Wednesday, April 26 2017, 9:48AM
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 [....]
Saturday, April 15 2017, 3:04PM
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 [....]
Saturday, March 25 2017, 10:48AM
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 [....]
Monday, March 20 2017, 10:06PM
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 [....]
Thursday, March 16 2017, 12:01PM
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 [....]
Wednesday, March 01 2017, 11:12AM
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 [....]
Monday, February 06 2017, 6:42PM
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 [....]