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General Mart de Kruif, the retiring boss of the Dutch Army, has lobbed a few missiles at his old colleagues as he retreats into retirement, saying that the shockingly low physical fitness of modern-day recruits has forced the army to make its training…
General Mart de Kruif, the retiring boss of the Dutch Army, has lobbed a few missiles at his old colleagues as he retreats into retirement, saying that the shockingly low physical fitness of modern-day recruits has forced the army to make its training programs radically easier. Incredibly, even with those lower standards and expectations, the drop-out …
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Amsterdam city officials, anxious to reduce the sheer number of tourists clustering at traditional attractions in the center of the city, such as the Anne Frank House, the Red Light District and Dam Square, have cooked up an innovative marketing campaign…
Amsterdam city officials, anxious to reduce the sheer number of tourists clustering at traditional attractions in the center of the city, such as the Anne Frank House, the Red Light District and Dam Square, have cooked up an innovative marketing campaign to persuade tourists that they should, instead, wander about the city’s outer districts. Sources …
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Already the world’s tallest people and widely agreed to be among the most beautiful, the people of The Netherlands clearly are not willing to leave anything to chance, spending a staggering €2.1bn on beauty services last year. Throughout the country, the…
Already the world’s tallest people and widely agreed to be among the most beautiful, the people of The Netherlands clearly are not willing to leave anything to chance, spending a staggering €2.1bn on beauty services last year. Throughout the country, the boom in the number of independent hairdressers, barbers and beauticians – from 35,000 to …
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Customers of The Fayrouz Lounge on the Amstelveenseweg, near the popular Vondel park in Amsterdam, have been devastated to learn that, from now on, they will have to find somewhere else to smoke their water pipes and plan their violent robberies. Popular…
Customers of The Fayrouz Lounge on the Amstelveenseweg, near the popular Vondel park in Amsterdam, have been devastated to learn that, from now on, they will have to find somewhere else to smoke their water pipes and plan their violent robberies. Popular with Amsterdam’s Moroccan criminal gangs, The Fayrouz Lounge shisha cafe was already firmly …
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If you have to ask the price, you can’t afford it. In fact, even if don’t have to ask the price, you still can’t afford it. None of us can. None of us except for Won Yip Amsterdam entrepreneur Won Yip – owner of Majestic, Players, Europub, cafe black and…
If you have to ask the price, you can’t afford it. In fact, even if don’t have to ask the price, you still can’t afford it. None of us can. None of us except for Won Yip Amsterdam entrepreneur Won Yip – owner of Majestic, Players, Europub, cafe black and the Heineken Hoek – attended the Masters of LXRY …
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It’s April and, once again, it is time for the Amsterdam Tulip Festival, the world’s largest celebration of the national flower of the Netherlands. Throughout the month, there will be tulip-related events and everyone will enjoy an added dash of color in…
It’s April and, once again, it is time for the Amsterdam Tulip Festival, the world’s largest celebration of the national flower of the Netherlands. Throughout the month, there will be tulip-related events and everyone will enjoy an added dash of color in their daily lives, thanks to special installations of various varieties planted in beds …
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Rising ominously out of the ground every night, like a stainless steel robotic nightmare, Amsterdam’s latest public toilet for women looks somewhat out of place next to the 17th Century royal palace on Dam Square but it is there to protect this…
Rising ominously out of the ground every night, like a stainless steel robotic nightmare, Amsterdam’s latest public toilet for women looks somewhat out of place next to the 17th Century royal palace on Dam Square but it is there to protect this symbolically important part of the country’s heritage. The palace, with its majestically shady …
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There was joy on the streets of Amsterdam this Easter as the King of Morocco visited the city and informally mingled with surprised local fans. The atmosphere was playful as the affable billionaire and absolute ruler of the destitute North African country…
There was joy on the streets of Amsterdam this Easter as the King of Morocco visited the city and informally mingled with surprised local fans. The atmosphere was playful as the affable billionaire and absolute ruler of the destitute North African country posed for selfies with young Amsterdam locals of Moroccan descent, joking that “Of …
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In a rather extreme development for the ever-evolving vacation rentals industry, one British tourist has pioneered a way to stay in Amsterdam without booking a room. After becoming drunk, separated from his friends, losing his phone and unable to find his…
In a rather extreme development for the ever-evolving vacation rentals industry, one British tourist has pioneered a way to stay in Amsterdam without booking a room. After becoming drunk, separated from his friends, losing his phone and unable to find his way back to his hotel (in other words, a pretty typical stag night), the …
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In what sounds like a rejected script from the American crystal meth TV drama Breaking Bad, drug dealers in Amsterdam have been making use of the unique people skills of crocodiles. During recent raids, Dutch police scooped up meth with a street value of…
In what sounds like a rejected script from the American crystal meth TV drama Breaking Bad, drug dealers in Amsterdam have been making use of the unique people skills of crocodiles. During recent raids, Dutch police scooped up meth with a street value of half a million Euros, several firearms, nine dodgy men and two …
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An experiment to close the chic Negen Straatjes area to traffic during the weekends has collapsed for an unexpected reason. The idea was to make it easier for pedestrians to wander between the cafes and boutique shops of the area, a strategy that has…
An experiment to close the chic Negen Straatjes area to traffic during the weekends has collapsed for an unexpected reason. The idea was to make it easier for pedestrians to wander between the cafes and boutique shops of the area, a strategy that has worked well elsewhere, creating islands of pleasant, village-like atmosphere within big …
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