In these turbulent times, many people are shackled to their homes.

People working in the cultural sector also had to change their agendas. keeps track of which new initiatives have emerged from this.

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Alternative to moved Boekenweek from 6 March

The 2021 Book Week will be moved to the summer due to corona.

So from 6 to 14 March there will be no Book Week, but according to the Collective Propaganda Foundation of the Dutch Book (CPNB) it will be a week full of books.

From 6 to 14 March,

CPNB will be organizing various online and offline activities

under the title

The Preface to the Boekenweek

, which will celebrate the book and encourage everyone to continue to support his or her favorite bookstore.

Among other things, there will be a special TV broadcast from the empty theater in Amsterdam on 5 March.

Various well-known writers will pass by to celebrate the book together and at the same time lift a tip of the veil of the traditional Boekenbal for the viewer at home.

Monday at 4:53 PM

Online sing-along party with hits by André Hazes senior

Because 2021 is the year in which André Hazes senior, who died in 2004, would have turned seventy, nineteen artists will sing

songs by the folk singer

during the livestream

Een Rondje Hazes

on Saturday 27 February 


Among others Tino Martin, Trijntje Oosterhuis, Willeke Alberti, Lil 'Kleine and OG3NE perform his songs.

The livestream will be broadcast from 7.30 pm from the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.

Tickets can be ordered online.

Thursday, February 18 at 12:35 PM

The Rolling Stones exhibition in the Groninger Museum can also be seen online


, the exhibition about The Rolling Stones in the Groninger Museum, can also be viewed online soon.

Due to the lockdown, the Groninger Museum has been closed for months, so the exhibition has hardly been visited.

On Friday, museum director Andreas Blühm will give a guided tour via the internet.

Some other initiatives are also underway, such as a 360 degree tour.

Earlier it was announced that the end of the exhibition has been moved from February 28 to March 28.

Sunday, February 14 at 6:11 PM

Trijntje Oosterhuis sings valentine


"Love is



LoveStream Live

together with your love

", says Trijntje Oosterhuis enthusiastically about the fact that she is going to sing valentine


from her followers with her love



"Tonight after curfew," the singer announces the start time.

"Send your valentine request numbers via a message on my Instagram."

Saturday, February 13 at 7:13 PM

Nasrdin Dchar streams show about love on Valentine's Day

On February 14, Nasrdin Dchar plays and streams a one-off Valentine's edition of his show


, in which he celebrates the love between him and his wife Amy.

"In these hectic times in which we take a lot, in which it sometimes feels as if we have ended up in a hopeless situation and in which many people are angry and disappointed, I think it is good to reflect on what binds us: love "said the actor and comedian.

"That's why I want to play my show about love on the day we celebrate love."

The livestream can be followed on Sunday via the website of the Amsterdam Meervaart Theater.

Tuesday, February 9 at 11:10 AM

DeWolff plays albums in its entirety during ten-day livestream

From 14 to 23 March, rock band DeWolff will play its own nine albums in full and in chronological order during a ten-day live stream from the Utrecht pop venue TivoliVredenburg.

Every evening at 8.30 pm, a different album with guest musicians follows via the website of the pop hall.

Tuesday, February 9 at 6:28 AM

José James gives a free Valentine's

concert from the Concertgebouw On Valentine's Day, jazz singer José James will give a free concert from the Amsterdam Concertgebouw during an edition of

Empty Concertgebouw Sessions

together with his partner, singer-songwriter Taali


The couple sings love songs, including valentine classics and their own songs.

The concert starts at 8.30 pm and can be viewed via the Concertgebouw website.

James and Taali have been living in Amsterdam since January to share their knowledge for a year with students from the pop and jazz department of the Conservatorium van Amsterdam (CvA).

Saturday, January 9 at 2:54 PM

Tony Junior streams DJ set with audience from Taiwan On

Saturday, January 9, starting at 6:30 PM, Tony Junior will livestream his DJ set from a Taiwanese nightclub via Twitch.

According to the corona rules in that country, a public may be present.

Tony Junior is currently on tour in the Asian country for five weeks.

Wednesday, December 23 at 2:30 PM

Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra streams concert for the elderly

Hundreds of nursing homes will be shown a special stream by the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra (NPO) around Christmas.

