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  • Faster, more accurate flood warnings through EU research

    Dutch Daily News
    Dutch Daily News
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Timely flood alerts and real-time monitoring of flood e […]The post Faster, more accurate flood warnings through EU research appeared first on Dutch Daily News.
  • Six children taken into care over parents' jihad plans: officials

    News from DutchNews.nl
    30 Aug 2014 | 11:14 am
    Officials have cancelled the passports of two couples from Huizen in Noord-Holland and taken their children into care because of fears they were planning to head to Syria, officials said on Saturday.
  • Breaking the Rules of Opera for a New Generation

    NYT > Netherlands
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The upstart director Lotte de Beer aims to pull classic opera into the 21st century.
  • Man Utd agree fee with Ajax for Blind

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    29 Aug 2014 | 10:15 pm
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  • Police takes Passport away from 10 Members of Jihadi-families

    Bad News from the Netherlands
    30 Aug 2014 | 11:25 am
    Jihadis have again been discovered in the Netherlands. In Huizen the police has taken away the passports of ten people, belonging to two families. They are suspected of identifying with the jihadi movements in Syria and planning to travel there. The four adults of the two families have been arrested. So far 130 Dutch jihadis have traveled to the Middle East and about 30 have returned to the Netherlands. According to the general intelligence service AIVD 14 have fallen in battle and two have committed…
 
 
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  • Police takes Passport away from 10 Members of Jihadi-families

    30 Aug 2014 | 11:25 am
    Jihadis have again been discovered in the Netherlands. In Huizen the police has taken away the passports of ten people, belonging to two families. They are suspected of identifying with the jihadi movements in Syria and planning to travel there. The four adults of the two families have been arrested. So far 130 Dutch jihadis have traveled to the Middle East and about 30 have returned to the Netherlands. According to the general intelligence service AIVD 14 have fallen in battle and two have committed…
  • AIVD Intelligence Service is Losing Track of jihadis

    29 Aug 2014 | 7:40 am
    Due to the cutbacks in the budget and the new dynamics of the jihadi movement the general intelligence service can no longer follow adequately the Dutch jihadi movement. According to the general intelligence service AIVD the Dutch jihadi movement is now more dangerous than ever.www.nrc.nl/nieuws/2014/06/20/veiligheidsdienst-aivd-verliest-zicht-op-escalerend-jihadisme/
  • Advisor of the Anti-Black Pete Movement Quits Due to Death Threats

    28 Aug 2014 | 12:46 am
    Frank King, the legal advisor of the anti-Black Pete movement, is quitting due to intimidation. He has received death threats and hate mail but has also been personally threatened in many other ways. His parents are originally from Surinam.  King reported that one mail said that “I should have been put on a 17th century slave ship, just like my ancestors”. www.nltimes.nl/2014/08/27/anti-zwarte-piet-lawyer-quits-death-threats/
  • The Black Pete Debate: The Call to Boycott Dutch Hema Chain Stores

    27 Aug 2014 | 1:15 am
    The Black Pete debate, which has taken a central place in the Netherlands for well over a year, continues to smolder.  The Hema chain stores have decided to adapt their packaging for the national children’s holiday of Sinterklaas of December 5.  From next year on, they will not include the figure of Black Pete on their packaging.  Many social media users, however, are calling for a boycott of the stores as they want to preserve this major Dutch…
  • Dutch Jihadist Had Leading Position in Foley’s Jail

    27 Aug 2014 | 1:06 am
    The Belgian jihadist, Jejoen Bentinck, has stated that the jail where the decapitated American journalist James Foley was imprisoned had a Dutchman among its leading wardens.  The exact role of the Dutch jihadi, who is reputed to have trained as an engineer in the Netherlands, is not known.  Bentinck was jailed there for some time as well.www.eenvandaag.nl/buitenland/53466/_nederlandse_jihadist_leidde_gevangenis_foley_
 
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    Amsterdam Travel and Visitors Guide

  • “To the canals of Amsterdam I have pledged my whole heart”

    CityDesk
    23 Aug 2014 | 5:11 pm
    Full article: “To the canals of Amsterdam I have pledged my whole heart” Last Saturday saw the finale of the Prinsengrachtconcert (Concert at the Prinsengracht) -- part of an annual series of concerts on and around Amsterdam's canals. The concert traditionally finishes with an ode to Amsterdam, a Dutch song called "Aan de Amsterdamse Grachten." Amsterdam Tourist Information
  • Al Ponte, the best Italian coffee in Amsterdam — with a view

