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Feb
27
Wed
Praatcafe – Language Exchange Event @ kua taco bar
ALL DAY

Rotterdams Praatcafe is a social group for anyone interested in practising Dutch in a cozy environment. Any Dutch language learners can enjoy practising Dutch at ease and with fun. In order to do that, we bring into the group enthusiastic Dutch language learners, professional Dutch teachers, professional language coaches and other social Dutch native speakers. Together we will create creative and social events to make friends, have a lot of fun and practise speaking Dutch. Events will be held in Rotterdam.

 

They will host a language exchange Rotterdam event on Wednesday 30th January, where everyone can speak the language(s) he or she wants to socialize in. Wednesday from 19.30-22h.

 

 

 

 

Mar
1
Fri
Amsterdam Coffee Festival @ westergasfabriek
ALL DAY
Amsterdam Coffee Festival @ Westergasfabriek | Amsterdam | Noord-Holland | Netherlands

The Amsterdam Coffee Festival celebrates Amsterdam’s exciting local coffee and artisan food scene. With over 10,000 visitors expected to this event, following on the success of The London Coffee Festival, this promises to be an unmissable event for all coffee lovers, urban foodies, and of course, key industry professionals.

Come and be inspired by champion baristas from some of Europe’s best espresso bars, see all the latest products and trends. Learn about the science and art of coffee.

Experience the fun and vibrant atmosphere, full of art, music and good energy. Taste amazing coffees, delicious food and exquisite cocktails.

Enjoy!

Fiets en Wandelbeurs’ – the event for cyclists and hikers @ jaarbeurs utrecht
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Fiets en Wandelbeurs' - the event for cyclists and hikers @ Jaarbeurs Utrecht | Utrecht | Utrecht | Netherlands

Fiets en Wandelbeurs’ the event for cyclists and walkers, Utrecht 2019

This event claims to be “the best event for cyclists and walkers” delivering information on:

– super destinations for the sports,

– agencies with walking and cycling trips/holidays,

– information stations for seasoned walkers and cyclists,

– compelling stories from sporting professionals,

– a variety of bikes such as e-bikes, mountainbikes, and trekking bikes,

– stands selling outdoor clothing and equipment,

– three cycle courses for visitors to test out,

– a kids adventure track, and

– free entry to the ‘e-bike Xperience’.

 

The event will be held on Friday 1, Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 March  in halls 1,  2, and 3 at the Jaarbeurs in Utrecht:

Beatrixgebouw
Jaarbeursplein 1
3521 AL

The event is open from 10am to 5pm.

Tickets

– Adults EUR 15

– Children (13 – 24 years) EUR 7.50

– Accompanied children (up until 12 years) free

*Buy a ticket now and get EUR 2,50 discount

Geheime Tuin Winter Festival – Secret Winter Garden @ secret garden in rotterdam
ALL DAY
Geheime Tuin Winter Festival - Secret Winter Garden @ Secret Garden in Rotterdam  | Rotterdam | Zuid-Holland | Netherlands

Feel like a tropical winter? We got some good news for you!
After a couple of successful editions,  the winter garden is back in early February.

Paradise
The location is still secret, please check out the website.

Program
A nice cultural program with dance, performance, vj’s, art and music.

Dates
1 3 3: Fri 16.00 – 23.00 h, Sat & Sun 13.00 – 23.00 h

Mar
2
Sat
Pasar Malam @ de broodfabriek
ALL DAY
Pasar Malam @ De Broodfabriek | Rijswijk | Zuid-Holland | Netherlands

 

The Pasar Malam in Rijswijk is a journey through India. During the weekend you can get to know this warm Asian cultur or if you are Indian you can enjoy a little bit of home away from home.

Enjoy the oriental market with a variety of exotic foods and lots of Indian ware. There will be live entertainment, you can follow workshops and/or have a massage. A wonderful experience for young and old.

Mar
3
Sun
Sunday Market @ cultuurpark westergasfabriek
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Sunday Market @ Cultuurpark Westergasfabriek | Amsterdam | North Holland | Netherlands

Sunday Market at the Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam

On 3 March 2019, you will be able to enjoy the Sunday Market and sample fashion, design, (organic) food and trinkets for children.

The market will be open all afternoon so you can enjoy the best of local wares and exclusive products from Dutch designers.

