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Nov 5 '18 13:00

The Amsterdam police found a real Kalashnikov, also known as an AK-47, offered for sale at RAI on Friday. The automatic weapon, which had been disabled, was offered as a collector's item, Het Parool reports.

Police officers found the weapon after a tip. Even though the gun was disabled, it's barrel had been sealed and no bullets could be placed in its cartridge, the possession of such a weapon is still a punishable offense, the police said.

The Kalashnikov was confiscated and an official report was filed against the owner. 

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Aug 10 '18 11:50

The police broke multiple car windows at the RAI in Amsterdam, where the World Dog Show 2018 is taking place, to rescue overheating dogs. Multiple dog owners were fined 750 euros for leaving their pets in the hot car, ANP reports.

While the heatwave is over in the Netherlands, temperatures in a parked car can still quickly rise to 40 degrees, the police said. This can cause to overheat and even die. Police officers will perform extra checks at the RAI over the weekend to make sure no dogs are left in cars.

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Apr 3 '17 12:55

Last year bicycle sales in the Netherlands dropped to the lowest level in 30 years, according to figures from RAI, Bovag and GfK. Despite this revenues from bicycle sales reached a record high by increasing 4.2 percent, mostly thanks to the increasing popularity of expensive electric bikes, ANP reports.

Last year 928 thousand new bicycles were sold, a decrease of 5.7 percent and the lowest point since 1987. In 2007 a total of 1.4 million bikes were sold, but since then sales decreased every year.

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Mar 7 '17 10:20

A stuntman broke both his arms in Amsterdam on Monday afternoon when he jumped from a height of 60 meters in a stunt organized to promote the Funsports Xperience at the RAI, Het Parool reports.

The stunt involved three professional athletes jumping from the RAI tower between 1:35 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. in a BigAirBag world record attempt for Street Diving - a new sport involving jumping without a parachute to land on an inflatable cushion. 

Dec 16 '16 13:50

The next Dutch government should include a Minister for Mobility, who must focus on improving the connection in and between cities to prevent a further increase in traffic jams and accidents, according to a manifest set up by a coalition consisting of seven major public transporters and car companies, NOS reports. 

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Jun 21 '16 11:50

The opening of a Weapon Sales Fair in the Rai in Amsterdam on Wednesday will be met by protests from action group Stop Wapenhandel (Stop Arms Trade in English). The fair runs from June 21st to 23rd

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Apr 1 '16 17:10

The second annual Tulp Festival kicked off on Friday in Amsterdam. Tulpen, or "tulips," are the famous symbol of the Netherlands, and they will blanket the capital city throughout the month of April.

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Oct 22 '15 15:30

The fifteenth edition of the Masters of LXRY, the stock market for luxury products, is tipped to be the biggest of its kind yet. Between December 10 -14, the RAI in Amsterdam will be hosting 400 entrepreneurs displaying and demonstrating their latest and most exclusive products, on over 30,000 square meters of floor space.

Oct 21 '15 11:23

The about 240 thousand Turkish-Dutch people in the Netherlands will be casting their votes for the Turkish parliamentary elections between Wednesday and Sunday.

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Oct 6 '15 10:22

Journalists that were invited to an event attended by Rwandan President Paul Kagame in Amsterdam have reported being denied access, with some claiming they were attacked by Rwandan security guards. The incident took place on Saturday at the RAI convention center, which was hosting a "Rwanda Day" celebration for nationals from that country living in Europe.

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Aug 12 '15 13:45

Volkswagen, Porsche, Bently, Seat and Audi car keys, among others, are easy to hack because the chip in the ignition key and the code in the immobilizer are not programmed properly. This involves the Megamos Crypto chip, which is installed in hundreds of thousands of cars in the Netherlands, and millions world wide.

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Jun 2 '15 16:29

A coalition of auto associations sent a letter to the cabinet outlining an alternative taxation plan for the car market. They are calling on lesser market distortion, greater simplicity of regulation and more incentives for producers of electric cars.

Apr 28 '15 17:04

After years of delays, Amsterdam RAI is getting its own hotel and with its 650 rooms, Nhow RAI will win the title of largest hotel in the Netherlands. The design of the building was chosen from eleven candidates and is designed by Rem Koolhaas from well-known Rotterdam architecture firm OMA.

Apr 17 '15 10:24

NS will once again be using a special timetable during King's Day on April 27th, the railway company announced on Thursday.

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Dec 3 '14 14:22

Automotive sales in the Netherlands is headed for the lowest number of new cars sold since 1969. In comparison to last year, new car sales has dropped with over 19 percent in 2014, a prediction made by Aumacon in anticipation of decreased sales in the beginning of this year.

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Nov 10 '14 15:26

The national memorial for flight MH17 has concluded. More than 1,600 relatives of victims of the MH17 plane crash came together in the RAI, Amsterdam.

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Nov 10 '14 13:04

The Netherlands is honouring all 298 victims of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 crash in a memorial service in Amsterdam Monday.

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Nov 10 '14 08:28

Today more than 1,600 relatives of the victims of the disaster with flight MH17 will gather for a memorial in Amsterdam.

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Nov 9 '14 16:25

Flags across the Netherlands will be lowered to half-staff on Monday morning in advance of the country’s national memorial ceremony for the victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 later that afternoon. The commemoration at the RAI convention center in Amsterdam begins at 1 p.m., before Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte takes the stage to speak on behalf of the nation.

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Nov 3 '14 10:21

State Secretary of Finance Eric Wiebes (VVD) and the coalition parties PvdA and VVD have reached an agreement on an adjusted plan for car tax and lease cars.

Sep 10 '14 10:47

The Dutch Senate yesterday honored the victims of flight MH17 during the first meeting of the new parliamentary year. A minute of silence followed speeches from Senate president Broekers-Knol and Prime Minister Mark Rutte, the NOS reports.

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Aug 29 '14 13:12

The Amsterdam public transit authority, GVB, has released new video footage of the still under construction Noord-Zuid underground metro line. Although still incomplete, a camera-mounted drone has captured footage of the route, giving people an insider's look at the over €3 billion project.

Jan 3 '14 04:34

Consumers bought fewer cars in 2013 than in 2012. December 31st counted 417,036 newly registered passenger cars, 17 percent less than the year before, according to data from the RAI, BOVAG, and the Central Bureau Mobility Information.

Aug 2 '13 08:22

The Dutch horticulture industry will host a new technology show next year after the conclusion of the Horti Fair in November 2012.

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