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Dutch inventor behind the cassette tape Lou Ottens dies

Aged 94, Lou Ottens, the dutch inventor behind the cassette tape, has passed away. Lou breathed his last at his home in Duizel, Netherlands. Thus far no reason has been attributed to his death. An...
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Amsterdam bans coffee shops to foreigners and tourists

Amsterdam bans coffee shops to foreigners because of too many tourists. "We won't end up like Venice," the idea is to reserve them for residents. Shopkeepers are against it.  After limitations were s...
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Asian crime lord, Tse Chi Lop, arrested in Amsterdam

Tse Chi Lop is the head of Asia’s largest crime syndicate worth billions of dollars.  The notorious crime boss is among the world’s most wanted fugitives, running an empire across the Asia-Pacific wo...
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Dutch government resigns after ‘child welfare fraud’ scandal

  The entire Dutch government has resigned. The entire Dutch government has resigned amidst a scandal that resulted in thousands of families wrongfully accused of child welfare fraud. Mark Rut...
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The girl with the pearl earring as you've never seen her before

The Mauritshuis museum in The Hague, which houses Vermeer's famous painting, is one of first in the world to be fully digitized. Here's how (and what to see) Like so many museums around the world, th...
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Holland suspends passenger flights to the UK due to mutated covid-19 virus

The Dutch government has suspended all passenger flights from the United Kingdom until 1 Jan 2021 after a case of contamination from a new British mutation of the coronavirus was discovered in the Net...
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No New Year’s bonfire for the dutch at Den Haag

There will be no New Year’s Eve bonfire party at the beaches of Hague in the Netherlands this year. This announcement was made by the municipality on Tuesday evening. Measures put in place to curb th...
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Train derails and lands on a whale's tail

The accident that took place in Spijkenisse, near Rotterdam, where a train on the city's metro line derailed at the end of the line and got suspended 10 meters high, could have turned into a tragedy....
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Best International Schools in Amsterdam

Here are some of the international schools that make learning in Amsterdam worthwhile. Amsterdam is well known for its beautiful houses, canals and waterways, cycling, and fine coffee shops. It is al...
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Geert Wilders says Italians hardly pay taxes

Geert Wilders, the leader of the Dutch sovereign, anti-European and anti-immigration party, heavily critized the European Recovery fund deal and in particular Italy.Wilders made his position very clea...
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Amsterdam closes part of Red Light District because of social distancing issues

Amsterdam authorities have closed a few streets in the famous red light district of the city, due to overcrowding. City officials have also told people not to visit the area. Social distancing restri...
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Amsterdam bans Airbnb rentals to tourists

On 1 July the Dutch city of Amsterdam has decided to ban Airbnb and similar holiday rental platforms from three central districts. In the remaining neighbourhoods, the letting of holiday homes will...
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How to get from Amsterdam to London by train

 No stop train from Amsterda to LondonAfter surpassing boarder control push-back, Eurostar is prepared to launch its first train from Amsterdam to London. Direct trips from the United Kingdom to the N...
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Amsterdam treats sex workers like human beings

For someone who comes from a place where sex work is illegal, unsafe, and held in contempt by society, walking down the streets of the Red Light district in Amsterdam is a surreal experience. Inevi...
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Amsterdam Central Station damaged by subway works

Cracks appear in Amsterdam station building due to subway excavation. Structural damage to the façade of the Amsterdam Central Station is the result of excavation works relating to the ongoing Noor...
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Amsterdam tackles attacks on public transport

Spitting at Amersterdam's drivers and inspectors on the increase. Security workers on Amsterdam's trams and buses have been issued with special kits to collect DNA from anti-social passengers who s...
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Electrical taxis at Schipol airport

Over 160 electrical driven taxis started working between Schipol international airport and Amsterdam in mid October. Two taxi services, BIOS-Groen and BBF SchipolTaxi, with support from the city, n...
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Micropia museum opens in Amsterdam

Micropia, Amsterdam's new museum, boasts that it is the first in the world dedicated to the microscopic life of the body – the three billion microbes, such as bacteria (a million can fit on the...
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UberPop launches in Amsterdam

The smartphone taxi service UberPop launched in Amsterdam on 30 July. The Uber App connects passengers with unlicensed drivers, providing a ride that is about 50 per cent lower than the standard taxi...
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Rubbish strike in Amsterdam

Garbage collectors are on strike for three days in Amsterdam, starting 16 June, to support a request for a pay increase of 2.5 per cent backdated to 2013 and 3 per cent in 2014. There will be no house...
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