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Praatcafe – Dutch Borrel (Speaking Dutch event) @ citizen m

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.



Rotterdam Art Music Festival @ doelen
Rotterdam Art Music Festival @ Doelen

During Rotterdam Art Music Festival adventurous music lovers get the chance to meet the international vanguard of the innovators in classical music.

Expect sparkling concerts, crossovers and groundbreaking music by talented musicians who dare to make connections with other genres such as jazz and pop.

Opening evening ROAM
The festival will be opened on Tuesday evening 14 May with a performance by the indie-classical pioneers of ensembles in collaboration with American hip-hop artist Astronautalis, TEMKO and Rotterdam word artist Y.M.P.

On Thursday 16 May, the program will continue with more than twenty performances, spread throughout the city with the Doelen as a vibrant festival center. Join the interactive smartphone show by Arthur Wagenaar, dance to Vivaldi’s Four Seasons by the Scottisch Ensemble and Anna Meredith, visit Monica Germino’s whisper concert MUTED in AVL Mundo or club in WORM on Thursday and Friday nights.


Free Expat Housing Seminar @ british school
Free Expat Housing Seminar @ British School  | Haarlem | Noord-Holland | Netherlands

All you need to know about the legal, financial, tax and practical matters of buying a home in the Netherlands.

Next seminar: Tuesday 14 May, British School, The Hague

Curious to see what you can expect at one of our Expat Housing Seminars?

The program:
18:30 Registration, welcome drinks and snacks.
19:00 The mortgage advisor will outline the rules for taking out a mortgage loan for your home.
19:15 The estate agent will explain how the house hunting process works and how an estate agent can prevent you from making costly mistakes.
19:30 The civil law notary specialized on the diverse property market will explain all the legal aspect of buying a property in the Netherlands.
19.45 The tax advisor will explain the tax implications and advantages related to finance your primary residence as well as the 30% ruling.
20:00 Question & Answer session with all the speakers.
20:30 Refreshments and the possibility to mingle with the speakers

Please sign up here: http://www.expathousingseminar.nl/


UEN Drinks at the Axe Bar @ axe bar, weena office
UEN Drinks at the Axe Bar @ Axe Bar, Weena Office | Rotterdam | Zuid-Holland | Netherlands

We are happy to invite you and your partner to a UEN Drinks Get-Together at the AXE Bar (Weena Office, 1st floor ) on Wednesday 15 May from 18 to 20.00h.

Cristina Popescu, Shiqiang Lin and I will be there to welcome you.

To ensure we have enough to drink for everyone 🙂 please let me know that you are coming until Monday 13 May.

After the drinks, we would also like to invite you to go out for dinner to a restaurant in the vicinity.If you already know that you would like to join the dinner then please also let us know. (For groups bigger than 10 it is advisable to book a table and knowing the approx. number would help us choosing a restaurant and making the reservation) .Of course, you can also decide spontaneously on the evening itself.
Looking forward to meeting you!

Cristina, Shiqiang and Monika
UEN Axe Bar Team 🙂

Dutch Beer Tasting Festival @ grote kerk
Dutch Beer Tasting Festival @ Grote Kerk | Den Haag | Zuid-Holland | Netherlands

Dutch Beer Tasting Festival – 16, 17 & 19 May 2019
From Thursday 16 May until Saturday 18 May the 8th edition of Nederlands Bierproeffestival, the Dutch beer tasting festival will take place. During the festival beer lovers enjoy the greatest possible variety of beers in a relaxed atmosphere. The festival takes place in the unique setting of the Grote Kerk (church) in The Hague and is the opening event of the Dutch Beer Week.

43 Dutch breweries present more than 250 beers during the Dutch Beer Tasting Festival. Visitors have the possibility to talk with brew masters about their beers and the brewing process and can sign up for interesting masterclasses given by beer experts to, for example, learn more about the various beer styles. Most importantly, visitors can also enjoy delicious beer and food combinations.

