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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.
CuliNESSE is a culinary musicfestival that will take place between August 29 and 31 at the Zevenhuizerplas in Rotterdam Nesselande.
Enjoy the relaxed ambiance in which culture, music and good food meet each other. Every day, the best restaurants present de best meals at their temporary beach restaurant!
You can also enjoy kids activities like roller disco, silent disco and more, diverse beach activities and spectacular performances on two stages. Next to upcoming musicians and bands, there are performances from well known Dutch musicians.
During the entertaining Jazz in de Gracht Festival from 29 to 31 August, the audience can enjoy music performed by jazz artists who will pass by the canal quaysides in The Hague on characteristic, flat bottom boats.
From jazz to funk
The free Jazz in de Gracht Festival takes place on the beautiful Groenewegje, Dunne Bierkade, Bierkade as well as this year’s new location, the Hooikade.
Jazz, in the broadest sense of the word, forms the basis of the festival and the music features jazz, blues, Gypsy jazz and Brazilian sounds. This year’s line-up will be available on the festival website.
Jazz in de Gracht is not just for the real jazz enthusiast but is also intended for a much broader audience.
Concerts by boat
What makes Jazz in de Gracht particularly special is that audience members can stay right where they are on dry land as the stages, and the artists, float by. As soon as a boat leaves from a stop, another one comes along to fill its spot. On all 3 days the canals will be swinging to jazz and other like-minded music.
The boats will stop at 6 ‘boat stops’ for 30-minute concerts on the Dunne Bierkade and Groenewegje.
A plethora of different food trucks will be positioned along the canals selling culinary delicacies.
Jazz in de Gracht is only possible thanks to the participation by and donations from many companies and private individuals who support the festival.
Check the website of Jazz in de Gracht for more information and the complete schedule.
The Food Truck Festival TREK will come to The Hague’s Westbroekpark from 30 August to 1 September. For 3 days Westbroekpark will be transformed into a giant outdoor restaurant with delicious food, live music and theatre.
TREK will be filled with more than 30 mobile kitchens where many different kinds of food can be tasted – from oysters to sausage and from organic fries to vegetarian meals. There will be plenty of chairs and tables, but feel free to bring your own picnic blanket, if you’d like.
The ‘BurgeRmeester van Trek’ (Mayor of TREK) will personally welcome you in his exclusive chambers where a variety of theatre and music will be performed. Children’s activities will be organised on Saturday and Sunday between 14.00 and 17.00 hrs.
Special acts by young theatre makers and intimate live performances will make a visit to TREK complete. A theatre caravan wil make its way through the park to entertain guests and classic fair attractions will ensure loads of fun. The day will end with a dance party with the best funk, soul and dance hits from the 80s.
The Food Truck Festival TREK takes place in Westbroekpark (Kapelweg) in The Hague on the following days:
Friday, 30 August from 16.00 to 23.00 hrs.
Saturday, 31 August from 14.00 to 23.00 hrs.
Sunday, 1 September from 14.00 to 21.30 hrs.
Admission to the festival is free of charge but you are asked to pay a € 2.50 fee for the environmentally-friendly festival plastic glass, which will be rinsed out for each new drink order you place.
People under the age of 18 years must be accompanied by an adult.
More information can be found at https://www.festival-trek.nl/trek-den-haag/
Open-air theatre in Wassenaar
Enjoy an open-air theatre experience from 29 to 31 August and 1 September with 2 fabulous performances by the Illyria theatre company. With productions of Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’ and ‘Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves’ on the beautiful grounds of Raadhuis de Paauw in Wassenaar.
The award-winning British Shakespearean open-air touring theatre company will perform ‘The Tempest’, Shakespeare’s raucously funny comedy, on 29 and 30 August. On 31 August and 1 September they will perform ‘Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves’, an exciting adventure for children.
The magician Prospero is marooned on an island with his daughter Miranda. With the assistance of Ariel, a powerful air spirit he keeps in servitude, he conjures up a storm to shipwreck his enemies on the shore of the island. Inexorably they are driven towards the centre of the island to answer to Prospero, until Prospero learns that Miranda has met and fallen in love with Ferdinand, the son of his enemy. What will be greater? His thirst for revenge or his aptitude for forgiveness?
The play, believed to be the last that Shakespeare wrote single-handedly, is lyrical, thought-provoking and raucously funny. More than 400 years after it was written it still has the capacity to surprise.
Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves’
Like all the stories in the towering literary classic One Thousand and One Nights, this play is packed with cliffhangers, larger-than-life characters and laughs galore. Young Ali Baba stumbles across an enchanted cave when he overhears the magic words that open it: ‘Open Sesame!’. Inside the cave he finds untold amounts of gold and jewels, and takes some of it home. But when the Robber King comes looking for the missing treasure supported by an army of 40 angry thieves, will he and his family survive?
This is the perfect summer fun for thieves and vagabonds aged 5+.
Illyria was created in 1991 by Oliver Gray. Illyria’s refreshing and clear adaptations of the classics have inspired and entertained audiences ever since in the UK, the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, the United States and Canada. The company has won international acclaim for its lively, innovative approach to Shakespeare’s plays and its high quality shows for families.
More information about the touring company can be found on the website of Illyria.
Authentic Elizabethan experience
lllyria has developed a unique Shakespearean style. It achieves the seemingly impossible by performing Shakespeare’s plays unabridged, with only a handful of actors, a few props and no scenery. The productions are slick, physical and imaginative in execution, being inspired by the performance techniques of Elizabethan touring troupes.
For an authentically Elizabethan experience, Illyria performs Shakespeare’s masterpiece on its own Globe-like stage, in the open air, against the backdrop of the beautiful mansion. The shows go on rain or shine!
‘The Tempest’ will be performed at 19.30 hrs. on Thursday, 29 August and Friday, 30 August. ‘Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves’ will be performed at 15.00 hrs. on Saturday, 31 August and 14.00 hrs. on Sunday, 1 September. Performances take place at Raadhuis de Paauw (Raadhuislaan 22) in Wassenaar.
The gardens open 2 hours prior to the show and catering is available on site. Bring your own chair, a picnic hamper and perhaps some rain gear, but no umbrellas are allowed. Please note: Rain does not stop the performances!
More info and tickets
For more information about the performances and ordering tickets, please visit the website of Stichting The English Theatre (STET).
Open-air performance in Wassenaar
Come and get a taste of Surinamese food and culture during the 6th edition of the free Suriname festival on 30 & 31 August & 1 September in Wijkpark Transvaal.
Suriname, a melting pot of cultures, ethnic groups and religions, is known in the world as an example of how a multicultural society should function. The mosque and synagogue are located next to each other in the capital of Paramaribo, with large Hindu temples and a wooden cathedral close by. Walking through the historic downtown of Paramaribo we see how the Surinamese Maroons and Creoles, East Indians, Javanese and many other ethnic groups taste each other’s cuisines, often while enjoying a cold Parbo (beer brewed in Suriname). The buses ride around blaring Surinamese music, giving the city a festive atmosphere.
Surinamese feeling in The Hague
This feeling will be transported to The Hague for the free 3-day outdoor Suriname Festival. You can enjoy Surinamese music on a large stage performed by top artists from the Netherlands and Suriname. Surinamese food will be in abundance with bami, nasi, pom, pastei, roti, bara and much more while you enjoy an ice cold Parbo beer.
For the children there will be a kids playground while the adults can soak up the great entertainment, including stand-up comedy, and artwork. The goal of the festival is for people of all backgrounds to learn about Surinamese culture so come and experience Suriname!
The Suriname Festival takes place from 15.00 to 22.00 hrs. on Friday, 30 August, 12.00 to 22.00 hrs. on Saturday, 31 August and 12.00 to 21.00 hrs. on Sunday, 1 September in Wijkpark Transvaal (Schalk Burgerplein 2) in The Hague.
Admission is free of charge.
More information can be found at http://surinamefestival.com/
TANGO BEACH FESTIVAL/MARATHON 2019
NEO MEETS TANGO CLASSICO – 2 ROOMS, BEACH & TERRACE! The Hague, Scheveningen Beach, Netherlands
Indoor & Outdoor Tango Marathons!
BUY YOUR TICKET HERE: http://www.worldtangosociety.com/tangobeachmarathonthehague/
It’s all about having the time of your life …
A long hot summer immersed in Tango @ one of the most beautiful beaches and boulevards of Europe and a breathtaking venue, Tasty Grand Hotel Kurhaus!
It’s our aim to make Tango more attractive, to be different and … bring everyone together – ALL styles, ALL levels, ALL nationalities – for ten days and nights of dance and fun.
Sun, sea, tango! Join us, share unforgettable tandas with us and meet friends from all over the world.
Tickets available during the marathon, first come, first served! Reserve your place now and pay at the door.
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
Discover the most special places in the city harbor area during Fabrique Mozaique. From a concert in a huge shed to secret gardens in the middle of the industrial harbor.
