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.
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.
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"
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Paul Simon and Sting will visit the Netherlands next year.
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.
Eye Film Institute in Amsterdam will next month be the backdrop for a film festival with the theme of fraud.
This morning Princess Beatrix opened the Netherlands and World War I pavilion at Huis Doorn, once the estate of fleeing German Emperor Wilhelm II.
Last night a second Sumatran tiger cub was born in Burger's Zoo in Arnhem. The first cub was born early yesterday morning.
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.
A family in Spijkenisse has been blacklisted by the Food Bank for helping out people whose needs were larger than its own.
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 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.
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.
The illegal streaming service Popcorn Time has 100 thousand active users every day in the Netherlands, Android Planet reports.
De Witte Aap café in Rotterdam will hopefully reopen today after it was closed earlier this week because of a stabbing.
Cable companies like Ziggo and UPC violate the script writers' copyrights by providing movies and shows to their subscribers without the script writers' permission. The court in Amsterdam determined that script writers should be paid for the broadcasts.
Ziggo and UPC Netherlands may merge, provided that the movie channel Film1 is sold. The new company must also continue to guarantee competitors like Netflix access to its network. This was reported by Bloomberg based on sources close to the competition investigation.