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Fear of espionage:

Amsterdam removes Chinese-made security cameras

The City of Amsterdam announced that it will gradually remove the city's 1,280 Chinese-made security cameras for fear that the Chinese government is spying on them.

Amsterdam removes Chinese-made security cameras

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Anti-Israel protester jumps on bulldozer, then into canal

An anti-Israel protester in Amsterdam attempted to stop a bulldozer from destroying a barricade built by fellow anti-Israel activists by repeatedly jumping on the vehicle, and leaped into canal to escape arrest.

Anti-Israel protester jumps on bulldozer, then into canal

Amsterdam:

Pro-Palestinian rioters toss ammonia at police officers

Police and protesters clash in Amsterdam as successive pro-Palestinian encampments roil city.

Pro-Palestinian rioters toss ammonia at police officers

Anti-Israel protests expanding:

"Human chain" against Israel in Europe

Police in Berlin and Amsterdam dispersed anti-Israel student protests. Tent camps were set up in Finland, Denmark, Italy, Spain, France and Britain against Israel.

"Human chain" against Israel in Europe

Amsterdam takes first step in walking back Nazi collaboration

Amsterdam, atoning for role in delivering Jews to the Nazis, pledges donation and memorials at tram stops.

Amsterdam takes first step in walking back Nazi collaboration

Netherlands:

New museum aims to raise Holocaust awareness

The Netherlands, home to the Nazis’ most famous victim, has never had a Holocaust museum — until now.

New museum aims to raise Holocaust awareness

Amsterdam

Inauguration of Holocaust museum met with protests

Demonstrators ignited fireworks and threw eggs at police and confronted pro-Israel counter-protesters as Israeli President addressed the event.

Inauguration of Holocaust museum met with protests

Amid calls for his arrest

Herzog inaugurates Holocaust museum in Amsterdam

President of Israel and King of the Netherlands, inaugurated a new Holocaust Museum in Amsterdam. Anti-Zionist organization: 'We filed a request with the police and the ICJ to arrest Herzog for genocide.'

Herzog inaugurates Holocaust museum in Amsterdam

Netherlands:

Tram company worked with Nazis, demanded payment

Dutch tram company that carried Anne Frank to her doom sought compensation after the war, new research shows.

Tram company worked with Nazis, demanded payment

Protester to Greta Thunberg:

'I came for a climate demonstration, not a political view'

Protester in Amsterdam interrupts climate activist Greta Thunberg, criticizes her pro-Palestinian Arab comments.

'I came for a climate demonstration, not a political view'

Yiddish classes return to the Netherlands after nearly a decade

Students flocking to University of Amsterdam Yiddish course in order to learn language that has left a lasting impact on Dutch vocabulary.

Yiddish classes return to the Netherlands after nearly a decade

Amsterdam pays tribute to Jews murdered in Sobibor

Amsterdam holds ceremony honoring 33,000 Dutch Jews who were killed in the Sobibor death camp during the Holocaust.

Amsterdam pays tribute to Jews murdered in Sobibor

Jewish girls kicked of planes sue Delta/KLM for discrimination

19 teenagers kicked off two Delta/KLM flights last summer suing airlines alleging antisemitic discrimination.

Jewish girls kicked of planes sue Delta/KLM for discrimination

Dutch police:

Hostage situation at Amsterdam Apple store over

Police say gunman who walked into Apple store in Leidseplein has been overpowered.

Hostage situation at Amsterdam Apple store over

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Unfolding hostage crisis in Amsterdam

An unknown number of hostages are being held in an Apple store in Amsterdam.

Unfolding hostage crisis in Amsterdam

Thousands rally in Amsterdam to protest lockdowns

Riot police disperse thousands of anti-lockdown protesters, arresting dozens at rally in Amsterdam.

Thousands rally in Amsterdam to protest lockdowns

Amsterdam's new Hanukkah menorah is unveiled at virtual concert

Amsterdam gets large Liberace-inspired menorah for annual Hanukkah concert.

Amsterdam's new Hanukkah menorah is unveiled at virtual concert

He devoted his life to Spinoza & was declared persona non grata

A Jewish expert on Spinoza's banned works was named ‘persona non grata’ in Amsterdam’s synagogue and library.

He devoted his life to Spinoza & was declared persona non grata

Here's how one Amsterdam shop stayed solvent during lockdowns

In Amsterdam, a Jewish merchant channels the spirit of a fabled pre-Holocaust flea market.

