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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
FRI 24 MAY UNTIL SUN 16 JUNE – Rotterdam Architechture Months
Exhibitions, debates, rooftop parties, excursions and sleepovers at an architects’ place: in May/June Rotterdam is all about architecture. With a fully loaded programme, there’s not just fun activities for architects, but for everyone else as well!
THE FORMER POST OFFICE AT THE COOLSINGEL
Post podium buiten
During Rotterdam Architecture Month (RAM) the former post office at the Coolsingel transforms into the stage for Rotterdam architecture: POST Podium.
At POST Podium you will find an extensive architecture program for a whole month! There will be lectures, debates, movie nights and music. During the weekends, the post office can be visited free of charge and is also the information point for the many excursions and events that take place during the Rotterdam Architecture Month.
Delft·Fringe·Fes·ti·val (the; plural: unique) 1. uninhibited cultural 2. connects young artist with enthousiasts; 3. public performance of theatre, art, dance, music, etc. 4. Delft transforms into an extraordinary multi-day stage.
Delft Fringe Festival is a leading festival where up-and-coming talents, old souls and free spirits provoke cultural goosebumps. The divers program connects musicians, dancers, theatre performers and other performing artists to enthousiasts, epicureans, connoisseurs and discoverers. Delft Fringe Festival will let you discover Delft in an exciting new theatrical way.
Enjoy your visit
Are you looking for performances where language is no problem? Or you don’t speak Dutch? No Problem! Look for the LNP-indication in the program for performances in English, visual theatre or dance performances.
Festival Opening Hours
Friday 19:30 – 23:00
Saturday 13:30 – 23:00
Sunday 13:30 – 23:00
Monday 13.30- 17.00
The Poetry International Festival Rotterdam will be 50 this year! It is the oldest festival in the city, one of the oldest in the country, with a wealth of history and highlights. Nobel prize-winning poets were on the Poetry venues as young talents, the festival being an example and founding father of poetry festivals worldwide. Poetry International celebrates this anniversary with an extra festive festival edition in the Doelen where the festival first took place in 1970.
Innovative poets bring versatile poetry to the fabric of time. Unique fusion of poetry with music, film and dance from appealing artists reinforce the power, beauty and personal impact of poetry, sometimes as an intimate recital or workshop, and sometimes as a multidisciplinary theatrical poetry spectacle. Right in the city, inviting, challenging, not to be missed.
Please check out the website of the festival to see the list of poets taking part and the programme.
Festival Classique in Scheveningen
From 13 to 23 June Festival Classique presents classical music on a grand scale in The Hague’s seaside resort of Scheveningen. The performances are all unique in their combination of theatre, dance and classical music and will bring to life the rich musical past of this historic location.
Festival Classique is a 10-day classical music festival which combines various art forms such as dance, theatre, visual art and film. festival attempts to lower the cultural threshold by taking a more contemporary approach, without lowering the high quality standards of classical music.
This summer Festival Classique will present dozens of performances and concerts at locations in Scheveningen, including the Kurhaus, Zuiderstrand, Scheveningen Pier and Lourdeskerk.
Festival Classique opens on Thursday, 13 June with ‘Aida at Sea’ on the Zuiderstrand. For this beach opera a project choir of more than 300 singers, talented dancers, wonderful soloists, Theatre Choir Dario Fo and a 12-piece orchestra join their forces.
Festival Classique has programmed a number of new performances for this festival edition, which will take place in the vibrant heart of Scheveningen. With a surprising partnership between singer Karima el Fillali and the Residentie Orkest conducted by chief conductor Nicholas Collon in the Kurhaus. The appealing music of Rimsky-Korsakov takes you along in the tales of the development of the love between the Sultan and Sheherazade from the book One Thousand and One Nights.
The festival will again feature the Ferris wheel concerts: an exclusive and extraordinary experience providing a superb panoramic view.
Music for all ages
Festival Classique offers a classical music experience for all ages. Naturally there will again be numerous free performances such as the new musical theatre show ‘Les Fauves’ as well as Sunset concerts in the various beach restaurants.
Festival Classique takes place this year from 13 to 23 June at various locations in Scheveningen including the Kurhaus, the Pier and the beach.
For more information about the festival, check the programme on the website of Festival Classique. Tickets can be purchased through www.festivalclassique.nl.
