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Madame Tussauds Amsterdam to Commemorate Steve Jobs

Posted by on Feb 25, 2014 in Entertainment | 0 comments

Technology pioneer, Steve Jobs, is to be remembered at Madame Tussauds Amsterdam as the attraction announces a new figure of the legendary business man and inventor will be revealed. The co-founder of Apple Inc and brain behind the iPod, iPhone and iPad will be portrayed in his trademark relaxed style, wearing a black cotton turtle neck, Levi 501 jeans and New Balance trainers. He will also be wearing replicas of his custom made Lunor spectacles. Ironically, the techniques used to create the figure are extremely technology free, using the...

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Boom Chicago’s what’s up with those beards

Posted by on Feb 13, 2014 in Entertainment | 0 comments

Boom Chicago’s what’s up with those beards

All of a sudden we’re seeing big hairy beards everywhere. It’s not just on hipsters, Indy rockers and trendy bartenders. You see them in cafes, at school and on the tram. So is extreme facial hair merely fashionable or does it represent something deeper? Is it time for men to be men again? Or is this just something strange young people do? What’s Up with Those Beards? Boom Chicago’s new comedy show holds up a mirror to our ridiculous modern life in 2014. Using improv, sketch comedy, music, video, social media and technology, we take a...

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GameOn launches public-private initiative for the games sector in the Netherlands

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

GameOn launches public-private initiative for the games sector in the Netherlands

GameOn, a newly formed games investment fund, announces its launch today at Casual Connect, a European event for the casual games industry taking place in Amsterdam. The fund’s mission is to fuel the rapidly growing games sector in the Netherlands by investing in gaming start-ups with differentiated IP and business models. GameOn will target early-stage companies in the games ecosystem from The Netherlands and also from across the globe who are interested in establishing a presence in The Netherlands. The fund is being managed by a group of...

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Surprise your Valentine on board KLM

Posted by on Feb 7, 2014 in Entertainment | 0 comments

Surprise your Valentine on board KLM

Will your loved one or your partner be flying with KLM on Friday, 14 February? Surprise them with a special Valentine’s gift at 30,000 feet altitude. On this special day, KLM will be dishing out free gifts on board ordered through the unique KLM Wannagives gift service. The campaign applies to all intercontinental flights departing from Amsterdam. Since the end of last year, friends and family members have been able to surprise KLM passengers with a KLM Wannagives gift; a glass of champagne, an extra-comfortable seat, a bottle of perfume or a...

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Dutch DJ Afrojack, To Debut New Single In Bud Light Super Bowl XLVIII Ad

Posted by on Jan 30, 2014 in Entertainment | 0 comments

Dutch DJ Afrojack, To Debut New Single In Bud Light Super Bowl XLVIII Ad

Bud Light’s new Cool Twist aluminum bottle will take center stage on Super Bowl Sunday with the debut of its self-titled TV commercial, “Cool Twist.” While the ad will mark the first time viewers see the Cool Twist bottle, it will also serve as the world premiere of “Ten Feet Tall,” featuring Wrabel, the newest single from Island Records’ Grammy Award®-winning producer, artist and DJ Afrojack. During and after the airing of “Cool Twist,” up to 500,000 fans, 21 years of age and older, who use...

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Mercedes-Benz FashionWeek Amsterdam international success

Posted by on Jan 30, 2014 in Entertainment | 0 comments

Mercedes-Benz FashionWeek Amsterdam international success

Mercedes-Benz FashionWeek Amsterdam looks back on a very successful 20th anniversary edition. Under great national and international interest, talented new and established designers presented themselves to the fashion industry and fashion-loving public in Amsterdam. More and more people are becoming familiar with the biggest fashion event in the Netherlands. The growing involvement of professionals, partners and consumers offers Mercedes-Benz FashionWeek Amsterdam and the Dutch fashion industry a promising future. The winter edition 2014 of...

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Daan Roosegaarde’s luminous work of art in the Rijksmuseum

Posted by on Jan 28, 2014 in Entertainment | 0 comments

Daan Roosegaarde’s luminous work of art in the Rijksmuseum

The Rijksmuseum will be presenting the Lotus Dome by Daan Roosegaarde for the first time in the Netherlands, from February 7 through May 5, 2014. The Lotus Dome is a ‘living’ Dome consisting of hundreds of ultralight aluminium foils that unfold in response to human behaviour. The high-tech work of art has been travelling the world since it was created in 2012. Having been on display at a number of historical locations abroad, the Lotus Dome will now face a contemporary juxtaposition with the Rijksmuseum’s 18th-century period room. Daan...

