What is Amsterdam’s plan for an ‘erotic centre’? Why has it upset the European drug regulator?
Amsterdam officials plan to close almost half the red-light district’s brothel windows and move their tenants to a new location. However, they are facing fierce opposition from the European drug authority as the agency fears 'nuisance issues'
Why Amsterdam is banning marijuana use in its red light district
Smoking joints will be prohibited in the canal-lined streets of the Dutch capital housing brothels, sex shops and strip clubs from mid-May. The move comes as locals have for years complained about the menace caused by tourists
Philips cuts 6,000 more jobs as losses deepen after massive recall of faulty sleep devices
Philips announced a global recall in 2021 of its appliances to treat people suffering from sleep apnoea
Will window shopping for sex in Amsterdam end this week?
In a bid to improve the image of the De Wallen district and to get more in sync with the ‘Me Too’ movement, Amsterdam’s municipal council is expected to vote this week to keep the curtains of window brothels down permanently
Watch flight attendant's entertaining twist to safety instructions before take-off, video goes viral
In the video, the flight attendant can be seen dancing and perfectly timing his steps while giving safety instructions about wearing a life vest and managing breath in water. Apart from grooving, he also gave some cool, hysterical expressions during the demonstration
MH17 crash: Dutch prosecutors call for life sentence for suspects in downing of Malaysia Airlines plane
The ill-fated flight heading for Kuala Lumpur took off from Amsterdam's Schiphol airport in July 2014, and prosecutors this week launched closing arguments in the closely watched trial
Dutch football great Arjen Robben announces retirement from football
Robben rejoined FC Groningen last year after stints that saw him win accolades at Chelsea, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich, in later years.
Post-COVID, Amsterdam is laying down a model for what tourism should look like
COVID has offered a rare, if not unique chance to address tourism’s enduring problems.
Euro 2020: From Wembley to Johan Cruyff Arena, all you need to know about 11 host stadiums
From schedule to capacity, all you need to know about the 11 host stadiums for Euro 2020
Gold, ivory and human beings: New Dutch exhibition takes unflinching look at slavery
The 10 stories featured in the Amsterdam exhibition span 250 years of Dutch colonial history and four continents — Europe, Asia, South America and Africa.
Amsterdam mulls new tourism measures to protect locals as COVID-19 keeps away boisterous travellers
Amsterdam has been trying to navigate a conundrum for years: how to embrace its status as a vibrant, international hub without making the city unlivable for its residents — and without letting go of its famous, free-spirited roots.
Two decades since the world's first legal same-sex marriages, where do we stand now?
Same-sex marriage is now legal in 28 countries worldwide, as well as the self-governing island of Taiwan. That includes most of Western Europe. Yet its spread has been uneven — Taiwan is the only place in Asia to take the step; South Africa is the only African country to do so.
Amsterdam celebrates 20 years of world's first same-sex marriages; city's mayor says equality is still work-in-progress
Twenty years ago, the mayor of Amsterdam married four couples in City Hall as the Netherlands became the first country in the world with legalised same-sex marriage. It's now legal in 28 countries
Rare Paris painting by Van Gogh to be exhibited ahead of Sotheby’s auction
Street Scene in Montmartre depicts a windmill named the Pepper Mill, seen from the street under a bright sky, with a man, a women and a little girl walking in front of wooden palisades that surrounded the place.
10 things about... Ian McEwan: The Booker Prize-winning author on how he writes
'I only feel as good as the last page I've written,' says Ian McEwan at Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai Litfest.
New Delhi, Hyderabad drop 18 positions in Global Smart City Index; Singapore tops
Among other Indian cities, Bengaluru and Mumbai were degraded as well where respondents said city administration needs to focus on the problem of air pollution
To highlight Indian migrant labour crisis during COVID-19, two artists walk 360 km in Europe
One of the principal objectives of the project was to create an awareness in Europe and beyond on the current struggles faced by migrant labourers displaced after COVID-19 lockdowns in India, who have been walking inhuman distances to get to their villages
Michael B Jordan joins Christian Bale, Margot Robbie in David O Russell's upcoming drama, tentatively titled Amsterdam
The roles of Margot Robbie and Michael B Jordan were initially scheduled to go to Jennifer Lawrence and Jamie Foxx, state reports.
Tata Steel Masters: Fifth seed Vishwanathan Anand takes on elite field; Magnus Carlsen eyes world record in Dutch hamlet
Anand, a five-time winner, had last won this event in 2006 and remains one of the favourite visitors of this Dutch hamlet near Amsterdam
Of Rembrandt, his artistic style, and ambition, amidst budding Indo-Dutch relations of the 17th century
A new exhibition at the CSMVS in Mumbai titled India and the Netherlands in the Age of Rembrandt explores the artistic dialogue and cultural influence between the countries during the 17 century.