Artists and designers will be selling unique products such as fashion, illustrations, jewellery, ceramics, paintings and much more.

Mar
6
Wed
HISWA – Boat Show @ rai
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HISWA - Boat Show @ Rai | Amsterdam | Noord-Holland | Netherlands

For boat owners and water sports enthusiasts, the HISWA Amsterdam Boat Show is a great introduction to the new season. Even if you don’t consider yourself a sailor, this impressive expo is still worth a visit when it returns to RAI Amsterdam in March.

Experience a new HISWA with everything in the field of water sports, lifestyle and recreation.

From maritime accessories to maintenance workshops, from navigation equipment to exhibition offers, the HISWA Amsterdam Boat Show has everything one could need to prepare for the next watersports season. Visitors looking for a new vessel will find a wide array of launches, open sailboats, daysailers and speedboats, most of which are ready to immediately hit the water. And HISWA Funsports offers everything in the field of windsurfing, kitesurfing, Stand Up Paddling, wakeboarding and much more besides. From Wednesday 6 to Sunday 10 March 2019, RAI Amsterdam will be the place to be for all watersports fans.

Mar
8
Fri
Cheers to International Women’s Day @ de beurs
23:00
Cheers to International Women's Day @ De Beurs

Cheers to women! on International women’s day – de Beurs will pay special attention to all women with this party

Mar
9
Sat
Biggest Flea Market @ ij hallen
ALL DAY

Great sales and a great atmosphere at the Ij Hallen Flea Market

The IJ-Hallen is the biggest and most unique flea market in Europe and is located in the most densely populated area of The Netherlands. Because of the size of the market, supply and demand are perfectly balanced and you will have a great chance of finding what you are looking for. The IJ-Hallen is recommended to anyone who loves flea markets and great bargains.

Free parking
There is a free parking opportunity opposite to Papaverweg 50, 1032 KJ Amsterdam. From there you can go to the IJ-Hallen via the bridge by foot. It will be appoximately a 3-minute walk. Another option is parking closer to the market. However, parking fees are required there for visitors, which cost from 9am € 1,30 per hour and €7,80 a daycard. The choice is yours. The free NDSM-ferry from Amsterdam Central Station makes your visit definitely worthwhile.
Entrance fee is € 5,00 and only € 2,00 for kids aged 11 or younger.

Fantasy Fest @ de broodfabriek
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Fantasy Fest @ De Broodfabriek | Rijswijk | Zuid-Holland | Netherlands

The Fantasy Fest is a two-day event for all those who are interested in the world of fantasy. This successful indoor event features gothic, fantasy and medieval specials, all presented in the Broodfabriek in Rijswijk.

What you will find
More than 120 merchants present all kinds of wares, like masks, clothing, accessories, jewellery, statues, incense, shoes, make up and much more.

You will find stands that offer piercings, tattoos or dreads on the spot, and you are sure to be able to stock up on your collections of corsets, crazy lenses, Victorian outfits, swords and crystal skulls.

Live music
Gothic and Irish musicians will be performing live on stage throughout the fair. There will also be various interesting workshops, and visitors tend to show up in impressive costumes.

 

 

Golf Clinics @ sombroek golf academie
ALL DAY

Are you looking for a good way to keep your swing in shape or have you ever wanted to start playing Golf?

This winter TheHagueOnline is organizing a series of Golf Clinics with Sombroek Golf Academy where you can work on your golf game with PGA qualified Golf Instruction.

You might think that the winter is not the right time to golf, but the clinics are taking place at Golfin’ the City, the indoor Golf center in The Hague where you can practice 365 days a year. So working on your golf game is no longer only a summer activity.

We offer different clinics and dates for beginning and advanced golfers. Check out the dates below and reserve your spot in preparation for the 2019 Golf season.

Beginners Golf Clinics

Saturday 12 January 10:00-12:00

Thursday 14 February 18:00-20:00

Saturday 9 March 10:00-12:00

Advanced Players Clinic

Thursday 17 January 18:00-20:00

Saturday 9 February 10:00-12:00

Thursday 14 March 18:00-20:00

The price for a Golf Clinics is €29 per person. The maximum number of persons for the beginners clinic is 6 and for the advanced clinic is 4 players to guarantee a high level of instruction. Golf clubs and balls are included in the price of the clinics.

