Entertainment

Aug 27 '13 04:30

The cleanest beaches in the Netherlands are this year again in Zeeland. As many as nine Zeeland beaches are in the Top 10 Cleanest Beaches of Netherlands Clean. This was announced by the jury chairman and ANWB director Guido van Woerkom on Monday.

The first three places are occupied by Domburg, Nieuwvliet and North Beveland, with almost identical scores. The only 'odd man out' is the beach of Julianadorp at Den Helder, which holds the fifth place.

Aug 26 '13 07:44

The Canals Festival in Amsterdam has drawn a record number of 63,000 visitors this year. The Prinsengracht concert, that was held on the last day of the Canal Festival, had the highest ratings ever during the broadcast of the concert on Saturday evening. 919.000 Viewers saw the concert on TV.

Canals Festival

During the 16th edition of the Canals Festival, visitors could listen for 10 days at 96 different locations in Amsterdam to classical music. In total there were 228 concerts, more than ever.

Aug 23 '13 05:17

Beach pavilion Blijburg at the Muiderlaan in Amsterdam was closed on Thursday. This was done to prevent that about 185 guests would have become sick of a barbecue that was planned. That was announced by the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA).

NVWA inspectors saw, during an audit, that there was a direct threat to food safety and closed the company immediately. The catering facility suffered from pests such as mice and flies. The kitchen was so dirty that there should not be prepared any food.

Aug 22 '13 08:50

Depeche Mode will begin The Delta Machine World Tour in North America today at Detroit's DTE Energy Music Theatre.

Aug 22 '13 05:09

The Uitmarkt this year's theme is ‘new talent’. There are performances by winners of talent shows such as the SENA Performers POPnl Award and the Princess Christina concourse. That was announced by the organization on Wednesday during a presentation at the Concert building in Amsterdam.

Aug 21 '13 08:42

Ritesh Batra’s The Lunchbox (Dabba) was named the best film of the 2013 edition at the World Cinema Amsterdam Film Festival.

Aug 21 '13 08:19

The Nasser D. Khalili Collection of Islamic Art is pleased to share its 80 at the first major exhibition in the Netherlands dedicated to the Hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca which is fundamental in Islam.

Aug 21 '13 06:39

The administrators of the world famous windmills of Kinderdijk can look at the future with much more confidence than about a year ago. By drastic changes, the financial position of the Foundation World Heritage Kinderdijk has significantly improved.

"Last year we were financially on the brink, but fortunately that's no longer the case,'' said a spokeswoman for the foundation on Tuesday.

Aug 19 '13 09:36

Andre Rieu, recognized as “The King of Waltz”, holds a series of concerts in his home town, Maastricht each year.

Aug 19 '13 05:23

About 80,000 people visited the second day of the 34th eddition of the International Fireworks Festival in Scheveningen. This was announced by the organization and the police. Friday, the event attracted 60,000 visitors, thus the total number of visitors in this first weekend was 140,000.

The International Fireworks Festival is an event which is spread over two weekends. Last Friday evening, August 16, was the kick-off. Belgium and Germany were the first competitors, followed by China and Austria on Saturday.

Aug 16 '13 08:03

One of the participants of the KEI week in Groningen, an introductory week for new students in Groningen, broke her back during one of the activities.

Like most university cities, also Groningen organizes a week for all the newcomers, to get lots of information about the city, activities, studies and to get used to the students life.

Aug 16 '13 07:59

Friday evening the Grachtenfestival (Canal Festival ) will start with a concert at a pontoon at the Kloveniersburgwal. It will be the 16th edition of the classical music festival.

This year the ten day event will host 228 concerts performed by in total 733 musicians. The theme this year is ‘Op reis’ (Traveling) and many music from far away countries can be heard. Actually, a large part of the musicians is from abroad and they come from more than 60 different countries.

Aug 16 '13 07:04

A movie adaptation of the 2012 Kunsthal incident in Rotterdam where famous paintings were stolen, is now in its early production stages, the Art Newspaper reports.

Aug 14 '13 09:04

The UK’s Film and Music Entertainment (F&ME), Albania’s Act Triangle Productions (ATP), Germany’s Lara Film, and the Netherland’s Popov Film are currently working on a film entitled Amsterdam Express, the first UK-Albania co-production.

Aug 13 '13 09:32

Fox in the Netherlands has launched its first integrated campaign to endorse the channel after assigning Anomaly Amsterdam as its agency of record.

Aug 12 '13 09:50

Dutch model and actress Doutzen Kroes is featured on next month’s issue of Vogue Netherlands.

Aug 12 '13 04:53

The Asian elephant that was born on Saturday in the Rotterdam zoo ‘Diergaarde Blijdorp’, is a female. It is the second Asian elephant born in the Netherlands this year. In July, a male was  born in Emmen Zoo.

Aug 12 '13 04:44

The first unexpected occurrence of Prince on Sunday evening in pop temple Paradiso in Amsterdam, lasted for some fans only briefly. They were expelled during the concert, because they took pictures of the pop star with their iPhone. Before the show the fans were warned that this was not allowed.

Prince gave Sunday evening the first of two surprise concerts at the Amsterdam pop temple.

After an hour one of the fans twittered: "Was a nice hour Prince, until I was kicked out because of making 2 Iphone pictures. Many other people with me too."

Aug 8 '13 09:48

On August 5, American rapper Snoop Dogg played at Amsterdam's Paradiso venue.

Aug 8 '13 09:31

European broadcast giant RTL Group’s Dutch arm RTL Nederland appears to be in preparation to compete with Netflix, which has recently announced its plan to expand to the Netherlands this year.

Aug 7 '13 06:55

The exhibition of the British pop star David Bowie, who currently attracts large crowds at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, will be coming to Groningen. The exhibition will start in December 2015 at the museum in Groningen, the museum announced on Tuesday.

The exhibition comprises of more than 300 objects from Bowie's personal archive and shows the life and career of the 66-year-old singer, musician and actor. Among them are handwritten lyrics, original costumes, photos and album designs.

Aug 5 '13 09:07

The Max Theater Troupe, headed by Iranian director Reza Servati, will perform “Wonder of Creatures” at Korzo Hall in The Hague, Netherlands on November 17.

Aug 1 '13 04:58

The Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWa) has brought an unexpected visit to the broadcaster VPRO in response to 'the smoke incident’ during Zomergasten. Two staff inspected the studio of Zomergasten names and even took a look at the ashtray where Hans Teeuwen put off his cigarette.

The broadcaster made ​​a video of the visit and put it on their website. "The NVWa spoke with editor Peter van Ingen and then inspected the studio. Based on the visit, a report will be created, which will be the base for the final decision,” according to the VPRO.

Aug 1 '13 04:52

Minister of Finance and Chairman of the Eurogroup, Jeroen Dijsselbloem, will sail along on Saturday at the Canal Parade. The Minister will be aboard the boat of the PvdA. The theme of the Labour boat this year, is asking attention for the position of Russian gay activists, announced the PvdA on Wednesday.

Dijsselbloem is accompanied on the boat by State Secretary Wilma Mansveld of Infrastructure and Environment, also PvdA. There are also several MPs among the 80 crew members of the Labour Party boat.

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