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  • Telegraaf bids to take over the NRC

    News from DutchNews.nl
    1 Aug 2014 | 8:34 am
    The Telegraaf Media Groep (TMG) is attempting to take over the NRC Handelsblad newspaper and has bid €90m for the company, the Financieele Dagblad says on Friday.
  • U.S. Bars Travel by Top Venezuelan Officials

    NYT > Netherlands
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Limits affecting cabinet members, agency heads, mayors, judges, and members of the military and the police were imposed in response to human rights abuses by the Venezuelan government at antigovernment demonstrations.
  • International Eduation: Dutch Higher Education Policy Refocuses on Quality

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    13 Jul 2014 | 6:15 am
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  • Parliamentarian Threatened by Moroccans Runs for his Life

    Bad News from the Netherlands
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:07 am
    Dion Graus, a Dutch parliamentarian of the Freedom Party, has complained to the police that, while in Zwolle he has been threatened and insulted by a group of Moroccans and had to run for his life. He said on TV that in future he requires better protection from the police. He claims that he has been frequently threatened in the past eight years.   http://www.volkskrant.nl/vk/nl/2686/Binnenland/article/detail/3706348/2014/07/30/Kamerlid-Dion-Graus-doet-aangifte-bedreiging.dhtml
  • Jul 23, My Amsterdam Guide

    Amsterdam Blog
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:52 am
    My Amsterdam Guide is your help to find your way in Amsterdam. My Amsterdam Guide by an insider. Useful information and tips on accommodations, attractions, food and shopping guide and more.
 
 
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  • Parliamentarian Threatened by Moroccans Runs for his Life

    1 Aug 2014 | 7:07 am
    Dion Graus, a Dutch parliamentarian of the Freedom Party, has complained to the police that, while in Zwolle he has been threatened and insulted by a group of Moroccans and had to run for his life. He said on TV that in future he requires better protection from the police. He claims that he has been frequently threatened in the past eight years.   http://www.volkskrant.nl/vk/nl/2686/Binnenland/article/detail/3706348/2014/07/30/Kamerlid-Dion-Graus-doet-aangifte-bedreiging.dhtml
  • Jewish Businessmen Hire Bodyguards

    31 Jul 2014 | 2:20 pm
    Fifteen to twenty leading Jewish business men have hired personal bodyguards due to threats.  Roland Kahn, the owner of the fashion chain Cool Cat, has told the media about the many threats he has received.  “I am not only called a dirty Jew, and threatened with death, but my shops have also become a target.  My daughter, who lives in the United States, and my girlfriend, who has a Muslim background, are also threatened.  A number of Moroccan employees are threatened, as well, because they whttp://www.rtvnh.nl/nieuws/147849/Nederlandse+joden+voelen+zich+bedreigd
  • Dutch Media Discussion on “Gangster Islam”

    31 Jul 2014 | 1:06 am
    In some Dutch media, a discussion has started on a phenomenon called, “Gangster Islam”.  The psychologist, Timon Dias, writes that the synthesis between criminality, street life and Islamic religion is a unique European phenomenon.  One of its characteristics is that its members are criminals with a Muslim background who are not very religious, yet see themselves as part of the Muslim community.  However criminal they are, they will never say anything negative about Islam.  The Muslim ex-politician, Ibrahim Wijbenga, who warns of the growing influence of the…
  • Simon Wiesenthal Center Shocked by Hague Mayor Looking Away from Anti-Semitism

    30 Jul 2014 | 1:47 am
    Dr. Shimon Samuels, Director of International Relations of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, has written to the mayor of The Hague, Jozias van Aartsen, to express his shock that the mayor has allowed two extreme anti-Semitic demonstrations in his town, where calls for the murder of Jews were made .[A petition which wants van Aartsen to resign reached, at noon today, already 16,500 signatures.]http://www.nltimes.nl/2014/07/30/wiesenthal-ctr-shocked-pro-isis-anti-jewish-hague-rally/
  • Chief Rabbi Complains about Lack of Reactions of Churches Against Anti-Semitism

    29 Jul 2014 | 12:20 pm
    Chief Rabbi Binyomin Jacobs regrets that the Dutch churches have not come out with a statement against the increased anti-Semitism in The Netherlands. A few days ago a stone was thrown through the window of Rabbi Jacobs’ home. He remarked that if Protestants had thrown a stone through the window of a bishop or a cardinal, he would have been at the forefront of those who would condemn it. (The talkbacks on the website included several hateful remarks against the chief rabbi.)http://www.rtvutrecht.nl/nieuws/1204383
 
