The former luxury brothel Yab Yum in Amsterdam may not again become a sex club. An application for a permit was rejected by Mayor Eberhard van der Laan.
The once most exclusive men's club of the Netherlands opens its doors to the general public. Visitors of Yab Yum Unlocked can now look around in places where the respected guests were not allowed before, like the changing rooms of the girls and the kitchen full of caviar and champagne.
A European first for the Naturalis Institute in Leiden. It will display a nearly complete skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus rex in The Netherlands.
About 20,000 people visited the reopened Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam on Saturday between 1:00 pm and 12:00 pm, after a reopening ceremony led by Queen Beatrix in the morning.
On Saturday no entrance fee was raised, and visitors received a guided tour of the main highlights in the museum. The reopening was broadcast live on the channel Nederland 2 and about 1.15 million people saw the show.