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Sep 23 '13 20:03

It was remarkably crowded at the Holwerd pier last Sunday the 15th. Over a hundred and fifty people had gathered to participate in the popular Dutch mudflat hiking. Called ‘wadlooptocht’, this recreation is a walk from Holwerd to Ameland, wading in the waters of the mudflats of the Wadden Sea. Mudflat hiking is a unique activity that only can be experienced in a few parts of Europe.

Sep 16 '13 06:23

The more than 4000 monuments that could be visited last weekend, as part of the Heritage Day, have drawn 900,000 visitors, the organization reported on Sunday. 

This weekend was the 27th edition of the Heritage Day and had as the theme ‘Power and Splendor’.

So this year extra attention was given to old castles, palaces, canal houses, churches and courts. The organization chose this theme because of the celebration of 200 years of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the celebration of the 300th anniversary of the Treaty of Utrecht.

Sep 16 '13 06:15

Sebastian Bowier broke the world record for biking, on a special recumbent bike, with a staggering 133.78 kilometers per hour.

The special, high-tech recumbent bike was a mutual project of the TU in Delft and the VU in Amsterdam. After a straight long track of 8km, the world record time was measured along a 200m track.

Sep 12 '13 04:21

The world famous French singer Charles Aznavour returns to The Netherlands after more than 10 years. The 89-year-old singer-songwriter will perform in the Amsterdam Heineken Music Hall on December 14, as announced in the program 'De Wereld Draait Door'.

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Sep 12 '13 03:36

The U.S. video provider Netflix operates in the Netherlands as of today. Via the Internet service subscribers can view unlimited movies and series for a fee of 7.99 euros per month.

Sep 10 '13 03:17

Amsterdam can prepare for a concert of Charles Aznavour. The 89-year-old singer-songwriter from France will give a concert at the Heineken Music Hal on Saturday, December 14. This was announced on Monday.

Aznavour is seen as one of the greatest singer-songwriters. He sold in his career, which lasts for more than 60 years, more than 100 million albums and wrote the staggering number of 1200 songs.

Sep 8 '13 12:00

Starting a new life in any place will have its ups and downs. But how easy is it to start a new life in Amsterdam? Are there special Dutch behaviors to take in account and how is the main capital, Amsterdam, helping expats to fit in? Two American expats share their story.

Sep 2 '13 04:12

Breda was on Sunday the place where the world record was broken for having the most redheads together. 1672 People with red hair from 80 countries came to the center of Breda, enough to break the record of last year, reported a spokesman of the 'Redhead Days' on Sunday.

Sep 2 '13 04:08

About half a million people have visited this weekend the 36th edition of the Uitmarkt in Amsterdam. This was reported by the organization on Sunday, the last day of the three-day event. The Uitmarkt is the annual opening of the new cultural season.

The number of visitors is each year between 400,000 and 500,000, depending on the weather. The organization speaks of a very successful festival, without incidents.

Aug 29 '13 03:20

The eightieth birthday of Ramses Shaffy will be celebrated with a big musical party at the De La Mar Theatre in Amsterdam. On December 1, the day the singer died four years ago,there will be a tribute to Shaffy in the theater. The proceeds will go to a fund for young artists that Shaffy founded before his death.

The organization of the the benefit event is in the hands of the De La Mar Theatre and producer The Family. The Family produced the new television series about the life of Ramses Shaffy​​.

Aug 27 '13 04:30

The cleanest beaches in the Netherlands are this year again in Zeeland. As many as nine Zeeland beaches are in the Top 10 Cleanest Beaches of Netherlands Clean. This was announced by the jury chairman and ANWB director Guido van Woerkom on Monday.

The first three places are occupied by Domburg, Nieuwvliet and North Beveland, with almost identical scores. The only 'odd man out' is the beach of Julianadorp at Den Helder, which holds the fifth place.

Aug 26 '13 07:44

The Canals Festival in Amsterdam has drawn a record number of 63,000 visitors this year. The Prinsengracht concert, that was held on the last day of the Canal Festival, had the highest ratings ever during the broadcast of the concert on Saturday evening. 919.000 Viewers saw the concert on TV.

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During the 16th edition of the Canals Festival, visitors could listen for 10 days at 96 different locations in Amsterdam to classical music. In total there were 228 concerts, more than ever.

Aug 23 '13 05:17

Beach pavilion Blijburg at the Muiderlaan in Amsterdam was closed on Thursday. This was done to prevent that about 185 guests would have become sick of a barbecue that was planned. That was announced by the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA).

NVWA inspectors saw, during an audit, that there was a direct threat to food safety and closed the company immediately. The catering facility suffered from pests such as mice and flies. The kitchen was so dirty that there should not be prepared any food.

Aug 22 '13 08:50

Depeche Mode will begin The Delta Machine World Tour in North America today at Detroit's DTE Energy Music Theatre.

Aug 22 '13 05:09

The Uitmarkt this year's theme is ‘new talent’. There are performances by winners of talent shows such as the SENA Performers POPnl Award and the Princess Christina concourse. That was announced by the organization on Wednesday during a presentation at the Concert building in Amsterdam.

Aug 21 '13 08:42

Ritesh Batra’s The Lunchbox (Dabba) was named the best film of the 2013 edition at the World Cinema Amsterdam Film Festival.

Aug 21 '13 08:19

The Nasser D. Khalili Collection of Islamic Art is pleased to share its 80 at the first major exhibition in the Netherlands dedicated to the Hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca which is fundamental in Islam.

Aug 21 '13 06:39

The administrators of the world famous windmills of Kinderdijk can look at the future with much more confidence than about a year ago. By drastic changes, the financial position of the Foundation World Heritage Kinderdijk has significantly improved.

"Last year we were financially on the brink, but fortunately that's no longer the case,'' said a spokeswoman for the foundation on Tuesday.

Aug 19 '13 09:36

Andre Rieu, recognized as “The King of Waltz”, holds a series of concerts in his home town, Maastricht each year.

Aug 19 '13 05:23

About 80,000 people visited the second day of the 34th eddition of the International Fireworks Festival in Scheveningen. This was announced by the organization and the police. Friday, the event attracted 60,000 visitors, thus the total number of visitors in this first weekend was 140,000.

The International Fireworks Festival is an event which is spread over two weekends. Last Friday evening, August 16, was the kick-off. Belgium and Germany were the first competitors, followed by China and Austria on Saturday.

Aug 16 '13 08:03

One of the participants of the KEI week in Groningen, an introductory week for new students in Groningen, broke her back during one of the activities.

Like most university cities, also Groningen organizes a week for all the newcomers, to get lots of information about the city, activities, studies and to get used to the students life.

Aug 16 '13 07:59

Friday evening the Grachtenfestival (Canal Festival ) will start with a concert at a pontoon at the Kloveniersburgwal. It will be the 16th edition of the classical music festival.

This year the ten day event will host 228 concerts performed by in total 733 musicians. The theme this year is ‘Op reis’ (Traveling) and many music from far away countries can be heard. Actually, a large part of the musicians is from abroad and they come from more than 60 different countries.

Aug 16 '13 07:04

A movie adaptation of the 2012 Kunsthal incident in Rotterdam where famous paintings were stolen, is now in its early production stages, the Art Newspaper reports.

Aug 14 '13 09:04

The UK’s Film and Music Entertainment (F&ME), Albania’s Act Triangle Productions (ATP), Germany’s Lara Film, and the Netherland’s Popov Film are currently working on a film entitled Amsterdam Express, the first UK-Albania co-production.

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