Anime multimedia festival
AnimeCon 2019 will take place from 14 to 16 June at Rotterdam Ahoy. The theme is “AnimeCon Goes South”. AnimeCon is more than anime! It’s an international festival for fans of anime, cosplay, games, manga and other modern Asian popular culture.
AnimeCon 2019 will be the 21st edition of AnimeCon, the largest and longest running Anime festival in the Netherlands, organized since 1999 by the volunteers of the J-POP Foundation.
We are open from Friday 12:00 to Sunday 20:00
During Architecture Day you can experience new architecture, undiscovered places and unique tours. The theme for the year 2019 is “Through the eyes of …”. View the landscape of an artist, cyclist, a historical figure, a user and of course, the builder and architect. They show you how they think about design, technology, materials, sustainability and use. Because the city and its buildings are used and experienced by real people.
Check out the programme on https://www.arcam.nl/dag-van-de-architectuur-2019/
Every June, the island of Terschelling in the Wadden Sea is transformed for ten days into a unique natural stage for theatre, dance, street theatre, art and music.
Terschellings Oerol festival has a reputation as one of the most fun, most exceptional theatre festivals in Europe. From its roots as a small festival in 1982, Oerol has grown to become a true phenomenon. Every June, the island of Terschelling in the Wadden Sea is transformed for ten days into a unique natural stage for theatre, dance, street theatre, art and music. The shows are created or adapted specially for the exceptional locations where there are performed. From theatre spectacle to mime, from intimate musical theatre to hilarious circus shows, from Westerns to interactive installations: you will find all of this and more in the dunes, on the beaches, in the woods, on the dikes, in sheds and barns and simply on the streets.
With 130.000 tickets sold each year Oerol is a big theatrefestival that bridges the gap between emerging artists and a large audience. Hundreds of (inter)national programmers scout new work here. Besides this significant contribution to promoting mobility, Oerol also creates a temporary society in which artists and audience meet for several, consecutive days over which relationships deepen. With 75% of revenues coming from non-governmental bodies Oerol is a true cultural entrepreneur.
We are delighted to be your guide to the next edition of the Oerol festival – a fascination born from the passion of one man, and since then transmitted to tens of thousands. It is a great privilege to be able to share this fascination with so many others. Each year, the energy the festival generates attracts hundreds of artists to the island, and thanks to the endless curiosity of all the visitors, they feel the freedom to create new works, to experiment, investigate and present these.
The annual Vlaggetjesdag festival will take place in and around the Scheveningen Harbour on from 14 to 16 June. This festival is 1 of the biggest events of the year in The Hague and usually attracts some 200,000 visitors.
Vlaggetjesdag (“Flag Day”) has celebrated the arrival of the first herring (Hollandse Nieuwe) in the southern coastal towns of Vlaardingen and Scheveningen for years. Hundreds of thousands of people gather in Scheveningen for the festivities, and the fishing boats are decked out especially for the occasion.
In addition to the omnipresent herring, this day also features a number of activities unrelated to fish, for both young and old. In Scheveningen the first barrel of herring is traditionally sold at an auction on the Thursday preceding the official Vlaggetjesdag Scheveningen, and the proceeds go to charity.
A day full of fun
During Vlaggetjesdag Scheveningen visitors are invited to watch spectacular demonstrations by rescue teams, join in on old Dutch children’s games, admire famous artists, watch the Royal Navy, tour boats and old fire engines, enjoy demonstrations of old handicrafts, watch famous chefs perform their magic, taste Scheveningen’s liquorice, sing along with shanty choirs and enjoy the many colourful traditional costumes.
Orchestras, bands, artists, artisans and old sailing luggers all contribute to the fun, which also includes miniature ships, sailing tours and sampling of all kinds of fish. And if visitors want a break from the action, they can always make a pit stop at one of the many outdoor cafes or go exploring the historical Scheveningen village. This year there will also be a Sea Salt Market in the First Harbour with a food court and lots of nautical products.
The festivities in the harbours of Scheveningen start on the afternoon of Friday, 14 June. Board 2 boats and experience what fishing was like again back in the old days. Once the boats are back in the harbour enjoy raw herring at the largest Herring Party in the Netherlands followed by a pop music Sing Along with a live band.
On Sunday, 16 June the last event of the weekend takes place at the harbour around noon. Gospel and a moment of reflection are presented on the main stage on the Dr. Lelykade.
Use public transportation!
