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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.

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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

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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

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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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Jan 28 '16 12:19

Iggy Pop and Josh Homme will be performing in the Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam on May 10th as part of their Post Pop Depression Tour, dedicated to Iggy Pop's new album with the same name

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Jan 28 '16 11:29

Dutch conductor and violinist Jaap van Zweden was appointed the new head conductor of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, the orchestra announced on Wednesday. He starts his new job in 2018

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Jan 28 '16 11:18

Queen Maxima opened the 45th edition of the International Film Festival Rotterdam on Thursday. The theme of this year's festival is ID check - the continuous reflection of people on themselves, how they interact and how they can build a society together

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Jan 28 '16 11:01

The madness surrounding tickets for Adele concerts in the Netherlands being sold out within hours only to be resold at much higher prices, sparked Minister Henk Kamp of Economic Affairs to launch an investigation. He asked the Authority for Consumers and Market to investigate the circumstances, the Minister wrote to the Tweede Kamer, the lower house of Dutch parliament

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Jan 27 '16 14:25

A total of 994 thousand viewers tuned in to watch RTL Late Night on Tuesday night featuring Hollywood star George Clooney as as guest, according to figures from Stichting Kijkonderzoek.

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Jan 27 '16 14:00

Blues and Jazz pioneers including The Roots, Buddy Guy and the Branford Marsalis Quartet featuring Kurt Elling are among the first group of musicians confirmed for the 2016 edition of the North Sea Jazz Festival, organizers announced on Wednesday. The annual three-day event will also feature fusion jazz keyboardist Chick Corea, who plans to celebrate his 75th birthday with his performance.

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Jan 25 '16 16:23

Cinema chain Pathé is putting two David Bowie films on their silver screens this week in a memorial for the singer. The documentary David Bowie Is and fantasy film Labyrinth will each be shown at 7 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

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Jan 21 '16 11:19

Seven young Dutch people worked their way onto American business magazine Forbes' 30 under 30 list - the list in which Forbes introduces new up-and-coming talent to its readers.

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Jan 20 '16 16:15

Dutch lifestyle and tech business TRNDlabs has introduced a new drone they claim is the world’s smallest to be fitted with a camera. The SKEYE Nano Drone is barely four centimeters square, weighs around 14 grams, and shoots video in a fixed direction, the company says.

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Jan 20 '16 15:50

Carl Bernstein, one of the two reporters who uncovered the Watergate Scandal, will be a guest on the 100th episode of College Tour. The episode will be broadcast on Friday, April 15th, presenter Twan Huys announced on Tuesday

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Jan 19 '16 09:53

The fourth edition of the Amsterdam Light Festival drew 850 thousand visitors, over 100 thousand more than last year

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Jan 13 '16 11:35

Following the death of musician David Bowie, the Groninger Museum quickly sold an additional 20,000 tickets to their extensive exhibit on the music legend. An increase in foreign media visits to the museum are also expected, according to Dagblad van het Noorden.

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Jan 11 '16 10:33

British singer David Bowie passed away at the age of 69 on Sunday after an 18 month long battle with cancer, his family announced and his son confirmed on Twitter. The Groninger Museum is currently hosting an exhibition on the pop icon's career called Dawid Bowie is. The exhibition can be viewed until March 13th.

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Jan 8 '16 16:28

The average person living in the Netherlands viewed 190 minutes of television every day, down 4.8 percent from a year earlier. In 2014, the Netherlands put on a strong showing in both the Winter Olympics and the World Cup, but no such events took place in 2015.

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Jan 6 '16 12:32

With more than 2 million tickets sold, the new James Bond film Spectre was the most watched film in the Netherlands last year, the Dutch Film Distributors' Association announced on Tuesday. Star Wars: The Force Awakens was also a crowd pleaser, drawing nearly a million viewers last year, despite only being released on December 16th.

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Jan 6 '16 11:15

The first classical music pub in the Netherlands is opening its doors in Utrecht this weekend. The brains behind the Muzieklokaal are Utrecht women Sanne van Buuren and talitha Verheij, and the money for their dream was raised through crowdfunding

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Jan 5 '16 12:15

British singer PJ Harvey will be performing at the Down the Rabbit Hole festival this year. This is the only festival performance the singer will give in the Netherlands in 2016, organizer Mojo announced on Monday

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Jan 1 '16 09:30

Over 40,000 people packed into an area around Rotterdam’s Erasmus Bridge to watch some 4,000 kilograms of fireworks explode in the sky during one of the most elaborate New Year’s Eve countdowns in the Netherlands. The eight-minute long display was the centerpiece of commercial network RTL 4’s countdown to 2016.

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Dec 25 '15 13:25

Minister Jet Bussemaker of Culture opened the Top 2000 on Radio 2 in the Institute for Image and Sound in Hilversum on Friday morning by announcing the song Bohemian Like You by The Dandy Warhols as the first song to be played.

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