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Feb
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Fri
Exhibition at Rijksmuseum: All the Rembrandts @ rijksmuseum
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Exhibition at Rijksmuseum: All the Rembrandts @ Rijksmuseum

Sketcher of selfies and etcher of Instagram stories – the first ever comprehensive display of Rembrandt’s work at the Rijksmuseum shows the ‘rebel’ 17th century artist in a new light.

The display, Alle Rembrandts, opens on Friday and runs until 10th June, and is predicted to be a blockbuster.

For the first time, the museum in Amsterdam is showing all of its 22 paintings, 60 drawings and the best prints of its 300 etchings by the Leiden-born artist Rembrandt van Rijn.

Many of these fragile pieces – which are displayed in a dramatic half-light– have been in storage waiting for the exhibition and will afterwards go back to recover.

Taco Dibbits, general director of the Rijksmuseum, predicts the exhibition showing Rembrandt’s keen observation of daily life as well as his power as a grandiose storyteller would strike a chord with the modern public.

‘The Rijksmuseum has the world’s largest and most representative oversight of Rembrandt’s work, and for the first time we are showing everything in the house,’ said Dibbits at a press viewing.

‘When you walk into this exhibition, you walk into Rembrandt’s life – Rembrandt the rebel, who does not follow the rules of art, who isn’t about beauty but about the raw reality. He draws all of us in our beauty, our ugliness, our imperfections, joy and grief.’

He said that he was personally most struck by the often tiny etches and drawings of Rembrandt, showing his bedroom, his wife Saskia in pregnancy and terminal sickness and – most of all – himself.

SELFIES
‘He draws himself like no other artist,’ said Dibbits, ‘with more selfies – if I could call them that – than you can imagine. He often “photographs” himself, and he was the first artist to put himself, his friends, and family, the landscape, even a shell, into an etching.’

Erik Hinterding, curator of the exhibition, said it aimed to display the engaging, personal quality of his work from quick sketches of funny faces to the human faces painted into imagined Biblical scenes.

‘He was a sort of Instagrammer,’ he said. ‘He made kind of snapshots of what was happening at home, with his wife Saskia [sick] in bed: no artist before him had let us into his bedroom, and it really touches you. It’s so personal.’

The exhibition is organised in two halves: the first, focusing on Rembrandt’s observations of people and everyday life from his father and mother to a random man, woman and child urinating in public. The second shows how he dramatised these real faces into grand scenes from the Bible and large-scale paintings.

SKIRT
His sketches and etchings – works needled into a copper plate, treated with acid and then printed – are often tiny. Some show him pulling faces, visages lined with wrinkles or salacious images – a man looking up a woman’s skirt, or a woman sitting naked with a man’s hat on the table beside her.

According to Dibbits, this mixture of observation of the ordinary plus extraordinary ability is what makes Rembrandt’s art so ‘recognisable’. ‘Rembrandt is for everyone – it’s for the world.’

The display is part of a series of exhibitions across the Netherlands in honour of the artist, 350 years after his death. The Rijksmuseum has also published its first biography, aiming to tell a fact-based tale of the life of the ‘rebel’ and miller’s son alongside his works.

Visitors can listen to an audio explanation of the new show in four languages via the museum’s app as well as through conventional devices.

Source: dutchnews.nl

Mar
14
Thu
Roze Filmdagen – Pink Film Festival @ het ketelhuis, westergasfabriek
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Roze Filmdagen - Pink Film Festival @ Het Ketelhuis,  Westergasfabriek | Amsterdam | Noord-Holland | Netherlands

Roze Filmdagen (meaning ‘Pink Film Days’) is the largest film festival for LGBTQ films in the Netherlands.

The wide and varied selection of films includes romantic comedies, provoking documentaries and everything in between. The variety in films reflects the diversity of the community. Besides several focus programmes we proudly showcase numerous short films that are (just like our feature and documentary films) sparkling, provocative, urgent, and engaging.

Join our cinematic cultural community experience that goes on for eleven days and meet and mingle with filmmakers and visitors who celebrate all aspects of sexual diversity.

But above all enjoy one of the 138 films we selected for you and hopefully you’ll be coming back for more.

Virtually all screenings are in English, or have English subtitles. There are a few exceptions but the listings in the mostly bilingual printed program, or on our website, will inform you about this.

