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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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