Watergraafsmeer

WWII bomb in Amsterdam Oost
Nov 16 '18 16:28

Construction workers in Amsterdam Oost found a decades-old weapon in the backyard of a home in the Watergraafsmeer district. Explosives experts at the scene on Finsenstraat determined it had been already-fired and was thus harmless.

Police officer and paramedic
Jul 20 '18 07:46

A man stabbed himself in the middle of the street in Watergraafsmeer in Amsterdam on Thursday morning. He was taken to hospital, AT5 reports.

The incident happened around 10:00 a.m. Multiple police cars and ambulances responded to the scene, as the man's intentions were unclear, according to the broadcaster.

The man did not harm, or try to harm, anyone else. He was taken to hospital for treatment. 

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Apr 10 '17 15:50

"I did not kill my husband", 89-year-old Antonia M. from Amsterdam said in court on Monday. She is suspected of stabbing her 88-year-old husband to death in their home n Watergraafsmeer on January 10th, 2015, Het Parool reports.

The Public Prosecutor believes that caring for her husband of 63 years became too much for Antonia M. Evert had poor health and could do virtually nothing for himself anymore. The couple's children also stated that their mother sometimes got overwhelmed. 

An Amsterdam bridge designed by architect Piet Kramer in 1921
Feb 13 '17 15:50

Historic bridges in Amsterdam's Watergraafsmeer are in dire need of repair, the Heemschut Heritage Association wrote in a letter to Amsterdam district Oost, Het Parool reports.

The association is referring to bridges around the Galileiplantsoen and Arcihmedesplantsoen, according to the newspaper. They were designed in the Amsterdam School-style by architect Piet Kramer in 1928. 

Insiya Hemani, kidnapped in Amsterdam and taken to India
Sep 29 '16 13:18

A 2.5 year old girl was abducted from a home in Amsterdam on Thursday morning. The police are worried that she may have been taken abroad.

May 18 '15 18:20

Amsterdam police tactical teams arrested three Albanian men in three different locations in the city, early on Monday morning. The three men are suspected of drug trafficking, police stated in a press release.

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