Long time sports presenter Jack van Gelder has resigned from NOS. From mid-September the 64 year old Van Gleder will be working as weekend presenter at the commercial Sport 1 Studio.
Good news for roller-coaster fans - the brand new Efteling ride Baron 1898 is working again, the amusement park announced on Tuesday morning. The ride had been shut down for two days due to malfunctions.
On Monday Tilburg is celebrating the city's 25th edition of Roze Maandag, or Pink Monday in English - one of the largest gay rights events in the Netherlands.
Entree fees at amusements parks have increased significantly over the past five years. The average price of a ticket is now 35 euros, compared to 30 euros in 2010 - an increase of 17 percent.
The number of women appearing in television programs on public broadcasting has decreased over the past 5 years. Women are heavily outnumbered, especially in the big daily talk shows - De Wereld Draait Door, Pauw and Jinek.
People going out for a round of drinks on a terrace will pay the most in Amsterdam and the least in Almere. The capital moved up from 4th place last year and after two years is now once again the most expensive city in which to have a drink on a terrace, taking the first place from Haarlem.
The adventures of the Ijsselstein car rental agency owner Mark Stroop who chased a couple of car thieves to Iraq in 2013, will be made into a movie.
A massive 972 thousand people watched the Satudarah documentary on Monday night, putting the documentary in the 8th place on the list of most watched television programs.
A young man avoided a 35 euro fine for traveling without a ticket on Friday night by doing 10 push ups.
The motorcycle club documentary Satudarah - One Blood premiered in the Ketelhuis in Amsterdam on Thursday night. Many of the club's members attended the premier in the small, independent theater, NU reports.
This year's Pinkpop was a success despite the fact that top act Foo Fighters had to cancel, the organizer said. The band's headliner slot was taken over by Pharrell Williams after Foo Fighter lead singer Dave Grohl broke his leg in Sweden.
The NPO 3FM Serious Request performance is going to attract attention to children and young adults in the war torn areas of greatest conflicts, the show's DJ Paul Rabbering announced on Sunday. Fundraising to assist those children will be the focus of this year's Glass House marathon radio broadcast, taking place later this year in Heerlen.
Lithuanian DJ Ten Walls was dropped from the Pitch Festival lineup after publishing homophobic remarks on his own Facebook page. The Amsterdam festival said they were trying to determine the correct course of action just after noon on Monday, but by 1:20 p.m. festival organizers chose to cancel the 32-year-old’s performance.
The 3FM Serious Request fundraising event is taking place in Breda, Noord Brabant next year. The event is heading back to the city again after six years.
The dance industry in the Netherlands and the dominance of Dutch DJs on music charts has paved the way for 170 dance music events in the country with 2.7 million annual visitors every year, become an important part of the Dutch economy. The Dutch dance music industry accounts for one in 14 jobs in the creative industries and if the current growth rate continues, the export value of Dutch dance music industry in 2015 will be nearly 200 million euros, ING wrote on Wednesday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
Kimnik, the husky that was traveling with two Dutch arctic explorers in Canada up until they went missing on Thursday, was rescued on Saturday.