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  • 04.07.14

    katrinatauro
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:49 am
    This morning was very sad as we were fare welling our beloved contiki group. A 7am wake up was not ideal after the night I had just had, but we couldn’t miss this bus. I was surprised at how many of the others who were staying on in Amsterdam, woke up early to see us off. After a lot of goodbye cuddles, we finally had to leave, it was a lot sadder that I thought it would be. Two weeks ago I could not have imagined being this close to 50 strangers, but now it feels as if I’m having to leave my own family behind, I am actually going to miss my Contiki group so much. The drive to…
  • 03.07.14

    katrinatauro
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:46 am
    I woke up this morning still feeling the effects of what I had done last night. I made it onto the coach somehow at 8am for our free day, and got dropped off at the Anne Frank house. It was interesting being there considering I was currently reading her memoir, so I think I appreciated it a little more than the others. The house was exactly what I had imagined it to be. Except the attic was blocked off which sucked. I was still quiet today, I don’t know if it was the weed, or I was just in a weird mood. Nonetheless I just kinda went along with what the other girls wanted to do, which…
  • Water shrew in garden, video

    petrel41
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:28 am
    This video about a water shrew was made by Christ Grootzwagers in his own garden in the Netherlands. Related articles Shrew and Woodland Mouse What a difference a shrew makes
  • 02.07.14

    katrinatauro
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:21 am
    Woke up abruptly this morning still kind of in disbelief about what happened the night before, but fortunately I wasn’t dreaming. I had a quick shower before breakfast and then I hopped straight onto the bus, as we were leaving for the Netherlands today. Our first stop today was at a service station, but this wasn’t just any service station, this service station sold sausage rolls, just like the ones we have back home. It’s safe to say I was very excited about this. We departed and headed for our next stop for the day, Edam, for a cheese making and clog making demonstration.
  • "Senza er titolo" di Lollo

    libroarbitrio
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:33 am
    Er locale era fatiscente, fumoso, loschi tizi  magnavano pajate l’oste li cioccava minaccioso in quell’antro de vite disperate litri ‘ngurgitati, de vino velenoso Entrava silenzioso, senza rumore, mettennose seduto sur bancone e beveva serio, con abnegazzione bicchieri su bicchieri de liquore Anni e anni de pura alienazione, nun mancava manco de natale co’ na particolare  dedizione comme se stesse a lavorare Ma era troppo  distinto quer signore pe confonnese co’ tutti quei pezzenti “ma chi è?” la domanda sibiliva fra li denti avvertenno quei cenciosi…come ‘no…
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  • Summer Break

    10 Jul 2014 | 12:26 am
    This blog is taking a summer break. No posting in the weeks to come. I will be back in August and wish all of you who have it too a very good summer!
  • New ECHR Readings

    9 Jul 2014 | 7:52 am
    Please find below an overview of recent and less recent (but not yet mentioned on this blog) literature on the European Convention and the European Court of Human Rights:* N. Bratza, 'Living instrument or dead letter - the future of the European Convention on Human Rights', European Human Rights Law Review, no. 2 (2014) pp. 116-128.* And in the same issue: C. Draghici, 'The Human Rights Act in the shadow of the European Convention: are copyist's errors allowed?', pp. 154-169. * E. Bribosia, I. Rorive and L. Van den Eynde, 'Same-sex marriage: building an argument before the European…
  • Election of Judges and Independence of the European Court of Human Rights

    8 Jul 2014 | 6:13 am
    To increase the quality and precision of its work in the election of new judges to the Court, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe has created a special committee. This committee will consist of twenty members and meet behind closed doors in order to interview candidates for the position of judge in the Court. It will assess whether the national selection procedures complied with the criteria of the Parliamentary Assembly itself. The committee will then make recommendations to the full Assembly which elects the judges. The Assembly's resolution on this can be found here and the…
  • Six New ECHR Case-Law Fact Sheets

    20 Jun 2014 | 3:05 am
    Last week, the European Court of Human Rights has added six new factsheets to its growing collection (now around fifty) of accessible, thematic overviews of its own jurisprudence. The full list of factsheets can be found here, with some factsheets being available in other languages - including French, German Italian, Polish, Romanian, Russian and Turkish - as well through the same webpage. The newest sheets relate to the following topics:* Elderly people * Persons with disabilities* Political parties and associations* Hunger strikes in detention* Migrants indetention* Domestic…
  • Book on ECHR in National Case-Law

