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Amsterdam gets scooter taxis

To add to its already excellent and varied public transport system Amsterdam now has a scooter taxi company, called Hopper, launched at the beginning of October. The price of a single ride is a flat-r...
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The Van Gogh museum closes for restoration

The Van Gogh will be closed from 24 September 2012 to 25 April 2013 for renovations. During that period about 75 of the 200 works will be on display at the Hermitage, Amsterdam, Amstel 51, in an ex...
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Amsterdam’s Stedelijk reopens to the public

Amsterdam’s Stedelijk museum was officially re-opened by Queen Beatrix on 22 September and opened to the public again after ten years on 23 September. The new part of the building includes a...
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Netherlands vote pro-Europe

After the victory of the centre-right VVD party led by Mark Rutte in the parliamentary election on 12 September he is now faced with the problem of forming a new government. The VVD won 41 seats (u...
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Elections in the Netherlands

The Netherlands elects a new parliament on 12 September after the fall of the minority government last April over an austerity budget. Polls indicate that the race will be close, between the centre...
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Rijksmuseum to reopen April 2013

Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum, which has been under restoration for most of the last decade, will reopen to the public on 14 April 2013. During renovations and alterations only the Philips wing of the...
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Schipol airport on high alert

Schipol airport was on alert on 29 August because of the suspected highjacking of a Vueling plane with 180 passengers enroute from Malaga in Spain. The plane was escorted by F16 fighters to Schipol...
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Fewer school dropouts in the Netherlands

The number of children leaving school without any qualifications has dropped by 50 per cent in ten years in the Netherlands. School dropouts have gone from 71,000 ten years ago to 38,600 today and...
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Amsterdam’s Grachtenfestival celebrates 15 years

Amsterdam’s Grachtenfestival of classical music is in full swing throughout the city. The main concert takes place on 18 August close to the Pulitzer Hotel, with floats on the Prinsengracht cana...
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Rijksmuseum cycle path to reopen

The cycle path under Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum will open again, once the renovations to the museum are concluded in 2013. The museum administration wanted to stop the path being used in order t...
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Ground rent too much in Amsterdam

Amsterdam’s city audit office has revealed that the council often overcharges homeowners for ground rent on council land. Most land in the city is owned by the council, which charges a ground...
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Road deaths down in Netherlands

Road deaths and traffic jams are down in the Netherlands according to figures from the ministry of transport. In 2011 deaths fell from 81 to 67 in 2011. The Netherlands has a population of 16.6 millio...
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Dutch big internet shoppers

Dutch consumers are among the top online shoppers in Europe. In 2011 65 per cent of 16-75 year old shopped online. This puts the Netherlands in fourth place behind the UK, Sweden and Denmark, accor...
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Arts cuts damage Netherlands culture

The decision by the government to cut the Netherlands’ arts council subsidies by 25 per cent over the next four years means that some orchestras, theatre groups and dance companies will no longe...
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Dutch fees for non-EU residency too high

The European Court of Justice has ruled that the Netherlands charges non-EU residents too much for residency permits. The fee is between
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Dutch fees for non-EU residency too high

The European Court of Justice has ruled the Netherlands charge non-EU residents too much for residency permits. The fee is between €188 and €830 for the permit. Each country in the EU is...
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Dutch bookshops win awards

Two Dutch bookshops have been named among the 20 most beautiful bookshops in the world. The Selexyz Bookstore in Maastricht heads the list and the American Book Center in Amsterdam, which also has a b...
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Deaths on Amsterdam canals

According to a report in the Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf, Amsterdam
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