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Children look at Rembrandt's famed Night Watch, which is back on display in what researchers say in its original size, with missing parts temporarily restored in an exhibition aided by artificial intelligence, at Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, Netherlands June 23, 2021. REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw(REUTERS)

Rembrandt's 'Night Watch' canvas on display for the first time in 300 years

Reuters |
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2021 11:46 AM IST
Rembrandt finished the large 'Night Watch' canvas, which portrays the captain of an Amsterdam city militia ordering his men into action, in 1642. The missing figures have been restored by artificial intelligence
A red pencil used for voting is pictured at a polling station during the Dutch general election dominated by the country's handling of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis, in The Hague, Netherlands March 17, 2021. REUTERS/Eva Plevier(REUTERS)
A red pencil used for voting is pictured at a polling station during the Dutch general election dominated by the country's handling of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis, in The Hague, Netherlands March 17, 2021. REUTERS/Eva Plevier(REUTERS)

‘Can I keep the red pencil?’ Dutch voters inquire after voting

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 18, 2021 04:36 PM IST
Across the country people tweeted pictures of the pencil they had taken home after some cities gave each voter a fresh one to mark their ballot and avoid infection risk.
Van Gogh's 1887 Paris street painting to be shown in public for first time(Twitter/Cdesarts)
Van Gogh's 1887 Paris street painting to be shown in public for first time(Twitter/Cdesarts)

Van Gogh's 1887 Paris street painting to be shown in public for first time

Reuters |
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2021 09:56 AM IST
Sotheby's auction house in Amsterdam, Hong Kong, and Paris to put on display for the first time, a Paris street scene painted by Vincent Van Gogh in 1887 while he was lodging with his brother Theo in the French capital.
Dozens of skaters took to the frozen surface of Amsterdam's historic Prinsengracht canal.(AP)
Dozens of skaters took to the frozen surface of Amsterdam's historic Prinsengracht canal.(AP)

People skate on frozen surface of historic Prinsengracht canal in Amsterdam

AP |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 13, 2021 08:38 PM IST
It was the first time since 2018 that skating was possible on Amsterdam’s historic Prinsengracht canal.
The Dutch government is set to add the first nationwide curfew since World War II to its already broad lockdown on Wednesday in a bid to limit the spread of new coronavirus mutations in the Netherlands.(Reuters)
The Dutch government is set to add the first nationwide curfew since World War II to its already broad lockdown on Wednesday in a bid to limit the spread of new coronavirus mutations in the Netherlands.(Reuters)

Dutch government to introduce first curfew since World War II

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 05:05 PM IST
The Dutch government is set to add the first nationwide curfew since World War II to its already broad lockdown on Wednesday in a bid to limit the spread of new coronavirus mutations in the Netherlands, broadcaster RTL said.
Representational Image(Unsplash)
Representational Image(Unsplash)

Here’s why Amsterdam wants to restrict tourists from its marijuana shops

Bloomberg | By Bloomberg | Posted by: Alfea Jamal
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 05:09 PM IST
Only Dutch residents would be allowed to enter the cannabis-dealing outlets under a proposal by Mayor Femke Halsema. The plan, backed by local police and prosecutors, is aimed at tackling the flow of hard drugs and organized crime linked to the marijuana trade.
A Dutch court on Wednesday rejected a restitution case brought by heirs of a Jewish family that originally owned a painting by Wassily Kandinsky that was bought by the city of Amsterdam at an auction in 1940.(Unsplash)
A Dutch court on Wednesday rejected a restitution case brought by heirs of a Jewish family that originally owned a painting by Wassily Kandinsky that was bought by the city of Amsterdam at an auction in 1940.(Unsplash)

Dutch court refuses to return painting to Jewish heirs

Associated Press | By Associated Press | Posted by Shivani Kale
PUBLISHED ON DEC 16, 2020 06:44 PM IST
A Dutch court on Wednesday rejected a restitution case brought by heirs of a Jewish family that originally owned a painting by Wassily Kandinsky that was bought by the city of Amsterdam at an auction in 1940.
The Amsterdam-based EMA said the incident was being investigated, but did not specify when it took place or whether its work on Covid-19 was targeted.(REUTERS)
The Amsterdam-based EMA said the incident was being investigated, but did not specify when it took place or whether its work on Covid-19 was targeted.(REUTERS)