The orchestra gives a performance in an empty Concertgebouw, where thousands of elderly people were brought together in previous years.

The Feestconcert can also be seen on 25 and 26 December via Ziggo and KPN.

The Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra and the Concertgebouw will also share the performance themselves on December 30 via YouTube and Facebook.

Tuesday, December 22 at 5:55 AM

Cynthia McLeod links 

How much was the sugar?

to BLM

During an online lecture, writer Cynthia McLeod will give a lecture on her book 

How expensive was the sugar?

, which was made into a film in 2013.

The writer promises to use the book to explain how slavery has ensured that Black Lives Matter is topical to this day.

The audience can ask questions.

Tickets can be ordered via the website of the Zoetermeer library.

Friday, December 18 at 11:59 AM

Nightwish gives virtual reality performances


An Evening with Nightwish in a Virtual World

, Nightwish performs in virtual reality in an inn.

On Friday, March 12 and Saturday, March 13, 2021, fans can join a performance of ninety minutes, where the aim is to give them the feeling that they are really there themselves.

You pay 25 euros for two evenings with different setlists.

Wednesday, December 16 at 5:18 AM

Davina Michelle gives a live stream

concert Davina Michelle will give a live stream concert from the Van Nelle factory in Rotterdam on 18 December from 8 p.m.

Those interested pay what they themselves donate for


, a reference to Michelle's canceled tour.

Tickets can be purchased through the singer's website.

Saturday, December 12 at 7:20 PM

Audience is jury in online court

drama From 21 December, the public can be the jury in the online court drama about the murder of a priest for seven days from 21 December onwards.

Jan Kooijman plays the role of prosecutor.

Wednesday, December 9 at 4:22 AM

Nasrdin Dchar looks back on 2020 in livestream

Nasrdin Dchar will make

 his debut in a livestream

on Saturday with a look back at 2020 in the performance



"That's why I sometimes call this performance my own New Year's Eve conference", the actor said in

de Volkskrant


"With the difference that he does not like to laugh and is less close to current events."

According to Dchar, the word 'corona' does not appear in the performance. 


can be seen via ITALive.

Sunday, December 6 at 13:24

Hotel concept Roel van Velzen and Rudolph van Veen

Roel van Velzen and Rudolph van Veen organize Hotel op Stelten, where visitors can cook, play games and enjoy music interactively during a hotel stay.

The musician and cook promise a corona-proof event, including an after-party.

Sunday, December 6 at 10:24 AM

Celebration of Surinamese painting

With the

Surinamese School


, the Stedelijk Museum has the ambition to investigate the cohesion and dynamics between different generations of Surinamese artists.

The exhibition, which consists of more than 100 works of art by 35 artists, takes the visitor on a tour of painting from around 1910 to the mid-1980s. 

Surinamese School 

can be visited from December 12, 2020 to May 31, 2021.

Thursday, December 3 at 7:31 AM

K-pop group Blackpink gives live stream concert

The Korean girl band Blackpink will give a live stream concert on December 27 that can be followed via YouTube.

The show can also be viewed afterwards.

Tickets to watch the concert cost about 25 euros.

It will be the first time that the four ladies perform the songs from their first album

The Album





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Tuesday, December 1 at 2:36 PM

André Rieu organizes virtual Christmas concert

André Rieu fans can watch an online Christmas concert by the Limburg violinist around Christmas.

Rieu announced this on his Facebook page on Tuesday.

The concert consists of a selection made by Rieu and his wife of their favorite performances from the past fifteen years. 

"Unfortunately you could not come to Maastricht this summer, so I will just bring Maastricht to you," said the violinist.

"We looked back at these concerts with a smile and a tear and I am sure that you will experience the same emotions. This concert is bursting with nostalgia and I would prefer to jump on stage right now," he continues.

Ticket holders can watch the 150-minute show a maximum of three times from December 19 to January 3.

Thursday, November 26 at 6:22 AM

Sting, Kesha and Elvis Costello perform at benefit concert

Sting, Elvis Costello and Kesha, among others, perform during the virtual benefit concert Meditate America for care workers, veterans and traumatized families.

Katy Perry, Hugh Jackman and some other celebrities will host the event.

