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  • Rijksmuseum Takes on the 20th Century

    NYT > Netherlands
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Best known for its collection of Old Masters, the Dutch museum has turned its focus to photography for its latest exhibition, “Modern Times.”
  • Avian Flu Detected in the Netherlands and Britain

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    16 Nov 2014 | 10:45 pm
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  • Ethnic Tensions Lead to VIolent Fight in Asylum-Seekers Center

    Bad News from the Netherlands
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:24 am
    In the township of Overloon, seven hundred asylum seekers live in a former jail.  They mainly originate from Syria and Eritrea.  The central body which deals with asylum seekers, the COA, houses them in mixed groups.  After some Syrians complained about drunk Eritreans, the latter beat everybody who wasn’t black with sticks.  Fourteen people were wounded and three arrested.   The COA denies that it was an ethnic conflict, but the asylum seekers claim it…
  • Dutch house prices up for more than six months

    Dutch Daily News
    Dutch Daily News
    23 Nov 2014 | 10:27 am
    Prices of own homes, excluding new constructions, were on average 2.2 percent higher in October 2014 than in October 2013. The price increase in October was marginally higher than in September.
  • Amsterdam Weather in November

    Amsterdam Travel and Visitors Guide
    CityDesk
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:05 pm
    Full article: Amsterdam Weather in November The weather in Amsterdam during the month of November is best characterized by word 'turbulent.' The Dutch often refer to November as wind- or dolmaand -- windy or crazy month. Amsterdam Tourist Information
 
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  • Ethnic Tensions Lead to VIolent Fight in Asylum-Seekers Center

    24 Nov 2014 | 1:24 am
    In the township of Overloon, seven hundred asylum seekers live in a former jail.  They mainly originate from Syria and Eritrea.  The central body which deals with asylum seekers, the COA, houses them in mixed groups.  After some Syrians complained about drunk Eritreans, the latter beat everybody who wasn’t black with sticks.  Fourteen people were wounded and three arrested.   The COA denies that it was an ethnic conflict, but the asylum seekers claim it…
  • Cheap Foreign Labor Pushes Dutch Out of Work

    23 Nov 2014 | 1:25 am
    The research institute, NCO, has undertaken a study on behalf of Minister Asscher (Social Affairs).  The study investigated the period between 2001-2011, and came to the conclusion that Dutch workers are pushed out of certain sectors by cheaper foreign labor from central and Eastern Europe.  This concerns mainly the building sector, industry and transport.http://www.telegraaf.nl/binnenland/23357458/__Buitenlander_krijgt_werk_NL_er__.html
  • Many confidential Police Files Available on Internet

    21 Nov 2014 | 1:16 am
    Due to a security leak at the police, a large number of extremely confidential police files have become accessible on Google. The files contain information on murders, robberies, criminal organizations and jihadi suspects. The files originated from a secret police unit and were accessible until last Tuesday. The leaked files contain many names, photographs, and addresses of dozens of suspects.  Also available were details about the police force itself, such as the names and phone numbers of detectives and prosecutors.  At fault is an internet manager of the…
  • Plague of Rats in Amsterdam

    20 Nov 2014 | 12:09 am
    The number of complaints in Amsterdam regarding rat infestations keeps increasing.  In the first half of this year, there were almost a thousand complaints at the municipal health service, as compared to 1,760 in all of 2013.  The rats can reach the size of a cat. www.parool.nl/parool/nl/4/AMSTERDAM/article/detail/3792003/2014/11/17/Problemen-met-ratten-in-de-stad-nemen-toe.dhtml
  • Minister: More Transparency Necessary of Turkish organizations

    19 Nov 2014 | 2:06 am
    Minister of Social Affairs and Employment Lodewijk Asscher (Labor) has received a report he ordered about the influence of Turkish organizations on their members living in the Netherlands. The researchers found a lack of transparency.  They did not succeed in determining to what extent bodies in Turkey interfere in the lifestyle of Turks in the Netherlands.  Minister Asscher now wants to talk with the Turkish authorities about the influence it exercises on Turkish migrant organizations in the…
 
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    Dutch Daily News

  • Dutch house prices up for more than six months

    Dutch Daily News
    23 Nov 2014 | 10:27 am
    Prices of own homes, excluding new constructions, were on average 2.2 percent higher in October 2014 than in October 2013. The price increase in October was marginally higher than in September.
  • Dutch windmills to power Google’s Dutch data center

