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Tiny waists and (hence) corsets are on show at the Amsterdam Museum where the 18th and 19th century costume collection is given an airing. What are these clothes telling us about the conventions of the time and their effects on the wearers? And are our modern-day equivalents equally restrictive and prescriptive in their own way? A number of designers have taken the costumes as an inspiration and created their own. Fashion Statements is on until September 9
Free with museum card
Cultural fun for everyone
Head to the Open Air Theatre in the Vondelpark to catch unique summertime performances. From 5 June until 8 September 2019 you’ll find a lot going on every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Entry is free, although all voluntary donations are appreciated. During May and September 2019, there are special events, markets and one-off festivals taking place.
Amsterdam’s Vondelpark is steeped in musical and theatrical history. The ‘Vondelpark Parties’ were organised in the park and the Music Pavilion and Vondelpark Stage both hosted music, operetta and dance performances over the years. The Vondelpark Open Air Theatre sprang into life in 1974, combining the ‘Vondelpark Parties’ and so-called ‘Happenings’ – the name given to the performances organised at the time.
In the summer of 2019, theatre festival The Parade travels through the Netherlands for the 29th year. The festival kicks off in Rotterdam, and from there it will continue its journey with colorful tents, restaurants and terrace cafes to The Hague and Utrecht, before winding up in Amsterdam.
The Parade offers something for everyone, with over 80 different theatre, music, and dance performances for all ages. Café Correct and Katrina will host free music every night, and visitors are invited to enjoy cocktails, soul food, BBQs and much more at one of the many terrace cafes.
Performances that are suitable for non-Dutch-speakers are indicated with a LNP logo (Language No Problem).
Museum Park, Rotterdam June 21 – 30
Westbroek Park, The Hague July 5-14
Moreelse Park, Utrecht July 19 – Aug 4
Martin Luther King Park, Amsterdam, August 9 to 25. www.deparade.nl
The Hague will be transformed into a hip hop city from 26 to 30 June during the international I Love HipHop Festival. Fans of this subculture can live it up during a series of concerts, master classes and festivals.
Hip hop is a musical genre consisting of a stylised rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rapping. It developed as part of hip hop culture, a subculture defined by 4 key stylistic elements: MCing/rapping, DJing/scratching, breaking/dancing, and graffiti writing. Other elements include sampling (or synthesis) and beatboxing.
The festival will partner with young artists, designers and artists from kindred movements. This makes I Love HipHop bigger than hip hop and even more interesting to a wider audience.
Highlights of the week
Hip hop lovers can enjoy themselves the entire week in The Hague with a wealth of performances, parties, master classes, workshops, demonstrations and a movie night in Filmhuis Den Haag.
The highlight of the week is the I Love HipHop festival in the Nieuwe Kerk on Saturday, 29 June. With street art, breakdance battles and live shows by hip hop artists.
The organisation will also have its own stage with an enormous street art wall in the special I Love HipHop area at Parkpop on Sunday, 30 June with breakdance battles and live paintings.
Tickets for the I Love HipHop Festival from 13.00 to 23.00 hrs. on Saturday, 29 June cost € 12.00 in advance and € 15.00 at the door. Tickets are available at ilovehiphop.myonline.store.
Almost all of the other activities during the I Love HipHop Week (apart from some of the master classes) are free.
For more information go to www.ilovehiphop.nl.
Leiden Culinair, which takes place the same week as Lakenfeesten, is one of the great food events of the summer.
For four days in June, the Lammermarkt in downtown Leiden and its surroundings become the focal point where restaurants present their best dishes. Expect food encounters, both familiar and surprising, culinary discoveries and top-notch entertainment.
Food celebrations in the streets of Leiden
Inspiration, accessibility and quality are the defining features of the festival. The historic city of Leiden becomes a meeting point for everybody, from residents to visitors, from private local businesses to municipalities and social organisations. Each participating restaurant has its own stand in the street, therefore the square is one large terrace serving scrumptious food.