Tickets for the Dutch Beer Tasting Festival can be purchased in the ticketshop. Tickets cost € 13.00 on Thursday and Saturday, and € 15.50 on Friday. At the entrance visitors receive a tasting glass and a festival guide. We welcome everybody above the age of 18 years!

The organization of the Dutch Beer Tasting Festival advises visitors to use public transport. The Grote Kerk (church) is situated in The Hague city center and is easy to reach by public transport from stations The Hague Central station and The Hague Holland Spoor. For more information, please visit the website of 9292.nl and/or the city of The Hague (). If you decide to come to the festival by car, we advise you to appoint a designated driver to drive you back home safely. Alcohol-free beer and soft drinks are also available at the festival. Alcohol and traffic do not mix.

Nederlands Bierproeffestival

Joy Asian Streetfood Festival @ lange voorhout
Joy Asian Streetfood Festival @ Lange Voorhout

Sushi lovers, Asian Street Food, karaoke and relaxation massages can indulge in Asian delicacies in May, marvel at the richly decorated grounds and enjoy the accompanying entertainment and a DJ who entertains in the evenings. This year, dozens of food trucks serve a varied selection of the tastiest Asian Street Food dishes on the Lange Voorhout for three days. Sushi & Asian Street Food Festival JOY is free and suitable for all ages.

This spring, the JOY festival will transform Lange Voorhout into a vibrant open-air restaurant with an Asian touch. At the kaitensushi – sushi on the assembly line – visitors can show their chopstick skills. The mobile food trucks also serve tasty Asian Street Food including Yakitori, Bao Buns, Poké Bowls and Japanese poffertjes. The dishes are served on colorful plates and in sizzling steam baskets. The beverage range consists of refreshing drinks, cold beers, a good glass of wine and exotic creations from the cocktail bar. The playful decor with a colorful collection of cheerful lanterns and Japanese umbrellas fits in with the bustling atmosphere.

Visitors can play their singing qualities during a karaoke session, challenge friends to nostalgic arcade games in the game room, relax at a wonderful yoga class or relaxation massage and learn the intricacies of Japanese cuisine at a sushi workshop. A DJ closes the evenings musically. A children’s program has been prepared for the youngest guests, with cooking workshops, craft activities, theater and games such as mikado and sumo wrestling.

After The Hague, the festival will also visit the Griftpark in Utrecht from 6 to 8 September.

Sushi & Asian Streetfood Festival JOY is free of charge. When ordering the first drink you pay a one-off fee of € 2.50 for your festival glass. This contribution saves tens of thousands of plastic cups & you contribute to a clean Lange Voorhout. There is a “pin-only” policy in the field.

New Skool Rules – Free Hip Hop performances @ various places

As part of the sixth hiphop and r&b music conference there’s free music shows at several stages in the city.

New Skool Rules is a hiphop and r&b music conference, where people from the music scene can share their knowledge and network. Besides the programme for professionals there are also free showcases to watch.


InterNations Summer Kick Off @ citizenm hotel
InterNations Summer Kick Off @ CitizenM Hotel | Rotterdam | Zuid-Holland | Netherlands

On Friday evening, 17 May InterNations will start the summer with a get-together at CitizenM Hotel  in Rotterdam from 19.30-00.30 h. Entrance is 10 Euro. You can join InterNations and become a member:


Friday Expat Drinks @ buena vista beach club
Friday Expat Drinks @ Buena Vista Beach Club

FED  Beach Friday Expat Drink & Dance

We are back after the opening party! What a great crowd and atmosphere. Thank you all for that!
Beach, sand, sea…

Meet, chat and dance with free entrance! The DJ will play dance tunes for all ages. Let’s celebrate the weekend together, let’s celebrate life!


Biggest Flea Market @ ij hallen

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.

