Entertainment

Mar 7 '14 10:48

The 46-year old Paradiso has been voted to best music venue in the Netherlands by the public. Second and third place went to 013 in Tilburg and Tivoli in Utrecht, respectively.

Candlelight dinner
Mar 7 '14 10:28

Escort companies are expecting heavy foot traffic this month during the Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague. They're looking to make a pretty penny.

Mar 6 '14 16:15

Rihanna, who was in Paris on Tuesday for Karl Lagerfeld's newest show, attended a concert by Drake, last night in the Ziggo Dome. The two are reportedly more than just friends.

Mar 4 '14 16:05

The program for the North Sea Jazz Festival, scheduled for July 11-13 in Ahoy, Rotterdam, has been expanded with singer Pharrell Williams, Outkast, the Isley Brothers, and Darkside, as announced earlier today.

Mar 4 '14 15:34

During the lottery for 'Gay pride' contenders, Sunday evening, it was determined that this year's Gay Pride parade in Amsterdam on August 2nd will feature a Jewish, an American, and a Moroccan boat for the first time. 120 boats entered the lottery.

Mar 4 '14 10:15

Willem II's illustrious art collection will be opened today by his descendant, Willem-Alexander in Dordrecht.

Steve McQueen
Mar 3 '14 12:43

12 Years A Slave has won three Academy Awards at the Oscars this year.

Mar 2 '14 04:33

"A sailing trip to reward students with excellent results is a bit overboard," ruled an attendance officer, when he denied the request of the Rotterdam Hugo de Groot pre-University school, Saturday.

Mar 2 '14 04:31

Tomas Ross, a famous Dutch thriller writer, who has won the prestigious 'Golden Noose' three times so far, is going to make a movie about the criminal duo, Marcos van der Ploeg and Enise Merve Bircan, announced the writer, Friday, on BNR radio.

Mar 1 '14 06:00

"I want to do give something back to the country where I lived for so long". Dutch-Palestinian director Hany Abu-Assad is working on a movie about Willem van Oranje.

Feb 27 '14 16:24

The Lowlands festival, scheduled this year from August 15 to 17 in Biddinghuizen, keeps adding to its line-up. Portishead, Boy & Bear, Milky Chance, and Janelle Monáe were just added.

Carnaval
Feb 27 '14 07:57

After a mild winter, the upcoming carnival weekend is going to be colder.

Feb 23 '14 04:31

Drawings and paintings from Professor of Art History, I.Q. van Regteren Altena, the oldest private, Dutch owned collection, will be auctioned. The artwork will be auctioned in four auctions in Amsterdam, London, and Paris, starting July.

Feb 20 '14 04:33

The Rock Werchter 2014 program is still being added on to, even with all the combi-tickets already sold out. Wednesday seven new names were added to the poster, all of them dance acts.

Catshuis in Den Haag
Feb 20 '14 04:32

In celebration of the 200th birthday of the Constitution, the public will be allowed to take a peek in Prime Minister Rutte's official residence in The Hague on March 29.

Feb 19 '14 04:31

The "Heartvertising" project aims to act as a wake-up call to people who live their lives on automatic pilot, and encourage them to follow their heart and live their dreams. Boomerang cards, posters at bus stops, a billboard and an exposition bring the message across from February 18-24.

Feb 18 '14 04:32

The seal sanctuary in Pieterburen is going to return seals to their natural habitat sooner than they have done so far, going against the founder Lenie 't Hart's vision. The staff laid down work since Saturday and threatened with a lawsuit if the supervisory board would not step down.

Feb 15 '14 04:31

The round-up of some of this week’s most noteworthy events and news stories features the death of former Minister Els Borst, Minister Plasterk has to explain himself to Parliament for tapping 1.8 million phone calls, the threats to a Moroccan woman who opened a wine bar in Rotterdam, a Veenendaal football fan who dies in a fireworks accident, grieving dads who plead for mandatory carbon monoxide detectors, and a bus accident in the Filipines that killed 14 people, among whom one Dutch.

Feb 14 '14 19:22

State Secretary of Health, Martin van Rijn, made agreements, Friday, with music halls, and organizers of dance parties, festivals, and concerts to cap the volume at 103 decibel in the Netherlands.

Feb 12 '14 10:10

The BankGiro lottery will give €62.5 million to cultural institutions the Netherlands next year.

Pepper Spray
Feb 11 '14 06:21

She may be in her twilight years, but that doesn't mean Larissa Olkhovsky can't punch someone's lights out.

Feb 10 '14 15:03

The NS hired a "flirt" coach for four short courses in the train from Amsterdam to Maastricht on Wednesday. The coach will teach travelers to flirt with fellow passengers during their trip.

Feb 8 '14 04:30

The round-up of some of this week’s most noteworthy events and news stories features police finding 750 kg of Khat in several busts, Philips employees threatened over weed lamps, Timmermans calling attention to arrested plane spotters in UAE, a Dutch journalist who escaped from Egypt, Dutch to investigate a whale wars collision, and Rabobank not selling part of their American business.

Mario D.
Feb 6 '14 10:19

Communal hot-tubbing. Seems like a relic trend from the 70s, right? But a new cinema seems to think it'll make waves in Amsterdam today.

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