Fabrique Mozaique again consists of different program components this year. Get to know the city harbor area of Rotterdam during a discovery route and be surprised by special performances.
On Saturday, August 31, the three-headed rock and roll monster Triggerfinger will perform. The Flemish rock band turned 20 this year and they are celebrating that with a concert at a unique location: the Onderzeebootloods! Tickets
On Saturday, September 7, Typhoon plays his most famous songs in an intimate setting. He gives them a new twist and also plays new songs, together with his Titan band. His Acoustic Veranda Sessions take place in the new Rotterdam hotspot Weelde, in the city port area M4H. Tickets
Keep an eye on the website of the festival to stay updated and receive the latest news.
After a spectaculair indoor season it is finally time to play outside! Modular Festival will be transforming the Keile District into a walhalla for true dancelovers.
During the Modular Festival you can enjoy a wide range of electronic music from the latest DJs, live acts and bands.
Tom Trago & David Vunk / Or:la / The Mauskovic Dance Band (live) / Courtesy / Philou Louzolo / Oceanic & Upsammy / Lövestad (live) / Pablo Discobar Soundsystem / KAUW (live) / Yør Kultura / Jetti & Post / Modular DJs / EDB (live) / Pohon / Nino from the Woods.
Every year, scores of volunteers bundle their efforts to build the most dazzling floral floats full of gorgeous dahlias to participate in the Zundert Bloemencorso, or Flower Parade. If you’ve got a soft spot for flowers, this is one event you do not want to miss!
The world’s biggest flower parade.
The Zundert Flower Parade dates all the way back to 1936.
Visit the Zundert Flower Parade and marvel at the magnificent floats.
The Zundert Flower Parade has been turning the town upside down since 1936. Around twenty hamlets build the best floats they can in order to establish their name at the flower parade of Zundert. The flower parade uses only dahlias. After a whole year of work and preparations, the parade is celebrated on the first Sunday of September. The colorful creations of the Zundert Flower Parade attract tens of thousands of visitors every year.
Music and celebration
During the Zundert Flower Parade, the town pulls out all the stops. On Sunday and Monday, there are all kinds of music and theater performances for your enjoyment. The local bars and restaurants join in with special offers and activities. Zundert is on the border with Belgium, so the flower parade is a wonderful outing for both Dutch and Belgians
Our member Tomasz Kaminski has send me a link to a video he took last year: https://youtu.be/gdfWZ2OQ93A
An intimate festival in the historic ‘Oude Haven’
On Sunday, September 1, 2019, the Old Port will be turned into the most atmospheric place in Rotterdam. On 4 stages, at the docks and on the water, performances by emerging talents will be held. New and established talent with a unique sound make a unique festival atmosphere in ‘Oude Haven’.
From 15:00 young and old can enjoy various performances, good food, good company and various acts.
The program is characterized by a cross between a Pop and theatre festival. A mainstream programming while simultaneously a platform is offered to new talent and various art and cultural forms. Authentic new, but approachable. Discover new artists, be surprised by fantastic street acts or just enjoy good food and drinks at one of the terraces.
It is a free festival but for some concerts you can order tickets here: http://www.oudehavenzomerfestival.nl/tickets/
During the Rotterdam Park month in September there are many green activities in the parks: walks, events, theater, workshops, music, excursions and nature work days. In Het Park (near the Euromast) on Sunday 1 September at 1 pm the (literal) kick-off of the Parkenmaand will follow a speech from a well-known Rotterdammer. For entertainment, there is ‘park theater’ and children can get started in the ‘colour gang’ with the design of their ideal park.
The Parkenmaand is from 1 to 29 September. View the program on www.parkenmaand.nl the program is regularly updated
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.
Modern life can be full of stress caused by busy demanding job, challenging relationships, the need to be constantly digitally connected, continuous time-pressure and attempts to juggle so many things at the same time on daily basis, pushing yourself too much and too often, feeling a need to live up to someone’s expectations..
It can easily become too much and stress starts impacting both our mental and physical health. That’s why the busier you are, the more you need to dedicate in time for rest and rejuvenation.
So how to find time to relax and finally rest a bit? And most importantly how to get a great high quality rest instead of ending up drained on a couch, watching series, eating junk comfort food or browsing through your phone?
Rest and The City class recognizes daily struggles of busy urban life. Our 75 minutes class is your space to rest and relax.
ABOUT THE CLASSES:
We take a holistic approach to rest by targeting parasympathetic nervous system (rest & digest response) with
· breathing technics
· mindfulness and meditation
· stress release technics
· Yin and Do-In yoga and more
This class is to switch from ‘doing’ to ‘being’ mode, dissolve physical tension, calm the mind, feel more at ease, grounded and present.
