Entertainment

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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

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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."

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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

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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.

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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

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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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Jun 22 '16 15:50

Amsterdam's Comic Con has a special treat for Star Wars fans this year. The actors behind Darth Vader, Chewbacca, Emperor Palpatine and R2-D2 will all be attending the convention, held in the Dutch capital on August 27th and 28th this yea

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Jun 20 '16 11:12

The Ministry of Culture launched a new fund to help out outdoor festivals and events if they are hit by bad weather, the Ministry announced on Monday. Minister Jet Bussemaker put 500 thousand euros into this fund, from which festivals can get a subsidy if they end up in financial trouble due to unforeseen bad weather.

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Jun 20 '16 10:52

Amsterdam is desperately searching for vacant business- and industrial areas on the outskirts of the city to use as venues for festivals and events

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Jun 14 '16 11:30

The Champions League will be airing on Veronica this season instead of SBS6. Parent company SBS Broadcasting decided to move the football league away from SBS6 after only one season to give the channel more airtime for broadcasting new Dutch TV series

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Jun 9 '16 10:55

The Dutch Authority for Consumer and Market (ACM) dropped its investigation into the resale of concert tickets, launched after public outcry surrounding tickets for Adele concerts earlier this year. According to the regulator, there is no evidence of fraud or illegal activity in reselling concert tickets for higher prices on sites like Seatwave

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Jun 8 '16 12:30

The money raised in this year's radio marathon Serious Request on NPO 3FM will go towards the global fight against pneumonia in young children. "It is a silent disaster that takes a child's life every 35 seconds", the Red Cross said on the public radio station on Tuesday

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Jun 3 '16 16:35

People in the Netherlands spent about 76 thousand euros on tickets for one of the Adele concerts in Amsterdam's Ziggo Dome only to later find out the tickets were fake, according to the police. By Thursday, June 2nd, the police received 239 reports of fake tickets.

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Jun 3 '16 12:35

Over 400 emergency vehicles will be traveling through Amsterdam with sirens blaring on Friday afternoon. They will be transporting sic and disabled children to the Artis zoo for the annual Children's Beast Feast

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May 27 '16 17:00

Theme park Efteling made it the top 25 of AECOM's annual list of most visited theme parks in the world. The Dutch theme park is number 24 on the list, with 4.66 million visitors

May 27 '16 12:00

Mojo Concerts director Wilbert Mutsaers thinks Dutch music festivals should feature more hip-hop and R&B acts like Beyonce and Kanye West instead of sticking to old-school rock, he said in an interview with the Volkskrant on Friday.

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May 18 '16 10:48

Natashja and Rene Froger's 18-year-old son Didier was beaten unconscious at a Toppers concert on Saturday night, presenter Natasha confirmed

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May 16 '16 13:00

Dutch singer Douwe Bob is disappointed by his 11th place in the Eurovision Song Contest, but also proud of his performance. "I'd be lying if I said I was not disappointed. You go with one guoal and I did not realize it", he said to 3FM on his way to the airport in Stockholm on Sunday. "But it's okay and actually I'm very happy."

May 13 '16 08:37

Trevor Noah, host of American satirical news show Daily Show, plans to interview PVV leader Geert Wilders if he attends the Republican convention in the U.S. this summer, he said in an interview with Dutch broadcaster BNR.

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May 11 '16 08:44

Douwe Bob will be performing during the first half of the Eurovision Song Contest finals on Saturday. The signer-songwriter drew a lot to play in the first half of the evening during the press conference that followed the first semifinal of the contest

May 5 '16 16:10

Like everywhere else in the Netherlands, Amsterdam is celebrating a beautifully sunny Liberation Day on Thursday. As it is also Ascension Day, many Amsterdam residents have the day off to visit one of the many parties and events in the city.

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May 5 '16 10:26

Sander Paarlberg, conservator in the Dordrechts Museum, is used to seeing paintings of his city, but this last one caught him by surprise - a painting of Dordrecht can be seen in a Beyonce video.

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Apr 29 '16 10:50

Dutch public broadcasters launched a website this week where asylum seekers, immigrants and expatriates can watch Dutch programs subtitled in English and Arabic. The video-on-demand service - called Net in Nederland or New to the Netherlands in English - is intended to help newcomers get used to Dutch society

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Apr 29 '16 09:22

Tourists to the Netherlands, clutching years-old guide books no doubt, are expected in somewhat larger numbers on Friday and Saturday to celebrate Queen’s Day. They will quickly discover that the country has not enjoyed a national party on April 29 and 30 since Willem-Alexander became king in 2013, when his mother, Beatrix, decided to hand over leadership of the country.

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