2000 in the Netherlands

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This article lists some of the events that took place in the Netherlands in 2000.



  • January 27 - Gerrit Komrij is chosen as poet of the fatherland.
  • January 29 - Paul Scheffer's essay on the multicultural drama appears in the NRC Handelsblad.
  • February 14 - The first episode of De Bus airs on TV.
  • April 22 - Six Flags Holland reopens with 4 new roller-coasters.
  • April 23 - Beginning of Emperor Akihito's state visit to the Netherlands.
  • June 22 - A 10-year-old girl is murdered in the Beatrixpark of Schiedam.
  • May 13 – Fireworks disaster in Enschede killing 23 and destroying an entire neighbourhood.
  • September 15 - Expedition Robinson airs for the first time on Dutch TV.
  • October 1 - The ban on brothels is lifted.
  • December 16 - Beginning of a 3-day revolt in the Graafsewijk neighborhood in 's-Hertogenbosch
  • December 19 - The Hells Angels invade the RTL-studio where TV presenters Frits Barend and Henk van Dorp are abused for spending too much time on Sam Klepper's funeral, which was under escort of the Hells Angels. They apologize on air and don't press any charges.
  • undated - Communist activist and former secretary of the Red Youth, Lucien van Hoesel dies due to an intracranial hemorrhage.
  • undated - Prostitution is legalized in the Netherlands.


  • March 17 – World Online is floated on the Amsterdam stock exchange
  • April 13 - Nina Brink is fired as the chairwoman of the commissary council of World Online


See also


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