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Oct 18 '13 13:58

Netflix has signed an agreement with Disney to get exclusive subscription video-on-demand rights for Disney’s additional animated and live action films in the Netherlands.

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Oct 15 '13 07:27

Monthly magazine Opzij has chosen Edith Schippers, Minister of Health, Well-being and Sports, as the most powerful woman of the Netherlands of this moment.

Schippers (49) was chosen by the jury, from a list of 100 women, “because, although she has to carry a heavy burden, now and in the coming period, she knows how to deal with it”.

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Oct 15 '13 00:02

Visitors to the holiday site Zoover, voted the Efteling best amusement park in the Netherlands. The amusement park in Kaatsheuvel received a rating of 8.7.

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Oct 3 '13 02:59

Amsterdam is getting a new theater, especially for the new theater piece ANNE, about the life of Anne Frank. It is built in the new residential Houthavens aan het IJ and will open in April.

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Oct 1 '13 03:28

Wouter Hamel decided not to go to Russia for now. The Dutch Jazz artist Twittered he would not feel safe being there.

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Oct 1 '13 01:38

The TV series Wie is de Mol (Who is the Mole), Flikken Maastricht (Cops Maastricht) and Divorce are nominated for the Gouden Televizier Ring. The nominations were announced Monday evening at RTL Boulevard.

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Sep 30 '13 02:50

Comedian Wim Helsen won the Poelifinario 2013. The Fleming gets the prize for his program 'Spijtig, spijtig, spijtig'. The jury called the show a nice philosophical argument with insane examples and trips, and that he does not disappoint, reports NOS Nieuws.

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Sep 27 '13 04:24

Ex-table tennis star Bettine Vriesekoop publishes this week her first children’s book during the Week of Children’s Books.

The book with the title ‘Little Ming and the Golden Grashopper’ will be available from Saturday October 5. On that day the exhibition ‘ Ming, emperors, artists and traders in Ancient China’ will be opened in the Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam.

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Sep 26 '13 03:22

Vulnerable or shameless? 'Nude' is this year's main theme of the Dutch Film Festival (NFF) that starts Wednesday night in Utrecht. From the liberating sex wave in the seventies to the beauty and fragility of artistic nude.

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Sep 25 '13 02:36

The Rijksmuseum has received thirteen rare Japanese prints from the 19th century on loan. It involves design drawings for paintwork, including for a panel that has already been in the collection of the Rijksmuseum since 1891.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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​​.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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