Mar
16
Sat
St. Patricks Festival @ splendor amsterdam
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St. Patricks Festival @ Splendor Amsterdam  | Amsterdam | Noord-Holland | Netherlands

The 6th edition of St. Patrick’s Festival Amsterdam will take place on Friday 15th, Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th March 2019 in Splendor and the Uilenburgersjoel in the heart of Amsterdam . Our Festival welcomes Irish, Dutch and international people based in Amsterdam and beyond. Both young and old come and celebrate, take part in, and enjoy Irish arts and Dutch-Irish collaboration in a cultural setting.

Iconic Irish singer Mary Coughlan, known as Ireland’s Billie Holiday, will head up an evening of musical magic in the beautiful setting of the Uilenburger Sjoel on Saturday night, March 16th. Earlier that day Irish journalist and autor Fintan O’Toole with discuss Brexit and it’s implications with Dutch journalist and author Joris Luyendijk. Ballymaloe chef and TV presenter Rory O’Connell will serve up a delicious prelude to the Friday night concert featuring live music and discussion of composer G. F. Handel’s time in Dublin. A full family programme will take place, with music, dancing, animation workshops and a talk by young adult author Louise O’Neill will take place on St. Patrick’s Day, Sunday March 17th.

Check out the full programme of concerts, workshops and events for music-lovers, families, fans of Irish culture and the culturally curious.

TEFAF – The European Fine Art Fair @ mecc
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TEFAF - The European Fine Art Fair @ MECC | Maastricht | Limburg | Netherlands

The European Fine Art Fair is one of the world’s most prestigious art and antique fairs. It is certainly the largest and has the strictest system for ensuring the objects on offer are of the highest quality. It offers Old Master paintings, sculpture and furniture from all periods, modern and contemporary art, classical antiquities and Asian art. Newer sections cover 20th century design and applied arts and drawings and limited edition prints, antiquarian books and manuscripts and even wallpaper. MECC, Maastricht, March 16 to 24. https://www.tefaf.com/fairs/tefaf-maastricht

Fiesta Macumba @ annabel
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Fiesta Macumba @ Annabel | Rotterdam | Zuid-Holland | Netherlands

FIESTA MACUMBA Doors open at 0.00 h

Latino style party. With music like merengue, reggaeton, cumbia, dancehall, kuduro, salsa, pachanga, tropical bass, latin hiphop and afrohouse.

 

Mar
17
Sun
Atlantikwall Museum open on Sundays only @ scheveningen
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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

French Concours de la Chanson @ theater diligentia
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French Concours de la Chanson
The French Concours de la Chanson takes place on Sunday, 17 March in Theater Diligentia in The Hague. Come to the theatre to listen to and applaud for musicians for their interpretation of French songs.

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From Jacques Brel to Édith Piaf, from Zaz to Stromae: you can expect everything during the finals of the Concours de la Chanson, the annual hunt for artists who dare to sing in French.

The competition, organised by the Alliance Française, has proven to be the perfect springboard for launching a chanson career for many Dutch and Flemish artists including Wende Snijders, Alderliefste and the Zazí trio.

The mission of this performance has remained the same for 35 years: to touch and move the audience with the power and beauty of French-language music regardless of whether it is a traditional or modern chanson.

More info
The Concours de la Chanson takes place starting at 14.30 hrs. on Sunday, 17 March in Theater Diligentia (Lange Voorhout 5) in The Hague.

Tickets cost € 21.00 (some discounts apply) and can be reserved on the website www.theater-diligentia.nl.

Go to www.concoursdelachanson.nl for more information.

St. Patrick’s Day Festivities @ grote markt
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Every year St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated by over 75 million people worldwide. And for the 9th time in a row, Grote Markt, Den Haag, O’Casey’s Irish Pub and Irish Club Netherlands join forces for a dazzling celebration of Irish culture, smack-bang in the heart of the city.
Be Irish for one day and come celebrate with us! From 1 – 11 pm.

On Sunday the 17th of March, from early afternoon until just before midnight this is the largest celebration of St. Patrick’s Day in the Netherlands.
Get ready to green the city with the best Irish dancing schools in Europe, large pints, great music, good laughs and even better dancing!

