BRUSSELS (AP) — Dutch prosecutors say police have detained two men in Amsterdam on suspicion of involvement in providing weapons used in the deadly November 2015 terror attacks in...
Thousands attend climate march in Dutch capital
AMSTERDAM (AP) — Thousands of people, many warding off rain under umbrellas, have packed a central square in Amsterdam to march for more progressive climate policies in the...
Back to his roots: Hockney landscapes adorn Van Gogh Museum
AMSTERDAM (AP) — A new exhibition at Amsterdam's Van Gogh Museum highlights the influences of the tormented Dutch master on the later landscape works of one of the world's greatest living artists,...
Vandals paint swastikas on buildings in Amsterdam
AMSTERDAM (AP) — Vandals suspected of being soccer hooligans from The Hague have painted graffiti including swastikas and anti-Semitic texts on buildings in Amsterdam.
A look at companies moving UK business in the age of Brexit
LONDON (AP) — Honda's decision to close a plant in Britain comes at a time when businesses are worrying about the potential impact of the country's looming departure from the European...
Substitute Asensio strikes late, Real Madrid beats Ajax 2-1
AMSTERDAM (AP) — With a little help from the video assistant referee, defending champion Real Madrid overcame a spirited Ajax to win the first leg of its Champions League round-of-16 match 2-1 on Wednesday and take a big step toward the quarterfinals.
Substitute Marco Asensio scored a late winner to put Madrid in a strong position going into the second leg on March 5.
Rijksmuseum shows off its Rembrandts in blockbuster show
AMSTERDAM (AP) — For the first time, and likely the last, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is showing off most of its works by Rembrandt van Rijn in a single exhibition.
From imposing portraits to intimate sketches and prints that usually lie cocooned in the darkness of climate-controlled storage, the Amsterdam museum is exhibiting 22 paintings, 60 drawings and some 300 of its best etchings in the blockbuster show that turns visitors into flies on the walls of the Dutch master's life.
Man fatally shot by Amsterdam police was carrying fake gun
AMSTERDAM (AP) — Prosecutors say a man fatally shot by police near the Dutch central bank in Amsterdam was carrying a fake weapon and may have been attempting to incite officers into killing him.
Detectives investigating Wednesday night's shooting say the 31-year-old victim was carrying a replica weapon that "could not be differentiated" from a real gun.
He was shot after he began walking toward police responding to reports of an armed man walking the streets.
Amsterdam: Kilometers of canal walls need urgent repairs
AMSTERDAM (AP) — Years of neglect combined with wear and tear from heavy trucks driving next to Amsterdam's famous canals have left kilometers (miles) of canal walls at risk of subsiding and in urgent need of repair, the city's municipality said Thursday.
A report commissioned by the city says that repairing infrastructure such as canal walls and bridges is "a complex, large and urgent" task.
Dutch police kill gunman near Netherlands central bank
AMSTERDAM (AP) — A police spokesman in the Netherlands says officers shot and killed an armed man on a street next to the country's central bank.
Amsterdam police spokesman Ruben Sprong said the suspect was shot on Wednesday night when he approached officers with the gun. He says a person passing by was wounded.
Sprong said: "There is no big signal of terror or anything like that" from what happened.
Not plane sailing: Jumbo jet crawls through Dutch fields
AMSTERDAM (AP) — A Boeing 747 has begun its final journey — making its way at walking pace rather than jet speed — from Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport to the grounds of a nearby hotel, where it will be turned into a visitor attraction.
German police catch suspect in Amsterdam watch robbery
BERLIN (AP) — German police say they have caught a suspect over the theft of watches worth some 125,000 euros ($143,000) from an Amsterdam jeweler.
Federal police said the 34-year-old Estonian man, whose name wasn't released, was arrested on Friday evening as he crossed the border hours later after the robbery.
They said in a statement Monday that he was picked up in a routine check on a bus traveling from Amsterdam to Berlin as it stopped at a rest area near the Dutch border on the A280 highway.
Prosecutors: Prison for man who firebombed Turkish consulate
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch prosecutors have demanded a 20-month prison sentence for a man who threw home-made firebombs at the Turkish consulate in Amsterdam, saying he wanted to draw attention to the "Kurdish question."
Prosecutors said Thursday that the 35-year-old was waving a knife when police arrested him near the consulate on Amsterdam's Museum Square on Aug. 11. One of the devices caused a small blaze in the grounds of the diplomatic post.