Reservations can be done directly via emailing billy@TheHagueOnline.com or call 06 28067635.

For more information about the Sombroek Golf Academy visit www.sombroek-golf.com

Free lunch concert symphonic orchestra Rijnmond @ de doelen
12:45
Free lunch concert symphonic orchestra Rijnmond @ De Doelen | Rotterdam | Zuid-Holland | Netherlands

On Saturday from 12.45 until 13.45 you can visit the free lunch concert at the Doelen. Symphonice Orchestra Rijnmond is a young orchestra that was founded in 2007.

Program:
Sergei Rachmaninov:
Moderato from concert for piano and orchestra nr.2 in C, op.18
Solist: Ruben Plazier

Sergei Rachmaninov:
Adagio from symphony nr.2 in E, op.21

Alexander Borodin:
Prins Igor – Polowetzer dancing

Saturday 9 March 2019
Beginning 12.45 h
Entree free.

Mar
10
Sun
Atlantikwall Museum open on Sundays only @ scheveningen
ALL DAY

The Atlantikwall Museum Scheveningen feature several original German bunkers from the Second World War. The figurehead of the Atlantikwall Museum Scheveningen is the command bunker in the complex Widerstandsnest 318 (Verteidigungsstab Badhuisweg). A man-bunker has also been set up in this complex and a toilet bunker has been made accessible. On regular open days it is possible to visit the command bunker, and there are volunteers ready to provide information and answer questions.

Widerstandsnest 318 Scheveningen
The primary museum location of the foundation is an authentically furnished command bunker of the type 608 (Bataillons-, Abteilungs- oder Regiments-Gefechtsstand). From this bunker and nearby villas in the Second World War the military command of Stützpunkgruppe Scheveningen was conducted by the occupying forces. The bunker is largely original and gives you the unique experience of a tangible past. There are also original historical objects of German, British, Canadian and American forces on display.

Man’s bunker
In the adjacent man-bunker bunker of the type 622 (Doppelgruppenunterstand) on the Badhuisweg there is a ‘time capsule’: one of the two lounges is furnished with exclusively unrestored objects. You get the impression that the bunker has remained untouched since the end of the Second World War. In reality, most bunkers in the Netherlands were looted after the war and stripped of all valuable parts. The other room is an exhibition space for photographs, art and historical objects.

Accessibility
The bunkers on the Badhuisweg are located at numbers 119-133, next to De Boshut coffee house. The museum is accessible by tram line 9. Get off at the Cremerweg stop, from there it is a two minute walk to the bunker. Car is free to park within walking distance of the museum

Entrance is 4 Euro (cash) and 2 Euro for children until 12 years.

https://atlantikwallmuseum.nl/wp-content/uploads/Folder-ENG.pdf

City Pier City Run @ malieveld
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City Pier City Run @ Malieveld | Den Haag | Zuid-Holland | Netherlands

Event: NN CPC Run Den Haag
Start: Sunday 10 March 10:00 – 17:00
Venue: Malieveld, The Hague
NN CPC Run Den Haag
The 44th NN CPC Half Marathon takes place on 10 March . This family event held in The Hague attracts thousands of participants and spectators each year. This fast NN Half Marathon will garner considerable interest both nationally and internationally. But it offers far more than that. The NN CPC Half Marathon The Hague has become a true tradition. It also hosts the Netherlands’ largest school run, with thousands of children participating from almost 100 schools.

The various event components on Sunday 10 March:

NN Half Marathon
AA 10K Run
5K Run The Hague
Youth Run (2,5K)
Ernst & Bobbie Kidsrun(1K)

 

For some of these it is still possible to register, please check out the website https://www.nncpcloopdenhaag.com/

Otherwise it is also fun to watch and cheer!

Mar
12
Tue
Praatcafe – Dutch Borrel (Speaking Dutch event) @ citizen m
ALL DAY

Rotterdams Praatcafe is a social group for anyone interested in practising Dutch in a cozy environment. Any Dutch language learners can enjoy practising Dutch at ease and with fun. In order to do that, we bring into the group enthusiastic Dutch language learners, professional Dutch teachers, professional language coaches and other social Dutch native speakers. Together we will create creative and social events to make friends, have a lot of fun and practise speaking Dutch. Events will be held in Rotterdam.