Here's how one Amsterdam shop stayed solvent during lockdowns

Self-driving 'Roboats' tested in Amsterdam waters

A 'Roboat' is a self-driving boat the size of a small car.

Self-driving 'Roboats' tested in Amsterdam waters

Watch: Protesters clash with police over COVID passes

WARNING: Graphic violence

Watch: Protesters clash with police over COVID passes

Amsterdam to return $23.5 million painting to Jewish heirs

City officials end 9-year legal battle by giving up rights to Kandinsky painting sold under duress by Jewish art collector during Holocaust.

Amsterdam to return $23.5 million painting to Jewish heirs

18 Jewish teenage girls escorted off plane in Amsterdam

Tour group accused of misbehavior and not following mask rules on flight from Kiev to Amsterdam.

18 Jewish teenage girls escorted off plane in Amsterdam

Dutch university removes ‘from the river to the sea’ banner

Local Jews protest after State Academy of Fine Arts in Amsterdam posts banners calling for destruction of Israel.

Dutch university removes ‘from the river to the sea’ banner

Amsterdam mayor says Netanyahu hurts fight against anti-Semitism

Femke Halsema at conference of mayors on fight against anti-Semitism says Netanyahu accusations against ICC cheapen meaning of anti-Semitism

Amsterdam mayor says Netanyahu hurts fight against anti-Semitism

Amsterdam mayor wants to return $22 million Nazi-looted painting

Mayor Femke Halsema asks Dutch Restitutions Committee to re-evaluate decision to keep Wassily Kandinsky painting in local museum.

Amsterdam mayor wants to return $22 million Nazi-looted painting

'Man who vandalized Dutch kosher store had terrorist motives'

NTA firm determines that Syrian asylum seeker had 'terrorist motives' when he attacked kosher restaurant twice.

'Man who vandalized Dutch kosher store had terrorist motives'

Parents paid for security - and the school lost funding

Amsterdam Jewish schools lose city’s subsidy because of excess parent contributions, including for security.

Parents paid for security - and the school lost funding

2 injured in ramming attack on police car in Amsterdam

Van bursts into flames after ramming into police car in Amsterdam. Two police officers injured, suspect arrested.

2 injured in ramming attack on police car in Amsterdam

No tourists? Locals seize chance to discover Anne Frank House.

'I've lived here all my life, but I was always put off by the long line of tourists,' visitor says.

No tourists? Locals seize chance to discover Anne Frank House.

Anti-slavery statue defaced in Amsterdam-area Jewish cemetery

Statue of slave who converted to Judaism vandalized in Jewish cemetery in the Netherlands.

Anti-slavery statue defaced in Amsterdam-area Jewish cemetery

Amsterdam pledges millions to help Holocaust museum

Amsterdam to contribute $5.6 million for Holocaust museum makeover.

Amsterdam pledges millions to help Holocaust museum

Amsterdam George Floyd protest 'should never have been allowed'

Dutch chief rabbi slams Amsterdam mayor for ignoring social distancing at mass Black Lives Matter protest.

Amsterdam George Floyd protest 'should never have been allowed'

'An open gate, an open door - that's not an option'

Jewish schools have reopened in the Netherlands, but some worry that their security is compromised

'An open gate, an open door - that's not an option'

Syrian vandalizes Amsterdam kosher restaurant again

Syrian who in 2017 broke into kosher restaurant in Amsterdam arrested again for smashing its windows while holding a lighter.

Syrian vandalizes Amsterdam kosher restaurant again

Amsterdam: Jewish community in great distress

Dutch authorities refusing to allow Jewish community to aid elderly coronavirus victims, Amsterdam rabbis say.

Amsterdam: Jewish community in great distress

22 dead at Amsterdam Jewish nursing home

One fifth of all residents at Jewish nursing home die from coronavirus over one month.

22 dead at Amsterdam Jewish nursing home

Coronavirus kills 15 at Amsterdam’s Jewish old-age home

The death toll at Amsterdam's Beth Shalom, above, is the largest for any old-age or nursing home in the Netherlands

Coronavirus kills 15 at Amsterdam’s Jewish old-age home

Suspected bomb placed outside Amsterdam kosher eatery

Possible makeshift bomb left outside of kosher restaurant in Amsterdam.

Suspected bomb placed outside Amsterdam kosher eatery

In Amsterdam, the world’s priciest menorah gets a new life

The 'Rintel,' a 266-year-old menorah, is placed back on display at Amsterdam's Jewish Historical Museum.

