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Feb
12
Wed
Dutch Language Cafe @ Thuis Wageningen
Feb 12 @ 19:30 – 21:00

19:30 – 21:00 Dutch Languagecafé
Do you want to practice talking Dutch? During the Language café, we practice having conversations in Dutch. We talk about different themes and play games to learn the langueage. Once every two weeks this café is organised by volunteers at Thuis. Participating in the language café is free and you can always walk in. Bing some coffee/ tea and bring along all your friends who want to learn Dutch!

Feb
13
Thu
Castle Hernen – Experience the 17th century @ Castle Hernen
Feb 13 @ 12:30 – 13:30

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor hernen kasteelIn the weekend of 15 and 16 February  you will be able to experience life of the early 17th century at Castle Hernen.  
Musketeers, pikemen, cavalry and a small artillery will do battle exercises, and their folks will be busy with the daily business in their winter camp. You find yourself four centuries back in time.
“Mars Compagnie te voet” presents an infantry company from the early 17th century as truthfully as possible. If you like more information you can check out  www.dutchrevolt.nl

Of course, it is also possible to visit the castle.
Time: Saturday 15 and Sunday, February 16th between 13:00 and 17:00 pm

Admission: Adults € 9.50 Children € 5.00

Museum card holders free of charge on presentation of card.

Address: Castle Hernen, Dorpsstraat 40, 6616 AH Hernen.
More information: tel (0487) 531976 or. Kasteelhernen@glk.nl

 

https://www.glk.nl/landschappen-kastelen/activiteiten-excursies/details/hernen-17e-eeuws-bewoond

UEN Pub Quiz – Wageningen @ Tbd
Feb 13 @ 18:30 – 22:30

We are happy to invite you and your partner to our first UEN Pub Quiz in a Pub in Wageningen!
Please join us on Thursday 13 February from 18.30 in Wageningen.

Patricia Bernardo and Gloria Keicher will be there to welcoming you.

Please let us know that you are coming until Wednesday 5 February, so we can book the space according to the number of participants. 

We will communicate the location asap after the 5th.
Looking forward to meeting you!

Gloria and Partricia
UEN Pub Quiz Team 🙂

Feb
14
Fri
Blues Festival @ Various locations
Feb 14 – Feb 16 all-day

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor blues festival delftIn February, the blues will once again reign in Delft during the 22nd edition of the Affligem Blues Festival Delft 2020. On Friday February  14 until Sunday February 16, the festival continues with over 50 live performances in 30 participating cafés. The festival is sure to deliver the best intimate blues performances.

For program and locations please go to http://www.delftblues.nl/

Free of charge

 

There all also some specials, for some you need to pay entrance https://www.delftblues.nl/specials

Frank Borrel – Valentine’s Edition @ Cruise Terminal
Feb 14 @ 18:00 – 23:45

Friday 14 February is the next Frank Borrel Valentine’s Edition at the Cruise Terminal Rotterdam  from 18h-24.00 h
http://frank-borrel.nl/ 

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InterNations Red Carpet Event @ Hilton The Hague
Feb 14 @ 19:00 – 23:45

Internations Event:

InterNations Den Haag Event! 

 

Join us this February for our next exclusive event and let’s celebrate in style at the official InterNations Red Event!

On Friday, 14 February, we will be hosting an official event at the exclusive Hilton Hotel SPARK Bar!

Dress code: Something Red! (All Welcome)

Salsa aan de Haven @ LantarenVenster
Feb 14 @ 21:30 – Feb 15 @ 01:00

SALSA aan de Haven on Friday 14 February (Valentines Day) at 21: 30

Once a month LantarenVenster organizes a salsa evening in cooperation with Salsa aan de Haven. On these evenings  the lobby is taken over by professional DJs and a lot of dancing people and literally transformed into a Latin American Ballroom. With the best salsa, Bachata and Kizomba!

The salsa-evening starts at 21: 30 and lasts until 01: 00.

Come along and dance along!

Admission: € 5,-

Leo’s Secret Valentine Party @ Club Villa Thalia
Feb 14 @ 23:00 – Feb 15 @ 05:00

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor leo secret valentineHigh-end Valentines Party. Men in suits and ladies in dresses…. en the party begins with The Cube Guys, Dennis Quin and Le Mar amongst others. 
Starts at 23 h.

Feb
15
Sat
Biggest Flea Market @ IJ Hallen
Feb 15 – Feb 16 all-day

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor ijhallenGreat 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 € 1,40 per hour. 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.

