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Amsterdam: Capital city of the Netherlands
Amsterdam is the titular capital and most populous city of the Netherlands, with a population of 866,737 within the city proper, 1,380,872 in the urban area, and 2,410,960 in the metropolitan area. Amsterdam is in the province of North Holland. Amsterdam is colloquially referred to as the "Venice of the North" due to its large number of canals which are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Dutch police detain 130 Extinction Rebellion protesters

Dutch police on Saturday said they had detained 130 protesters with environmental group Extinction Rebellion who blocked locations in downtown Amsterdam to draw attention to climate change.
Reuters - Published

Soccer player gunned down in latest Amsterdam violence

A former Dutch professional footballer who played for clubs in Portugal, Hungary and England has been shot dead in the latest violence to afflict Amsterdam, police said.
Reuters - Published

Videos for Amsterdam

Post-referendum relocation: meet the workers leaving Britain for the EU [Video]Post-referendum relocation: meet the workers leaving Britain for the EU

The European Medicine Agencies was one of the first organisations to signal it would leave London following the Brexit vote. It took hundreds of employees with them to Amsterdam.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:16Published

Mass arrests as Extinction Rebellion kicks off global climate action [Video]Mass arrests as Extinction Rebellion kicks off global climate action

Activist group Extinction Rebellion kicked off two weeks of planned peaceful civil disobedience on Monday, prompting arrests in the UK, Australia and the Netherlands. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:39Published

Mass arrests as Extinction Rebellion takes protests global [Video]Mass arrests as Extinction Rebellion takes protests global

Activist group Extinction Rebellion kicked off two weeks of peaceful protests on Monday, with protesters gluing their hands to roads and chaining themselves to cars. David Doyle reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:09Published

Extinction Rebellion: Dozens of arrests at London and Amsterdam protests [Video]Extinction Rebellion: Dozens of arrests at London and Amsterdam protests

The environmental activist group has called for two weeks of protest in 60 cities worldwide.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:11Published

Shares rise as China reins in tariff move [Video]Shares rise as China reins in tariff move

European shares rose to six-week highs on Wednesday, as China eased trade worries. As David Pollard reports, corporate headlines and hopes of ECB policy easing also drove the action.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:34Published

Harry given rabbit spoon by royal fan in Amsterdam [Video]Harry given rabbit spoon by royal fan in Amsterdam

The Duke of Sussex is given a rabbit spoon for baby Archie by royal fan Edith Mansoor as he leaves the A'dam Tower after the launch of a new travel industry partnership.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:33Published

Prince Harry: I spend '99% of my life' flying commercial [Video]Prince Harry: I spend '99% of my life' flying commercial

The Duke of Sussex has arrived at Amsterdam's landmark A'dam Tower to launch a new partnership between leading online travel firms that aims to transform the travel industry. Harry has spent three..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:15Published

Prince Harry arrives in Amsterdam to launch new travel partnership [Video]Prince Harry arrives in Amsterdam to launch new travel partnership

The Duke of Sussex has arrived at Amsterdam's landmark A'dam Tower to launch a new partnership between leading online travel firms that aims to transform the travel industry. Harry hopes the new..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:32Published

 

Dutch lawyer defending witness in drug killings case shot dead

A Dutch lawyer in a high-profile case against a group of men charged with a series of drug-related killings was shot dead in Amsterdam on Wednesday morning, police said.
Reuters - Published

Strike disrupts flights at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport

More than 60 flights were canceled or delayed at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport on Monday due to a strike by ground staff at KLM airline and more action is planned for later this week.
Reuters - Published

Surge in young Republicans worried about the environment: survey

A growing majority of U.S. Republicans, especially younger voters, are worried that human behavior is damaging the planet, according to a survey of global attitudes to the environment conducted by an..
Reuters - Published

Amsterdam Canal Pride parade celebrates Stonewall anniversary

One of Europe's biggest annual Gay Pride parades kicked off on the canals of Amsterdam on Saturday, with over 500,000 visitors from around the world expected to cheer on 80 boats representing a wide..
Reuters - Published

Paris could break all-time heat record this week as scorching temps bake Europe

Another record-smashing heat wave has overspread much of Europe, threatening all-time high temperatures in Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam.  
USATODAY.com - Published

Rewind: Venice's Project Moses

This week, 60 Minutes learns how Amsterdam is prepared for flooding. But what about the other city of canals?
CBS News - Published

Judges sentence Dutch crime boss Holleeder to life

Judges in Amsterdam sentenced crime boss Willem Holleeder to life in prison on Thursday for his involvement in five gangland killings.
Reuters - Published

Amsterdam's first woman mayor plans to overhaul red-light district

Amsterdam's first female mayor launched plans on Wednesday to overhaul the city's red-light district and its window displays, in a bid to protect sex workers from gawking tourists.
Reuters - Published

Amsterdam mulling over 'fundamental' changes to red light district

Amsterdam is proposing "fundamental" changes to its famed red light district to ensure the rights of sex workers, prevent crime and reduce nuisance.
USATODAY.com - Published

Ajax to sign Netherlands international Quincy Promes

Ajax is acquiring Netherlands international Quincy Promes from Sevilla in the Amsterdam club's first major signing of a summer that is expected to see several stars of its surprise run to the Champions..
USATODAY.com - Published

Amsterdam flights disrupted by public transport strike

Around 80 flights to and from Amsterdam Schiphol were canceled on Tuesday as a nationwide public transport strike made it hard for passengers and staff to get to Europe's third largest airport.
Reuters - Published

With wife Meghan due to give birth, Prince Harry delays Dutch trip by a day

Britain's Prince Harry, whose wife Meghan is due to give birth, will delay a trip to the Netherlands by one day until May 9, cancelling engagements planned in Amsterdam for the previous day, a palace..
Reuters - Published

Police fire water cannon at fans outside Ajax stadium

Police in Amsterdam say they fired a water cannon at football fans "to put out flares and prevent unsafe situations" ahead of the first leg of the Champions League quarterfinal between Ajax and..
USATODAY.com - Published

John Lennon, Yoko Ono seen on honeymoon in footage found in cellar

John Lennon, Yoko Ono famously staged honeymoon "bed-in" for peace in Amsterdam hotel
CBS News - Published

Amsterdam sex workers angry at red light district tours ban

Amsterdam’s latest attempt to rein in the nuisance of over-tourism by banning guided tours of the red light district has run into opposition from sex workers.
USATODAY.com - Published

Show dog awaiting flight in Atlanta has been missing at the airport since Saturday

A Dutch man says his show dog went missing at Atlanta's airport while waiting to board a flight to Amsterdam after a show in the U.S.
USATODAY.com - Published

Dog stored in cargo hold dies on 11-hour Amsterdam-to-LA flight on Air France-KLM

A dog was found dead on an Air France-KLM flight from Amsterdam to Los Angeles Tuesday.
USATODAY.com - Published

Dutch arrest two on suspicion of delivering weapons for 2015 Paris attacks

Dutch police arrested two men in Amsterdam for their suspected involvement in the co-ordinated Islamic State attacks on Paris in November 2015 that killed 130 people, prosecutors said on Friday.
Reuters - Published

Vandals paint swastikas on buildings in Amsterdam

Vandals suspected of being soccer hooligans from The Hague have painted graffiti including swastikas and anti-Semitic texts on buildings in Amsterdam
USATODAY.com - Published

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