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Wednesday 31 May 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Amsterdam

This year
# Cannabis
Cannabis to be banned on streets of Amsterdam's red light district
If the latest restrictions fail to have the desired effect authorities warn they will extend them to coffee shop terraces.
# Job Losses
Philips cuts 6,000 more jobs after sleep device recall
The Amsterdam-based firm unveiled net losses of €1.605 billion last year, largely due to massive recall of faulty sleep respirators.
Last year
# grounded
Covid-19 and industrial action in France blamed for cancelled weekend Aer Lingus flights
The cancellations by the airline include three return flights today and three return flights tomorrow.
# Netherlands
Trial of two men accused of killing Dutch crime reporter Peter R de Vries opens in Amsterdam
De Vries died nine days after he was shot outside an Amsterdam television studio in July 2021.
# Netherlands
Man who took people hostage in Amsterdam Apple store dies of injuries
The man entered the Apple store armed with two guns, sparking a tense five-hour-long ordeal.
# Leidseplein
Hostage drama at Amsterdam Apple store ends after gunman hit with car
Dutch police said: “We managed to stop the hostage-taker by hitting him with a car the moment he ran outside”.
All time
# Peter R de Vries
Thousands of mourners bid farewell to slain Dutch journalist de Vries
Thousands more are expected throughout the day in an “unprecedented” outpouring of grief.
# dutch underworld
Who is Peter R de Vries? 'Fearless' crime journalist shot in Amsterdam
The shooting is understood to be linked to de Vries’ work on exposing mobsters and drug lords.
# Peter R de Vries
Dutch journalist shooting an 'attack on our values' – EU chief
Eyewitnesses told local media that the 64-year-old journalist and TV presenter was shot up to five times.
# Holland
Dutch crime reporter badly wounded after shooting in Amsterdam street
Peter R de Vries is a well known figure in Dutch journalism having won awards for his work.
# Boost
Ireland earn vital win to close in on World Cup qualification
Naomi Carroll’s 46th-minute goal set up a big victory against Scotland.
# Amsterdam
No terrorism link identified in Amsterdam stabbings
One person has died and four were injured in an attack last night.
# Equality
Amsterdam celebrates 20th anniversary of legalising same-sex marriages
The Netherlands was home to the world’s first legal same-sex marriages two decades ago.
# The Netherlands
Irishman arrested after cocaine worth €1.12 million seized in Amsterdam
Searches were carried out in Amsterdam, Meath and Dublin today during a Dutch-Irish police operation.
# Get Well Soon
Holland boss Ronald Koeman in hospital after heart procedure
The former Barcelona player is expected to return home on Monday.
# New Rules
Amsterdam has banned tour groups from sex workers’ windows in red light district
The move is an attempt to address over-tourism and protect workers.
# Amsterdam
The Netherlands' most notorious gangster has been jailed for life for five murders
Willem Holleeder’s “life was determined by greed, lust for power and violence”, judges said.
# Disrespectful
Amsterdam to ban guided tours through Red Light District from next year
Local authorities said that guided tours in the area are often “not respectful towards sex workers”.
# Connor Murphy
Dutch police search for missing 39 year-old Irish man last seen over two weeks ago
Connor Murphy, who has been living in the Netherlands for a number of years, was last seen on 13 January.
# Money Diary
City Break Money Diary: Here's how much I spent across three days in Amsterdam
‘I put it on my credit card because then it didn’t happen.’
# late flight
Man arrested at Dublin Airport for chasing plane onto tarmac after missing his flight
It is reported that the man was seen banging on the window of Terminal One as his flight departed
# The Netherlands
Two people seriously injured in Amsterdam train station stabbing are US citizens, ambassador says
The assailant was identified as a 19-year-old Afghan man with a German residency permit.
# The Netherlands
Amsterdam police shoot suspect following stabbing in city's central station
At least two people were injured.
Fears of 'dangerous complacency': Thousands gather in Amsterdam for world Aids meeting
Experts have warned that there may be a resurgence of the epidemic that has already killed 35 million people.
# below the surface
Coins, ID cards, and false teeth... what they found when they dredged canals in Amsterdam
All of the items are on display on a fascinating website.
# a fine place
'Party city' Amsterdam warns rowdy tourists they may face fines
City chiefs warned that there was a “high price for bad behaviour”.
# World War II
Researchers uncover 'dirty jokes' in Anne Frank's diary
Brown paper had been used to cover pages in her first diary.
# Public Order
Almost 100 England fans arrested after trouble in streets of Amsterdam
The men were mainly accused of disrupting public order.
# kinahan
Kinahan cartel suffers another blow after international police arrest fourth Irishman in three months
Gardai have been working with Dutch police, Interpol, Europol and US agencies in relation to the movements of the Dublin-based cartel.
# Schiphol
Police shoot knife-wielding man at Amsterdam Airport
Police say the situation is now secure.
# cryptocurrency
European police target Kinahan's hidden Bitcoin cash in Belgium and the Czech Republic
A Bitcoin ‘mine’ was discovered in a raid on the cartel last month.
# flight diversion
Cork bound Aer Lingus flight forced into diversion after 'full emergency' declared
It was feared the aircraft had a defect that could cause a crash.
# Netherlands
Manchester City confirm Sergio Aguero "sustained injuries" in Amsterdam car crash
Aguero was injured last night in the Dutch city when a taxi in which he was a passenger hit a lamp-post.
# amsterdamage
Eight Dublin flights among 81 cancelled by Ryanair for today
The budget carrier is set to cut between 40 and 50 flights each day between now and the end of October.
# grave matters
Vegetable garden graves, build-your-own caskets, and coffins to play games on - inside Amsterdam's death expo
The death expo recently held at Amsterdam’s historic Westerkerk church attracted 3,500 visitors in just one day.
# bad tourism
European tourism chief says Ryanair and Airbnb travellers are 'destroying' cities
Amsterdam Marketing CEO Frans van der Avert has suggested that a glut of visitors is making historic European cities less ‘livable’.
# to be blunt
These three Irish mams trying weed for the first time in Amsterdam is a joyous thing
“There’s a funny taste off it… you know the sage stuff you put in chicken”
# interrailing
14 things Irish people who've been interrailing will know too well
How many have you done?
# Schiphol
Passenger plane skids along Amsterdam runway during heavy winds
No passengers were injured.