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Armin van Buuren and Dash Berlin to play at Heineken Music Hall

World renowned DJs and electronic dance music (EDM) producers Armin van Buuren and Dash Berlin have been added to the line-up for "Armada Night."

Airline uses beagle to help passengers find lost luggage

If you ever fly with KLM and are in the Schiphol airport in Amsterdam, a beagle may help you find any luggage you might lose, as a video that has gone viral shows.

Dutch artist fakes five-week trip through southeast Asia

Amsterdam - In an effort to show how much we manipulate situations on the social media, Zilla van den Born from Amsterdam pretended to take a five-week trip away in southeast Asia, all the while keeping her friends on Facebook updated with photos of her great trip.

Dutch authorities aim to restrict influx of migrant workers

Amsterdam - Amsterdam, the constitutional capital of Holland, may be viewed as a liberal city, due to its previously lax laws on pot-smoking, but like so many other European countries, Holland is tightening its rules regarding migrant workers.

Miley Cyrus allegedly smokes weed at MTV event in Amsterdam

Amsterdam - Pop icon Miley Cyrus, who raised eyebrows earlier this year after a raunchy performance at the American MTV Video Music Awards, has done something else to draw the ire of parent groups. Cyrus allegedly smoked marijuana at an MTV event in Amsterdam.

Amsterdam sees closure of 'pot-cafes' as next step to prohibition

The Netherlands is unique in its policy on marijuana possession. While it is considered an illegal drug, having 5 grams or less on your person is not a criminal offense. Visitors to Amsterdam's coffee shops may find this law doesn't apply to them anymore.

Documentary details corruption in 'Putin's Games'

The International Documentary Film Festival, held in Amsterdam, opened Nov. 20th for its 26th run. With almost 300 entries from around the world, films often tell poignant and powerful stories. One of those stories this year is titled "Putin's Games."

Amsterdam alcoholics paid with beer to clean up streets

Amsterdam - In what might seem at first glance to be a little counteractive, the Rainbow Foundation in Amsterdam is now paying local chronic alcoholics with beer for keeping the streets of the city clean.

Op-Ed: The Ij Hallen – Amsterdam’s biggest flea market

Amsterdam - The Amsterdam flea market takes place once a month across the IJ in Amsterdam Noord, where private (non-commercial) sellers rent a stand and put up for sale everything from clothes to junk to hidden treasures.

Video: Hot air balloon crashes into lake in the Netherlands

Almere - Dramatic video footage shows the moment that a hot air balloon carrying 11 people crashes into a lake near Amsterdam in the Netherlands. Two people were injured.

Photo Essay: Amsterdam, tapestry of old and new architecture Special

Amsterdam - Unlike Hongkong, Montreal and a few other cities, Amsterdam does not have an internationally known and recognized skyline. Instead, the Dutch capital is more like a tapestry where sometimes the architecture is very modern, then again charmingly old.

IMF chief heckled by students at University of Amsterdam (video)

Amsterdam - Christine Lagarde barely got a chance to open her mouth when giving a lecture at the University of Amsterdam, when student hecklers rose up and started a typical Occupy mic check.

Justin Bieber hopes Anne Frank would have been a 'belieber'

Amsterdam - Whilst in the Netherlands, Justin Bieber visited The Anne Frank House in Amsterdam and left behind a controversial message in the visitor's book.

Video: Lioness kills heron at the Artis Royal Zoo, Amsterdam

The video shows a lioness killing a heron that was foolhardy enough to land in the lion enclosure at the Artis Royal Zoo in Amsterdam.

Amsterdam steakhouse boss admits selling horse for 63 years

Amsterdam - The UK food industry has been rocked by a meat scandal. In some cases products labelled as containing 100% beef have instead contained pork or horse. One Dutch steakhouse boss has revealed that he has sold horse as beef for 63 years.

Motorists confused over invisible object prank (Videos)

Amsterdam - A group of Dutch pranksters are causing some confusion among motorists in Amsterdam, filming their perplexed targets and posting the videos on YouTube.

Scum housing plan for Amsterdam's extremely anti-social

Amsterdam - Shipping containers will be the new homes for the neighours from hell. Amsterdam is planning to ship off the most anti-social tennants of public housing to supervised scum housing.

Amsterdam mayor lifts cannabis ban on tourists

Amsterdam - Despite a newly enacted Dutch law aimed at reducing the country's drug tourism, Amsterdam's mayor has announced he will allow coffee shops that sell marijuana and hashish to remain open to tourists.

F16s escort plane, officials say 'hijacking' a miscommunication

Amsterdam - Confusion spread across Europe today after Spanish media reported a plane traveling from Málaga to Amsterdam may have been hijacked. The plane was escorted by F16 fighter jets to Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam and was surrounded by police.

Unexploded WWII bomb found at Amsterdam airport

Amsterdam - A section of Schiphol airport, located in Amsterdam, has been closed today after a suspected World War II bomb was found.