Visitors can enjoy Leiden Culinair at the following times:
.>Thursday, June 27 from 5pm-11 pm
>Friday, June 28 from 4pm-12am
>Saturday, June 29 from 2pm-1am
>Sunday, June 30 from 1pm-9.30pm
A programme full of food and entertainment
Have a look at the participating restaurants on the Leiden Culinair website and feast your eyes on what is sure to be a gastronomic celebration to remember. There will also be an exciting programme full of live bands.
From 27-30 June you will be able to enjoy the Leiden Lakenfeesten once again! During the Lakenfeesten there will be a host of activities to choose from. What about the Rabobank Peurbakkentocht (crazy decorated boat race), dragonboat races, Leiden Culinary, the Summer funfair, the Leiden Beer Festival, the children’s village and lots of live music. On 29 June, many residents of Leiden will climb into a “peurbak”. This parade of extravagantly decorated boats through the Leiden canals traditionally draws a huge crowd. The 2019 edition of the Lakenfeesten will, as always, equal a four days’ straight party!
Friday, June 228
› The Peurbakkentocht, city centre (starts at the Beestenmarkt), 7pm – 9pm
Saturday, June 29
› Dragon boat races, Apothekersdijk and Boommarkt, 11am – 5pm
› Leiden Beer Festival, Hooglandse Kerkplein, 2pm – 10pm
Sunday, June 30
› Leiden Golden Age Fair, van der Werfpark, 11am – 5pm
› De Gouden Pet, street musicians’ concours, Hooglandse Kerkgracht, 1pm – 7pm
Please find entire progamme here
NORTH SEA ROUND TOWN is the annual FRINGE FESTIVAL of North Sea Jazz that offers a free and varied program taking place in Rotterdam from JUNE 27 – JULY 14 2019 , with the best that Rotterdam has to offer related to jazz. At dozens of locations: in the street, in unexpected places, pop-ups and major jazz venues.
A lively celebration of music with over 200 concerts, including talented young musicians, shows, master classes, lectures, jam sessions, street shows and after-parties, across more than two weeks. Join us on a musical discovery across Rotterdam: from jazz and hiphop via blues and soul to every conceivable cross-over!
Many of the concerts are free!
Please click here for the programme http://www.northsearoundtown.nl/programma/2019/lijst/
Creative writing & storytelling workshop
Tap into new ideas during playwright Ninke Overbeek’s creative writing workshop on the beach on Sunday, 2 June and Sunday, 30 June.
Ninke Overbeek will offer 2 English creative writing workshops. For people who would love to write but do not know how to get started, people who have started to write but never continued and people who want to find their writing voice again.
The workshop will take place on the beach, which is a great atmosphere to work in. It will help you find your imagination, explore the creativity you didn’t know you had, and write from scratch, aided by short, easy-access exercises.
You do not need any writing experience and you do not have to be working in a creative field. All you need to do is bring your pen, a willingness to write and an open mind.
About Ninke Overbeek
Ninke Overbeek is a playwright and dramaturg who lives in The Hague. Some of her work has been performed at STET The English Theatre. Ninke writes for the stage in English and Dutch and researches the possibilities of creative writing processes for the Dutch academic context at the Professorship for Performative Processes in Utrecht (HKU).
The creative writing and storytelling workshop will be given from 14.00 to 17.00 hrs. on Sunday, 2 June and Sunday, 30 June at Strandtent Het Puntje (End of Zwarte Pad) in The Hague.
The course costs € 15 for professionals and € 10 for students. You can register by using the online application form.
More information can be found at www.discstorytelling.com.
The free Kid Dynamite Jazz Festival consists of three programme elements in relation to jazz and kids: the main programme, a kids programme and workshops.
Main program: established acts, Rotterdam talents and the project The Dynamite Kids. Please click here for entire programme: http://kiddynamitejazzfestival.nl/programma/
Interactive acts, educational projects and theater shows
Make your own instrument, dance and draw. Anything is possible!