    CityDesk
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:58 am
    Full article: Al Ponte, the best Italian coffee in Amsterdam — with a view Amsterdam is blessed with many great specialty coffee houses, but few garner such consistent praise as Al Ponte. This real Italian coffee kiosk (owned and staffed by Italians) also serves fantastic, freshly made sandwiches. Bonus: gorgeous, panoramic views of the river IJ. Amsterdam Tourist Information
  • Amsterdam weather in August

    CityDesk
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Full article: Amsterdam weather in August On average Amsterdam is the sunniest of the three summer months. It is also the rainiest, but showers tend to be brief. Expect lots of blue skies, dotted with white cumulus clouds. Amsterdam Tourist Information
  • Amsterdam Weather in July

    CityDesk
    1 Jul 2014 | 1:04 pm
    Full article: Amsterdam Weather in July Amsterdam's July weather can be precarious: it's the warmest month of the year, but you can also encounter wet and cool days (or weeks, even). Right now we're having a heatwave, though. Oh, and the sun rises before 6 am and sets around 9:30 pm, making for long days to be enjoyed outdoors. Amsterdam Tourist Information
  • ‘Scam City’ Amsterdam edition used staged scenes, NatGeo admits

    CityDesk
    2 Jun 2014 | 9:00 am
    Full article: ‘Scam City’ Amsterdam edition used staged scenes, NatGeo admits The National Geographic Channel admits that its Scam City TV series uses actors paid to stage crimes. Presenter Conor Woodman is in on the act, but he remains belligerent about it. The City of Amsterdam did not take the broadcast lying down. Amsterdam Tourist Information
 
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  • When Nations Mourn and How the Media Either Helps or Gets in the Way

    carolific
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:13 pm
    First written on July 31, 2014 but I decided to just actually finish it today. Also publishing this weeks after the incident to avoid being insensitive: I’ve been putting off writing about things that caught my eye on the news the past couple of weeks so as to avoid tackling anything depressive. But after weeks of not seeing anything other than Israel’s Operation Protective Edge in Gaza, seeing images of people being hurt on both sides, after the several plane crashes within the same week, and catching a report on the TV showing a parade of hearses in the Netherlands carrying…
  • Pascal Huser

    diegoiagulli
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:12 pm
    Name: Pascal Huser Date of birth: 17.04.1995 Place of birth:  Hardenberg Nationality:  Netherlands Height: 180 cm Position: Forward, Striker Current team:  Heerenveen Contract until: 30.06.2016 Agent: Tim Vrouwe, Forza Sports Group Market value: € 1.200.000 Transfer rumours: Professional debut: Transfer history:  Heerenveen (2012/present) Club experiences: - National team career:  Netherlands U17 National team experiences:  UEFA U17 Championship 2011/12 (6/1, winner) Honours:  UEFA U17 Championship 2012 TH Valuation: 87/100  Team – National Potential Athletic skills: Pace…
  • Consequences of privatization

    internationalednews
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:51 pm
    Dr. Henry Levin In response to our recent post on Sweden, Henry Levin shared “Evaluating Conse
  • Publicis Amsterdam #ALS Campaign #IHAVEALREADYDIED - BRILLIANT!

    mediamagician
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:46 pm
    Watch this brilliant ALS awareness and fundraising campaign:
  • Vic's Pic of the Week--Amsterdam, NL

    Victoria
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:48 pm
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    ECHR BLOG

  • New Book on EU Accession to the ECHR

    28 Aug 2014 | 12:42 am
    In Hart's Legal Publishing series on Modern Studies in European Law, Vasiliki Kosta, Nikos Skoutaris and Vassilis Tzevelekos have published the edited volume The EU Accession to the ECHR. This wide-ranging volume includes over twenty chapters, a few of which were published in a slightly different form before in the European Journal of Human Rights (see my earlier notification here). Tables of case-law, legislation and treaties render this book accessible for those who search for information on a particular issue, much more than edited volumes normally do. The full table of contents can…
  • New ECHR Readings