The roads around Scheveningen will be closed to traffic on Saturday, 15 June and parking will not be permitted around the 2 harbour areas. You are advised to use public transportation or take your bike.
The event takes place in and around the Scheveningen harbour from 10.00 to 19.00 hrs. on Saturday, 15 June. For more information about the event and the day’s festivities, visit the website of vlaggetjesdag.com
Day of Architecture 2019
The Dag van de Architectuur (Day of Architecture, aka Open House Rotterdam) grants access to the extraordinary and influential buildings of Rotterdam that are not usually open to the public.
Peek into the neighbors’, climb to great heights in skyscrapers to admire the phenomonal views and have a look (and a bite) at extraordinary locations!
Behind closed doors
Last year during the Dag van de Architectuur the focus lied on two of Rotterdam’s former harbour areas: the Maritime District and the Wilhelminapier. What this year’s programme will be like hasn’t been announced yet.
For some buildings you need to reserve your space. So please check here and put your name down.
Architecture Day 2019 on Saturday, 15 June offers a unique opportunity to visit striking buildings in The Hague which are not usually open to the public. The theme of this year’s national event is ‘City of Unlimited Knowledge’, which will show how the knowledge economy is enlivening the city.
Free running on Architecture Day
Architecture Day gives all those interested in architecture the opportunity to experience and explore the rich architectural heritage of The Hague. Take a look inside exceptional buildings which are otherwise closed to the public.
During the free architecture tours, professional guides and architects will present information about the architectural design and history of the various buildings. Some of these tours are in English and some are bilingual. You can also take part in one of the many activities, such as films, lectures, boat tours and demonstrations or join a guided city walk or bike tour.
In The Hague you can visit the following locations on Saturday, 20 May. Please note that some tours need to be reserved in advance and many tours will be available in English.
Architecture Day 2019 will be held from 10.00 to 16.00 hrs. on Saturday, 15 June at participating locations in The Hague. Fine the full programme and English tours here: https://www.dvda-denhaag.nl/english-programme-day-of-architecture-2019/
Admission to the buildings and the tours are free of charge; however, some tours require advance registration. Guided tours can be arranged at the Central Information Point in the Wijnhaven building at Leiden University, Campus The Hague (Turfmarkt 99). There is a charge for the films and boat tours.
For a list of locations open to the public on Architecture Day and to sign up for tours, visit the website of Dag van de Architectuur.
Garden Day at Hof van Wouw
The 17th-century Hof van Wouw will hold a Garden Day, the so-called Orange Apple Day, on Saturday, 15 June. This beautiful garden is open to the public only a few times a year.
The programme includes a guided tour of the authentic courtyard with almshouses, the Garden of the Hesperides, the greenhouse and a visit to the trustees’ house dating from 1647.
There will also be information on how exotic plants are cared for during the winter in a greenhouse (orangerie).
You can enjoy a drink, sandwiches and homemade cake on the patio. A number of homemade crafts, like jams, cards, calendars and fruity liqueurs will be on sale. All the proceeds from the day will go towards the upkeep of Garden of Hesperides.
About the garden
The orange trees with their fragrant blossoms and special rare culinary fruits and (nearly) forgotten vegetables and herbs make it worth your while to take a walk through the Garden of the Hesperides (Tuin der Hesperiden).
The Orange Apple Day takes place from 11.00 to 17.00 hrs. on Saturday, 15 June in the Hof van Wouw (Lange Beestenmarkt 49-85) in The Hague.
The entrance is free of charge.
More information can be found at www.hofvanwouw.nl.
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.
or one weekend only, visit the pristine gardens of some of Amsterdam’s finest canal houses and experience the quiet oases during Open Garden Days, taking place every June.
Amsterdam gardens open to the public
Hidden behind the stately façades of the houses along Amsterdam’s canals lie some of the city’s best-kept secrets: private gardens. For one weekend in June you can look behind these impressive canal-side homes and step into a completely different world, where a quiet green oasis welcomes visitors.
Canal house life
Very few of these canal house gardens are usually open to the public year round, but each year some 30 of them are accessible to visitors during Open Tuinen Dagen, or Open Garden Days. Presented by the Museum Van Loon you’ll see both classic and contemporary gardens, all beautifully manicured with hedges, ponds and fountains. Indulge yourself and romanticise the canal house life and how the other half lived as, according to the Open Garden Days website, many of these stately homes were occupied by families only in the colder months, vacating to their summer estates when it got warmer.
