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Jews must be paid back 'with interest': Amsterdam mayor

Jewish survivors of Nazi camps during World War II who were charged rent arrears upon their return to the Dutch capital after the war should be repaid "with interest," Amsterdam's mayor has said. "Every penny that we got because we were heartless or bureaucratic, we will have to pay back, with interest," Eberhard van der Laan told a television interview on private broadcaster KRO late on Tuesday evening.

Travel Postcard: 48 hours in Amsterdam

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Royal celebrations in the Netherlands this week put the country and the capital Amsterdam on front pages and television screens around the world with an orange splash. There's plenty to see and do in this compact city where the world-famous Rijksmuseum only recently reopened after an extensive renovation. Reuters correspondents with local knowledge help visitors get the most out of a weekend trip. FRIDAY

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Queen Beatrix reopens Rijksmuseum after 10-year revamp

Fireworks and fanfare accompanied Dutch Queen Beatrix as she on Saturday reopened Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum treasure trove of Golden Age masterpieces after a 10-year renovation. The reopening is Beatrix's last major public appearance before she abdicates in favour of her son Willem-Alexander on April 30, and performers from around the Netherlands and its overseas territories took part in the ceremony.

Queen Beatrix reopens Rijksmuseum and a new Golden Age

Fireworks and fanfare accompanied Dutch Queen Beatrix as she on Saturday reopened Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum treasure trove of Golden Age masterpieces after a 10-year renovation. The reopening is Beatrix's last major public appearance before she abdicates in favour of her son Willem-Alexander on April 30, and performers from around the Netherlands and its overseas territories took part in the ceremony.

Renewed Rijksmuseum revamps the Golden Age

Amsterdam's world-famous Rijksmuseum revealed its eagerly-awaited 21st century identity Thursday after a vast 10-year renovation aimed at breathing new life into its unparallelled collection of Golden Age masterpieces. "The Rijksmuseum stands at the threshold of a new page of its history," the museum's general director Wim Pijbes told journalists at a press preview of the 375-million euro (480-million dollar) revamp, masterminded by Spanish architects Cruz y Ortiz.
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