    26 Aug 2014 | 3:38 am
    Here is another selection of recent academic writings on the European Convention of Human Rights. The newest issue of the Human Rights Law Review (vol. 14, no. 3, September 2014) has been published. Its contents include:* Robert Spano, 'Universality or Diversity of Human Rights?: Strasbourg in the Age of Subsidiarity'* Ed Bates, 'Analysing the Prisoner Voting Saga and the British Challenge to Strasbourg'* James A. Roffee, 'No Consensus on Incest? Criminalisation and Compatibility with the European Convention on Human Rights'Earlier in the month, the EJIL Talk! blog reporter on the Yukos…
  • New Edition of Jacobs White & Ovey ECHR Handbook

    25 Aug 2014 | 2:31 am
    This summer also witnessed the publication of a new version of one of the other widely used handbooks about the ECHR: Jacobs, White & Ovey, The European Convention on Human Rights. This revised sixth edition was edited by Benadette Rainey (Cardiff University), Elizabeth Wicks (University of Leicester) and Claire Ovey (from the Court's Registry) and published with Oxford University Press.The book's case-law has been updated until October 2013. For any further developments occurring between the publication of this version and a future one, the publisher offers an online resource centre,…
  • New Edition of ECHR Handbook Harris Warbrick and O'Boyle

    19 Aug 2014 | 1:29 am
    As announced last week in a guest post, the newest, third edition of the classic Harris, O'Boyle and Warbrick, Law of the European Convention of Human Rights has been published with OUP by Harris, O'Boyle, Bates, and Buckley. It is always an enormous endeavor to update books covering such large fields of law, with a constantly increasing flow of new jurisprudence. This is reflected in the faster need to update. Between the original edition of the book (1995) and the second (2009), the time span was much longer than between the second and current third edition. The new edition slightly exceeds…
  • Fact Sheet on Gender Identity Issues Updated

    15 Aug 2014 | 4:17 am
    The Court has put online a fully updated factsheet on gender identity issues, with the subtitle 'from the Rees case to the Christine Goodwin case' referring to the gradual shift over the years - often used in teaching about the Convention - in the Court's views on the issue. A number of other factsheets have also been recently updated. Over fifty handy factsheets outlining the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights on key issues are now available.
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    Happy Hotelier

  • Google tests Project Wing

    GJE
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:46 am
    Google tests Project Wing A drone delivery system being tested in Australia as their drone regulations are less steep than those in the US. Google tests Project Wing is a post from: Happy Hotelier. Would you like to subscribe to my newsfeed, or my weekly newsletter? Last update: Friday, August 29, 2014Google tests Project Wing is a post from: Happy Hotelier. Would you like to subscribe to my newsfeed, or my weekly newsletter?
  • Wakeup Copenhagen Borgergade – Hotel Reviews by HH (1)

    GJE
    12 Aug 2014 | 5:23 am
    The front of Wakeup Copenhagen Borgergade Introduction to numbered “Hotel Reviews by HH” – cooperation with Hotel Designs My wife and I became hoteliers in 2000 after having fulfilled creative and caring professions unrelated to hospitality. In 2000 we started to convert a dilapidated terraced house next to our own house into a luxury 3 suites “Hotel” or Luxury B & B and operated it under the name Haagsche Suites (i.e. Suites of The Hague) until we’d closed it in December, 2013. Currently I am an almost full-time blogger on several blogs, Happy Hotelier…
  • Wilhelm Lutjens Bookcase – Dutch Design (64)

    GJE
    8 Aug 2014 | 4:21 am
    Wilhelm Lutjens Bookcase – Dutch Design (64) Actually this is more like a “note to self” as I was inspecting an auction of German auction house Quittenbaum to see if I could find something for my Chair Blog (and Yes, I did find some, see Chair Blog’s Quittenbaum section). The bookcase sold for Euro 2,000. I just happen to have a smaller version of same bookcase. Before I throw it away, I should remember I wrote about it here and should bring it to an auction house. Wilhelm Lutjens Bookcase – Dutch Design (64) is a post from: Happy Hotelier. Would you like to…
  • MH 17 Crash

    GJE
    25 Jul 2014 | 3:45 am
    MH17 Crash The Netherlands was shocked when it learned Malaysian Airplane, Flight MH 17, crashed in Ukraine. Presumably the crash was caused by Russian backed rebellions who fired an anti aircraft rocket to it. Of the nearly 300 passengers and crew almost 200 fellow Dutchman died in the crash. There were 80 children amongst them. In an earlier speech the Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs thanked the UN Security Council for adopting a resolution that condemned this act. Wednesday July 23 was a day of National Mourning in the Netherlands. The first 40 bodies came home… MH 17 Crash is a…
  • America’s Cup 35 campaign started