They organize a regular “borrel” (drinks) on every second  Tuesday of the month, from 19.30 to 22h. During the borrel the only language spoken is Dutch.

 

 

How to buy a house in Amsterdam or Utrecht – Event @ the holland casino
21:00

The Howtobuya.house event was created to help expats with buying homes in the Netherlands. What can you expect to find at our events? All the information you need about the Dutch housing market and how to buy a home in the Netherlands. A one-stop-shop with local Dutch experts in the property market at a beautiful venue. You can talk 1-on-1 with all experts present so you can gather all the information you need in order to buy your dream house.

Increase the odds of success when buying your first home in the Netherlands by attending the How To Buy A House event which will be held at The Holland Casino in Utrecht!

At this fabulous venue, you’ll be able to get information on the following:
Buying a home in Utrecht
Buying a home in Amsterdam
Renting or buying in Amsterdam or Utrecht
Please find more information here: https://howtobuya.house/

Mar
14
Thu
Golf Clinics @ sombroek golf academie
ALL DAY

Are you looking for a good way to keep your swing in shape or have you ever wanted to start playing Golf?

This winter TheHagueOnline is organizing a series of Golf Clinics with Sombroek Golf Academy where you can work on your golf game with PGA qualified Golf Instruction.

You might think that the winter is not the right time to golf, but the clinics are taking place at Golfin’ the City, the indoor Golf center in The Hague where you can practice 365 days a year. So working on your golf game is no longer only a summer activity.

We offer different clinics and dates for beginning and advanced golfers. Check out the dates below and reserve your spot in preparation for the 2019 Golf season.

Beginners Golf Clinics

Saturday 12 January 10:00-12:00

Thursday 14 February 18:00-20:00

Saturday 9 March 10:00-12:00

Advanced Players Clinic

Thursday 17 January 18:00-20:00

Saturday 9 February 10:00-12:00

Thursday 14 March 18:00-20:00

The price for a Golf Clinics is €29 per person. The maximum number of persons for the beginners clinic is 6 and for the advanced clinic is 4 players to guarantee a high level of instruction. Golf clubs and balls are included in the price of the clinics.

Reservations can be done directly via emailing billy@TheHagueOnline.com or call 06 28067635.

For more information about the Sombroek Golf Academy visit www.sombroek-golf.com

Roze Filmdagen – Pink Film Festival @ het ketelhuis, westergasfabriek
ALL DAY
Roze Filmdagen - Pink Film Festival @ Het Ketelhuis,  Westergasfabriek | Amsterdam | Noord-Holland | Netherlands

Roze Filmdagen (meaning ‘Pink Film Days’) is the largest film festival for LGBTQ films in the Netherlands.

The wide and varied selection of films includes romantic comedies, provoking documentaries and everything in between. The variety in films reflects the diversity of the community. Besides several focus programmes we proudly showcase numerous short films that are (just like our feature and documentary films) sparkling, provocative, urgent, and engaging.

Join our cinematic cultural community experience that goes on for eleven days and meet and mingle with filmmakers and visitors who celebrate all aspects of sexual diversity.

But above all enjoy one of the 138 films we selected for you and hopefully you’ll be coming back for more.

Virtually all screenings are in English, or have English subtitles. There are a few exceptions but the listings in the mostly bilingual printed program, or on our website, will inform you about this.

Mar
15
Fri
HOOGTIJ 56- art and culture @ the hague city center
19:00

During Hoogtij#56 you can visit more than 21 art locations throughout the inner city of the Hague on Friday evening from 19.00-23.00; you can go alone or under the guidance of a Hoogtij guide. Hoogtij starts from West Den Haag (Lange Voorhout 102) at 18.00 with a lovely soup.

With plenty of varied artistic expressions and exhibitions to see, you’re sure to find something new to inspire you!

Sign-up before 15 March 12pm by mailing@hoogtij.net

Mar
16
Sat
St. Patricks Festival @ splendor amsterdam
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St. Patricks Festival @ Splendor Amsterdam  | Amsterdam | Noord-Holland | Netherlands

The 6th edition of St. Patrick’s Festival Amsterdam will take place on Friday 15th, Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th March 2019 in Splendor and the Uilenburgersjoel in the heart of Amsterdam . Our Festival welcomes Irish, Dutch and international people based in Amsterdam and beyond. Both young and old come and celebrate, take part in, and enjoy Irish arts and Dutch-Irish collaboration in a cultural setting.

