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Amsterdam: Capital and largest city of the Netherlands
Amsterdam is the capital and most populous city of the Netherlands; with a population of 872,680 within the city proper, 1,558,755 in the urban area and 2,480,394 in the metropolitan area. Found within the province of North Holland, Amsterdam is colloquially referred to as the "Venice of the North", due to the large number of canals which form a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Protesters at climate demo in Glasgow, Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam and Istanbul [Video]

Protesters at climate demo in Glasgow, Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam and Istanbul

Thousands of climate protesters brave torrential rain in Glasgow to take part in worldwide demonstrations against what campaigners say is a failure of crunch UN talks to bring about the radical action..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:00Published
'Climate train' takes delegates and activists to Cop26 [Video]

'Climate train' takes delegates and activists to Cop26

A 'climate train' is taking passengers from Amsterdam to Glasgow, via London in time for Cop26. Delegates from the Netherlands, Belgium, Italy and Germany, youth activists and members of the European..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 01:20Published

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'I’m having a phenomenal time': Rapper T.I. arrested in Amsterdam after bike crash with police

Rapper T.I. has been arrested in Amsterdam, after the bike he was riding collided with a police car, knocking off its wing mirror.
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T.I. Says He Was Arrested in Amsterdam After Bike Incident with Cop

T.I. says cops in Amsterdam busted him over a bike incident involving an officer -- but he says they never put handcuffs on him, and he's already out of jail after posting bail. The rapper recorded a..
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Dutch crime reporter dies nine days after being shot in Amsterdam

Dutch crime reporter Peter R de Vries has died nine days after he was shot in an Amsterdam street, RTL News has reported.
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Euro 2020: Denmark beat Wales 4-0 to reach quarter-finals

Denmark reach the quarter-finals of the 2020 European Championship after beating Wales 4-0 in Amsterdam, with a brace from Kasper Dolberg and goals from Joakim Maehle and Martin Braithwaite.
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Euro 2020: Kasper Dolberg curls in Denmark opener against Wales

Kasper Dolberg curls into the bottom corner to put Denmark ahead against Wales in the last 16 of the European Championship in Amsterdam.
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Euro 2020: 'Gloves off' for Wales against Denmark in last 16, says Robert Page

The "gloves are off" for Wales as they prepare to face Denmark in their Euro 2020 last-16 tie in Amsterdam on Saturday.
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Euro 2020: 'It's a wonderful counter-attack' - Depay scores 'terrific' Netherlands opener

Memphis Depay scores on the counter-attack to give Netherlands the lead against North Macedonia in Amsterdam, during Euro 2020.
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Netherlands 2-0 Austria: Dutch seal place in last 16 at Euro 2020

The Netherlands book their spot in last 16 at Euro 2020 as they see off Austria in Amsterdam to win Group C with a game to spare.
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Euro 2020: All the goals in 60 seconds as Netherlands beat Ukraine five-goal thriller

Watch all the goals from a cracking game in Amsterdam as Ukraine recover from 2-0 down to make it 20-2 before a late Denzel Dumfries winner seals a 3-2 win for the Netherlands.
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Euro 2020: 'Pure quality' - Yarmolenko scores wonder goal for Ukraine

Ukraine's Andriy Yarmolenko scores a wonder goal with a brilliant curling shot from outside the 18-yard box against the Netherlands in Amsterdam during Euro 2020.
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Euro 2020: Wijnaldum strikes to give Netherlands the lead

Captain Georginio Wijnaldum opens the scoring for the Netherlands to lead 1-0 against Ukraine in Amsterdam during Euro 2020.
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Netherlands 3-2 Ukraine: Denzel Dumfries heads winner to settle thriller

Denzel Dumfries heads a dramatic late winner to earn the Netherlands victory after Ukraine come back from 2-0 down in a Group C thriller in Amsterdam.
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EuroHockey Championships: Germany beat England 3-2 to reach final

Watch highlights as Germany beat England 3-2 to secure their place in the final of the the EuroHockey Championship in Amsterdam.
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EuroHockey Championships: Watch all 10 goals as Netherlands thrash Scotland

Watch all the goals from the Netherlands' 10-0 win over Scotland, which saw them progress into the semi-finals of the EuroHockey Championships in Amsterdam.
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EuroHockey Championships: Heartbreak for England as Belgium score late to reach Euro semi-finals

Watch highlights as England concede a late equaliser and miss out on a place in the semi-finals of the EuroHockey Championship in Amsterdam.
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EuroHockey Championships: Spain through to semi-finals after 1-1 draw with Ireland

Watch highlights as Spain draw 1-1 with Ireland to secure their place in the semi-finals of the EuroHockey Championship in Amsterdam.
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EuroHockey Championships: Netherlands thrash Wales to make semi-finals

Watch highlights of the Netherlands' 6-0 win over Wales in the EuroHockey Championship quarter-finals in Amsterdam.
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EuroHockey Championships: Sam Ward's hat-trick against Spain sends England into semis

Sam Ward scores a hat-trick of penalty corners to send England into the EuroHockey Championship semi-finals with victory over Spain in Amsterdam.
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EuroHockey Championships: Ireland beat Scotland with crucial late goal

Watch highlights as Naomi Carroll's 46th-minute goal gave Ireland a huge 1-0 win over Scotland at the EuroHockey Championships in Amsterdam.
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EuroHockey Championship: England beat Italy 4-0 - highlgihts

