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Apr
30
Tue
Exhibition: Fashion Statements @ Amsterdam Museum
Apr 30 – Sep 9 all-day

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

Jun
15
Sat
Open Air Theatre @ Vondelpark
Jun 15 – Sep 8 all-day
From June through September every year, the Vondelpark Open Air Theatre presents a programme packed with festivals, dance, cabaret, jazz, children’s theatre, stand-up comedy and all genres of music.

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.

Theatrical heritage

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.

For more information and full programme listings, check theVondelpark Open Air Theatre website .

Jun
21
Fri
De Parade – Moving Open Air Theatre @ Museum Park
Jun 21 – Aug 25 all-day

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

Jul
1
Mon
Summer Concerts @ Het Concert Gebouw
Jul 1 – Aug 30 all-day

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!

Jul
3
Wed
COMEDYTRAIN INTERNATIONAL SUMMER FESTIVAL @ Toomler, Amsterdam
Jul 3 – Aug 10 all-day

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 reserveringen@toomler.nl. If we are not sold out tickets can be bought at the box office with PIN or creditcard. Toomler is cashless.

Jul
19
Fri
Geheime Tuin Festival – Secret Garden @ Centre of Rotterdam
Jul 19 – Aug 11 all-day

During four weekends in July and August  (19 July – 11 August) you can escape the rush of the city and discover a hidden gem. Dance, drink and meet.

Programme
Get ready for the weekend on Friday at De Geheime Tuin. Be there at the opening of the exhibitions and dance with Rotterdam’s finest dj’s. Saturday you can indulge yourself with some interesting readings, enjoy live music and dance. Finish you weekend on Sunday with some yoga, relaxing in the garden or join a very special diner.

The garden
The location will be revealed the day before the opening.

Opening weekend 18 – 21 Juli
Second weekend 25 – 28 Juli
Third weekend 1 – 4 Aug
Closing weekend 8 – 11 Aug

 

Aug
8
Thu
Kannen en Kruiken Festival (Beer and Wine) @ Burgemeester Brouwerplantsoen
Aug 8 – Aug 11 all-day

Kannen and Kruiken translates into Jugs an Jars

Bon vivants gather from Thursday 8 to Sunday 11 August in the Burgemeester Brouwerplantsoen for a relaxing weekend in the sun. Taste stout, ale and more from the best craft beer brewers. Top it off with exciting Merlots and sizzling Sauvignons from the vinologists who can tell you everything about their nectars. Tasty dishes complement the liquid selection and live music  makes your weekend complete. As always, Kannen & Kruiken admission is free, you only pay for your first glass. Cheers!

Aug
9
Fri
Grachtenfestival – Canal festival @ Compagnietheather and other venues
Aug 9 – Aug 18 all-day

Grachtenfestival Amsterdam 2019 will be held between August 9 and August 18.

 
Grachtenfestival is a ten-day festival in Amsterdam that yearly takes place in August. It’s the summer festival for classical music, jazz, and music from other cultures. Young musicians from all over the world surprise you with their own musical story. If you want to get to know the rising stars of the future, come to the Grachtenfestival! Past, present, and future come together in contemporary combinations of musicians, genres and locations. The city of Amsterdam, from east to west and from north to south, serves as the festival playground. With more than 250 concerts at 90 different locations.

HOP Beerfestival @ Wijkpark Oude Westen
Aug 9 – Aug 10 all-day

5th anniversary

It’s the craft beers that are made by little breweries who have started at home in a basement or shed. The people who made their hands dirty, smell sweaty and worked hard, just to make that one sublime beer. Just a little different than the rest. HOP searched for those invisible but great brewers and gathers them at this event.

Imagine…
A great beer festival with craft beers, good food, nice music in a comfy setting. The sun is shining, Wijkpark Oude Westen is buzzling, you hear nice acoustic sounds, taste beers of local brewers. Friends are drinking, people are laughing and you smell the smell of delicious food. Beer lovers unite and hop to HOP!

Rrrollend The Hague – Food Festival @ Lange Voorhout
Aug 9 – Aug 11 all-day

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 Friday 9 to Sunday 11 August.

Dozens of mobile kitchens will roll up on The Hague’s most stately avenue. For 3 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.

More info
Rrrollend Den Haag takes place on the Lange Voorhout on:

Friday, from 17 to 23 hrs.
Saturday, from 14to 23 hrs.

Sunday, 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

Aug
10
Sat
Artis ZOOmeravonden (Summer Saturday-Nights at the Zoo) @ Artis Zoo
Aug 10 all-day

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

Blijdorp Festival @ Roel Langerak Park
Aug 10 all-day

Welcome to the 6th Blijdorp Festival!