Militracks (Military Technical Event) @ war museum overloon
Militracks (Military Technical Event) @ War Museum Overloon | Overloon | Noord-Brabant | Netherlands

Featuring over 110 vehicles, presented by 58 teams from 12 countries, this year’s Militracks will be the greatest event for everybody who is interested in German car technology of World War II. At Militracks, mainly German Sd.Kfz. vehicles are in the spotlights during two great days (9AM-5PM). Even better, they drive around on our the 1-mile forest circuit. And you can drive along! Furthermore, the War Museum Overloon itself is open (entrance included in Militracks entrance fee).
Read more about the program on their website

Toffler Festival @ roel langerakpark
Toffler Festival @ Roel Langerakpark | Rotterdam | Zuid-Holland | Netherlands

The fifth edition of the TOFFLER festival brings together great house and techno artists.

Line-up: Benny Rodrigues, Chris Stussy and many more, check it out here

Roel Langerak Park from 12 – 23 h

UEN Event: Boat Tour and Picnic at Biesbosch @ biesbosch visitor center
UEN Event: Boat Tour and Picnic at Biesbosch @ Biesbosch Visitor Center

Please join us (with your partner and/or family) for a fun Day Out at the nature reserve Het Biesbosch on Saturday 18 May.

We will meet at 13h at the Visitor Centre and then take a boat trip on the “whispering boat” Sterling for 1,5 hours.

Afterwards we will gather for a picnic at the recreation area. For this we would like you to bring some food to share.

Boat trip with the Sterling for 1,5 hours

Saturday 18 May at 13.00 h
(please be on time as we will go aboard the Sterling at 13.15)

Biesboschcentrum Dordrecht, Baanhoekweg 53, 3313 LP Dordrecht,

Please note that the Sterling has 40 spaces, a child also counts for a space. The Day Out is not limited to a number of persons however the boat trip is. So first comes first serves!

We have already reserved the boat and can only cancel against costs. Please let us know as soon as possible if you like to join. RSVP

It you are coming by car, there are plenty of parking places. If you are coming by Public Transport, you will have to take the train to Dordrecht Central Station, from there you have a direct bus connection.

Kaapse Brouwers 5th Beer Festival @ fenix food factory
Kaapse Brouwers 5th Beer Festival @ Fenix Food Factory | Rotterdam | Zuid-Holland | Netherlands

It’s our birthday! We are celebrating this special occassion with many befriended brewers, great beers, delicious food and more!


– Kaapse Brouwers

– Austmann Bryggeri & Taproom

– Brouwerij de Molenn

– Brussels Beer Project

– Cerveses La Pirata

– Galway Bay Brewery

– Laugar Brewery

– Oedipus Brewing

– Beerbliotek Brewery

The rest of the program and info about the tickets will follow soon… Stay tuned!

As always: the entrance is €5 per person, which includes a festival glass (it’s a keeper). Fot this event, a token system has been put in place to purchase both beer and food. Each token is €2 and every beer costs 1 token.

From 12 – 23 h.

One-Man show: Sabich, the show! Eating While Jewish @ theatre de vaillant
One-Man show: Sabich, the show! Eating While Jewish @ Theatre De Vaillant

One-man show ‘Eating While Jewish’
Come for a wonderful evening of storytelling and food to Theater De Vaillant with ‘Eating While Jewish’ on Saturday, 18 May.

Israeli chef Yuval from the local restaurant Love & Peas will perform in thehi one-man show ‘Eating While Jewish’. The show challenges common perceptions of Jewish culture and identity. Yuval will take you on an adventure looking for the Jewish kitchen accompanied by stories, small bites and live music.

Yuval will be accompanied on the flute by Thomas Reyna and the first song is performed by British artist Laura Jacobs.

The event is in English.

Identity politics of food
According to Yuval: ‘The show seeks to challenge the audience rather than flatter as one would expect in the context of a restaurant. This is not a truth seeking mission but more a personal comment on the identity politics of food through intimate stories. The narrative transports us and the food allows us to be a part of the story.’

