Entertainment

Ona
Sep 11 '14 11:11

Dog lover Tom Narski (23) from Den Bosch was 'devastated' when he discovered that his beloved dog, Ona, ran off by the A59 highway near Waalwijk on Saturday last week. After going as far as to pitch a tent by the highway, hoping to find her, Narski was relieved to have her back on Wednesday.

Sep 10 '14 12:02

Dutch children's television show Bassie en Adriaan is a new meme on the internet. On YouTube, videos of people who don't speak Dutch attempting to sing the intro, with often hilarious results, are being watched by thousands of people.

Kraftwerk at Paradiso
Sep 9 '14 16:02

World-famous German electronic music group Kraftwerk will spend eight consecutive evenings on the main stage of Amsterdam's Paradiso, the band said. The band plans to perform one of their top eight albums during each performance, followed by sets made up of their additional work.

Sep 9 '14 13:23

Paul Simon and Sting will visit the Netherlands next year.

World Port Days in Rotterdam this past weekend (Source: Twitter/@Njeriwajoe)
Sep 8 '14 13:01

The World Port Days in Rotterdam this weekend drew a record number of visitors. 450 thousand people attended this event to have a look behind the scenes of Rotterdam's port.

Source: Wikimedia/Yaffa Phillips
Sep 4 '14 16:42

Eye Film Institute in Amsterdam will next month be the backdrop for a film festival with the theme of fraud.

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Sep 4 '14 15:15

This morning Princess Beatrix opened the Netherlands and World War I pavilion at Huis Doorn, once the estate of fleeing German Emperor Wilhelm II.

A Sumatran tiger and her cub in Melbourne Zoo, Australia (Source: Wikimedia/Ghouston)
Sep 4 '14 13:39

Last night a second Sumatran tiger cub was born in Burger's Zoo in Arnhem. The first cub was born early yesterday morning.

Circus
Sep 3 '14 10:55

Aldermen and Mayors of 24 municipalities in The Netherlands have sent a letter to the State Secretary of Economic Affairs, Sharon Dijksma (PvdA) asking for urgency in the matter of banning wild animals from circuses.

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Sep 3 '14 08:25

A family in Spijkenisse has been blacklisted by the Food Bank for helping out people whose needs were larger than its own.

Beer Bike (Source: Wikimedia/PPyland)
Sep 2 '14 16:00

The Friends of the Amsterdam City (VVAB) fear the arrival of a beer bike in the canals, as the operator of the infamous beer bikes allegedly receives a permit for six paddle boats for 12 persons.

The winning float of Zundert Flower Parade 2008 titled Booming City (Source: Wikimedia/Werner Pellis)
Sep 2 '14 15:34

The flower parade in Zundert is receiving increasing interest from abroad, with more than a quarter of the tickets for the traditional parade sold to foreigners this year, the organization reported on Tuesday.

Uitmarkt 2014
Sep 1 '14 18:28

As many as 500,000 people visited the 37th edition of the Uitmarkt across Amsterdam last weekend, with 2,000 different artists performing on the Leidseplein and Museumplein. Roughly the same number of attendees dropped in on the festival last year, reported broadcaster AT5.

Popcorn Time logo (Source: Wikimedia/popcorn-org
Sep 1 '14 13:55

The illegal streaming service Popcorn Time has 100 thousand active users every day in the Netherlands, Android Planet reports.

Inside De Witte Aap (Source: Twitter/@EstherBnnnbrk)
Aug 29 '14 14:56

De Witte Aap café in Rotterdam will hopefully reopen today after it was closed earlier this week because of a stabbing.

A Screenplay (Source: Twitter/@TheScriptLab)
Aug 28 '14 13:49

Cable companies like Ziggo and UPC violate the script writers' copyrights by providing movies and shows to their subscribers without the script writers' permission. The court in Amsterdam determined that script writers should be paid for the broadcasts.

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Aug 27 '14 15:40

Ziggo and UPC Netherlands may merge, provided that the movie channel Film1 is sold. The new company must also continue to guarantee competitors like Netflix access to its network. This was reported by Bloomberg based on sources close to the competition investigation.

Jarno Cordia soaring over Rotterdam (Source: Twitter/@mccordia)
Aug 26 '14 14:24

Flying dizzying circles along the Euromast wrapped in a wing suit, was Rotterdam resident Jarno Cordia's dream, AD.nl reports.

Aug 26 '14 11:42

Theo van Gogh fans will be able to see all 13 films he made at Amsterdam's EYE Film Museum from the 10th of October onwards. In this retrospective, some of the more negative thinking about the filmmaker, known for his criticism of Islam, is hoped to be dispelled and replaced with respect for Van Gogh's passion as film maker and film lover.

Aug 26 '14 10:39

In Utrecht, a hiker discovered 11 kittens trapped in a sealed box in the Kanaleneiland neighborhood last night. RTV Utrecht reports that the kittens have been delivered to the animal ambulance, who reported of the incident on Facebook.

Micro organism
Aug 26 '14 09:58

Animal park Artis in Amsterdam is opening a new museum for micro-organisms, named Micropia. The Netherlands' Queen Máxima will perform the official opening on Tuesday, September 30th, the Telegraaf reports.

Wallen
Aug 25 '14 08:52

Sunday saw thousands of interested visitors to Amsterdam's Red Light District for a behind-the-scenes look tour of the attraction on the Wallen. Mariska Majoor of the Prostitution Information Center (PIC) tells AT5 that there were between 2000 and 3000 visitors.

Club Trouw Amsterdam (Source: Twitter/@ADE_NL)
Aug 20 '14 16:10

Amsterdam club Trouw will be danced in for the last time on January 3rd. Trouw is the first club to be granted a 24 hour permit by the city of Amsterdam and is situated in the former printing press of the Trouw newspaper.

Alain Clark
Aug 20 '14 13:52

After The Common Linnets just lost out on the top prize at this year's Eurovision Song Contest, The Netherlands is hatching a plan to find next year's winner. According to the Algemeen Dagblad the favorite choice for the selection committee of AVROTROS looks to be Alain Clark.

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