Entertainment

Apr 5 '16 12:20

Documentary festival IDFA founder and director Ally Derks announced her resignation, effective November next year. She will be working for the Robert Bosch Foundation in Berlin for a year.

Apr 1 '16 16:45

Tickets to one of this year’s most popular King’s Day party sold out in under an hour on Friday. Some 40 thousand tickets were purchased for the April 27 party organized by Radio 538 in Breda

Mar 14 '16 13:55

A recyclable cardboard camping tent designed by three Delft students, is taking European festivals by storms. These tents are now available for festivals in Belgium, France and Spain. And talks are ongoing with Canada and Sweden.

Mar 8 '16 14:35

The Janet Jackson show scheduled for the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam on May 2nd is one of a number of European shows the American singer cancelled. The reason given is "unforeseen circumstances in the tour schedules"

Mar 4 '16 14:05

Sensation is breaking with tradition for its Angels and Demons edition in the Amsterdam ArenA on July 2nd. Instead an all-white only dress code, party goers will also be allowed to dress in all-black to demonstrate the contradictions of the show's theme, the organization announced on Thursday.

Mar 4 '16 10:44

the musical The Bodyguard was cancelled at the Beatrix Theater in Utrecht on Thursday after traces of asbestos was found in the building

Mar 1 '16 13:05

The year long commemoration of the 125th anniversary of Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh's death drew nearly a million foreign tourists to the Netherlands, according to figures released by NBTC Holland Marketing on Tuesday

Feb 26 '16 09:56

Amsterdam will be holding nine big parties for King's Day on April 27th, the city announced. Ticket sales start on Friday.

Feb 19 '16 17:35

The Groninger Museum welcomed its 100 thousandth visitor to the “David Bowie Is” exhibition currently on display at the Groningen institution, according to newswire ANP. The museum extended its opening hours to cope with an increase in interest after the singer’s death in January.

Feb 19 '16 17:10

The 129-year-old Amsterdam theater Carré has announced plans to bring a major American production to the Netherlands every year as part of the new “Broadway on the Amstel” theatrical series. The series kicks off with the European premiere of Pippin on March 10, theater director Madeleine van der Zwaan announced this week.

Feb 18 '16 15:50

An Amsterdam dog walker jumped into the cold waters of the IJ river to rescue one of his charges. The man was walking eight dogs when one of them suddenly decided to jump into the icy water near the Silodam, an eyewitness told the police

Feb 16 '16 10:18

Dutch filmmaker Nina Gantz won the BAFTA award for best animated short for her film Edmond on Sunday. Edmond, which features animated felt dolls, was Gantz graduation film at the National Film and Television School in London, where she graduated last summer.

Feb 16 '16 09:56

The Dutch Metropole Orchestra won a prestigious Grammy Award on Monday night. They won in the Best Contemporary Instrumental Album for their album Sylva, which they made with the American fusion band Snarky Puppy.

Feb 15 '16 14:25

Rock music icon Paul McCartney officially confirmed rumors that he would be the signature headlining act at this year’s Pinkpop festival in Landgraaf, Limburg. The 73-year-old singer songwriter will close the three-day festival on June 12 in his first appearance at the event.

Feb 15 '16 14:00

Tickets for the Beyonce show in Amsterdam on July 16th sold out within 20 minutes on Monday morning. According to concert organizer Mojo, they are working on possibilities for a second concert in the city.

Feb 12 '16 13:45

The 65 thousand tickets for the Bruce Springsteen concert at Malieveld in the Hague on June 14th, sold out almost within the hour

Feb 11 '16 10:39

The Netherlands 1st Correspondents' Dinner was the most watched program on Wednesday with 2.725 million viewers, according to foundation KijkOnderzoek's daily viewing figures.

Feb 10 '16 17:50

Paul McCartney is widely expected to headline and close the 2016 edition of music festival Pinkpop. Just days later, American rock legend Bruce Springsteen is set to perform in Den Haag.

Feb 9 '16 16:05

Beyonce will be performing in the Amsterdam ArenA on July 16th as part of her new world tour

Feb 8 '16 10:43

The Netherlands meteorological institute KNMI issued a code yellow warning for strong winds up to 100 kilometers per hour for almost the whole country, with the exception of the eastern provinces. The strong winds resulted in a number of Carnival parades being cancelled or postponed, including those in Den Bosch, Breda, Roermond, Geleen and Venlo.

Feb 5 '16 11:50

The Dutch film industry is holding the Netherlands responsible for damages they suffered by the illegal downloading of movies. They estimate the damage at 1.2 billion euros. In a letter to State Secretary Klaas Dijkhoff of Security and Justice, the film producers and distributors demand that the government takes responsibility or they will be forced to take legal action, the Telegraaf reports.

Feb 3 '16 15:20

Nijmegen metal festival FortaRock dropped American band Down from its lineup after frontman Phil Anselmo made the Hitler salute and called "white power" during a gig in the United States last week

Feb 2 '16 16:35

DJ's Tiësto, Martin Garrix and Firebeatz have been added to the lineup for the second edition of The Flying Dutch Dance Festival, happening on Saturday, June 4th

Jan 28 '16 14:00

Three Michelin star restaurant De Librije in Zwolle will soon be catering for a crowd quite unlike what they are used to. The restaurant is working with singer Theo Lens on a special event for the homeless - a concert combined with a delicious meal of stamppot

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