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Rappler's latest stories on Amsterdam


Green light for Amsterdam's red light district after virus shutdown

Jul 02, 2020 - 2:22 PM

The Netherlands ordered all brothels closed in mid-March and had originally planned to keep them shut until September, but decides to bring the date forward as COVID-19 cases dropped

REOPENS. People walk in the red light district of Amsterdam on July 1, 2020, as Dutch brothels reopened today after a long coronavirus shutdown, with sex workers and clients having to observe new rules to prevent COVID-19 infection. Photo by Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP

Sex workers give red light to leaving famed Amsterdam district

Jul 30, 2019 - 6:57 PM

The Dutch capital's first female mayor has vowed to clean up the notorious red light district, but sex workers say they won't move

RED LIGHT DISTRICT. In this file photo taken on December 8, 2008, a prostitute waits for clients behind her window in the red light district of Amsterdam. Photo by Anoek De Groot/AFP

Is it curtains closed for Amsterdam's red light district?

Jul 04, 2019 - 3:19 PM

The mayor of Amsterdam proposes to draw the curtains over the red light district's glass booths where sex workers are the main attraction

Stolen Van Gogh paintings back on display after 16 years

Apr 17, 2019 - 5:57 PM

Van Gogh's masterpieces 'View of the Sea at Scheveningen' and 'Congregation leaving the Reformed Church at Nuenen' have been recovered and restored in Amsterdam

Rare Van Gogh photo is of Vincent's brother, say experts

Dec 02, 2018 - 7:00 AM

The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam announces the shock discovery about what was previously thought to be one of only two photos of Vincent, and which has appeared in dozens of books

NOT VINCENT. A handout picture released by the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam on November 29, 2018 shows a black and white image of Theo Van Gogh, aged 15, Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh's brother.  Handout/Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam/AFP

2 U.S. citizens hurt in Dutch knife attack as police probe terror link

Sep 01, 2018 - 7:02 PM

A preliminary investigation reveals that the assailant did not know his victims and that he did not specifically target them – suggesting a random attack

ON ALERT. Security officials stand alert at The Central Railway Station in Amsterdam on August 31, 2018, after two people were hurt in a stabbing incident. Photo by Germain Moyon/AFP

2 hurt in Amsterdam station stabbing, attacker shot by police

Aug 31, 2018 - 8:31 PM

The two wounded people and the knife-wielding suspect are taken to the hospital, Amsterdam police say, although their condition was not revealed

STABBING. Security officials stand alert at The Central Railway Station in Amsterdam on August 31, 2018, after two people were hurt in a stabbing incident. Photo by Germain Moyon/AFP

Drug gangs may be behind Dutch newspaper attacks – police

Jun 27, 2018 - 7:06 PM

'We will never be silent,' declared the front-page headline of De Telegraaf, above a picture of the burnt-out Volkswagen Caddy van lodged in the charred and twisted facade

ATTACK. Dutch police officers stand by the wreckage of a van after it crashed through the front door of the building housing newspaper De Telegraaf on Basisweg street in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, on June 26, 2018. Photo by Koen van Weel/ANP/AFP

Kualifikasi Liga Champions: Ajax tersingkir di putaran ketiga

Aug 03, 2017 - 7:59 AM

Klub Belanda ini kalah selisih gol tandang

Foto diambil dari

Ajax vs Manchester United: Jalan terakhir yang nyaris mustahil

May 24, 2017 - 9:29 AM

Sekali saja berikan fans kemenangan yang berarti

Marcus Rashford usai mencetak gol ke gawang Chelsea, Minggu (16/4). Foto diambil dari @ManUtd/Twitter

"Contekan" Ezra Walian demi menghapal Indonesia Raya

May 19, 2017 - 1:12 PM

Meski menjadi pemain timnas Ezra tak ingin tampil di liga domestik

JADI WNI. Foto oleh Mahmud Alexander/Rappler

Dutchman gets 11-year sentence in sex cyberbully case

Mar 16, 2017 - 11:34 PM

Arrested in 2014 after Facebook alerted the Dutch police he is found guilty of harassing women from as far away as Britain Canada Norway and the United States

'Dump Trump': Thousands join global march

Jan 22, 2017 - 1:02 AM

From London to Sydney thousands of people take to the streets in solidarity with US protesters a day after America s new president was inaugurated

'LOVE TRUMPS HATE.' Protesters hold home made placards during the Women's March in Trafalgar Square in London on January 21, 2017 as part of a global day of protests against new US President Donald Trump. Ben Stansall/AFP

Dutch hospital's appeal: No more Pokemon hunting!