ABOUT THE TEACHER:
Katya is a certified Yin and Vinyasa yoga teacher, finished Mindfulness Stress Reduction and Vipassana (silent mediation) training, continuously learning about various stress release technics like Breathing, meditation, self-acupressure etc.
“I combine teaching yoga & meditation classes (both in yoga studios and office environment) with highly demanding corporate job.
This is where my passion around the topic of Rest is coming from! I know very well how busy lifestyle and continuous stress impacts physical and mental wellbeing. The busier you get the better-quality rest you need. That’s why I decided to start the Rest and The City and offer a space for others to unplug, relax, rejuvenate and energies.”
ABOUT DE STUDIO ROTTERDAM:
De Studio Rotterdam is a new cultural space for movement classes, modern performing arts and social gatherings.
Our passion is for movement seen from a broad perspective. We do not only offer space for dance, various martial arts, yoga and gymnastics. But we also offer space for young artists, with the opportunity to present and develop themselves.
We are building an environment in which physical and mental well-being, together with cultural involvement, are connected through a broad offering of classes, movement practises, artistic events and social interactions.
Tuesdays 17.45 – 19.00 20 August, 27 August, 3 September, 10 September
Hammerstraat 15a 3036MC, Rotterdam
– There is availability for 20 people max
– Booking through the website or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
– €10 per class
KINO and Pathé present: Summer Nights
Tuesday 3 september until Sunday 8 september
KINO en Pathé are organizing their first open air film festival Nights!
Six summer film nights on the Henegouwerplein, there will also be live-muziek, dj’s, food and drinks. And a sing-a-long version or Grease. Entrance is free and from 17.00 and around 20.50 at sundown the film with start. Here are the movies:
▶︎ 03.09 | Opening with The Peanut Butter Falcon
▶︎ 04.09 | Monos in cooperation with IFFR
▶︎ 05.09 | Grease (1978) sing-a-long
▶︎ 06.09 | The Kitchen
▶︎ 07.09 | The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil
▶︎ 08.09 | Amazing Grace in cooperation with LantarenVenster
History will come to life in the oldest harbour area of Rotterdam. Ancient crafts, traditional costumes and historic ships and transport will ensure unique images of a bygone era.
Rotterdam has many shanty choirs that sing splendid work songs from the old sailing ships. During these three days there are performances around Leuvehaven, Wijnhaven and Oude Haven.
One of the highlights is the performance of the shanty-rockgroup The Pyrates from the UK on Saturday night.
Choirs from the Netherlands and other countries
Fourty choirs bring their working songs to our ears in a festive surrounding during the Maritiem Kwartier and the Wereldhavendagen from Friday September 6 until Sunday September 8 2019.
For full programme click here
Sushi lovers, Asian Street Food, karaoke and relaxation massages can indulge in Asian delicacies in September, marvel at the richly decorated grounds and enjoy the accompanying entertainment and a DJ who entertains in the evenings. This year, dozens of food trucks serve a varied selection of the tastiest Asian Street Food dishes at Griftpark for three days. Sushi & Asian Street Food Festival JOY is free and suitable for all ages.
This spring, the JOY festival will transform Griftpark into a vibrant open-air restaurant with an Asian touch. At the kaitensushi – sushi on the assembly line – visitors can show their chopstick skills. The mobile food trucks also serve tasty Asian Street Food including Yakitori, Bao Buns, Poké Bowls and Japanese poffertjes. The dishes are served on colorful plates and in sizzling steam baskets. The beverage range consists of refreshing drinks, cold beers, a good glass of wine and exotic creations from the cocktail bar. The playful decor with a colorful collection of cheerful lanterns and Japanese umbrellas fits in with the bustling atmosphere.
Visitors can play their singing qualities during a karaoke session, challenge friends to nostalgic arcade games in the game room, relax at a wonderful yoga class or relaxation massage and learn the intricacies of Japanese cuisine at a sushi workshop. A DJ closes the evenings musically. A children’s program has been prepared for the youngest guests, with cooking workshops, craft activities, theater and games such as mikado and sumo wrestling.
Sushi & Asian Streetfood Festival JOY is free of charge. When ordering the first drink you pay a one-off fee of € 2.50 for your festival glass. This contribution saves tens of thousands of plastic cups & you contribute to a clean Griftpark. There is a “pin-only” policy in the field.
