Entertainment

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May 27 '15 15:44

The travelling exhibition centered around hit HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones returned to Amsterdam on Wednesday. The event takes place in the West Hall of the Westergastfabriek until May 31.

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May 25 '15 15:30

A number of artists will be holding a concert in Vondelpark in Amsterdam on Monday afternoon in an effort to save NPO Radio 6. The announcement that NPO plans to stop Radio 6 from next year was announced in March. The artists want to stop this from happening, because otherwise there will be too little jazz heard on the radio.

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May 21 '15 18:25

A man wearing nothing but his underwear and a sun visor drove through Amsterdam city center in a bumper car on Wednesday, amusing and confusing many area residents. After broadcaster AT5 posted pictures of the man on social media it sparked a lively conversation about the driver's identity and motives, with newspaper Parool eventually revealing it as a publicity stunt by local garment company A-Dam Underwear.

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May 21 '15 16:50

The government is planning to invest 25 million euros in training teachers in giving music lessons at schools. The money is coming from the Ministry of Education over the period of the following five years, reports AD.

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May 19 '15 17:30

One of the most influential artists of the 20th century, Bob Dylan and his band announced three shows in the Netherlands. The first show is scheduled for November 2nd in Muziekgebouw in Eindhoven.

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May 18 '15 17:28

Although the Late Rembrandt exhibition at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam was quite busy, there is still room for more, according to director Wim Pijbes. "There were times when it was very busy, but we did not reach the hourly maximum number of visitors in the halls," Pijbes said to the Parool. "So there is still room for growth."

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May 14 '15 17:55

Cafe de Sok in Schijndel uploaded a picture of their new regular, Stan the Beer Drinker, on Facebook on Monday and was quickly discovered by media outlets worldwide. Stan only went out for one beer, he said, which he finished as if it was a glass of water. Granted, the "one beer" was a full 7.2-liter beer stein he needed both of his hands to hold onto.

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May 7 '15 16:37

The supervisory board at the International Film Festival Rotterdam confirmed earlier Thursday the appointment of award-winning producer Bero Beyer as the new director of the IFFR. Beyer formally joins the film fest on August 1, replacing Rutger Wolfson who stepped down after eight years in the position.

May 4 '15 13:40

Kimnik, the husky that was traveling with two Dutch arctic explorers in Canada up until they went missing on Thursday, was rescued on Saturday.

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Apr 29 '15 19:02

The BBC is launching its new drama channel, BBC First, in the Netherlands on May 16. The country is is the first continental European market where the channel will hit television screen

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Apr 28 '15 16:10

KPN is developing its own app for a video-on-demand service available to all internet users in the Netherlands regardless of provider. The app called Play by KPN will allow users to watch live television, record it and watch it whenever you like, or watch other VOD content available through the service.

Apr 28 '15 12:23

The first train for the new Eftelling roller coaster, Baron 1898, is set to arrive in Kaatsheuvel this week. This means that it is only a matter of time before the test rides begin.

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Apr 28 '15 11:04

Producers of Homeland will not shoot next season's episodes in Amsterdam despite a city push to bring the hit American television show to the capital city. Production will take place in Berlin instead, entertainment website Deadline confirmed.

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Apr 26 '15 12:10

A chilly, windy King's Day Eve could make way for a better-than-expected King's Day across parts of the Netherlands, the country's official meteorological agency KNMI said on Sunday. Monday morning will likely be dry nationwide, with western parts of the country getting sunshine thanks to breaks in cloud coverage.

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Apr 24 '15 18:23

A former police station on Warmoesstraat in Amsterdam could become a national police museum. Real estate company NV Zeedijk wants to buy the property and turn the notorious police station into a tourist attraction, ANP reported on Friday.

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Apr 24 '15 17:54

Celebrants selling their wares across the Netherlands on King's Day are expected to earn a total of 330 million euros, ING analysts stated on Friday. Over a quarter of the nation's adults are planning to sell used items this year, and are expected to make 92 euros on average per person.

Apr 20 '15 17:22

Dutch movie museum EYE releases rare color footage from World War II, surrounding Liberation Day 70 years after the liberation of Deventer. The film "How we saw the Netherlands" is filmed by Alex Roosdorp and his wife Marie Roosdorp - van den Berg and depicts ravaged towns, destroyed infrastructure and food plains after the Second World War, EYE reveals on their website.

Apr 18 '15 12:31

The Lowlands Festival confirmed 13 new artists to its line-up earlier this week. Scotland-based indie-rockers Franz Ferdinand & Sparks (FFS) will showcase their supergroup. American nu-metal band Limp Bizkit is among the most well-known acts added to the lineup in the latest announcement.

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Apr 17 '15 11:37

The Cannes Film Festival has announced the films in the official selection. The Dutch co-production The Lobster by Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos is on the selection and stands a chance to win a Golden Palm this year.

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Apr 16 '15 13:54

The Kamermuziekfestival in The Hague is organizing a sleep over concert in the Lourdeskerk on April 25th.

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Apr 14 '15 09:59

Dutch singer and actress Ellen ten Damme experienced a very strange burglary in her houseboat last night. When arriving home from her performance at the Koninklijke Schouburg in The Hague last night, she found an intruder sitting on her couch and claiming that the house belonged to him.

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Apr 7 '15 18:26

A hungry lion found itself with its head stuck in a feeding barrel at the Dierenrijk zoo in Nuenen, Noord Brabant over the weekend. The startled African lion panicked as it could not see its cage anymore and started running around desperately in effort to get the barrel off, AD writes.

Utrecht 2015 Pillow Fight
Apr 5 '15 09:20

Over 1,500 people celebrated International Pillow Fight Day in Complain, one of the city’s main squares, Saturday afternoon. Feathers and stuffing filled the square within seconds of the fight’s official start at 3 p.m.

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Apr 1 '15 17:16

Cinema chain Pathé will no longer accept the national film vouchers sold by retailers across the country. The ban affects only those gift certificates, called the Nationale Bioscoopbon, purchased on or after April 1, the country’s largest film theater chain said in a statement.

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