    GJE
    12 Jun 2014 | 7:05 am
    America’s Cup 35 campaign started I’ve been covering the America’s Cup for some time, but realize I forgot to say anything about the no 34 campaign because I was so busy with watching the thriller unfold when the Kiwi’s lost the cup to Oracle after they had build up a lead of 8-1 wins which Jimmy Spithill was able to claw back entirely to win 9-8. I’ve never seen such a comeback in sailing nor any other sport. The rules for the 35st Cup have been negotiated by defender Oracle Team USA, via Golden Gate Yacht Club and Team Australia’s Hamilton Island Yacht Club,…
 
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    FOK!frontpage Nieuws

  • Personeel ebolakliniek Sierra Leone staakt

    30 Aug 2014 | 2:34 pm
    Het medisch personeel van een groot behandelcentrum voor ebola in Sierra Leone heeft het werk neergelegd. Medewerkers krijgen niet betaald en werken onder slechte omstandigheden, liet een van de personeelsleden zaterdag weten. Het personeel van...
  • Reacties op benoeming Tusk

    30 Aug 2014 | 1:43 pm
    De Poolse media reageren zaterdagavond verheugd op de benoeming van premier Donald Tusk tot nieuwe voorzitter van de Europese Raad. De Poolse krant Gazeta Wyborcza noemt de benoeming van Tusk een 'groot succes' voor Polen. De tabloid Fakt voorziet...
  • Rutte praat met Porosjenko over MH17

    30 Aug 2014 | 1:43 pm
    Premier Mark Rutte (VVD) heeft tijdens de Europese top in Brussel een apart gesprek gehad met de Oekraïense president Petro Porosjenko. De twee spraken over het neerhalen van vlucht MH17 en de 'zorgelijke situatie' in Oost-Oekraïne,...
  • Rutte wil onderzoek naar effect sancties

    30 Aug 2014 | 1:42 pm
    Premier Mark Rutte (VVD) wil dat de Europese Commissie gaat onderzoeken welk effect de Europese sancties hebben op Rusland. Dat heeft hij zaterdag gezegd bij aankomst op een Europese top in Brussel, waar de situatie rond Oekraïne op de agenda...
  • Holland Symfonia voortaan Balletorkest

    30 Aug 2014 | 1:37 pm
    Holland Symfonia, de vaste partner van Het Nationale Ballet, heet voortaan Het Balletorkest. De nieuwe naam werd zaterdag onthuld door minister van Cultuur Jet Bussemaker (PvdA) op de Uitmarkt in Amsterdam. Holland Symfonia ontstond in 2002 bij...
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    nrc.nl

  • Ook andere landen willen Dijsselbloem weg hebben

    Laura Klompenhouwer
    30 Aug 2014 | 3:06 pm
    Verschillende landen in de Europese Unie willen dat minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem van Financiën halverwege volgend jaar vertrekt als voorzitter van de Eurogroep. Dat heeft Herman Van Rompuy, de vertrekkend voorzitter van de Europese Raad, vanavond gezegd, meldt persbureau Novum. De Duitse bondskanselier Angela Merkel maakte deze week al kenbaar dat ze vindt dat Dijsselbloem (PvdA) na zijn huidige termijn moet worden opgevolgd door de Spanjaard Luis de Guindos. Gezien de dominante positie van Duitsland in de eurozone kan dat maar één ding betekenen, schreven Petra de Koning en Thijs…
  • Donald Tusk is de nieuwe president van Europa. Wie is hij?

    Laura Klompenhouwer
    30 Aug 2014 | 2:25 pm
    De Poolse premier Donald Tusk wordt de nieuwe EU-president. Dat wil zeggen: hij wordt de voorzitter van de Europese Raad. Wie is hij en wat motiveert hem? Tusk werd op 22 april 1957 geboren in Gdansk, een oude Hanzestad aan de Baltische Zee. Hij komt uit een familie van Kaszuben, een minderheid in het noorden van Polen met een eigen taal en cultuur. Op school werd hij gepest met zijn ook voor Poolse begrippen ongewone naam, schreef correspondent Stéphane Alonso in 2007 na de monsterzege die Tusk het premierschap bracht. Gezinssituatie: vrouw Malgorzata en 2 kinderen. De nu centrumrechtse…
  • Al Pacino probeert tragikomedie. Maar hij is niet grappig, maar depressief

