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Quistrebert brothers win NN Group Art Award at Art Rotterdam

Posted by on Feb 11, 2017 in Entertainment | 1 comment

Quistrebert brothers win NN Group Art Award at Art Rotterdam

French brothers Florian & Michael Quistrebert from Juliètte Jongma gallery in Amsterdam win the first NN Group Art Award, announced at Art Rotterdam. Gallerists who were represented at the art fair submitted 35 artworks for consideration for the award. The most important jury criteria for the NN Group Art Award were the completion of an art education in the Netherlands, outstanding quality of work, and authentic and innovative craftsmanship. The jury for the award, which consisted of a museum curator, a collector, an art journalist and...

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TomTom Sports extends wearable range with new cardio fitness tracker

Posted by on Feb 6, 2017 in Entertainment | 0 comments

TomTom Sports extends wearable range with new cardio fitness tracker

TomTom Sports today announces the TomTom Touch Cardio. With this launch, TomTom extends its Fitness Tracker range and reinforces its commitment to continue to launch Sports Wearables that inspire people to get going. “We know that many people don’t necessarily see exercise as an activity as such, but rather as an integrated part of their daily lives. They try to stay fit and healthy by walking, taking the stairs and doing groceries. We are extending our TomTom Touch range with this accessible fitness tracker to help more people understand how...

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GLOW festival illuminates Dutch City of Light Eindhoven

Posted by on Nov 14, 2016 in Entertainment | 0 comments

GLOW festival illuminates Dutch City of Light Eindhoven

While many towns and cities are switching on their Christmas illuminations, City of Light Eindhoven has taken its lighting displays to a whole new dimension. Ever year it holds a festival of light in art and architecture. This year GLOW festival celebrates its 11th anniversary of innovative 3-D light sculptures. The festival is taking place between 12 and 19 November. There are two routes: one GLOW Science leads visitors past the Eindhoven University of Technology and GLOW City covers the centre of Eindhoven. GLOW Science includes 12...

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Europe’s Highest Swings Opened in Amsterdam

Posted by on Aug 25, 2016 in Entertainment | 0 comments

Europe’s Highest Swings Opened in Amsterdam

Today, Mayor of Amsterdam Eberhard van der Laan and initiator Sander Groet opened Europe’s highest swings on the observation deck of A’DAM Tower, opposite Amsterdam Central Station. This unique attraction is part of A’DAM LOOKOUT. Over the Edge is a swing with a total of four seats situated at a height of almost 100 meters. Experience what it’s like to have Amsterdam under your feet, while swinging back and forth across the edge of the A’DAM Tower. Secured by restraints, visitors can swing across the edge of the...

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Europe’s First Ferris Wheel Over Sea Opened on The Pier in Scheveningen

Posted by on Aug 24, 2016 in Entertainment | 1 comment

Europe’s First Ferris Wheel Over Sea Opened on The Pier in Scheveningen

The Ferris wheel on The Pier has started turning. With this, The Hague gains a tourist attraction: Europe’s first Ferris wheel constructed over sea. The Ferris wheel is over forty meters high and has 36 closed gondolas with air conditioning, including one VIP gondola with a glass bottom. All gondolas have luxury seats and each gondola offers room for up to six people. From the Ferris wheel visitors have a panoramic view of the sea, the beach and The Hague’s skyline. Adults pay €9.00 and children under twelve pay €7.00 for this...

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Netflix installed on 1.7 million Dutch smartphones

Posted by on Nov 24, 2015 in Entertainment | 0 comments

Netflix installed on 1.7 million Dutch smartphones

Over 1.7 million Dutch consumers have the Netflix app installed on their smartphones, making the app as popular as that of the Dutch public broadcaster NPO, according to the November edition of Telecompaper’s Dutch Apps Market rapport. Among video apps, only YouTube is more popular in the Netherlands, with around 6 million Dutch consumers having the app on their phones. YouTube is helped by the fact that it comes installed standard on almost all Android smartphones. The RTL XL app and Horizon Go app from cable operator Ziggo were also...

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Amsterdam launches food truck pilot project

Posted by on Jun 29, 2015 in Entertainment | 1 comment

Amsterdam launches food truck pilot project

The City of Amsterdam is set to embark on a food truck pilot project, which will allow culinary entrepreneurs to operate multiple food trucks at a number of pre-designated locations for a period of two years. A total of 50 innovative entrepreneurs are set to participate in the pilot, with mobile kitchens given the green light to serve up their dishes at 24 locations throughout the city. Alderperson for Economic Affairs Kajsa Ollongren will hand out the first permits on Monday 29 June. More diversity in street food The trial will provide...

