The fire brigade confirms this to De Telegraaf. The fire rages just before it art’otel amsterdam on the Prins Hendrikkade. The fire brigade is on site with fire trucks. The police are also there.
The fire started in a gas pipeline, possibly during construction work in progress for the hotel. The flames shot meters high into the air.
“Network manager Liander is on site. Employees have closed the gas pipeline. Cooling the fire brigade, both at the gas line and in the building. The fire is under control and will not expand, “a spokesperson for the Amsterdam-Amstelland Fire Brigade told De Telegraaf.
The visitors to the hotel have been evacuated. They are received in surrounding hotels, including in Victoria, the fire department spokesperson says. As far as is known, there were no injuries.
Bystanders are watching the fire.
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The fire attracts a lot of visitors. Numerous videos and photos of the fire are shared on social media.
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