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Bicycle cut away for photo shoot

On 1 December last year, the Centrum District has cut away a bicycle parked at the Keiizersgracht because of a photo shoot for a magazine. After the Ombudsman intervened, the district concluded that the removal was not justified because warning signs had not been put up in time. The owner has therefore received 246.16 in damages to pay for the lock, travel expenses and the time he spent on it.

2 August 2012 |

Campaign against unwanted phone book successful

Last year, initiatives have been taken against the delivery of unwanted phone books in Amsterdam. They appear to have been successful, for residents of Amsterdam and the Hague received a card this week they can use to indicate whether or not they want to receive a phone book. According to the Stop de Telefoongids Facebook page, the system is not functioning flawlessly yet.

28 July 2012 |

Amsterdam.nl to become mobile-friendly

On 6 September, the municipality will get a new website with a layout that responds to the user’s screen, which will make the content readable on a smartphone. In addition, the districts will feature more prominently on the new site. By default, users will be presented with information from the Centrum district, but if they choose another district, their preference will be stored in a cookie.

20 July 2012 |

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