Amsterdam ends ban on drinking beer standing

Amsterdam - Amsterdam will soon allow people on terraces to stand and drink their beer once again, according to a municipal spokeswoman.

Amsterdam, Netherlands: 12m flash mob in Dam Square (video)

Amsterdam - Amsterdam did its part in the global 12m movement yesterday by holding a flash mob in Dam Square. Looks like fun was had by all.

Visiting Amsterdam for the pot? Sorry, not for foreigners

Amsterdam - Amsterdam is famous for its "coffee shops" where you can have, well, just a little more than just plain old coffee. But now a judge is upholding a plan to ban foreign tourists from indulging.

Video: 2 trains collide in Amsterdam ― at least 70 injured

Amsterdam - Dutch media reports that 2 trains have collided in Amsterdam in the Netherlands, injuring at least 70 with more than 50 seriously.

Passenger trains collide head-on in Amsterdam

A head-on collision between two passenger trains in Amsterdam Saturday has left dozens of passengers injured including approximately 50 serious injuries, according to police.

After 'baptism' of Anne Frank, Amsterdam honors Holocaust victims

Amsterdam - Over the weekend, a service in Amsterdam honored Holocaust victims and the memory of Dutch protestors who fought against the Nazis.

Op-Ed: Netherlands Puts Reef on Reefers

Amsterdam - The Netherlands government wants to institute a ban on marijuana in public coffee shops. Foreigners will no longer be getting high in the lowlands. Are snack-makers in a panic?

Dutch government clamps down on marijuana 'coffee houses'

The Dutch government is moving to restrict cannabis sales at 'coffee houses' nationally and is fully banning tourists from visiting these locations, a move that has been dubbed 'tourism suicide.'

Toronto EMS win two international championships Special

Toronto - Every day EMS units in Toronto save lives. This year two teams of Toronto EMS Paramedics traveled to international medical competitions. One took home the gold and the other came in second place.

Media criticized for silence over Islamic gay bashing

A leading Canadian columnist is taking the media to task for their silence over gay-bashing incidents carried out by Muslims in Amsterdam, once a veritable “anything goes” city where gays used to go about without fear of attack.
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Old grave in Amsterdam  Netherlands
Old grave in Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Parked bicycles at Amsterdam Central Station
Parked bicycles at Amsterdam Central Station
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A designated area where people can scatter the ashes (white) of their loved ones.
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A designated area where people can scatter the ashes (white) of their loved ones. Zoergvliet, Amsterdam
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Old and new meet at Museum Square: the venerable Concert Hall not far from the more modern Van Gogh ...
Old and new meet at Museum Square: the venerable Concert Hall not far from the more modern Van Gogh Museum .
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2 trains collided in Amsterdam on April 21  2012
2 trains collided in Amsterdam on April 21, 2012
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A so-called  urn-wall  seen at Amsterdam s famous cemetery and crematorium: Zorgvliet
A so-called 'urn-wall' seen at Amsterdam's famous cemetery and crematorium: Zorgvliet
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The most beautiful spot in Amsterdam to take a photograph.
The most beautiful spot in Amsterdam to take a photograph.
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The Night Watch in its original place. Rijksmuseum  Amsterdam
The Night Watch in its original place. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
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Oosterpark in Amsterdam  Netherlands
Oosterpark in Amsterdam, Netherlands
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The Royal Palace in Amsterdam  Netherlands.
The Royal Palace in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
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New architecture: NEMO  a technology museum in the form of a half sunken vessel.
New architecture: NEMO, a technology museum in the form of a half sunken vessel.
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Rijksmuseum building in the center of Amsterdam
Rijksmuseum building in the center of Amsterdam
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Parking space for bicycles in the bicycle capital Amsterdam  Netherlands.
Parking space for bicycles in the bicycle capital Amsterdam, Netherlands.
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Steelman (2011) sculpture by Florentijn Hofman in Amsterdam  Holland
Steelman (2011) sculpture by Florentijn Hofman in Amsterdam, Holland
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12m Flash Mob in Dam Square  Amsterdam on May 12  2012
12m Flash Mob in Dam Square, Amsterdam on May 12, 2012
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2theloo is a company offering superior toilet facilities.
2theloo is a company offering superior toilet facilities.
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Examples of Amsterdam s more recent architecture are found in the  Eastern Islands.
Examples of Amsterdam's more recent architecture are found in the 'Eastern Islands.'
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Amsterdam s passenger terminal for the arriving cruise ships.
Amsterdam's passenger terminal for the arriving cruise ships.
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Sherlock  the beagle who locates passengers  lost luggage
Sherlock, the beagle who locates passengers' lost luggage
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Amsterdam store window displaying various medical cannabis  hemp food and other types of products
Amsterdam store window displaying various medical cannabis, hemp food and other types of products
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