London has highest concentration of cocaine in sewers

Scientists have found that London has the highest concentration of cocaine in its sewage system, closely followed by Amsterdam, according to test results from 50 European cities.

The EU’s drug monitoring body has determined that the average daily concentration of … Read the rest

Support for Geert Wilders doubles after Paris attack

Support for the anti-Islamic Freedom Party (PVV) of Dutch politician Geert Wilders has jumped to its highest level in more than a year after the Islamist militant attacks in Paris.

Wilders, known for his cool rhetoric, said after the Paris … Read the rest

Banished to Amsterdam’s ‘concentration camp’

The Dimitrovs are the first nuisance neighbours to be moved forcibly to police-supervised accommodation as crowded Amsterdam steps up measures against anti-social behaviour.

Eberhard van der Laan, Amsterdam’s mayor, admitted that the removal of the family was a draconian measure … Read the rest

‘Tuigdorpen’: Word of the year

Amsterdam residents with a record of harassing their neighbors will be exiled, the city’s mayor announced. After being forced out, they will live under police supervision in special container housing units with only basic amenities.

­Authorities in the Dutch capital … Read the rest

Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam closed, paintings removed

The operation began moments after the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam closed Sunday evening. Men removed alarm tags from behind some of Vincent Van Gogh’s greatest masterpieces, including “Sunflowers,” “Irises” and the famously crooked “Bedroom,” and quickly pulled the paintings … Read the rest