2014

Gay Pride Amsterdam
Jul 30 '14 13:25

Amsterdam's gay scene is burgeoning, and the city is a very popular destination for homosexual tourism. Despite the Dutch capital not being considered 'gay capital of Europe', as London, Berlin and Barcelona are, Amsterdam has something different, according to the Gay Pride organizers.

Nigel de Jong
Jul 2 '14 08:19

Nigel de Jong will no longer be able to assist The Netherlands in their World Cup campaign due to a groin injury that will see him inactive on the bench for the next two to four weeks. On Twitter, De Jong says he is "devastated" at the news, but encourages his team to remain focused.

Hockey
May 31 '14 06:05

The Rabobank Hockey World Cup will start today in The Hague. At 10.30 a.m., the men's teams of Australia and Malaysia will get the ball rolling, followed by five more games, both men and women's teams.

May 20 '14 13:58

First quarter sales for smartphones in the Netherlands have gone up in 2014 4.1 percent from a year ago. This increase is worth 12 percent, Telecom reports.

May 16 '14 10:34

Minister Lodewijk Asscher of Social Affairs has criticized the PVV for working together with "creeps" in Europe, such as the French Front National, for money.

May 15 '14 10:59

The Dutch economy has experienced a drop of 1.4 percent in the first quarter of 2014. According to the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), this was caused by lower gas usage due to the mild Winter. The bureau does say that the economy is still in recovery, despite the drop.

Gregory van der Wiel
May 14 '14 11:26

Gregory van der Wiel will not be playing in the World Cup in Brazil due to his injuries. The right-backer called off his presence himself, he tells the Algemeen Dagblad.

Mother
May 6 '14 08:42

The chance that a Dutch mother dies during pregnancy or childbirth has dropped by 58 percent since 2000. This comes from the report State of the World Mothers 2014 from children's rights organization Save the Children.

May 2 '14 08:37

Marcel de Graaff, the PVV's frontrunner for the European Parliament elections on 22 May, came under fire on Thursday during a pre-election debate. The PvdA, VVD and D66 reproached De Graaff for working together with the French Front National.

TomTom, Amsterdam
Apr 29 '14 15:42

Tom Tom has beat expectations and improved the forecast for 2014 by increasing their net profit in the first quarter to €8 million.

Koningsdag
Apr 25 '14 17:02

The weather for Saturday's celebration of King's Day is predicted to be mild, with temperatures of 17 to 21 degrees. During the day, it might become cloudy during the day and the afternoon and evening may be interrupted with a few showers.

Apr 7 '14 15:13

Frans van Zeeland, alderman from Laarbeek, has been accused in two separate reports of rigging votes for the recent municipal council elections.

Koningsdag vlag
Apr 4 '14 10:40

The Netherlands will soon be celebrating its first King's Day. On the 26th of April, the municipalities of Amstelven and De Rijp have the honor of arranging the festivities for King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima. On Thursday, the programme was announced.

Stevie Wonder
Mar 31 '14 11:43

On the 12th of July, Motown legend Stevie Wonder will be performing live onstage at the North Sea Jazz festival in Rotterdam.

Westfries Museum, Hoorn
Mar 21 '14 09:39

The Westfries Museum in Hoorn has won the Cultural Heritage/Europa Nostra Award 2014, the museum announced on their website. The Westfries Museum received the distinction in the category of Education, Training and Awareness.

Mar 19 '14 13:13

PvdA-leader Diederik Samsom has cast his vote in the municipality of Leiden. At around 8 a.m., his ballot went into the box at care center Topaz Groenhoven, he said on Twitter.

Stemfie
Mar 19 '14 12:37

This election may be suffering from low voter-turnout, but that doesn't mean those who didn't vote already didn't have any fun doing it. This year, selfies at the municipal council elections has been officially okayed.

The Common Linnets
Mar 13 '14 10:49

The Dutch entry for the 59th Eurovision Songfestival will be sung by Ilse DeLange and Waylon. They performed the song Calm After The Storm for the first time on Wednesday.

Mar 12 '14 10:43

On Sunday, the 7th of June, the Rolling Stones are set to perform as the head act in this year's Pinkpop festival.

Steve McQueen
Mar 3 '14 12:43

12 Years A Slave has won three Academy Awards at the Oscars this year.

Feb 9 '14 09:39

Prime Minister Mark Rutte met with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday at Sochi, and used the opportunity to discuss gay rights in Russia.

Jan 30 '14 08:09

Best Kept Secret festival has added 22 names to the line-up for this year. These are bands that fit the festival's aim to create an atmosphere of exciting music.

New Year's Eve
Jan 2 '14 15:52

Minister of Security and Justice Ivo Opstelten seems not happy with increased incidents during this year’s New Year celebrations compared to last year.

Nov 20 '13 16:03

UPC Netherlands plans to increase its standard subscription rate from €18.20 per month to €18.70, starting January 1, 2014.

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