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A Look At Holland’s 5 Most Unique Venues

Posted by on Jun 23, 2015 in Entertainment, photos | 0 comments

A Look At Holland’s 5 Most Unique Venues

Did you know the Netherlands is home to some of the most unique meeting places in Europe? Only in Holland could you find a meeting room on a boat or in an old cigar factory! In this article Janet Newenham, of Meetingsbooker.com, takes us on a quick tour of 5 of Holland’s most unique venues.   1. Escape to the country at De Hofstede How would you like to have your next family meet-up or business meeting smack bang in the middle of the beautiful Dutch countryside? If a meeting surrounded by green fields and centuries-old castles and...

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Dutch American singles wanted for Dutch TV show

Posted by on Feb 7, 2015 in Entertainment | 0 comments

Dutch American singles wanted for Dutch TV show

Are you of Dutch origins, single and looking for true love? Have you been raised abroad with (a bit of) Dutch blood in your system? Let one of the biggest TV channels in The Netherlands help you find love. Dutch TV network (Blue Circle) is looking for singles from the USA of Dutch origin who want to take part of a new heartwarming television show about Dutch love. The show is going to be an integer, adventurous and dynamic reality-show with the feel of a travel program. Recordings are taking place in the USA and in Holland to see how it is to...

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Boom Chicago

Posted by on Jan 28, 2015 in Entertainment | 0 comments

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Boom Chicago

How the evening ends is up to you. How it starts is at Boom Chicago! Surprise your loved one with the best Date Night this February 14 with food, drinks, laughs and fun! Here is what we have planned… The candlelit theater will be set up with small tables for two on the mainfloor, and romantic side by side seating on the balcony. Nienke and Saffron from party caterers Dinner & A Party will be preparing in the kitchen all day to deliver a fantastic dinner of small dishes for you and your date to share. Our famous Quiz Master Michael...

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Amsterdam Fashion Academy now offering short part-time and bespoke courses

Posted by on Dec 22, 2014 in Entertainment | 0 comments

Amsterdam Fashion Academy now offering short part-time and bespoke courses

Want to further your knowledge, skills or make a career switch into fashion without the long haul of a three year bachelor’s course? The Amsterdam Fashion Academy now has courses to fit the lifestyle and needs of those who are interested in fashion but unable to follow a long course. Instead of trying to fit your life around an existing course we are changing our courses to fit around your life. From February 2015 onwards we offer the following short courses: either as an 8 week evening course or a 5 week one-day course: Fashion Forecasting...

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Study finds tea improves mood and could enhance creativity

Posted by on Dec 11, 2014 in Entertainment | 2 comments

Study finds tea improves mood and could enhance creativity

The next time you are faced with a tricky problem or in need of some inspiration – you may want to reach for a cup of tea as it could help unlock your hidden potential. Charles Dickens once said “If you could give me a cup of tea to clear my muddle of a head I should better understand your affairs” and now a study by Unilever to be published in the journal Food Quality and Preference, is the first to provide scientific support for this belief. Unilever scientists investigated the immediate effects of tea consumption and found that a cup of...

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Dutch consumers getting fewer haircuts

Posted by on Dec 10, 2014 in Entertainment | 1 comment

Dutch consumers getting fewer haircuts

Dutch consumers had their hair done less often or opted for cheaper hairdressers, products or treatment in the third quarter than in the previous quarter. This is the third quarter in a row that this trend has been observed. However, turnover in this branch did increase as a result of higher prices. The volume of haircuts and hair treatment products sold fell by 0.2 percent in the third quarter compared with the second quarter. Consumers did spend more at the hairdressers, however, because of higher prices. Turnover in the branch rose by 0.5...

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Some of the things expats love about the Netherlands

Posted by on Dec 9, 2014 in Entertainment | 1 comment

Some of the things expats love about the Netherlands

Tulips, clogs, and coffee are just some of the things expats love about the Netherlands, followed closely by education, work, and transport options. The Netherlands is often mentioned in popular media with reference to Neverland, the home of beloved children’s character Peter Pan. And indeed, recent survey results suggest that, for expats, the Netherlands is not far from the idyllic paradise of the child protagonist’s country. And due to the lack of pirates and crocodiles, it is certainly safer, with an astounding 96% of participants feeling...

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Horizons travels to the Netherlands to meet the people making the sea their home

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014 in Entertainment | 0 comments

Horizons travels to the Netherlands to meet the people making the sea their home

Approximately 70% of the world is covered in water and over half the world’s population lives in thin coastal strips, so the pressure is on to do something about this encroaching watery world. BBC’s Horizons meets the people who are learning to work with water and tame the tides. In the Netherlands Adam meets the people who have made the sea their home, in the US we meet a professor from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who is coming up with news ways to harness the power of the seas and in the UK we look at the company that is...

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