More info
‘Eating While Jewish will be held starting at 18.30 hrs. on Saturday, 18 May in Studio 2 of Theater De Vaillant (Hobbemastraat 120) in The Hague.

Tickets cost € 20.00 per person (€ 10.00 with the Ooievaarspas) and includes vegatarian food.

For more information and tickets go to www.devaillant.nl.

Leiden Museumnight @ 8 museums
Leiden Museumnight @ 8 Museums | Leiden | Zuid-Holland | Netherlands

The eleventh edition of the Museum Night Leiden takes place on Saturday 18th of May 2019: the night with a touch of gold. During the Museum Night Leiden ten museums will offer programs through which the visitors can experience all the museums fantastic collections in an exciting new manner. The Museum Night shows you the museums in Leiden illuminated by a glowing night light. Organised by students, for everyone.

The kick-off for this year’s edition will take place on the Beestenmarkt. Come collect your Museum Night wristband, after which it will be possible to visit all the participating museums. The Night Trail connects the museums. Forming a route between the exhibitions, performances, workshops and interesting lectures. To end with a bang, there will be an after party at the end of the Night. Tickets can be purchased via the website.

During the Museum Night the programs of the museums offer the visitors a different way of experiencing the collections. Visitors can enjoy among other things an explosive performance by the band Starfish, higher consciousness with beeryoga and the magical world of Alex Blackwood. You can find the entire program online.

The Museum Night Leiden is organised by the Museum Night Leiden foundation in cooperation with multiple museums 14 students of the student association A.L.S.V. Quintus will be responsible for all programming, publicity and acquisition. Together with the museums they will ensure a well-filled program. On the night of the 18th of May, the following museums will open their doors for visitors: Hortus botanicus Leiden, Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Oude Sterrewacht, Museum Volkenkunde, Japanmuseum Sieboldhuis, Molenmuseum de Valk, Erfgoed Leiden en Omstreken, Rijksmuseum Boerhaave, Taalmuseum and Museum Het Leids Wevershuis. In 2018 the Museum Night Leiden attracted 5000 visitors.

See full programme here


Eurovision Song Contest Party @ carlton ambassador hotel
Eurovision Song Contest Party @ Carlton Ambassador Hotel

Join the fun of the annual Eurovision Song Contest during an exclusive party for internationals in The Hague at the Carlton Ambassador Hotel on Saturday, 18 May.

Join other internationals during an evening of music, singing, dancing and of course chauvinist cheering for your country’s song. The party is being organised by The Hague International Network and ACCESS in the Rubens bar and lounge of the hotel.

Last year Israel’s song ‘Toy’ sung by the extravagant Netta Barzilai won the competition. This means that our attention will be focused on the finals in Tel Aviv this year.

You can win a number of prizes if you enter any of the competitions during the party. And you are very much encouraged to dress up in a campy outfit to let everyone know who you are backing. Finger food will be provided by the hotel. Drinks are at your own expense.

More info
The Eurovision Song Contest party will begin at 20.30 hrs. at the Carlton Ambassador Hotel (Sophialaan 2) in The Hague.

The tickets are free of charge, but please register your attendance so that we have an idea of how many people will be attending.

Please register using this link: https://www.eventbrite.nl/e/tickets-eurovision-song-contest-2019-60818326251

Atlantikwall Museum open on Sundays only @ scheveningen

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.

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.


Museum Market @ museumplein
Museum Market @ Museumplein

Every third Sunday of the month, the Museumplein will be filled with stylish stands full of design, in between the main museums around the pond you can meet the Dutch and International designers yourself, shop for their products and enjoy the great food and atmosphere.

