Entertainment

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.

Popcorn Time logo (Source: Wikimedia/popcorn-org
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.

A Screenplay (Source: Twitter/@TheScriptLab)
Aug 28 '14 13:49

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.

Maandag schoof Brussel de deadline voor het onderzoek op van 17 oktober naar 3 november
Aug 27 '14 15:40

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.

Jarno Cordia soaring over Rotterdam (Source: Twitter/@mccordia)
Aug 26 '14 14:24

Flying dizzying circles along the Euromast wrapped in a wing suit, was Rotterdam resident Jarno Cordia's dream, AD.nl reports.

Aug 26 '14 11:42

Theo van Gogh fans will be able to see all 13 films he made at Amsterdam's EYE Film Museum from the 10th of October onwards. In this retrospective, some of the more negative thinking about the filmmaker, known for his criticism of Islam, is hoped to be dispelled and replaced with respect for Van Gogh's passion as film maker and film lover.

Aug 26 '14 10:39

In Utrecht, a hiker discovered 11 kittens trapped in a sealed box in the Kanaleneiland neighborhood last night. RTV Utrecht reports that the kittens have been delivered to the animal ambulance, who reported of the incident on Facebook.

Micro organism
Aug 26 '14 09:58

Animal park Artis in Amsterdam is opening a new museum for micro-organisms, named Micropia. The Netherlands' Queen Máxima will perform the official opening on Tuesday, September 30th, the Telegraaf reports.

Wallen
Aug 25 '14 08:52

Sunday saw thousands of interested visitors to Amsterdam's Red Light District for a behind-the-scenes look tour of the attraction on the Wallen. Mariska Majoor of the Prostitution Information Center (PIC) tells AT5 that there were between 2000 and 3000 visitors.

Club Trouw Amsterdam (Source: Twitter/@ADE_NL)
Aug 20 '14 16:10

Amsterdam club Trouw will be danced in for the last time on January 3rd. Trouw is the first club to be granted a 24 hour permit by the city of Amsterdam and is situated in the former printing press of the Trouw newspaper.

Alain Clark
Aug 20 '14 13:52

After The Common Linnets just lost out on the top prize at this year's Eurovision Song Contest, The Netherlands is hatching a plan to find next year's winner. According to the Algemeen Dagblad the favorite choice for the selection committee of AVROTROS looks to be Alain Clark.

Netflix  Source: Twitter/@5SOSUpdateSquad
Aug 18 '14 17:09

A massive one million Dutch people are estimated to use a paid Netflix subscription for watching video online. A survey of 6,600 people found that seven percent had access to a paid Netflix account.

Aug 14 '14 15:08

As he outlined his reasons for appealing last month’s verdict in the Zwarte Piet trial, Amsterdam Mayor Eberhardvan der Laan said the embattled blackface tradition will undergo drastic change

Aug 14 '14 13:50

At Theater Festival Boulevard Den Bosch, an "organized group of criminals" has been actively funneling false €50 notes through the restaurants and tents at the festival, the organizers tell Omroep Brabant.

Maryam Mirzakhani
Aug 13 '14 11:51

This year, professor of higher arithmetic, Manjul Bhargava from Leiden, received the Fields medal, widely considered the Nobel Prize for mathematics. This was announced at an international mathematics congress in Seoul, Korea on Wednesday, De Volkskrant reports.

Aug 13 '14 11:44

The Van Gogh Museum has is received its millionth visitor for 2014. The lucky visitor, Mrs van Waveren from Zwaag, received a bouquet of sunflowers an a voucher for ten gallons of decorative paint after entering the museum.

Publieke-omroep-2dec1
Aug 12 '14 14:52

Public broadcasters in the Netherlands have refused requests to change their on-screen logos to make them more transparent. The decision was made despite an appeal from Frans Klein, head of Dutch public broadcasting organization NPO, who cautioned that opaque logos could permanently damage television screens.

Aug 11 '14 11:50

In Wageningen, researchers from Alterra believe that the coming years will see more and more farms standing empty and disused, the Financieele Dagblad reports.

Steve McQueen
Aug 8 '14 15:04

The Amsterdam film week has been canceled because the organization could not find enough partners to continue the festival. Organizers Maria Lam and Fulko Kuindersma tell filmpjekijken.com that they are working on a new film-related project instead.

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Jul 31 '14 11:32

Dozens of people have suffered serious barbecue relate injuries in the past four months, causing concerns with the Dutch Burn Wounds Foundation.

Jul 29 '14 11:49

If Frisian party Koers has its way, the next James Bond will be filmed in the northernmost province of the Netherlands.

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