The organizers of the Summer Carnival in Rotterdam ask attendees to leave their backpacks at home if they want to attend the annual parade on Saturday, festival director Guus Dutrieux writes on the event's website.
In addition to enjoying music, theater, film, and literature, people attending the Lowlands festival this year can also participate in science experiments. Lowlands Science will include a total of nine studies ranging from out-of-body experiences to an investigation into why people like porn
On Monday the city of Tilburg is celebrating Roze Maandag. Given international events, such as an attack in a gay bar in Orlando last month that left 49 people dead, the Tilburg municipality implemented a number of extra security measures. Most notable to attendees is that no backpacks will be allowed in the Amstel Beer Hall in the town hall.
EuroPride may start in Amsterdam on Saturday and continue as planned, the court ruled in a lawsuit brought by local residents worried about disturbances and inconvenience. The court rejected all of the residents' objections
From Saturday Amsterdam will be hosting EuroPride, the European version of Gay Pride. This year the festival consists of over 200 activities, conferences and debates under the motto is "Join our freedom, feel free to join us"
Holland Heineken House announced which artists will perform for Dutch athletes and supporters during the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. So far Kensington, Guus Meeuwis, Racoon, Typhoon, VanVelzen, Miss Montreal, DI-RECT ad Douwe Bob were confirmed
Last year the number of events and festivals in Noord-Holland increased by 10 percent, compared to 2014. While the number of such events in Amsterdam decreased by one, according to the annual Festival Monitor. This is because many Amsterdam festivals moved to surrounding municipalities in the province
Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson drew quite a bit of attention in Amsterdam over the weekend while shooting for their new movie The Hitman's Bodyguard. Both of them are enjoying Amsterdam, they told RTL Boulevard. "I love this city", Reynolds said. "It's a great place", Jackson said. "I wish we'd done the whole movie here, instead of some of the other places we've been."
Five teenage boys in Baarn discovered a dead body in a pond on Monday night while hunting for Pokemon in the immensely popular new smartphone game Pokemon Go
The Amsterdam police are concerned about dangerous situations that can be caused with the already very popular mobile game Pokemon Go.
Dutch DJ Martin Garrix will be performing two shows at the RAI Amsterdam for the Amsterdam Dance Event this year. First a solo performance, and the an all-ages show aimed specifically at his fans who are too young to attend his regular shows in clubs and at festivals
Amsterdam's mayor, prosecutor and police decided to give dance festival Sensation, happening in the Amsterdam Arena this Saturday, extra security after getting a "signal" that relates to the event. "The goal is to have the event happen as festively and safely as possible", the Amsterdam municipality writes in a statement on Monday.
Amsterdam's Comic Con has a special treat for Star Wars fans this year. The actors behind Darth Vader, Chewbacca, Emperor Palpatine and R2-D2 will all be attending the convention, held in the Dutch capital on August 27th and 28th this yea
The Ministry of Culture launched a new fund to help out outdoor festivals and events if they are hit by bad weather, the Ministry announced on Monday. Minister Jet Bussemaker put 500 thousand euros into this fund, from which festivals can get a subsidy if they end up in financial trouble due to unforeseen bad weather.
Amsterdam is desperately searching for vacant business- and industrial areas on the outskirts of the city to use as venues for festivals and events
The Champions League will be airing on Veronica this season instead of SBS6. Parent company SBS Broadcasting decided to move the football league away from SBS6 after only one season to give the channel more airtime for broadcasting new Dutch TV series
The Dutch Authority for Consumer and Market (ACM) dropped its investigation into the resale of concert tickets, launched after public outcry surrounding tickets for Adele concerts earlier this year. According to the regulator, there is no evidence of fraud or illegal activity in reselling concert tickets for higher prices on sites like Seatwave
The money raised in this year's radio marathon Serious Request on NPO 3FM will go towards the global fight against pneumonia in young children. "It is a silent disaster that takes a child's life every 35 seconds", the Red Cross said on the public radio station on Tuesday
People in the Netherlands spent about 76 thousand euros on tickets for one of the Adele concerts in Amsterdam's Ziggo Dome only to later find out the tickets were fake, according to the police. By Thursday, June 2nd, the police received 239 reports of fake tickets.
Over 400 emergency vehicles will be traveling through Amsterdam with sirens blaring on Friday afternoon. They will be transporting sic and disabled children to the Artis zoo for the annual Children's Beast Feast
Theme park Efteling made it the top 25 of AECOM's annual list of most visited theme parks in the world. The Dutch theme park is number 24 on the list, with 4.66 million visitors
Mojo Concerts director Wilbert Mutsaers thinks Dutch music festivals should feature more hip-hop and R&B acts like Beyonce and Kanye West instead of sticking to old-school rock, he said in an interview with the Volkskrant on Friday.
Natashja and Rene Froger's 18-year-old son Didier was beaten unconscious at a Toppers concert on Saturday night, presenter Natasha confirmed
Dutch singer Douwe Bob is disappointed by his 11th place in the Eurovision Song Contest, but also proud of his performance. "I'd be lying if I said I was not disappointed. You go with one guoal and I did not realize it", he said to 3FM on his way to the airport in Stockholm on Sunday. "But it's okay and actually I'm very happy."