Pure Markt @ amsterdamse bos
Pure Markt @ Amsterdamse Bos | Amstelveen | Noord-Holland | Netherlands

Pure Markt features 80+ vendors selling a variety of sustainable, organic and artisanal products. Sunday from 11 to 18 hours

At the market you’ll find plenty of delicious food as well as everything from toys and furniture to candles and cosmetics.
The variety of stands and special activities make Pure Markt a great outing for the entire family.


Swan Market @ markt spijkenisse
Swan Market @ Markt Spijkenisse | Spijkenisse | Zuid-Holland | Netherlands

Swan Market is a lifestyle market where very diverse creative offerings can be found. Fashion, jewelry, vintage, accessories, affordable art, etc. are well represented at Swan Market. Besides all the shop-fun you will be spoiled with fair-trade and live musical performances.

The coziness at Swan Market is created by the variety of visitors; a good mix of young and old, couples and families with children.

From 11 to 17 h at Markt, Spijkenisse


Breaking the Walls Bike Tour @ jacobahof

Breaking the Walls bike tour
Local residents will introduce internationals to some lesser-known spots in The Hague’s neighbourhoods during the afternoon Breaking the Walls bike tour on Sunday, 19 May.

You will visit the lovely Jacobahof where a local resident will show the group around and describe the rich history of this place and the unique character of the community living there. You will visit the small scale city farm and exchange ideas about connecting different neighbourhoods and networks in The Hague.

The group will then go to the Hip Hop Centre of The Hague. The centre will talk about the initiative to help local youth who are interested in hip hop music, dance or street art (graffiti). The group will attend a rehearsal and take a peek in the recording studio.

The next stop is the lovely Van Ostade complex in the Schilderswijk and then on to the 125-year old Ladies’ Reading Museum in the Archipel district. The afternoon will finish with cake served with tea and coffee in a private home.

Take your own bike
This special bike tour is organised by the Stichting BBIS in cooperation with The Hague International Network for internationals living in The Hague. Normally the tours are done on foot, but this Breaking the Walls tour will be held on bike so that you are able to see more. You are advised to take your own bicycle!

More info
The Breaking the Walls bike tour will be held from 14.00 to 17.00 hrs. on Sunday, 19 May and will start at the Jacobahof (Jacobastraat 266) in The Hague.

Tickets for this event cost € 22.50 per person and includes a lunchtime snack and cake with tea and coffee.

More information and tickets through this link: https://www.eventbrite.nl/e/tickets-breaking-the-walls-tour-thin-network-sunday-19th-of-may-60834664118

UEN Coffee Morning in The Hague @ anne and max
UEN Coffee Morning in The Hague @ Anne and Max | Den Haag | Zuid-Holland | Netherlands

We are very happy to invite you to our UEN coffee morning on Tuesday 21 May.

Please come and join us for a relaxing morning with nice company and coffee 😊

We will welcome you at Anne and Max on the Fred at 10.30h. https://annemax.nl/vestigingen/den-haag-fred/

You can just turn up, no need to register! For questions please contact Eva Montuori, +31 6 15402401 or e-mail edo_eva@libero.it

Looking forward to meeting there!

Kind regards,

Ane, Eva and Mara

UEN committee

Third Culture Kids – TCK – Event: We’ve been there and done that! @ het amsterdamse proeflokaal

Two experienced adult Third Culture Kids discuss what it means to grow up ‘amongst worlds’ and how belonging everywhere and nowhere has become an integral part of who they are. The term ‘Third Culture Kids’ was coined by American sociologist Ruth Hill Useem and refers to a child who has spent a significant part of their formative years outside their parents’ culture.

Audrey Mezas (born in the Netherlands but raised on 4 different continents) is the owner of Expat in Amsterdam® a relocation company whereby she specializes in guiding expats and their families (often all TCKs) from A to Z, while ensuring they make a ’soft landing’ here in the Netherlands. Audrey is also a parent of a 19 year old daughter and therefore has first hand knowledge of what it’s like to raise a child in the Netherlands.