Feb
16
Sun
Atlantikwall Museum open on Sundays only @ Scheveningen
Feb 16 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

Museum Market @ Museumplein
Feb 16 all-day

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.

Swan Market @ Van Nelle Fabriek
Feb 16 all-day

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor swan market van nelle fabriekSwan 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 the Van Nelle Factory in Rotterdam

 

Feb
20
Thu
Challenge Cup figure skating event @ De Uithof
Feb 20 – Feb 23 all-day

The country’s top figure skaters will make their way to the ice rink in De Uithof when The Hague hosts the Challenge Cup from 20 to 23 February.

Top skaters from all over the Netherlands will come to The Hague to show off their talent and compete for national skating titles. With competitions in single and pair figure skating as well as ice dancing.

The Challenge Cup is a competition for talent ranging from young, upcoming talent to seniors to get the chance to measure themselves against their peers.

Ticket information
Events take place throughout the day from Thursday, 20 February to Sunday, 23 February in De Uithof (Jaap Edenweg 10) in The Hague.

Tickets can be purchased at the sales counter in De Uithof during the event. A day pass for adults costs € 6.50 and an all-inclusive pass costs € 15.00. Children under 12 years are free of charge. You can also order the tickets online through the Ticketshop(externe link).

Check the website www.schaatsen.nl for competition information, results and practical information.

Expat Movie Night at Pathe Cinema @ Pathe Cinema
Feb 20 @ 19:00 – 21:30
Feb
21
Fri
Chansons: Chants d’Amour @ Arboretumkerk
Feb 21 @ 12:01 – 13:01

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor chants d'amour  wageningen Dutch Student Chamber Choir sings Chants d’Amour: A program about love!

Starts at 20.15h

Internations Masquerade Party @ CitizenM Hotel
Feb 21 @ 19:30 – Feb 22 @ 00:30

On Friday evening, 21st of February  InterNations organises a Masquerade Party  at CitizenM Hotel  in Rotterdam from 19.30-00.30 h. Entrance is 10 Euro. You can join InterNations and become a member:

http://www.internations.org/start?ref=he_st

Panel Discussion: ‘Through the Eyes of Immigrants’ @ The Hague Public Library
Feb 21 @ 20:30 – 22:00

Three authors will be interviewed about immigrants finding their way in a new country during the Writers Unlimted evening in The Hague Public Library on Friday, 21 February.

Three countries, 3 authors, 3 novels will be featured in the panel discussion. The host of the evening is editor and journalist Fiep van Bodegom (De Groene Amsterdammer, De Gids).

Rodaan Al Galidi is a poet and writer. Born in Iraq and trained as a civil engineer, he has lived in the Netherlands since 1998. His new book Two Blankets, Three Sheets is an inspiring tale of survival, a close-up view of the hidden world of refugees and human smugglers, and a sobering reflection of our times.
Annelies Verbeke is a Belgian writer of award winning novels, short stories and plays. Her novel Thirty Days about Alphonse, a Senegalese immigrant, is a deeply moving story about love, outsiders and the human need to connect.
Pierre Jarawan moved to Germany with his family at the age of 3. Inspired by his father’s imaginative bedtime stories, he started writing at the age of 13. His first novel about Samir’s quest for his missing father, The Storyteller, became an international bestseller.
The evening will be held in English.

More info
The Writers Unlimited programe will take place from 20.30 to 22.00 hrs. on Friday, 21 February in Studio B of The Hague Public Library (Spui 68) in The Hague.

Tickets cost € 10.00 per person, € 7.00 for members of The Hague Public Library and holders of the Ooievaarspas and CJP. Students are free of charge. Books will be on sale by De Vries Van Stockum Books.

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

Feb
22
Sat
Carnival in Delft @ Centre of Delft
Feb 22 all-day

On Saturday 22 there will be a big carnaval procession in the center of Delft.

The procession starts at 13.00h.

Start: Curacaostraat (in front of  Van de Lee) – crossing to Insulindeweg – Bonairestraat – St. Maartenstraat – left Oostsingel –  Koepoortbrug – straight ahead Markt – Oranjeplantage – Zuiderstraat – Kruisstraat – Beestenmarkt- Burgwal – Oude Langedijk – Markt end of procession.

There will be a big carnivals party on the Markt in Delft, surrounding cafe’s are joining in.

 

Carnival will of course last longer than just the parade, the pubs and cafes are the stage for the real party until Monday 24th. 