Want to know what The Hague has to offer in cultural events? UIT Festival The Hague (based on ‘going OUT!’) provides an overview of the cultural season 2019-2020. On 6, 7 and 8 September the festival offers cultural institutions in the region of The Hague the opportunity to present themselves to the general public. This free festival attracts about 110,000 visitors every year. Watch, listen and have a sample; there is always a lot to experience during UIT Festival. And you can buy your tickets for the newest upcoming performances, often with discount.
The Lange Voorhout is THE cultural hotspot in The Hague. During UIT Festival you can enjoy performances on multiple stages in all genres. The Cultural Market always attracts large crowds – cultural institutions, producers and companies gather here to present their programmes for the upcoming year.
Theatres open their doors
Established theatres and other cultural institutions in the inner city also open their doors to provide previews of their respective cultural activities and performances for the coming season, free of charge.
Naturally Theater aan het Spui, Atrium Den Haag, the Centrale Bibliotheek, the Nieuwe Kerk and the Filmhuis will also present their programme.
World Port Busker Festival Rotterdam
6 sep – 7 sep 2018
Buskers from all over the world are coming to Rotterdam @ the World Port Busker Festival!
9/6: Buskers ’n Beers – Enjoy some of Europe’s best street musicians in bars and pubs across town.
9/7: Buskers Downtown – Buskers will operate in their natural habitat and take over the streets of Rotterdam. Saturday evening they will perform on the Busker stage at the Night of the Cape on Deliplein
Internations is turning 12 years!
On Friday evening, InterNations organises a get-together to celebrate the anniversary at Bistro Bar Binnenrotte in Rotterdam from 19.30-24.30 h. Entrance is 10 Euro.
You can join InterNations and become a member:
Club Hopping in The Hague
Experience The Hague’s nightlight as never before on Saturday, 7 September with Club Hopping The Hague. More than 15 bars, venues and clubs will combine forces and the entrance is free of charge.
Club Hopping is an electronically oriented festival. Electronic music in the broadest sense of the word: from dance, hip hop, house and techno to urban. From local DJs to headliners, there will be all sorts of DJs performing during the event. Many of them will play at multiple venues.
Here you can check out which parties there are during Club Hopping:
Cafe De Vink
The Grey Space
The Student Hotel
Club Hopping takes place on Saturday, 7 September at 17 participating venues in The Hague. You can recognise the venues by the Club Hopping flags at the entrance.
You must be 18 years or older in order to take part in the Club Hopping Festival.
You can easily travel from one place to another by public transport. The stops and timetable for the buses, bicycle taxis and little trains can be found on the website https://www.clubhopping.nl/
This is the fith “Puur Genieten Fair” taking place in Hillegersberg on the Bergse Voorplas. Everyone is welcome who enjoys lifestyle and food and drinks.
There are stands with art, design, fashion and lifestyle products and there is musical entertainment. Come and enjoy the atmosphere of luxury and lifestyle. Even the children are catered for.
Here you can check out which companies will be present.
Fair is open on Saturday from 11-20 h and Sunday from 11-18h, entrance is free
This is your chance to go on a musical pub crawl through Rotterdam’s most notorious neighbourhood. The Night of the Cape relives the past of Katendrecht as red-light district,
sailor’s quarter and revives the notorious nightlife district. On the Deliplein stage, the heart of the festival, artists bring an ode to the International Drinking Song. Come dressed up! As a pirate, sailor or dangerous charmer.
From classic till modern hits
Next to classical port hits from Rotterdam, there will also be music from all over the world to bring back the international character of Katendrecht.
P.s.: Dress up! Like pirate, sailor or…
Last tickets are still available
Floating Cinema during World Port Days
Set up your chair and enjoy the feelgoodmovie ‘Finding Nemo’ with your friends and family during Floating Cinema. Watch the World Port Days fireworks after at the Boompjeskade (or as locals like to refer to: ‘Boompjes’), only a five minute walk away.
Bring your own chair (then it is free) and watch the movie from the quay. Looking for something a little more extravagant? Purchase one of the VIP arrangements, which includes a VIP spot and a chair, one drink and some popcorn. If you own a boat, it is allowed to watch the movie with the exception that you buy a ticket. The spots are limited, so hurry up and sign up as soon as possible.
Pure Markt features 80+ vendors selling a variety of sustainable, organic and artisanal products. Sunday from 11 to 17 hours. Every second Sunday at Amsterdamse Bos
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.
Let’s Salsa! Dance along with Salsa in the City.
The workshop begins at 14h, and afterwards you can keep on dancing until 17h.
Live music: K’Ribe, Extazz Musica and Latin Band Resample