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Tiny waists and (hence) corsets are on show at the Amsterdam Museum where the 18th and 19th century costume collection is given an airing. What are these clothes telling us about the conventions of the time and their effects on the wearers? And are our modern-day equivalents equally restrictive and prescriptive in their own way? A number of designers have taken the costumes as an inspiration and created their own. Fashion Statements is on until September 9
Free with museum card
Cultural fun for everyone
Head to the Open Air Theatre in the Vondelpark to catch unique summertime performances. From 5 June until 8 September 2019 you’ll find a lot going on every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Entry is free, although all voluntary donations are appreciated. During May and September 2019, there are special events, markets and one-off festivals taking place.
Amsterdam’s Vondelpark is steeped in musical and theatrical history. The ‘Vondelpark Parties’ were organised in the park and the Music Pavilion and Vondelpark Stage both hosted music, operetta and dance performances over the years. The Vondelpark Open Air Theatre sprang into life in 1974, combining the ‘Vondelpark Parties’ and so-called ‘Happenings’ – the name given to the performances organised at the time.
In the summer of 2019, theatre festival The Parade travels through the Netherlands for the 29th year. The festival kicks off in Rotterdam, and from there it will continue its journey with colorful tents, restaurants and terrace cafes to The Hague and Utrecht, before winding up in Amsterdam.
The Parade offers something for everyone, with over 80 different theatre, music, and dance performances for all ages. Café Correct and Katrina will host free music every night, and visitors are invited to enjoy cocktails, soul food, BBQs and much more at one of the many terrace cafes.
Performances that are suitable for non-Dutch-speakers are indicated with a LNP logo (Language No Problem).
Museum Park, Rotterdam June 21 – 30
Westbroek Park, The Hague July 5-14
Moreelse Park, Utrecht July 19 – Aug 4
Martin Luther King Park, Amsterdam, August 9 to 25. www.deparade.nl
The SummerConcerts powered by BankGiro Loterij present two months of wonderful concerts, from classical to jazz and from pop music to film scores.
Top musicians from the Netherlands and around the world bring you all your favourite classical pieces, as well as concerts such as Tribute to Woodstock and Star Wars: Live in Concert!
Comedytrain International Summer Festival 2019
We’re excited to announce our line-up for CISF 2019! 6 weeks of international stand-up comedy in Amsterdam from Wed July 3rd untill Sat August 10th. Each week we present 2 international comedians selected by our own Comedytrain comedians, because they don’t want you to miss out on these brilliant acts!
We proudly present:
Week 1: Nina Conti & Sarah Kendall
Wed July 3rd
Thu July 4th
Fri July 5th
Sat July 6th
Week 2: Paul Foot & Sean McLoughlin
Wed July 10th
Thu July 11th
Fri July 12th
Sat July 13th
Week 3: Tim Key & John Kearns
Wed July 17th
Thu July 18th
Fri July 19th
Sat July 20th
Week 4: Phil Kay & TBA
Wed July 24th
Thu July 25th
Fri July 26th
Sat July 27th
Week 5: Fahim Anwar & TBA
Wed July 31st
Thu August 1st
Fri August 2nd
Sat August 3rd
Week 6: Derrick Brown & Nick Thune
Wed August 7th
Thu August 8th
Fri August 9th
Sat August 10th
Show time: 8.30 PM
Toomler & kitchen open: 7 PM
Tickets: Wed €15,- | Thu/Fri/Sat €20,-
(excl. € 1,60 service fee)
The ticket shop is also available in English. If you have questions, or if your bank is not available through our ticket shop, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. If we are not sold out tickets can be bought at the box office with PIN or creditcard. Toomler is cashless.
Roffa Mon Amour is a film platform showing cinematic talent from around the world during the annual film festival (17-28 July 2019) and various cinema events throughout the year.
12 whole days of movies made by up-and-coming directors will be shown at a special location.
These are artistic, exciting, intense, poetic, angry, funny, eccentric, absurd, political, and outrageous feature films with important contemporary theme’s, from all over the world. What these movies have in common is that we will definitely be hearing more from their creators in the future.
More Than Movies
This event offers more than movies; there’s plenty to do during the day as well! Previous years delighted visitors with vintage markets, party’s and a kids program. There’s also food, drinks and music on the roof terrace. What the program and location will be like this year hasn’t been announced yet. Keep an eye on the festival website and facebook page for more information and the latest updates.
More than one hundred Rotterdam musicians, artists, organizations and entrepreneurs are found at this festival. Around Eendrachtsplein there are various stages, and
locations nearby provide places for performing artists.
Het Eendracht Festival is a free accessible showcase festival that offers twice a year a stage to the creative Rotterdammers who together want to make the city more lively. More than 130 musicians, artists, organisations and entrepeneurs from Rotterdam, spread around more than 15 festivallocations up and around the Eendrachtsplein will show all the things Rotterdam has to offer.
