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Rock stars find tax haven in Amsterdam.

Irish rock band U2 has transferred the music publishing wing of its company, U2 Limited, from Dublin to Amsterdam following a change in Irish tax exemption laws. The U2 Limited company, which owns all...
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Tackling crime in the red light district.

The Amsterdam city council has refused to renew the operating licences of 37 of the citys 170 brothels on the grounds that they may be involved in criminal activity. The decision was enacted under the...
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Crime levels down.

Amsterdam has the sixth highest incidence of crime in the country after Rotterdam, Eindhoven, Tilburg, Roermond and Den Bosch, according to the annual crime league table published by the newspaper Alg...
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City swimmers spoilt for choice.

The latest addition to Amsterdams range of city beaches is Strand West open till 30 September, near the Houthavens in the borough of Westerpark which has 20,000 sqm of sand beside the waters of the IJ...
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Queens Day festivities.

This years Queens birthday holiday (Koninginnedag) is to be held on 29 April to avoid falling on a Sunday. The holiday instituted by Queen Juliana shortly after the end of world war two is usually cel...
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Further delays to Rijksmuseum.

The re-opening of the renovated Rijksmuseum, scheduled for mid-2008, has been set back to the end of 2009. The delay is due to extra security requirements against theft and burglary following recent a...
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Plan to pedestrianize Leidseplein.

Leidseplein Square, Amsterdams cultural and nightlife hub, is to become a pedestrian precinct if plans presented by the local council are approved. Currently a chaotic traffic intersection, the new-lo...
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Dope-smoking banned on the streets.

Marijuana can no longer be smoked on the streets of West Amsterdam under a new bylaw attempting to limit petty crime in the de-Baarsjes neighbourhood, one of the poorest quarters of Amsterdam. Offen...
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Gearing up for fashion.

For six days from 25 Jan the Dutch capital is hosting the 4th Amsterdam International Fashion Week. Most events are being held in the former industrial complex of the Westergasfabriek, but galleries a...
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Christmas lights for De Gooyer windmill.

The De Gooyer windmill at the eastern end of Amsterdams city centre has been given the Christmas treatment with lights now adorning its sails. The idea is to attract visitors and tourists to this part...


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