“Dance Schools”
14:00 Ceilí with Blarney Dance Academy Irish Dancing
http://www.blarneydanceacademy.ie/

16:00 Redmond School of Irish Dancing Holland and Irish Dance Showgroup KYRA
http://www.redmondschool.nl/

18:20 Ceilí with Blarney Dance Academy Irish Dancing
http://www.blarneydanceacademy.ie/

20:45 Kilkenny School of Irish Dancing,The Netherlands
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Mar
21
Thu
Holi Festival @ wijkpark transvaal
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Holi Festival @ Wijkpark Transvaal | Den Haag | Netherlands

Join with The Hague’s Indian community as they celebrate the Holi Festival in Wijkpark Transvaal on Thursday, 21 March. In the afternoon a colourful procession will wind its way through the streets of Transvaal and the Schilderswijk.

Millions of people around the world celebrate the annual Holi Hangámá Festival, also known as the Festival of Colours. For Hindus it is a celebration of the arrival of spring, the New Year and victory all in one. Because the largest Indian population in Europe (outside of the UK) can be found in The Hague, the festival in The Hague is one of the largest in Europe. Non-Indians take part in the festivities as well.

Procession
The highlight of the Holi celebrations is the procession through the multicultural Transvaal and Schilderswijk neighbourhoods. Participants in the procession throw brightly coloured powder on themselves and at each other to show that spring has begun.

The route goes from Wijkpark Transvaal, via Schalkburgerstraat, Kempstraat, Hobbemaplein, Hobbemastraat, Breugelstraat, to the Ruysdaelstraat and back via the Hobbemaplein. The procession starts at 14.00 hrs. and returns to Wijkpark Transvaal at 15.00 hrs.

Entertainment
Free entertainment will start at 13.00 hrs. and will feature live music, DJs, dance and vocals. The festival will end at 18.00 hrs.

Holiká Dahan
During the evening preceding the Holi Festival, a priest (the pandit) lights a pile of wood surrounding a Holiká plant which was planted there 40 days earlier. According to tradition, the fire destroys the evil. This Holiká Dahan ceremony will last from 15.00 to 17.00 hrs. on Thursday, 1 March in Wijkpark Transvaal.

More info
The Holi festival will be held from 13.00 to 18.00 hrs. on Friday, 21 March at the Wijkpark Transvaal (entrance at the intersection of the Schalk Burgerstraat and Paul Krugerlaan).

Everyone is welcome and the entrance is free. There is no special dress code for the day but organisers are asking everyone to come dressed in white.

The full programme can be found at www.holisamen.nl.

NL Nederlands
FR Français

Mar
22
Fri
Movies that matter – Film Festival @ filmhuis and theater aan het spui
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Movies that matter - Film Festival @ Filmhuis and Theater aan het Spui | The Hague | South Holland | Netherlands

Every year the Movies that Matter Festival presents around 60 recent feature films and documentaries by passionate filmmakers, embedded in an extensive programme of debates and in-depth discussions. Films that stir the debate on human rights, peace and freedom. All films are in English or are subtitled.

Opening film
This year’s Movies that Matter film and debate festival will kick off with the screening of the colourful opening film Goldie by Dutch director Sam de Jong, about a headstrong, feisty teenager who fights to keep her sisters with her after their mother has been arrested.

Human rights and human dignity
The festival has 2 main components. The Activist competition programme shows special documentaries about the work and life of human rights defenders. Camera Justitia is the competition programme with feature films and documentaries on legal dilemmas, truth-finding, international law and the fight against impunity.

The new Dutch Movies Matter competition programme will screen feature films and documentaries from the Netherlands that open our eyes to human rights. In ‘Weapon of Choice’, 5 prominent Dutch people select a film of which they are convinced that everyone should have seen it.

There will also be a Best of #MtMF19 on Saturday, 30 March with 3 of the best festival films.

Debates and Q&A Sessions
Unlike other festivals, the Movies that Matter Festival provides extensive in-depth programmes for most film screenings, which allows members of the audience to interact with festival guests from all over the world in debates, Q&A sessions, workshops, talk shows, seminars and master classes. These programmes also inform the public about the background of the films and the choices that have been made during their shooting. The contribution of representatives from the world of theatre, politics, science and business often leads to surprising discussions that enable the audience to look beyond its own borders.

