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.
The performances of the musical “Soldaat van Oranje” will begin again on tomorrow in the town of Katwijk.
The Wintercircus Amsterdam group thanked the city's public transportation company for saving their performance venue with hundreds of free tickets for the company's staff, and their family and friends. The GVB provided a bus which served as a wind shelter, and successfully protected the circus' tent during the wind storm this week.
DJ's Giel Beelen, Paul Rabbering, and Coen Swijnenberg collected 12,302,747 euros during the tenth edition of the 3FM fundraising campaign, "Serious Request," a record amount.
Dutch content company Endemol has acquired a 33% stake in Channel 2 franchisee Reshet.
Both shows of the musical "Soldaat van Oranje" were canceled for Tuesday. The roof of the foyer of the Theater hangar near former airfield Valkenburg, was partially blown off by the storm.
The morning show by the "Groot Kerstcircus" (large Christmas circus) on the Malieveld in The Hague has been canceled for Tuesday. The organization canceled the 11:00 show as a precautionary measure, due to the storm.
The tracks in the top 2000 are getting younger each year. The average production year of the tracks in this year's list is 1984. During the first edition of the radio-event in 1999 the average production year per track was 1975.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has shortlisted a total of nine movies for best non-English language film for the 2014 Oscar nominations.
After four days of "Serious Request" the counter hit the 4,328,242 euro. Sunday evening another provisional score was announced in the campaign of 3FM and the Red Cross. The amount is slightly higher than last year after four days, but the gap is narrowing.
The concert "Serious Record" in Leeuwarden is the longest concert in the world as of Saturday night. It lasted 363 hours, over 15 days.
Paul Bäumer, DJ of the hit group Bingo Players, died this week at age 37 from cancer.
The door is locked and will be opened again on Christmas Eve: the 3FM campaign, "Serious Request" has officially launched. Sportsman of the Year, Epke Zonderland, locked up the three DJs in the Glass House in Leeuwarden around 20:45 pm.
Designer Jan Taminiau received a Cultural Fashion Stipend in Amsterdam. The scholarship amounts to 50,000 euros and is intended for Dutch designers who designed at least fifteen collections.
Bad news for fans who have not yet succeeded in getting their hands on a ticket. Even Beyoncé's extra concert, scheduled on March 19 in the Ziggo Dome, is sold out. The second show was inserted when all tickets were sold in the blink of an eye on Monday.
Rotterdam has decided not to punish the Rotterdam Philharmonic Gergiev Festival for statements made by the group's namesake linking homosexuals and pedophiles. On Sunday, the largest party on the city council, PvdA, demanded conductor Valery Gergiev's resignation for his September comments.
A benefit concert featuring top jazz artists from the Netherlands has collected €15,000 euros to keep the Netherlands Jazz Archive (NJA) open.
In preparation for an auction at Sotheby's in New York, a special chair by Gerrit Rietveld surfaced. It is a prototype of the so-called 'low chair' that was made by the furniture designer from Utrecht in 1950. Until now it was assumed that this prototype was lost.
Netflix today will premiere the second season of its original series Lilyhammer starring Steven Van Zandt in the Netherlands, Broadwayworld reports.