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.
Support is streaming in for samba band Samba Sabor after enforcement officers nipped their performance in the bud in Utrecht on King's Night.
Numerous cinemas in the Netherlands will be screening the movie Purple Rain, starring prince himself, this week. The movie will be screened to honor the pop icon, who passed away.
Dutch actress Carice van Houten is safe and sound. And she didn't much appreciate the joke in which an unknown person claimed she died. A photo montage appeared on Twitter on Tuesday showing an image of a serious pile-up flanked with her picture and the expression “RIP”.
A tram dedicated to Dutch football legend Johan Cruijff was launched in Amsterdam on Monday, which would have been Cruijff's 69th birthday. The tram was launched at 14:14 to pay tribute to the number Cruijff wore on his jersey for much of his football career.
Around noon on Saturday, travelers going through Amsterdam Central Station were met with a surprise performance by English singer Birdy. The performance was announced only 30 minutes before it started
The Q-Factory King's Day party in Amsterdam is moving inside. The organizers decided to err on the side of caution, given the bad weather expected for Wednesday.
The whole world commemorated Prince last night. The pop icon died at the age of 57 in his estate Paisley Park in Minneapolis on Thursday. Hundreds of fans laid flowers the estate and at club First Aveneu, where the music video for Purple Rain was shot. Google turned its logo purple, surrounded by purple rain. In Amsterdam, a spontaneous concert was organized at music venue Melkweg, free for anyone who wanted to attend.
Dutch teen Nick Nicolai is getting international attention after his Holland's Got Talent audition hit the internet. The bullied 18-year-old boy even reached the attention of American entertainment blogger Perez Hilton, who heaped praise on him in a recent blog.
Ticket sales are underway for “The Art of Banksy,” a new exhibition getting its European debut at the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam. The show features a collection of paintings and sculptures by the well-known, yet mostly anonymous street artist.
The Zaanse Schans and Van Gogh museum were the most popular day attractions in the Netherlands for foreign tourists last year. These two attractions drew 1.63 and 1.6 million foreign visitors respectively, according to figures released by tourist office NBTC on Thursday.
It seems that Leonardo DiCaprio is going Dutch in his new love interest. The 41 year old Oscar winning actor was spotted spending time with 19-year-old Dutch model Chelsey Weimar.
Almost a tenth of Dutch boys between the ages of 12 and 15 years can be characterized as addicted to gaming, according to a study done by Utrecht University among nearly 2 thousand boys.
A Dutch family film about two kids trying to keep their parents together, was awarded the Emmy Kids Award for best TV Movie or Mini Series in Cannes on Tuesday. The film, Rabarber (Rhubarb in English) was one of four programs by public broadcaster KRO-NCRV to be nominated for an Emmy this year.
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.
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
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.
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"
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.
the musical The Bodyguard was cancelled at the Beatrix Theater in Utrecht on Thursday after traces of asbestos was found in the building
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
Amsterdam will be holding nine big parties for King's Day on April 27th, the city announced. Ticket sales start on Friday.
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.
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.