Elise Adriaansen (born in the Netherlands but raised in 8 different countries) has worked extensively as a Coach with TCKs in her business ‘Coach for Internationals’, where she offers specialized life coaching to TCK teens & young adults seeking clarity on their identity and desired future steps.

Audrey & Elise both have strong ties to the Netherlands and explain what it means for TCK children to grow up in this liberal, direct and innovative environment. How could Dutch culture form a part of who they are and how could it enrich their identity?

Learn not only what it could mean for your children, but also how you can support them at home and help them navigate certain aspects of Dutch culture. Can I keep my children away from things I do not want them exposed to?

During the extensive Q&A you will have the opportunity to receive further expert advice from Audrey & Elise.

We end our evening with a network moment, whereby you get to talk to other parents or ‘parents to be!’

See you on the 22nd of May!

TONG TONG Fair @ malieveld
TONG TONG Fair @ Malieveld | Den Haag | Zuid-Holland | Netherlands

Visit the biggest Eurasian festival in the world and embrace music and dance from East and West. This year’s Tong Tong Fair will be held from 23 May to 2 June on the Malieveld. The event is a cultural festival, exhibition and food fest rolled into one.
The fair is held in an archipelago of tents and stands. One of the biggest attractions is the Tong Tong Festival, with hundreds of performances spread over 9 days. The daily entry ticket for the Tong Tong Fair also includes a theatre pass for the Tong Tong Festival.

Grand Pasar and Food Court
If you don’t have the time or money to travel all the way to Southeast Asia, come to the Tong Tong Fair in The Hague and imagine that you are in the East. The Tong Tong Fair comprises the immense Grand Pasar, the famous East-West exhibition with hundreds of stands offering Eastern merchandise and food.

Many of the exhibitors come all the way from Indonesia especially for the event; a growing number come from Vietnam and Malaysia. Equally famous is the Food Court with dozens of restaurants and ‘warungs’; it is one of the biggest of its kind in Europe.

Theatre programme
Tong Tong Fair
The international Tong Tong Festival takes place in 4 theatres on the fair site. The Tong Tong Podium is where the major music, dance and fashion artists perform. The intimate Tong-Tong-Theater presents lectures, interviews (mostly in Dutch, but increasingly in English too), acoustic and theatrical performances.

In the Bengkel (studio) you are welcome to participate in all kinds of workshops: in music, dance, art, cooking and lots more. The festival has had the pleasure of welcoming artists, writers, lecturers and master chefs from Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Sri Lanka and the United States in recent years.

Festival information
The festival will be open daily from 23 May to 2 June from 11.00 to 22.00 hrs.


Dutch Brewery Days @ various places
Dutch Brewery Days @ Various places

Dutch Brewery Days – 24, 25 & 26 May 2019
On 24, 25 and 26 of May hundreds of Dutch breweries open their doors for public. During these days brewers organize brewing demonstrations, beer tastings and presentations about their beers and the great variety of flavors that are brewed throughout the Netherlands. For more information and addresses click here.

54 breweries all over the country are taking part. On Friday 25 breweries are open, Saturday 45 and on Sunday 35. You can check it out here:


Open Doek Festival (Short Films) @ lantaren venster
Open Doek Festival (Short Films) @ Lantaren Venster | Rotterdam | Zuid-Holland | Netherlands

From 24 until 26 May the Rotterdams Open Doek Festival takes place. Three days filled a broad programme of short films.

About Open Doek

Rotterdams Open Doek is the place for Rotterdam short films. Only talent counts, there are no rules, no themes, no age limits and there’s no distinction between amatures and professionals. Discover new films by famous film makers and meet the stars of the future.

With dozens of premieres of national and international short films, an extensive masterclass program, talk shows, exhibitions, video installations and a bustling festival market the fourth edition of the Rotterdam Open Doek Film promises to be a spectacular festival! In addition to the award Best Short Film (season 2018-2019), this year there will also be an Audience Award and a Special Mention.