Van Gogh’s ‘Sunflowers’ staying put in Amsterdam museum
AMSTERDAM (AP) — A "full body scan" carried out on the Van Gogh Museum's version of the Dutch master's iconic "Sunflowers" has shown the painting is not fit to travel because it's in "stable but vulnerable" condition, the museum's director said Thursday.
Barcelona signs young Dutch midfielder De Jong for 75M euros
Barcelona signed promising 21-year-old Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong from Ajax for 75 million euros ($85.5 million) on Wednesday, although he won't start playing for the Spanish champions until next season.
The deal could reach 86 million euros ($98 million) including possible add-ons depending on the youngster's and the team's performances during the five-year contract, which starts in July.
The transfer was finalized by Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu in Amsterdam.
Crossing the sea: EU Medicines Agency shifts to Amsterdam
AMSTERDAM (AP) — A gift of traditional Dutch wooden shoes kicked off the European Union Medicines Agency's formal move from London to Amsterdam on Wednesday, a concrete consequence of Britain's looming departure from the bloc.
Amsterdam airport departure area evacuated for bomb threat
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch military police evacuated passengers from a departure area at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport for a short time Monday evening due to a bomb threat, police said.
The Royal Marechaussee police force said in a tweet that officers overpowered a suspect and quickly lifted the evacuation order. An update from the military force's Twitter account said the suspect was a 51-year-old Canadian man who was held for questioning.
Dutch court upholds Amsterdam’s ban on new tourist stores
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Netherlands' highest administrative court has upheld an Amsterdam municipality ban on new stores in the city's historic heart that sell goods specifically to tourists.
The Council of State ruling Wednesday is a victory for the Dutch capital's attempts to rein in the negative effects of the huge number of visitors crowding its streets.
Dutch court upholds maximum sentence for cyberbully
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch appeals court on Friday upheld a prison sentence of nearly 11 years for a man convicted of cyberbullying dozens of young women and gay men around the world.
Amsterdam Appeals Court confirmed the maximum 10 years and eight months sentence imposed in March last year on the man identified by Dutch authorities as Aydin C., who was convicted of fraud and blackmail for the online abuse.
Man with knife arrested at Amsterdam airport
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Military police in the Netherlands have arrested a man armed with a knife at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport.
Military police spokeswoman Joanna Helmonds said the man allegedly threatened passers-by on Thursday night before officers detained him. Nobody was injured.
Helmonds says "the investigation is still underway but we do not believe there was a terrorist motive." She says officials declared the airport safe.
Dutch court throws out case of disputed Buddha statue
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A court in Amsterdam has refused to resolve a legal dispute over ownership of a Buddha statue that contains the mummified remains of a monk.
The civil court in Amsterdam threw out the case Wednesday, saying in a written ruling that two Chinese village committees seeking ownership of the disputed statue are not legal entities and are therefore ineligible to file a claim.
Dutch court clears the way for deer cull in nature reserve
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch court has given the go-ahead for a cull of hundreds of red deer in a nature reserve north of Amsterdam, in a wildlife management case that has sparked fierce opposition from animal rights activists.
Thursday's ruling clears the way for marksmen to begin shooting hundreds of deer in the Oostvaardersplassen, a wetland reserve created for wild birds but which also is home to hundreds of deer, horses and cattle.
Photo thought to be of Vincent van Gogh is his brother
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — One of only two known photos of painter Vincent van Gogh turns out to most likely be an image of his brother, Theo, the Van Gogh Museum announced Thursday.
Forensic testing by experts at Amsterdam University "confirmed the high likelihood of the boy in the photograph being the 15-year-old Theo van Gogh, and not Vincent," the Amsterdam museum said.
Hailing the future taxi: Drone-car mashup model takes flight
AMSTERDAM (AP) — A scale model of a flying drone-car drove and hovered across an Amsterdam exhibition hall Tuesday, providing a glimpse of what could be the future of urban mobility.
Money laundering: Dutch police find cash in washing machine
AMSTERDAM (AP) — Dutch police who found 350,000 euros ($400,000) hidden inside a washing machine have detained a man on suspicion of — what else? — money laundering.
Police said in a statement Thursday that officers were checking a house in western Amsterdam on Monday for unregistered residents when they found the valuable laundry load.