    Marije Willems
    30 Aug 2014 | 11:41 am
    Als er een echte filmster in het huis is, een levende legende zelf, dan verandert een deel van de filmpers na afloop van een persconferentie in een roedel schoolmeisjes die op de witte tafel afstormen, zwaaiend met mobiele telefoons, iPads en handtekeningenblokje. Lees verder op nrc.nl… Lees meer over: Al Pacino
  • Eredivisie: zege voor Cambuur, AZ, Excelsior en sc Heerenveen

    Laura Klompenhouwer
    30 Aug 2014 | 11:26 am
    SC Cambuur blijft ook na vier wedstrijden in de Eredivisie ongeslagen. De Friese club won vandaag thuis met 3-2 van ADO Den Haag en komt daarmee voorlopig achter PSV en PEC Zwolle op de derde plaats terecht. Lees verder op nrc.nl… Lees meer over: ADO, Cambuur, Eredivisie
  • Tusk nieuwe EU-president, Mogherini buitenlandcoördinator

    Laura Klompenhouwer
    30 Aug 2014 | 10:34 am
    De Poolse premier Donald Tusk wordt de nieuwe voorzitter van de Europese Raad. De vrij onervaren Italiaanse minister van Buitenlandse Zaken Federica Mogherini wordt buitenlandcoördinator van de Europese Unie. Lees verder op nrc.nl… Lees meer over: Donald Tusk, Federica Mogherini
 
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  • Spanjaard in trek voor eurogroep

    30 Aug 2014 | 2:34 pm
    Diverse EU-landen vinden de Spaanse minister van Financiën De Guindos geschikt om Jeroen Dijsselbloem op te volgen als voorzitter van de eurogroep. Maandag liet bondskanselier Merkel zich uit voor de Spanjaard. Nu sluiten andere regeringsleiders zich erbij aan, zegt EU-president Van Rompuy.
  • Ebolawijk in Liberia weer open

    30 Aug 2014 | 12:33 pm
    In de Liberiaanse hoofdstad Monrovia is de blokkade van een sloppenwijk waarin veel mensen met ebola wonen, weer opgeheven. De wijk West Point werd vorige week afgesloten, om verspreiding van het virus tegen te gaan.
  • EU-top kiest Tusk en Mogherini

    30 Aug 2014 | 12:10 pm
    De Poolse premier Donald Tusk wordt de nieuwe voorzitter van de Europese Raad. Hij volgt de Belg Herman van Rompuy op, die vijf jaar lang de EU- topontmoetingen heeft voorgezeten.
  • "Strafzaken vertraagd door MH17"

    30 Aug 2014 | 11:35 am
    Door het onderzoek naar de vliegramp met vlucht MH17 wordt onderzoek in strafzaken vertraagd. In een brief die in handen is van RTL4 stelt het NFI dat het vrijwel alle deskundigen en onderzoeksapparatuur inzet voor de identificatie van de slachtoffers.
  • Rebellen Oekraïne winnen terrein

    30 Aug 2014 | 10:41 am
    In het oosten van Oekraïne hebben de rebellen opnieuw gebied veroverd op het regeringsleger. Zowel rond Loegansk als in het uiterste zuidoosten langs de Zee van Azov is terreinwinst geboekt.
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    Telegraaf.nl

  • Williams door in New York

    30 Aug 2014 | 2:53 pm
    Serena Williams heeft zich zaterdag in New York geplaatst voor de vierde ronde van de US Open. De als eerste geplaatste Amerikaanse won met twee keer 6-3 van haar landgenote Varvara Lepchenko. De nummer 1 van de wereldranglijst had in haar eerste twee partijen op Flushing Meadows, eveneens tegen landgenotes, slechts vijf games verloren.
  • Haase/Sijsling onderuit op US Open

    30 Aug 2014 | 2:51 pm
    Robin Haase en Igor Sijsling hebben het zaterdag in de tweede ronde van het dubbelspel bij de US Open in New York niet gered.
  • Kings of Leon weer aan de slag

    30 Aug 2014 | 2:37 pm
    Rockers Kings of Leon hebben hun werk weer opgepakt. Ze waren een paar weken uit de roulatie door de gevolgen van een tourbusongeluk.
  • 'Van Basten feliciteerde me'

