Entertainment

Jul 19 '13 04:48

To spend your time, underwater, in an authentic Achterhoeks cafe is possible during the Black Cross festival. The festival is held in Lichtenvoorde, Gelderland. Beer is not in the game during the visit, playing cards on the tables with a traditional Persian rug is.

Visitors to the underwater cafe must first put on diving equipment. "You should have had no alcohol, because that is incompatible with diving," says a spokesman of organizer Feestfabriek about the special attraction.

Jul 18 '13 03:31

The king's song, with which the newly crowned king Willem-Alexander and queen Máxima were serenaded on inauguration day, has so far yielded 44,000 euro. That was reported by the National Committee Inauguration, the initiator of the song.

The amount is from the ticket sales of the concert in Ahoy in Rotterdam on  April 30 and the number of downloads of the song.

The money goes to the Oranjefonds, a fund that supports every year thousands of large and small CSOs. The king and queen are patrons of the fund.

Jul 16 '13 06:14

Dutch broadcaster AvroTros told esctoday.com that the Netherlands will take part at the approaching 2014 Eurovision Song Contest in Denmark.

Jul 4 '13 08:14

Madame Tussauds has launched its newest addition to its celebrity lineup: Adele.

Jul 2 '13 06:16

Dutch DJ Nicky Romero is the main act at the sold-out Sensation Amsterdam festival this weekend.

Jul 1 '13 07:27

Over the weekend, Universal and Illumination Entertainment sequel Despicable Me 2 came on top together with Man Of Steel, World War Z, and Monsters University.

Jun 28 '13 08:04

The international exhibition Pixar: 25 Years of Animation opened on May 30, 2013 at Amsterdam EXPO.

Jun 24 '13 08:28

On Saturday, pop star Rihanna ignited a new controversy after publishing photos of herself with two large marijuana joints in Amsterdam, Holland.

Jun 24 '13 08:10

On Saturday, American singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen played 34 songs for his fans on his live show at Goffert Park in Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

Jun 19 '13 06:57

After its several expansions in Europe, Netflix will be launching its services in the Netherlands in late 2013.

Jun 19 '13 05:51

Radio Netherlands Worldwide received an award at the this year’s New York Festivals International Radio Programs & Promos Awards, in honor of the World’s Best Radio Programs & Promos.

Jun 17 '13 08:24

A total of 60,000 music fans visited this weekend the 44th edition of Pinkpop music festival. More than 32,000 people came for the weekend to South Limburg and approximately 28,000 festival visitors kept it in a day. This was reported by Pinkpop Boss Jan Smeets on Sunday evening.

Last year the oldest music festival in the Netherlands was sold out with 79,000 visitors.

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Jun 8 '13 12:08

Glennis Grace was named the Best Female Singer at the annual Sterren.nl Awards for three consecutive years. The Annual Sterren.nl Awards aims to commemorate Netherlands’ popular music and supports up and coming pop music artists.

Jun 4 '13 03:54

Director, actor and producer Marc van Uchelen has passed away at the age of 42. This was announced by the Theaterkrant on Sunday.

Only six years old, he played an important role, as young Anton Steen, in the movie of the book ‘De Aanslag’ by Harry Mulisch. This movie was rewarded an Oscar, in 1987, for the best foreign movie.

The passion of the actor, who was born in Baarn, was however not acting but directing. After he graduated from the Amsterdam Film Academy he made several short movies and commercials.

May 30 '13 08:41

Political reporter Ferry Mingelen is going to stop working for the NOS. The 66-year-old famous reporter will retire on January 1, 2014. Almost thirty years he has been the face of political journalism.

Last year, Mingelen reached the age of 65. The NOS decided then to let him work for one year more. It will be the end of his long career.

May 24 '13 07:20

Eva Jinek will no longer present her program at WNL. Already in the coming weekend the presentation will be done by Janneke Willemse, assisted sometimes by Charles Groenhuijsen and on other occasions by Paul Jansen. This was made public by the broadcaster WNL on Thursday.

Jinek heard, on Thursday afternoon, that she didn’t have to go to the studio on Sunday, from chief editor Bert Huisjes. “This was quite sudden. At first I thought he made a joke,” told Jinek to Radio 1. She thinks that the worst thing is that she will now not be able to say goodbye to the viewers.

May 24 '13 06:58

Fans of television series can enjoy themselves from Friday till Sunday at the ‘Westergasfabriek’ area. The first edition of the ‘Amsterdam Series Weekend’ will be held on that location. At the venue there will be different spots where visitors can see tv series which have not been shown yet in the Netherlands as well as the first episode of series which will be shown in the coming season.

May 16 '13 08:41

I am traumatized by the constant yelling of the sea lion Fernandez,” says 80-year-old mrs. Nevenzeel who lives besides Artis, the Amsterdam zoo. “I am jewish by birth and now I have to hide again. I don’t open my windows and doors anymore.”  Nevenzeel contacted the State Council to change the policy of the zoo.

May 14 '13 09:24

Visitors of KunstRAI, in Amsterdam, can have a dinner with a piece of art. On a covered table they will consume a dish which is inspired by a certain piece of art. 

The KunstRAI will open its doors on Wednesday evening in the RAI building in Amsterdam. This 29th edition will be held until Monday, May 20. About 75 well-known and emerging galleries will show their art and design products. The cheaper articles will be the price range of 2000 till 5000 euro but there will be also plenty of choice of art in the price range of 10,000 euro.

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May 1 '13 14:43

Hundreds of people are standing in line to visit De Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam where the inauguration took place yesterday. The church still looks exactly the same as during the ceremony.

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Apr 30 '13 16:19

The supermarkets, sandwich shops and snack bars are full with hungry people. But also the shops selling other items are busy. Almost all stores and hospitality venues on Amsterdam Central Station are open on Queensday.

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Apr 24 '13 09:25

Besides working for RTL Boulevard, Bram Moszkowicz has a new job as PowNews presenter.

Reporter for PowNews, Rutger Castricum said on Twitter, "Bram Moszkowicz keeps word and is soon presenter of PowNews." Castricum was referring to a statement of the ex-lawyer last week that if he would be suspended for life, he would instead be a program presenter.

Yesterday the Court of Discipline gave its decision: Moszkowicz was no longer allowed to practice law as a lawyer.

When Moszkowicz can be seen on PowNews has not been announced.

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Apr 24 '13 09:04

Music producer Eric van Tijn is unhappy about the artists who sang the King’s Song. He thinks they have totally let down Composer John Ewbank after all the criticisms. "It could and should have been done differently," says Van Tijn.

All 51 artists could also have formed a block, after the criticisms, and could have said, for instance, “We think it is a beautiful song and we worked on it with much passion and joy. So we are just going to sing it." "Instead they remained dead silent,” says van Tijn today in the Telegraaf.

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Apr 23 '13 08:30

The National Committee Inauguration confirmed on Monday that it would use the original song of John Ewbank. The singers have indicated interest in continuing the project. and the concert in Ahoy will proceed as planned.

Composer John Ewbank pulled the song back on Saturday night after a storm of criticism. The Committee said, “Since the launch of the song, there has been a wave of reactions, mostly positive. It is clear that there are also critical voices in our society about parts of the song's lyrics.”

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