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.
The traditional New Year's bonfires in The Hague are in danger of being banned. As they are now, the fires are "unacceptable from a safety standpoint", Hague Mayor Jozias van Aartsen wrote to the municipal council
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."
Trevor Noah, host of American satirical news show Daily Show, plans to interview PVV leader Geert Wilders if he attends the Republican convention in the U.S. this summer, he said in an interview with Dutch broadcaster BNR.
Douwe Bob will be performing during the first half of the Eurovision Song Contest finals on Saturday. The signer-songwriter drew a lot to play in the first half of the evening during the press conference that followed the first semifinal of the contest
Like everywhere else in the Netherlands, Amsterdam is celebrating a beautifully sunny Liberation Day on Thursday. As it is also Ascension Day, many Amsterdam residents have the day off to visit one of the many parties and events in the city.
Sander Paarlberg, conservator in the Dordrechts Museum, is used to seeing paintings of his city, but this last one caught him by surprise - a painting of Dordrecht can be seen in a Beyonce video.
Dutch public broadcasters launched a website this week where asylum seekers, immigrants and expatriates can watch Dutch programs subtitled in English and Arabic. The video-on-demand service - called Net in Nederland or New to the Netherlands in English - is intended to help newcomers get used to Dutch society
Tourists to the Netherlands, clutching years-old guide books no doubt, are expected in somewhat larger numbers on Friday and Saturday to celebrate Queen’s Day. They will quickly discover that the country has not enjoyed a national party on April 29 and 30 since Willem-Alexander became king in 2013, when his mother, Beatrix, decided to hand over leadership of the country.
Support is streaming in for samba band Samba Sabor after enforcement officers nipped their performance in the bud in Utrecht on King's Night.
Numerous cinemas in the Netherlands will be screening the movie Purple Rain, starring prince himself, this week. The movie will be screened to honor the pop icon, who passed away.
Dutch actress Carice van Houten is safe and sound. And she didn't much appreciate the joke in which an unknown person claimed she died. A photo montage appeared on Twitter on Tuesday showing an image of a serious pile-up flanked with her picture and the expression “RIP”.
A tram dedicated to Dutch football legend Johan Cruijff was launched in Amsterdam on Monday, which would have been Cruijff's 69th birthday. The tram was launched at 14:14 to pay tribute to the number Cruijff wore on his jersey for much of his football career.
Around noon on Saturday, travelers going through Amsterdam Central Station were met with a surprise performance by English singer Birdy. The performance was announced only 30 minutes before it started