Entertainment

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Dec 15 '14 19:55

Tickets for the two extra U2 concert dates at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam were sold out within seven minutes. The Irish rock band will now perform four times in the Netherlands in September, 2015.

Dec 15 '14 13:25

The new National Military Museum in Soest seems to be a crowd pleaser from the start.

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Dec 15 '14 12:42

Despite Friday's cancellation, the annual Christmas Market in Dordrecht was a success. An estimated 250 thousand people visited the market.

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Dec 15 '14 12:41

There has been a steep drop in the number of people who donate funds to environmental organizations; research by the VARA-radio program “Vroege Vogels” reports that membership numbers of hundreds of organisations have dropped by a few thousand in the last year.

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Dec 12 '14 08:23

The organization of the Ziggo Dome has announced that U2 will give two extra performances in Amsterdam. The extra shows will be on September 12th and 13th in the Amsterdam Ziggo Dome.

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Dec 11 '14 14:29

Trijntje Oosterhuis announced her Eurovision Song today in the TROS Gouden Uren. The song is called Walk Along and according to Trijntje, it is a fresh and catchy number.

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Dec 11 '14 13:26

The first day of the Christmas Market in Dordrecht has been cancelled following the severe storms that are predicted for tomorrow. The rest of the three day event will continue as planned on Saturday and Sunday.

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Dec 11 '14 11:34

It is the time of year for top ten lists and YouTube has joined the party. The most watched YouTube video of 2014 in the Netherlands is the summary of Netherlands-Spain at the World Cup.

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Dec 9 '14 18:52

A new documentary telling the story of Amsterdam’s famous Rijksmuseum, and the years of construction work that went on while it was shuttered, took the award for Best Dutch Documentary at the International Documentary Film-festival Amsterdam over the weekend. Het Nieuwe Rijksmuseum: De film will be screened in theatres across the Netherlands beginning December 11.

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Dec 9 '14 17:34

City Slide plans to build a 500-meter water slide to Amsterdam next summer, the group said on Facebook. The company plans to charge twenty euros to plunge down the Slip 'N Slide-style ride.

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Dec 9 '14 07:30

RTL Late Night presenter Humberto Tan was met with extremes of outrage and insults from disappointed One Direction fans who did not win a seat in his live interview with the British boy band, the talk show host told De Telegraaf on Sunday.

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Dec 8 '14 21:05

Tickets went on sale Monday morning for two shows by rock legends U2 and the Amsterdam Ziggo Dome, with fans and hawks snatching up all the tickets within thirty minutes. The sale started at 10 a.m., with all 30,000 tickets gone by 10:30 a.m.

Dec 5 '14 08:16

Organizing festivals in Amsterdam should be easier, according to political parties D66 and VVD. The parties are aiming to put an end to differences between the districts and authorities by streamlining the process to award permits for city events, Parool reports.

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Dec 4 '14 07:52

Deputy Prime Minister Lodewijk Asscher, Minister Ivo Opstelten of Security and Justice and the Tax Service are the three finalists for this year's Big Brother Awards.

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Dec 3 '14 23:45

The video-streaming service Netflix has over 700,000 paying subscribers in the Netherlands, and estimates that before the end of the year it will have attained over 17 million subscribers outside the US, reports Digital TV Research.

Dec 3 '14 21:19

The public auction of Bram Moszkowicz's personal belongings scheduled to begin today was called off at the last minute when Dutch singer and television personality Gordon offered to cover thousands in unpaid debt, according to De Telegraaf. The 15,000-euro debt was owed to Moszkowicz's former counsel Gabriel Meijers for his assistance in a disciplinary case.

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Dec 3 '14 15:57

The first ever bike club for Muslims in the Netherlands is gaining grounds quickly; initiator Iza Ghoula says he has received some 300 new members since he started. “My mailbox is exploding

World's Largest Tetris Board
Dec 2 '14 20:31

Mega Tetris, created by Thor, is the world's largest Tetris game played ever. This Monday, their game has broken the world record earning their giant game board an entry in the Guinness Book of World Records.

Dec 1 '14 23:03

The Netherlands has the third highest rate of cultural attendance in Europe. This includes museum tours taken, orchestras attended and theaters visited.The only countries in Europe to have a higher rate are Denmark and Sweden.

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Dec 1 '14 17:49

Rotterdam's very first indoor fresh food market has earned itself a spot on the Guardian's Top 10 Food Markets in Europe.

Nov 28 '14 12:27

Amsterdam is sending 1,400 abandoned bicycles from the bike depot in the western harbor area to the refugee camp Al Za'atari in Jordan.

Nov 27 '14 20:34

The driver of a monster truck that crashed into a crowd leaving three people dead, also lost control of a race car and slamming into an audience, injuring six. The drag racing stunt happened four years earlier in Asten, Noord Brabant, according to television show Brandpunt Reporter.

Nov 27 '14 11:11

The Amsterdam Light Festival opens tonight. This is the third edition of the winter light festival.

Nov 26 '14 17:03

“I was worried my movie about a group of elderly people from New Zealand wouldn’t resonate on a global scale,” says documentary director Bryn Evans, in an exclusive interview with the NL Times. The film has four more screenings at the International Documentary Film-festival Amsterdam.

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