The Metropolis Festival is an annual open-air music festival. Unique, adventurous, unusual and trendsetting, it’s a perfect chance for everyone to discover excellent, innovative and surprising talent. The programme is a mixture of pop, rock, hiphop, world music and dance. The crowds that come to the festival are just as varied as the music
This festival is the place to be to discover new music and talent. Please check the line-up: https://www.metropolisfestival.nl/line-up-artiesten/
The Hague will be rocking again during the 39th edition of Parkpop on Sunday, 30 June in Zuiderpark. This year’s headline acts are the highly popular Dutch country singer Ilse DeLange, rapper Ronnie Flex & Deuxperience, Canadian indie band Walk Off The Earth and rocker Waylon.
The last Sunday in June is traditionally reserved for Parkpop, Europe’s largest free outdoor pop music festival held in The Hague’s Zuiderpark. Zuiderpark is kicking up its heels once again to offer a day crammed with music, people and conviviality.
Parkpop has a rich history of high calibre musicians from the national and international pop music world. Parkpop has grown from one stage in 1981 and just a few thousand visitors to a mega event today with 3 stages, hundreds of thousands of festival goers and all kinds of fun activities.
The annual Parkpop line-up this year is great and will again include Dutch and international celebrities performing on 3 stages. The Jupiler Stage and Hifi Klubben Stage will host the ‘big’ names, while the Haags Podium will feature locally grown talent. There will also be a festival market and an I Love Hip-Hop Area.
This year’s festival will feature llse DeLange, Ronnie Flex & Deuxperience, Waylon, Walk off the Earth, Jett Rebel, Kovacs, Maan, Frenna, Nona and Parkpop Roots with Blackbird & Judy Blank.
Parkpop organisers strongly advise you to use public transport to get to Parkpop. Extra NS trains and HTM trams and buses will be operating on Sunday to accommodate the extra demand. The NS will give a 20% discount on return train tickets including transportation to Zuiderpark. Tickets can be purchased online at www.ns.nl.
There are 3 ways to get to Zuiderpark from the train stations:
Tram 9 direction Vrederust
Tram 16 direction Wateringen
Bus 26 direction Zuiderpark (only from Den Haag HS)
Park your bike safely
Park your bike safely and quickly during the festival. There are 3 bicycle parking facilities:
Veluweplein (also for motorbikes)
The rates are € 1.50 per bike and € 2.50 per moped or scooter. The facilities are open from 10.00 to 23.00 hrs.
Read more information on getting to the Parkpop Festival.
The festival is free of charge. It starts at 13.00 although you can already enter the festival site from the Vreeswijkstraat, Veluweplein, Loevensteinlaan and Melis Stokelaan as of 12.00 hrs. The festival ends at 21.30 hrs.
For the most up-to-date festival information, visit the website of Parkpop
Pure Market on last Sunday of the month
Pure Markt features 90+ 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.
At the Sinfonia Maritime Festival you can enjoy various music styles like classical music, opera but also soul and jazz, as well as a varied festival programme. From 14-22h
Young talent and big artists, classical music, jazz, spoken word, streetfood
Sinfonia Maritime Festival is a festival organized by Sinfonia Rotterdam with the most beautiful skyline in the Netherlands as a backdrop and quays full of enjoying people.
Join fellow expats for a lazy Sunday afternoon under the orchards at Nieuw Rotsoord in Utrecht. Utrecht International Sunday Market is an event for locals and internationals to mix and mingle! No matter what happens in terms of the Dutch weather, it will be a Sunday to remember.
Fun for expats of all ages in Utrecht from 14-17 h
Here’s what to expect at the Utrecht International Sunday Market:
Free entry – BBQ Sausage Sizzle – Tropical mocktail bar – Mini flea market
Plant stall – Homemade cakes – International bookstall – Raffle
Face painting Kids’ – lemonade stand – Local entertainment – International business stalls
Kids crafts – Animals – Fun and games and more!
Don’t miss the Utrecht International Sunday Market
The Utrecht International Sunday Market is a fundraising event for charity, organised by the International Women’s Contact Utrecht. If you would like to contribute or if you are a small local business who would like a stall at the event, please contact Vanessa from the IWCU by email.
See you there! Bring your friends. Everyone’s welcome, whether you’re an international or a local!
Ketikotifestival is a yearly event in the park at West-Kruiskade to celebrate the abolition of slavery in Surinam and the Caribbean. The party is all about meeting up, music and good food.
