Entertainment

Museum
Sep 18 '14 11:21

The Natural History Museum in Rotterdam has expressed its wish to exhibit the wild boars that were shot dead by a hunter last week. The hunter himself is the rightful owner of the cadavers, and will have to make the call whether the museum can buy the boars or not, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.

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Sep 17 '14 15:45

As actor Daniel Craig returns to the role of secret agent 007, director Sam Mendes has tapped Dutchman Hoyte van Hoytema to be the next cinematographer of the 24th installment of the James Bond series. The BAFTA-nominated Hoytema has in recent years built a name for himself in Hollywood, showcasing his work on films like The Fighter, Let The Right One In and Her.

Kobo
Sep 16 '14 09:59

Dutch online shop Bol.com is going to work together with Canadian e-reading service Kobo to expand its online e-book range. Bol.com announces in a press report that clients will have access to two million e-books, rather than hundreds of thousands, thanks to the partnership, the nrc reports.

Tomatofest, Amsterdam
Sep 15 '14 13:27

Inspired by the annual La Tomatina in Bunol, more than 1,000 people took to Dam Square on Sunday armed with tomatoes to protest against Russian sanctions. At 3 p.m a shipping container was emptied into the square and participants pelted each other with the 120,000 pieces of the overripe fruit bought from growers left in the cold by Russia’s boycott of Dutch fruit and vegetables.

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Sep 12 '14 15:26

The National Committee 4 and 5 May has put together an app and a website which is made to follow the course of the liberation of Limburg and then the rest of the Netherlands.

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Sep 12 '14 15:11

The Dutch rapper Typhoon was awarded in Amsterdam last night with the 3voor12 Award 2014. This is the prize for the best Dutch album of the past year. He received this award for his album "Lobi da basi"

Northern Lights
Sep 12 '14 10:57

The spectacular light show that is the Northern Lights may be visible in Dutch skies in the coming days after a huge solar flare on Tuesday. Normally, these lights are only visible closer to the North Pole, the NOS reports.

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Sep 11 '14 16:19

Concilor Johnas Lambs of the Party for the Animals says that festivals in parks and natural areas must be reduced. Then Amsterdam residents may again find peace in nature.

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Sep 11 '14 15:18

A fight has erupted between the organization of Sail 2015, some former partners and a former board member of the renowned five-yearly event in the port of Amsterdam.

Ona
Sep 11 '14 11:11

Dog lover Tom Narski (23) from Den Bosch was 'devastated' when he discovered that his beloved dog, Ona, ran off by the A59 highway near Waalwijk on Saturday last week. After going as far as to pitch a tent by the highway, hoping to find her, Narski was relieved to have her back on Wednesday.

Sep 10 '14 12:02

Dutch children's television show Bassie en Adriaan is a new meme on the internet. On YouTube, videos of people who don't speak Dutch attempting to sing the intro, with often hilarious results, are being watched by thousands of people.

Kraftwerk at Paradiso
Sep 9 '14 16:02

World-famous German electronic music group Kraftwerk will spend eight consecutive evenings on the main stage of Amsterdam's Paradiso, the band said. The band plans to perform one of their top eight albums during each performance, followed by sets made up of their additional work.

Sep 9 '14 13:23

Paul Simon and Sting will visit the Netherlands next year.

World Port Days in Rotterdam this past weekend (Source: Twitter/@Njeriwajoe)
Sep 8 '14 13:01

The World Port Days in Rotterdam this weekend drew a record number of visitors. 450 thousand people attended this event to have a look behind the scenes of Rotterdam's port.

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Sep 4 '14 16:42

Eye Film Institute in Amsterdam will next month be the backdrop for a film festival with the theme of fraud.

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Sep 4 '14 15:15

This morning Princess Beatrix opened the Netherlands and World War I pavilion at Huis Doorn, once the estate of fleeing German Emperor Wilhelm II.

A Sumatran tiger and her cub in Melbourne Zoo, Australia (Source: Wikimedia/Ghouston)
Sep 4 '14 13:39

Last night a second Sumatran tiger cub was born in Burger's Zoo in Arnhem. The first cub was born early yesterday morning.

Circus
Sep 3 '14 10:55

Aldermen and Mayors of 24 municipalities in The Netherlands have sent a letter to the State Secretary of Economic Affairs, Sharon Dijksma (PvdA) asking for urgency in the matter of banning wild animals from circuses.

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Sep 3 '14 08:25

A family in Spijkenisse has been blacklisted by the Food Bank for helping out people whose needs were larger than its own.

Beer Bike (Source: Wikimedia/PPyland)
Sep 2 '14 16:00

The Friends of the Amsterdam City (VVAB) fear the arrival of a beer bike in the canals, as the operator of the infamous beer bikes allegedly receives a permit for six paddle boats for 12 persons.

The winning float of Zundert Flower Parade 2008 titled Booming City (Source: Wikimedia/Werner Pellis)
Sep 2 '14 15:34

The flower parade in Zundert is receiving increasing interest from abroad, with more than a quarter of the tickets for the traditional parade sold to foreigners this year, the organization reported on Tuesday.

Uitmarkt 2014
Sep 1 '14 18:28

As many as 500,000 people visited the 37th edition of the Uitmarkt across Amsterdam last weekend, with 2,000 different artists performing on the Leidseplein and Museumplein. Roughly the same number of attendees dropped in on the festival last year, reported broadcaster AT5.

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Sep 1 '14 13:55

The illegal streaming service Popcorn Time has 100 thousand active users every day in the Netherlands, Android Planet reports.

Inside De Witte Aap (Source: Twitter/@EstherBnnnbrk)
Aug 29 '14 14:56

De Witte Aap café in Rotterdam will hopefully reopen today after it was closed earlier this week because of a stabbing.

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