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Sep 11 '18 07:25

One person was seriously hurt in a shooting in a parking garage In Amsterdam Centrum during the early hours of Tuesday morning, the police reported on Twitter. Three suspects were arrested.

Emergency services helped the victim at the scene, the police said.

The shooting happened around 4:00 a.m. in the parking garage of The Bank, an office building on Rembrandtplein, according to ANP.

The circumstances surrounding the shooting are still unclear. Nothing is known about the identity of the victim or the suspects. The victim's current condition is also unknown. 

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Aug 25 '17 09:00

Club ABE on Amstelstraat in Amsterdam was closed down indefinitely by Mayor Eberhard van der Laan after the in the doorway of the club resulted in the street being closed down for several hours on Thursday morning, the municipality announced on Thursday evening. 

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Aug 24 '17 16:00

The police safely removed a on Amstelstraat in Amsterdam on Thursday morning. The grenade was made harmless and removed by an Explosive Ordnance Disposal team, RTL Nieuws reports.

The hand grenade was found by cleaning staff, who noticed it in the doorway of ABE nightclub while cleaining the street around 9:30 a.m. 

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Aug 24 '17 09:59

The Amsterdam police closed down part of Amstelstraat, near the Rembrandtplein, on Thursday morning after an item believed to be an explosive was found. An Explosive Ordnance Disposal team is investigating, NU.nl reports.

According to local broadcaster AT5, the explosive may be a hand grenade. It was found near the ABE nightclub. 

At this stage the police believe it unnecessary to evacuate the area. How long the street will be closed is not yet clear.

Ajax fans watching the Europa League finals on the Museumplein in Amsterdam, 24 May 2017
May 25 '17 08:27

The Amsterdam police arrested a total of 30 people during and after the public viewing of the Europa League finals on the Museuplein on Wednesday night. After Ajax lost the title to Manchester United (2-0), the Dutch capital quickly and calmly ran empty, ANP reports.

Arrests were made for public intoxication, insults and setting a parasol on fire, among other things. One police officer was assaulted. "For us this is really an ordinary very busy Saturday night", the police said around midnight. By 1:00 a.m. Amsterdam was mostly empty and quiet, according to the news wire.

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima at the National Commemoration on Amsterdam's Dam Square, Remembrance Day 2014
May 4 '17 11:10

A commemoration for asylum seekers who died in the crossing to Europe arranged for Amsterdam on Thursday evening, at the same time as the national commemoration for WWII victims for Remembrance Day, has been canceled, the initiators announced in an open letter. "Because it was never our intention to commemorate refugees from angry words, we decided to stop our initiative", Matthijs Jaspers said, Het Parool reports.

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May 2 '17 07:58

Amsterdam pastor Rikko Voorberg wants to commemorate killed asylum seekers with 3 thousand white paper crosses on the Rembrandt square in Amsterdam on Remembrance Day. His plan was met by resistance from Jewish organization CIDI and the National Committee for 4 and 5 May, who want to keep the focus of Remembrance Day on victims of World War II, AD reports.

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Feb 7 '17 07:51

Two alleged members of an Irish organized crime outfit are in custody in Amsterdam after a failed attempt to assassinate a target in a bar there, according to Irish news site Independent.ie.

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Jan 31 '17 15:30

A 23-year-old Russian man suspected of in Amsterdam, will stay in custody for another 60 days, the Public Prosecutor announced on Tuesday. 

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Jan 20 '17 13:55

A 23-year-old Russian suspected of stabbing a police officer on Rembrandtplein in Amsterdam over the weekend, may have been involved in another stabbing, the police said in a statement.

On Friday last week around 6:00 p.m. a 30-year-old British man was suddenly grabbed by another man on Oudezijds Voorburgwal, near the Bulldog. He sustained a cut to his head. He was taken to a hospital for treatment and then released.

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Jan 17 '17 16:05

The man arrested for in Amsterdam this weekend, is a 23-year-old Russian man without fixed address. The police identified him based on fingerprints, Het Parool reports.

The man is well known to the German authorities due to theft and violent crimes, a spokesperson for the police said to the newspaper. 

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Jan 16 '17 08:05

A patrolling police officer was stabbed in the neck on Amsterdam's Rembrandtplein around 00:25 a.m. on Sunday, the police said in a statement. The motive for the stabbing is still very unclear, according to the police. the first witness statements indicate that there was no contact between the officer and his attacker before the stabbing.

The officer was rushed to the hospital after the stabbing. The wound in his neck was stitched up and he has since been sent home to recover.

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Oct 17 '16 14:10

A group of people affiliated with motorcycle gang Satudarah were banned from stepping on the Rembrandt square in Amsterdam for three months, Het Parool reports. This follows a fight in club Nasty on the Thorbeckeplein

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Aug 8 '16 08:38

The closing party for EuroPride 2016 in Amsterdam on Sunday night attracted around 500 thousand visitors, according to the Amsterdam police. By 8:00 p.m. the police had to start showing people away as the Rembrandtplein reached its capacity

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Feb 12 '16 17:05

Several men harassed and robbed British tourist Richard Cole shortly before he drowned in an Amsterdam canal, police revealed on Friday. The police do not suspect the men of being directly involved in Cole's death, but are looking to interview them. They released photos of the men in the hope of tracking them down.

Jan 19 '16 13:50

The police are investigating a shooting incident in Amsterdam early on Tuesday morning. Several shots were fired at a club on Amstelstraat. No one was injured.

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Jun 1 '15 14:45

The city of Amsterdam plans to experiment with a number of measures in an effort to keep the capital a livable environment with the growing number of residents and visitors. One of these measures is making the Nieuwmarkt a car-free zone.

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Feb 27 '15 17:01

Three Danish tourists were sickened after using white heroin they thought was cocaine. The tourists, aged 21, 22 and 24 were treated in a hospital and released, the city said in a statement

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Jan 9 '15 00:03

The dead body of a missing Norwegian tourist was found floating in an Amsterdam canal Thursday afternoon, police in Amsterdam confirm. Tore Grødem, a 21-year-old man visiting the city, had not been seen since December 19 at about 2 a.m.

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Jan 7 '15 16:50

Amsterdam police are extending the search for the missing Norwegian man Tore Grødem during the coming days. The 21-year-old went vanished on December 19th after he left the Escape nightclub in Rembrandtplein to take cash out of his account.

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Oct 3 '14 16:01

A man who took a taxi from Rembrandtplein to Lelystad was beaten unconscious by the taxi driver and left on the street.

Oct 1 '14 15:11

After a wild chase through Amsterdam, the police arrested two suspects on suspicion of carjacking on Wednesday morning.

Sep 25 '14 12:35

The City of Amsterdam will impose exclusion orders on dealers who sell fake drugs in the late night entertainment districts Leidseplein and Rembrandtplein. Dealers who parade disguise flour or detergent as cocaine will receive a weekend ban from the square.

Jun 5 '14 14:49

Amsterdam mayor Eberhard van der Laan has announced that restaurants, bars, and cafes will be allowed to stay open for an hour later than usual to show Dutch matches in the knockout stages of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. They will also be permitted to put up additional TVs and big screens for the tournament. Cafés with a licensed terrace or patio may place TVs outside, but outside beer taps are still not permitted, according to Dutch newspaper het Parool.

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