For more information
A ticket allowing access to all of the gardens costs €20 at the door, €18 if you buy in advance. You can purchase tickets in advance via the Museum Van Loon website, exchanging your voucher for a ticket on the day of the event. The gardens are open from 10:00 to 17:00 on each day of the event.
Listen to various choirs and ensembles in historical places during RotjeKoor.
RotjeKoor will take place at more than twenty various locations in the city centre of Rotterdam. From little and intimate halls to large stages outside.
Triangle is back! . Get ready for a great hiphop & urban festival!
Roel Langerakpark in Rotterdam will be transformed into the setting for the Triangle Festival. Expect a mix of big names from the Dutch hiphop and urban scene.
With Broederliefde (Live), Michel de Hey Hef (Live),
Josylvio ,(Live) Benny Rodrigues Barata,
SFB (Live) .Buruntuma, Luuk van Dijk and more. Check out the full line-up here.
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.
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.
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.
The Binckhorst will turn into the ultimate Father’s Day outing with loads of man stuff like locally-brewed beer, music and lots of meat.
Bier- en Braadfestival
The festival will celebrate its third edition with even more testosterone in the programme. Visitors can take a peek in the brand new Kompaan beer brewery or learn how you forge iron from the blacksmith, visit the barbour….
Naturally there will be beer, barbecued sausage and chicken and cool live bands from The Hague. All participating businesses are from The Hague and nearby area. There will also be entertainment for the children.
The Bier- en Braadfestival takes place from 12.00 to 20.00 hrs. on Sunday, 16 June at Kompaan (Saturnusstraat 55) in The Hague.
More information can be found at www.binckhaven.nl.
On 16 June, the i am not a tourist Expat Fair & FeelGood Market comes to the famous Klokgebouw Eindhoven’s city centre.
This year marks the 4th anniversary of the biggest event for all internationals living, working and studying in the South of the Netherlands. Organised in partnership with the Holland Expat Center South.
Inside the Klokgebouw the i am not a tourist Expat Fair takes place. We have 50 specialist exhibitors to give you the low-down on expat life. Come for the engaging workshops, useful presentations, the “Jobs, Houses and Education for Expats” themes or simply to meet hundreds of like-minded expats.
Outside the Klokgebouw the FeelGood Market will take place. The FeelGood Market will offer an international and colourful market with food, drinks, hand-made products like art and jewellery.
Whether you’ve lived here for days, months or years, you’ll be glad you came!
Info & FREE tickets HERE!
Yoga is a group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India. There are various types of yoga including (but not limited to) hatha yoga and Ashtanga yoga. The ‘birth’ of yoga has thought to date back to pre-Vedic Indian traditions, however, it was most likely to have developed somewhere between the 5th and 6th century in ancient India.
Today, yoga is practiced in various forms worldwide and is recognised to promote both physical and mental health.
In 2014, the General Assembly of the United Nations proclaimed 21 June the International Day of Yoga. The UN has dedicated this international day to this universal element. Since this declaration practitioners in more than 100 countries have planned events around this date to commemorate the International Day of Yoga.
In a time of social and therefore often individual unrest, a new movement is growing that bears a counter-sound – a sound of harmony, peace, and well-being. This manifests itself, among other things, in the growth of yoga activities, yoga studios, and yoga groups. Amsterdam is a city of diversity, a city where everyone can express their own identity in freedom. A city with a high concentration and variety of yoga studios and schools, International Yoga Day Foundation i.o. (hereinafter: The Foundation) wishes to bring the International Yoga Event to Dam Square, Amsterdam on Sunday 16th June 2019 from 12-19 h
In the middle of the cultural district of Amsterdam, the Foundation aims to inspire and present a new culture of well-being, health, harmony under a blanket of care and attention and to present it to the public. This international character resonates with the DNA of Amsterdam to promote well-being, harmony, and health in everyone’s existence, in line with the individual needs. Amsterdam has an international character, where everyone is welcome and well-being is central.
The Foundation has made the choice to organize the event on the Sunday before 21 June – to make it more accessible to the general public. The event will be freely accessible to everyone because yoga is practiced worldwide by groups of all ages, all backgrounds, and all possible physical conditions. We expect to be able to host approximately 4000 visitors for International Day of Yoga.
Visitors to the event can expect the following :
The central yoga session will be supervised from the stage, the participants will then be with their yoga mats at the event area.
