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Amsterdam: Capital and largest city of the Netherlands
Amsterdam is the capital and most populous city of the Netherlands with a population of 872,680 within the city proper, 1,380,872 in the urban area and 2,410,960 in the metropolitan area. Found within the province of North Holland, Amsterdam is colloquially referred to as the "Venice of the North", attributed by the large number of canals which form a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


Russia may have to pay $50bn in Dutch court arbitration ruling

russia may have to pay $50bn in dutch court arbitration ruling
Moscow/Amsterdam — Russia may have to pay a record $50bn arbitration ruling after a Dutch court ruled in favour of the former owners of Yukos Oil. The ruling by The Hague Court of Appeal on Tuesday..
WorldNews - Published

More letter bombs found at Dutch offices

A letter bomb caught fire at a bank in Amsterdam on Thursday and another was disarmed at an office near Utrecht, the latest in a series of such attacks in the Netherlands this week.
Reuters - Published

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Letter bombs explode in two Dutch buildings [Video]Letter bombs explode in two Dutch buildings

Two letter bombs exploded in the Netherlands on Wednesday, one at an ABN Amro bank mail-sorting office in Amsterdam and the other 140 miles away in a mail room of Japanese electronics group Ricoh,..

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Dutch cyclists struggle against strong winds in Storm Ciara [Video]Dutch cyclists struggle against strong winds in Storm Ciara

Competitive headwind cyclists in the Netherlands fight against stormy weather on the seafront

Credit: Reuters - Viral Video     Duration: 00:22Published

Storm Ciara batters the UK with wind and waves [Video]Storm Ciara batters the UK with wind and waves

Winds of up to 80 miles an hour hit the UK on Sunday, as Storm Ciara swept in - pulling down trees and causing widespread flooding and travel disruption.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:53Published

Amsterdam marks National Tulip Day with free flowers [Video]Amsterdam marks National Tulip Day with free flowers

Amsterdam's famous Dam Square was adorned with tulip blooms on Saturday in celebration of National Tulip Day.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Five Trips To Take In Europe Before You Die [Video]Five Trips To Take In Europe Before You Die

1. Lagos, Portugal has stunning beaches. 2. Amsterdam, Netherlands is one of the most bike-friendly cities in the world. 3. Santorini, Greece has views you will never forget. 4. Ibiza, Spain is known..

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Letter bomb causes 'small explosion' at ING office in Amsterdam

A letter bomb went off on Thursday at an office of ING Bank in Amsterdam, causing a "small explosion" in which no one was hurt, a spokeswoman for the bank said.
Reuters - Published

Letter bombs explode in two Dutch buildings

letter bombs explode in two dutch buildings
Two letter bombs exploded in the Netherlands on Wednesday, one at an ABN Amro bank mail-sorting office in Amsterdam and the other 140 miles away in a mail room of Japanese electronics group Ricoh,..
WorldNews - Published

Letter bombs explode in ABN Amro, Ricoh offices in Netherlands, no injuries

Two letter bombs exploded in the Netherlands on Wednesday, one at an ABN Amro bank mail-sorting office in Amsterdam and the other 225 km (140 miles away) in a mail room of Japanese electronics group..
Reuters - Published

Suspected letter bombs hit two Dutch buildings, no injuries: police

Suspected letter bombs went off in the mail room of an office building in Amsterdam and at a post-sorting company in the Dutch city of Kerkrade early on Wednesday, police said.
Reuters - Published

Storm Ciara disrupts more than 200 flights at Amsterdam's Schiphol

Around 240 flights to and from Amsterdam's Schiphol airport, one of Europe's busiest, were canceled on Sunday as a powerful storm blew in off the Atlantic Ocean with wind gusts of up to 120 km per hour..
Reuters - Published

Boeing refuses to cooperate with new inquiry into deadly 2009 crash

boeing refuses to cooperate with new inquiry into deadly 2009 crash
Written by Chris Hamby and Claire Moses Boeing and U.S. safety officials refused to cooperate on Thursday with a new inquiry by Dutch lawmakers into a deadly crash near Amsterdam in 2009 that had..
WorldNews - Published

Mariss Jansons: 'Outstanding' conductor mourned

Tributes are paid to the Latvian maestro, who led orchestras including Amsterdam's Concertgebouw.
BBC News - Published

