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.
Third edition of Food Film Festival is arranged in Amsterdam on 22th to 24th of March. Food film festival provides a good opportunity for movie lovers and culinary specialists to enjoy films and food at the same time.
Listeners of Netherlands national public radio station Radio 2 picked Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" as the top song entering the new year. Every year. the radio station counts down to the celebratory moment by playing the top 2000 songs as voted on by the public.
Top 2000 has been on the air annually since 1999. "Bohemian Rhapsody" took the number one position in 12 of the show's 14-year history, including last year. For the second year in a row and seventh time overall, "Hotel California," by the Eagles, was runner up. The top ten in order for 2012 are: