Entertainment

Aug 22 '16 12:10

The municipality of The Hague asked Niantic, the maker of smartphone game Pokemon Go, to have fewer Pokemon appear in nature area Kijkduin. If the municipality has its way, there will no longer be any of these creatures in the area, but fewer is a start, a spokesperson for the municipality confirmed to NU.nl.

Aug 19 '16 12:10

The Ferris wheel on the Scheveningen Pier opened today. From 10:00 a.m. visitors can ride the 50 meter high wheel in one of its 36 gondolas, admiring vies of the North Sea, the beach and The Hague

Aug 18 '16 14:00

Dutch DJ Tiesto is the second highest-paid DJ in the world, according to the annual ranking by business magazine Forbes. He is only beaten by Scottish DJ Calvin Harris, who is holding the title of highest paid DJ in the world for the fourth year in a row.

Aug 15 '16 14:00

About 780 thousand people got up in the early hours of Sunday morning to see Dafne Schippers make it to 5th place in the 100 meters at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, according to NPO's viewer figures. This was the first time ever that so many people in the Netherlands were waching television at around 3:30 a.m.

Aug 15 '16 09:18

The opening evening of the International Fireworks Festival Scheveningen on Friday drew over 80 thousand visitors, the organization announced. The festival kicked off by firework displays from the Netherlands and Belgium.

Aug 8 '16 08:38

The closing party for EuroPride 2016 in Amsterdam on Sunday night attracted around 500 thousand visitors, according to the Amsterdam police. By 8:00 p.m. the police had to start showing people away as the Rembrandtplein reached its capacity

Aug 8 '16 08:07

The 21st edition of Amsterdam's Canal Parade on Saturday drew just as many visitors as last year, when a record number of people came to watch the parade. Hundreds of thousands of people flooded to the Dutch capital, despite the extra security measures taken due to the terrorism threat

Aug 4 '16 16:20

There will be a "substantially" bigger police presence during the EuroPride Canal Parade through the Amsterdam canals on Saturday. Though a spokesperson for Mayor Eberhard van der Laan emphasizes that there is no specific threat against the event itself

Aug 3 '16 15:00

This week Almere is playing host to the European Juggling Convention - a festival for professional and amateur jugglers, acrobats and street performers from all over the world.

Aug 1 '16 09:36

A total of 484 thousand people watched controversial Belgian-Lebanese writer Dyab Abou Jahjah on the first episode of VPRO program Zomergasten on Sunday night

Jul 29 '16 12:40

If all goes according to plan, Rotterdam will soon have a 60 meter high ferris wheel next to the Erasmus Bridge that will serve as a restaurant, Perry Oerlemans of Skyview, the prospective builder, said

Jul 29 '16 08:53

Jewish activist group Tradition is Our Future (TOF) placed an ad in Dutch newspaper Trouw on Friday to protest against broadcaster VPRO inviting Belgian writer Dyab Abou Jahjah to appear on the television program Zomergaste

Jul 27 '16 16:20

The organizers of the Summer Carnival in Rotterdam ask attendees to leave their backpacks at home if they want to attend the annual parade on Saturday, festival director Guus Dutrieux writes on the event's website.

Jul 27 '16 15:50

In addition to enjoying music, theater, film, and literature, people attending the Lowlands festival this year can also participate in science experiments. Lowlands Science will include a total of nine studies ranging from out-of-body experiences to an investigation into why people like porn

Jul 25 '16 15:00

On Monday the city of Tilburg is celebrating Roze Maandag. Given international events, such as an attack in a gay bar in Orlando last month that left 49 people dead, the Tilburg municipality implemented a number of extra security measures. Most notable to attendees is that no backpacks will be allowed in the Amstel Beer Hall in the town hall.

Jul 22 '16 08:05

EuroPride may start in Amsterdam on Saturday and continue as planned, the court ruled in a lawsuit brought by local residents worried about disturbances and inconvenience. The court rejected all of the residents' objections

Jul 20 '16 11:55

From Saturday Amsterdam will be hosting EuroPride, the European version of Gay Pride. This year the festival consists of over 200 activities, conferences and debates under the motto is "Join our freedom, feel free to join us"

Jul 20 '16 11:25

Holland Heineken House announced which artists will perform for Dutch athletes and supporters during the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. So far Kensington, Guus Meeuwis, Racoon, Typhoon, VanVelzen, Miss Montreal, DI-RECT ad Douwe Bob were confirmed

Jul 18 '16 09:31

Last year the number of events and festivals in Noord-Holland increased by 10 percent, compared to 2014. While the number of such events in Amsterdam decreased by one, according to the annual Festival Monitor. This is because many Amsterdam festivals moved to surrounding municipalities in the province

Jul 12 '16 15:40

Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson drew quite a bit of attention in Amsterdam over the weekend while shooting for their new movie The Hitman's Bodyguard. Both of them are enjoying Amsterdam, they told RTL Boulevard. "I love this city", Reynolds said. "It's a great place", Jackson said. "I wish we'd done the whole movie here, instead of some of the other places we've been."

Jul 12 '16 12:40

Five teenage boys in Baarn discovered a dead body in a pond on Monday night while hunting for Pokemon in the immensely popular new smartphone game Pokemon Go

Jul 11 '16 08:54

The Amsterdam police are concerned about dangerous situations that can be caused with the already very popular mobile game Pokemon Go.

Jun 29 '16 15:10

Dutch DJ Martin Garrix will be performing two shows at the RAI Amsterdam for the Amsterdam Dance Event this year. First a solo performance, and the an all-ages show aimed specifically at his fans who are too young to attend his regular shows in clubs and at festivals

Jun 27 '16 12:10

Amsterdam's mayor, prosecutor and police decided to give dance festival Sensation, happening in the Amsterdam Arena this Saturday, extra security after getting a "signal" that relates to the event. "The goal is to have the event happen as festively and safely as possible", the Amsterdam municipality writes in a statement on Monday.

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