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The magnificent Japanese Garden will reopen its doors for 6 weeks only from Saturday, 27 April to Sunday, 9 June so you can admire the spring colours in their full glory. The garden will be open daily from 9.00 to 20.00 hrs. during this 6-week period.
The Japanese Garden was created in the beginning of the 20th century by the former owner of the country estate of Clingendael, Marguérite M. Baroness van Brienen (1871-1939), also called Lady Daisy. Lady Daisy sailed off a number of times by ship to Japan and brought back to the Netherlands a number of lanterns, a water cask, sculptures, the pavilion, the little bridges and several plants. The original design with the serene pond, meandering brook and the winding pathways has remained intact all these years.
The Municipality of The Hague has always taken great care of the Japanese Garden because of its uniqueness and tremendous historical value. The garden was placed on the list of national historical monuments in 2001. Due to its fragility, the garden can be visited only during 2 short periods of the year.
You can find more information under Japanese Garden in Clingendael Park.
For the expat community KINO regularly screens brand-new non-English arthouse movies with English subtitles. On May 27th we will screen Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s The Wild Pear Tree (Ahlat Ağacı) with English subtitles.
Returning home from college, Sinan (Aydin Dogu Demirkol) must re-enter a difficult family situation with a father who is restless and intransigent, and whose gambling addiction has Sinan’s mother and sister at their wits’ end. He struggles to reorient himself within the family dynamic while trying to come to grips with the next phase of his life. He is planning to become a teacher like his father, but first wants to complete an experimental novel. Sinan’s search for meaning and direction provides the basis for a number of extensive and penetrating conversations that form the emotional and intellectual framework of The Wild Pear Tree.
Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Hazar Ergüçlü, Murat Cemcir, Ahmet Rifat Sungar, Ercüment Balakoglu
Jazz in Duketown in Den Bosch
A real tip, see another town, namely Den Bosch and enjoy a free Jazz festival at the same time. From Friday to Monday throughout the picturesque center of Den Bosch.
There is something for all: saxophones, jazz orchestra, Cuban rhythms and so much more…. you can walk from one stage to the other.
On Sunday 9th June, The Hague will be the centre for Boekids UP, a festival of children’s literature. Theatre Nieuwe Regentes is the place where it all takes place. Children and young people of all ages can enjoy literature, music and theatre. Tickets can be bought online here
For children from 4 to 14 years and adults
From 19.00 till 22.00h on Sunday
From 12.00 till 17.oo h on Monday
CONNECT: Leisure on 17 June 17:00 – 19:00hrs.
The summer holiday is fast approaching and we received a lot of questions on how Dutch people actually spend their holidays and their time off in The Hague region. In this informative session, different speakers from the municipality present carefully selected cultural, family-friendly and sports activities. For instance, the department of Sports and The Hague Marketing as well as an expat who shares its own experience on summer holidays in the Netherlands. We will also hold a valuable question and answer session followed by a networking opportunity, so be sure to participate and discover the best of this summer in The Hague region!
Monday June 17 from 17:00 hrs to 19:00 hrs.
2511 BT, The Hague
Room: Studio B (first floor)
Internationals living in The Hague, Delft, Leidschendam-Voorburg or Rijswijk.
Please note: While the event will be of particular interest to new residents of The Hague, people living in the surrounding region are welcome to attend. There are no facilities or activities for children during this event.
About CONNECT events
The Hague International Centre organises monthly CONNECT events to help you discover everything you need to know about working and living in The Hague region. During our CONNECT events, you’ll learn about trusted partner organisations regarding education, healthcare, finance, employment, housing, settling in and more. This CONNECT event will cover the topic: Leisure
Participation is free of charge but registration is required.
About The Hague International Centre
We offer information and guidance about living and working in The Hague region. We also take care of formalities such as municipal registration, citizen service number (BSN), issuance of residence permits. Moreover, we organise events for you to settle in The Hague region. We do this in close collaboration with our partners ACCESS and the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND).
For the expat community KINO regularly screens brand-new non-English arthouse movies with English subtitles. Next up on May 17th we will be screening German-Turkish director Fatih Akin’s Der goldene Handschuh
Jonas Dassler, Adam Bousdoukos, Margarethe Tiesel, Hark Bohm
Director Fatih Akin’s horror film Der goldene Handschuh is based on a true story and the novel of the same name by Heinz Strunk. Set in Hamburg-St.Pauli in the 1970s, Fritz “Fiete” Honka seems to be a pitiful loser. The man with the broken face carouses through his nights to chase lonely women and spend time in the neighborhood dive, the Golden Glove, where schmaltzy German songs move the boozy bar hounds to tears and drinking is a reflex against pain and longing. None of the regulars suspect that the apparently harmless Fiete is actually a monster.