Blijdorp combines ‘Music, Art & Happiness’ at its events, with the summer edition as an annual highlight. Join us for our 6th summer edition, where the Roel Langerakpark will host a green land of discovery, with stages set amongst its forests and alongside its lake.

This year, we explore the park’s hidden treasures. Yardbird and Desperados are hosting the ultimate party arena and we are adding a long awaited, full size Techno stage to the bill. Operator Radio will be broadcasting live from their very own greenhouse, we continue our quest to leave less eco-footprints behind after the music stops and the lineup is our biggest, best and most diverse yet!

Date: Saturday the 10th of August, the festival starts at 12 h and finishes at 23 h.

Ketels aan de Kade (Historical Food festival) @ Historic Delfshaven
Aug 10 – Aug 11 all-day
Ketels aan de Kade (Historical Food festival) @ Historic Delfshaven

On Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 August 2019, the sixth edition of Ketels aan de Kade will take place. This is a food festival where history comes to life. During Ketels aan de kade visitors can literally taste the past within the setting of historic decor . Snooping along the many market stalls, enjoy ancient crafts, cooking demonstrations, street theater and troubadours.
The ancient market will take place on Sunday and lots of merchands will be present selling home made products from the Rotterdam region.

Saturday 17-23 h and Sunday 10-18 h.

Aug
11
Sun
Atlantikwall Museum open on Sundays only @ Scheveningen
Aug 11 all-day

The Atlantikwall Museum Scheveningen feature several original German bunkers from the Second World War. The figurehead of the Atlantikwall Museum Scheveningen is the command bunker in the complex Widerstandsnest 318 (Verteidigungsstab Badhuisweg). A man-bunker has also been set up in this complex and a toilet bunker has been made accessible. On regular open days it is possible to visit the command bunker, and there are volunteers ready to provide information and answer questions.

Widerstandsnest 318 Scheveningen
The primary museum location of the foundation is an authentically furnished command bunker of the type 608 (Bataillons-, Abteilungs- oder Regiments-Gefechtsstand). From this bunker and nearby villas in the Second World War the military command of Stützpunkgruppe Scheveningen was conducted by the occupying forces. The bunker is largely original and gives you the unique experience of a tangible past. There are also original historical objects of German, British, Canadian and American forces on display.

Man’s bunker
In the adjacent man-bunker bunker of the type 622 (Doppelgruppenunterstand) on the Badhuisweg there is a ‘time capsule’: one of the two lounges is furnished with exclusively unrestored objects. You get the impression that the bunker has remained untouched since the end of the Second World War. In reality, most bunkers in the Netherlands were looted after the war and stripped of all valuable parts. The other room is an exhibition space for photographs, art and historical objects.

Accessibility
The bunkers on the Badhuisweg are located at numbers 119-133, next to De Boshut coffee house. The museum is accessible by tram line 9. Get off at the Cremerweg stop, from there it is a two minute walk to the bunker. Car is free to park within walking distance of the museum

Entrance is 4 Euro (cash) and 2 Euro for children until 12 years.

https://atlantikwallmuseum.nl/wp-content/uploads/Folder-ENG.pdf

Pure Markt @ Amstelpark
Aug 11 all-day

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.

 

Swan Market @ Reinaldapark
Aug 11 all-day

Swan Market is a lifestyle market where a very diverse creative offerings can be found.Fashion, jewelry, vintage, accessories, affordable art, etc. are well represented at Swan Market. Besides all the shop-fun you will be spoiled with fair-trade and live musical performances.

The coziness at Swan Market is created by the variety of visitors; a good mix of young and old, couples and families with children, it runs together and make fun with each other.

Sunday from 11 to 17 h on Reinaldapark in Haarlem

YOGA IN THE LUSH GARDEN @ Lush Garden
Aug 11 @ 11:00 – 12:00

After a successful collab at De Geheime Tuin last year, the creative teams of Weelde and Yogaground join forces again to present a new summer program; Yoga in the lush Weelde garden.

Weelde is a special place in Rotterdam West where music, art, performance, food and drink come together. Its huge garden, complete with a massive greenhouse, is the perfect setting for your Sunday morning sun salutes.

Every Sunday morning 11.00 – 12.00 from July 7 till August 25, Team Yogaground will be teaching.

Classes are open to all levels. No need to rush home afterwards, the two hectares include a lunchroom, a restaurant and a bar, so feel free to lounge around in the sun for a while.

