils on the streets of Amsterdam wearing bright white t-shirts with the slogan, "Is this white enough for you?" written on them. The blunt message is meant to raise awareness for the schools, while encouraging more white parents to enroll their children at the two locations.

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May 19 '15 16:45

Skoda drivers are the best drivers in the Netherlands, as they cause 28 percent fewer accidents and damage compared to the national average, according to research conducted by Generali Nederland. The best drivers in the country live in Drenthe, who caused 24 percent less damage last year than drivers from other provinces, the study also shows.

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