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The Netherlands opened a Holocaust museum amid protests against Israeli President’s presence

Amsterdam, The Netherlands AP The Netherlands opened the National Holocaust Museum on Sunday with a ceremony presided over by the Dutch King as well as Israeli President Isaac Herzog, whose presence prompted protest because of Israel’s military campaign in Gaza. The museum in Amsterdam tells the stories of some of the 102,000 Jews who were deported from the Netherlands […]

“Welcome back!” Several famed museums reopen across Europe

Coronavirus museums Rijksmuseum

Amsterdam, The NetherlandsAP In the Netherlands, the intimate gaze of the Girl with the Pearl Earring can once again startle and entice visitors. Down in Spain, the rusty maze of steel sheets by Richard Serra is a wonderland anew for art lovers. And at the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel, Michelangelo’s Creation of Adam can drop jaws […]

E-transport boom could see first major European city go car free in 2020

Amsterdam bikes

London, UKThomson Reuters Foundation Next year will see the first major European city to ban private cars, a leading tech investor has predicted, saying a boom in electric-powered bikes and scooters was driving a green “revolution”. Norwegian capital Oslo and bike-friendly Amsterdam in the Netherlands are both candidates to become the first to go car-free […]

Tokyo named world’s safest city, Amsterdam tops Europe ranking


LondonThomson Reuters Foundation Tokyo was named the world’s safest city on Thursday by the Economist Intelligence Unit, in an index ranking cities’ ability to handle everything from climate disasters to cyber attacks. Singapore took second place after Japan’s capital while another Japanese metropolis, Osaka, came third – the same top three as the two previous […]