Awards
The week-long film and debate festival will include a number of festive award ceremonies. An international jury will award the Golden Butterfly Activist Documentary Award and Golden Butterfly Activist Human Rights Award on Wednesday, 27 March as well as the Golden Butterfly Camera Justitia Award during the festive Camera Justitia Night on Thursday, 28 March.

About the festival The Movies that Matter Festival is an initiative of the Dutch chapter of Amnesty International. The festival’s partners are Amnesty International and the Municipality of The Hague.

More info
Visit the website of the Movies that Matter Festival for the complete programme and to purchase tickets. Don’t wait too long because film screenings sell out quickly!

Amsterdam Wine Festival @ gashouder at westergasfabriek
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Amsterdam Wine Festival @ Gashouder at Westergasfabriek | Amsterdam | Noord-Holland | Netherlands

The Amsterdam Wine Festival takes place at the Westergasfabriek twice a year. During the harvest festivals in March, where the southern hemisphere stands central and during the harvest festivals in September we celebrate the harvests of the northern hemisphere. During those periodes the wine farmers celebrate that the grapes have been safely collected and the wine making process can begin. We celebrate that with them!

Date & Times
Friday, March 22nd | 15:00 – 01:00
Saturday, March 23rd | 13:00 – 01:00
Sunday, March 24th | 13:00 – 22:00

Location
Location: Westergasfabriek – Gashouder, Transformatorhuis en Leidinghuis
Parking by car: Q-Park, Van Bleiswijkstraat 8, 1051 DG Amsterdam

Enjoy:
More than 300 different wines
Starting from €3,- a glass

Workshops & masterclasses
Wineflights
Join our large wine quiz or the grape pitch contest
Bands & live DJ
A culinary journey around the world with top chefs and restaurants

Festival Cement – Theatre Festival @ werkwarenhuis
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Festival Cement - Theatre Festival @ WerkWarenHuis

Festival Cement is the go-to festival for theatre and choreography in the Netherlands. Nestled in various locations throughout the cosy city of ‘s-Hertogenbosch, also known as Den Bosch, the various events offer unique interplay between audience, artist and performer.

The scope of the festival is overwhelmingly broad. It is an important programme for the next generation of young creatives in theatre and dance from the Netherlands, Belgium and beyond.

Festival Cement programme 2019
The extensive programme includes many performances that do not require an understanding of any specific language or are English spoken. In other words: perfect for expats! Here is a handful of outstanding works that will be featured at this year’s Festival Cement programme:

[March 24-25] Andreas Hannes – The City: A Skipping Piece
Two performers enter the stage and start skipping. Pathways emerge and geometrical shapes become visible as the dancers move around inside an imagined city grid. With The City – A Skipping Piece, Andreas Hannes studies the notion of distance, focusing on the tension between bodies, principles and perspectives.

[March 26-27] Floor van Leeuwen – MUUR
A group of people is running into a wall without stopping. Each moves at their own speed, but ultimately they unite – like a single surging body. Rather than being a tragic metaphor for the insignificance of man, MUUR (Wall) is a joint effort to be hopeful against everything that threatens to make us lose faith.

[March 22-24] Hannah De Meyer – new skin
A young generation of anti-racist writers, climate activists and economists is on the rise. Young people, who were born into a world that is broken, who look around and ask: “Really? Is this what you’ve left us?” new skin is a monologue by the virtuoso Hannah De Meyer that deals with this indignation and the determination, energy and love that come with it.

[March 28-30] Jaha Koo – Cuckoo
In Cuckoo, the South Korean theatre maker / composer Jaha Koo shares the stage with three hacked, talking rice steamers. The steamers are Koo’s conversation partners in a series of excruciatingly funny dialogues about the lonely lives that young Koreans lead. Just how do you grow up in a hypermodern, achievement-oriented society troubled by social isolation, youth unemployment and high suicide rates?

[March 28-30] Marta and Kim – Engel
In Engel, we witness two performers – a circus acrobat and a dancer – working with body weight, momentum and direction. A physical duet about the inner battle inside each of us, between the different sides of our personalities and those things in life whose meaning is hard for us to fathom.

[March 27-30] Milou van Duijnhoven – Monumental Metamorphosis
For Monumental Metamorphosis, performer Milou van Duijnhoven has dedicated herself to studying the art of Japanese fencing. The show is about the human guts to recreate oneself. About relinquishing without compromise and the endlessly echoing hope for ongoing transformation.

