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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
The 65 thousand tickets for the Bruce Springsteen concert at Malieveld in the Hague on June 14th, sold out almost within the hour
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.
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.
Beyonce will be performing in the Amsterdam ArenA on July 16th as part of her new world tour
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.