Mariss Jansons, Conductor Who Led Top Orchestras, Dies at 76

mariss jansons, conductor who led top orchestras, dies at 76
Jansons led top classical ensembles including the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam. Mariss Jansons, the conductor who led top classical ensembles..
WorldNews - Published

Popocatépetl: Mexico volcano forces KLM flight back to Amsterdam

A KLM plane carrying an unusual cargo is forced back to Amsterdam by ash from a Mexican volcano.
BBC News - Published

MH17 investigators say phone taps reveal Russian political ties

mh17 investigators say phone taps reveal russian political ties
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Investigators released a series of phone intercepts on Thursday which they said revealed Moscow's influence over pro-Russian rebels accused of downing Malaysia Airlines flight..
WorldNews - Published

Jack London: Medals of GB's first black Olympic star to be sold

Sprinter Jack London won silver and bronze medals at the 1928 Olympics in Amsterdam.
BBC News - Published

The Chinese suicides prevented by AI from afar

An Amsterdam-based researcher has created an initiative to spot suicidal Chinese social media users.
BBC News - Published

Schiphol airport disruption amid false report of hijacking

schiphol airport disruption amid false report of hijacking
Dutch police responded at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport to the "suspicious" incident....
WorldNews - Published

Pilot accidentally hits hostage alarm, causing lockdown at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport

A pilot accidentally triggered a hijacking/hostage taking alarm in a plane's cockpit, causing a major security lockdown on Wednesday at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport, one of Europe's busiest.
Reuters - Published

Airline apologizes for 'false alarm' that triggered hijacking protocol at Amsterdam airport

Dutch military police are investigating a suspicious situation on an aircraft at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport. - Published

'Suspicious' incident on plane at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport proves false alarm

A "suspicious" incident aboard an airliner that forced the evacuation of its passengers and crew at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport on Wednesday evening proved to be a false alarm, the airline said.
Reuters - Published

Air Europa: Pilot at Schiphol airport accidentally caused alarm

A pilot onboard an Air Europa airplane accidentally set off an alarm, prompting a major security lockdown at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport on Wednesday, the airline said in a statement.
Reuters - Published

Dutch military police probing 'suspicious situation' on plane at Schiphol airport

Dutch military police said on Wednesday they were investigating a suspect situation aboard a plane at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport.
Reuters - Published

Rewind: Parting the sea with Venice's Project Moses

This week, 60 Minutes learns how Amsterdam is prepared for flooding. But what about the other city of canals?
CBS News - Published

Dutch Family 'Waiting for End of Time' Found in Cellar

dutch family 'waiting for end of time' found in cellar
AMSTERDAM: Dutch authorities were on Tuesday trying to piece together the story of a family found living isolated from the outside world in rural Netherlands. Mayor Roger de Groot said that the..
WorldNews - Published

Dutch court convicts asylum-seeker in station terror attack

dutch court convicts asylum-seeker in station terror attack
AMSTERDAM (AP) - A Dutch court on Monday convicted an Afghan asylum-seeker and sentenced him to nearly 27 years imprisonment for stabbing two American tourists in a terror attack at Amsterdam's main..
WorldNews - Published

Dutch police detain 130 Extinction Rebellion protesters

Dutch police on Saturday said they had detained 130 protesters with environmental group Extinction Rebellion who blocked locations in downtown Amsterdam to draw attention to climate change.
Reuters - Published

Holland or Netherlands? Amsterdam Puts an End to Name Dispute in Rebranding Move - Reports

holland or netherlands? amsterdam puts an end to name dispute in rebranding move - reports
The name Holland historically refers only to a region and former province on the western coast of the Netherlands rather than the whole country. However, the country’s name varies a lot in different..
WorldNews - Published

Bristol student plans weekly Amsterdam commute due to housing shortage

A student says he is considering flying to Bristol from Amsterdam every week after failing to find housing.
BBC News - Published

Soccer player gunned down in latest Amsterdam violence

A former Dutch professional footballer who played for clubs in Portugal, Hungary and England has been shot dead in the latest violence to afflict Amsterdam, police said.
Reuters - Published

Dutch gangster case: Shock at murder of lawyer Derk Wiersum

A lawyer shot dead in Amsterdam was investigating a notorious, violent drug gang.
BBC News - Published