Stroll over the colourful market and enjoy tropical sounds at the park.
You can buy all kinds of handmade things while discovering a variation of music genres like kawina, kaseko and soca.
From 12.30- 22.00 h
The SummerConcerts powered by BankGiro Loterij present two months of wonderful concerts, from classical to jazz and from pop music to film scores.
Top musicians from the Netherlands and around the world bring you all your favourite classical pieces, as well as concerts such as Tribute to Woodstock and Star Wars: Live in Concert!
Comedytrain International Summer Festival 2019
We’re excited to announce our line-up for CISF 2019! 6 weeks of international stand-up comedy in Amsterdam from Wed July 3rd untill Sat August 10th. Each week we present 2 international comedians selected by our own Comedytrain comedians, because they don’t want you to miss out on these brilliant acts!
We proudly present:
Week 1: Nina Conti & Sarah Kendall
Wed July 3rd
Thu July 4th
Fri July 5th
Sat July 6th
Week 2: Paul Foot & Sean McLoughlin
Wed July 10th
Thu July 11th
Fri July 12th
Sat July 13th
Week 3: Tim Key & John Kearns
Wed July 17th
Thu July 18th
Fri July 19th
Sat July 20th
Week 4: Phil Kay & TBA
Wed July 24th
Thu July 25th
Fri July 26th
Sat July 27th
Week 5: Fahim Anwar & TBA
Wed July 31st
Thu August 1st
Fri August 2nd
Sat August 3rd
Week 6: Derrick Brown & Nick Thune
Wed August 7th
Thu August 8th
Fri August 9th
Sat August 10th
Show time: 8.30 PM
Toomler & kitchen open: 7 PM
Tickets: Wed €15,- | Thu/Fri/Sat €20,-
(excl. € 1,60 service fee)
The ticket shop is also available in English. If you have questions, or if your bank is not available through our ticket shop, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. If we are not sold out tickets can be bought at the box office with PIN or creditcard. Toomler is cashless.
Future Flux Festival: meet the makers
Meet the makers at Future Flux Festival x 10YRDM Rotterdam. Get a glimpse of the dynamic world of the Rotterdam Makers District. Connect with the heroes of innovation & technology and get involved in a day full of tech, music & inspiration. Join us Thursday the 4th of July 2019 from 11:00 till 22:00 at RDM Rotterdam.
Entrance is free, but make sure to sign up.
Free entrance | Thursday July 4 | 11:00 – 22:00 | RDM Onderzeebootloods | www.futurefluxfestival.nl
Join us this July 4th for an epic evening of dinner, drinks and fun to celebrate this special occasion. The 4th of July is the day the United States (back then the 13 colonies) gained it’s independence from the British. For Americans living abroad, missing the 4th of July celebration back home is the ultimate in homesickness. THIS YEAR WE BRING THE 4th of July to you!
To celebrate this momentous, fun and historical occasion we’ll be meeting at the lovely market 33 for dinner and drinks to celebrate. The event will feature:
•Incredible diverse selection of great food, from intricate hamburgers to vegan friendly dishes. There’s something for everyone!
•Incredible internationally minded Americans (Celebrate this special day amongst fellow citizens, not alone!)
•Wide Selection of drinks and spirits
•Patriotism at it’s finest
How to find us:
To find us walk up the stairs on the right to the wine bar. There will be some American Flags/ decorations! If you’re American, feel free to be as patriotic as you like ;o)
Feel free to bring a friend/colleague, event is open to all nationalities, NOT JUST Americans.
Everyone pays for their own consumption. Please register so we know you’re coming. Spots are limited!
About the venue
Market 33 unites a diverse range of food stands serving mouth-watering dishes produced by passionate local food entrepreneurs. Experience and be surprised by the wide variety of healthy dishes, delicious tastes and use of fresh ingredients – ranging from Asian street-food, sustainable fish dishes, crispy flammkuchen and cold pressed juices to gourmet pita’s and of course organic fries.
The annual Gorcums Hippie Festival is back in Gorinchem for another edition of 1960s music, market fun and ambience!
