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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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Parking fines in Amsterdam hit record

Revenue from parking fines in Amsterdam totaled €166 million in 2013 or €9 million more than in 2012. This is partly due to an increase in the parking spaces available, in part to an incr...
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Schiphol growing fast

Schiphol has now become the fastest growing airport in the European Union. With an added one million passengers in 2012 it overtook Madrid to become the fourth busiest airport in the EU. Passeng...
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Van Gogh’s Sunset at Montmajour unveiled in Amsterdam

The newly discovered work by Van Gogh unveiled in Amsterdam on 9 September will be on view at the Van Gogh Museum from 24 September. It is the first discovery of an unknown work by the Dutch artist...
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Amsterdam museum weekend

22-23 June sees a major weekend celebration to mark the reopening of Amsterdam’s three major museums, the Rijksmuseum, the Stedelijk and the Van Gogh at the Museumplein hub. There will be late-n...
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Dutch plan to drop Monday postal deliveries

The minister of economic affairs has presented a proposal to parliament to cut postal deliveries on Mondays. At present the postal service PostNL NV, which is an independent company, is obliged by law...
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Rijksmuseum reopens

The remodernised Rijksmuseum will reopen to the public on 13 April after its official inauguration by Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, one of her last public appointments before she retires at the en...
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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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Dutch recession affects horses

Over 4,500 horses have been put down in the Netherlands in the first six months of 2012 compared with 3,400 in the whole of 2011 according to a report in the daily tabloid NRC.next. According to th...

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