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Many flights cancelled at Amsterdam's airport due to strike

April 23, 2022 6:51 pm

The strike by KLM baggage handlers coincided with the first day of school holidays and families flying on vacation for the first time since coronavirus restrictions were lifted in many countries.

Tulips for Amsterdam: Growers hand out free flowers

January 16, 2022 5:28 pm

The event is held each year to celebrate the start of the growing season for the iconic flowers, a major export for Dutch farmers.

‘Jaipal sir’ paved way — on hockey field, off it

October 11, 2021 7:29 am

Dilip Tirkey writes: Jaipal Singh Munda was the first Adivasi player to represent India. He opened the door for a lot of us from the tribal belt. However, he left behind a great legacy beyond the hockey field as well.

World’s first 3D-printed steel footbridge unveiled in Amsterdam

July 16, 2021 5:43 pm

The 6-ton structure will be loaded with sensors that researchers at Imperial College London will use to monitor the bridge in real time and gauge how it reacts to being used by pedestrians.

Dutch crime reporter De Vries fighting for his life after shooting

July 07, 2021 8:27 am

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte called the attack "shocking and incomprehensible. It was an attack on a courageous journalist and also an attack on the free press that is so critical to our democracy."

Dutch police use tear gas, water cannon amid rioting

January 26, 2021 3:56 pm

It was the second night of unrest in towns and cities across the Netherlands that initially grew out of calls to protest against the country's tough lockdown, but degenerated into vandalism by crowds whipped up by messages swirling on social media.

Dutch police clash with protesters in Amsterdam, Eindhoven

January 24, 2021 9:52 pm

In Amsterdam, police used a water cannon to disperse protesters taking part in a banned demonstration on a major square ringed by museums. Video images showed the water cannon spraying people grouped against a wall of the Van Gogh Museum.

Amsterdam installs plant pots as urinals to prevent tourists from urinating in streets

August 20, 2020 8:30 pm

This new move will not only deter tourists from urinating on walls, the urine collected would be used to make fertiliser

In COVID-19 darkness, gift of a `Moment of Light' to Amsterdam's famous museum

June 04, 2020 4:35 pm

The painting itself seems an allegory for both the times in which we live in and the future for which the world hopes, said the museum's General Director Taco Dibbits.

Air traffic at Amsterdam still disrupted after fuel outage

July 25, 2019 3:21 pm

Many flights from Europe's third largest airport were delayed on Thursday morning, as airlines tried to get their schedules back on track.