Radio Netherlands Worldwide received an award at the this year’s New York Festivals International Radio Programs & Promos Awards, in honor of the World’s Best Radio Programs & Promos.
A total of 60,000 music fans visited this weekend the 44th edition of Pinkpop music festival. More than 32,000 people came for the weekend to South Limburg and approximately 28,000 festival visitors kept it in a day. This was reported by Pinkpop Boss Jan Smeets on Sunday evening.
Last year the oldest music festival in the Netherlands was sold out with 79,000 visitors.
Glennis Grace was named the Best Female Singer at the annual Sterren.nl Awards for three consecutive years. The Annual Sterren.nl Awards aims to commemorate Netherlands’ popular music and supports up and coming pop music artists.
Director, actor and producer Marc van Uchelen has passed away at the age of 42. This was announced by the Theaterkrant on Sunday.
Only six years old, he played an important role, as young Anton Steen, in the movie of the book ‘De Aanslag’ by Harry Mulisch. This movie was rewarded an Oscar, in 1987, for the best foreign movie.
The passion of the actor, who was born in Baarn, was however not acting but directing. After he graduated from the Amsterdam Film Academy he made several short movies and commercials.
Political reporter Ferry Mingelen is going to stop working for the NOS. The 66-year-old famous reporter will retire on January 1, 2014. Almost thirty years he has been the face of political journalism.
Last year, Mingelen reached the age of 65. The NOS decided then to let him work for one year more. It will be the end of his long career.
Eva Jinek will no longer present her program at WNL. Already in the coming weekend the presentation will be done by Janneke Willemse, assisted sometimes by Charles Groenhuijsen and on other occasions by Paul Jansen. This was made public by the broadcaster WNL on Thursday.
Jinek heard, on Thursday afternoon, that she didn’t have to go to the studio on Sunday, from chief editor Bert Huisjes. “This was quite sudden. At first I thought he made a joke,” told Jinek to Radio 1. She thinks that the worst thing is that she will now not be able to say goodbye to the viewers.
Fans of television series can enjoy themselves from Friday till Sunday at the ‘Westergasfabriek’ area. The first edition of the ‘Amsterdam Series Weekend’ will be held on that location. At the venue there will be different spots where visitors can see tv series which have not been shown yet in the Netherlands as well as the first episode of series which will be shown in the coming season.
I am traumatized by the constant yelling of the sea lion Fernandez,” says 80-year-old mrs. Nevenzeel who lives besides Artis, the Amsterdam zoo. “I am jewish by birth and now I have to hide again. I don’t open my windows and doors anymore.” Nevenzeel contacted the State Council to change the policy of the zoo.
Visitors of KunstRAI, in Amsterdam, can have a dinner with a piece of art. On a covered table they will consume a dish which is inspired by a certain piece of art.
The KunstRAI will open its doors on Wednesday evening in the RAI building in Amsterdam. This 29th edition will be held until Monday, May 20. About 75 well-known and emerging galleries will show their art and design products. The cheaper articles will be the price range of 2000 till 5000 euro but there will be also plenty of choice of art in the price range of 10,000 euro.
Hundreds of people are standing in line to visit De Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam where the inauguration took place yesterday. The church still looks exactly the same as during the ceremony.
The supermarkets, sandwich shops and snack bars are full with hungry people. But also the shops selling other items are busy. Almost all stores and hospitality venues on Amsterdam Central Station are open on Queensday.
Besides working for RTL Boulevard, Bram Moszkowicz has a new job as PowNews presenter.
Reporter for PowNews, Rutger Castricum said on Twitter, "Bram Moszkowicz keeps word and is soon presenter of PowNews." Castricum was referring to a statement of the ex-lawyer last week that if he would be suspended for life, he would instead be a program presenter.
Yesterday the Court of Discipline gave its decision: Moszkowicz was no longer allowed to practice law as a lawyer.
When Moszkowicz can be seen on PowNews has not been announced.