Meditate America can be followed online for free on December 4 from 1.00 am Dutch time.

Director David Lynch is one of the initiators.

Wednesday, November 25 at 5:18 AM

Shawn Mendes Releases Concert Film Through Netflix

"I know you miss the live shows," said singer Shawn Mendes.

"That's why we're releasing my Toronto concert as a concert movie on Netflix."

The concert film can be streamed on Wednesday from 9.01 am.

Wednesday, November 18 at 5:22 AM

Martijn Koning and Art Rooijakkers via livestream Climate Comedy Night On

Wednesday, the fourth edition of the Climate Comedy Night will take place online because of the corona crisis.

Martijn Koning, among others, can be seen via a free live stream from 8 p.m.

Art Rooijakkers talks the evening, with King Kiki Schippers and Rayen Panday, together.

Tuesday, November 17 at 9:55 AM

Leiden Student Choir gives live stream

concert The Leiden Student Choir, together with Orchestra Collegium Musicum, provides two live stream concerts with works by Antonio Vivaldi and Béla Bartók, among others.

The concerts can be viewed for free on December 13 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. via the orchestra's website.

Thursday, November 12 at 8:29 AM

Music festival Le Guess Who?

both offline and online

The Utrecht music festival Le Guess Who?

takes place in hybrid form this year.

In addition to a physical program adapted due to the corona pandemic, the organizers will also offer an online TV channel free of charge from 13 to 15 November.

Tuesday, November 10 at 3:46 PM

Benefit concert with Stevie Wonder and Céline Dion 

The American non-profit organization Nurse Heroes has announced a benefit concert on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 26).

The benefit concert, which is intended to raise money for essential medical workers, will include Stevie Wonder, Céline Dion, Gloria Estefan, Emily Estefan, Andrea Bocelli, The Black Eyed Peas, Josh Groban, Carole King, Maluma, David Foster , Katharine McPhee-Foster, Leslie Odom Jr., Pitbull, Allen Stone, and The Wailers.

The event is hosted by Whoopi Goldberg.

Billy Crystal and Oprah Winfrey will also be involved in the event.

A choir of fifty nurses will also perform.

The concert will take place on the night of 26 to 27 November at 1.00 am Dutch time.

It can be followed worldwide on the website of the organization.

Tuesday, November 10 at 7:28 AM

Armin van Buuren puts DJ set online

Armin van Buuren played a DJ set during the AMF presents Top 100 DJs Awards 2020. The DJ has made the set available via his YouTube channel.

Monday, November 9 at 5:26 AM

Metallica gives pay-per-view concert for the first time Metallica will give a pay-per-view concert

on Saturday for the first time in the history of the rock band.

The proceeds from the acoustic performance will benefit the rock band's charitable foundation.

Thursday, November 5 at 3:29 PM

Mauritshuis gives first digital live tour

For the first time, the Mauritshuis in The Hague will give a live tour.


Girl with the Pearl


the Goldfinch

and the paintings by Rembrandt van Rijn can be seen from home on Sunday 15 November from 3.30 pm.

Virtual visitors can ask questions about the artworks via a chat function.

Thursday, November 5 at 7:41 AM

Pathé treats free film online for two weeks

Now that the cinemas are temporarily closed again due to the tightened measures, Pathé is once again treating the whole of the Netherlands with Pathé Thuis.

From Thursday, the Dutch will receive a film every day during these fourteen days that they can watch at home via the streaming service.

Pathé announces the film of the day every day at 9 a.m. via social media.

Among others,

Hotel Mumbai



will be on display.

Creating a Pathé Thuis account is free and there is no subscription fee.

Wednesday, November 4 at 8:22 AM

Halina Reijn and colleagues tell stories from 

Alice in Wonderland

Halina Reijn, Ramsey Nasr and Jacob Derwig, among others, tell stories from the book 

Alice in Wonderland

by Lewis Carroll.

The episodes can be viewed daily from 5 p.m. on the International Theater Amsterdam website.

Tuesday, November 3 at 4:01 PM

K3 gives live stream

concert K3 will perform again for the first time since February.

The girl group will give a live stream concert next Friday.

Hanne, Marthe and Klaasje will present their new album

Dance of the Pharaoh.