[March 28-29] Piet Van Dycke & Annemijn Rijk – Lullaby
Lullaby is a contemporary cradlesong in dance that is sure to jolt you awake. An absurdist and acrobatic duet aimed at the one problem all millennials face: the idea that our lives should always be fun. Living like tinned sardines is not our ambition and hasn’t been for a long time.

[March 26-27] Compagnie Monica/ Sarah Bostoen – Poetic Machine
Choreographer Sarah Bostoen is shedding her light on the power of our brain, and its powerlessness. In Poetic Machine, we witness how the soul is cracked open in a number of dehumanized creatures. The audience is swept along on a sinister trip through a surreal world of movement. The arresting soundscape collides with breath and inner thoughts to create a dance that is powerful and psychologically charged.

The Festival Heart
Festival Cement also acts as a meeting place for theatre directors, producers, playwrights, actors, dancers and choreographers. The Festival Heart, or Festivalhart in Dutch, in the WerkWarenHuis, offers a temporary home for artists and audiences alike, and an ideal setting to meet, chat with the artists, have a drink or enjoy a meal.

As well as performances, there will be talks, debates and reflection sessions. Many of the events are expat-friendly, being either in English or without any spoken word. The festival programme has conveniently labelled such performances as “language no problem”.

Book your tickets
The ticket sales have started. The most convenient option is to buy your Festival Cement tickets online. Online tickets are available until one hour before the show. During the festival tickets are also available from the box office at the “Festival Heart”, opened daily from 3pm to 10pm. Payment can be made by card only.

BUY TICKETS HERE

 

Source: IamExpat

Friday Expat Drink @ gember
21:00
Friday Expat Drink @ Gember | Stein | Limburg | Netherlands

Enough of this weather…. Spring we welcome you!

Free entrance, free bites, free welcome drink! Celebrate the weekend with your colleagues or friends, or just come on your own and meet new friends. Dance to the music of our DJ who plays all kinds of danceable tunes for all ages! The free welcome drink will be served from 21:00 – 22:00. Let’s celebrate the weekend and let’s welcome Spring. See you all at FED!

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/555388761605403/

Mar
23
Sat
Circus X Festival @ oranjepolder
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Circus X Festival @ Oranjepolder  | Hook of Holland | South Holland | Netherlands

Circus X is back! On 23 March the area close to Hoek van Holland will be transformed into a festival area from 13-23h
Programme
The organisation promises a festival which will be bigger, better, cozier and crazier than ever. With  feelgood music by Jordi Bernal, T-Spoon, Mental Theo, Ziggy and many more . Check out the website and facebook page of Circus X for more information and the latest updates.

Heroes Dutch Comic Con @ jaarbeurs utrecht
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Heroes Dutch Comic Con @ Jaarbeurs Utrecht | Rotterdam | Zuid-Holland | Netherlands

Heroes Dutch Comic Con is the largest Comic Con in the Netherlands. Such a Comic Con should have a great programme to go along with it. That is exactly what we offer!

Do you want to attend the Con in your most beautiful cosplay outfit and take part in several workshops and contests? Or would you rather delve right in the comic collections at the Dealer Hall for that one issue still missing from your collection? Why not run along and participate in one of the the esports tournaments or play a casual game in the Free 2 Play area? Learn something new at one of our panels and workshops.

Holi Springfestival @ zuiderpark
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Holi Springfestival @ Zuiderpark | Rotterdam | Zuid-Holland | Netherlands

Holi is the official start for Indian all over the world that spring is coming. The opening of the festival starts at 16h and will end in a big festival at the Zuiderpark. Coordination is more than 15 years in the hands of APNA, the umbrella organization in Rotterdam Rijnmond.

The Holi Festival of Netherlands! On Saturday 23 March Holi is in the sign of powder guns, good food, music and a lot of fun! Rotterdam Colour Sensation, the Holi Festival of 2019 should not be missed. Free entrance.

 

Please find the entire program here

 

Jazz Fest Amsterdam @ studio k & stayokay
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Jazz Fest Amsterdam @ Studio K & StayOkay | Amsterdam | Noord-Holland | Netherlands

On Saturday 23 March the 8th edition of Jazzfest Amsterdam will take place. Come and join us in the nice homely atmosphere of the rooms and halls of Studio/K and StayOkay. There will be fantastic jazz, world, impro and musical meet-ups of new talent and known stars. It will be a huge Amsterdam Jazz party!