    Dutch Daily News
    19 Nov 2014 | 3:35 am
    Netherlands is famous for its windmills, which over the years have been used to saw wood, mill corn, pump water and much more. Now, a new generation of Dutch windmill - wind turbines - will power Google's new EUR 600m data center.
  • Amsterdam most popular tourist destination in the Netherlands

    Dutch Daily News
    19 Nov 2014 | 3:27 am
    Amsterdam has a vast array of cultural experiences on offer, which tend to attract many tourists.
  • More Dutch people work two jobs

    Dutch Daily News
    19 Nov 2014 | 3:23 am
    The share of second-job holders has risen to 7.6 percent of all employees. Approximately two in every three employees combine two employee jobs.
  • More start-ups in the Netherlands

    Dutch Daily News
    19 Nov 2014 | 1:27 am
    The number of starting one-man businesses increased for the third year in a row, by more than 4 thousand in 2014. The majority of start-ups and close-downs concerned businesses run by self-employed without personnel.
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    Amsterdam Travel and Visitors Guide

  • Amsterdam Weather in November

    CityDesk
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:05 pm
    Full article: Amsterdam Weather in November The weather in Amsterdam during the month of November is best characterized by word 'turbulent.' The Dutch often refer to November as wind- or dolmaand -- windy or crazy month. Amsterdam Tourist Information
  • Amsterdam weather in October

    CityDesk
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Full article: Amsterdam weather in October Amsterdam weather in October: rain, sunshine and anything in between. Average temperatures, what to wear, plus: the end of Daylight Savings Time. Amsterdam Tourist Information
  • Amsterdam weather in September

    CityDesk
    3 Sep 2014 | 5:40 pm
    Full article: Amsterdam weather in September Often September in Holland has many days of summer-like weather. This is a good month in which to visit Amsterdam. But mind you: as always, the weather here is rather changeable. Amsterdam Tourist Information
  • “To the canals of Amsterdam I have pledged my whole heart”

    CityDesk
    23 Aug 2014 | 5:11 pm
    Full article: “To the canals of Amsterdam I have pledged my whole heart” Last Saturday saw the finale of the Prinsengrachtconcert (Concert at the Prinsengracht) -- part of an annual series of concerts on and around Amsterdam's canals. The concert traditionally finishes with an ode to Amsterdam, a Dutch song called "Aan de Amsterdamse Grachten." Amsterdam Tourist Information
  • Al Ponte, the best Italian coffee in Amsterdam — with a view

    CityDesk
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:58 am
    Full article: Al Ponte, the best Italian coffee in Amsterdam — with a view Amsterdam is blessed with many great specialty coffee houses, but few garner such consistent praise as Al Ponte. This real Italian coffee kiosk (owned and staffed by Italians) also serves fantastic, freshly made sandwiches. Bonus: gorgeous, panoramic views of the river IJ. Amsterdam Tourist Information
 
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  • The Week That Was - November 16 to November 22

    KaraL
    22 Nov 2014 | 7:03 pm
    The G20 continued over Sunday with leaders having a “robust” discussions with Putin, who left the G20 a little early, he says to catch up on sleep, but others say he was feeling hardly done by. Obama kept talking about climate change while Abbott kept talking about coal. However, the G20 is mainly about the economy, so they’ve promised to work harder to fight corporate tax evasion as well as try to get 100 million women into the work force. It was 42ºC in Brisbane over the weekend, making it very hot for some of the northern hemispheric heads of state, who are heading into…
  • The Great Block'o'Gold Swindle

    The Fury of a Patient Man
    22 Nov 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Gold Repatriation Stunner: Dutch Central Bank Secretly Withdrew 122 Tons Of Gold From The New York Fed https://www.lewrockwell.com/2014/11/tyler-durden/gold-repatriation-stunner/
  • A stroll in Red Light

    rollinwithcarro
    22 Nov 2014 | 5:26 pm
    Where in the world is the most fun place o walk your dog? I say Amsterdam as you never know what you might hear or see. Just came home from a night stroll and I heard a lot. Like the 3 middle age Swedish men standing red in their faces looking at the girls in the window and said. “I dont think I can go in”… Or the 9 big young men giggling like small girls coming out from one alley. Or the american who was drunk and was an expert on LSD and mushrooms. Too bad he does not know that the mushrooms actually are not sold in the headshops anymore here in The Netherlands. Just one…
  • New on 500px : Amsterdam windmills by LarsKrux by LarsKrux

