Posts Tagged ‘Amsterdam’

Prestigious Amsterdam documentary festival faces boycott and protests following anti-Palestinian statements

Filmmakers are taking action against the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) following the festival’s mischaracterization and attack on the slogan “From the River to the Sea Palestine Will be Free” and unwillingness to stand in solidarity with Palestinians facing Israel’s genocidal attack on Gaza. The IDFA, the world’s biggest international documentary film festival, has […]

Amsterdam’s Rembrandt House Museum transforms into tattoo parlour

“Highbrow to lowbrow” is how Dutch tattoo artist Henk Schiffmaker describes his latest project – inking sketches by Rembrandt van Rijn onto the skin of visitors in the building the Golden Age master once called home. Source

National Tulip Day makes for a colourful splash in Amsterdam

National Tulip Day makes for a colourful splash in Amsterdam’s Museumplein Square. The Netherlands is the world’s biggest tulip producer. Source

Amsterdam: Housing justice now!

Amsterdam: Housing justice now! Our Demands from newly occupied Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 302 – Oct 23rd, 2022 e Mokum Kraakt via and thefreeonline Sunday 23 october, rolling out a giant banner, squatters’ collective Mokum Kraakt announced that it has squatted four days ago Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 302. House peace is set, preventing the police to immediately evict. […]

International Tattoo Convention returns to Amsterdam

After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the International Tattoo Convention in Amsterdam reopens. Dozens of tattoo artists from different countries presented their latest work. Visitors came both to watch and to get tattooed, from small designs to full creations. Source

Amsterdam to house migrants on cruise ship moored in port

Officials in Amsterdam have approved a plan to temporarily accommodate at least 1,000 migrants on a moored cruise ship. The ship will remain moored in the city’s port for at least six months from 1 October under an agreement with the central government, allowing residents to exit and enter freely. The Dutch capital becomes the […]

Thousands gather in Amsterdam to celebrate Pride

Hundreds of thousands of spectators lined Amsterdam’s historic canals Saturday to celebrate Canal Parade. Source

Holocaust Survivor Claims She Knew Anne Frank In Amsterdam: A ‘Spoiled, Mean, Typical German Jew’

(Forward) Say it isn’t so! A “Holocaust” survivor — who grew up in Amsterdam with Anne Frank and knew her family — said she didn’t like Anne — a “typical German Jew.” Jewish writer Philip Graubart tells the story of his friendship with “Trudy” — a contemporary of Anne Frank: “…I became acutely conscious of […]

Anti-Lockdown Protesters Attacked By Police Dogs & Batons In Amsterdam

Massive numbers of Dutch protesters gathered in Amsterdam on Sunday to protest dranconian covid lockdowns and vaccination measures. The Netherlands went into a sudden lockdown on 19 December when the government ordered the closure of all but essential stores, as well as restaurants, hairdressers, gyms, museums and other public places until at least 14 January […]

Anti-Lockdown Protesters Mauled by Dogs and Beaten with Batons in Amsterdam

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS – JANUARY 02: Clashes erupt between police anti-riot officers and anti-vaxxers affiliated to far-right parties near Museumplein on January 2, 2022, in Amsterdam, Netherlands. With riot police expected to be on strike, authorities have banned the Covid-19 lockdown protest in the Dutch capital. The postponed police protest is part of a series of […]

Protesters at climate demo in Glasgow, Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam and Istanbul

A rain-soaked Glasgow was bracing for a second day of protests on Saturday as part of a global mobilisation against what campaigners say is a lack of urgency to address global warming at a crunch UN climate summit. From Paris to Sydney, Nairobi to Seoul, dozens of events are planned worldwide to demand immediate action […]

From Amsterdam to Toronto, world’s mayors rally to stop antisemitism

 Mayors from some of the world’s major cities met in a virtual forum to discuss ways to stop the spread of antisemitism and eradicate prejudice from their municipalities. The first-ever “Mayors Summit Against Anti-Semitism,” sponsored by the Frankfurt am Main Municipality, in partnership with the Combat Anti-Semitism Movement (CAM), brought together 44 leaders from 32 […]

‘I’ve Lost Count,’ Says Owner of Amsterdam Kosher Restaurant After Latest Antisemitic Vandalism

Amsterdam kosher restaurant HaCarmel. Photo: Twitter. The owner of a kosher restaurant in Amsterdam said this week that he had lost count of the times his establishment had been vandalized in recent years after antisemitic graffiti was discovered on its windows. An antisemitic slogan was scrawled onto the window of the HaCarmel eatery in the […]

An Amsterdam Museum Holds a Post-Holocaust Purim Relic

The puppets joined a storied tradition of fashioning Haman after real-life oppressors that peaked in the immediate postwar years. And seven decades later, Mayer-Hirsch’s childhood work is in the collection of the Jewish Historical Museum of Amsterdam, where curator Peter Buijs says the Hitler puppet is a “unique item” that provides a window into how […]

Amsterdam mayor wants state to return Nazi-looted painting now in the city’s museum

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Newborn baby girl found alive in underground waste container near Amsterdam

Police in the Netherlands have found a newborn baby girl alive in an underground waste container. The baby was discovered by the authorities late on Sunday evening at a residential area in Meernhof, southeast of the capital, Amsterdam. She is in a stable condition in hospital, police said. “At around 22.40, the police incident room […]

Sitting on the shore of Gaza, dreaming of Amsterdam’s canals

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‘Asia’s El Chapo’ arrested by police in Amsterdam

Dutch police have arrested the alleged leader of one of the world’s biggest drug gangs. Officers said they detained Tse Chi Lop, a Chinese-born Canadian accused of running The Company, an organisation believed to dominate the £50bn-a year Asia-Pacific drug trade, on Friday. Mr Tse, who has been compared to Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El […]

Asian drug lord Tse Chi Lop arrested at Amsterdam airport

Asian drug lord Tse Chi Lop was arrested in the Netherlands on suspicion of large-scale drug smuggling. The 57-year-old Canadian citizen’s arrest took place at Amsterdam’s Schiopol Airport, Dutch police said. The drug lord’s identity was confirmed by Australian police who issued an arrest warrant for the man in 2019. He is suspected of running […]

Blacks In Amsterdam Honor First Slave Brought To Holland By Wealthy Jewish Slavemasters

Diversity makes strange bedfellows — such as in the Netherlands — each June, Black immigrants from Suriname — a former Dutch colony where Jews oversaw the notoriously brutal plantations and slave trade — visit a Jewish cemetery just outside Amsterdam to commemorate the first Black slave brought from Portugal to Holland where he was buried […]

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