Watch highlights as Catherine De Ledesma scores on her international debut to help England beat Italy 4-0 win at the EuroHockey Championship in Amsterdam.
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Zayn Malik Goes Shirtless in Near-Brawl Outside NYC Bar

Zayn Malik got into a heated confrontation with a man outside a Manhattan bar in which a homophobic slur got thrown around ... and Zayn ended up shirtless. Sources close to the situation tell TMZ .....
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Explosion at COVID testing centre near Amsterdam appears intentional - police

A coronavirus testing location close to the Dutch capital of Amsterdam appears to have been intentionally targeted after an explosion before the site opened, police have said.
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Barnier stands firm on financial services talks as Amsterdam claims win over City

barnier stands firm on financial services talks as amsterdam claims win over city
Michel Barnier, who led the EU's Brexit negotiations, has signalled Brussels will not climb down from its demands of the UK if a financial services deal is to be secured.
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President Trump's Wax Figure Put in Quarantine

President Trump's in quarantine at the White House, and now his wax statue is getting a taste of what isolation feels like. The President's wax figure at Madame Tussauds in Amsterdam is following in..
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Protests over George Floyd's death expose raw race relations worldwide

Images of a white police officer kneeling on the neck of African-American George Floyd, who then died, have sparked protests from Amsterdam to Nairobi, but they also expose deeper grievances among..
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Amsterdam anti-racism rally criticised for lack of social distancing

Amsterdam's mayor faced criticism from politicians and health experts on Tuesday after thousands of demonstrators packed the city centre for an anti-racism rally in violation of social distancing rules..
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Thousands chant 'I can't breathe' at Amsterdam rally, angry at George Floyd's death

Thousands of protesters chanting "I can't breathe" gathered in central Amsterdam on Monday in solidarity with George Floyd, a black American who died in police custody in the United States last week.
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SoftBank-backed Ola Electric buys Dutch scooter company Etergo

A unit of SoftBank Group-backed Indian ride-hailing company Ola will buy Amsterdam-based electric scooter company Etergo as part of its plan to locally build electric vehicles (EVs), the company said..
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Dancing in the streets: Ballet stars perform in empty Amsterdam

Six dancers from the Dutch National Ballet headed out into the empty streets of Amsterdam this week to perform their parts in a piece of choreography inspired by the coronavirus lockdown.
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Coronavirus brings new taboos in famously freewheeling Amsterdam

The spread of coronavirus is giving rise to new social taboos in famously libertine, free-wheeling Amsterdam, with many no longer hugging their friends or pushing their way past others, to avoid the..
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Coronavirus: 50-year-old man tests positive in Mizoram; second case in Northeast

A 50-year-old pastor, who recently returned from Amsterdam, tested positive for COVID-19 in Mizoram, making it the second case of the disease in the Northeast, Health Minister R Lalthangliana said on..
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Amsterdam's 'Red Light' district hit by coronavirus closings

Several popular sex clubs in Amsterdam's "Red Light" district closed their doors on Sunday in response to a rapidly expanding coronavirus outbreak in the Netherlands.
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Trial of men accused in downing of MH17 to begin in Amsterdam

The first hearing in the trial of four fugitive suspects in the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 was set to start in Amsterdam on Monday, more than five years after the plane was downed in..
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Traveler placed in coronavirus quarantine in Netherlands

A man traveling through Amsterdam's Schiphol airport has been put in quarantine in a portable room on a fire department parking lot after testing positive for the new coronavirus, a local official..
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More letter bombs found at Dutch offices

A letter bomb caught fire at a bank in Amsterdam on Thursday and another was disarmed at an office near Utrecht, the latest in a series of such attacks in the Netherlands this week.
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Letter bomb causes 'small explosion' at ING office in Amsterdam

A letter bomb went off on Thursday at an office of ING Bank in Amsterdam, causing a "small explosion" in which no one was hurt, a spokeswoman for the bank said.
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Letter bombs explode in ABN Amro, Ricoh offices in Netherlands, no injuries

Two letter bombs exploded in the Netherlands on Wednesday, one at an ABN Amro bank mail-sorting office in Amsterdam and the other 225 km (140 miles away) in a mail room of Japanese electronics group..
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Suspected letter bombs hit two Dutch buildings, no injuries: police

Suspected letter bombs went off in the mail room of an office building in Amsterdam and at a post-sorting company in the Dutch city of Kerkrade early on Wednesday, police said.
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Storm Ciara disrupts more than 200 flights at Amsterdam's Schiphol

Around 240 flights to and from Amsterdam's Schiphol airport, one of Europe's busiest, were canceled on Sunday as a powerful storm blew in off the Atlantic Ocean with wind gusts of up to 120 km per hour..
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A pilot accidentally triggered a hijacking/hostage taking alarm in a plane's cockpit, causing a major security lockdown on Wednesday at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport, one of Europe's busiest.
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'Suspicious' incident on plane at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport proves false alarm

A "suspicious" incident aboard an airliner that forced the evacuation of its passengers and crew at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport on Wednesday evening proved to be a false alarm, the airline said.
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Air Europa: Pilot at Schiphol airport accidentally caused alarm

A pilot onboard an Air Europa airplane accidentally set off an alarm, prompting a major security lockdown at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport on Wednesday, the airline said in a statement.
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Dutch military police probing 'suspicious situation' on plane at Schiphol airport

Dutch military police said on Wednesday they were investigating a suspect situation aboard a plane at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport.
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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.
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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.
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