Jul 13, 2016 - 12:35 AM

Academic Medical Center spokeswoman Loes Magnin: Since yesterday Monday we ve noticed young people walking around the building with mobile phones into places they re not supposed to be

POKEMON GO. Screen shot from YouTube commercial.

LOOK: Van Gogh's 'suicide gun' on display at Amsterdam museum

Jul 12, 2016 - 11:52 PM

An exhibition called On the Verge of Insanity in Amsterdam s renowned Van Gogh Museum seeks to answer questions like why Van Gogh cut off his ear and the precise nature of his mental illness that ultimately led to his death

'SUICIDE GUN.' The weapon which the Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh supposedly used to kill himself is displayed as part of the exhibition 'On the Verge of Insanity: Van Gogh and his illness' at The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The exhibition runs from July 15 to September 25, 2016. Photo by Robin Van Lonkhuijsen/EPA

From The Hague to Manila: How change begins

Jun 11, 2016 - 5:26 PM

How does change really happen? What does change really mean?

NEW ADMINISTRATION.  In a campaign period where the narrative of change dominates over the messages of continuity and stability, it begs this question: how does change really happen?

El Niño drying up Cebu’s 'Little Amsterdam'

Apr 19, 2016 - 4:23 PM

Cebu province recently declared state of calamity due to dry spell

Turkish FM reaffirms 'open borders' for Syrian refugees

Feb 06, 2016 - 9:28 PM

After a meeting with European Union counterparts Turkish Foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu tells reporters there had been no change in Turkish policy

Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu. File photo by Nicolas Bouvy/EPA

Europe asylum laws face scrutiny in migrant crisis

Sep 05, 2015 - 1:09 AM

About 350 000 migrants were detected at the EU s borders between January and August this year

France train gunman questioned over Syria links

Aug 23, 2015 - 10:17 AM

Officials say he had visited Syria and was known to intelligence services

#PugadBaboy: Porn punchline 2

Aug 07, 2015 - 5:00 AM

A Filipina in Amsterdam: Stories worth telling

Jan 10, 2015 - 3:04 PM

Of all the stories I could write about living in the Netherlands I chose to tell one that was literally from a Filipino perspective

MH17 disaster wipes out entire Malaysian family of six

Jul 19, 2014 - 3:36 PM

I lost my daughter and her family in a blink of an eye

Malaysia's newspapers with reports about the  MH17 disaster are seen on a motorbike for home delivery in Kuala Lumpur on July 19, 2014. Photo by AFP/Mod rasfan  AFP PHOTO / MOHD RASFAN

AIDS conference in shock at Malaysia plane tragedy

Jul 19, 2014 - 10:43 AM

Among those who died was Dutchman Joep Lange a pioneer of cheap anti retrovirals for the poor and a prominent AIDS researcher

Miley Cyrus lights up a joint at MTV European Awards

Nov 12, 2013 - 5:38 PM

Cyrus took her publicity seeking further by smoking a cannabis joint at the MTV European Music Awards

WRECKING BALL. Miley Cyrus wins best video in the MTV European Music Awards

Rappler Newscast | April 30, 2013

Apr 30, 2013 - 8:50 PM

Risa Hontiveros gains most in the latest Pulse Asia survey PNoy denies security of tenure to workers Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands abdicates

Rembrandt's dark genius in graphic novel

Apr 14, 2013 - 12:37 PM

He could have had it easier if he d been less outspoken fallen in with the tastes of rich people But he just didn t have the social capacity for that

DARK TIMES, DARK MAN. 'Rembrandt' by comic book artist Typex shows the painter as you've never seen him before: cantankerous, obsessive, and unfaithful. Image from

KLM boosts flights b/w Manila and Amsterdam, UK, Norway

Apr 01, 2013 - 8:06 PM

KLM is increasing the capacity of its Manila Amsterdam route by 10 and launching new flights to the United Kingdom and in Norway

RAMPING UP. KLM to introduce more flights to Europe. Photo by Capital Photos for KLM

PH flood control plan takes cue from Amsterdam

Feb 17, 2013 - 1:47 PM

The DPWH launches its ambitious P351 72 billion flood management master plan

FLOOD CONTROL. The DPWH introduces its ambitious P352-billion flood management master plan for Metro Manila. Photo taken from Wikipedia

Dutch impound Steve Jobs superyacht over unpaid bill

Dec 21, 2012 - 7:39 PM

Steve Jobs Dutch built superyacht has been impounded in Amsterdam

Street Dance 2: Hot talents, sizzling moves

Apr 24, 2012 - 9:26 AM

Taking off from the success of Street Dance 3D this time it s hiphop and salsa combined

NO PRIVATE DANCER. Algerian-born dancer Sofia Boutella heats things up in "Street Dance 2."