From the end of May people will be able to avoid the crowds in the canals of Amsterdam. With new information added to the existing mobile phone application ‘Vaarwater’, a route planner for the canals, people will be able to see where it’s busy.
On Monday, about 3,000 people attended the benefit concert for SC Veendam, which was organized by the soccer team from the Jupiler League. The team expects to raise thousands of euros for the club.
This club from Groningen was declared bankrupt last week and SC Veendam only had 8 days to appeal. On Tuesday afternoon, the club will need 675,000 euro to turn back the bankruptcy into a moratorium on payments.
By Saturday, 225,000 euro has been raised and it may have already increased at present.
After months of research RTL Nieuws revealed the ‘big secret’ of the Olympic Stadium in Amsterdam on Friday. The lead cylinder that was found behind a memorial stone of the Marathon tower on the 22nd of November 2012 contained a certificate, an Olympic medal, an Olympic stamp collection and a mysterious note.
An estimated 20,000 people attended the performance of The Passion in an icy The Hague on Thursday evening.
At the Hofvijver, well-known artists, led by René van Kooten, performed the story of the last hours of the life of Jesus. The annual music spectacle was shown for the third time.
The cast included Daniel Boissevain, Anita Meyer and Jim Bakkum. Jörgen Raymann was the narrator.
Multinational companies who use the Netherlands to avoid high taxes in their own country must be curbed. In the College Tour (NTR) episode on Friday, Labour (PvdA) leader Diederik Samsom said, "I think it's a bad idea that the Netherlands is a tax haven; that we do not impose enough taxes on companies which do not do anything in our country but only channel their money."
"I want to change something about it. Step by step we are going to tackle this scourge."
The National Police must give permission to producer Four One Media to use police uniforms and cars in the TV series Doctor Tinus. This was ruled by the court in Amsterdam on Wednesday in the lawsuit that was filed by TV producers.
The National Police are lately trying to improve their image. As a result, they have tightened permissions to use their logo, uniforms and cars. Those can only be used if they add to the positive image of the National Police, according to the new guidelines.
The Wednesday TV special “Together Against Child Cancer” has raised over 3.5 million euro (3,556,000 to be exact). A total of 711,200 symbolic stones were sold each for 5 euro. The collected money is intended for the construction of the Princess Máxima Centre in Utrecht. The amount may still grow because the campaign is not yet finished.
Retired presenter and singer Herman Emmink died on Monday in Laren at the age of 86. Emmink became famous with his version of the evergreen “Tulips from Amsterdam”.
He started his career as announcer for the radio in the early fifties. In 1957, he gained much popularity as a singer with the famous song “Tulips from Amsterdam”. He became known as “the singing broadcaster”.
Smarter pupils don’t get enough attention in primary school because of lack of time and prejudices of teachers.