    3 Jun 2014 | 3:25 am
    Janneke Gerards and Joseph Fleuren of Radboud University Nijmegen have just published a book on the different ways in which national courts have dealt with the ECHR and the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights in their own jurisprudence. The book entitled 'Implementation of the European Conventionon Human Rights and of the judgments of the ECtHR in national case law' deals with a selected number of countries: Belgium, France, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Germany, and the Netherlands. A comparative analysis is included. The table of contents can be found here and this is the…
 
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  • MH 17 Crash

    GJE
    25 Jul 2014 | 3:45 am
    MH17 Crash The Netherlands was shocked when it learned a Malaysian Airplane of Flight MH 17 crashed in Ukraine, presumably by the hands of Russian backed rebellions who fired an anti aircraft rocket to it. Of the nearly 300 passengers and crew almost 200 fellow Dutchman died in the crash. There were 80 children amongst them. In an earlier speech the Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs thanked the UN Security Council for adopting a resolution that condemned this act. Wednesday July 23 was a day of National Mourning in the Netherlands. The first 40 bodies came home… MH 17 Crash is a post…
  • America’s Cup 35 campaign started

    GJE
    12 Jun 2014 | 7:05 am
    America’s Cup 35 campaign started I’ve been covering the America’s Cup for some time, but realize I forgot to say anything about the no 34 campaign because I was so busy with watching the thriller unfold when the Kiwi’s lost the cup to Oracle after they had build up a lead of 8-1 wins which Jimmy Spithill was able to claw back entirely to win 9-8. I’ve never seen such a comeback in sailing nor any other sport. The rules for the 35st Cup have been negotiated by defender Oracle Team USA, via Golden Gate Yacht Club and Team Australia’s Hamilton Island Yacht Club,…
  • Again a Randstad Rail Collision

    GJE
    11 Jun 2014 | 8:07 am
    Again a Randstad Rail Collision I’ve hesitated a couple of months to share this photo with you, because it was taken by a friend who was inside the tram sitting just there where the white and blue tram rammed the red and yellow tram. Amazingly he was quick to jump away just in time, but an older lady who was just sitting in front of him was severely wounded by the accident. The strange thing is that there are no traffic rules as to which tram has right of way when two trams cross an intersection. My friend’s comment as to the support from instances is that there is not much…
  • Mini Super Legerra

    GJE
    28 May 2014 | 2:43 pm
    Seems a good idea. Mini Super Legerra is a post from: Happy Hotelier. Would you like to subscribe to my newsfeed, or my weekly newsletter? Last update: Thursday, June 12, 2014Mini Super Legerra is a post from: Happy Hotelier. Would you like to subscribe to my newsfeed, or my weekly newsletter?
  • European Parliament Voting Days

    GJE
    23 May 2014 | 4:16 am
    European Parliament Voting Days Yesterday we had European Parliament Election Day in The Netherlands. The elections are held on several days in all the countries forming the European Communions. Sunday is the last voting day and somewhere Sunday night we will know who will be chosen as one of the very well paid European Parliamentarians. Why would I share with you that this Celebrity Hotelier voted in the European Parliament election? I’ll tell you: When voting a couple of years ago you were only allowed to vote in the voting locale in your direct neighborhood. If you wanted to vote…
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  • Derde overvaller Deurne overgeleverd aan Nederland

    1 Aug 2014 | 7:15 am
    De man die wordt verdacht van betrokkenheid bij de fataal verlopen overval op een juweliersechtpaar in Deurne, is vrijdag overgeleverd aan Nederland. Hij wordt maandag voorgeleid aan de rechter-commissaris. 
  • Menselijke resten meegenomen van rampplek

    1 Aug 2014 | 7:15 am
    De Nederlandse en Australische experts zijn voor vrijdag klaar op de rampplek van Malaysia Airlines vlucht 17 in Oekraïne. Alle gevonden menselijke resten worden meegenomen.
  • Israël zegt bestand met Hamas al na vier uur op

    1 Aug 2014 | 7:10 am
    Het staakt-het-vuren tussen Israël en Hamas van 72 uur dat vrijdagmorgen om 7.00 uur (Nederlandse tijd) is ingegaan, is alweer voorbij. Israël heeft het bestand opgezegd. 
  • Zware buien verwacht op zaterdag

    1 Aug 2014 | 6:13 am
    Flinke regenbuien kunnen mogelijk in de loop van zaterdag over het land trekken. De buien kunnen uitgroeien tot een lijn van zware buien, samen met onweer, hagel en windstoten tot 80 km/uur. 
  • Aangescherpte antihomowet Uganda ongeldig verklaard

