Former Amsterdam mayor dies

Schelto Patijn, the former mayor of Amsterdam, died on Saturday night at the age of 70. Patijn was Amsterdam’s mayor from 1994 to 2001 when he stepped down from his post to recover from cancer.

‘The death of Patijn is a great loss to the city. He was an excellent mayor,’ said his successor Job Cohen.
Before becoming mayor of Amsterdam, Patijn (Labour) was a member of the European parliament and an MP and the Queen’s Commissioner for the province of South Holland.

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