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Norwegian Christmas Market @ Sjømannskirken (Norwegian Church)
Nov 7 – Nov 17 all-day

Norwegian Christmas Market 2019 Rotterdam:
Noorse kerk, Westzeedijk 300, 3016AP Rotterdam

Here you can find original Norwegian sweaters, Christmas decorations, food products and more..

From 7 – 17 November:

Thursday 7 nov 10.00 – 18.00 uur
Friday 8 nov 10.00 – 18.00 uur
Saturdat 9 nov 10.00 – 17.00 uur
Sunday 10 nov 11.00 – 17.00 uurSaturday 16 nov 10.00 – 17.00 uur
Sunday 17 nov 11.00 – 17.00 uur

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Cool Event Scheveningen 2019 @ Outside the Kurhaus
Nov 9 2019 – Jan 18 2020 all-day

This winter Scheveningen is again the place to be for the ultimate winter sport experience. From 09 November 2018 to 26 January 2019 The Hague’s beach resort will be transformed into a true winter wonderland called ‘Cool Event’.

Ice Expo Scheveningen
The ice sculpture exhibition is back again this year. You can come and admire the ice sculptures and also see how they are made. The Ice Expo can be found in the tent on the beach next to the Pier. From 7 December to 12 January. Admission costs € 10.00 for adults and € 650 for children.

Kurhausplein on Ice
In front of the famous Kurhaus Hotel you will find the beautiful 600 square metre covered ice skating rink. The skating rink is open every day from 10.00 to 22.00 hrs. There are other opening hours in effect during the public holidays on 24, 25 and 31 December and on 1 January.

Admission to the ice skating rink costs € 6.00. Skates are available for hire for € 5.00 a pair and you will also need to leave a deposit of € 10.00. Gloves or mittens are required.

A warm drink
Take a seat at one of the outdoor cafes (with heating) around the square and enjoy a delicious meal or glass of mulled wine or mug of hot chocolate. This winter the restaurants around the square are offering the Kurhausplein deal with meals and ice skating (including the skate rental).

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International Documentary Film Festival @ Various Locations
Nov 20 – Dec 1 all-day

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor idfa amsterdam 2019 November, the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) transforms Amsterdam’s city centre into a paradise for documentary film fans.

IDFA treats documentary lovers to the latest and greatest domestic and international arrivals from the documentary film world. No other festival brings together so many great films, devoted fans and talented film-makers in one place, making IDFA one of the world’s leading documentary film festivals. The films presented at IDFA all tell extraordinary stories about life – often revealing and moving, they can also be shocking or funny.

A global perspective
With hundreds of international documentaries on offer, IDFA’s programming provides a look at the world from a variety of unique perspectives. Taking viewers to some of the world’s poorest and wealthiest places, the documentaries featured are often as poetic as they are powerful.

The complete programme can be found on the IDFA website. A large proportion of the film screenings are in English or with English subtitles.

20 Nov – 1 Dec in Amsterdam 

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UEN Event: Wine Tasting @ Wijn aan de Kade
Nov 21 @ 18:30 – 21:30

We are happy to invite you and your partner to a UEN Wine Tasting on Thursday 21 November 2019 at Wijn aan de Kade in Rotterdam.

The wine tasting will be held at and organized by Wijn aan de Kade. You will be able to taste 10 different wines and there will be some snacks.

As we will be in the shop, you will have the opportunity to buy wines after the tasting (but no obligation!).

What: UEN Wine Tasting
When: Thursday, 21 November
Time: 18.30 – approx 22h
Where: Wijn aan de Kade, Admiraliteitskade 80, 3063 EG Rotterdam
Costs: Euro 20 to be paid beforehand into our UEN account
NL37 INGB 0003 4144 33 (please state wine tasting)
(Original cost is € 35 pp, UEN contribution is € 15 pp)

Please let me know until Thursday 14th of November if you would like to be part of this fun event. The event is limited to 35 persons.

CHIO – Equestrian Event @ Kralingse Bos
Jun 18 – Jun 21 all-day

At the 72ndh CHIO Rotterdam the very best international riders and horses in the world will compete in the FEI Nations Cup Jumping and Dressage classes and the Longines Grand Prix Port of Rotterdam. From June 21 until June 25 in the beautiful Kralingse Bos many chef d’equipes select the teams that will represent their countries at European Championships in August 2018. With a long history going back to 1948, CHIO Rotterdam is the eldest international sport event in Rotterdam and the only 5* equestrian event in the Netherlands. The FEI selected CHIO Rotterdam as the organiser for the FEI European Championships Jumping, Dressage and Para -Dressage 2019.

Besides exciting equestrian sport, the CHIO Rotterdam presents four days of networking, fun for kids, shows, the Stroodorp and excellent hospitality. There is something for everybody!