More than 14 thousand people signed an online petition to rename the Amsterdam ArenA the Johan Cruijff Stadium, following the football legend's death on Thursday.
Train passengers can expect overflowing trains during rush hour this morning. Thousands of students will be using the rail transport in protest against NS' plan to ask universities and colleges to change their lesson schedules so students can travel outside rush hour. They hope that this will relieve some pressure on overcrowded trains.
The arrest of former Dutch soldier Jitse Akse on suspicion that he killed ISIS-fighters in Syria, is leading to fierce criticism against the Public Prosecutor. The Prosecutor is abusing its powers as Akse was only arrested to prevent him from returning to Syria, says University of Amsterdam international law professor Geert-Jan Knoops. A petition against Akse's arrest already has almost 50 thousand signatures, and more than 21 thousand people liked a Facebook group created to show support for the former soldier.
Family members of missing people often struggle with serious practical and financial difficulties because they cannot act on behalf of their missing family member. These family members, Slachtofferhulp Nederland and the Vereniging Achterblijvers na Vermissing are therefore advocating for missing persons to be given a separate legal status.
The police court in Amsterdam fined three UberPop drivers to a fine of 1,500 euros on Friday for transporting passengers for a fee without having the necessary permits.
A group of University of Amsterdam professors have started an online petition to show support for the university's executive board after the eviction of the Maagdenhuis on Saturday.
The international transport Union ITF is demanding that the Pieter Schelte, arguably the largest ship in the world, is renamed. ITF has launched an online petition in which oil and gas company Shel is invoked to not hire the ship if its name is not changed.
An Amsterdammer would not startle when finding a cat roaming around their legs in a cafe. For many years, cats have been an integral part of the local colour, ridding premisses of pesky vermin and providing comfort to the regulars. However well known Nieuwmarkt spot Cafe ‘t Loosje has received word from the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) that their beloved cat Smokey can no longer remain on the premises. Outraged by the order, employee Marie Boudri started an online petition which is receiving considerable community support.