BEN WENDEL & THE CVA LARGE ENSEMBLE MABASSA OENE VAN GEEL & PHILIPP RÜTTGERS RENSKE TAMINIAU RODA DA HOLANDA SNOW – JEROEN VAN VLIET & FRANS VAN DER HOEVEN TILTAN DJ LEROY REY DJ JACQUES ECHEC MAARTEN VAN DER GRINTEN SOLO LAURA POLENCE TRIO KUMMER.VĪTOLS.PAYNE TRIO GUY SALAMON GROUP TINEKE POSTMA BLOOM TRIO (FEAT. MARC VAN ROON & TRISTAN RENFROW) ACK VAN ROOYEN & IAN CLEAVER ALAN PURVES & MARK LOTZ ANNA SERIERSE & HARMEN FRAANJE DUO UP CLOSE & DUDOK QUARTET AMSTERDAM FOREST LIGHT GUMBEAUX JAZZFEST VOOR KIDS 2019
& More

And there is also a kids jazzfest with workshops for children from 4-8 years old and from 9-12 years old. Please check program and buy tickets here

Music Show Scotland @ ahoy
ALL DAY

Kilts, bagpipes and nifty footwork are all on show from the pipe and drum bands in full regalia, the dancers and the solo singers who make up the cast of this Scottish show, performed in front a mock-up of a castle. Ahoy, Rotterdam, March 23.

http://www.musicshow-scotland.com/

Open Tower Day @ amsterdam
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Open Tower Day @ Amsterdam | Amsterdam | North Holland | Netherlands

7th edition Open Tower Day!

Saturday the 23rd of March 2019

About 20 historical and modern towers open their doors for you on the 23rd of March!

The towers participating in the Open Tower Day can be visited free of charge from 10:00 to 16:00. There are, however, a few exceptions. Therefore, before visiting the towers, please read the opening hours and the terms and conditions carefully. There are limited access possibilities for: the Westertoren, the Oudekerkstoren and the Posthoornkerk. Be quick to register, because full = full!

Film and Photo Competition
During the day you can participate in the Film and Photo Competition ‘Amsterdam Highlights’, and have a chance to win great Amsterdam prizes!

Binoculars and camera
We wish you a nice day and encourage you to bring your binoculars and camera, that way you can enjoy the beautiful scenery even more!

 

Organisation Open Tower Day

Reminder: don’t forget to bring your binoculars and also make sure to take beautiful photos for the photo contest!

Here you can find all the participating towers!

 

Mar
24
Sun
Atlantikwall Museum open on Sundays only @ scheveningen
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

Home Made Market – on tour @ mariaplaats
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Home Made Market - on tour @ Mariaplaats | Delft | Zuid-Holland | Netherlands

The Home Made on the Market in Utrecht on Sunday 24th March, 11-17h

A wide variety of consumer goods is offered; food, fashion, art, interior design, jewelry and accessories, vintage and even entertainment like workshops, life music and theatre, all having one thing in common: everything the market offers is unique, produced in limited quantities or handmade.

For more information:

http://homemademarket.co.nl/

 

Mar
26
Tue
Discover your Why workshop @ core meeting room
10:00

We are happy to invite you to our “Discover your Why” workshop with Marius van Vlijmen and Freek Zilvold on Tuesday 26 March from 10-11.30h at the Weena Office.
If you are a partner of Unilever employee, this invitation is for you 🙂
If you are a Unilever employee please feel free to pass this invitation on to your partner if he/she is not on my mailing list yet.

Short description of the workshop
Do you recognize yourself in one or more of these statements?

• I want to find out what I really like about life … ..
• I doubt which direction to choose …
• I want to know what suits me well ……
• I need help in finding my passion ……

Yes? Start to discover your why!

In the workshop we help participants to answer the above statements and we explain what your ‘why’ is. This way, participants can discover how they can make a real contribution and have an impact on others.

By following the workshop, participants will receive the first concrete guide to discover their personal WHY. We do this by giving inspiring examples and doing energetic exercises that help you discover your why so that you can better find, choose what to focus on next.

