The Anne Frank tree in Amsterdam is knocked down by a gust of heavy wind, breaking off about a meter above ground.
The government introduces new nationwide restrictions aimed at tackling the swift spread sweeping across the country, including disallowing fans in professional sports matches and ordering bars and restaurants to close at 22:00 (10:00 p.m.) CEST for the next three weeks. Prime Minister Mark Rutte also advises people to wear face masks when shopping in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, and The Hague, the three cities with the highest rates of infections.
Dutch police evacuate passengers and crew onboard an Air Europa flight at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport to investigate reports of a "suspicious situation". The airline later tweets it was a false alarm.
Spencer Stone, primarily responsible for thwarting an August terrorist attack on a train en route to Paris from Amsterdam and later stabbed in downtown Sacramento has undergone open heart surgery. The wounds from the most recent altercation were more serious than previously reported.
The 2010 FIFA World Cup runner-up Netherlands national football team embarks on an open-top boat tour of Amsterdam's canals drinking beer, lined by hundreds of thousands of people. [http:--news.bbc.co.uk-sport2-hi-football-world_cup_2010-8816050.stm (BBC Sport)] [http:--www.chicagotribune.com-sports-sns-ap-soc-wcup-netherlands-celebrates,0,7638339.story ("Chicago Tribune")]date=August 2019