    Chae H. Bae
    22 Nov 2014 | 5:22 pm
    The Zaanse Schans is a highlight of the Netherlands, just outside Amsterdam, dominated by several windmills via 500px http://ift.tt/1HAQh9g
  • FocusSpecs UV: A unique social enterprise

    dexpenn
    22 Nov 2014 | 3:49 pm
    Since 2009, more than 200,000 FocusSpecs have been supplied to adults and children all over the world. Our ambitious goal is to have distributed 10 million by 2020. So far we have reached 53 countries, including most recently Rwanda, where Wessel distributed glasses together with the local youth led organisation Magirirane Development in Peace. In the US and Europe, sales via FocusSpecs.com subsidise our efforts to reach those in the developing world. FocusSpecs UV will help us boost our distribution as it offers a stylish and desirable alternative to our regular FocusSpecs, with a higher…
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  • November Nile Geese

    GJE
    18 Nov 2014 | 4:59 am
    Not many people know The Hague has canals. Not so many as Amsterdam off course, but we have some an you can cruise the canals. However our bridges are lower than the average Amsterdam bridges, so the best tours are with small uncovered little canal boats. Good weather gives a better experience. Yesterday I was tested as a volunteer skipper for one of the companies offering trips, De Willemsvaart. I believe the boss was satisfied with my maneuverability. So it is possible you have me as your captain when you book a tour in 2015. They close down for the winter next week. While maneuvering the…
  • Slovakian Flying Car Aeromobil 3.0 Unveiled

    GJE
    10 Nov 2014 | 2:25 am
    Slovakian Flying Car Aeromobil 3.0 Unveiled I Came across this video of the Aeromobil 3.0 which speaks for itself. The Aeromobil 3.0 is the flying car’s second or third version. It was recently unveiled in Vienna at the inventors show. From the site Aeromobil : Transforms in seconds from an automobile to an airplane. Gives you freedom to move. AeroMobil is a flying car that perfectly makes use of existing infrastructure created for automobiles and planes, and opens doors to real door-to-door travel. As a car it fits into any standard parking space, uses regular gasoline, and can be…
  • Opening Suite Novotel The Hague

    GJE
    6 Nov 2014 | 2:29 pm
    Opening Suite Novotel The Hague Today the Alderman of The Hague, Karsten Klein, jointly with the COO of Accor Benelux, Caro van Eekelen opened the new Suite Novotel (118 rooms) in The Hague. Time permitting you will see me reviewing this interesting hotel. Opening Suite Novotel The Hague is a post from: Happy Hotelier. Would you like to subscribe to my newsfeed, or my weekly newsletter? Last update: Thursday, November 6, 2014Opening Suite Novotel The Hague is a post from: Happy Hotelier. Would you like to subscribe to my newsfeed, or my weekly newsletter?
  • Happy Halloween

    GJE
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:17 pm
    Found this street artist in Madrid during a recent visit. Happy Halloween to all Happy Halloween is a post from: Happy Hotelier. Would you like to subscribe to my newsfeed, or my weekly newsletter? Last update: Tuesday, November 4, 2014Happy Halloween is a post from: Happy Hotelier. Would you like to subscribe to my newsfeed, or my weekly newsletter?
  • CaixaForum Madrid

    GJE
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:54 am
    Caixa Forum Recently I was in Madrid. I visited the CaixaForum Museum of modern art: An old power station renovated by the Swiss architects Herzog and De Meuron in 200-2001, shortly after they renovated the Tate London, also a decommissioned power station. I could crop a selfie from the first photo. What’s a bit annoying is that the CaixaForum Madrid doesn’t have its own web presence. It is part of the big Caixa Foundation. Caixa is a large Spanish bank. You can find a bit on the Foundations Website, but it’s not much. This is what the architects say about the impressive…
 
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  • Ryanair bundelt krachten met Booking.com

    24 Nov 2014 | 8:28 am
    Prijsvechter Ryanair is een samenwerkingsverband aangegaan met reserveringssite Booking.com. Dat maakte de luchtvaartmaatschappij maandag bekend. Door de samenwerking kunnen onder meer vluchten en hotels direct via de site van Ryanair worden...
  • May: terreurdreiging vereist bijzondere maatregelen

