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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Kamermuziekfestival in The Hague is organizing a sleep over concert in the Lourdeskerk on April 25th.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Big Dutch festivals such as Pinkpop, Lowlands, Pitch, Down the Rabbit Hole and Best Kept Secret banned selfie sticks from the festival premises, 3voor12 reports. At the same time two big American festivals Coachella and Lollapalooza banned selfie sticks and other sticks and poles from the festivals stating "selfie sticks are annoying and dangerous."
Visitors from over 75 different countries are expected to descend on Amsterdam for the fifteenth anniversary of the Sensation dance party. Lustrum Sensation, or Sensation: The Legacy, sold out within a day of tickets going on sale this weekend, the party’s founder told newswire ANP.
World famous Dutch DJ Tiësto crashed a yacht into David Guetta's South Beach dock, TMZ reports. The rockstar DJ accompanied by Martin Garrix and LIV owner Dave Grutman were supposed to pick Guetta up in Grutman's 55' VanDutch yacht but the engine stalled and the boat crashed into the dock.
The Rotterdam Radio Museum is organizing an exhibition showing what World War II era radios and electronics were used in the Netherlands to keep contact with the Allies. The exhibition showcases illegal devices, military radios, common receivers and Morse transmitters specifically obtained for the display, the museum said.
The small Overijssel town of Giethoorn will be joining Amsterdam on the board of the new Monopoly world edition, which will be released to celebrate the board-game's 80th anniversary. The game is expected to come out in September.
The Dirk van den Broek on the Marie Heinekenplein in Amsterdam has given the go ahead for a Disco Shopping day next month. Registration for the event starts Tuesday at 3 p.m.
On-demand media content provider Netflix is planning on locating its new series in Amsterdam. The streaming platform company started initial discussions about the filming location with the municipality, Amsterdam film commissioner Simon Brester reveals to the Parool.
The first peewit egg of the year was found on Sunday in Schelluinen in the province of Zuid-Holland. The discovery was reported to LanschappenNL at 14:56 p.m.