Date and time:
Tuesday, 26 March from 10 – 11.30 h

Venue:
Weena Office, Core Room on 2nd floor

RSVP
Please confirm your attendance until Tuesday 19 March.

About us:
Marius van Vlijmen and Freek Zilvold will give this workshop. They are both very experienced (together > 50 years) in coaching and helping people. They have given workshops and webinars on this theme in the past. They are both convinced that every person can make better choices. You just have to know how and which steps to take to discover this. Dare to take the right step to have more energy and be happier.

More information:

How to find your WHY

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Enjoy your day!

Kind regards / met vriendelijke groeten,
Monika Voster
Unilever Expatriate Network

Mar
27
Wed
Praatcafe – Language Exchange Event @ kua taco bar
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 will host a language exchange Rotterdam event on Wednesday 30th January, where everyone can speak the language(s) he or she wants to socialize in. Wednesday from 19.30-22h.

 

 

 

 

ARAB Film Festival @ lantarenvenster
07:30
ARAB Film Festival @ LantarenVenster | Rotterdam | Zuid-Holland | Netherlands

This festival takes you into the wonderful world of Arab cinema! Featuring movies from all countries, languages, and cultures of the Arab world.

Movies, music, debates, and video art teach you all about the Arab world, showing you things you knew and things you didn’t, in a beautiful, intense, and compelling way.
The Arab Film Festival goes beyond the truth of many media outlets and shows us that there are many truths. War, sorrow, terror: all true, but what brings it forth and where does it lead? Nuance is key. But above all else, the festival adds a positive note to a sea of negative reports and shows us the bright side of the Arab world, which is very much present: humor, pride, and, despite all else, hope.

 

Mar
29
Fri
Terrace Festival @ janskerkhof
16:00
Terrace Festival @ Janskerkhof

Utrecht Terrace Festival is back. Time to kick off Dutch terrace season on March 29 and 30: the terraces of Utrecht will be bustling with festivities, food, music performances and, most importantly, people relaxing and enjoying themselves.

Friday from 16-1 am

Saturday from 14 – 1 am

Terraces in the heart of Utrecht

The “terrace season” of Utrecht kicks off nicely with the striking cherry blossoms all over the terraces of the Janskerkhof. That’s why the theme is “Japan”, the land of the rising sun. From cherry blossom to sushi and sake, you can take a virtual trip to Japan on these festive spring days in Utrecht.

Utrecht Terrace Festival bars and cafes

Utrecht Terrace Festival kicks off at 4pm on Friday, March 29 until 1am and goes on the following day from 2pm until 1am. Celebrate at a bar near you.

The participating bars and cafes include:

.>Café Hofman
>De Jans Bar
>‘t Pakhuis
>Brass
>De Oude Tijd
>Surya

Besides these, there will also be drink trucks and food trucks, including a wine bar truck, a speciality beer truck and a pop-up cocktail bar.

 

There are a few more participating food trucks and bands that will be announced in due course. Keep an eye on the Utrecht Terrace Festival website for the most up-to-date information.

Source: IamExpat

Mar
30
Sat
Home Made Market @ kerkplein
ALL DAY
Home Made Market @ Kerkplein | Den Haag | Zuid-Holland | Netherlands

Home Made Markt on Kerkplein, Saturday and Sunday 11-17h

A wide variety of consumer goods is offered; food, fashion, art, interior design, jewelry and accessories, vintage and even entertainment like workshops, life music and theatre, all having one thing in common: everything the market offers is unique, produced in limited quantities or handmade.

For more information:

http://homemademarket.co.nl/

 

Noordeinde Nocturne @ various locatation on noordeinde
ALL DAY
Noordeinde Nocturne @ various locatation on Noordeinde | Den Haag | Zuid-Holland | Netherlands

Noordeinde Nocturne
‘Noordeinde Nocturne’ on Saturday, 30 March stands for a cultural spectacle in The Hague lasting until deep in the night. A romantic evening filled with beautiful music, art, fashion and food.

You are invited to this special evening when Noordeinde will be festively illuminated by torches. You will be swept away by the musical sounds produced by a variety of musicians while enjoying a refreshing glass of wine.

Musical treats

The evening begins at 17.00 hrs. when the The Hague Youth Symphony Orchestra performs a lively opening concert in the Waalse Kerk. Throughout the evening you can enjoy performances by different ensembles made up of members from the Residentie Orkest and students from the Royal Conservatoire. They will perform classical and jazz music at various locations on Noordeinde.