Aug
13
Tue
Praatcafe – Dutch Borrel (Speaking Dutch event) @ Citizen M
Aug 13 all-day

Rotterdams Praatcafe is a social group for anyone interested in practising Dutch in a cozy environment. Any Dutch language learners can enjoy practising Dutch at ease and with fun. In order to do that, we bring into the group enthusiastic Dutch language learners, professional Dutch teachers, professional language coaches and other social Dutch native speakers. Together we will create creative and social events to make friends, have a lot of fun and practise speaking Dutch. Events will be held in Rotterdam.

They organize a regular “borrel” (drinks) on every second  Tuesday of the month, from 19.30 to 22h. During the borrel the only language spoken is Dutch.

 

 

Aug
15
Thu
World Cinema in the Open Air @ 4 locations in Amsterdam
Aug 15 – Aug 24 all-day

World Cinema in the Open Air

August 15-24 Anniversary Edition World Cinema Amsterdam

The best films from Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean.

Go see the world! Immerse yourselves in the magic of the big screen in the scenery of a rustic park, an urban rooftop or in the cosy neighborhood of De Pijp. Come to World Cinema Amsterdam in the Open Air and enjoy a perfect film evening under the starry night sky. World Cinema Amsterdam screens films at four locations in the open air.

All films at the Vondelpark and the Marie Heinekenplein are free, yet all voluntary donations are very welcomed! Films start when it is dark around 9.30 pm.

 

Aug
17
Sat
Artis ZOOmeravonden (Summer Saturday-Nights at the Zoo) @ Artis Zoo
Aug 17 all-day

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

Rotterdam Rave Festival @ RDM
Aug 17 all-day
Rotterdam Rave Festival @ RDM | Rotterdam | Zuid-Holland | Netherlands

 This summer we are back with the 4th edition of our outdoor festival.

RDM, Rotterdam Directiekade 32, 3089 JA Rotterdam, Netherlands

The outdoor stage will be located alongside the river Maas, overlooking the industrial port. A big warehouse will replace the infamous festival tent. This location also offers us to expand our festival by adding a proper 3rd techno area.

Rotterdam is Rave. Rotterdam is Techno.

 http://www.rotterdamrave.com/

The Hague Outdoor Festival @ Zuiderpark
Aug 17 all-day
The Hague Outdoor Festival @ Zuiderpark | Den Haag | Zuid-Holland | Netherlands

A great outdoor music festival, coming soon to The Hague! Explore lots of different stages and styles of music.

➤ Bring back old times and throw out your best dance moves at the “Asta Stage ” with “Classics – Disco”

➤ Go completely into party mode on the raw techno in the “Techno area”

➤ Have fun on the best beats at the “Deephouse – Techhouse area”

➤ Go to work and shake with your butt on the hot beats in the “Urbanhouse Area”

In short, there’s something for everyone! In addition to all these musical highlights, we also have a great food square, where you can hang out together with all your friends with some delicious snacks and drinks!

➠ Don’t miss this day full of enjoyment and get your tickets now via: www.denhaagoutdoor.com

Open Air Cinema at Nutshuis @ Nutshuis
Aug 17 @ 19:30 – 23:30

The Nutshuis will organise an open air film festival from 27 July to August. A series of 6 outdoor film screenings and sustainable food on the last Saturday in July and all 5 Saturdays in August in the secluded garden of the Nutshuis.

Sultry temperatures, fresh, exciting meals created by Juni Café, beanbags to sit on while your food goes down and a film projected onto a huge outdoor screen. What better way to spend a warm summer evening?

Juni Café will treat its guests to a weekly variation of a dish that used to be a monotonous feature of any party or event: jazzed-up potato salad. The generous buffet dinners in the garden are a tried, tested and far-from-boring formula. Before the Open Air screenings, guests can come and enjoy hot and cold dishes, a salad bar and a selection of delicious morsels from the barbecue.

Programme
The Nutshuis Open Air Film Festival features documentaries in English or with English subtitles.

Saturday, 27 July: Krappe Kaders (Three Short Films)
Saturday, 3 August: Schapenheld
Saturday, 10 August: The Biggest Little Farm
Saturday, 17 August: Seed: The Untold Story
Saturday, 24 August: The Wonder of Le Petit Prince
Saturday, 31 August: Transnistra
More info
The film evenings begin at 19.30 hrs. with a meal. The films start once the sun sets around 21.30 hrs. The location is the Nutshuis (Riviervismarkt 5) in The Hague.

