renovations

Hardewijk bastion and wall in 1907
Oct 19 '17 14:30

Between four and six meters of a centuries-old brick wall leading to the historic Hardewijk bastion, is missing. Part of the wall disappeared during renovations of the boulevard as part of a major urban renewal project. The intention was to only do some renovations to the ancient wall. How meters of it disappeared, is a mystery, Omroep Gelderland reports.

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Mar 8 '17 15:15

The Het Loo palace in Apeldoorn is largely closing on January 8th next year to undergo major expansion and renovations, which are expected to cost 123 million euros and take more than three years, the Telegraaf reports. 

It is expected that the palace, which is now a museum, will only open again in mid 2021. In the mean time visitors can still access the stables and the gardens and some events will still be held. The entrance fee will be adjusted in this period.

Mar 7 '17 12:55

On Tuesday the court in The Hague ordered the Naturalis museum in Leiden to "immediately" stop renovations to the building. The building's original architect Fons Verheijen filed a lawsuit saying that the renovations infringe on his copyright. The Hague court ruled that the renovations must be stopped until a court ruled on this lawsuit, NU.nl reports. 

A court ruling on Verheijen's lawsuit is expected in May.

Mar 6 '17 14:19

The Anne Frank House in Amsterdam is being renovated. The renovations will include a new, larger entrance on the Westermark and more space for educational visits, AD reports. 

The former student housing on the Westermark will become part of the Anne Frank House, making more space available at the museum for educational tours and visitor facilities. The museum also plans to offer visitors more historical context, so that they can better experience the story of Anne Frank and her hiding place.

Lady Justice (Photo: Roland Zumbuehl/Wikimedia Commons)
Feb 10 '17 10:00

The court in Amsterdam left thousands of pages of confidential documents behind when it left the building for major renovations, the Telegraaf reports. Construction workers brought these documents to the newspaper.

The construction workers found the documents while working on the court's renovation. According to the newspaper, it involves thousands of pages that contain, among other things, information on pending criminal cases, recently launched police investigations and names and address details of witnesses and defendants.

Aug 2 '16 08:56

No trains are traveling between Amsterdam and Schiphol Airport today due to rail works on the track between Amsterdam Sloterdijk and the airport. ProRail is also working on other routes between the Dutch capital and the airport, which means that all train passengers traveling between the two locations today, will have to do so by bus

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Jul 25 '16 16:00

The saying goes that good fences make good neighbors, but it seems that not even the best of fences can keep out loud music - the number one reason for fights between neighbors in the Netherlands, according to a study done by the Legal Assistance Information Center

Jun 22 '16 09:55

The Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment is making up to 250 million euros available for renovations and reconstruction at the Schiphol train station, State Secretary Sharon Dijksma wrote to parliament on Tuesday

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May 3 '16 12:40

The Dutch government gave artist Daan Roosegaarde an budget of 13 million euros for an artwork along the famed Dutch Afsluitdijk. The artwork should turn the 32 kilometer long dike, which is being renewed and strengthened in the coming years, into a "Smart Highway".

Apr 27 '16 13:50

Minister Stef Blok of Housing presented three plans for renovating the Binnenhof to the Senate and Parliament on Tuesday. In these three options the renovations will cost between 475 million and 525 million euros. All three options are doable, but option three is more expensive than budgeted

Apr 5 '16 16:35

Department store De Bijenkorf filed a 1.5 million euro lawsuit against construction company BAM. The case is appearing in court on Wednesday

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Mar 29 '16 14:45

The GVB starts renovations on 16 subway stations on Amsterdam's Oostlijn (East Line) today. The renovations will take about two years and cost some 57 million euros. All 16 stations will be upgraded with a modern look, including brighter spaces, modern elevators and extra escalators at busier places.

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Feb 4 '16 12:27

A series of incidents, the most serious of which a girl being sexually assaulted last week, has left the residents of student dorm on H.J.E Wenckebachweg in Amsterdam-Oost feeling insecure in their own homes.

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Sep 14 '15 08:40

The rebuilding of Utrecht Central Station is costing significantly more than initially expected. So far the project is 53 million euros over budget.

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Jul 30 '15 09:08

The renovation of Utrecht Central Station is running a year behind and may go up to 100 million euros over the 270 million euro budget, the Financieele Dagblad reported on Thursday based on internal documents of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment.

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Jul 28 '15 16:32

The metro stations on Amsterdam's Oostlijn will soon get their first major renovation in nearly 40 years. The revamp will cost 57 million euros and take a total of two years.

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Jul 21 '15 14:10

The Scheveningen Pier reopened this weekend after two years of rebuilding. And it seems that the two years it was closed down did nothing to diminish the public interest - more than 22 thousand people paid a visit to the Pier over the weekend.

The Binnenhof
Jul 6 '15 13:35

The best option for the necessary renovation of the Binnenhof is to close the whole complex for 5.5 years and temporarily move the parliament. This option will cost between 500 and 600 million euros

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May 27 '15 08:29

The renovation of the royal palace Huis ten Bosch is becoming much more expensive than was announced last year. The renovation was estimated to cost 35 million euros, but the actual amount now appears to have run up to about 60 million euros, RTL Nieuws reports based on sources close to the cabinet.

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May 14 '15 10:54

Buyers of a new home may soon be able to hold contractors liable for defects after delivery. Currently contractors are only liable for hidden defects and defects that have been noted and recorded on a list before the delivery day.

Mar 10 '15 08:52

The negotiations on the renovation of De Kuip have fallen apart over an amount of 15 million euros, according to René van Ierschot, President Commissioner of Feyenoord Stadium, NOS reports.

The Binnenhof
Mar 9 '15 12:33

50Plus Senator Jan Nagel wants to move all ministries, the Tweede Kamer (lower house of parliament), the Eerste Kamer (Senate) and the Council of State to a new island in IJburg, Amsterdam.

The Binnenhof
Feb 13 '15 10:14

The Tweede Kamer (lower house of parliament) will have to leave the Binnenhof for 5.5 years so that the buildings on the Binnenhof can be completely renovated, BNR reports.

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Feb 2 '15 13:31

A statement from Rob Wassenberg of housing corporation Seyster Veste caused great unrest among residents of care complex Park Boswijk on Saturday. Wassenberg "threatened" with the arrival of Syrian refugees in an attempt to convince the mostly elderly apartment owners to support the renovation of the complex.

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