The 39th edition of the North Sea Jazz Festival will open its doors today. The three-day festival takes place in Rotterdam Ahoy with big veteran show-stoppers like as Stevie Wonder and Quincy Jones joined by young talent such as Joss Stone and Pharrell Williams.
Dutch DJ Armin van Buuren has reached a million followers on Spotify, making him the first Dutch artist to reach this milestone. This was announced by Van Buuren's record label Armada Music, on Tuesday.
The World Cup is an exciting time for a lot of people. For one dog, however, the excitement was a little too much to bear. A room full of people cheering when Dutch substitute goalie Tim Krul saved the second penalty kick by Costa Rica in the shootouts on Sunday was too much for dog Beike from Ede, who took to his heels and fled. The family is still searching for their beloved hound.
Thé Lau and his band The Scene did their last show in their farewell tour at the TivoliVredenburg music center podium in Utrecht on Thursday evening. He received a warm welcome from his fans, and a handshake from the King.
Acclaimed artist herman de vries has been chosen to represent the Netherlands at the Venice Biennale, 2015. His piece entitled ‘to be all ways to be’ (1974), developed along side curators Colin Huizing and Cees de Boer, was chosen by the jury over four other entries.
The municipality of Amsterdam is going to place a special bench on the Leidsegracht dedicated to the film The Fault on Our Stars, which did a lot of filming in the Dutch city. The bench is the scene of a crucial talk that the two main characters have. They also make out on it.
Paloma Faith, Bootsy Collins & the Funk Unity Band, Natalie Cole, daughter of jazz legend Nat King Cole. These are all th fabulous names that will appear at this year's sold-out North Sea Jazz Festival on the 11th, 12th and 13th of July in Ahoy in Rotterdam.
Music and entertainment festivals across the country received thousands of visitors, organizers say, with free festival Parkpop in Den Haag leading the pack after drawing in over 190,000 visitors. The organizers believe that the festival was a big success, even thought the festival program was adjusted so visitors could enjoy the football match between The Netherlands and Mexico, where The Netherlands advanced to the quarter finals after winning by a score of 2-1.
Dutch female comedian Adèle Bloemendaal suffered an intense stroke, and had to be taken into hospital where she has now come out of her coma, De Telegraaf reports. The 81-year old is currently working on rehabilitation, but doctors are hesitant to say if she will ever speak again.
For the first time in 34 years, the Parkpop organization has decided to temporarily put the festival on hold during the Word Cup game between The Netherlands and Mexico this Sunday. The organizers of the free music festival located at the Zuiderpark in Den Haag, first announced that the festival will carry on as planned but to prevent visitors from leaving just before the game they have decided to show the match on big screens beginning with the 6 p.m. kickoff.
Over 75,000 people visited the Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam's Dam Square to view the 57th World Press Photo exhibition. The collection showcases winning entries to the annual contest for news photographs produced during the previous year.
Festivals making final preparations for this weekends events are going out of their way to make sure that Oranje fans will be able to watch Sunday's World Cup match between the Netherlands and Mexico without issue. Festival organizers across the country are scrambling to provide large screens so supporters can cheer on Holland, newspaper Parool reported.
Immensely popular worldwide, the American soap opera series The Bold and the Beautiful is set to travel to Amsterdam in the Autumn to film a few episodes in the city. The news was confirmed by the capital's film commission, Het Parool reports.
John Green's novel The Fault in Our Stars is topping book charts worldwide, and is even the number one sold book on Bol.com's Top 100 English Books list. Now, the book's film adaptation is set to be the hit if the summer for young adults. Many of the film's locations are set in Amsterdam, which means that the city might experience fan tourists visiting the locations.
Gorilla twins N'Kato and N'Hasa, born a year ago in Burgers Zoo will be celebrating their first birthday tomorrow.
At least five people died in western Germany Monday night in severe thunderstorms that delivered high winds, rain and lightening. Three people were killed in Dusseldorf after an uprooted tree crashed down on the shed where they were hiding
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.