    24 Nov 2014 | 8:27 am
    Niet eerder is de dreiging van een terreuraanslag in Groot-Brittannië zo groot geweest. Dat heeft de Britse minister van binnenlandse zaken Theresa May maandag gezegd. Ze kondigde nieuwe maatregelen aan om verdachten beter in de gaten te...
  • Schultz legt 'ruit' Eindhoven in handen Kamer

    24 Nov 2014 | 8:21 am
    Minister van Infrastructuur Melanie Schultz van Haegen (VVD) laat het al dan niet doorgaan van de rondweg rond Eindhoven aan de Tweede Kamer. De Kamer is diep verdeeld over de kwestie en stemt er deze week over. Bij de voorstanders horen de...
  • Armin van Buuren verslaafd aan optreden

    24 Nov 2014 | 8:20 am
    Top-dj Armin van Buuren heeft een verslaving. Van optreden krijgt hij zo'n kick dat hij er goed op moet letten niet te veel te doen. Dat is af en toe best lastig, vertelt hij tegen Veronica Magazine. Armin heeft één keer bijna een...
  • NAVO-baas snapt impact MH17 maar al te goed

    24 Nov 2014 | 8:18 am
    De baas van de NAVO, Jens Stoltenberg, weet maar al te goed wat de impact is van de tragedie met de MH17 en hoeveel tijd er nodig is om te rouwen. Dat zei hij maandag na een gesprek met premier Mark Rutte in Den Haag. Stoltenberg was premier van...
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  • Imam Elforkani stopt met preken na bedreigingen

    24 Nov 2014 | 8:36 am
    De Amsterdamse jongerenimam Yassin Elforkani is wegens bedreigingen voor onbepaalde tijd gestopt met preken. Dat meldt dagblad Trouw op zijn website. Hij wordt bedreigd door extremistische geloofsgenoten en zou concrete aanwijzingen hebben dat hij gevaar loopt, aldus de krant.
  • Caterham leeft nog steeds

    24 Nov 2014 | 8:15 am
    De noodlijdende Formule 1-renstal Caterham bestaat ook na de laatste grand prix van het jaar nog. De Britse coureur Will Stevens, die afgelopen weekeinde voor het team de Grand Prix van Abu Dhabi reed, zal deze week twee dagen in de groene bolide kruipen tijdens de officiële testraces van de Formule 1 in het Arabische emiraat.
  • NAVO roept Russen op weg te gaan uit Oekraïne

    24 Nov 2014 | 7:45 am
    De secretaris-generaal van de NAVO, Jens Stoltenberg, heeft Rusland vandaag opgeroepen om al z'n troepen terug te trekken uit het oosten van Oekraïne. Hij deed dat in Den Haag, na afloop van een werklunch met premier Mark Rutte.
  • Rutte: meer geld nodig voor Defensie

    24 Nov 2014 | 7:42 am
    Nederland moet volgens premier Rutte meer geld uitgeven aan Defensie. 'De situatie aan de oostgrens van het NAVO-gebied, zoals in Oekraïne, maar ook de grote onveiligheid ten zuiden van het NAVO-gebied, zoals in Irak en Syrië, noopt om onze defensie-uitgaven te verhogen', aldus de premier vandaag na afloop van de Parlementaire Assemblee van de NAVO in Den Haag.
  • El Ahmadi mist mogelijk topper met PSV

    24 Nov 2014 | 7:40 am
    Feyenoord moet het zondag in de kraker tegen PSV mogelijk stellen zonder Karim El Ahmadi. De middenvelder wacht mogelijk een schorsing nu de KNVB een vooronderzoek naar hem is gestart.
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  • Kiev belooft referendum over NAVO-lidmaatschap

    24 Nov 2014 | 8:24 am
    De bevolking van Oekraïne mag zich via een referendum uitspreken over een NAVO-lidmaatschap. Dat referendum zou binnen nu en zes jaar gehouden moeten worden, zegt president Porosjenko.De Oekraiënse president stelt dat er plannen zijn die ertoe moeten leiden dat zijn land binnen zes jaar voldoet aan de voorwaarden voor het NAVO-lidmaatschap. De uitspraken van Porosjenko zijn olie op het vuur in de verhoudingen tussen Oekraïne en Rusland. Afgelopen week riep het Kremlin het buurland nog op met een "absolute garantie" te komen dat het geen stappen onderneemt om tot Atlantisch bondgenootschap…
  • Zeer geavanceerde spionagesoftware ontdekt