Food stalls offering a range of international (healthy) vegetarian food and drinks
Workshop stalls where visitors can learn more about yoga, meditation and the art of living.
Sponsors stalls to promote their product/service.
This pink race combines competitive running with shopping and good company takes place at Zuiderpark, Rotterdam. The event is collecting for Pink Ribbon, a charity supporting breat cancer research.
There are three possible routes: 5 km, 7,5 km en de 10 km
Registration is open now until 15 June!
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 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.
Do you think you are ready to pull on your roller skates or rollerblades and cruise around The Hague to the jamming tunes of a DJ? Then come out and join in the roller skating tour.
The tour will start and end in Zuiderpark Sportcampus in het Zuiderpark (Mr P. Drooglever Fortuynweg22, 100 metres from Zuiderpark entrance Melis Stokelaan ). You can check in between 14.00 and 15.15 hrs. and the tour will begin at 15.30 hrs. and end at about 17.30 hrs. The tour is approximately 21 kilometres long.
It is possible to rent inline skates or roller skates and protection gear from Rollerwave (Badhuisstraat 118) in Scheveningen. There will be no rental equipment available at the event itself.
Participation in this sporting event is free of charge but there is a maximum of 1,250 participants. You will get a wristband when you check in. You will not be allowed to take part in the skating tour without the wristband.
All ages and abilities are welcome and participation is free of charge. You can register prior to the skating tour via www.skatetog.nl or on the day itself between 14.00 and 15.15 hrs. Inquiries can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information is available at www.skatetog.nl/skatetog.html
CONNECT: Leisure on 17 June 17:00 – 19:00hrs.
The summer holiday is fast approaching and we received a lot of questions on how Dutch people actually spend their holidays and their time off in The Hague region. In this informative session, different speakers from the municipality present carefully selected cultural, family-friendly and sports activities. For instance, the department of Sports and The Hague Marketing as well as an expat who shares its own experience on summer holidays in the Netherlands. We will also hold a valuable question and answer session followed by a networking opportunity, so be sure to participate and discover the best of this summer in The Hague region!
Monday June 17 from 17:00 hrs to 19:00 hrs.
2511 BT, The Hague
Room: Studio B (first floor)
Internationals living in The Hague, Delft, Leidschendam-Voorburg or Rijswijk.
Please note: While the event will be of particular interest to new residents of The Hague, people living in the surrounding region are welcome to attend. There are no facilities or activities for children during this event.
About CONNECT events
The Hague International Centre organises monthly CONNECT events to help you discover everything you need to know about working and living in The Hague region. During our CONNECT events, you’ll learn about trusted partner organisations regarding education, healthcare, finance, employment, housing, settling in and more. This CONNECT event will cover the topic: Leisure
Participation is free of charge but registration is required.
About The Hague International Centre
We offer information and guidance about living and working in The Hague region. We also take care of formalities such as municipal registration, citizen service number (BSN), issuance of residence permits. Moreover, we organise events for you to settle in The Hague region. We do this in close collaboration with our partners ACCESS and the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND).
For the expat community KINO regularly screens brand-new non-English arthouse movies with English subtitles. Next up on May 17th we will be screening German-Turkish director Fatih Akin’s Der goldene Handschuh
Jonas Dassler, Adam Bousdoukos, Margarethe Tiesel, Hark Bohm
Director Fatih Akin’s horror film Der goldene Handschuh is based on a true story and the novel of the same name by Heinz Strunk. Set in Hamburg-St.Pauli in the 1970s, Fritz “Fiete” Honka seems to be a pitiful loser. The man with the broken face carouses through his nights to chase lonely women and spend time in the neighborhood dive, the Golden Glove, where schmaltzy German songs move the boozy bar hounds to tears and drinking is a reflex against pain and longing. None of the regulars suspect that the apparently harmless Fiete is actually a monster.
All you need to know about the legal, financial, tax and practical matters of buying a home in the Netherlands.
Next seminar: Tuesday 18 June, House of Watt, Amsterdam
Curious to see what you can expect at one of our Expat Housing Seminars?
18:30 Registration, welcome drinks and snacks.
19:00 The mortgage advisor will outline the rules for taking out a mortgage loan for your home.
19:15 The estate agent will explain how the house hunting process works and how an estate agent can prevent you from making costly mistakes.
19:30 The civil law notary specialized on the diverse property market will explain all the legal aspect of buying a property in the Netherlands.