    1 Aug 2014 | 5:55 am
    De aangescherpte antihomowet van Uganda, die eerder dit jaar werd aangenomen, is ongeldig verklaard. Dat heeft de Ugandese rechter vrijdag bepaald, meldt AP.
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  • Brand Friese kaasfabriek na tachtig uur uit

    1 Aug 2014 | 7:01 am
    De brand die sinds dinsdagochtend woedde in een kaasfabriek in het Friese Gerkesklooster is na ruim tachtig uur blussen eindelijk gedoofd. Dat meldt de brandweer vrijdag. De uitslaande brand in de fabriek van FrieslandCampina aan de Verlaatsterweg...
  • Arctic Sunrise op weg terug naar Amsterdam

    1 Aug 2014 | 6:57 am
    Het Greenpeace-schip Arctic Sunrise is onderweg terug naar Amsterdam. Het schip, dat bijna een jaar aan de ketting heeft gelegen in het Russische Moermansk, vaart in ongeveer tien dagen terug naar Nederland, meldt de milieuorganisatie vrijdag. Het...
  • Den Haag verbiedt ISIS-vlag en gezichtsmaskers toch

    1 Aug 2014 | 6:48 am
    Gezichtsbedekkende kleding en het dragen van vlaggen van jihadleger ISIS zijn vrijdagavond tijdens een demonstratie in Den Haag wel degelijk verboden. Het Openbaar Ministerie liet donderdag nog weten dat dit alleen 'onder bepaalde omstandigheden'...
  • Bezuiniging sloopt Politieacademie

    1 Aug 2014 | 6:38 am
    Het aantal aanmeldingen voor de Politieacademie slinkt. Dit jaar beginnen 349 agenten in spe aan de opleiding in Apeldoorn, terwijl de academie tussen 2004 en 2013 zo'n tweeduizend studenten per jaar verwelkomde. De politie bevestigt vrijdag...
  • Onweersbuien verwacht tijdens botenparade Amsterdam

    1 Aug 2014 | 6:16 am
    Bezoekers van de Canal Parade in Amsterdam moeten zaterdag rekening houden met zware buien. Het KNMI heeft voor het hele land code geel afgekondigd vanwege onweersbuien met hagel en zware windstoten. De dag begint droog met geregeld wat zon maar...
 
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  • Van der Laan: spanningen lopen op door Gaza-oorlog

    Nando Kasteleijn
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:22 am
    “Er zijn in Amsterdam bijna dagelijks antisemitische incidenten en er zijn zelfs mensen die zeggen dat ze weg willen uit Nederland.” Dat zei burgemeester Eberhard van der Laan tijdens een persconferentie vanmiddag. Volgens de burgemeester lopen de spanningen door de Gaza-oorlog op Amsterdam in, schrijft de NOS. Volgens Van der Laan wil dat er duidelijke regels komen, omdat mensen de grenzen opzoeken. NOS-verslaggever Jeroens Wollaars was bij de persconferentie aanwezig: wol Jeroen Wollaars Breuk met Cohen in de hoofdstad? “Ik ben allergisch voor thee. […] Dat gaan we wel doen.
  • Dekmantel Festival: deze artiesten mag je niet missen

    Judith Laanen
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:19 am
    Get out your glowsticks! De Gay Pride staat voor de deur. Maar het is ook het weekend van de driedaagse voor elektronische muziek in het Amsterdamse Bos. Dekmantel Festival begint vandaag. Tot en met zondag staan er bijna honderd artiesten verdeeld over podia verscholen tussen het riet en de plas. Lees hier welke artiesten je moet zien. Lees verder op nrc.nl… Lees meer over: dance, dekmantel, dekmantel festival, festival, muziek
  • Derde overvaller juwelier Deurne overgeleverd aan Nederland

    Sterre van der Hee
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:15 am
    De man die wordt verdacht van betrokkenheid bij de overal op een juweliersechtpaar in Deurne, is aan Nederland overgeleverd. Dat schrijft persbureau Novum. Maandag wordt de man voorgeleid aan de rechter-commissaris, zegt het Openbaar Ministerie. De politie pakte de betrokkene vorige maand op in Stuttgart (Duitsland). Over zijn precieze rol bij de overval is niets bekendgemaakt - het onderzoek loopt nog. Eind maart pleegden twee mannen een overval op een juwelierszaak in het Brabantse Deurne: Daarbij kwamen twee daders om het leven door schoten van de juweliersvrouw. Diverse media schreven…
  • Experts verlaten voor vandaag rampplek MH17 - gevonden resten meegenomen

