Ice skating on Amsterdam canals
Mar 2 '18 08:00

Two skaters fell through too thin ice on the Prinsengracht in Amsterdam on Thursday. One managed to get out of the water himself, the other had to be rescued. Bob Maas, the unofficial ice master of the Dutch capital, thinks that the ice on the canals will be thick enough to skate on safely over the weekend, Het Parool reports.

Oct 25 '16 08:39

Five cars went up in flames in a series of arsons committed within minutes in Amsterdam over night, RTL Nieuws reports.

The cars were set alight on Keizersgracht, Prinsengracht and Boomstraat. 

A Burgernet report was issued calling on Amsterdam residents to keep an eye out for "persons behaving suspiciously". 

The police are still looking for the perpetrator. 

Sep 15 '16 16:00

Automatic fast food snack bar Febo is celebrating its 75th birthday with a special "floating" branch. The floating Febo is handing out free "festival croquettes" on the Prinsen canal in Amsterdam today

Aug 7 '15 14:09

Residents of the Prinsengracht have written a letter to Amsterdam Mayor Eberhard van der Laan requesting that the annual Gay Pride canal parade be moved to Amstel next year. They are tired of the noise and pollution the parade brings with it.

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.

Jun 23 '15 10:47

The former Justice building on Prinsengracht in Amsterdam has been sold and will be turned into a luxury 5 star hotel.

Mar 19 '15 15:42

The Konijnenlaan in Wassenaar is now the most expensive street in the Netherlands. The average property price on the street is estimated at 2.275 million euros, reports Quote. The record for density of houses worth over a million is set by nearby Bloemcamplaan, where 99% of all residences exceed the value.

Jun 17 '14 10:26

A gay couple were assaulted by four men on the Prinsengracht in Amsterdam Saturday night. One of the men, 25-year old Ronald, was beaten so hard that his piercings came out of his ear. He lost his hearing in that ear as well.

Feb 8 '14 04:34

Two cars were hanging off the quay and leaning on a house boat in the city moat in the center of Amsterdam, after they were rammed by a truck Friday afternoon.

Feb 4 '14 04:33

Toosje Kupers had no idea how valuable the marbles were she had stored in a cabinet for dozens of years: Anne Frank's marbles, who were given to her when the Franks had to move to "het Achterhuis."

Jan 2 '14 16:54

Nearly 1.2 million people visited the Anne Frank House in 2013. The museum on the Prinsengracht saw an increase of about 42,000 guests to 1,195,456.

Dec 10 '13 14:10

Limited edition bottles of water from Amsterdam canals are being marketed by an advertising agency in honor of the 400th birthday of the city's famous canal ring. Iris Worldwide created and designed the Amsterdam Canal Aqua bottles, each containing water from one of four different canals, just in time to commemorate the occasion.

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