    24 Nov 2014 | 8:14 am
    Onderzoekers hebben spionagesoftware ontdekt waar beveiligingsexperts flink van onder de indruk zijn. Het virus is gebruikt om overheden, ondernemingen en personen te bespieden, meldt beveiligingsbedrijf Symantec. Er wordt gesproken van de meest geavanceerde spionagesoftware die tot nu toe is gevonden.De software, met de naam Regin, is in staat om onder meer schermafbeeldingen te maken, mee te gluren met de webcam, de microfoon af te luisteren, wachtwoorden te onderscheppen en toetsaanslagen op te slaan. Ook is Regin in staat om heel specifieke doelen aan te vallen, zoals systemen van…
  • Kerstwens Liberia: geen nieuwe ebola-gevallen

    24 Nov 2014 | 8:04 am
    De Liberiaanse president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf wil ervoor zorgen dat er vanaf eind december geen nieuwe gevallen van ebola meer bij komen in haar land. Bij een bezoek aan het Nederlandse marineschip Karel Doorman spoorde ze haar mensen aan twee keer zo hard hun best te doen. "Het is een ambitieus doel", zei Sirleaf tegen Associated Press als ze het schip met hulpgoederen in de Liberiaanse hoofdstad Monrovia bezoekt. "Maar als je een doel stelt, blijf je erop gefocust en doe je twee keer zo goed je best." Tijdens het bezoek, in het bijzijn van de Nederlandse ebola-gezant Hans Docter, sprak…
  • Onderhandelen met Iran: wat zijn de belangen?

    24 Nov 2014 | 8:01 am
    Al twaalf jaar is er grote onenigheid over Irans nucleaire programma. Het gevolg is dat Iran internationaal geïsoleerd wordt en te maken heeft met zware economische sancties. Dat heeft Iran er niet van weerhouden om verder te gaan met verrijking van uranium. Volgens Iran zelf is dat voor vreedzame doeleinden, maar veel landen vrezen dat Iran een atoomwapen wil produceren. De zes grootmachten onderhandelen met Iran over het nucleaire programma, maar tot een akkoord is het nog niet gekomen. De gesprekken lopen in ieder geval door tot eind juni. Niet alle landen juichen een eventuele deal met…
  • Mogelijk woensdag duidelijkheid compensatie vogelgriep

    24 Nov 2014 | 7:48 am
    De bedrijven die getroffen zijn door de maatregelen om de vogelgriep in te dammen hebben nog geen uitsluitsel over eventuele compensatie. Staatsecretaris Dijksma hoopt hier woensdag meer duidelijkheid over te kunnen geven. Vertegenwoordigers van de pluimveesector waren vandaag op het ministerie. Met name de situatie van vermeerderaars en broederijen is nijpend. Vermeerderaars zijn bedrijven waar bevruchte eieren geproduceerd worden. Bij broederijen worden die eieren in broedmachines uitgebroed. VernietigenJuist deze bedrijven worden hard getroffen omdat er een verbod is ingesteld op de…
 
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  • EXLUSIEF: Trailer HOME

    24 Nov 2014 | 8:33 am
    Bekijk hier als eerste de trailer van HOME, met hoofdrollen voor Rihanna, Steve Martin en Jim Parsons. In HOME landen vriendelijke aliens op aarde om zich daar te verbergen voor hun grootste vijand. Als een van de aliens per ongeluk hun verblijfplaats verraadt, moet hij vluchten samen met een tienermeisje. Tijdens het avontuur leert onze buitenaardse held hoe het is om een mens te zijn. De film draait vanaf 1 april 2015 (in 3D) in de bioscoop.
  • Jongerenimam bedreigd

    24 Nov 2014 | 8:32 am
    De Amsterdamse jongerenimam Yassin Elforkani is wegens bedreigingen voor onbepaalde tijd gestopt met preken. Dat meldt Trouw op de website van de krant. Hij wordt bedreigd door extremistische geloofsgenoten en zou concrete aanwijzingen hebben dat hij gevaar loopt, aldus Trouw.
  • ´Voorraad uranium verminderd´