    Nando Kasteleijn
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:03 am
    De Nederlandse en Australische experts die onderzoek doen bij de rampplek van de MH17 hebben deze voor vandaag verlaten. Dat laat het ministerie van Justitie en Veiligheid weten. Alle menselijke resten die vandaag zijn gevonden worden meegenomen. Het team dat in het gebied werkt is daarnaast op weg naar een nieuwe uitvalsbasis in Soledar. Deze stad ligt ten noordwesten van de plek waar het vliegtuig twee weken geleden neerstortte. Charkov blijft wel de logistieke en facilitaire uitvalsbasis voor de missie, aldus het ministerie. Tweede slachtoffer geïdentificeerd Het tweede slachtoffer van…
  • ‘The Godfather of Make-up’ is overleden. Bekijk zijn iconische werk

    Annemarie Coevert
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:51 am
    ‘The godfather of Special Effects Make-up’ werd hij genoemd: Dick Smith. Sinds 1945 was hij actief in de filmindustrie, eergisteren overleed hij op 92-jarige leeftijd. Smith maakte de films The Godfather, The Exorsist en Taxi Driver tot wat ze zijn. Zonder computer, maar met de hand. Lees verder op nrc.nl…Lees meer over: Dick Smith
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  • Arctic Sunrise op weg naar huis

    1 Aug 2014 | 7:24 am
    Het Greenpeace-schip Arctic Sunrise is onderweg naar Nederland. Het schip, dat bijna een jaar werd vastgehouden door Rusland, verliet vanochtend de haven van Moermansk. Over ongeveer tien dagen zal het afmeren in Amsterdam.
  • Menselijke resten MH17 gevonden

    1 Aug 2014 | 7:18 am
    Nederlandse en Australische experts hebben in het rampgebied in Oekraïne menselijke resten gevonden. Ze zijn vandaag ruim vier uur aan de slag geweest, tot 15.00 uur Nederlandse tijd.
  • Veel doden in Gaza,bestand voorbij

    1 Aug 2014 | 7:04 am
    Israël heeft het bestand met Hamas opgezegd, nadat er diverse schendingen over en weer waren geweest. Het bestand, dat om 07.00 uur inging, had 72 uur moeten duren. Palestijnse bronnen melden dat er zeker 50 doden zijn gevallen.
  • Van der Laan wil grenzen stellen

    1 Aug 2014 | 6:50 am
    De spanningen in Amsterdam lopen op door de Gaza-oorlog, zei burgemeester Van der Laan op een persconferentie. Er zijn bijna dagelijks antisemitische incidenten en er zijn zelfs mensen die zeggen dat ze weg willen uit Nederland. "Dat die geluiden er nu weer zijn, dat vind ik heel erg", zei de burgemeester.
  • Hof Uganda schrapt antihomowet

    1 Aug 2014 | 6:18 am
    De omstreden antihomowet in Uganda is voorlopig van tafel. Het constitutionele hof heeft de wet ongeldig verklaard, omdat bij de stemming erover in het parlement niet genoeg parlementariërs aanwezig waren.
 
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  • Topjacht van geflopte industrieel onder de hamer

    1 Aug 2014 | 7:29 am
    Het superjacht van oud-Eurocommerce topman Ger Visser wordt begin september geveild. Het schip moet miljoenen euro's opleveren.
  • Draadloos opladen straks ook op afstand

    1 Aug 2014 | 7:27 am
    De volgende versie van de Qi-oplaadstandaard, waarmee accu's van apparaten draadloos opgeladen kunnen worden, stelt gebruikers in staat om vanaf 4,5cm vanaf het laadstation al op te laden. Bij vorige versies moest de gadget nog direct op het station geplaatst worden.
  • Meppelink en Van Iersel 'exit'

    1 Aug 2014 | 7:20 am
    Beachvolleybalsters Madelein Meppelink en Marleen van Iersel zijn in de kwartfinale van de Grand Slam in Klagenfurt uitgeschakeld. Het duo dat eerder dit jaar Europees kampioen werd in Cagliari verloor met 2-1 van het Braziliaanse koppel Antonelli/Juliana. Meppelink en Van Iersel wonnen de eerste set met 21-14, maar verloren de tweede met 21-19. De beslissende derde set ging met 15-11 naar Antonelli en Juliana.
  • Tinkoff duikt in zaak Kreuziger