    30 Aug 2014 | 2:37 pm
    Marco van Basten ontbreekt bij AZ als gevolg van zijn hartkloppingen, maar de trainer houdt zijn ploeg wel degelijk in de gaten. "Ik kreeg een berichtje van hem", zei uitblinker Steven Berghuis na de 3-1 van de Alkmaarders op FC Dordrecht. "Hij feliciteerde me en zei dat het terecht was."
  • Russische militairen vrij

    30 Aug 2014 | 2:34 pm
    De Russische militairen die maandag in Oekraïne door het leger werden aangehouden, zijn weer op vrije voeten en terug in Rusland. Dat heeft plaatsvervangend commandant Aleksej Ragozin van de Russische luchtmacht zaterdag gezegd, meldde het Russische persbureau Interfax.
 
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    nrc.nl

  • Ook andere landen willen Dijsselbloem weg hebben

    Laura Klompenhouwer
    30 Aug 2014 | 3:06 pm
    Verschillende landen in de Europese Unie willen dat minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem van Financiën halverwege volgend jaar vertrekt als voorzitter van de Eurogroep. Dat heeft Herman Van Rompuy, de vertrekkend voorzitter van de Europese Raad, vanavond gezegd, meldt persbureau Novum. De Duitse bondskanselier Angela Merkel maakte deze week al kenbaar dat ze vindt dat Dijsselbloem (PvdA) na zijn huidige termijn moet worden opgevolgd door de Spanjaard Luis de Guindos. Gezien de dominante positie van Duitsland in de eurozone kan dat maar één ding betekenen, schreven Petra de Koning en Thijs…
  • Donald Tusk is de nieuwe president van Europa. Wie is hij?

    Laura Klompenhouwer
    30 Aug 2014 | 2:25 pm
    De Poolse premier Donald Tusk wordt de nieuwe EU-president. Dat wil zeggen: hij wordt de voorzitter van de Europese Raad. Wie is hij en wat motiveert hem? Tusk werd op 22 april 1957 geboren in Gdansk, een oude Hanzestad aan de Baltische Zee. Hij komt uit een familie van Kaszuben, een minderheid in het noorden van Polen met een eigen taal en cultuur. Op school werd hij gepest met zijn ook voor Poolse begrippen ongewone naam, schreef correspondent Stéphane Alonso in 2007 na de monsterzege die Tusk het premierschap bracht. Gezinssituatie: vrouw Malgorzata en 2 kinderen. De nu centrumrechtse…
  • Al Pacino probeert tragikomedie. Maar hij is niet grappig, maar depressief

    Marije Willems
    30 Aug 2014 | 11:41 am
    Als er een echte filmster in het huis is, een levende legende zelf, dan verandert een deel van de filmpers na afloop van een persconferentie in een roedel schoolmeisjes die op de witte tafel afstormen, zwaaiend met mobiele telefoons, iPads en handtekeningenblokje. Lees verder op nrc.nl… Lees meer over: Al Pacino
  • Eredivisie: zege voor Cambuur, AZ, Excelsior en sc Heerenveen

    Laura Klompenhouwer
    30 Aug 2014 | 11:26 am
    SC Cambuur blijft ook na vier wedstrijden in de Eredivisie ongeslagen. De Friese club won vandaag thuis met 3-2 van ADO Den Haag en komt daarmee voorlopig achter PSV en PEC Zwolle op de derde plaats terecht. Lees verder op nrc.nl… Lees meer over: ADO, Cambuur, Eredivisie
  • Tusk nieuwe EU-president, Mogherini buitenlandcoördinator

    Laura Klompenhouwer
    30 Aug 2014 | 10:34 am
    De Poolse premier Donald Tusk wordt de nieuwe voorzitter van de Europese Raad. De vrij onervaren Italiaanse minister van Buitenlandse Zaken Federica Mogherini wordt buitenlandcoördinator van de Europese Unie. Lees verder op nrc.nl… Lees meer over: Donald Tusk, Federica Mogherini
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  • Two Belgian tanks ram each other on Dutch motorway

    Orangemaster
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:18 am
    Dear stand-up comedians: Christmas has come early this year. Like two cars swerving to avoid a duck crossing the road in slow motion, two Belgian Piranha-type tanks rammed each other near Valkenswaard, Limburg on the busy N69 (giggle) motorway, attempting to avoid a tractor. Both tanks are leaking fuel, but fortunately no one was hurt. I’m sure some egos are bruised though, as they should be. Let me see how many cheap shots I can take before reading other people’s comments: ‘Sergeant! There’s a big green tractor that keeps getting closer! BAM! ‘Whew! It’s a…
  • Car rental video redefines the art of local advertising