EU medicine regulator assessing Covid-19 vaccines affected by cyberattack

The Hague, Netherlands | By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 03:54 AM IST
Pfizer and BioNTech said documents relating to its vaccine candidate had been accessed but that “no systems have been breached in connection with this incident.”
The tests are taking place at the Johan Cruyff Arena in Amsterdam, home of Ajax Amsterdam.(Reuters)
The tests are taking place at the Johan Cruyff Arena in Amsterdam, home of Ajax Amsterdam.(Reuters)

Scientists spray saliva-like droplets in stadium to study how fans spread aerosols

By Reuters | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2020 07:42 PM IST
Scientists are using the Netherlands’ largest football stadium to model how a cheering football crowd might spread aerosols through the air by spraying fine droplets, made to resemble saliva, over the empty stands.
The idea of stimulating the brain via an implant to generate artificial visual percepts is not new and dates back to the 1970s.(Pixabay)
The idea of stimulating the brain via an implant to generate artificial visual percepts is not new and dates back to the 1970s.(Pixabay)

Study focuses on restoring rudimentary form of vision in the blind

Amsterdam [Netherlands] | By Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 08:26 PM IST
Recent discoveries at the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience (NIN) show that newly developed high-resolution implants in the visual cortex make it possible to recognise artificially induced shapes and percepts.
Dutch DJ Oliver Heldens performs during the Ultra Music Festival Miami, Miami, U.S. March 31, 2019.(via REUTERS)
Dutch DJ Oliver Heldens performs during the Ultra Music Festival Miami, Miami, U.S. March 31, 2019.(via REUTERS)

Dutch DJs spinning tunes from home to beat coronavirus lockdown blues

Amsterdam | By Reuters | Posted by: Alfea Jamal
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 09:20 AM IST
In normal times, Dutch disc jockeys perform for thousands of fans at electronic dance shows around the world. But with festivals cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, most have spent a chunk of 2020 in lockdown producing music and streaming sets online.
Last year, Delhi was at the 81st position and has significantly improved its ranking this year.(PTI)
Last year, Delhi was at the 81st position and has significantly improved its ranking this year.(PTI)

Delhi ranks 62 in list of world’s best cities: Here are the 10 best cities

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 22, 2020 01:30 PM IST
Apart from Delhi, the other cities that have been featured in the list include San Francisco, Amsterdam, Rome, Washington DC, Abu Dhabi, Toronto, Prague, St Petersburg, among others.
Dutch to shut museums, cinemas, sex clubs as lockdown tightens(Twitter/PotHakutLastbun)
Dutch to shut museums, cinemas, sex clubs as lockdown tightens(Twitter/PotHakutLastbun)

Covid-19: Netherlands advises against all foreign travel until mid-January, to close down public places for two weeks

The Hague | By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2020 11:53 AM IST
From reducing the number of visitors a household may host to shutting down museums, cinemas, sex clubs and other public places, Netherlands reinforces Covid-19 lockdown to make the number of coronavirus cases go down faster
Dutch hospital airlifts patients to Germany amid virus surge(Twitter/jemsconnect)
Dutch hospital airlifts patients to Germany amid virus surge(Twitter/jemsconnect)

Amid medical crisis in Netherlands, Dutch hospital airlifts Covid-19 patients to Germany as coronavirus cases surge

Almere, Netherlands | By Associated Press | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2020 09:40 AM IST
As coronavirus grips Europe again and strains healthcare systems struggling for equipment and staff since the pandemic’s first wave, Dutch hospital airlifts Covid-19 patient from the Netherlands to an ICU in Germany
Kohli believes that the key to selling a destination to the audience is to present and package it well(Photo: Instagram/kunalkohli)
Kohli believes that the key to selling a destination to the audience is to present and package it well(Photo: Instagram/kunalkohli)

We should promote Indian cities: Filmmaker Kunal Kohli

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Sanchita Kalra
PUBLISHED ON OCT 23, 2020 01:14 PM IST
“We have everything in our country. It just needs to be explored and packaged correctly. A lot of tourism is packaging dependent and a film’s shoot definitely promotes tourism,” says Kohli
A 1765 cannon that belonged to the King of Kandy (Sri Lanka) is displayed at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, Netherlands(Reuters)
A 1765 cannon that belonged to the King of Kandy (Sri Lanka) is displayed at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, Netherlands(Reuters)

Dutch ready to give back seized colonial art - but to whom?

