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Suspect killed by police bullet in Amsterdam Centrum - NL Times

The Amsterdam police shot and killed a man who was suspected of stabbing another man just after midnight on Friday, the police said in a statement. Both the stabbing and the shooting happened in a home on Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal in Amsterdam Centrum ...

4 façons de se loger à Amsterdam - Version Femina

Au début du XXème siècle, plusieurs journaux se trouvaient dans la rue Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal, dont le siège et l'imprimerie du quotidien néerlandais De Tijd (Le Temps). C'est dans ces anciennes maisons au riche passé que l'hôtel INK a pris place en ...

Free ride: Yellow Backie bike lifts offer new way to see Amsterdam - CNN

Eventually, Bob Bulthuis, the 23-year-old student who I'm chasing, comes to a complete halt and lets me position myself correctly on his bike before he begins pedaling down the Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal, a busy street in central Amsterdam. As other ...

Forget sex tours, stag parties and drug cafes … Amsterdam lures UK art lovers - The Guardian

Dam Square in Amsterdam. The city wants to bring greater international recognition to its annual Holland festival next month. Photograph: Bram Van De Biezen Str/AFP. The conductor on the No 5 tram shuttling down Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal, one of ...

Magna Plaza --- Amsterdam - YouTube

Visit for more Amsterdam videos. -------------- On Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal just behind Dam Square, Magna Plaza shopping centre is as remarkable as it is excuberant. It was designed by the Dutch architect Cornelis Hendrik ...

The Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal is a street in the centre of Amsterdam. The street runs more or less north-south, and the Raadhuisstraat runs west.

The old post office, now the Magna Plaza

The Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal is a street in the centre of Amsterdam. The street runs more or less north-south, and the Raadhuisstraat runs west.

The street name means 'New Side Front Bastion Wall'. In the 14th century, the city of Amsterdam was equally divided in two parts, each at one side of the River Amstel. To defend the city against intruders, a canal with a bastion wall (burgwal) was built. The burgwal protecting the oldest of the two sides was called the Old Side Bastion Wall. The bastion wall at the new side was called the New Side Bastion Wall. When in 1385 a new bastion wall was built with a canal – behind the old bastion walls – those were now called New Side Behind Bastion Wall and Old Side Behind Bastion Wall. The original bastion walls were then renamed as New Side Front Bastion Wall and Old Side Front Bastion Wall. In Dutch, these names are often written as one word, hence the extraordinarily long names for these four canal streets: Nieuwezijdsachterburgwal, Nieuwezijdsvoorburgwal, Oudezijdsvoorburgwal and Oudezijdsachterburgwal. When the canals of the bastion walls at the new side were filled in, the Nieuwezijdsachterburgwal was renamed as Spuistraat. Nieuwezijdsvoorburgwal kept its name.

The Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal contains a number of famous buildings, including the Royal Palace of Amsterdam, the Nieuwe Kerk, the Amsterdams Historisch Museum and the former main post office which is now the Magna Plaza. To the east is a series of small alleys.