19.45 The tax advisor will explain the tax implications and advantages related to finance your primary residence as well as the 30% ruling.
20:00 Question & Answer session with all the speakers.
20:30 Refreshments and the possibility to mingle with the speakers
Please sign up here: http://www.expathousingseminar.nl/
Sail op Scheveningen
The Liberty Tall Ships Regatta ‘Sail op Scheveningen’ will take place in Scheveningen Harbour from 20 to 23 June. Approximately 25 special Tall Ships, replicas and large oceangoing sailing ships from 10 countries can be seen in the harbour of Scheveningen.
Scheveningen will be the last stop of the Liberty Tall Ships Regatta which starts in Rouen, Normandy, to commemorate the 75-year anniversary of D-Day.
Special ships from around the world
This international maritime event is unique because you can admire the large oceangoing sailing ships (including a number of windjammers) from close up and go on board free of charge.
The fleet is made up of a unique collection of oceangoing sailing ships from the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Oman, Romania and France. In addition, you can see a number of replicas of ships from the Golden Age from Spain and Russia in the harbour of Scheveningen. Of the 25 sailing ships that will come to Scheveningen, 10 of them will be in the Netherlands for the first time.
Sail with the ships
For a unique maritime sailing experience, buy a ticket to sail on 1 of these special ships. Tickets can be purchased through the website.
Thursday, 20 June
10.00 hrs.: Sail-In Parade
11.00 to 22.30 hrs.: Free visits to the ships, round trips (for a fee), street theatre quayside and food market
22.30 hrs.: Fireworks display
Friday, 21 June
16.00 hrs.: Crew parade
17.15 hrs.: Awards ceremony for the Liberty Tall Ships Regatta
22.30 hrs.: Fireworks display
Saturday, 22 June
11.00 to 22.30 hrs.: Free visits to the ships, round trips (for a fee), street theatre quayside and food market
22.30 hrs.: Fireworks display
Sunday, 23 June
11.00 to 22.30 hrs.: Free visits to the ships, round trips (for a fee), street theatre quayside and food market
16.00 hrs.: Sail-Out Parade
22.30 hrs.: Fireworks display
For more information about the daily programme and to purchase tickets to sail on a boat, go to sailopscheveningen.nl.
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
HAPPY SPIRIT DAYS 2019: LARGE NAMES, SMALL SCALE CHARACTER & UNIQUE LOCATION
With the success of the first two editions still fresh in the memory, the Happy Spirit Days 2019 are just around the corner. The charming festival again promises three days full of leading speakers, contemporary workshops and performances in an atmospheric and intimate setting. You can follow a yin yoga class with live drums, harp or a DJ, catch your breath with renowned breathing coach Tom van Huijstee and philosopher Stine Jensen provides eastern solutions for western problems. There is also a lot to experience at the festival site between the companies. In the Happy Garden you enjoy special bites and experts provide insight into life and future. There are many other beautiful things to discover at the Happy Bazaar 24/7; experiences that are made even more beautiful by the charms of the rural terrain. Happy Spirit Days 2019 take place on Friday 21, Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 June on an authentic farm in the middle of the country.
With both feet in the farm grass
Wise words, swinging sessions and life-changing workshops – at the Happy Spirit Days you choose from the program offerings than 45 leading people. Tijn Touber gives his best of meditation again, Jesse van der Velde lets you find the inner silence in yourself and well-known performance artist Jennifer Ann and Buddhist monk Olande Ananda come to the Netherlands for the occasion. Getting acquainted, deepening knowledge or just curious – on the Happy Spirit Days you will find all the ingredients for a balanced life.
Both for beginners and advanced. Whether you meditate daily or have never sat on the yoga mat: here you will find inspiration for heart and head, with both legs in the farm grass. An accessible feel-good festival where it is especially fun, everyone feels at home and you also gain new inspiration.
About the Happy Spirit Days
Happy Spirit Days is an incredibly fun and good festival on and around a beautiful private farm in atmospheric Gooi. Inside and outside merge into each other with spaces that maintain a lot of contact with the environment. The festival will be held on Friday 21, Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 June 2019 and is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday until 9 p.m. To guarantee the small-scale nature, no more than 300 cards are available per day. The festival with free tea and coffee is easily accessible, both by public transport and by car; parking on the opposite site is free. Each ticket includes three workshops of your choice. For more information & tickets, see www.happyspiritdays.nl.