Latest Amsterdam News

Garcia, Shinkwin share KLM Open lead after 3rd round

Sep. 14, 2019 11:47 AM EDT

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Sergio Garcia and Callum Shinkwin shot 6-under 66s and shared the lead at 15 under after the third round of the KLM Open on Saturday. Playing together in the second-to-last pairing at The International on the outskirts of Amsterdam, Garcia and Shinkwin traded birdies all day. Garcia drew...

Jamieson makes 7 birdies to open 2-stroke lead at KLM Open

Sep. 13, 2019 2:40 PM EDT

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Scott Jamieson of Scotland shot a 7-under 65 in the second round, including seven birdies, to lead the KLM Open by two strokes at the halfway stage on Friday. Jamieson, whose only European Tour title came in 2013, birdied the par-5 18th in a bogey-free round at The International on the...

Museum says not everything glittered in Dutch 'Golden Age'

Sep. 13, 2019 11:23 AM EDT

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Not everything glittered in the 17th century when what is now the Netherlands was a mercantile, military and artistic superpower, so a Dutch museum has decided to stop calling that era the "Golden Age." In a statement this week, Amsterdam Museum curator Tom van der Molen said the term is...

Dutch prosecutors seek 25-year sentence for stabbing suspect

Sep. 3, 2019 11:07 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch prosecutors have demanded a 25-year sentence for an Afghan asylum-seeker accused of stabbing two American tourists in the back at Amsterdam's main railway station last year, in what they called a terror attack aimed at forcing authorities to take action against...

LGBT pride parade in Amsterdam features boats as floats

Aug. 3, 2019 10:11 AM EDT

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Tens of thousands of spectators are lining an Amsterdam canal to watch a parade of decorated boats during the Dutch capital's LGBT pride festival. Organizers said 80 boats officially took part in the canal parade on Saturday, including ones representing Dutch police, the military and an...

The Latest: Heat wave smashes weather records in Europe

Jul. 25, 2019 5:36 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the record-breaking heat wave hitting Europe (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Talk about winning the product placement lottery. A photograph of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II greeting new Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday showed a tower-like fan standing out against the...

Schiphol fuel problem resolved, but airport warns of delays

Jul. 25, 2019 4:36 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport is warning passengers that delays caused by a fuel delivery problem will drag on into a second day. The airport, one of Europe's busiest aviation hubs, says it expects "a somewhat disrupted day" Thursday and travelers "can experience delays and...

180 flights canceled at Amsterdam's airport over fueling

Jul. 24, 2019 4:29 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Thousands of passengers flying to and from Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport suffered delays and canceled flights Wednesday because of problems refueling planes that crippled the busy European aviation hub for hours. Airport spokeswoman Willemeike Koster said 180 flights were...

A different era: Oda wins Japan's first Olympic gold in 1928

Jul. 19, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Few paid much attention when Mikio Oda won Japan's first Olympic gold medal — and Asia's first individual gold medal — way back at the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics. There was no podium ceremony. That protocol was introduced in 1932 at the Winter Games in Lake Placid and the Summer...