Music producer Eric van Tijn is unhappy about the artists who sang the King’s Song. He thinks they have totally let down Composer John Ewbank after all the criticisms. "It could and should have been done differently," says Van Tijn.
All 51 artists could also have formed a block, after the criticisms, and could have said, for instance, “We think it is a beautiful song and we worked on it with much passion and joy. So we are just going to sing it." "Instead they remained dead silent,” says van Tijn today in the Telegraaf.
The National Committee Inauguration confirmed on Monday that it would use the original song of John Ewbank. The singers have indicated interest in continuing the project. and the concert in Ahoy will proceed as planned.
Composer John Ewbank pulled the song back on Saturday night after a storm of criticism. The Committee said, “Since the launch of the song, there has been a wave of reactions, mostly positive. It is clear that there are also critical voices in our society about parts of the song's lyrics.”
About 20,000 people visited the reopened Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam on Saturday between 1:00 pm and 12:00 pm, after a reopening ceremony led by Queen Beatrix in the morning.
On Saturday no entrance fee was raised, and visitors received a guided tour of the main highlights in the museum. The reopening was broadcast live on the channel Nederland 2 and about 1.15 million people saw the show.
A total of 50.314 people signed up for the Nijmeegse Vierdaagse, the famous yearly four-day walking event in Nijmegen, a city in the province of Gelderland.
From the end of May people will be able to avoid the crowds in the canals of Amsterdam. With new information added to the existing mobile phone application ‘Vaarwater’, a route planner for the canals, people will be able to see where it’s busy.
On Monday, about 3,000 people attended the benefit concert for SC Veendam, which was organized by the soccer team from the Jupiler League. The team expects to raise thousands of euros for the club.
This club from Groningen was declared bankrupt last week and SC Veendam only had 8 days to appeal. On Tuesday afternoon, the club will need 675,000 euro to turn back the bankruptcy into a moratorium on payments.
By Saturday, 225,000 euro has been raised and it may have already increased at present.
After months of research RTL Nieuws revealed the ‘big secret’ of the Olympic Stadium in Amsterdam on Friday. The lead cylinder that was found behind a memorial stone of the Marathon tower on the 22nd of November 2012 contained a certificate, an Olympic medal, an Olympic stamp collection and a mysterious note.
An estimated 20,000 people attended the performance of The Passion in an icy The Hague on Thursday evening.
At the Hofvijver, well-known artists, led by René van Kooten, performed the story of the last hours of the life of Jesus. The annual music spectacle was shown for the third time.
The cast included Daniel Boissevain, Anita Meyer and Jim Bakkum. Jörgen Raymann was the narrator.
Multinational companies who use the Netherlands to avoid high taxes in their own country must be curbed. In the College Tour (NTR) episode on Friday, Labour (PvdA) leader Diederik Samsom said, "I think it's a bad idea that the Netherlands is a tax haven; that we do not impose enough taxes on companies which do not do anything in our country but only channel their money."
"I want to change something about it. Step by step we are going to tackle this scourge."
The National Police must give permission to producer Four One Media to use police uniforms and cars in the TV series Doctor Tinus. This was ruled by the court in Amsterdam on Wednesday in the lawsuit that was filed by TV producers.
The National Police are lately trying to improve their image. As a result, they have tightened permissions to use their logo, uniforms and cars. Those can only be used if they add to the positive image of the National Police, according to the new guidelines.
The Wednesday TV special “Together Against Child Cancer” has raised over 3.5 million euro (3,556,000 to be exact). A total of 711,200 symbolic stones were sold each for 5 euro. The collected money is intended for the construction of the Princess Máxima Centre in Utrecht. The amount may still grow because the campaign is not yet finished.
Retired presenter and singer Herman Emmink died on Monday in Laren at the age of 86. Emmink became famous with his version of the evergreen “Tulips from Amsterdam”.
He started his career as announcer for the radio in the early fifties. In 1957, he gained much popularity as a singer with the famous song “Tulips from Amsterdam”. He became known as “the singing broadcaster”.