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Amsterdam Calling series continues its theme of female college-aged students visiting cool places

Posted by on Oct 11, 2014 in Entertainment | 0 comments

Amsterdam Calling series continues its theme of female college-aged students visiting cool places

Molen Blauw Productions announces the premiere of Season 2 of its YouTube web series, “Amsterdam Calling”. The series continues its theme of female college-aged students visiting cool and unusual places in the city, but with a whole new group of girls. In this season the new group works for a catering company that staffs bars at big festivals. Not only do the viewers follow the girls on their days & nights off to bars, clubs and other city attractions but they experience festivals from in front of and behind the bar where the girls work....

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The most personal social media test ever

Posted by on Sep 23, 2014 in Entertainment | 0 comments

The most personal social media test ever

The province of Alberta in Canada is the ultimate place to go cold turkey and get rid of your online addiction. To promote this, Travel Alberta collaborated with Dutch based ad agency Eigen Fabrikaat in developing a thought-provoking social media initiative: the Online Rehab, a test of your online life. The test is part of a larger campaign in the Dutch market that puts the Canadian Rockies on the map as the go-to winter sports area if you want to be offline for a while. We spend more and more time online It seems as if we cannot do without...

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100-Year-Old Film Showing Dutch City of Alkmaar Recreated

Posted by on Sep 20, 2014 in Entertainment, photos | 0 comments

100-Year-Old Film Showing Dutch City of Alkmaar Recreated

Dutch filmmakers created a “Then-and-Now” video comparison showing the Dutch city of Alkmaar in 1914 and in 2014. The movie was created by Dutch photographer Frits de Beer, Tara Rikkers and Michael de Vreugd, Alkmaar natives who wanted to see how his city had changed over the past 100 years. The contemporary video and the 100-year-old footage are presented in a fascinating side-by-side, shot-for-shot comparison, based on a 1914 historical film of the city. Beer tells us they created the film out of a love for their city, and that they hope...

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Pop Up Week Amsterdam 2014: Creative Energy Takes Shape in 100 Memorably Unusual Events

Posted by on Sep 14, 2014 in Entertainment, Events, photos | 0 comments

Pop Up Week Amsterdam 2014: Creative Energy Takes Shape in 100 Memorably Unusual Events

The provocative and innovative culture festival Pop Up Week Amsterdam 2014 starts on September 18th and lasts until September 28th. During this city­wide celebration, visitors and residents of Amsterdam will be able to experience one hundred temporary pop up initiatives in the categories of art and design, music, architecture, photography, fashion, lodging concepts, health and well­being, food and drink, film and urban gaming. Pop Up Week aims to portray Amsterdam as a creative tour de force, where temporary moments become once in a lifetime...

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A Real Amsterdam Haunted House For Adults

Posted by on Sep 10, 2014 in Entertainment, Events, photos | 0 comments

A Real Amsterdam Haunted House For Adults

  A REAL AMSTERDAM HAUNTED HOUSE FOR ADULTS PREMIERE OCTOBER 17 2013 Boom Chicago and Horror Nights join forces to create the best and scariest haunted house in the Netherlands. Their team of 30 actors, artists and technicians share a passion for horror, story-telling and scaring people. HorrorBar117 serves Evil Specials and a free shot of Jagermeister. FREAK CIRCUS The circus is in town, but beware. It brings evil. Come closer. The Ringmaster wants to show the shocking truth behind the curtain. Do you dare follow him into the twisted and...

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Reggie Watts Returns To Boom Chicago!

Posted by on Aug 21, 2014 in Entertainment, photos | 0 comments

Reggie Watts Returns To Boom Chicago!

Reggie Watts Returns To Boom Chicago! ONE NIGHT ONLY – SATURDAY AUGUST 30TH @ 23:00 The internationally renowned vocal artist-beatboxer-musician-comedian brings his funky “disinformationist” show to Boom Chicago this summer. Created on-the-spot using his formidable voice and looping pedals, Reggie blends and blurs the lines between comedy and music in a unique lyrical style. LA Weekly calls him ”the most wildly inventive new talent of the past five years.” As a performer at the Secret Policeman’s Ball, Reggie recently...

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App unravels six Van Gogh paintings

Posted by on Aug 15, 2014 in Entertainment | 0 comments

App unravels six Van Gogh paintings

Prize-winning app enabling technical exploration of Van Gogh now expanded The Touch Van Gogh app, enabling viewers to discover minute details in the paintings of Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), has now been expanded with three more works: The Cottage, Seascape near Les Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer and Garden of the Asylum. Axel Rüger, Director of the Van Gogh Museum: “With the second release of this prize-winning app people can now unravel six iconic paintings of the most famous Dutch artist to get to the bottom of the secrets of Van Gogh’s...

