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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.
In the Media by Eileen Kersey - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Tucker Cummings - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 10 comments

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."
In the Media by Karen Graham - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 6 comments

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.
In the Media by Dragos Ilca

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.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 8 comments

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.
Digital Journal Report by R. C. Camphausen - 9 comments

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.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 8 comments

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.
In the Media by Lesley Lanir - 7 comments
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