About Gorcums Hippie Festival
Now in its 13th edition, the Gorcums Hippie Festival welcomes visitors from all over the Netherlands looking for a taste of the 1960s.
A feature of the festival is always the list of tribute and cover bands that play quality versions of anything from Joe Cocker to Jimmi Hendrix.
During the day programme, visitors can relax on the wide grassy lawns, enjoy some food served in quintessentially ’60s Volkswagen vans, listen to music or take a swim in the relaxing waters of the Merwede River.
Always a favourite, the Hippie Bazaar will be back selling clothes, headbands, jewellery and enough peace signs and tie-dye to hold you over until next year!
Gorcums Hippie Festival Music Acts 2019
Tribute bands and other performers in the 2019 edition include:
› Woodstock Tribute Band
› Farstreet and many more
The summer theatre festival in Amsterdam also takes in music and art. Its centre is the NDSM shipyard and it spreads from there along the banks of the IJ river and in to Amsterdam-Noord. This year the young theatre-makers and more famous names taking part concentrate on the city of the future.
It includes the sea container programme which this year features a special international programme of theatre pieces made by young European theatre-makers in the period that the Netherlands is chairman of the European Union.
Head to the NDSM shipyard where guides will advise on which performances are suitable for non-Dutch speakers. NDSM shipyard,
Amsterdam, July 5 to 14.
Musicon and Grote Markt again join forces for this laid back outdoor Summertime music event in The Hague’s Pop District from 5 to 7 July. A free 3-day festival filled to the brim with exotic flavours, adventurous music, cool drinks and epic people watching.
Summertime Festival is free of charge and takes place on a vintage merry-go-round stage on the Grote Markt. All the music can be enjoyed from the terrace, but of course you can always get up and dance.
At nightfall the music gets hotter and the vibe dancier. Summertime Festival is all about the ultimate summer feeling, bringing out the best of The Hague’s eclectic international character. This edition’s line up challenges all former editions: from world jazz, classical music, klezmer and contemporary flamenco to urban soul jazz, ska and lots more. Dj Tigra T provides summer grooves in between the acts.
Discover young talent
The festival aims to show off the city’s cultural diversity and to introduce the audience to its talented international musicians. The line-up is quite different from the usual pop and rock acts that you might find at a summer festival. Summertime is a special treat for music enthusiasts who enjoy discovering new music and young talent.
The Summertime Festival takes place from 17.00 to 22.30 hrs. on Friday, 12.30 to 22.30 hrs. on Saturday and 14.00 to 22.30 hrs. on Sunday.
Admission is free of charge.
More information can be found at www.summertimefestival.nl.
Experience The Hague’s contemporary art scene during The Hague Contemporary Weekend from 5 to 7 July.
For 3 days 18 museums, galleries, artist initiatives and art spaces open their doors for an elaborate programme of openings, performances, artist talks, tours, club/performance nights, film screenings and more. The Hague Contemporary Weekend 2019 takes place during the Graduation Festival of the Royal Academy of Art.
During The Hague Contemporary Festival 2019, both new talent and more established artists from The Hague and beyond exhibit their work. Alongside exhibitions, a programme of performances, artist talks and tours around various locations will take place.
On Saturday night there will be an open air Art Kino (organised by Nest in collaboration with The Hague Contemporary). Here film and video art will be accompanied by discussions and introductions by the participating artists. There will also be a Black Hole Carnival art/club night organised by students at PIP Den Haag.
The Hague Contemporary will take place from 5 to 7 July at participating locations in The Hague’s city centre. The main festival location will be at the Laan van Reagan en Gorbatsjov (in the park across from the Royal Academy of Art).
It is free of charge to visit most of the locations. You get a 50% discount with The Hague Contemporary Agenda for the Gemeentemuseum. You need to pay the regular fee for Museum Beelden aan Zee and PIP Den Haag.
More information at thehaguecontemporary.nl.
Artis in the evening – Saturday evenings in June/July/August
In June, July and August, ARTIS Amsterdam Royal Zoo will be open every Saturday until sunset. These late openings will feature kids’ activities, performances by new musical talent as well as established artists and special events at the Planetarium. Off to ARTIS!
