The Netherlands terrorism threat level remains high at 4 out of 5 after a believed suicide bombing in Manchester on Monday, the National Coordinator for Counterterrorism and Security Dick Schoof said on his website. After speaking with the event sector, it was decided that all security measured will be reevaluated, Schoof said on Twitter.
Amsterdam is reducing the number street and square events during future Gay Prides in an effort to keep the crowds in the city under control, Mayor Eberhard van der Laan wrote in a letter to the city council on Friday, NU.nl reports
The city wants to spread visitors more during the week long event. For that reason, the traditional fair on Dam square will soon be a thing of the past. The organizer's permit runs out in 2019 and wil not be extended. Events will also be moved to venues outside of the city such as in Wstpoort and Tuinen van West.
The Ministry of Culture launched a new fund to help out outdoor festivals and events if they are hit by bad weather, the Ministry announced on Monday. Minister Jet Bussemaker put 500 thousand euros into this fund, from which festivals can get a subsidy if they end up in financial trouble due to unforeseen bad weather.
Amsterdam is desperately searching for vacant business- and industrial areas on the outskirts of the city to use as venues for festivals and events
The Trimbos institute praises Amsterdam's drug policy in their newly published guideline on how local authorities can best deal with alcohol and drugs at events. Amsterdam is repeatedly cited as an example in the report.
Mayors in the Netherlands are worried about a police shortage during the Dutch presidency of the European Union in the first half of next year, Bernt Schneiders, mayor of Haarlem and chairman of the Association of Dutch Mayors, said
V&D department store is hoping to lure ore customers with yoga courses and other events. The store announced on Thursday that it will organize events in 15 branches every week from April 29th, Z24 reports. The events will be linked to titles by publisher Sanoma, such as VIVA, Tina and Libelle.
The City of Rotterdam will soon play host to a striking new event hall as Keileweg’s former gas storage tank is transformed into the Ferro Dome. Filling a much needed gap in Rotterdam’s available concert hall space, the Dome is set to open it’s doors at the end of December for a six-month trial run, programming a series of dance events, concerts and events for the business market.