Iconic Irish singer Mary Coughlan, known as Ireland’s Billie Holiday, will head up an evening of musical magic in the beautiful setting of the Uilenburger Sjoel on Saturday night, March 16th. Earlier that day Irish journalist and autor Fintan O’Toole with discuss Brexit and it’s implications with Dutch journalist and author Joris Luyendijk. Ballymaloe chef and TV presenter Rory O’Connell will serve up a delicious prelude to the Friday night concert featuring live music and discussion of composer G. F. Handel’s time in Dublin. A full family programme will take place, with music, dancing, animation workshops and a talk by young adult author Louise O’Neill will take place on St. Patrick’s Day, Sunday March 17th.

Check out the full programme of concerts, workshops and events for music-lovers, families, fans of Irish culture and the culturally curious.

TEFAF – The European Fine Art Fair @ mecc
11:00
TEFAF - The European Fine Art Fair @ MECC | Maastricht | Limburg | Netherlands

The European Fine Art Fair is one of the world’s most prestigious art and antique fairs. It is certainly the largest and has the strictest system for ensuring the objects on offer are of the highest quality. It offers Old Master paintings, sculpture and furniture from all periods, modern and contemporary art, classical antiquities and Asian art. Newer sections cover 20th century design and applied arts and drawings and limited edition prints, antiquarian books and manuscripts and even wallpaper. MECC, Maastricht, March 16 to 24. https://www.tefaf.com/fairs/tefaf-maastricht

Just Kidding Comedy Rotterdam @ cafe stalles
20:00

March March Everybody March to the Laughter and the March Edition of Just Kidding Comedy Rotterdam! Saturday March 16th @ 8:00pm at Cafe Stalles in Rotterdam!

This month we welcome Dave Deeble (USA) and Bob Maclaren (NZ) plus your MC Carly Baker (USA). **This show is entirely in ENGLISH**

Saturday, March 16th, 2019
8:00pm Show / 7:15 pm Doors
Cafe Stalles
Nieuwe Binnenweg 11A
3014 GA Rotterdam

BUY TICKETS HERE

Online price : 12Euro
Online Student price: 9.99Euro
Door ticket price: 15 Euro (CASH only)
Door Student price: 12Euro (CASH only + ID)

See you all there!!!!

Fiesta Macumba @ annabel
23:30
Fiesta Macumba @ Annabel | Rotterdam | Zuid-Holland | Netherlands

FIESTA MACUMBA Doors open at 0.00 h

Latino style party. With music like merengue, reggaeton, cumbia, dancehall, kuduro, salsa, pachanga, tropical bass, latin hiphop and afrohouse.

 

Mar
17
Sun
Atlantikwall Museum open on Sundays only @ scheveningen
ALL DAY

The Atlantikwall Museum Scheveningen feature several original German bunkers from the Second World War. The figurehead of the Atlantikwall Museum Scheveningen is the command bunker in the complex Widerstandsnest 318 (Verteidigungsstab Badhuisweg). A man-bunker has also been set up in this complex and a toilet bunker has been made accessible. On regular open days it is possible to visit the command bunker, and there are volunteers ready to provide information and answer questions.

Widerstandsnest 318 Scheveningen
The primary museum location of the foundation is an authentically furnished command bunker of the type 608 (Bataillons-, Abteilungs- oder Regiments-Gefechtsstand). From this bunker and nearby villas in the Second World War the military command of Stützpunkgruppe Scheveningen was conducted by the occupying forces. The bunker is largely original and gives you the unique experience of a tangible past. There are also original historical objects of German, British, Canadian and American forces on display.

Man’s bunker
In the adjacent man-bunker bunker of the type 622 (Doppelgruppenunterstand) on the Badhuisweg there is a ‘time capsule’: one of the two lounges is furnished with exclusively unrestored objects. You get the impression that the bunker has remained untouched since the end of the Second World War. In reality, most bunkers in the Netherlands were looted after the war and stripped of all valuable parts. The other room is an exhibition space for photographs, art and historical objects.