The record is part of the film of the same name that K3 recorded last summer.

"Normally we present our album to a select audience. We are therefore happy that for the first time in the history of K3 our album presentation is being streamed live", says Klaasje.

Fans who want access to the live stream must register before November 12 at 

Tuesday, November 3 at 6:56 AM

Bruce Springsteen makes radio show from home

From November 8, Bruce Springsteen's radio show 

From My Home To Yours can

be heard between 10:00 and 12:00 on KINK's theme channel KINK DNA Classics.

For fourteen episodes, the singer plays music from his own collection and talks about the special zeitgeist of the present.

Monday, November 2 at 4:46 AM

British band Gorillaz gives live stream concerts in December

The British band Gorillaz gives

live stream

concerts on December 12 and 13.

Tickets are sold through the Gorillaz website.

In September, the band announced a single featuring The Cure vocalist Robert Smith.

The song is part of the musical series 

Song Machine


Thursday, October 29 at 8:35 AM

GoodFellas can

be seen in cinemas

again after thirty years


can be seen in Dutch cinemas again from 26 November.

It is a special 4K restoration with digitized image and sound.

The gangster film follows the lives of three 'goodfellas' who are part of one of New York's most famous families.

The 1990 gangster movie was directed by Martin Scorsese.

Joe Pesci won an Oscar for his


role in


, which was the movie with the most swear words for a while.

The word 'fuck' appears 246 times in the true event-based film starring Robert De Niro and Ray Liotta, mainly thanks to Pesci's character Tommy DeVito.

Thursday, October 22 at 7:03 AM

Online lectures on Rembrandt's oeuvre

The Hammer Museum in Los Angeles offers three online lectures on the paintings, drawings and paintings of Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669).

The first lecture focuses on the self-portraits of the Leiden artist.

The lectures, led by museum director John Walsh, start weekly on Mondays at 7:00 am Dutch time.

Thursday, October 22 at 6:08 AM

Sam Feldt gives live stream concert with band

Sam Feldt will give a live stream

concert on


The DJ promises to bring a band "with saxophone, keyboard and drums".

Tuesday, October 20 at 9:12 AM

Kylie Minogue gives live stream


on November 7

Kylie Minogue will give a

live stream

concert on November 7, the day after her album

Disco is


The concert, which

is called

Infinite Disco

, can be followed from 9 p.m. and tickets cost 17.50 euros.

Ticket owners can also watch the show afterwards.

The Australian pop star recently released all of the singles



Say Something


the album


Join me on a journey to my INFINITE DISCO, a performance spectacular streamed across the globe on November 7!

🌎🌍🌏 ...


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Monday, October 19 at 7:05 AM

Virtual exhibition Karel Appel in Dubai

Opera Gallery in Dubai exhibits work by Karel Appel (1921-2006),

Gulf Today



The Dutch painter and sculptor broke through in the 1940s as a member of the artist collective Cobra.

Cobra stands for Copenhagen, Brussels and Amsterdam, the cities where the initiators came from.

Thursday, October 15 at 4:27 PM

Literary festival Crossing Border online this year

The literary festival Crossing Border will take place online this year.

The organization reports that all performances can be followed via livestreams.

Interviews and performances can be followed by Connie Palmen, Joost Oomen and Nana Adjoa, among others.

Various international bands also perform.

The festival lasts from 3 to 8 November.

Wednesday, October 14 at 6:49 AM

Niall Horan wants to raise money with show for crew

Niall Horan is currently touring Europe - a show on October 17 in the Ziggo Dome was also on the agenda - but the corona virus threw a spanner in the works.

Part of his crew has been forced to find other temporary work and that is why the former One Direction singer wants to help them.

"The people who work behind the scenes are being forgotten," the artist told the



"And those are the people with mortgages and families."

From Friday, October 16, fans can buy a ticket to the concert that Horan will give on November 7 at the Royal Albert Hall.

He hopes that at least 60,000 tickets will be sold.

He donates all the proceeds to his crew members.

Wednesday, October 14 at 6:37 AM

DI-RECT gives live stream


in Kurhaus

Now that it has become clear that live concerts are not planned for the time being (at least not on a larger scale), DI-RECT has decided to give a show in Kurhaus in Scheveningen and live stream it.