    24 Nov 2014 | 8:31 am
    Iran heeft zijn voorraad laag verrijkt uranium teruggebracht en ook andere acties ondernomen om te voldoen aan het voorlopig akkoord van vorig jaar over zijn nucleair programma. Dat stelt het Internationaal Atoomenergie Agentschap (IAEA) vast in een vertrouwelijk rapport dat het Britse persbureau Reuters heeft ingezien.
  • Taylor Swift huilt om Selena Gomez

    24 Nov 2014 | 8:30 am
    Selena Gomez heeft met het lied The heart wants what it wants, dat ze tijdens de American Music Awards ten gehore bracht, haar vriendin Taylor Swift tot tranen geroerd. Selena zelf hield het ook maar met moeite droog. Het lied zou over Justin Bieber gaan.
  • Paraglider tussen flats

    24 Nov 2014 | 8:30 am
    Een paraglider zonder angst zweefde maandag tussen de flats bij het strand van Zandvoort.
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  • Kwaadaardige malware Regin gebruikt bij hack Belgacom

    Huib Modderkolk
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    De geavanceerde spionagesoftware Regin, waarover computerbeveilingsbedrijf Symantec gisteren rapporteerde, is gebruikt bij de cyberaanval op de Belgische telecomprovider Belgacom. Dat blijkt uit gesprekken met betrokkenen en onderzoek van NRC Handelsblad, in samenwerking met De Standaard en The Intercept. Het gaat om zeer geavanceerde en kwaadaardige spionagesoftware waaraan jaren is gewerkt. De eerste sporen van de malware dateren al van 2003. Ronald Prins, eigenaar van het Nederlandse computerbeveilingsbedrijf Fox-IT, noemt Regin de “meest geavanceerde malware” die hij ooit heeft…
  • Leiden kan je leren, in drie makkelijke stappen

    Pim Brasser
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    Sommige mensen zijn geboren leiders. Voor de rest is dit een geruststelling: leiderschap kan je leren. Uit nieuw wetenschappelijk onderzoek blijkt dat het nog makkelijk is ook. Je hebt maar drie stappen nodig. Lees verder op nrc.nl…Lees meer over: Amerikaans, Leider, onderzoek
  • Inmiddels al minstens 32 doden na overstromingen in Marokko

    Frank Huiskamp
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:06 am
    Door overstromingen in het zuiden van Marokko, onstaan na zware regenval, zijn al minstens 32 mensen om het leven gekomen. Meer dan tweehonderd mensen zijn geëvacueerd en huizen en wegen zijn verwoest. 24 mensen kwamen om in de buurt van Guelmim, een woestijnstad, volgens het Marokkaanse ministerie van Binnenlandse Zaken. Daar worden nog zes mensen vermist. In de regio, die voornamelijk bestaat uit dor woestijngebied, komen rond deze tijd van het jaar wel vaker overstromingen voor. Die hebben in het verleden al tot gewelddadige protesten van de lokale bevolking geleid, want die vindt dat de…
  • Aantal grootverdieners in omroepwereld slinkt

    Laura Klompenhouwer
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:01 am
    Het aantal mensen binnen de omroepwereld dat meer verdient dan een minister, is flink geslonken. Vier van de vijf bestuurders hebben dit jaar vrijwillig hun salaris onder de nieuwe norm voor topinkomens gebracht, meldde staatssecretaris Sander Dekker van Media (VVD) vandaag in de Tweede Kamer. Alleen de directeur van de Ster, die de reclamegelden voor de publieke omroep binnenhaalt, weigert dat. Zij maakt gebruik van het overgangsrecht van de Wet normering topinkomens (WNT). “Dat is haar goed recht, maar ik betreur het wel”, zei Dekker. Naar nul Ook het aantal veel verdienende…
  • Roofkunst ruilen tegen wapens

    Wieland van Dijk
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:20 am
    Het kalifaat verdient aan roofkunst, in Mali slopen jihadisten mausolea. Archeoloog Joris Kila pleit voor betere bescherming van cultureel erfgoed wereldwijd. (€) Lees verder op nrc.nl…
 
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  • Mein Kampf vendor walks free, court keeps book