More information on Facebook
Experience ceramics in Delft
15th edition of Delft Ceramica
On Friday July 19th and on Saturday July 2th 2019 the 15th edition of the International Ceramics festival ‘Delft Ceramica’ will take place in the lovely historical Center of Delft.
All participants in Delft Ceramica have to meet certain criteria, i.e. professionalism, quality, originality, innovation.
This year ceramists come from all over Europe. Of course ceramists from all corners of Holland participate in this yearly event, which has become more and more popular, as well with the participants as the thousands of visitors.
Location and times
On the Market of Delft on both days from 10-17:00
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.
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 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
During Stompwijkse Horse Days the equestrian sport is the central focal point, but there is more entertainment for all. For the kids there will be a fun fair for four days, with a wide number of attractions. On Saturday afternoon, there is the Stompwijkse country living FAIR and Saturday night there will be WhipeOut competition.
On Sunday the popular pony racing will take place. The little ones can already prepare for a career in pony racing, because during the break they can practice on donkeys.
The absolute highlight of the Stompwijkse Horse Days is the Harness Racing (horses race at a specific gait and they usually pull a two-wheeled cart called a sulky), loved by owners, pikeurs and spectators.
There will be fireworks at the end of the 4 days!
Westerpop – Free Festival
Jul 19, 2019 – Jul 20, 2019
Molenhuispad 1, 2614 GE Delft
Celebrating its 28th edition in 2019, Westerpop is often recognised as one of the nicest festivals in the Netherlands. The ideal location, close to the historical centre of Delft, attracts approximately 15.000 visitors every year. This year’s Westerpop features an international podium, with musicians which will be announced soon!
A free music festival in Delft
Westerpop is a free music festival that attracts over 15.000 visitors every year. Located near Delft’s centre, Westerpop hosts bands from all over the world. This year will be no exception. On the Sunday, there will also be a market next to the festival offering locally-produced food.
Plan your visit to Westerpop
Admission is free! All you have to consider is who to go with and how to get there. Due to the very limited availability of parking around the Molenhuispad, the best way to get to the event is by public transport. If you are coming from another part of Delft, it’s a great idea to cycle to the venue. Bicycle parks are set up for the event which will be open for the duration of the festival.
Browse the Westerpop website for more details.
Wonderfeel is a 3-day outdoor festival for (classical) music with the casual atmosphere of a pop festival. The 7 Wonderfeel stages are within walking distance of each other in the beautiful nature of ‘s-Graveland.
They offer something for everyone: from baroque to minimal, to jazz, world and pop music. You can listen to world-class musicians – the most exciting newcomers, and your classical music heroes – while relaxing on benches, lounging on beanbags under the trees, or stretched out on the grass.
Also on the program: dance, poetry, music docs, nature walks, yoga and various children’s activities. Refreshments on offer range from pizza and beer to bouillabaisse and rosé.
On Friday evening, InterNations organises a get-together at Stadsbrasserie in Rotterdam from 19.30-24.30 h. Entrance is 12 Euro. You can join InterNations and become a member:
Here comes the sun and here comes our 3rd edition of FED on the beach this year. An event to meet, chat and dance!
DJ Mike Aponno plays music for all ages. Sand, sea, cocktails…. Let’s celebrate the start of the summer, the weekend and let’s celebrate life! FREE Entrance
Hope to see you all at Buena Vista Beach Club the 19th of July.
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
Every summer, The Dutch KNVB Beach Soccer Championships take place at The Hague Beach Stadium in Scheveningen. This year, round 6 takes place on this great local beach, with previous rounds in other big cities – check the website for more. The beach soccer tournament has participants from several categories. The competition marks the end of the beach soccer season, and is expected to be a soccer spectacle. Everyone can enjoy this sporting event and admission is free of charge.
The Hague Beach Stadium
The Hague Beach Stadium, next to the northern pier in Scheveningen, is the largest outdoor beach sport stadium in the Netherlands. This sports venue is specially designed for beach sports. The Hague Beach Stadium on The Hague / Scheveningen beach is available from mid-May to mid-September. Admission to The Hague Beach Stadium is free.
Rotterdam Zingt is a free sing along event at Schouwburgplein. Singing starts at 19.00 h.
Gather your friends and family, because it’s time for an old fashioned Rotterdam sing-a-long! So warm up those vocal chords and prepare to have some catchy tunes stuck in your head!
Get ready for a repetoire featuring all the greatest hits that everybody knows, from ABBA to the Beatles! But expect some traditional Rotterdam folk songs as well, like Ketelbinkie or Diep In Mijn Hart. Everyone sings along! Lyrics are available for free, and also projected on large LED screens all around the area. Expect some surprise musical guests, as well!
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.
Feyenoord football club – open day
A huge spectacle in and around De Kuip football stadium featuring numerous activities for young and old! The squad will be presented to the supporters and, true to tradition, the new players will arrive by helicopter.