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Amsterdam Dance Event sets 2014 dates

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

Amsterdam Dance Event sets 2014 dates

The nineteenth edition of the Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) will take place from the 15th to 19th of October, 2014. Over the last three years the world’s leading event for electronic music has almost doubled in size, and ADE’s organizers are confident of maintaining above average year on year growth rates for the foreseeable future. At the 2014 edition, the organization expects 350,000 visitors from around the world. The record breaking 2013 edition of the ADE focused on the 25th anniversary of dance music in the Netherlands, which...

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Amsterdam Calling new YouTube web series

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

Amsterdam Calling new YouTube web series

The Netherlands- Molen Blauw Productions announces the premiere of its new web series “Amsterdam Calling”. The first episode and five intro clips are immediately available for viewing. Part travel doc and part real-life vlog, “Amsterdam Calling” takes viewers along with a group of Dutch female students as they visit cool and unusual places in Europe’s most fun and charming city. The series is a fresh, entertaining way for viewers to learn about unique places off the city map. Spoken in English, the series is designed to...

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Flesh + Blood: The Films of Paul Verhoeven

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

Flesh + Blood: The Films of Paul Verhoeven

While there are certainly other filmmakers whose career journeys have been as strange as that of Paul Verhoeven, there are few who have so blithely and cheerfully embraced that journey’s contradictions. A national hero in the Netherlands and an emerging art-house superstar on the international festival circuit after his Dutch features Turkish Delight, Katie Tippel, Soldier of Orange and The Fourth Man, Verhoeven nonetheless felt the critical lash early on with the outraged domestic response to his controversial motocross epic Spetters —...

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Tess and Sem most popular Dutch names in 2013

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

Tess and Sem most popular Dutch names in 2013

Tess (774) and Sem (740) are the most popular names in the Netherlands. These names were most frequently given to newborns in 2013. Sem was the most popular boys’ name nationally in 2013 and the most popular name for girls was Tess, according to the annual Top 20 of the Social Insurance Bank (SVB), the authority which pays the children’s allowance. Levi was the second most popular boys’ name in the Netherlands, followed by Bram. The second most popular girls’ name nationally is Sophie followed by Julia. The SVB is responsible for the family...

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Art Rotterdam Week 2014

Posted by on Jan 8, 2014 in Entertainment | 0 comments

Art Rotterdam Week 2014

Rotterdam will revolve around the arts during Art Rotterdam Week 2014. The city on the Maas will be the top travel destination for art enthusiasts during the first week of February. From art fairs and high-profile exhibitions to projections in public spaces and overnight hotel accommodation with local artists – it will all be on offer in Rotterdam. Art Rotterdam has developed over the past fifteen years into the Netherlands’ leading international fair in the field of young art. This year’s fair will be held at an extremely special location:...

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‘Arte e Eleganza’ – Fashion photography by Gian Paolo Barbieri

Posted by on Jan 8, 2014 in Entertainment | 0 comments

‘Arte e Eleganza’ – Fashion photography by Gian Paolo Barbieri

Italian fashion photographer Gian Paolo Barbieri presents a selection of classic portraits of stylish women, in black and white and colour. Photographs of international icons include Audrey Hepburn, Sophia Loren and Monica Bellucci. The exhibition ‘Arte e Eleganza’ is from 11 January until 8 March 2014 in Eduard Planting Gallery in Amsterdam. Gian Paolo Barbieri was born in Milan in 1938 into a family of fabric wholesalers. He was influenced by cinema at an early age. Barbieri has a sublime aesthetic taste and is a master of black...

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Heineken teams up with DJ Armin van Buuren to launch “Dance More, Drink Slow” Global Responsibility Campaign

Posted by on Jan 6, 2014 in Entertainment | 0 comments

Heineken teams up with DJ Armin van Buuren to launch “Dance More, Drink Slow” Global Responsibility Campaign

Today, Heineken® officially announces the launch of ‘Dance More, Drink Slow,’ a partnership with world-famous Dutch DJ Armin van Buuren to make moderate consumption aspirational. The movement, socialized as #DMDS, is the natural progression of Heineken’s belief that one should always be ready to maximize what the night brings. The movement is brought to life through “The Experiment,” a film debuting today, featuring van Buuren and under the direction of Philip Andelman – who has worked with Beyoncé, Rihanna, Jay-Z, John Mayer and Lenny...

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Greg Shapiro presenting world-class comedian: Tom Rhodes!

Posted by on Jan 2, 2014 in Entertainment | 0 comments

Greg Shapiro presenting world-class comedian: Tom Rhodes!

In January 2014, Greg Shapiro will be back with a whole new ‘Greg Shapiro Presents’. He shall be touring through The Netherlands, giving shows in several big cities, with a world-class US comedian: Tom Rhodes! Tom Rhodes offers biting and wonderful observations of Dutch culture that he saves for when his in-laws are in the house. The New York Times describes him as ‘A natural intellect with a knack for reporting the harsh realities of life with a dark and absurdly optimistic cynicism.’ Greg Shapiro is the American Netherlander who is known...

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