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Female DJs Who Know How To Spin The Decks and Keep The Beat Going

Posted by on Aug 6, 2014 in Entertainment, photos | 4 comments

Female DJs Who Know How To Spin The Decks and Keep The Beat Going

Meet the hottest Dutch Female DJs who know how to spin the decks and keep the beat going at the world’s best clubs and dance music festivals. The Dutch EDM industry is dominated by men like Armin van Buuren, Tiësto, Hardwell and Afrojack. Even though the DJscene sometimes is as much of a Man’s World, nothing is less true. There are plenty of amazing female DJs who put most of their male counterparts to shame. As the line between DJ and producer becomes increasingly blurred, plenty of women trained as vocalists and instrumentalists...

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High Art of the Low Countries

Posted by on Aug 5, 2014 in Entertainment, photos | 0 comments

High Art of the Low Countries

A captivating cultural journey through the art of the Low Countries New three part series begins on Saturday 5th September on BBC World News London, 1 August 2014. From Rembrandt to Rubens, Vermeer to Van Gogh, acclaimed art critic Andrew Graham-Dixon returns to Europe taking us on a cultural journey into the fascinating world of the Low Countries and its rich art history. Holland and Belgium have produced some of the most celebrated names in art: Van Eyck, Bosch, Rembrandt, Rubens, Vermeer, Van Gogh, Mondrian and Magritte and as Andrew...

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Holland Festival 2014, last edition under Pierre Audi

Posted by on May 22, 2014 in Entertainment, Events, photos | 0 comments

Holland Festival 2014, last edition under Pierre Audi

Opening on 1 June 2014 with the dance performance Vortex Temporum by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Rosas and Ictus, the 67th Holland Festival will be the tenth and last edition under the artistic leadership of Pierre Audi. Audi will present a wide range of artists, ideas and preferences which he introduced and championed during these recent years. High-profile artists in this festival include Alain Platel, William Forsythe, Peter Brook, Elfriede Jelinek, Isabella Rossellini, De Warme Winkel, Heiner Goebbels, Ben Frost, Calliope Tsoupaki, Abel...

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Eating Amsterdam launches its Jordaan Food Tour

Posted by on May 14, 2014 in Entertainment, photos, to do | 0 comments

Eating Amsterdam launches its Jordaan Food Tour

Eating Amsterdam announces the launch of its informative, fun, and – most importantly – delicious Jordaan Food Tour! Amsterdam has many different reputations – from boasting one of the biggest museum collections in the world, to being home to Europe’s most infamous red light district. But what visitors may not know is that Amsterdam’s culinary scene is filled with rich flavors – starting from its traditional roots right through to its fascinating immigrant influences. And what better way to get to know a city than through its history,...

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Why you should visit these 5 Dutch cities

Posted by on May 13, 2014 in Entertainment, photos, to do | 2 comments

Why you should visit these 5 Dutch cities

As a relatively small country, the Netherlands is a great destination to visit not only one, but various cities. All of its major towns are connected by rail and easily reached for reasonably priced train tickets. And all offer numerous reasons to be included in your travel wish list because, despite being a small country, its cultural and historic heritage is spreaded quite smoothly among these five beautiful and captivating Dutch cities. Coming to the Netherlands and not yet sure where to go? Then check some of these out: The Hague “The...

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Rijkstudio Award: Designers win with make-up line

Posted by on Apr 16, 2014 in Entertainment, Events | 0 comments

Rijkstudio Award: Designers win with make-up line

What happens when make-up meets fine art? Latvian designer Asnate Bockis and fellow Dutch designer Rogier Arents, who both graduated from the Design Academy Eindhoven, presented their answer to the Rijksmuseum earlier this year. Out of 820 submissions sent to compete for the Rijkstudio Award, only 10 finalists were selected – and this team not only was shortlisted but, as announced on the beginning of this month, they are this year’s winners as well. With the makeup line “Rijks Muse”, they caught the attention of the tough squad of...

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5 Dutch artists and innovators you need to know

Posted by on Apr 15, 2014 in Entertainment, photos, to do | 0 comments

5 Dutch artists and innovators you need to know

That the Dutch have produced exceptional art over the last few centuries, we already know. But what about the contemporary art scene? Who stands out and who is making their way into history? Amsterdam, as well as other major Dutch cities, is home to many must-see galleries that put on great exhibitions – often, by talented and creative people from all over the Netherlands. With so many contemporary Dutch artists excelling here and abroad, you will find it easy to bump into their work from major museums, like Stedelijk, to smaller and...

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mApp: First iBeacon platform for museums

Posted by on Apr 15, 2014 in Entertainment | 0 comments

mApp: First iBeacon platform for museums

LabWerk’s newly launched museum platform, mApp, is ready to redefine the visitor experience. Through the use of iBeacon technology, the latest tool in location based communication and engagement, mApp has been specially designed to boost visitor engagement, create personalized interactions, and take content delivery to the next level. Visiting a museum is no longer a one-sided experience. With the launch of LabWerk’s museum app platform, mApp, museums can now benefit from iBeacon technology – the latest tool in location based...

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