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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, 1,380,872 in the urban area and 2,410,960 in the metropolitan area. Found within the province of North Holland, Amsterdam is colloquially referred to as the "Venice of the North", attributed by the large number of canals which form a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


Amsterdam protest: Thousands rally against racism in capital city [Video]

Amsterdam protest: Thousands rally against racism in capital city

The Netherlands questions some of its longtime traditions in light of the Black Lives Matter movement.

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Tensions rise in Paris over the death of a black Frenchman [Video]

Tensions rise in Paris over the death of a black Frenchman

Police in riot gear drove back demonstrators with tear gas as the protesters demanded justice on Tuesday for the death of black Frenchman Adama Traore killed in 2016.

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Thousands In Amsterdam Protest Death Of George Floyd [Video]

Thousands In Amsterdam Protest Death Of George Floyd

Thousands of protesters in Amsterdam gathered to protest the death of an unarmed American black man. The protestors chanted “I can’t breathe” as they gathered in central Amsterdam on Monday...

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IPO values coffee maker JDE Peet's at $17.3bln [Video]

IPO values coffee maker JDE Peet's at $17.3bln

IPOs are rare right now, but coffee maker JDE Peet's saw its Friday offer snapped up by investors. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

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Dine And Distance: Dutch ‘Greenhouse’ Restaurants Allow Social-Distance Dining [Video]

Dine And Distance: Dutch ‘Greenhouse’ Restaurants Allow Social-Distance Dining

?This Dutch restaurant serves people in greenhouse-like booths to tackle social distancing and dining in public during the coronavirus pandemic. Serres Sépparées by Mediamatic ETEN allows guests to..

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The Netherlands manager Ronald Koeman is in hospital in Amsterdam after being admitted with "chest complaints".
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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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The Nations League draw takes place on Tuesday at 17:00 GMT in Amsterdam, with the home nations waiting to discover their opponents.
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A new case of coronavirus has been confirmed in the Netherlands, health officials said on Friday, this time in the Dutch capital Amsterdam.
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Cambridgeshire siblings honour grandfather's 1986 wheelchair feat

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Coronavirus travel: national advice not all of a piece

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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

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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

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Mariss Jansons: 'Outstanding' conductor mourned

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The Chinese suicides prevented by AI from afar

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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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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 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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