Dutch lawyer defending witness in drug killings case shot dead

A Dutch lawyer in a high-profile case against a group of men charged with a series of drug-related killings was shot dead in Amsterdam on Wednesday morning, police said.
Reuters - Published

Surge in young Republicans worried about the environment: survey

A growing majority of U.S. Republicans, especially younger voters, are worried that human behavior is damaging the planet, according to a survey of global attitudes to the environment conducted by an..
Reuters - Published

Amsterdam Canal Pride parade celebrates Stonewall anniversary

One of Europe's biggest annual Gay Pride parades kicked off on the canals of Amsterdam on Saturday, with over 500,000 visitors from around the world expected to cheer on 80 boats representing a wide..
Reuters - Published proposes €6bn deal to gobble up Just Eat proposes €6bn deal to gobble up just eat
Takeaway. com and Just Eat have reached an “agreement in principle” for a takeover deal that would value the latter at £5bn (€5.6 billion), creating one of the largest online food delivery..
WorldNews - Published

Amsterdam: Schiphol flight delays linger as fueling resumes

amsterdam: schiphol flight delays linger as fueling resumes
Delays have continued at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport after more than 180 flights were cancelled on Wednesday. The airport said it had resolved a refueling malfunction but warned that rescheduling will..
WorldNews - Published

Planes grounded at Amsterdam's Schiphol due to fuel supply fault

Thousands of travellers are stranded as the airport warns of disruption "long into the evening".
BBC News - Published

Paris could break all-time heat record this week as scorching temps bake Europe

Another record-smashing heat wave has overspread much of Europe, threatening all-time high temperatures in Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam. - Published

Amsterdam Holocaust memorial to go ahead despite pushback from residents

amsterdam holocaust memorial to go ahead despite pushback from residents
A Holocaust memorial is set to be built in Amsterdam after a court dismissed complaints from local residents. Locals had argued that the monument is too big for the space and that too many trees would..
WorldNews - Published

EasyJet, KLM investigating after planes collide at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport

easyjet, klm investigating after planes collide at amsterdam’s schiphol airport
Two planes smacked into each other at Amsterdam’ Schiphol Airport on Tuesday, and both airlines are investigating the same question: what happened?“This morning, a KLM Boeing 737-800 that was ready..
WorldNews - Published

Rembrandt's 'Night Watch' restoration goes under public watch

Amsterdam's famed Rijksmuseum on Monday began a historic restoration of Rembrandt's "The Night Watch", erecting a huge glass cage around the painting so the public can see the work carried out live.
France 24 - Published

Amsterdam Sex Workers Lukewarm To Plans To Reform Red Light District

amsterdam sex workers lukewarm to plans to reform red light district
Sex workers’ initial reactions to plans to reform Amsterdam's Red Light District were tepid Thursday, not surprising considering their resistance to previous attempts to change the rules that govern..
WorldNews - Published

Judges sentence Dutch crime boss Holleeder to life

Judges in Amsterdam sentenced crime boss Willem Holleeder to life in prison on Thursday for his involvement in five gangland killings.
Reuters - Published

Amsterdam Mulls Red Light District Change

amsterdam mulls red light district change
The windows where scantily clad sex workers stand to attract customers in Amsterdam could be closing for good. The city's mayor proposed fundamental changes Wednesday to the network of narrow alleys..
WorldNews - Published

Amsterdam mayor seeks red light closures

The proposed changes are the biggest in the city's sex trade in two decades.
BBC News - Published

Amsterdam's first woman mayor plans to overhaul red-light district

Amsterdam's first female mayor launched plans on Wednesday to overhaul the city's red-light district and its window displays, in a bid to protect sex workers from gawking tourists.
Reuters - Published

Amsterdam mulling over 'fundamental' changes to red light district

Amsterdam is proposing "fundamental" changes to its famed red light district to ensure the rights of sex workers, prevent crime and reduce nuisance. - Published

Are these mobsters hiding Van Goghs?

are these mobsters hiding van goghs?
NAPLES, Italy—When Italian anti-Mafia police discovered two precious Van Gogh masterpieces worth $100 million wrapped in a bed sheet under the stairway of a mobster’s house near Naples last month,..
WorldNews - Published

Ajax to sign Netherlands international Quincy Promes

Ajax is acquiring Netherlands international Quincy Promes from Sevilla in the Amsterdam club's first major signing of a summer that is expected to see several stars of its surprise run to the Champions.. - Published

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