The band will perform the repertoire with a string and wind orchestra.

"Together with our fans, we want to have something to look forward to and end this bizarre year musically with dignity," said the band from The Hague.

Tickets for the show on December 11, 2020 are on sale from Friday October 16.

Tuesday, September 1 at 4:46 AM

Boef gives corona-proof performance in Utrecht

Boef will give a performance in the Scala Theater in Utrecht on 23 October.

The rapper promises a "completely corona-proof" performance and gives previews of the theater setup that should make this possible.

Saturday, August 29 at 2:29 PM

Highlights festival Into The Great Wide Open on NPO2 Extra On

Saturday from 6.30 pm NPO2 Extra will broadcast a two-hour special about festival Into The Great Wide Open.

Highlights can be seen from performances by Typhoon, Eefje de Visser, Ben Howard, Fresku and Wende Snijders, among others.

Tomorrow's Broadcast isn't the only one this weekend.

Tonight, the @vpro will broadcast highlights from Into The Great Wide Open on @ NPO2extra for two hours from 18:30.

With headliners like Ben Howard, but also homegrown bands and audience favorites like Charles Bradley and SUUNS.


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Tuesday, August 25 at 4:26 AM

Diplo and Blackbear guest artists at live stream concert Ellie Goulding

Ellie Goulding has Diplo and Blackbear as guests at her live stream concert around her fourth studio album

Brightest Blue


The DJ and singer-songwriter and producer can be seen on Wednesday at Goulding's

The Brightest Blue Experience

, which will be broadcast from the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

Thursday, July 30 at 4:59 AM

Roxeanne Hazes does sold out intimate concert

After the intimate concert of Roxeanne Hazes in the Tolhuistuin in Amsterdam was quickly sold out, the singer has decided to give a second concert in the Vondelpark Openluchttheater on 29 August.

"To prevent more than the permitted 250 visitors, the site will be closed," said Hazes.

Monday, July 27 at 7:00 AM


Pride can

be seen for free during Pride week

Due to the corona crisis, Pride week will be canceled in 2020.

That is why streaming platform Cinetree offers the film 


 from Monday 27 July to Sunday 2 August for free via its own website.

The movie


is based on the true story of the initiative Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners.

During Gay Pride of 1984, a group of gay rights activists decided to raise money for the striking British miners.

The special collaboration envisioned by the activists, however, did not appear to be obvious: the miners were embarrassed and did not want to receive their support.

Thursday, July 9 at 10:13 AM

Ronnie Flex gives a performance with a four-course dinner

On Friday 31 July, Ronnie Flex will give a dinner show where guests will be presented with various performances between 20:00 and 01:00.

The special dinner takes place in the Rotterdam Maassilo and consists of four courses.

Brotherly Love applies the same concept on July 11, Bizzey puts on a show on July 17.

Thursday, July 9 at 4:42 AM

Dj Paul Elstak gives dinner show

On July 31, Dj Paul Elstak gives a dinner show in Puttershoek, South Holland.

The DJ promises a three-course dinner followed by a two-hour DJ show by himself.

Wednesday, July 1 at 7:50 AM

Xander de Buisonjé celebrates birthday with dinner shows

Xander de Buisonjé turns 47 on 19 July and celebrates it with four dinner shows in Amsterdam and Rotterdam.

"What could be more fun than celebrating it on stage?"

said the singer about his birthday.

Wednesday, July 1 at 7:29 AM

Roxeanne Hazes gives open air concert

Roxeanne Hazes gives an open air concert on 21 August in the Tolhuistuin in Amsterdam.

"This concert takes place during a dinner in the garden, provided by the great chefs of Restaurant THT," said the singer.

"During this evening, the guidelines of the RIVM regarding COVID-19 will of course be taken into account."

Monday, June 29 at 11:46 AM

Akwasi and others at North Sea Jazz 2020 in Concert

Gregory Porter, Ibrahim Maalouf, Benjamin Herman, Michelle David and Akwasi, among others, will perform on July 11 during the North Sea Jazz 2020 in Concert live stream: Metropole Orkest & Friends.

The performances can be seen on NPO2 from 11.15 pm and via various streaming platforms.

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