Chocolate Festival @ Beurs van Berlage
Feb 22 – Feb 23 all-day

Can you imagine a world without chocolate? No? But will it always be available and what are the challenges the makers face today? And did you know, just like wine, the taste of your chocolate varies depending on where the cocoa comes from? You can learn about all of this at Chocolate Festival. Chocoa Festival is the place where you learn the process from bean to bar, discover the wide variety of flavours in good cocoa and better chocolate, taste many food pairings while being guided by your favourite chocolate makers.

A two day Chocolate Festival in the heart of Amsterdam! Tasting, enjoying and discovering new flavours with wine, coffee and craft beer at the more than 85 stands. Take a journey through the cocoa chain and learn how chocolate is being made from bean to bar. A full day programme of tastings and presentations given by experts.

Huishoudsbeurs – Homemakers’ Fair @ RAI Amsterdam
Feb 22 – Mar 1 all-day

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor huishoudbeurs 2020

Amsterdam RAI hosts the Homemakers’ Fair every February. With hundreds of exhibitors lining up to show off the latest products on the market, this annual event is a household, shopping and life style feast!

Huishoudbeurs Amsterdam
Having sprung into life in 1950 as an opportunity to sell various homewares to Dutch house wives, the modern-day version of the Homemakers’ Fair has thankfully diversified beyond vacuum cleaners and kitchen aids. These days, fashion, beauty, food and drink and entertainment all play leading roles at this huge event.

Krokus Kabaal children’s theatre festival @ Various Locations
Feb 22 – Feb 28 all-day

Krokus Kabaal children’s theatre festival
Children in The Hague can enjoy the Krokus Kabaal theatre and art festival during their Spring break from Saturday, 22 to Friday, 28 of February.   Upbeat, accessible, interactive, diverse and cool performances, films and activities for children of all backgrounds.

Children 12 years and younger can attend performances and take part in all kinds of activities such as music, dance, felt making, film and games at 10 different locations. 

Each location will offer something fun to do with a lunch, songs, a concert, dancing and plenty of surprise performances.

More info
The Krokus Kabaal festival takes place from Saturday, 22 to Friday 28 of February at the following locations: Laaktheater, Theater De Vaillant, Theater De Nieuwe Regentes, Diamant Theater, Theater Dakota,  Leidschenveen/Ypenburg library and Muzee Scheveningen.

All performances, films and activities cost € 3.00 unless stated otherwise. The programme in the libraries is free.

For tickets and more information go to krokuskabaal.nl.

The Hague English Comedy Nights @ Theater Branoul
Feb 22 @ 19:00 – 23:00

Hague English Comedy Night

Come along to the next edition of The Hague English Comedy Night with a number of stand-up comedians from around the world performing in English. The next show is on Saturday, 22 February at Theater Branoul.Canadian comedian Joe Eagan brings different comedians to The Hague from around the world to entertain you in English. The monthly comedy series is organised by InternationalComedians.com.

This show features headline comics headline comics Peter Flanagan (Ireland) and Valerio Miconi (Italy). Your host is Joe Eagan.

  • Peter Flanagan (Ireland) is an Irish comic and writer living in London. He has performed at clubs, festivals and competition finals all over Ireland, the UK and Australia, including the Vodafone Comedy Carnival and Vodafone Comedy Festival, and the Edinburgh Fringe. Awards: finalist in Irish Comedian of the Year 2017, finalist in Laughing Horse NATY 2015.
  • Valerio Miconi (Italy) is a confused misanthrope with anger issues, trying to figure out life 1 joke at a time. This Italian exile living in London will leave you giggling all the way home. Be sure to sit in the front row and enjoy his clever observations, twisted humour and a downright Italian funny bone to the core.

More info:

You can choose from 2 different show times for The Hague English Comedy Night: either at 19.00 hrs. or at 21.00 hrs. on Saturday, 22 February in Theater Branoul (Maliestraat 12) in The Hague. You can mingle and enjoy pre-show drinks in the adjacent bar Speaker Corner.

Tickets cost € 16.00 in advance and € 20.00 at the door. You can reserve your tickets in advance through the website of Theater Branoul. A dinner and show package are also available.

 

Feb
23
Sun
Atlantikwall Museum open on Sundays only @ Scheveningen
Feb 23 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

Carnival Parade Arnhem @ Arnhem
Feb 23 all-day

Route carnavalsoptocht in Arnhem. Parade in Arnhem

Start is at 13.11h at Monnikensteeg. Then Rosendaalseweg – Huijghenslaan – Prümelaan – Velperweg – Raapopseweg – Vijverlaan – J.P. Heyestraat – Hommelseweg – Agnietenstraat – Oogststraat – Klarendalseweg – Hoflaan – Velperweg – Steenstraat – Velperplein. The parade ends at Musis with a programme there at around 16.00 – 16.30h.

