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Amsterdam ring road digs in

The Netherlands ministry of transport has agree to fund a project to put a southern section of the Amsterdam ring road underground. It has also given the go-ahead to widen the stretch that dissects th...
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Amsterdam to target illegal immigrants

Amsterdam is to tighten its approach to illegal immigrants in the city, particularly those from central and eastern Europe. It is planning to improve its registration procedures, get tougher on illega...
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Cannabis sales to be controlled

Tourists will not to able to buy cannabis in coffee shops in the Netherlands starting from May 2012. Under the new law coffee shops will only be able to sell the drug to registered members and not to...
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Monday mail may be scrapped

The delivery of mail on Mondays could now be scrapped according to a new ruling from the Netherland
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Amsterdam central library to charge for internet access

From 1 January 2012 the Amsterdam Public Library will no longer offer free internet or WiFi services. As from 1 January all those wanting to use the service will have to become a member or buy a v...
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AMSTERDAM COFFEE SHOP SCHEME TO CUT CANNABIS USERS BY 70 PER CENT

The number of people buying cannabis in Amsterdam would fall by 70 per cent, say city authorities, if proposals by the Netherland
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Hidden Goya portrait discovered in Amsterdam

A fully-finished second painting by Spanish master Goya has been discovered beneath one of his masterpieces at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. High-intensity x-ray technology, developed by technicia...
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KLM to run flights on used cooking oil

The Netherlands flagship carrier KLM has announced that, from September, it will begin running flights between Amsterdam and Paris fuelled by used cooking oil. More than 200 flights on the route w...
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First electric taxis on the road in Amsterdam

The first electric taxis in Amsterdam are now on the road. Authorities claim they are a cost effective way of reducing pollution and will help meet new air quality regulations introduced in May. O...
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Rembrandt honoured in Amsterdam

Visitors to Amsterdam will now be able to follow a tourist trail unveiled in honour of 17th-century artist Rembrandt van Rijn, reports Dutch News. The trail will follow the path the artist, who died i...
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Amsterdam hotel prices among highest in Europe

Hotel rooms in Amsterdam have been rated as some of the most expensive in Europe in the Hotel Price Index 2010, carried out by hotel booking website hotels.com. Amsterdam prices rose nine per cent yea...
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New Canal House museum opens in Amsterdam

A museum dedicated to Amsterdam
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Amsterdam removes all mosquito machines

The mosquito noise machine, which emits an irritating and sometimes painful high frequency noise that can be heard only by children and teenagers, is to be removed by city authorities from four sites...
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Direct Amsterdam Maastricht air route from summer 2011

Swedish airline Sverigeflyg has announced that it will begin operations this summer three times daily on weekdays from Amsterdam's Schiphol airport to Maastricht Aachen airport, under the brand Wings...
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Amsterdam average house prices rising

House prices in Amsterdam bucked the national trend and rose by 4.5 per cent in 2010 according to the city
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New Michelin star for Amsterdam

Amsterdam has a new Michelin star restaurant. In the Michelin Netherlands 2011 guide the Restaurant Vermeer on Prins Hendrikkade was awarded its first star. Amsterdam now has six one-star restaura...
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