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No plans for the weekend?
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.
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!
THE FORMER POST OFFICE AT THE COOLSINGEL
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 Den Haag
The Hague’s Lange Voorhout will be transformed into an open-air restaurant during another edition of Rrrollend Den Haag on Ascension Weekend, from Thursday 30 May to Sunday 2 June.
Dozens of mobile kitchens will roll up on The Hague’s most stately avenue. For 4 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.
Rrrollend Den Haag takes place on the Lange Voorhout on:
Thursday, 30 May from 14 to 23h
Friday, 31 May from 14 to 23 hrs.
Saturday, 1 June from 14to 23 hrs.
Sunday, 2 June from 14 to 21 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
Welcome to The Hague event
Moving to another country can, at times, feel overwhelming. Whether you just arrived in the Netherlands or already settled in, your stay here involves some red tape to get through. That’s exactly where our newest event comes in!
On Thursday June 6 The Hague International Centre organises ‘Welcome to The Hague’. So would like to get to know The Hague better? Meet fellow expats? Receive information about formalities, schooling, healthcare and housing? And tips on what to do in your free time? Then this event might just be the thing for you!
The programme includes:
an overview of useful resources for finding information.
an opportunity to ask questions.
presentations on ‘Living in the Netherlands’ and ‘Who are the Dutch’.
information about The Hague International Centre, ACCESS and tourist information.
a walking tour of The Hague’s historic city centre.
we’ll end the walking tour with a free drink in the city centre
Thursday June 6 from 17:00 hrs to 19:00 hrs.
2511 BT, The Hague
Room: Studio B
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 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).
Participation in the Welcome to The Hague programme is free of charge but registration is required.