Accessibility
The bunkers on the Badhuisweg are located at numbers 119-133, next to De Boshut coffee house. The museum is accessible by tram line 9. Get off at the Cremerweg stop, from there it is a two minute walk to the bunker. Car is free to park within walking distance of the museum

Entrance is 4 Euro (cash) and 2 Euro for children until 12 years.

https://atlantikwallmuseum.nl/wp-content/uploads/Folder-ENG.pdf

French Concours de la Chanson @ theater diligentia
ALL DAY

French Concours de la Chanson
The French Concours de la Chanson takes place on Sunday, 17 March in Theater Diligentia in The Hague. Come to the theatre to listen to and applaud for musicians for their interpretation of French songs.

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From Jacques Brel to Édith Piaf, from Zaz to Stromae: you can expect everything during the finals of the Concours de la Chanson, the annual hunt for artists who dare to sing in French.

The competition, organised by the Alliance Française, has proven to be the perfect springboard for launching a chanson career for many Dutch and Flemish artists including Wende Snijders, Alderliefste and the Zazí trio.

The mission of this performance has remained the same for 35 years: to touch and move the audience with the power and beauty of French-language music regardless of whether it is a traditional or modern chanson.

More info
The Concours de la Chanson takes place starting at 14.30 hrs. on Sunday, 17 March in Theater Diligentia (Lange Voorhout 5) in The Hague.

Tickets cost € 21.00 (some discounts apply) and can be reserved on the website www.theater-diligentia.nl.

Go to www.concoursdelachanson.nl for more information.

Home Made Market – on tour @ delft
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Home Made Market - on tour @ Delft | Delft | Zuid-Holland | Netherlands

The Home Made on the Market in Delft on Sunday 17th March, 12-18h

A wide variety of consumer goods is offered; food, fashion, art, interior design, jewelry and accessories, vintage and even entertainment like workshops, life music and theatre, all having one thing in common: everything the market offers is unique, produced in limited quantities or handmade.

For more information:

http://homemademarket.co.nl/

 

St. Patrick’s Day Festivities @ grote markt
ALL DAY

Every year St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated by over 75 million people worldwide. And for the 9th time in a row, Grote Markt, Den Haag, O’Casey’s Irish Pub and Irish Club Netherlands join forces for a dazzling celebration of Irish culture, smack-bang in the heart of the city.
Be Irish for one day and come celebrate with us! From 1 – 11 pm.

On Sunday the 17th of March, from early afternoon until just before midnight this is the largest celebration of St. Patrick’s Day in the Netherlands.
Get ready to green the city with the best Irish dancing schools in Europe, large pints, great music, good laughs and even better dancing!

“Dance Schools”
14:00 Ceilí with Blarney Dance Academy Irish Dancing
http://www.blarneydanceacademy.ie/

16:00 Redmond School of Irish Dancing Holland and Irish Dance Showgroup KYRA
http://www.redmondschool.nl/

18:20 Ceilí with Blarney Dance Academy Irish Dancing
http://www.blarneydanceacademy.ie/

20:45 Kilkenny School of Irish Dancing,The Netherlands
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Mar
21
Thu
Holi Festival @ wijkpark transvaal
ALL DAY
Holi Festival @ Wijkpark Transvaal | Den Haag | Netherlands

Join with The Hague’s Indian community as they celebrate the Holi Festival in Wijkpark Transvaal on Thursday, 21 March. In the afternoon a colourful procession will wind its way through the streets of Transvaal and the Schilderswijk.

Millions of people around the world celebrate the annual Holi Hangámá Festival, also known as the Festival of Colours. For Hindus it is a celebration of the arrival of spring, the New Year and victory all in one. Because the largest Indian population in Europe (outside of the UK) can be found in The Hague, the festival in The Hague is one of the largest in Europe. Non-Indians take part in the festivities as well.

Procession
The highlight of the Holi celebrations is the procession through the multicultural Transvaal and Schilderswijk neighbourhoods. Participants in the procession throw brightly coloured powder on themselves and at each other to show that spring has begun.

The route goes from Wijkpark Transvaal, via Schalkburgerstraat, Kempstraat, Hobbemaplein, Hobbemastraat, Breugelstraat, to the Ruysdaelstraat and back via the Hobbemaplein. The procession starts at 14.00 hrs. and returns to Wijkpark Transvaal at 15.00 hrs.

Entertainment
Free entertainment will start at 13.00 hrs. and will feature live music, DJs, dance and vocals. The festival will end at 18.00 hrs.