    1 Aug 2014 | 7:19 am
    Wielerploeg Tinkoff-Saxo sleept de UCI voor de rechter. Dat meldt eigenaar Oleg Tinkov op Twitter. Hij is boos dat de bond de ploeg niet heeft ingelicht over veranderingen in de bloedwaarden van Roman Kreuziger toen Tinkoff de renner in 2012 contracteerde. De schommelingen deden zich voor in seizoen 2009-2010 en waren dit seizoen reden voor de UCI om een onderzoek te starten. Daardoor moest Tinkoff de Tsjechische renner buiten de Tour-selectie houden. Kreuziger rijdt vanaf zondag wel weer in de Ronde van Polen.
  • Dode Markkanaal Roosendaler

    1 Aug 2014 | 7:19 am
    De dode man die maandagmiddag in het Markkanaal bij Teteringen werd gevonden, blijkt een 45-jarige man uit Roosendaal te zijn. Uit de sectie was al gebleken dat hij door een misdrijf om het leven is gebracht. De nabestaanden zijn volgens de politie geïnformeerd. Vandaag is op twee locaties in Roosendaal onder leiding van de rechter-commissaris onderzoek ingesteld.
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  • Van der Laan: spanningen lopen op door Gaza-oorlog

    Nando Kasteleijn
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:22 am
    “Er zijn in Amsterdam bijna dagelijks antisemitische incidenten en er zijn zelfs mensen die zeggen dat ze weg willen uit Nederland.” Dat zei burgemeester Eberhard van der Laan tijdens een persconferentie vanmiddag. Volgens de burgemeester lopen de spanningen door de Gaza-oorlog op Amsterdam in, schrijft de NOS. Volgens Van der Laan wil dat er duidelijke regels komen, omdat mensen de grenzen opzoeken. NOS-verslaggever Jeroens Wollaars was bij de persconferentie aanwezig: wol Jeroen Wollaars Breuk met Cohen in de hoofdstad? “Ik ben allergisch voor thee. […] Dat gaan we wel doen.
  • Dekmantel Festival: deze artiesten mag je niet missen

    Judith Laanen
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:19 am
    Get out your glowsticks! De Gay Pride staat voor de deur. Maar het is ook het weekend van de driedaagse voor elektronische muziek in het Amsterdamse Bos. Dekmantel Festival begint vandaag. Tot en met zondag staan er bijna honderd artiesten verdeeld over podia verscholen tussen het riet en de plas. Lees hier welke artiesten je moet zien. Lees verder op nrc.nl… Lees meer over: dance, dekmantel, dekmantel festival, festival, muziek
  • Derde overvaller juwelier Deurne overgeleverd aan Nederland

    Sterre van der Hee
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:15 am
    De man die wordt verdacht van betrokkenheid bij de overal op een juweliersechtpaar in Deurne, is aan Nederland overgeleverd. Dat schrijft persbureau Novum. Maandag wordt de man voorgeleid aan de rechter-commissaris, zegt het Openbaar Ministerie. De politie pakte de betrokkene vorige maand op in Stuttgart (Duitsland). Over zijn precieze rol bij de overval is niets bekendgemaakt - het onderzoek loopt nog. Eind maart pleegden twee mannen een overval op een juwelierszaak in het Brabantse Deurne: Daarbij kwamen twee daders om het leven door schoten van de juweliersvrouw. Diverse media schreven…
  • Experts verlaten voor vandaag rampplek MH17 - gevonden resten meegenomen

    Nando Kasteleijn
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:03 am
    De Nederlandse en Australische experts die onderzoek doen bij de rampplek van de MH17 hebben deze voor vandaag verlaten. Dat laat het ministerie van Justitie en Veiligheid weten. Alle menselijke resten die vandaag zijn gevonden worden meegenomen. Het team dat in het gebied werkt is daarnaast op weg naar een nieuwe uitvalsbasis in Soledar. Deze stad ligt ten noordwesten van de plek waar het vliegtuig twee weken geleden neerstortte. Charkov blijft wel de logistieke en facilitaire uitvalsbasis voor de missie, aldus het ministerie. Tweede slachtoffer geïdentificeerd Het tweede slachtoffer van…
  • ‘The Godfather of Make-up’ is overleden. Bekijk zijn iconische werk

    Annemarie Coevert
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:51 am
    ‘The godfather of Special Effects Make-up’ werd hij genoemd: Dick Smith. Sinds 1945 was hij actief in de filmindustrie, eergisteren overleed hij op 92-jarige leeftijd. Smith maakte de films The Godfather, The Exorsist en Taxi Driver tot wat ze zijn. Zonder computer, maar met de hand. Lees verder op nrc.nl…Lees meer over: Dick Smith
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  • Watching someone eat chocolate for the first time