You can check the progamme here: http://www.rotterdamsopendoek.nl/


Rotterdam Architechture Month @ post office and other locations
Rotterdam Architechture Month @ Post Office and other locations

FRI 24 MAY UNTIL SUN 16 JUNE – Rotterdam Architechture Months

Exhibitions, debates, rooftop parties, excursions and sleepovers at an architects’ place: in May/June Rotterdam is all about architecture. With a fully loaded programme, there’s not just fun activities for architects, but for everyone else as well!

Post podium buiten
During Rotterdam Architecture Month (RAM) the former post office at the Coolsingel transforms into the stage for Rotterdam architecture: POST Podium.

At POST Podium you will find an extensive architecture program for a whole month! There will be lectures, debates, movie nights and music. During the weekends, the post office can be visited free of charge and is also the information point for the many excursions and events that take place during the Rotterdam Architecture Month.

Rrrollend Leiden – Food Festival @ pieterskerkplein
Rrrollend Leiden - Food Festival @ Pieterskerkplein | Den Haag | Zuid-Holland | Netherlands

Rrrollend Leiden
Dozens of mobile kitchens will roll up on Leiden’s Pieterkerkplein. For 3 days you can enjoy trying exotic wraps, unusual grilled sandwiches, exclusive burgers, Dutch delicacies and much more.

In addition to the enormous open-air restaurant the event will be made even more colourful by an extensive musical line-up and extra entertainment for the kids. Rrrollend Food Truck Festivals are known for having no stages or sound amplification as well as for featuring one-of-a-kind musicians and acts.

Come and enjoy a drink, listen to the best singer-songwriters and try some of the newest culinary concoctions at one of the many hip kitchens.

More info

Friday, 24 May from 17.00 to 23.00 hrs.
Saturday, 25 May 12.00 to 23.00 hrs.

Sunday, 26 May 14.00 to 21.00 hrs.

Entrance is free of charge. The food trucks and bars work with PIN payments (no cash).

More information can be found on the Facebook page

Sniester Festival (Music, Theatre and Food) @ various locations
Sniester Festival (Music, Theatre and Food) @ Various locations | Den Haag | Zuid-Holland | Netherlands

The 3-day long Sniester festival takes place from 24 to 26 May around in 11 different locations in The Hague. The centre of the city’s music scene will be turned into a summer paradise for fantastic live music and theatre with 80 mind-blowing acts.

The word ‘sniester’ comes from the Middle Dutch word for explosives and organisers are using the warning texts on the packaging ‘Lay on the ground. Light Fire. Get ready!’ to introduce this summer festival. Sniester will be about an explosion of great vibes, enthusiasm, adventure and artistic expression.

Great music talent
Well-known international and home-grown talent as well as up-and-coming local talent will all feature on the indoor and outdoor stages.

In addition to loads of music the highly-accessible programme offers a wide spectrum of activities and shows, including exclusive solo performances in the Sniester bus and the pop-up gay café De Pink.

Sniester Junior
Children aged 4 to 12 years can enjoy the special Sniester Junior Sunday from 13.00 to 17.00 hrs. on Sunday, 26 May with a skelter race, tattoo shop, cooking class, a huge sand dune and loads of other activities. This day is free of charge.

More info
The 3-day festival takes place starting at 17.30 hrs. on Friday, 24 May and 14.00 hrs. on Saturday, 25 May in the Popdistrict in The Hague. Participating locations include Paard, Paardcafé, Bleyenberg, Het Magazijn, September, de Zwarte Ruiter, Rootz, Humanity House, de Gekke Geit, Grey Space Basement and café Zèta: de Slèta

A day ticket costs € 17.50 while an all-inclusive weekend pass costs € 27.50. Tickets can be purchased online at www.sniester.nl/tickets.

For more information about the programme go to www.sniester.nl.