    Branko Collin
    22 Nov 2014 | 12:25 pm
    “No, Michael, you are not allowed to sell Mein Kampf. No Paul, I am not going to punish Michael for selling Mein Kampf. Now run along, I’ve got important things to do.” That paraphrased is how the court in Amsterdam ruled in the criminal hate speech case against book store owner Michiel van Eyck. As we wrote earlier, Van Eyck was charged with criminal hate speech in June this year after police detectives visited his book store in Amsterdam, the Totalitarian Art Gallery, and confiscated his copy of Mein Kampf. The court concluded that Van Eyck’s actions differ little…
  • App shows outdoor markets with fresh produce

    Orangemaster
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:23 am
    Since 18 November, the app ‘Buitenmarket’ (‘Outdoor market’) created by Vandemoortele, a European food products manufacturer headquartered in Gent, Belgium, has been available for free through the Google Play Store to find fresh produce near your location. It lists food such as beef, pork, chicken, grain, honey, pears, apples, dairy, vegetables, and miscellaneous foods. The app is in Dutch only. I’ve installed it and enjoy the look and feel of the app, but there’s nothing really in Amsterdam (pic), although I could always get on my bike. You can click on an…
  • Comedian’s failed photo gag about black boy going viral

    Orangemaster
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:58 am
    Dutch comedian Guido Weijers stirred the pot on Facebook recently by placing the photo of a small boy advertising bear and ape cuddly toys for Zeeman (bargain items chain), with the ape cropped out and the words “ape or bear” left in. By cropping out the ape Weijers tried to make a joke about why such a photo hadn’t been addressed in the Zwarte Piet discussion, comparing the boy to an ape. His joke fell flat and he spent some time writing apologies. He’s managed to piss off Zeeman (surely), the casting agency (probably), the mother (absolutely), and anyone including…
  • Police monitor people buying tools

    Orangemaster
    19 Nov 2014 | 1:32 am
    In and around the city of Ede, Gelderland, several DIY chain stores have decided to film anyone buying tools such as big screwdrivers, chisels, crowbars or lump hammers under suspicion of being potential robbers. Once you’re on film with your new tools, the cops look at the footage to see if you’re a robber that matches their files (ha, pun). Besides being a potential privacy breach, this is a useless strategy. Webwereld and surely other sources have listed the stores doing the filming so robbers can either take from a toolbox instead of buying new tools or just go to another…
  • Ramon Bruin creates 3D effect drawing on paper

    Orangemaster
    18 Nov 2014 | 9:11 am
    Dutch illustrator Ramon Bruin creates 3D drawings that really look as if they were computer-rendered but then on paper. His 3D drawings are made with a technique called ‘anamorphosis’ that adds a 3D element when Bruin inserts a finger or hand into the drawing to bring it to life.” Bruin says that this depth can only been seen from a certain angle. He also experiments with light, and with the correct light it looks like the drawing comes off the paper.” Check out a short video of his works: (Link: www.techeblog.com, Photo: Ramon Bruin)
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    Eating Amsterdam Tours

  • Amsterdam Canal Houses: A Short and Skinny History

    Julia Evans
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:53 pm
    The famous canals of Amsterdam can be divided into two equally awe-inspiring categories. Firstly, there are the actual waterways themselves. These are the sunken passages that snake their way through the city, which were painstakingly dug, filled, arched over by graceful bridges, and are a pleasure to laze upon on a boat or simply gaze at. The second striking characteristic that makes the canals here so special are the houses that line the waterways. Easily the most gorgeous buildings anywhere in the world, and crammed lovingly together, Amsterdam canal houses have a fascinating history…
  • Dance the Night Away: Your Guide to Amsterdam’s Nightlife

    Julia Evans
    17 Nov 2014 | 5:09 pm
    There is no question that Amsterdam is one of the best places to party in Europe. For many people, nightlife is the main reason they decided to come to Amsterdam in the first place. Even with this in mind, nightlife is the type of thing that can be easily overlooked when planning a trip; and, once here, it can be tough to differentiate between nightlife establishments due to the similar architecture of our canal belt and historic center. One thing is for sure: you can find plenty of places to partake in Amsterdam nightlife almost anywhere in the city. There are a few distinct areas around…
  • The Thing about Sinterklaas

    Chantal Hintze
    12 Nov 2014 | 5:22 pm
    Although not an official national holiday in the getting-a-day-off-work sense, Sinterklaas is the Dutch holiday everyone gets excited about, especially those under the age of 10. In short, it’s about the Dutch version of Santa Claus, Saint Nicholas, arriving in town alongside his mischievous helpers to distribute presents among those children who have been good. But really, there is much more to it! Join us for a magical journey through the story of Sinterklaas… Sint arrives from Spain – yes, Spain! Sinterklaas intocht, Saint Nicholas arrives from Spain Every year in mid-November,…
  • Our Favorite, Foodiest Canal Cruises in Amsterdam

