Moura sends Tottenham through to Champions League final

Sports 05/08/19, 16:06

Lucas Moura completed a hat trick in the sixth minute of injury time as Tottenham pulled off another stunning Champions League comeback on Wednesday, beating Ajax 3-2 to set up an all-English final.A day after Liverpool stunned Barcelona by erasing a three-goal deficit at Anfield, Moura nearly single-handedly helped Tottenham ...

Pochettino says may leave Spurs if they win Champions League

Sports 05/07/19, 13:33

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has suggested he may look for a new challenge if he can lead his team to the Champions League title this season.Tottenham is 1-0 down to Ajax heading into the second leg of the semifinals in Amsterdam on Wednesday.Asked whether he thought winning the Champions League ...

Dutch soccer league dedicates official ball to Rembrandt

Soccer 04/08/19, 09:18

Soccer teams will be playing with fine art in the Dutch league next season.Marking the 350th anniversary of the death of Rembrandt, the league has launched an official ball inscribed with the artist's face and extracts from his work.The project is being done with the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, which is ...

Dutch art sleuth recovers Picasso stolen 20 years ago

Entertainment 03/26/19, 05:48

A Dutch art detective says he has recovered a valuable painting by Pablo Picasso 20 years after it was stolen from a wealthy Saudi's yacht in France.Arthur Brand said Tuesday that he took possession two weeks ago of the 1938 painting "Buste de Femme" after trailing it for years in ...

Back to his roots: Hockney landscapes adorn Van Gogh Museum

Entertainment 02/27/19, 11:54

A new exhibition at Amsterdam's Van Gogh Museum highlights the influences of the tormented Dutch master on the later landscape works of one of the world's greatest living artists, David Hockney.The exhibition "Hockney - Van Gogh: The Joy of Nature" opens Friday and runs through May 26. It features both ...

Vandals paint swastikas on buildings in Amsterdam

Sports 02/22/19, 07:40

Vandals suspected of being soccer hooligans from The Hague have painted graffiti including swastikas and anti-Semitic texts on buildings in Amsterdam.The graffiti was discovered Friday, ahead of Sunday's match between ADO and Ajax in The Hague. Ajax fans are banned from attending the match.ADO director Mattijs Manders says "we as ...

A look at companies moving UK business in the age of Brexit

Europe 02/19/19, 11:18

Honda's decision to close a plant in Britain comes at a time when businesses are worrying about the potential impact of the country's looming departure from the European Union.Here's a look at companies and organizations that have announced in recent months they would shift operations out of Britain or cut ...

Rijksmuseum shows off all its Rembrandts in blockbuster show

Entertainment 02/13/19, 07:12

For the first time, and likely the last, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is showing off all of its works by Rembrandt van Rijn in a single exhibition.From imposing portraits to intimate sketches and prints that usually lie safely cocooned in climate-controlled storage, the Amsterdam museum is exhibiting 22 paintings, 60 ...

Amsterdam: Kilometers of canal walls need urgent repairs

Europe 02/07/19, 10:49

Years of neglect combined with wear and tear from heavy trucks driving next to Amsterdam's famous canals have left kilometers (miles) of canal walls at risk of subsiding and in urgent need of repair, the city's municipality said Thursday.A report commissioned by the city says that repairing infrastructure such as ...

Not plane sailing: Jumbo jet crawls through Dutch fields

Europe 02/06/19, 06:31

A Boeing 747 has begun its final journey — making its way at walking pace rather than jet speed — from Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport to the grounds of a nearby hotel, where it will be turned into a visitor attraction.After rolling out of Schiphol on a self-propelled trailer, the 150-ton ...

Van Gogh’s ‘Sunflowers’ staying put in Amsterdam museum

Entertainment 01/24/19, 08:19

A "full body scan" carried out on the Van Gogh Museum's version of the Dutch master's iconic "Sunflowers" has shown the painting is not fit to travel because it's in "stable but vulnerable" condition, the museum's director said Thursday."We've decided that any stresses that the picture could be subjected to ...

EU Medicines Agency starts shift to Amsterdam before Brexit

Europe 01/09/19, 10:03

The European Union's Medicines Agency has started shifting its work from London to Amsterdam in a concrete consequence of Britain's looming departure from the bloc.European Medicines Agency Executive Director Guido Rasi was given a pair of Dutch wooden shoes Wednesday as he officially opened his organization's temporary offices. Construction of ...

Dutch court upholds Amsterdam’s ban on new tourist stores

Europe 12/19/18, 07:03

The Netherlands' highest administrative court has upheld an Amsterdam municipality ban on new stores in the city's historic heart that sell goods specifically to tourists.The Council of State ruling Wednesday is a victory for the Dutch capital's attempts to rein in the negative effects of the huge number of visitors ...

Hailing the future taxi: Drone-car mashup model takes flight

World 11/27/18, 09:42

A scale model of a flying drone-car drove and hovered across an Amsterdam exhibition hall Tuesday, providing a glimpse of what could be the future of urban mobility.The "Pop.Up Next" prototype drone, being developed by aviation giant Airbus, automaker Audi and the Italdesign design house is made up of three ...

London’s black cabs soon to be seen on the streets of Paris

Europe 10/18/18, 02:48

London's black cabs will be seen on the streets of Paris next year as the company that makes them begins selling its wares in the City of Light.London Electric Vehicle Co., which makes plug-in electric taxis that look like traditional black cabs, has put about 600 vehicles on the streets ...

Rembrandt’s Night Watch to get restoration in Amsterdam

Entertainment 10/16/18, 03:33

The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is going to restore its most famous painting, Rembrandt van Rijn's Night Watch, starting next year in a project that will be open to the public and viewable online.Equipement for analyzing the painting's condition is seen next to Rembrandt's Night Watch, which will be restored next ...

Soccer great Van Basten leaves FIFA technical director role

Soccer 10/12/18, 11:41

Soccer great Marco van Basten is leaving FIFA after two years as technical director.The former Netherlands forward is leaving amicably to be closer to his family in Amsterdam, FIFA said Friday.Van Basten helped oversee the introduction of video review for referees at the World Cup in Russia, plus coaching programs ...

Dutch police arrest 7 men suspected of plotting major attack

Europe 09/27/18, 14:02

Seven men were arrested Thursday in the Netherlands on suspicion of plotting a large-scale extremist attack that Dutch prosecutors said they think was foiled following a months-long investigation.The national prosecutor's office said in a statement that heavily armed police arrested the men in the towns of Arnhem, about 100 kilometers ...

Dutch police: 4 children killed in crash between train, bike

Europe 09/20/18, 03:53

Four children were killed and two other people were critically injured Thursday after a train slammed into an electric cargo bike in the Netherlands.Police said the accident happened on a railway line in the town of Oss, 100 kilometers (62 miles) southeast of Amsterdam, at a rail crossing close to ...

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