Entertainment

Bistro Nijeholt in Beetsterzwaag
Nov 15 '16 10:40

Michelin announced its Bib Gourmand 2017  fr the Benelux region. A total of 134 restaruants in the Netherlands got these honours, 18 of which for the first time. 17 restaurants lost their Bib Gourmand, Misset Horeca reports.

Michelin awards the Bib Gourmand title to restaurants that offers a full menu for no more than 37 euros. A total of 313 restaurants in the Benelux received this honor - 165 in Belgium, 14 in Luxembourg and 134 in the Netherlands. 

The following 18 restaruants are new to the list in the Netherlands:

Anti-blackface Zwarte Piet protesters in Rotterdam, 12 Nov 2016
Nov 12 '16 22:00

A massive 198 people were arrested in Rotterdam on Saturday for wanting to protest against controversial character Zwarte Piet. Among them were GroenLinks councilor Simion Blom, lawyer Michiel Pestman and activist Jerry Afriyie.

Nov 10 '16 11:10

A massive 1,075,000 people tuned in to NTR to watch the first episode of Sinterklaasjournaal on Wednesday night. According to rating foundation KijkOnderzoek, Sinterklaasjournaal was the 10th most watched program of the evening, the Telegraaf reports.

There was much interest in the runup to the first episode. Many schools and foundations were waiting to see what Sinterklaasjournaal did with the appearance of Zwarte Piet before making a decision themselves. The first episode featured both a white- and blackface Piet.

Green Day
Nov 7 '16 14:55

Green Day will be playing at Pinkpop next year, the American band confirmed on their website. The Landgraaf music festival takes place fromSaturday June 3rd to Monday June 5th next year. Green Day will be performing that Sunday, AD reports.

The American rockers also performed at Ahoy in Rotterdam on Sunday, during the MTV European Music Awards. On January 31st next year they will also be playing in the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam

Nov 7 '16 14:20

Dutch DJ Martin Garrix won two awards at the MTV Europe Music Awards in Rotterdam on Sunday night. He won in the categories Best Electronic and Best World Stage, NU.nl reports.

"It's unreal. I'm very happy" the Dutch DJ said after the award ceremony at Ahoy in Rotterdam on Sunday. The 20-year-old also won Best Electronic last year. 

Netflix documentary Making a Murderer poster
Oct 27 '16 10:27

Attorneys Dean Strang and Jerry Buting of Netflix documentary Making a Murderer are heading for Amsterdam. On March 20th they will be in the De Meervaart theater to discuss the high-profile trial that is the focus of their documentary. Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions.

Efteling ride Pirana
Oct 25 '16 15:15

Dutch amusement park Efteling has no plans to make adjustments to its ride Pirana following a fatal accident with a similar white water attaction in Australia, a spokesperson for Efteling said to RTL Nieuws.

Four people were killed in the Dreamworld theme park in Australia's Gold Coast this morning when the boat they were in overturned on the ride Thunder River Rapids.

Chimney Piet
Oct 24 '16 12:19

Broadcaster RTL will not be using blacface makeup on Zwarte Piet this year. The media company decided to from now on only use Pieten with soot marks on their face, RTL said in a statement. 

"For one part the image of Zwarte Piet is discriminatory, while others find that Zwarte Piet is an integral part of the tradition", the broadcaster said in a statemetn. "RTL understands both points of view, but also believes that this discussion should not be about what's right, but understanding for each other."

Mother hugs toddler next to the A20 in Spijkenisse after bystander Vincent Bakker rescued him and baby sibling from a burning car, 20 Oct 2016 (Photo: Screenshot/YouTube)
Oct 21 '16 14:45

Vincent Bakker, a 26-year-old mechanic from Spijkenisse, rescued a baby and a toddler from a burning car on the A20 in Schiedam on Thursday morning. The police released a video of this act of heroism.

