The disturbance caused panic in the crowd, with a 50 people injured in the stampede that resulted.
Category: About Amsterdam
Facts, figures, and other must-know information about Amsterdam.
- Why is Amsterdam so tolerant?
- What do those 3 X’s on the flag of Amsterdam stand for?
- What’s going on with the ‘I amsterdam’ letters?
- What is the current date and time in Amsterdam?
Federal rules to go into effect no later than December 2011 will prohibit coffeeshops from operating within 250 meters from a high school.
The crisis is to blame, but in some streets so are the much-delayed construction activities surrounding the problem-plagued new metro line.
Meanwhile, shop keepers in one popular shopping district are being priced out of their stores.
An Irish drug dealer whose remains have been found in an Amsterdam canal had fled Ireland to avoid imprisonment and to escape gang members who held him responsible for revealing information that led to discovery of their drugs factory.
Amsterdam police found his remains three weeks ago in the water near Diemerzeedijk.
The body of Keith Ennis (30), from Clondalkin, Dublin, had been dismembered and stuffed into bags, suitcases and trash bags.
Radio Netherlands reports that rubbish is dredged from Amsterdam’s waterways at the rate of 18,000 cubic metres per year, including beds, couches, small boats, stethoscopes, guns and even a dead body. Not to mention hundreds of discarded bicycles.
Ashleigh Elson goes out on patrol with Waternet’s dredging team.
We’ll also point you to some alternative Schiphol stores that serve excellent coffee drinks.
The Netherlands is among a handful of countries where — under certain circumstances — squatting is not forbidden by law. If a building has not been used for a period of twelve months, and the owner can not demonstrate that he plans to ‘soon’ start using the building again, squatting is tolerated.
The squatters movements gained much sympathy during the seventies and early eighties, but in recent years the increasingly anarchistic nature of these groups has had politicians calling for changes to the squatting laws.