Amsterdam | By Reuters | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2020 08:11 PM IST
Dutch authorities are intent on tracking down the rightful owners of objects seized during the colonial era but establishing who those owners are is turning out to be a bit more complicated.
Two Laughing Boys and a Mug of Beer by Frans Hals(Wikipedia)
Two Laughing Boys and a Mug of Beer by Frans Hals(Wikipedia)

No laughing matter: Dutch police say Frans Hals painting, Two Laughing Boys, stolen for third time

The Hague | By Associted Press | Posted by: Alfea Jamal
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2020 09:51 PM IST
A painting by 17th-century Dutch artist Frans Hals has been stolen — for the third time — from a provincial museum in the central Netherlands.
The Art of Walking, a durational performance, is a 320-km trek in Europe from Amsterdam to Calais
The Art of Walking, a durational performance, is a 320-km trek in Europe from Amsterdam to Calais

Walk the talk: A duo walks in Europe to render support to Indian migrants

Hindustan Times | By Prachi Bari
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2020 08:31 AM IST
Horrified by what happened to migrant labourers in India during the lockdown, an Indian theatre artist walked across Europe to draw attention to the global humanitarian crisis
FILE PHOTO: People wearing protective face masks walk, as Schiphol Airport reduces its flights due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Amsterdam, Netherlands April 2, 2020. (Representational)(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: People wearing protective face masks walk, as Schiphol Airport reduces its flights due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Amsterdam, Netherlands April 2, 2020. (Representational)(REUTERS)

Coronavirus: Amsterdam wants nothing to do with Europe’s tourism revival, asks visitors to keep away

Amsterdam | By Bloomberg | Posted by: Alfea Jamal
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2020 08:56 AM IST
The return of crowds meandering through the city’s narrow streets could spark a new wave of infections, putting local officials in the unusual position of actively trying to keep people from visiting.
Kayaking on a little-known urban river isn’t what you might expect. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Kayaking on a little-known urban river isn’t what you might expect. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)

Want to see London the socially distant way? Try Kayaking the canals

By Bloomberg | Posted by Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2020 09:59 AM IST
London is certainly not the only city with a thriving water culture, and kayaking is not the only way to scratch the surface. In cities from Paris to New York and Amsterdam, it’s possible to rent houseboats.
Before he flew out of Delhi at 3am on Tuesday, Zeibat was screened for Covid-19 and did not show any symptoms.(HT Photo)
Before he flew out of Delhi at 3am on Tuesday, Zeibat was screened for Covid-19 and did not show any symptoms.(HT Photo)

Stuck at Delhi airport for 55 days, German man leaves for Amsterdam

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anvit Srivastava
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2020 01:46 AM IST
HT reported on Monday that Ziebat was living at the airport since March 18 after he arrived in New Delhi from Hanoi as a transit passenger on his way to Istanbul.
A man plays accordion as a customer waits for beer at an outdoor seating section of a pub, as the Czech government lifted more restrictions allowing restaurants with outdoor areas to re-open amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Prague, Czech Republic, May 11, 2020. REUTERS/David W Cerny(REUTERS)
A man plays accordion as a customer waits for beer at an outdoor seating section of a pub, as the Czech government lifted more restrictions allowing restaurants with outdoor areas to re-open amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Prague, Czech Republic, May 11, 2020. REUTERS/David W Cerny(REUTERS)

Thirsty Czechs toast return to beer gardens as coronavirus lockdown eases

Prague | By Reuters| Posted by: Alfea Jamal
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2020 08:42 PM IST
Thirsty Czechs were allowed to return to beer gardens on Monday in one of the government’s most eagerly anticipated measures to relax coronavirus restrictions.
A healthcare worker wearing protective gear waits to test people for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outside a stadium in Bogor, West Java province, Indonesia.(REUTERS)
A healthcare worker wearing protective gear waits to test people for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outside a stadium in Bogor, West Java province, Indonesia.(REUTERS)

