Sunday, 25 October 2020
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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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