The Residentie Orkest will close the evening with a concert in the Waalse Kerk (Noordeinde 23/25) beginning at 22.00 hrs.

More information
Noordeinde Nocture begins at 17.00 hrs. and lasts until midnight with the participating art galleries and design stores staying open until 22.00 hrs. All of the concerts are free of charge.

The restaurants will be serving a special menu during Noordeinde Nocturne.

The complete programme for Noordeinde Nocturne can be found at the participating galleries and on https://www.facebook.com/events/het-noordeinde-den-haag/noordeinde-nocturne-2019/754935874840100/

 

Garden activities for kids @ de sleutelbloem
10:00
Garden activities for kids @ De Sleutelbloem

The Kindertuin “De Sleutelbloem” in the Delftse Hout offers all sorts of activities from 10:00 to 14:00, such as searching for worms, sowing star cherry and much more. You can also get information about gardening at a children’s garden. Experience an unforgettable garden day with your kids.

Mar
31
Sun
Atlantikwall Museum open on Sundays only @ scheveningen
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

Day Cruise to Maasvlakte 2 @ near spido office
ALL DAY

Day Cruise Maasvlakte 2

Experience a whole new part of the Netherlands and a port under development, Maasvlakte 2!

We will start the day with a cup of coffee or tea and apple pie, which will be served by our friendly crew.
After a welcome by our captain, we will set sail towards the Maasvlakte 2.
Around noon you can enjoy a buffet with a variety of cold and hot dishes.
Upon arrival at the Maasvlakte an experienced guide of the Port authorities will come aboard. Along with this guide we will make a tour through this new part of the port where the guide will tell you all about this area.
After this interesting tour there is the possibility to disembark and visit the official visitors centre of the Maasvlakte 2, FutureLand.
FutureLand offers the visitor an experience of the port in an interactive environment. After the visit to FutureLand, we will set sail again towards Rotterdam.

Route:
From the home port of Spido we will sail downstream the river, Nieuwe Maas, towards the Botlek area, the well-known port and industry area of Rotterdam.
Along the way we will pass the city of Schiedam, famous for its Dutch Gin ‘Jenever’ and the city of Vlaardingen mostly known in the Netherlands for its Herring.
Further along the way we will pass the town Maassluis, an historic town on the Waterway, and the spectacular construction of the storm surge barrier the Maeslantkering, which is very important for the protection against high floods coming from the North Sea.
Upon arrival at the famous coastal town of Hoek van Holland we will cross the river towards the Calandkanaal, where we will arrive at the Maasvlakte 1, here you will see the largest container terminals like ECT, Maersk and Euromax.
Through the Yangtzekanaal we will eventually arrive at the Maasvlakte 2.
After the visit to FutureLand we will sail back towards Rotterdam where we will pass several highlights along the way like the town of Rozenburg and Pernis.
At the last part of this trip we will also pass the former cruise ship ‘SS Rotterdam’ and of course the beautiful Rotterdam skyline.

Note: Spido offers the explication in English and German on sheet.

Dates 2019

Sunday 24th of February
Sunday 31st of March
Sunday 28th of April
Sunday 26th of May
Sunday 23rd of June
In Juli and August every Tuesday and Sunday 2, 7 ,9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28 and 30th of July and 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25 and 27th of august.

Saturday 28th of September
Saturday 19th of Oktober
Sunday 24th of November
Saturday 28thof December

Programma

10:00 hours Embarkation at Willemsplein near the Spido office
10:30 hours Departure and reception with coffee and applepie
12:00 hours Lunchbuffet
13:00 hours Tour with guide of FutureLand through the new port area
14:00 hours Arrival at Futureland with possibility to visit the visitors centre
15:15 hours Return on board, following departure towards Rotterdam
±17:30 hours Arrival at Spido, following disembarkation
* Depending of nautical and meteorological factors the timetable may be changed if necessary.

Rates:

Adults € 59,50 p.p.
Children 4 – 11 years € 31,50 p.p.

Included in the price:
– one cup of coffee or tea and applepie and cream
– Lunch buffet with a variety of cold and warm dishes
– Visit to FutureLand, the visitors centre of the Maasvlakte 2.

Please note: Drinks are not included