Back from Cairo, engineer deconstructs stigma in isolation

Panaji | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2020 01:36 PM IST
The visitors to Cairo usually pick up a cartouche, an ornate nameplate embellished with hieroglyph insignia as a souvenir, but Edgar Julian Remedios drew a short straw.
Hundreds of Indians stranded at the airport at Kuala Lumpur in Malaysian were taken to hotels, hostels and other facilities by the Indian high commission after being provided food and other provisions.(Bloomberg)
Hundreds of Indians stranded at the airport at Kuala Lumpur in Malaysian were taken to hotels, hostels and other facilities by the Indian high commission after being provided food and other provisions.(Bloomberg)

Special flights to bring back Indians from coronavirus-affected countries

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rezaul H Laskar
UPDATED ON MAR 21, 2020 08:53 PM IST
Early on Saturday, KLM flight 871 carrying some 100 Indians from Amsterdam was turned back because of confusion over the interpretation of travel advisories issued by the government.
About 70 Indians are stranded at the airport in Kuala Lumpur following the government’s March 17 decision to suspend all flights from Malaysia for a week.
About 70 Indians are stranded at the airport in Kuala Lumpur following the government’s March 17 decision to suspend all flights from Malaysia for a week.

Govt considers special flights to evacuate Indians over coronavirus outbreak

New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By Rezaul H Laskar, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 21, 2020 05:51 AM IST
Special flights will be operated on Saturday to evacuate some 200 Indians from Italy and more from Uzbekistan, the people cited above said on condition of anonymity.
The narrow canal-side streets and alleys of Amsterdam's famed Red Light District, normally packed with tourists, were largely deserted.(AP)
The narrow canal-side streets and alleys of Amsterdam's famed Red Light District, normally packed with tourists, were largely deserted.(AP)

Amsterdam’s ‘Red Light’ district shuts, long lines for marijuana

Amsterdam | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAR 17, 2020 12:47 PM IST
Sex clubs in Amsterdam’s ‘Red Light’ district were told to close down and long lines formed at marijuana coffee shops on Sunday, as the Netherlands imposed tight restrictions to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
A file photo the Euro soccer championships trophy is seen in front of the logo during the presentation.(AP)
A file photo the Euro soccer championships trophy is seen in front of the logo during the presentation.(AP)

Fate of Euro 2020 to be determined as UEFA set for crisis meeting

Paris | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 16, 2020 09:08 PM IST
The future of the European Championship, due to take place for the first time in 12 different cities spread across the continent from June 12 to July 12, is up in the air along with those of the Champions League and Europa League.
The street-facing windows of the Red Light Secrets museum in Amsterdam.
The street-facing windows of the Red Light Secrets museum in Amsterdam.

A secret sex museum in Amsterdam lets you be the girl in the window

Hindustan Times | By Karishma Kirpalani
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2020 11:07 AM IST
An audio tour also takes you through the various ‘departments’ of a typical brothel in the city - the Office, a BDSM room, even a lost-and-found.
Ajax's Hakim Ziyech grimaces on the pitch.(AP)
Ajax's Hakim Ziyech grimaces on the pitch.(AP)

Ajax’s Hakim Ziyech to join Chelsea in 40m-euro deal

Ajax | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON FEB 13, 2020 07:27 PM IST
Ziyech joined Ajax in 2016 from fellow Eredivisie club FC Twente for a fee of 11 million euros, and has now scored 49 goals in 160 appearances for Ajax.
A man looks at Dutch post-impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh's self portrait, painted during a psychotic episode, at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, Netherlands January 20, 2020.(REUTERS)
A man looks at Dutch post-impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh's self portrait, painted during a psychotic episode, at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, Netherlands January 20, 2020.(REUTERS)

Doubted Vincent Van Gogh self-portrait found to be real by experts after decades of uncertainty

Amsterdam | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2020 02:47 PM IST
The “Self Portrait (1889)” was declared genuine on Monday after decades of uncertainty, experts identify it as the only work painted by the Dutch master while he suffered from psychosis.
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