Amsterdam

Amsterdam has all the benefits, as well as the disadvantages, of a multi-cultural city. There is an excellent choice of cultural, shopping and sporting facilities, but in some areas drug-related crime, poverty and racial tensions are serious problems. Housing prices are low compared with many other...

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Dutch leave Netherlands in record numbers

In 2012 nearly 150,000 Dutch citizens emigrated from the Netherlands according to Statistics Netherlands. This compares with just over 130,000 in 2011 and 121,000 in 2010. The reasons for the emigr...
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Amsterdam population growing

Recent figures from city authorities have revealed that Amsterdam
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Turkish Airlines plane crashed with US military radar information.

The Telegraaf newspaper has reported that the Turkish Airlines plane that crashed at Amsterdam
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Amsterdam church steeples re-open for summer.

The 17th-century church towers of Amsterdam
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Amsterdam world’s most multicultural city.

As of 1 Jan 2007 people representing a total of 177 different nationalities are residing in the Dutch capital according to Amsterdam city council, making it once again the most multi-cultural city in...
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Fashion in Amsterdam’s Red Light district.

Since 19 January shop windows in Amsterdam
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Writers refuge.

The three-bedroom apartment in a quiet suburb of southern Amsterdam where Anne Frank spent her childhood from 1933-1942 has been restored and rented out to Amsterdam Foundation for Cities of Refuge, a...
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Council funds restoration of Amsterdam School facades.

The ZuiderAmstel District council is offering subsidies to residents and local business owners who wish to restore their Amsterdam School facades. Up to
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Queen’s birthday celebrations in Amsterdam.

Hundreds of thousands of people are expected in Amsterdam for the traditional Koninginnedag or Queensday holiday festivities marking the birthday of Queen Juliana, mother of the reigning Dutch monarch...
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Green light for Amsterdam’s tallest building.

A 47-storey apartment block is to be built next to the Amsterdam Arena Stadium at the end of the Arena Boulevard in south-east Amsterdam. The skyscraper, which has been given the go-ahead by the Amste...
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Queen Elizabeth to visit Amsterdam.

The British sovereign Queen Elizabeth II is to visit Amsterdam to mark the 400th anniversary of the English Reformed Church on the Begijnhof in February. She and Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands will...
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Robodock festival site threatened by development.

The Amsterdam government has announced plans to turn the 42-hectare site of the disused ADM shipyard at the Hornweg in Amsterdam West into an inland port. Occupied by a group of artists since 1997, th...
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Laying of fibre-optic network begins.

The Amsterdam city council has started laying a fibre-optic network which will provide broadband access for the districts of Oosterparkbuurt-Zuid and Dapperbuurt. Funds for the public/private project...
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Non-smoking luxury hotel opens in Amsterdam.

The brand-new 20-storey Mvenpick Amsterdam hotel overlooking the River IJ in the heart of the Dutch capital has opened to guests. Positioned right next to the Passengers Terminal for visiting cruise s...
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Beware spiked chocolate bars.

Customs officials at Amsterdams Schipol airport have issued warnings over chocolate bars spiked with hallucinogenic substances after a homeless person suffered nausea and hallucinations after eating o...