The Amsterdam Concert Hall (Concertgebouw) celebrated the 75th anniversary of the American jazz label Blue Note on Thursday. The Concert Hall Jazz Orchestra gave a concert, and there were performances from American bebop tenor saxophone legend Benny Golson, and singer José James.
A Dutch youth film 'Mimoun' of director Tallulah Schwab has won the Prix Jeunesse International, one of the most important television prizes for youth programs in the world, producer Bind announced.
Amsterdam mayor Eberhard van der Laan has announced that restaurants, bars, and cafes will be allowed to stay open for an hour later than usual to show Dutch matches in the knockout stages of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. They will also be permitted to put up additional TVs and big screens for the tournament. Cafés with a licensed terrace or patio may place TVs outside, but outside beer taps are still not permitted, according to Dutch newspaper het Parool.
A new line of sex toys and erotic products will soon be available for Muslims at shops in the Netherlands. The products are halal and are meant to enhance the marital sex lives of Muslims. They will be available at pharmacies and perfume shops.
More than a thousand people have come to see the exhibition of photographs taken by Heleen van Royen in the Letterkundig museum in The Hague. Since the exhibition opened on the 16th of May, the museum announces that Van Royen's series of selfies is causing quite a stir, Omroep West reports.
Dutch musician Waylon, one-half of The Common Linnets, resurfaced today after an international social media campaign presuming he disappeared after skipping several appearances. The Common Linnets shot to fame after securing the runner-up position in the 2014 Eurovision song contest, which was won by Conchita Wurst of Austria.
Waylon, of The Common Linnets, has been absent at scheduled performances for weeks now. It is unclear why, but he wishes not to react "to everything that is now happening", his management announces.
Radio 3FM presenter Giel Beelen won the world record for non-stop radio broadcasting. He reached the previous record of 190 hours at 4 a.m, and established his own record an hour later.
Jeroen Pauw, of the popular politics and current events talk show 'Pauw & Witteman', is going to present his own late night talk show on Nederland 1. He has not officially signed contracts, but sources close to the presenter say it is "100 percent certain", the Algemeen Dagblad reports.
Lowlands Festival's line-up is growing, though the tickets are already sold out. Nineteen acts have been added to the list including Snoop Dogg aka Snoop Lion, Triggerfinger and Kaiser Chiefs.
Giel Beelen, DJ for 3FM, started this morning with his attempt to beat the world record for radio broadcasting. He has to keep presenting for 190 hours straight, which amounts to almost eight days.
The television program from RTL, 'Project P: Stop het pesten' (Stop the bullying) drew 700,000 viewers for its first episode on Monday. The show, presented by Johnny de Mol and Dennis Weening, caused some outrage among schools and parents alike about the images, some of which were recorded in secret.
A copy of a classic masterpiece of British silent cinema from 1923 that was presumed lost has been found in the archives of the EYE film museum in Amsterdam.
A special flag has been made for the first King's Day in The Netherlands by Dokkumer Vlaggen Centrale (DVC).
The organizers of the weekly R&B and Hip Hop evening 'Encore' in the Melkweg in Amsterdam will be debuting the first edition of their new festival with the same name, which will take place on the 31st of August on the NDSM-docks.
What was supposed to be a relaxed gig for Amsterdam pop/rock band Tease and Denial, quickly went all out last Saturday with band members and patrons alike agreeing that it was like “one great trip to heaven and hell and back!” Lead singer Mariska almost literally exploded. “Our climax doesn’t come easy,” grinned Mariska (Lie A Ling), who started the band together with her guitarist hubby Ivan. There’s an explanation for the naughty grin. “Maybe you should Google our name to see what kind of associations the name gets. We thrive on those,” she explained.
On the 12th of July, Motown legend Stevie Wonder will be performing live onstage at the North Sea Jazz festival in Rotterdam.
Parool staffer Hiske Versprille won the prestigious 'Tegel' journalist award in the category 'Investigation.' Versprille wrote a series of articles, exposing the famous steakhouse, Piet de Leeuw, for selling horse meat as beef steak.
The EYE film institute in Amsterdam will be paying a big tribute to 'Master of Suspense', Alfred Hitchcock (1899-1980) this Summer.
DJ and producer, B-Funky presented a special version of his track Turn off the Light as theme song for Earth Hour in the Netherlands, Wednesday.
Job Cohen, former mayor of Amsterdam, and former Labour-leader, was appointed Professor by special appointment at the Faculty of Law at the University of Leiden.
After the renovation of the Emmen Zoo the park will continue under the new name of Wildlands Adventure Zoo Emmen, or just Wildlands, starting in 2016.
The American fashion magazine, Harper's Bazar, will come out with a Dutch version this fall.