Picnic in the grass, get a curry from the stand near de Hazelaar or order a pizza from our outdoor kitchen. Discover how plants keep you and the world around you healthy or get hands-on with greenery at one of the workshops. Round off the evening with a special guided tour of the park at twilight.
The name ZOOmeravonden is a play on words with Zoo and Zomer, the Dutch for summer, while ‘avonden’ means evenings. The Artis Royal Zoo is just east of the city’s centre. For more information visit the Artis Royal Zoo website.
For August there are still tickets with discount available, these are 22 Euro pp
The seventh edition of electronic music festival Expedition will take place in Vroesenpark on Saturday 6 July.
The caravan will be arriving on 6 July in Vroesenpark . Four stages will be there, hosted by Annabel, Pip Den Haag and Soulection x Crispy with the aim to surprise the audience. You can expect live bands, known artists and new talent. You can find the line up on the website.
Inspired by the dreamy atmosphere of French markets, Le Marie Marché will be organised on the Plein on the first weekend of each month. With many delicious and beautiful wares.
The characteristic market is all about discovering and enjoying.
Something for everybody
At this special market you will find inviting food stalls with fantastic strawberries, organic cheeses, sweet delicacies, quality breads, Mediterranean treats and much more. There will also be numerous lifestyle stalls where you will find seasonal lifestyle articles and antiques and collectibles.
There is no better spot to do your shopping this weekend.
About Le Marie Marché
The businesses at the market will be divided into 4 different categories: Sweet & Juicy, Spicy & Salty, To Have & To Hold and Land & Sea.
Le Marie Marché will be held from 11.00 to 18.00 hrs. on Saturday and Sunday on the Plein in The Hague.
More information can be found at www.lemariemarche.nl
On Saturday, 6 July a multicultural parade with 1,000 participants will dance its way through The Hague showcasing the city’s cultural richness in terms of clothing, music and dance.
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The Cultural Parade & Festival is a free outdoor activity. Everybody, young and old, male and female, native and immigrant, residents and visitors, is welcome to visit this event and feel right at home. The theme for this year is ‘Celebration’.
Expect an explosive spectacle in the Huijgenspark when the park stages various musical acts and cultural performances from different countries and cultures. There will also be free workshops, a market and naturally plenty of delicious food to tantalise your taste buds.
There will be children’s activities from 13.30 to 18.00 hrs. with a bouncy castle, slide, face painting, various games, popcorn and cotton candy.
The aim of the Cultural Parade & Festival is to promote social cohesion and the multicultural community of The Hague. The dress code for the parade is traditional costume from all the various participating ethnic communities.
Some 1,000 people from 21 countries from the Americas, Asia, Europe and Africa will participate. People taking part in the parade should assemble between 13.00 and 13.45 hrs. The orchestral parade will then start at 14.40 hrs. from the park and lasts until 16.20 hrs. The route is Huijgenspark, Stationsweg, Bierkade, Paviljoensgracht, Lutherse Burgwal, Grote Marktstraat, Wagenstraat, Stationsweg, Huijgenspark.
Stichting Africa Life
This event is being organised by Stichting Africa Life in cooperation with The Hague Cultural Parade project team.
The day’s events will be held from 13.00 to 18.30 hrs. on Saturday, 6 July in the Huijgenspark (Stationsweg) in The Hague. The day is free of charge.
More information is available on https://thehagueculturalparade.nl/
Sunday 7 July the 23rd bookmarket will be held in Dordrechts’ historical centre. From 10 – 17.00 you can stroll along 500 book stalls, enjoy a drink on one of the many terraces and enjoy the musical and literary entertainment.
Sunday Market at the Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam
Every first Sunday of the months you will be able to enjoy the Sunday Market and sample fashion, design, (organic) food and trinkets for children.
The market will be open all afternoon so you can enjoy the best of local wares and exclusive products from Dutch designers.
Artists and designers will be selling unique products such as fashion, illustrations, jewellery, ceramics, paintings and much more.