A televised thank you party was held in honor of former-Queen, Princess Beatrix in the Ahoy Stadium in Rotterdam, which became the most-watched television programme yesterday.
The round-up of some of this week's most noteworthy events and news stories features the debate around switching off freeway lights, the Netherlands having the fastest internet in Europe, three Dutch arrested in UAE for espionage, the Dutch army using by NSA encrypted phones, 1,200 kg heroin discovered in tomato paste, police hunting a missing man, Polare bookstores closing because of money problems, and an Amsterdam alderman who got beat protecting women on a tram.
Perry Oerlemans of Skyview Attractions is one of the participants of "Stadsinitiatief 2014" (city initiative 2014), and presented a plan for a 60 meter high Ferris wheel that he wants to build in Rotterdam, preferably in a busy location. He can have it up and running within a year.
Best Kept Secret festival has added 22 names to the line-up for this year. These are bands that fit the festival's aim to create an atmosphere of exciting music.
Amsterdam Mayor Eberhard van der Laan wants broadcaster National Geographic to rectify an episode of Scam City television program.
Princess Beatrix attended the opening of the 14th Holland Dance Festival on January 25, Reuters reports.
Preparations for the Brabant flower parade are already ongoing and this year the Veldstraat township in Zundert is very proud of their theme. During the flower parade in September the township will present itself with a "sex float."
A Judge in The Hague had ruled that ISP's in the Netherlands should unblock The Pirate Bay.
Ron Blaauw, famous Master Chef and TV personality is going to sell hotdogs in his new "The Fat Dog," scheduled to open in April in "de Pijp." Blaauw is going to combine traditional hotdogs with wine.
Flight operations at Schiphol got interrupted for a few hours Wednesday night when a dog boarding a flight ran off onto the runway.
The free iPhone dating-app "Tinder" is getting increasingly popular, not only in the Netherlands, but also abroad, according to founder, Justin Mateen.
Visitors of "Realisme," the art fair in Amsterdam, can have a realistic miniature made of themselves, using a body scan and a 3D-printer. The fair takes place from Thursday through Sunday.
The two largest Rotterdam museums, the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, and the "Kunsthal," have decided not to take part in the Rotterdam "Night of the Museum," on Saturday March, 8. The museums announced Tuesday the costs exceed the benefits, according to their calculations.
Redmond O'Hanlon, VPRO anchor man and actor, discovered the missing head of a notorious Cannibal leader from Papua New Guinea, during the filming of his series, O'Hanlons Heroes, reported the broadcaster today.
Dutch media tycoon John De Mol, creator of Big Brothe, has launched a new reality show Utopia in the Netherlands, news agency AFP reported.
American entertainment group Time Warner is mulling the acquisition of Amsterdam-based Eyeworks.
"Pop" stage, Melkweg, canceled a show from the Jamaican reggae artist Sizzla (37), because he sang anti gay lyrics.
American television and film producer Warner Bros intends to acquire Dutch television production company Eyeworks, RTL Z reported citing unnamed sources.
An Indian drama about a Sikh family trying to hide their identity and create a new life for themselves during the 1947 Partition of India is slated to kick off the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), the festival announced.
The round-up of some of this year’s most noteworthy events and news stories.
300,000 people so far have visited the Amsterdam Light Festival, the organizers said Monday.
A bottlenose dolphin was born in the Dolphinarium in Harderwijk, shortly after midnight, Sunday. The birth of the young dolphin, whose gender is not yet known, is unique.
Greenpeace activists Faiza Oulahsen and Mannes Ubels are back in the Netherlands. Their flight arrived from St. Petersburg and landed on Schiphol Friday evening around 19:45.