    Orangemaster
    1 Aug 2014 | 3:18 am
    While at English-language summer camp in Québec in 1984 reading a copy of TIME magazine about the Summer Olympics boycott by Eastern European countries, my Polish bunkmate stared around the big canvas tent we lived in from her bottom bunk with her distinct lack of cheerfulness, not knowing what to do with her quiet time. For the rest of us, it meant reading in bed and scarfing down some chocolate we called ‘tuck’, a British expression we didn’t know was British. The Polish bunkmate had parents rich enough to send her to Canada for summer camp, but not enough for her to have…
  • Game show Lingo goes the way of the dodo

    Orangemaster
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:25 am
    After celebrating 25 years of entertaining the Netherlands with five-letter, six-letter and seven-letter word games, Dutch television staple Lingo will be pulled off the air at the end of September. “According to broadcaster Nos, Lingo’s supporters include Ed Nijpels, a former VVD MP, and the chairman of AvroTros, who is planning to ask the programme director to reconsider.” Media Director Remco van Leen is considering moving the show from Ned 2 to Ned 1 in the 17:30 slot, but this would probably not increase the amount of viewers. Many immigrants and expats have learnt some…
  • Taxi app uberPOP making its way through Amsterdam

    Orangemaster
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:26 am
    As of today selected Amsterdam clients using taxi app uberPOP can organise taxi-like rides with private persons and pay for them using their smartphone. The company also offers two other services that feature properly licensed drivers and vehicles, but it is uberPOP that remains a thorn in the side of cabbies, as it offer rides up to 50% cheaper than normal cabs. Besides having much more overhead (insurance, permits to drive over tram rails and bus lanes, etc.), cab drivers in Amsterdam have to write down every trip they take, which I find ridiculous and dangerous as many do it while driving,…
  • The Jacksons to lay flowers for Michael in Amsterdam

    Orangemaster
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:16 am
    The Jacksons are performing at Paradiso in Amsterdam on Wednesday 30 July and were scheduled to lay flowers this afternoon at a memorial billboard featuring a famous photograph of the late Michael Jackson taken by Dutch photographer Claude Vanheye in 1977. Located on the Gustav Mahlerplein in the Zuidas business district, the billboard was installed on June 25 and will stay there until mid August. However, word is that Jackie, Tito, Marlon and Jermaine were stuck in France due to bad weather and now hope to honour their late brother Michael on Wednesday, but it’s not confirmed yet as I…
  • Breaking the law is fine when the rich do it, says cop

    Branko Collin
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:43 am
    Last month, lost in a footnote, I hinted at a common practice in a rich neighbourhood of Amsterdam of not paying parking tickets. Instead, the rich used to fight their tickets in court. They assumed that because the district had to pay its lawyers with public money, the district would prefer to turn a blind eye to parking violations. Volkskrant wrote back in 2001: “In the entire neighbourhood committees were started to collect the legal expertise needed to fight parking fines in court. Once people had won a couple of their cases, posters started appearing at the dry cleaners: ‘Got…
 
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    Eating Amsterdam Tours

  • City Swimming: Where to Relax by the Water in Amsterdam

    Chantal Hintze
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:12 am
    Summer in the city is all about keeping cool. And once you have been on your Eating Amsterdam Food Tour and have taken in all the sights, there might be nothing that you’d rather do than take a dip. Luckily, Amsterdam is well equipped for the occasion, offering four outdoor pools and plenty of places to relax by the water. Cool down and take a dip… Outdoor Swimming Pools in Amsterdam Flevoparkbad Arguably the nicest of Amsterdam’s outdoor swimming pools, the Fleovparkbad is sadly under constant threat of closure due to a lack of members. To show your support, head to Amsterdam’s…
  • Your Guide to Gay Pride in Amsterdam: Interview with an Insider

    Vicky Hampton
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:05 pm
    Every year, the first weekend in August sees Amsterdam’s second biggest street party (after King’s Day) take place: Gay Pride. Now in its 19th year, Gay Pride brings together open-minded people, young and old, of every sexual orientation. And while the focus may be on celebrating pride in being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT), straight people are always welcome to join the party! We interview Xenia Bendit, a bisexual half German-half Portuguese Amsterdammer, about her experiences of Gay Pride during the three-and-a-half years she’s lived here… Xenia Bendit, Gay Pride…
  • Shaking It Up: Top 5 Cocktail Bars in Amsterdam