Anne Frank House renovated to tell story to new generation
AMSTERDAM (AP) — The museum built around a secret annex in a canal-side house where Anne Frank hid from Nazis during World War II has been renovated to better tell the teenage Jewish diarist's tragic story to a new generation of visitors who may know little about the horrors of the Holocaust.
Museum executive director Ronald Leopold said Wednesday the aim is to "provide more information about the historical context and background of the story we represent, which is the story of Anne Frank."
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London’s black cabs soon to be seen on the streets of Paris
LONDON (AP) — London's black cabs will be seen on the streets of Paris next year as the company that makes them begins selling its wares in the City of Light.
London Electric Vehicle Co., which makes plug-in electric taxis that look like traditional black cabs, has put about 600 vehicles on the streets of London and has already expanded to Amsterdam, Berlin, Hamburg and Oslo.
The move into Paris comes as Mayor Anne Hidalgo aggressively works to improve air quality in the city.
Rembrandt’s Night Watch to get restoration in Amsterdam
AMSTERDAM (AP) — Rembrandt van Rijn's Golden Age masterpiece The Night Watch is getting a makeover.
Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum announced Tuesday that it will restore its most famous painting, starting next year in a project that will be open to the public and viewable online.
Soccer great Van Basten leaves FIFA technical director role
ZURICH (AP) — Soccer great Marco van Basten is leaving FIFA after two years as technical director.
The former Netherlands forward is leaving amicably to be closer to his family in Amsterdam, FIFA said Friday.
Van Basten helped oversee the introduction of video review for referees at the World Cup in Russia, plus coaching programs to help member federations.
Dutch police arrest 7 men suspected of plotting major attack
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Seven men were arrested Thursday in the Netherlands on suspicion of plotting a large-scale extremist attack that Dutch prosecutors said they think was foiled following a months-long investigation.
The national prosecutor's office said in a statement that heavily armed police arrested the men in the towns of Arnhem, about 100 kilometers (62 miles) south of Amsterdam, and Weert in the southern Netherlands close to the borders of Germany and Belgium.
Tagliafico scores twice as Ajax beats AEK Athens 3-0
AMSTERDAM (AP) — Defender Nicolas Tagliafico scored twice Wednesday as Ajax celebrated its return to Champions League football with an emphatic 3-0 victory over AEK Athens at the recently renamed Johan Cruyff Arena.
‘Show must go on:’ Stranded in Europe, orchestra improvises
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Symphony Orchestra might want to consider naming its next album "Songs in the Key of A" — as in airport, abandoned and Amsterdam.
The renowned orchestra very nearly missed the last stop on its 12-concert, eight-city European tour when it got stuck in Paris en route to the Dutch capital.
Amsterdam stabbing suspect ordered held for further 90 days
AMSTERDAM (AP) — An Afghan asylum seeker accused of stabbing two American tourists at the Dutch capital's main railway station has been ordered detained for a further 90 days as investigations continue into what prosecutors say was an extremist attack.
Amsterdam District Court approved the extension of the 19-year-old man's detention on Thursday.
Americans stabbed in Amsterdam thank police for swift action
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Two Americans injured in an Amsterdam knife attack that prosecutors say had a "terrorist motive" thanked Dutch police and medical staff Wednesday for their assistance.
Police and prosecutors say the two 38-year-old American men were stabbed last Friday at Amsterdam's busy central railway station by an Afghan who is seeking asylum in Germany. The alleged attacker was shot and wounded by police officers immediately after the attack and remains in custody.
Suspect in stabbing of Americans believes Dutch insult Islam
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — An Afghan asylum-seeker accused of stabbing two Americans in Amsterdam believes that Islam is insulted in the Netherlands, Dutch prosecutors said Monday, giving the first indication of why they think a "terrorist motive" was behind the attack.
The 19-year-old suspect is accused of stabbing the 38-year-old tourists Friday in an unprovoked attack after he arrived at Amsterdam's Central Station on an international train.
Dutch police question suspect in stabbings of 2 Americans
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The U.S. State Department offered help Sunday to investigators in the Netherlands who are treating the stabbings of two American tourists at Amsterdam's main railway station as a possible extremist attack.
State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said the U.S. was "ready to assist Dutch authorities in their investigations as appropriate."
Young Dutch soccer player dies after on-field colllision
AMSTERDAM (AP) — A 13-year-old goalkeeper has died after colliding with an opposing player during a match in a Dutch youth soccer match.
All matches at the boy's club, MvR, in the town of Heerenberg 120 kilometers (75 miles) southeast of Amsterdam, were postponed for the weekend following his death Saturday.
