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Passenger quay gets facelift.

Amsterdam Passenger Terminal is improving its waterside facilities to accommodate growing numbers of ocean-going cruise ships. The quay space has already been extended by 5,000 sqm and two new compute...
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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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English weekly celebrates.

The "Amsterdam Weekly", the Dutch capitals free English-language newspaper, has celebrated its 100th edition with a special comics issue, featuring some of the citys top cartoonists, and a party at th...
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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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New mosque gets go ahead.

Construction of the Westermoskee in the predominantly Turkish and Moroccan district of de Baarsjes in West Amsterdam will begin on 28 February, after 12 years of decision reversals, delays and controv...
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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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New chip cards for public transport.

The strippenkaart ticket currently in use on Amsterdam city metro, buses and trams will be replaced by a new chip card in early 2007 in a move intended to make using public transport easier and to pre...
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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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City centre parking rises.

Hourly parking rates in the centre of the city went up on 1 January from 3.40 to 4.40. The new rates apply around the Central Station, Dam Square, the red light district and Nieuwmarkt Square. This ri...
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Sorting out taxis.

The city governments of Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Utrecht have been given new powers to intervene in the local taxi market in response to problems following liberalisation in 2000. Since thi...
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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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Testing TV and internet on trains.

For the next 5 months on intercity trains running between Haarlem and Maastricht, Dutch railways are testing public reaction to television screens and wireless internet facilities on board. The televi...
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Traffic wardens to get targets.

Traffic wardens in Amsterdam have been set production targets of ten parking fines and eight wheel clamps per day. The local traffic department, Stadstoezicht , which is supposed to be one of the few...
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Towing away valuables.

People who leave objects of value such as mobile phones or portable computers in their parked vehicle may find it has been towed away under a new scheme aimed at beating crime. Amsterdam police curren...
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New bike park in Amsterdam

As many cyclists in Amsterdam have discovered, finding a secure place for their bikes is a challenge. The first de Fietsenflat (bicycle flat) was created in 2001 a floating bike park with several flo...
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Mayor resigns to lead PvdA labour party

Amsterdam mayor Job Cohen has announced his resignation with immediate effect in order to stand for leadership of the country


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