Amsterdam http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/20149/all en Powerland: Amsterdam's Wind Power Push http://www.globalpost.com/internal/video/5677968 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p>Amsterdam launches a charm offensive to convince residents to accept wind power</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Suzanna Koster </div> </div> </div> <p> For centuries windmills were an essential part of life in the Netherlands, pumping water, cutting wood and milling wheat.</p> <p> But today&rsquo;s electricity-producing wind turbines are less popular.</p> <p> &nbsp;&ldquo;They look hideous on the landscape. I find they spoil it,&rdquo; said one Amsterdam woman.</p> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-copyright"> <div class="field-label">Copyright/Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GlobalPost </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-lead-image"> <div class="field-label">Still Frame:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_lead_image" width="640" height="360" alt="Powerland Amsterdam: Blowin&#039; in the wind" src="http://www.globalpost.com/sites/default/files/twistage_stills/72a2ca92f45b2-original_0.jpg?1318615068" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-publish-date"> <div class="field-label">Publish Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2011:10:14 13:53</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="vid-wrapper"> <script type="text/javascript"> //not in site and viewNode("72a2ca92f45b2", {player_profile:"_gp3_full", server_detection:true}); </script> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/video/5677968" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Amsterdam BeNeLux Powerland wind energy wind turbines Wind Science Video Fri, 14 Oct 2011 17:53:00 +0000 Suzanna Koster 5677968 at http://www.globalpost.com Amsterdam drops ban on tourists in cannabis cafes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/121101/amsterdam-drops-ban-tourists-cannabis-cafes A ban on non-Dutch residents using marijuana was to be rolled out in Amsterdam by the end of 2012.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/121101/amsterdam-drops-ban-tourists-cannabis-cafes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Amsterdam BeNeLux Travel/Tourism Europe Thu, 01 Nov 2012 09:34:00 +0000 News Desk 5724652 at http://www.globalpost.com