Tickets cost € 28 for the film and meal including a drink. It is also possible to buy only a film ticket for € 10.00. You can reserve your place on the website of the Nutshuis

Aug
18
Sun
Atlantikwall Museum open on Sundays only @ Scheveningen
Aug 18 all-day

The Atlantikwall Museum Scheveningen feature several original German bunkers from the Second World War. The figurehead of the Atlantikwall Museum Scheveningen is the command bunker in the complex Widerstandsnest 318 (Verteidigungsstab Badhuisweg). A man-bunker has also been set up in this complex and a toilet bunker has been made accessible. On regular open days it is possible to visit the command bunker, and there are volunteers ready to provide information and answer questions.

Widerstandsnest 318 Scheveningen
The primary museum location of the foundation is an authentically furnished command bunker of the type 608 (Bataillons-, Abteilungs- oder Regiments-Gefechtsstand). From this bunker and nearby villas in the Second World War the military command of Stützpunkgruppe Scheveningen was conducted by the occupying forces. The bunker is largely original and gives you the unique experience of a tangible past. There are also original historical objects of German, British, Canadian and American forces on display.

Man’s bunker
In the adjacent man-bunker bunker of the type 622 (Doppelgruppenunterstand) on the Badhuisweg there is a ‘time capsule’: one of the two lounges is furnished with exclusively unrestored objects. You get the impression that the bunker has remained untouched since the end of the Second World War. In reality, most bunkers in the Netherlands were looted after the war and stripped of all valuable parts. The other room is an exhibition space for photographs, art and historical objects.

Accessibility
The bunkers on the Badhuisweg are located at numbers 119-133, next to De Boshut coffee house. The museum is accessible by tram line 9. Get off at the Cremerweg stop, from there it is a two minute walk to the bunker. Car is free to park within walking distance of the museum

Entrance is 4 Euro (cash) and 2 Euro for children until 12 years.

https://atlantikwallmuseum.nl/wp-content/uploads/Folder-ENG.pdf

Museum Market @ Museumplein
Aug 18 all-day

Every third Sunday of the month, the Museumplein will be filled with stylish stands full of design, in between the main museums around the pond you can meet the Dutch and International designers yourself, shop for their products and enjoy the great food and atmosphere.

Pure Markt @ Amsterdamse Bos
Aug 18 all-day

Pure Markt features 80+ 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.

 

Swan Market @ Market
Aug 18 all-day
Swan Market @ Market | Delft | Zuid-Holland | Netherlands

Swan Market is a lifestyle market where a very diverse creative offerings can be found.Fashion, jewelry, vintage, accessories, affordable art, etc. are well represented at Swan Market. Besides all the shop-fun you will be spoiled with fair-trade and live musical performances.

The coziness at Swan Market is created by the variety of visitors; a good mix of young and old, couples and families with children, it runs together and make fun with each other.

Sunday from 11 to 17 h on Markt in Delft

 

YOGA IN THE LUSH GARDEN @ Lush Garden
Aug 18 @ 11:00 – 12:00

After a successful collab at De Geheime Tuin last year, the creative teams of Weelde and Yogaground join forces again to present a new summer program; Yoga in the lush Weelde garden.

Weelde is a special place in Rotterdam West where music, art, performance, food and drink come together. Its huge garden, complete with a massive greenhouse, is the perfect setting for your Sunday morning sun salutes.

Every Sunday morning 11.00 – 12.00 from July 7 till August 25, Team Yogaground will be teaching.

Classes are open to all levels. No need to rush home afterwards, the two hectares include a lunchroom, a restaurant and a bar, so feel free to lounge around in the sun for a while.

Free Tango Workshop @ Stadspark Rotterdam
Aug 18 @ 14:00 – 17:00

Sunday afternoon – time to try Tango Dancing in the park.

The Argentinian Tango is a magical dance and you can try it now for free:

Sunday at 14h there will be a workshop given by the dancing schools Cuartito Azul Rotterdam and Tango school Alma de Tango.

If you don’t dare yet, you can also just watch and listen to the music.

Aug
22
Thu
Jazz Festival Delft @ Delft
Aug 22 – Aug 25 all-day

The 35th edition of the Jazz Festival Delft will take place from Thursday 22 August until Sunday 25 August. At different squares in Delft you will find stages and activities all related to jazz; from big bands, modern jazz and lindy hop to soul and funk. Enjoy jazzy food, a jazz market and more.

Jazz is more than just music: it’s a way of life, it’s a way to approach everything you encounter. That is the experience you will find at the Jazz Festival Delft: coziness, the jazz vibe and enjoying life are central themes at the festival.

Want to enjoy some cheerful jazz vibes? Come and visit the festival! It’s all free! There will be music everywhere from Thursday evening (Flora Theater) and from Friday afternoon, Saturday noon- and evening to Sunday afternoon. Please check out the programme here