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New meters for Amsterdam taxis.

Taxis in Amsterdam have been obliged to install new-style meters operating a new tariff system under new nationwide regulations that came into force on 1 February. Now passengers can expect to pay a f...
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Fashion in Amsterdam’s Red Light district.

Since 19 January shop windows in Amsterdam
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Democrats Global Primary, Amsterdam.

The Democrats Global Primary, the first time in American history for a political primary to be held abroad, will take place on
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Hackers crack Amsterdam transport smart card.

The secret code used in the public transport smart card (OV-chipkaart) due to replace strip tickets next year in Amsterdam and throughout the Netherlands has been cracked by two German computer hacker...
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Writers refuge.

The three-bedroom apartment in a quiet suburb of southern Amsterdam where Anne Frank spent her childhood from 1933-1942 has been restored and rented out to Amsterdam Foundation for Cities of Refuge, a...
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Youth hostel chain inaugurates new centre in Amsterdam.

The Stayokay youth hostel chain, which runs 30 hostels in the Netherlands, has opened its third Amsterdam hostel in a quiet neighbourhood to the east of the city centre. To celebrate the opening, the...
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Eco-energy for Amsterdam city council.

As of the beginning of January, all council buildings, local bodies and institutions in Amsterdam are powered by electricity generated from waste. The energy is supplied by the city
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Council funds restoration of Amsterdam School facades.

The ZuiderAmstel District council is offering subsidies to residents and local business owners who wish to restore their Amsterdam School facades. Up to
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Cargo tram goes on trial in Amsterdam.

The CityCargo consortium has begun feasibility trials for a cargo tram system in the Dutch capital using an old Municipal Transportation Company (GVB) tram. Potentially offering major advantages over...
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Amsterdam prisoners to sublet homes.

A little-known Amsterdam council regulation allowing prisoners to sublet their rented property for up to a year while serving out their jail term is being promoted by the
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Photographs by Lou Reed.

The Serieuze Zaken Studioos on Biderdijksbreet is hosting an exhibition of urban landscape photographs by legendary rock star Lou Reed. Inaugurated on 10 October by the 65-year-old musician-turned-pho...
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Deer in Amsterdam’s dunes.

The deer population in the Waterleiding duinen nature reserve west of Amsterdam has reached nuisance proportions according to Amsterdam water board Waternet, which manages the area. Due to lack of nat...
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TukTuk launched in Amsterdam.

Twenty brightly coloured auto-rickshaws or
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Amsterdam cargo tram gets green light.

Following a successful pilot run in March, the Dutch capital
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New public library for Amsterdam.

The new Central Public Library on Oosterdokseiland is to open to the public on 7 July. The ultra-modern structure near Central Station is the largest public library in the Netherlands, housing two sma...
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Amstelhof to become Hermitage Museum Amsterdam.

The Amstelhof is to close on 14 May for a complete makeover before reopening as the new Hermitage Museum Amsterdam in 2009. The renovation represents the second phase of a project to transform the for...
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Queen’s birthday celebrations in Amsterdam.

Hundreds of thousands of people are expected in Amsterdam for the traditional Koninginnedag or Queensday holiday festivities marking the birthday of Queen Juliana, mother of the reigning Dutch monarch...
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Flower boxes for Amsterdam bike racks.

The Green Party (GroenLinks) in Zeeburg has put forward a proposal to address the shortage of bike parking places on the streets of the Dutch capital while simultaneously providing more greenery. The...
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Amsterdam blocks privatisation of Schipol.

Plans for the privatisation of Amsterdam
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Green light for Amsterdam’s tallest building.

A 47-storey apartment block is to be built next to the Amsterdam Arena Stadium at the end of the Arena Boulevard in south-east Amsterdam. The skyscraper, which has been given the go-ahead by the Amste...
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Queen Elizabeth to visit Amsterdam.

The British sovereign Queen Elizabeth II is to visit Amsterdam to mark the 400th anniversary of the English Reformed Church on the Begijnhof in February. She and Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands will...
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Cargo tram pilot scheme.

A pilot scheme involving the use of trams to transport heavy goods into the city centre is to be launched by the CityCargo Company in late December or early January next year. Initially trams will be...
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Robodock festival site threatened by development.

The Amsterdam government has announced plans to turn the 42-hectare site of the disused ADM shipyard at the Hornweg in Amsterdam West into an inland port. Occupied by a group of artists since 1997, th...


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