Princess Beatrix will be opening fourth edition of the Amsterdam Light Festival this year. The festival kicks off on November 28. This year’s festival is dedicated to the theme of Friendship, which focuses on the existence of mankind and the universal language of light to allow expression.
GroenLinks wants to give artists from outside the European Union a special visa so that they will settle in Amsterdam. According to the party, many artists now go to settle in cities like Brussels or Berlin, which have special visas giving artists residency in the city, while the should feel at home in an international city like Amsterdam
Headliner Iggy Pop is one of several artists announced for Down the Rabbit Hole music festival in Flevoland this summer.
The biggest crowd-funding platform in the world has existed for five years, and has now opened its doors to the Netherlands. Kickstarter has already got the first Dutch-made products in waiting for funding.
About half a million people have visited this weekend the 36th edition of the Uitmarkt in Amsterdam. This was reported by the organization on Sunday, the last day of the three-day event. The Uitmarkt is the annual opening of the new cultural season.
The number of visitors is each year between 400,000 and 500,000, depending on the weather. The organization speaks of a very successful festival, without incidents.