Entertainment

Oct 10 '14 16:13

The cable group Liberty Global has received approval from the European Commission for the acquisition of Ziggo, the largest cable television operator in the Netherlands.

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Oct 9 '14 14:48

A quarter of the Dutch population uses streaming services for movies and music according to a new study published by market research institute GfK. Among 13- to 17-year-olds, 54 percent stream media services, up from 38 percent last year.

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Oct 9 '14 13:16

The City of Rotterdam will soon play host to a striking new event hall as Keileweg’s former gas storage tank is transformed into the Ferro Dome. Filling a much needed gap in Rotterdam’s available concert hall space, the Dome is set to open it’s doors at the end of December for a six-month trial run, programming a series of dance events, concerts and events for the business market.

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Oct 6 '14 10:55

Edwin Stevens found a Golden Calf statuette in a toilet during the after party of the presentation of the prestigious Dutch film awards.

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Oct 3 '14 11:07

Dutch television game show Lingo is on for the last time tonight, unless AVROTROS can find a way to bring it back in the summer months, the NOS reports.

Oct 3 '14 10:02

The Netherlands has attracted a record number of tourists this year. According to figures from marketing company NBTC Holland Marketing, responsible for promoting The Netherlands abroad, expects that this year, 12.8 million foreigners will have come to the country for business or pleasure, the NOS reports.

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Oct 2 '14 14:48

Today 25 years ago RTL Véronique carefully began with the first commercial television broadcast in the Netherlands.

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Oct 1 '14 14:48

The municipality of Rotterdam possibly wants to build a new mid-sized music venue in the city. On Wednesday the council called for plans to be submitted.

Oct 1 '14 14:31

Queen Maximan opened the Artis microbe museum yesterday afternoon. This afternoon she will open the Market Hall in Rotterdam.

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Sep 30 '14 13:51

The British comedian John Cleese will by in the Netherlands on October 21st and 22nd to bring attention to his Autobiography "So, anyways..."

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Sep 26 '14 15:40

For the first time in his career, Dutch film director Paul Verhoeven will be making a French film.

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Sep 25 '14 17:35

Daytime American soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful is coming to Amsterdam, as the drama films a romantic story along the canals. Executive producer and head writer Bradley Bell made the official announcement after cable outlet Soap Opera Network started the rumour last Monday.

Sep 25 '14 16:36

After announcing his intentions to run a (#meta)marathon around Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum on Twitter last week, American film-actor-turned-artist Shia LeBeouf ran 144 laps around the museum in collaboration with artists Luke Turner and Nastja Säde Rönkkö, joined by local fans.

Sep 25 '14 13:11

The film 2/11 - Het Spel van de Wolf (The Game of the Wolf) will premier tonight at the Dutch Film Festival. The film deals with the aftermath of Theo van Gogh's murder.

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Sep 23 '14 15:07

American actor turned art-house performer Shia LaBeouf, who came to fame as the star of the hit Disney Channel series Even Stevens, has announced a staging of his performance art piece, “meta-marathon”, at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam on Thursday afternoon. The actor has described the piece as “a multi-platform meditation on celebrity and vulnerability”, and will perform alongside Finish performance artist Nastja Säde Rönkkö, and Manchester artist Luke Turner.

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Sep 23 '14 11:03

Tuesday the 23rd of September is the tenth anniversary of the death of Dutch folk singer and national institution André Hazes. In commemoration of the star's mark on the Dutch music landscape, there will be various opportunities for fans to remember him, RTL Nieuws reports.

Sep 22 '14 16:49

A second Sting and Paul Simon concert had been organized. This was decided because the tickets for the concert in the Ziggo Dome sold out so quickly.

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Sep 22 '14 14:45

The boardroom on the 32nd floor of the Rembrandt Tower has temporarily been transformed into a restaurant, Hemels Rembrandt.

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Sep 22 '14 08:31

In Amsterdam, internationally recognized Dutch film director and producer George Sluizer has passed away at 82 years of age. The film maker has been sick for some time, his condition brittle after only narrowly surviving a ruptured artery in 2007.

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Sep 19 '14 15:17

Madame Tussauds reopens after investigating how much the clothes of the wax figures have been damaged by smoke after the fire Thursday afternoon.

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Sep 19 '14 10:58

This year, the Amsterdam Museum Night will celebrate its 15th anniversary by offering the opportunity for innovative projects for a young public to receive cash prizes of €20,000 or €10,000, Het Parool reports.

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Sep 18 '14 16:48

The municipality of Groningen had to invest almost 33 thousand euros for the Biblical television spectacle The Passion, as there were too few sponsors.

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Sep 18 '14 12:01

Media tycoon John de Mol is selling off his media company Talpa. Potential buyers are already announcing themselves at Bank of America Merill Lynch, the Financieele Dagblad reports.

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Sep 18 '14 11:21

The Natural History Museum in Rotterdam has expressed its wish to exhibit the wild boars that were shot dead by a hunter last week. The hunter himself is the rightful owner of the cadavers, and will have to make the call whether the museum can buy the boars or not, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.

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