In Amsterdam, the world’s priciest menorah gets a new life

Man who stabbed Jews in Amsterdam deemed unfit to stand trial

Judge rules Muslim man who stabbed Jewish father, son at Amsterdam market is not criminally responsible for his actions.

Man who stabbed Jews in Amsterdam deemed unfit to stand trial

Pilot causes panic at Amsterdam airport after activating alert

Pilot for Air Europa flight departing from Schiphol Airport accidentally activates hijacking alert. Incident under investigation.

Pilot causes panic at Amsterdam airport after activating alert

Man who stabbed Jews in Amsterdam 'forgot' why he did it

Dutch man charged with attempted manslaughter of a Jewish father and son in March claims he forgot why he stabbed them.

Man who stabbed Jews in Amsterdam 'forgot' why he did it

New restaurant in Amsterdam: Meat Me Kosher

A new kosher meat restaurant recently opened in the city of Amsterdam in the Netherlands.

New restaurant in Amsterdam: Meat Me Kosher

Thousands stranded at Amsterdam airport

Refueling facility at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport stops working, leading to major disruption.

Thousands stranded at Amsterdam airport

Bid to bar Holocaust memorial at Amsterdam Jewish quarter denied

Dutch court rejects residents' petition looking to prevent construction of Holocaust memorial in former Jewish quarter of Amsterdam.

Bid to bar Holocaust memorial at Amsterdam Jewish quarter denied

Anti-Israel protesters end rallies at Amsterdam’s WWII memorial

Netherland's BDS movement to end anti-Israel protests at Amsterdam's World War II memorial.

Anti-Israel protesters end rallies at Amsterdam’s WWII memorial

Jewish vendor, son stabbed at iconic Amsterdam market

Egyptian man attacks Jewish store-owner and his son at Albert Cuyp market.

Jewish vendor, son stabbed at iconic Amsterdam market

Iconic kosher deli in Amsterdam closes after 62 years

Popular kosher deli closes due to difficulties finding kosher supervision, financial issues.

Iconic kosher deli in Amsterdam closes after 62 years

First open Jewish concert in Concertgebouw Great Hall since WWII

Cantor Israel Nachman holds festive Hanukkah concert Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, first public Jewish concert there since Holocaust.

First open Jewish concert in Concertgebouw Great Hall since WWII

Amsterdam: BDS rally glorifies terror at Nazi victim monument

City officials called to explain, after BDS rally featuring song about suicide bomber in Tel Aviv takes place at memorial for Nazi victims.

Amsterdam: BDS rally glorifies terror at Nazi victim monument

Amsterdam stabber says Islam is insulted in the Netherlands

Prosecutors say Afghan asylum-seeker accused of stabbing two Americans in Amsterdam believes that Islam is insulted in the Netherlands.

Amsterdam stabber says Islam is insulted in the Netherlands

Netherlands to remain on high terror alert

Netherlands' threat level to remain at four on a scale that tops out at five following Friday's stabbing attack.

Netherlands to remain on high terror alert

Amsterdam stabber had 'terrorist motive'

Dutch police confirm stabber who injured two in Amsterdam had 'terrorist motive.'

Amsterdam stabber had 'terrorist motive'

Amsterdam: Three injured in stabbing attack

Police shoot, arrest, suspect in Amsterdam stabbing attack.

Amsterdam: Three injured in stabbing attack

Amsterdam’s ‘Anne & Frank’ bakery to change name

New bakery near Anne Frank's hiding place changes name after backlash over reference to famous Holocaust victim.

Amsterdam’s ‘Anne & Frank’ bakery to change name

Amsterdam: Jewish woman, children told ‘you should all be shot’

28-year-old Jewish woman and her children verbally attacked in Amsterdam, with suspect calling Jews 'cancer'.

Amsterdam: Jewish woman, children told ‘you should all be shot’

Kosher restaurant attacker in Amsterdam convicted

Syrian who smashed windows of kosher eatery convicted of vandalism, but will not serve more time in jail despite being unrepentant.

Kosher restaurant attacker in Amsterdam convicted

Vandal nabbed for painting swastikas on Dutch Jewish cemetery

Police arrest man suspected of vandalizing 300-year-old Amsterdam cemetery with Nazi symbols

Vandal nabbed for painting swastikas on Dutch Jewish cemetery

Amsterdam kosher eatery to close due to frequent attacks

Restaurant owner says he cannot keep establishment open without proper security due to repeated assaults, vandalism.

Amsterdam kosher eatery to close due to frequent attacks