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Today start of wintertime 2017

Saturday, October 28 2017, 10:07AM

Today start of wintertime 2017

At 3 o'clock in the night from Saturday to Sunday, the clock will go back one hour.
This means the 2017 summertime (daylight saving time) has come to an end. Becaise of the time change, this weekend we have an extra hour.

The summertime always ends in the last [....]

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Europa League final shown on big screen on Museumplein

Tuesday, May 23 2017, 2:09PM

Europa League final shown on big screen on Museumplein

The final match, between Ajax and Manchaster United, which will be played in Stockholm, Sweden, will be broadcast publicly on Museumplein.
Some 100,000 spectators are excpected on the square. There are no extra measures in place after today's terrorist attack in [....]

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Mural of Johan Cruijff revealed in Amsterdam East

Sunday, May 14 2017, 12:06AM

Mural of Johan Cruijff revealed in Amsterdam East

In the neighbourhood 'Park de Meer', a large mural painting in honour of Johan Cruijff has been revealed last week.
The mural has been painted on the side wall of an apartment building in the neighbourhood 'Park de Meer'. The neighbourhood has been named after the [....]

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May 4 and 5 2017 Amsterdam (Commemoration Day and Liberation Day)

Wednesday, May 03 2017, 9:25AM

May 4 and 5 2017 Amsterdam (Commemoration Day and Liberation Day)

On May 4, the victims of the Second World War (and officially all later wars) are commemorated throughout the Netherlands.
May 5 is Liberation Day: on May 5 1945, the German Nazi regime capitulated, and Holland was officially liberated.

The main national ceremony for [....]

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Amsterdam Arena to be renamed to Johan Cruijff Arena

Wednesday, April 26 2017, 9:48AM

Amsterdam Arena to be renamed to Johan Cruijff Arena

The soccer stadium 'Amsterdam Arena' will be called 'Johan Cruijff Arena'. This news came out yesterday, after long negotations between the most important stakeholders.
As soon as the world-famous soccer player Johan Cruijff died on March 24, 2016, the idea surfaced [....]

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Real-time Waiting line radar published for Amsterdam attractions

Saturday, April 15 2017, 3:04PM

Real-time Waiting line radar published for Amsterdam attractions

As of Friday April 14, a web page has been published that gives an indication of the waiting time for Amsterdam attractions.
The 'Rijenradar' or 'Live Lines' (Queue/Waiting line radar) was introduced to give an indication of how long you have to wait to get into a [....]

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Tonight start of summertime (daylight saving time) 2017

Saturday, March 25 2017, 10:48AM

Tonight start of summertime (daylight saving time) 2017

Today, Daylight Saving Time ('Zomertijd') 2017 will start in the Netherlands, and throughout the rest of Europe.
At 2am in the night from Saturday to Sunday, the clocks are moved forward one hour, to 3am. This will happen in all member states of the European Union [....]

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Amsterdam city buses accept only cashless payments

Monday, March 20 2017, 10:06PM

Amsterdam city buses accept only cashless payments

Starting March 26 2017, passengers who wish to buy a ticket on a bus in Amsterdam can no longer pay with cash. Only cards are accepted.
The reason for the measure is a the growing number of bus robberies.

Tickets can still be bought on the bus, but you need a credit [....]

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Dutch elections 2017: no breakthrough right wing populism

Thursday, March 16 2017, 12:01PM

Dutch elections 2017: no breakthrough right wing populism

The right wing populist party PVV (mainly anti-Islam) has not made the massive gain it hoped for, in yesterday's Dutch parliament elections. The VVD (conservative liberal) becomes the biggest party.
Due to the unexpected outcomes of the Brexit referendum and the [....]

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Main taxi company Amsterdam lowers rate to airport with almost half

Wednesday, March 01 2017, 11:12AM

Main taxi company Amsterdam lowers rate to airport with almost half

TCA, Amsterdam's main taxi company introduces a fixed rate of E 37.50 for rides between Schiphol Airport and Amsterdam. This is almost 50% lower than the ordinary rate.
The huge price reduction may have to do with the increasing competition by Uber and other taxi [....]

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Amsterdam imposes record fine on illegal hotel

Monday, February 06 2017, 6:42PM

Amsterdam imposes record fine on illegal hotel

The City of Amsterdaam imposed a record fine of almost E 300,000 on an illegal hotel in the centre of the city.
The exact fine is E 297,000.-, to be shared by the owner of the apartments and a booking agent that does maintenance, cleaning and check-ins and [....]

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