Holiká Dahan
During the evening preceding the Holi Festival, a priest (the pandit) lights a pile of wood surrounding a Holiká plant which was planted there 40 days earlier. According to tradition, the fire destroys the evil. This Holiká Dahan ceremony will last from 15.00 to 17.00 hrs. on Thursday, 1 March in Wijkpark Transvaal.

More info
The Holi festival will be held from 13.00 to 18.00 hrs. on Friday, 21 March at the Wijkpark Transvaal (entrance at the intersection of the Schalk Burgerstraat and Paul Krugerlaan).

Everyone is welcome and the entrance is free. There is no special dress code for the day but organisers are asking everyone to come dressed in white.

The full programme can be found at www.holisamen.nl.

NL Nederlands
FR Français

Mar
22
Fri
Movies that matter – Film Festival @ filmhuis and theater aan het spui
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Movies that matter - Film Festival @ Filmhuis and Theater aan het Spui | The Hague | South Holland | Netherlands

Every year the Movies that Matter Festival presents around 60 recent feature films and documentaries by passionate filmmakers, embedded in an extensive programme of debates and in-depth discussions. Films that stir the debate on human rights, peace and freedom. All films are in English or are subtitled.

Opening film
This year’s Movies that Matter film and debate festival will kick off with the screening of the colourful opening film Goldie by Dutch director Sam de Jong, about a headstrong, feisty teenager who fights to keep her sisters with her after their mother has been arrested.

Human rights and human dignity
The festival has 2 main components. The Activist competition programme shows special documentaries about the work and life of human rights defenders. Camera Justitia is the competition programme with feature films and documentaries on legal dilemmas, truth-finding, international law and the fight against impunity.

The new Dutch Movies Matter competition programme will screen feature films and documentaries from the Netherlands that open our eyes to human rights. In ‘Weapon of Choice’, 5 prominent Dutch people select a film of which they are convinced that everyone should have seen it.

There will also be a Best of #MtMF19 on Saturday, 30 March with 3 of the best festival films.

Debates and Q&A Sessions
Unlike other festivals, the Movies that Matter Festival provides extensive in-depth programmes for most film screenings, which allows members of the audience to interact with festival guests from all over the world in debates, Q&A sessions, workshops, talk shows, seminars and master classes. These programmes also inform the public about the background of the films and the choices that have been made during their shooting. The contribution of representatives from the world of theatre, politics, science and business often leads to surprising discussions that enable the audience to look beyond its own borders.

Awards
The week-long film and debate festival will include a number of festive award ceremonies. An international jury will award the Golden Butterfly Activist Documentary Award and Golden Butterfly Activist Human Rights Award on Wednesday, 27 March as well as the Golden Butterfly Camera Justitia Award during the festive Camera Justitia Night on Thursday, 28 March.

About the festival The Movies that Matter Festival is an initiative of the Dutch chapter of Amnesty International. The festival’s partners are Amnesty International and the Municipality of The Hague.

More info
Visit the website of the Movies that Matter Festival for the complete programme and to purchase tickets. Don’t wait too long because film screenings sell out quickly!

Amsterdam Wine Festival @ gashouder at westergasfabriek
03:00
Amsterdam Wine Festival @ Gashouder at Westergasfabriek | Amsterdam | Noord-Holland | Netherlands

The Amsterdam Wine Festival takes place at the Westergasfabriek twice a year. During the harvest festivals in March, where the southern hemisphere stands central and during the harvest festivals in September we celebrate the harvests of the northern hemisphere. During those periodes the wine farmers celebrate that the grapes have been safely collected and the wine making process can begin. We celebrate that with them!

Date & Times
Friday, March 22nd | 15:00 – 01:00
Saturday, March 23rd | 13:00 – 01:00
Sunday, March 24th | 13:00 – 22:00

Location
Location: Westergasfabriek – Gashouder, Transformatorhuis en Leidinghuis
Parking by car: Q-Park, Van Bleiswijkstraat 8, 1051 DG Amsterdam

Enjoy:
More than 300 different wines
Starting from €3,- a glass

Workshops & masterclasses
Wineflights
Join our large wine quiz or the grape pitch contest
Bands & live DJ
A culinary journey around the world with top chefs and restaurants