    Julia Evans
    10 Nov 2014 | 5:44 pm
    The canals of Amsterdam are deservedly one of our most popular visitor attractions, and as we have talked about before here at Eating Amsterdam, you simply cannot leave town without experiencing them firsthand. You can even choose to arrive into the city in style aboard the Floating Dutchman, an amphibious vehicle that livens up the drive from Schiphol Airport with a dip in the canals! When it comes to experiencing the canal ring for yourself, the most memorable method is to get out on the water on one of many Amsterdam canal cruises. But which one is best for you? Well, luckily for us, there…
  • 8 Off-the-beaten-path Museums in Amsterdam

    Chantal Hintze
    5 Nov 2014 | 5:01 pm
    Amsterdam is filled to the brim with museums. There are over 50 of them, many of them quirky and unusual. We certainly wouldn’t want you to miss out on the splendid Rijksmuseum or the snazzy Stedelijk Museum but Amsterdam has so much more to offer. From tulips to tattoos, from hemp to cheese, the Dutch capital seems to have an exhibition to suit anyone’s taste. Here’s our pick of the weirdest and most wonderful off-the-beaten-path museums. Take your cat along for a visit to the Cat Cabinet… 8 Off-the-beaten-path Museums in Amsterdam Kattenkabinet (Cat Cabinet) It all started with…
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  • How to start a travel blog – An expert explains.

    Jan M.
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:23 am
    So you’re interested to start your own travel blog and would like to know how it’s done (or any other blog for that matter). You probably love traveling and you’ve seen some successful bloggers making money with something as simple as a blog. Don’t wait, today is your day to start a travel blog! And I’ll help you do it! Just take a few minutes right now, sit back, read what I have to tell you and follow the simple steps that I’ve listed below. As you might have noticed I’ve got quite a big travel blog on the Netherlands at this website and I’ve…
  • Amsterdam Infographic

    Jan M.
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:41 pm
    Amsterdam Infographic – Click to enlarge the picture Yep that’s my infographic on Amsterdam:) Including information on this beautiful and romantic city, like: Amsterdam being below sea level the flag of the Netherlands, and the sign of Amsterdam The number of inhabitants and houses in the city Pictures and cartoons that illustrate stuff Why to stay in Amsterdam The climate of the country A houseboat dedicated to cats How many houseboats line up next to the canals The number of bikes in the city Cool museums The growth of tourism Riding our bikes The number of bridges that exceeds…
  • Awesome video of Dom Tower in Utrecht surrounded by fog!

    Jan M.
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:06 am
    32 year old Jelte Keur from Utrecht made a really awesome video of the Utrecht Dom Tower while its surrounded by fog. The video was shot from sky with drone. Keur explained on YouTube that he has been fascinated by buildings rising out of the fog since he was young and he waited for over 10 months for these weather conditions to make the video of the Dom Tower. The result is really awesome and the video is already starting to go viral! The post Awesome video of Dom Tower in Utrecht surrounded by fog! appeared first on Netherlands Tourism.
  • Things to do in Amsterdam – The Ultimate Top 50!

    Jan M.
    19 Nov 2014 | 1:34 am
    There’s so many things to see and do in Amsterdam that it might be hard to make a good selection on which items to include in your itinerary. That’s why I made this ‘must see and do’ list that shows the best of the best! These are the things that I highly recommend to include in your program. Don’t get to stuck up on the numbering I used on this list, they’re all great activities and sights! Browse through it and I’m sure you’ll be able to plan a great holiday based on this article. Ow and if you like the effort I put into it, share it:) Enjoy!
  • Stunning aerial photos of tulip fields – Must See!

    Jan M.
    17 Nov 2014 | 12:43 am
    These pictures taken by French photographer Normann Szkop are really stunning! The beautiful colors of the tulip fields in the Netherlands are really amazing when looked upon from above. Flying over the tulip fields he took great pictures that are sure to amaze you. And don’t worry the tulips look just as good when visiting them with your feet on the ground as well. The post Stunning aerial photos of tulip fields – Must See! appeared first on Netherlands Tourism.
 
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