    Julia Evans
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:29 pm
    In addition to canals, museums and coffee shops, Amsterdam is also known for its bars. Primarily, the city’s iconic and historic brown bars. Brown bars are cozy, full of character and usually packed with a cast of characters. But lately, there has been a different type of bar that has been growing in popularity; the cocktail bar. Sometimes housed in a secret location, sometimes situated on a busy street, the old fashioned cocktail bar has officially made a comeback. Here’s our roundup of the best cocktail bars in Amsterdam. Door 74 is Amsterdam’s original speakeasy* Door 74 The…
  • Amsterdam in Pictures: Top 10 Instagram Accounts

    Chantal Hintze
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:21 pm
    Amsterdam is one of the most photogenic cities in the world, and with Instagram you can feast your eyes before, during and after your visit. Follow these top Amsterdam Instagrammers for their unique perspectives on the Dutch capital. 10 Top Amsterdam Instagrammers 1. Sander Fennema @sfennema 23-year old Dutch industrial design student with a love for water and open roads. @sfennema 2. Phil @p_d_y Filmmaker and photographer with a cinematic eye for Amsterdam. @p_d_y 3. Ruud @ruu_da Seems to snap most of his pictures lying down. @ruu_da 4. Renee Kemps @renee_kemps 21-year old blogger with a…
  • Summer in the City: Your Guide to Dutch Weather

    Julia Evans
    16 Jul 2014 | 6:40 pm
    Summer: that special time of year when warm temperatures envelope us, the sun shines long and strong and we shed our winter layers to reveal shorts, swimming trunks, bikinis, tank tops and flip flops. Summer is the time of year when working on our tan becomes our second job, and life seems full of endless possibilities for fun. As far as Amsterdam summer weather goes, well, things are slightly different here. Don’t let that scare you off, though, because in the end, you’ll find only a slight variation on the general theme described above. Summer in Amsterdam is sensational; it…
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    Netherlands Tourism

  • GelreDome in Arnhem

    Jan M.
    31 Jul 2014 | 11:29 pm
    For a country that adores the sports of football, it is not really surprising to have football stadiums across the Netherlands. Aside from the football stadiums with UEFA’s 5-star rating like the Amsterdam Arena in Amsterdam and Feijenoord Stadion, also more commonly known as De Kuip, in Rotterdam, there is also another stadium in the Netherlands which is a nice venue not only for football games but also for concerts and other shows. The GelreDome in Arnhem is home to the football club of Vitesse and has a maximum seating capacity of 34,000 and was also one of the places of the 2000 UEFA…
  • Middelburg

    Jan M.
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:19 am
    City Hall of Middelburg The country of the Netherlands has a lot of tourist attractions where its rich history and spectacular sights and views are showcased. Although it is a small country, every tourist destination will surely captivate you. One of the famous places in this country that is often visited by tourists is the city of Middelburg. Middelburg, the capital of the province of Zeeland, is a small and quiet city with an estimate of 47,000 in population and is surrounded by canals and a star-shaped ring of grachten. It is also one of the oldest towns in the Netherlands. History This is…
  • Sport- en Belevingscentrum De Scheg

    Jan M.
    14 Jul 2014 | 11:48 pm
    The Sport- en Belevingscentrum De Scheg in Deventer features over 20,000 square meters of fun, including swimming pools, water slides, ice rinks, squash courts, and sports halls. It also has its own catering facility and sunbathing areas. Adres: Piet van Donkplein 1 7422 LW Deventer Netherlands Phone:+31 570 659 777 Website: http://www.sportbedrijfdeventer.nl/   The post Sport- en Belevingscentrum De Scheg appeared first on Netherlands Tourism.
  • Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

    Jan M.
    14 Jul 2014 | 11:36 pm
    The Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam or Municipal Museum Amsterdam, is a museum for design, contemporary art and modern art from the early 20th century until the 21st century, which can be found in Amsterdam, the most populated and capital city of the Netherlands. The collection is composed of the works of artists such as Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Andy Warhol, Lucio Fontana, Marlene Dumas, Gilbert and George, Wassily Kandinsky, Marc Chagall, and Vincent Van Gogh. History The Stedelijk Museum opened its doors to the public on September 14, 1895. It was designed by a Dutch architect named Adriaan…
  • Burgers Zoo in Arnhem

    Jan M.
    14 Jul 2014 | 11:20 pm
    The Burgers’ Zoo in Arnhem is a 45-hectare zoo which makes it as one of the biggest zoos in the Netherlands. It is quite a popular tourist attraction for both German and Dutch people and it has approximately 1.5 million visitors every year. In this zoo, the animals are given the freedom to roam and make themselves part of a big ecosystem. Because the animals are not cramped and put in cages with confinement, it makes it easier for the animals to display their natural behavior and adapt to their environment without much difficulty. History On March 31, 1913, Faisanterie Buitenlust, a private…
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