Jan 23 '15 13:16

A massive 730 thousand people visited the Amsterdam light show this year. During the 53 day event, light sculptures of national and international artists were to be seen all through Amsterdam.

Jan 23 '15 12:08

A new trailer for the American adaption of the Heineken kidnapping Kidnapping Mr. Heineken has been released.

Jan 22 '15 13:55

The well-known Dutch cartoonist, Peter Pontiac (born Peter Pollmann) died on Tuesday. The 63-year-old had suffered from severe liver disease, and decided to cease treatment late last yea

Jan 21 '15 17:33

Triple Michelin star winner De Librije leads all other restaurants in Amsterdam with six nominations in the Netherlands' first ever Restaurant Awards. The five hundred best chefs in the Netherlands are responsible for selecting each winner.

Jan 20 '15 08:50

Theaters in Utrecht and The Hague were nearly packed last night for the first official screening of the controversial film The Interview in the Netherlands. Movie lovers in Amsterdam had a slightly less enthusiastic response.

Jan 18 '15 11:29

A twenty-one year old has been named the maker of the Netherlands' best pancakes after results of a hospitality industry competition were revealed.

Jan 16 '15 17:55

Filmmaker Roald van Stijn has finally managed to capture a swarm of "dancing" starlings flying over Utrecht on Wednesday, according to de Volkskrant.

Jan 16 '15 12:11

Charlie Hebdo was finally delivered to retailers in the Netherlands this morning, only to be quickly sold out in most branches.

Jan 15 '15 12:04

Charlie Hebdo is now expected to appear in stores across the Netherlands this Friday. Scores of people across the country lined up at expected distributors early this morning prepared to fight for a copy of the satirical magazine, only to discover that they did not arrive.

Jan 14 '15 16:30

The livelihood of Amsterdam Fashion Week (AFW) is under serious threat, after the city's municipality expressed a reluctance to subsidize the event. As foreign competitors steal more of Dutch talent and audiences, the event's organizer Bart Maussen is contemplating his next move. In an interview with Quote magazine, he revealed that unless more support is provided by the municipality, it is the end of this event in Amsterdam.

Jan 13 '15 17:06

The 20th anniversary edition of the Amsterdam Dance Event will be held in 2015. The festival, billed as the “biggest club festival in the world” for electronic music, expects to draw 365,000 visitors, the organization said Tuesday.

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Jan 12 '15 12:50

Dutch fashion designer Frans Molenaar, whose wide range of work earned him the reputation of “creative centipede”, died on Friday from complications of a household accident. He was 74.

Jan 8 '15 12:31

An exhibition of items from one of the most popular television series in the world, Game of Thrones, is returning to Amsterdam. The returning expo offers the fans an exclusive chance to the peek into the fascinating world of the series based on the books of George R. R. Martin.

Jan 2 '15 07:50

The postcode area 1107 in Amsterdam Zuidoost won the postcode lottery of 43.7 million euro. That was announced yesterday during a broadcast of the television program Koffietijd.

Dec 30 '14 12:55

Millions of households' televisions will soon loose signal. Ziggo is adjusting its network because of the merger with UPC. Customers will therefore have to set their TV or decoder again.

Dec 29 '14 10:02

Albert Heijn has stopped making the TV commercials with the supermarket manager in the lead. Harry Piekema, the actor who played the manager, was the face of Albert Heijn for 10 years. He quit because his work for Albert Heijn left him insufficient time for other things.

Dec 26 '14 13:05

The game show Lingo will return to television next summer. The earlier talk of a summer edition has been confirmed, says presenter Lucille Werner in an interview with De Telegraaf.

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Dec 25 '14 00:49

Dutch charity radio marathon Serious Request pulled in a record breaking €12,380,438 for the Red Cross this week. The money will be used to help sexually abused girls and women in war torn regions around the world.

Dec 23 '14 22:46

With the Dutch fundraising campaign Serious Request in full swing and over 6.3 million euros collected through Tuesday evening, NL Times takes a seat inside Het Glazen Huis, the glass house on Haarlem's Grote Markt, to chat with two of the 3FM disk jockeys broadcasting the 2014 fundraising effort. The main characters of this years’ event are girls and women in war-struck regions who have fallen victim to sexual abuse. Three 3FM radio DJs are giving them a voice by locking themselves up and broadcasting twenty-four hours per day for a full week.

Dec 22 '14 11:25

The OBOS (Open Paving Victorious Snow Shovel) won the program Het Beste Idee van Nederland (The Best Idea of the Netherlands) on Saturday night.

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Dec 21 '14 16:51

Dutch foreign trade and development minister Lilianne Ploumen showed three radio DJs into their confined space, a glass room in Haarlem’s Grote Markt and promptly locked the door behind them Thursday evening. The 3FM personalities, Gerard Ekdom, Coen Swijnenberg and Domien Verschuuren will sleep and work in the house for one week as they raise money for charity, with the theme “Hands off Our Girls.” 

They do not get to eat for the week, getting only nutrition shakes instead of food. Over 2.4 million euros has already been raised through Sunday afternoon for this year's campaign.

Dec 18 '14 11:06

About 200 aid workers who were involved in the aftermath of the flight MH17 crash, received a commemorative medal at the town hall of Hoofddorp yesterday to thank them for their service

Dec 16 '14 21:38

Rotterdam Miniworld has recreated the infamous scene of the wedding proposal-gone-wrong in IJsselstein, where a crane tipped over and smashed a neighbor's roof when it was supposed to lower the prospective groom down to his waiting girlfriend. The miniaturized model was quickly recreated by staff at Miniworld's studio once they knew there were no injuries in the incident.

Dec 16 '14 12:51

At the end of each year Google compiles lists of popular search queries for each country based on the more than 3 billion worldwide queries the search engine handles every day. The most asked question in the Netherlands is "How does Tinder work?".