    Orangemaster
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:33 am
    The Dutch don’t do local TV commercials, as most of them are either made nationally or dubbed from countries like France (you’ll notice everybody is white, shorter and has dark hair). There’s no tacky second-hand car salesman ads, with the exception of a bed and mattress chain that went rogue a few decades back. Dutch car rental company Diks, a generic surname like Smith in Dutch, has gone rogue too and made their own commercial. It’s a short movie full of corny Dutch puns (great for learning Dutch catch phrases), the Diks family men showing off their resemblance and…
  • Dutch DJ duo Soul Cartel remix Yoko Ono

    Orangemaster
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:13 am
    The 1980′s song ‘Yes, I’m Your Angel’ by Yoko Ono has been given a dance remix by Dutch DJ duo Soul Cartel (Nicolas Vesters & David van Ansem) and they only had a week to come up with it. They kept the vocals and changed the rest, which Ono’s management liked and put it on the album ‘Angel (The Remixes)’ along with tracks by a bunch of other DJs, all of which is available as of today in iTunes. You can hear part of the song here, and if you go to iTunes you can hear more. What strikes me is that if you listen to the original, Yoko’s not so…
  • Henk Krol refuses to pay back subsidies

    Branko Collin
    25 Aug 2014 | 5:46 am
    Former parliamentarian Henk Krol refuses to pay back subsidies that he allegedly used to bankroll his sex shop GayTel. According to AD, the Ministry of Education is knocking at the door of the foundation Vrienden van de Gay Krant (Friends of de Gay Krant, a gay paper) to get their money back. The foundation has demanded that former chairman Krol pay up. The foundation has accused him of bad management. Krol refused to comment. AD wrote in April this year that Krol used “the subsidies as his private ATM”. The subsidies were meant to build an online meeting place for teenage gays…
  • Extending the self into the corporate cloud

    Branko Collin
    24 Aug 2014 | 12:19 pm
    I went to Interference last weekend, a hacker convention run by anarchists in a former squat called Binnenpret. Most Dutch people know the part of the complex called OCCII, a music venue on Amstelveenseweg. The talks were somewhat similar to what I have encountered at other hacker conventions in the past. If there was a difference, it was that in the Q&As audience members were criticizing language that could be used as a weapon, as a means to disempower outgroups. Also, the hosts did not appear to serve coffee. Cory Shores had a talk about post-humanism and spoke about the blind…
 
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    Eating Amsterdam Tours

  • Five of the Best Foodie Gifts from Amsterdam

    Ashley Howe
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:16 pm
    Amsterdam is a city that loves food. Whether it’s snacking on a stroopwafel, filling up on new herring, or going to the latest restaurant to check out the menu, food is something that Amsterdammers are passionate about. Sadly, you won’t be able to take herring or bitterballen on the plane, though that’s probably for the best. We have rounded up the perfect foodie gifts that you should be able to pack in your suitcase. Stroopwaffels come in cute tins that make great gifts! 5 Best Food and Drink Gifts to Buy in Amsterdam Cheese Cheese is a classic Dutch staple food. Locals eat it for…
  • Something Fishy Going On… Best Places to Eat Herring in Amsterdam

    Julia Evans
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:29 pm
    Amsterdam is famous for having a laid back attitude to things that might be frowned on in other places. There is one thing in particular that is available on almost every street corner here in Amsterdam, which you might be hard-pressed finding elsewhere. Sure, people might partake behind closed doors in other cities, but here in Amsterdam, we enjoy it right out in the open for all to see. We’re talking about herring, of course. Herring – a Dutch staple Herring, the salty fish specialty straight from the North Sea, is one of (if not THE) signature foods of the Netherlands. And when in…
  • Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Amsterdam’s Red Light District but Were Afraid to Ask

    Sonia Kolasinska
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:38 pm
    When you hear Amsterdam, you probably think: canals, cannabis and the Red Light District. Not surprisingly, as you’re wandering the streets of the Oudezijds Voorburgwal and Oudezijds Achterburgwal, you’re likely to have a lot of questions about the Red Light District (RLD), feeling a mixture of curiosity and embarrassment. Don’t worry, we’ve got it covered. Read on to find out everything you need to know about the RLD… Amsterdam’s Red Light District has been drawing crowds for decades… How does it work? When you’re walking down the narrow streets of the RLD (also…
  • Gluten-free Amsterdam: Where to Eat in Amsterdam on a Gluten-Free Diet