Ecstasy pill that contains a fatal dose of PMMA (Photo: NFI/Trimbos Institute)
Oct 21 '16 14:38

The Trimbos institute issued a "red alert" warning on Thursday for dangerous ecstasy pills that contain a fatal dose of PMMA. The institute found numerous of these red pills with a Superman logo on both sides.

Ecstasy pills often contains PMMA, but this is an "extremely high dose", a spokesperson for Trimbos said to RTL Nieuws. This high dose triggered the institute to issue the national warning. Trimbos expects to know more about the pills during the course of Friday, but issued the warning immediately due to the Amsterdam Dance Event that started on Wednesday.

Amsterdam Dance Event (Picture: Twitter/@RobinDJRobin)
Oct 20 '16 18:37

Amsterdam is cracking down on illegal vacation rentals during the Amsterdam Dance Event, which kicked off on Wednesday night and is on until Sunday. The city set up a hotline where residents can report suspicions of illegal rentals.

From today until Sunday Amsterdam residents can call the number 14020 if they suspect someone is renting their home to tourists illegally. The caller will be transferred to a team of enforcers who will visit the address if the report is considered well grounded. The hotline is open between 2:00 p.m. and 9:00  p.m. every day.

Oct 20 '16 15:03

Baby elephant Sanuk, , explored outside for the first time on Thursday afternoon, the zoo said on Twitter.

The baby Asian elephant stayed close to mother Thong Tai and hid under her belly from the rain, a spokesperson for the zoo said to news wire ANP. After some time outside, the mother and calf went back to their enclosure.

Oct 20 '16 12:40

The Amsterdam Dance Event - the biggest dance festival in the world - kicked off in the Dutch capital on Wednesday. This year the event expects 375 thousand visitors at its hundreds of parties, breaking a world record

Oct 20 '16 12:05

Martin Garrix was named the best DJ in the world by DJ Mag Top 100 during the opening of the Amsterdam Dance Event on Wednesday. DJ Tiesto handed him the prize. The 20-year-old Dutch man is the youngest DJ ever to be awarded this title

Oct 12 '16 09:58

Former Top Gear presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are heading to Rotterdam to film for their new show The Grand Tour

Oct 11 '16 16:50

The Amsterdam Dance Event will include a very special performance this year. Amsterdam DJ Meceo Plex will play one show, for free, in the bicycle tunnel under the Rijksmuseum

Oct 11 '16 08:29

Actor Marnix Kappers, 73, passed away in his hometown of Amsterdam on Monday morning, his family announced in a short statement. Kappers was best known for his role as Neef Herbert in the NCRV television program De Familie Knots

Oct 5 '16 16:00

Justin Bieber caused a bit of a commotion when he and friend Martin Garrix went shopping at an Albert Heijn store in Amsterdam on Tuesday evening.

Oct 4 '16 09:44

As of January 1st beer bikes are no longer welcome in large parts of Amsterdam city center. The municipality decided they cause too much trouble

Sep 12 '16 11:40

The police arrested a well-known rapper in Rotterdam in connection with unrest in Tilburg on Sunday night. There the police stopped a brawl between the supporters of two rappers, Boef and Para Soma

Aug 30 '16 08:24

A power outage at the Media Park in Hilversum early on Tuesday morning resulted in program Goedenmorgen Nederland of WNL not being broadcast between 7:10 a.m. and 7:40 a.m. Grid manager Liander reports on Twitter that the problem was fixed and power is restored

Aug 26 '16 08:59

Amsterdam Mayor Eberhard van der Laan officially opened the swings on the observation deck of A'Dam tower on Thursday. At a height of 100 meter the swing, named Over The Edge, is the highest in Europe

Aug 25 '16 11:20

Uber is offering its customers a way to beat the traffic to Mysteryland this weekend with its newest service UberCHOPPER. With this helicopter service Uber customers can avoid traffic jams and arrive in style

Aug 22 '16 13:10

Jona, an 11-year-old boy, ignored bullies and comments for three years to grow his hair long enough for making a wig. Last week he finally had a haircut and donated a 25 cm ponytail to wig making charity Haarwensen, RTV Noord-Holland reports.

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