From 10 to 17 h on Sunday 21 July
De Kuip (Feyenoord stadium)
De Kuip is not only an impressive football stadium, but also an exceptional location for conferences and events. De Kuip offers a unique atmosphere and ambiance, featuring seven multifunctional rooms, expert consulting, free parking and excellent accessibility.
Please find programme and more information on the website of Feyenoord
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.
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.
From Monday 22 July till Friday 2 August 2018 Ahoy Rotterdam will be transformed into the largest playground of Rotterdam. For all children from 2 to 12 years there is a lot to do.
Jeugdvakantieland stands for 12 days full of exciting, spectacular and above all fun activities! The program is formed by a mix of sports, games, fun and education.
12 days, open from 10-16h.
Tickets are 8 Euro per day, you can order online or at ticket booth at Ahoy. (because of construction work the ticket booth is located in a container opposite Primark)
Should you have a Rotterdampas, you can get your ticket for 2 Euro only. Only available at the ticket booth.
Block your agenda from Tuesday 23 till Saturday 27 July. Because that is when one of the biggest festivals in the Netherlands will celebrate the cultural diversity that makes Rotterdam the port city that it is!
Rotterdam Unlimited is one of the biggest free street festivals in the hottest city of Europe, Rotterdam! The eclectic music scene, the famous creative arts community and 178 different cultures are the secret ingredients of Rotterdam’s incredibly vibrant and exciting atmosphere, clearly felt during your visit to Rotterdam Unlimited. Witness Rotterdam Unlimited and you are guaranteed a trip to remember. Aside from the photo opportunities, you can tap into 178 different cultures, make friends, and indulge in some serious partying.
Rotterdam Unlimited comprises of battles, parades, live music, dance and so much more. Exuberant live electronics, soca, hiphop, soul, R&B, drum-‘n bass and jungle: new music for a new generation of music fans. Whatever flavor of music you’re into you’ll find more than you can ask for on Rotterdam Unlimited.
Besides the stage programs, one can enjoy the battle of drums, a huge market with food from all over the world and of course the spectacular street parade, which will overwhelm the streets of Rotterdam by a wave of color, music and an incredible boost of energy.
During Straattheater Festival, Katendrecht is transformed into a tropical paradise. Sit back and enjoy acts by talented street performers.
Circus acts, music theatre, dancing and workshops
Extend your summer vacation with this festive festival featuring extraordinary street theater.
During the Street Theater Festival Rotterdam, the Deliplein will become one large outdoor theater with various theater disciplines. From music theater to opera comedy, from dance theater to acrobatic theater, from location theater to mobile performances. Think of geometric hopscotch games, a festive funeral procession, an enchanting moon, special effects such as water, fire and smoke, running and flying acrobats, the smallest taxi bus ever and a fairytale musical show box. Entry to the festival site is free. You only pay a small amount for the tickets for a few shows.
For more information and the latest updates, visit the website of the festival.
25 JULY – 4 AUGUST
The 23rd edition of the Delft Chamber Music Festival is taking place in the historic city center this summer. The theme of this edition is Orpheus. Guest programmer and baritone Thomas Oliemans invites the absolute world top of classical music to bring to life the Greek mythological figure Orpheus on the concert stage. The chamber music festival takes place in an informal setting at various locations in the old center of Delft.
The Mercado is the kitchen of Rotterdam Unlimited and here are many different cultures to be found. From Surinam, Hindi, Chinese to Antillean and fast food to delicious healthy meals. The Mercado will take place on Friday July 26 and Saturday July 27 at Weena and Schouwburgplein in the center of Rotterdam
Let the smell and taste of delicious exotic dishes from all corners of the world seduce you. Delicious traditional food and drinks prepared with love and passion such as Surinamese seasoned chicken from the barbecue, Antillean sateh ku batata, Javanese nasi, Hindustani bara, tropical crushed ice scones and much more.
The Mercado offers much more than just delicious food for the hungry festival die hard. Also check out the many fashionable bags, sunglasses, jewelry or authentic vintage clothing. Looking for the latest CD’s of your favorite artists or fancy gadgets? The Mercado is the place to be!
Three Caribbean brassbands, the streets of the city center of Rotterdam, a Golden Drum and more than 50.000 spectators who go completely crazy. That’s what the Battle of Drums is all about! Three young ambitious brassbands each start from different points in the city towards the podium on the Hofplein to get the entire city of Rotterdam hyped up for the Summer Carnival! And that is a journey which involves a spectacular show and a incredible load of energy. The brassbands will cross paths at the Hofplein podium and that’s where the battle starts. Each brassband will give their best to move the crowd and eventually win the Golden Drum.
Hofplein, Rotterdam City Center, 19-21.15 h
This event is part of Rotterdam Unlimited