    Chantal Hintze
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:11 pm
    Sticking to a gluten-free diet in a country that has a not-too-secret love affair with bread and its various toppings (kaas / cheese, pindakaas / peanutbutter and hagelslag / chocolate sprinkles to name but a few) can seem like mission impossible. But, in fact, it’s not all that difficult if you know where to go. And we’re here to point you in the gluten-free direction. So leave your rice cakes at home and come to check out Amsterdam! Fresh produce is one of the delicious benefits of going gluten-free… Breakfast in Amsterdam Yoghurt Barn De Pijp neighborhood appears to be the…
  • Grachtenfestival, or how to Combine Summer, Canals and Classical Music

    Sonia Kolasinska
    13 Aug 2014 | 6:34 pm
    What is one of the most iconic things associated with Amsterdam? Canals, of course. And Amsterdammers know best how to celebrate their beauty, especially during the upcoming annual Grachtenfestival (Canal Festival). There are many summer festivals in Amsterdam, but as far as music events are concerned, the classical Grachtenfestival along the canals is one of the most scenic. Amsterdam’s canals are too picturesque NOT to be home to their own festival… Already in its 17th edition, this year’s festival runs from August 15 to 24, 2014, giving you the chance to listen to classical…
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    Netherlands Tourism

  • Top 10 most visited museums in the Netherlands

    Jan M.
    8 Aug 2014 | 12:35 am
    The Netherlands has a wide range of museums which gives the necessary attention to art and culture from both home and abroad. Art brings imagination, color and emotion in life and is a way to express our  creativity and emotions. Many agree that a healthy society can not do without art, and whatever position you take on this, history and present teaches us that people have always had a fascination for all kinds of art. To give you some inspiration and information below you find the 10 most visited museums in the Netherlands: 1. Van Gogh Museum (1.48 million visitors in 2012) The Van Gogh…
  • GelreDome in Arnhem

    Jan M.
    31 Jul 2014 | 11:29 pm
    For a country that adores the sports of football, it is not really surprising to have football stadiums across the Netherlands. Aside from the football stadiums with UEFA’s 5-star rating like the Amsterdam Arena in Amsterdam and Feijenoord Stadion, also more commonly known as De Kuip, in Rotterdam, there is also another stadium in the Netherlands which is a nice venue not only for football games but also for concerts and other shows. The GelreDome in Arnhem is home to the football club of Vitesse and has a maximum seating capacity of 34,000 and was also one of the places of the 2000 UEFA…
  • Middelburg

    Jan M.
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:19 am
    City Hall of Middelburg The country of the Netherlands has a lot of tourist attractions where its rich history and spectacular sights and views are showcased. Although it is a small country, every tourist destination will surely captivate you. One of the famous places in this country that is often visited by tourists is the city of Middelburg. Middelburg, the capital of the province of Zeeland, is a small and quiet city with an estimate of 47,000 in population and is surrounded by canals and a star-shaped ring of grachten. It is also one of the oldest towns in the Netherlands. History This is…
  • Sport- en Belevingscentrum De Scheg

    Jan M.
    14 Jul 2014 | 11:48 pm
    The Sport- en Belevingscentrum De Scheg in Deventer features over 20,000 square meters of fun, including swimming pools, water slides, ice rinks, squash courts, and sports halls. It also has its own catering facility and sunbathing areas. Address: Piet van Donkplein 1 7422 LW Deventer Netherlands Phone:+31 570 659 777 Website: http://www.sportbedrijfdeventer.nl/   The post Sport- en Belevingscentrum De Scheg appeared first on Netherlands Tourism.
  • Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

    Jan M.
    14 Jul 2014 | 11:36 pm
    The Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam or Municipal Museum Amsterdam, is a museum for design, contemporary art and modern art from the early 20th century until the 21st century, which can be found in Amsterdam, the most populated and capital city of the Netherlands. The collection is composed of the works of artists such as Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Andy Warhol, Lucio Fontana, Marlene Dumas, Gilbert and George, Wassily Kandinsky, Marc Chagall, and Vincent Van Gogh. History The Stedelijk Museum opened its doors to the public on September 14, 1895. It was designed by a Dutch architect named Adriaan…
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