The Latest: Dutch terror threat level stays at 4 of 5
AMSTERDAM (AP) — The Latest on stabbings at a train station in Amsterdam (all times local):
The Netherlands' counter-terror chief says the country's threat level will remain at four on a scale that tops out at five following a double stabbing at the city's main railway station that officials say had a "terrorist motive."
Dick Schoof says on Twitter that: "Sadly, this reprehensible act fits into the current threat assessment."
Amsterdam: ‘Terrorist motive’ alleged in attack on Americans
AMSTERDAM (AP) — A 19-year-old Afghan citizen had a "terrorist motive" for allegedly stabbing two Americans at the main train station in Amsterdam, city authorities in the Dutch capital said Saturday.
Amsterdam police shot and wounded the suspect after the stabbings Friday at Central Station. The local government said hours later it appeared the people injured weren't targeted for a specific reason, but added that investigators had not ruled out terror as an aim or any other possibilities.
Amsterdam police study possible terror motive for stabbings
AMSTERDAM (AP) — Police investigators in Amsterdam included an extremist attack as a possible motive for the stabbings of two people at a busy railway station Friday as authorities in the Dutch capital reported that a suspect shot by police is an Afghan citizen.
The 19-year-old man was questioned about his intent late Friday at the hospital where he was being treated for gunshot wounds while under guard, Amsterdam City Hall said in a statement.
The Latest: Terror studied as possible motive for stabbings
AMSTERDAM (AP) — The Latest on stabbings at Amsterdam's main train station (all times local):
Amsterdam city officials say a man who was shot by police after two people were stabbed at the main railway station is a 19-year-old Afghan citizen and investigators are including an extremist attack as a possible motive.
The city's local government said in a statement issued late Friday that the suspect is being questioned at the hospital where he is being treated under guard.
De Jong gets 1st Netherlands call-up, Sneijder gets last
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Netherlands coach Ronald Koeman opted for something old and something new Friday in naming his squad for upcoming matches against Peru and World Cup champion France.
Koeman picked 21-year-old Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong for the first time and called up veteran Wesley Sniejder for one final farewell.
The Dutch team will face Peru in a friendly on Sept. 6 before taking on France in the Nations League three days later.
Panasonic to move European headquarters out of UK
LONDON (AP) — Japanese electronics giant Panasonic has become the latest company to announce plans to move its European headquarters out of Britain ahead of Brexit.
The company said in a statement Thursday that it plans to relocate from the U.K. to Amsterdam on Oct. 1 to "pursue improved efficiency and cost competitiveness while having easy access to the different markets within Europe."
Car carrying gas canisters hits Dutch town hall; driver dies
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Police say a car carrying two gas canisters has crashed into the town hall of the small Dutch town of Bemmel and burst into flames. One person, believed to be the driver, was found dead at the scene.
Police have not released the identity of the driver but say in a tweet Wednesday that they have a "strong suspicion" about who it is.
Computer system glitch halts trains to and from Amsterdam
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Almost all trains in and around Amsterdam and its busy airport have been halted by a problem with one of the rail operator's traffic management systems, stranding thousands of passengers.
The system crashed at the end of Tuesday afternoon and again later in the evening after the initial problem had been solved.
Dutch air traffic control problem grounds Schiphol flights
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A problem with an air traffic control communications system has briefly halted all flights to and from Amsterdam's busy Schiphol Airport.
The airport reported early Wednesday afternoon that the problem has grounded all flights. A few minutes later, the airport tweeted that departures were gradually resuming.
Detention extended for Turkish consulate arson suspect
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch investigating judge has ordered a 34-year-old homeless man to be detained for a further 14 days on suspicion of an arson attack on the Turkish consulate in Amsterdam.
Prosecutors said in a statement Tuesday that the man's motive remains unclear as he is refusing to speak to detectives.
However, prosecutors add that there are so far no indications that the Saturday night incident was an act of terror.
Dutch police question suspect in Turkish consulate attack
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A man detained on suspicion of throwing home-made explosive devices at the Turkish consulate in the Dutch capital is refusing to talk about the incident to detectives, police said Monday.
The 34-year-old Dutch man was detained following the incident on Saturday night and remains in custody, but he has not yet spoken about it to detectives interviewing him as they try to establish exactly what happened and a possible motive, police spokeswoman Marijke Stor said.