Children event: Fun day at organic farm Gravesteijn
Feb 23 all-day

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor selfie met een koe gravesteijnOn Sunday, February 23,  families are welcome at organic farm Gravesteyn for a unique nature experience. 

The program
Children and their parents can discover everything about cows, milk and life on the farm.

Selfie with your favorite cow.
Race around the obstacle course
Warm-up with (halal) snert
Hot chocolate made by yourself
Experience up close, how a cow is milked
Makind butter
Build your own birds house

Tired and cold after all activities? Warm yourself with real pea soup and steaming hot chocolate.

When?
Sunday, February 23 from 13:00 to 16:00.

Where
Oude Leedeweg 23 in Pijnacker. From Rotterdam by car it takes about 15-20 minutes.  There is ample parking available and by bike it is a 30 minutes ride. 

Registration and fees
Registration via the form. € 6.00 per person and € 3.00 with Rotterdampas.

 

The event is organized by “De stad uit” 

https://www.facebook.com/melkveebedrijfgravesteyn

 

Japanese Ramen Festival @ Het Sieraad Amsterdam
Feb 23 all-day

Image may contain: textThe one and only ramen festival in Amsterdam. For one day the gorgeous monumental building Het Sieraad on de Postjesweg 1 will be transformed into Little Japan. Different food stalls will serve their signature or limited edition ramen, Japanese snacks and Japanese drinks (sake, Asahi Dry Beer, cocktails, kombucha and more). Enjoy your bowl(s) of ramen, bites, free karaoke or see how fresh noodles are made right in front of you.

The food line-up
RAMEN
Fou Fow Ramen from Amsterdam
Tokokoro Ramen from Nijmegen
Tokyo Ramen Takeichi from Amsterdam and Düsseldorf
Nikkou Ramen from Delft
Special ramen by topchef Dennis Huwaë of Daalder/Edel by Dennis
Ichiban Slurp Shop from The Hague

We will also have half size portions so you can taste different kinds of ramen.

JAPANESE SNACKS (also vegan and vegetarian)
Madame Cocos
Dim Sum District
Kotobuki
Food of Japan
Duck Truck
Happyhappyjoyjoy
Honkies Vegan Catering

RAMEN DEMOS AND WORKSHOPS
Sun Noodle (known for Momofuku and Ivan Ramen)
Yamato Ramen School & Nisshin Seifun

KARAOKE
Bar Karakter/Baohuis

The event will start at 1 pm. We will be working with time slots since no one likes big queues. This way we hope to manage the crowds a bit so you don’t have to wait too long to get your hands on those bowls of yummieness or your fave Japanese snack.

GOOD TO KNOW
– It’s an indoor event.
– For everyone’s safety: this is a PIN ONLY event.
– Please don’t bring and eat your own food at the event.
– Also don’t bring and drink your own beverages at the event.
– No pets allowed.
– Children up to the age of four can enter for free (when in doubt we might ask for an ID).
– Don’t buy tickets from anywhere else than the official supplier (Paylogic) or a trusted reseller (Ticketswap). We don’t accept fake tickets.
– The ticket gives you admission to the indoor event. Inside you can purchase your food.

Feb
26
Wed
Praatcafe – Language Exchange Event @ De Leeszaal
Feb 26 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 every last Wednesday of the month, where everyone can speak the language(s) he or she wants to socialize in. Wednesday from 19.30-22h.

Feb
28
Fri
Fiets en Wandelbeurs’ – the event for cyclists and hikers @ Jaarbeurs Utrecht
Feb 28 – Mar 1 all-day

Fiets en Wandelbeurs’ the event for cyclists and walkers, Utrecht 2020

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 28, Saturday 29 Feb and Sunday 1 March  in halls 1,  2, 3 and 4 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

 

InterNations Den Haag Event – February Borrel @ Novotel Den Haag
Feb 28 all-day

Internations Event:

InterNations Den Haag Event! February Borrel

 

InterNations invites to their February Borrel in The Hague, Friday 28 Feb from 19.30 to midnight.

If you like to take part in this event you need to become a member of Internations. Just sign up on http://www.internations.org/

 

Frank Borrel @ Cruise Terminal
Feb 28 @ 18:00 – 23:45

Friday 28 Feb is the next Frank Borrel at the Cruise Terminal Rotterdam  from 18h-24.00 h
http://frank-borrel.nl/