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

Tiny waists and (hence) corsets are on show at the Amsterdam Museum where the 18th and 19th century costume collection is given an airing. What are these clothes telling us about the conventions of the time and their effects on the wearers? And are our modern-day equivalents equally restrictive and prescriptive in their own way? A number of designers have taken the costumes as an inspiration and created their own. Fashion Statements is on until September 9

 

Free with museum card

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

Cultural fun for everyone

Head to the Open Air Theatre in the Vondelpark to catch unique summertime performances. From 5 June until 8 September 2019 you’ll find a lot going on every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Entry is free, although all voluntary donations are appreciated. During May and September 2019, there are special events, markets and one-off festivals taking place.

Theatrical heritage

Amsterdam’s Vondelpark is steeped in musical and theatrical history. The ‘Vondelpark Parties’ were organised in the park and the Music Pavilion and Vondelpark Stage both hosted music, operetta and dance performances over the years. The Vondelpark Open Air Theatre sprang into life in 1974, combining the ‘Vondelpark Parties’ and so-called ‘Happenings’ – the name given to the performances organised at the time.

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

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

In the summer of 2019, theatre festival The Parade travels through the Netherlands for the 29th year. The festival kicks off in Rotterdam, and from there it will continue its journey with colorful tents, restaurants and terrace cafes to The Hague and Utrecht, before winding up in Amsterdam.

The Parade offers something for everyone, with over 80 different theatre, music, and dance performances for all ages. Café Correct and Katrina will host free music every night, and visitors are invited to enjoy cocktails, soul food, BBQs and much more at one of the many terrace cafes.

Performances that are suitable for non-Dutch-speakers are indicated with a LNP logo (Language No Problem).

Museum Park, Rotterdam June 21 – 30

Westbroek Park, The Hague July 5-14

Moreelse Park, Utrecht July 19 – Aug 4

Martin Luther King Park, Amsterdam, August 9 to 25. www.deparade.nl

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

The SummerConcerts powered by BankGiro Loterij present two months of wonderful concerts, from classical to jazz and from pop music to film scores.

Top musicians from the Netherlands and around the world bring you all your favourite classical pieces, as well as concerts such as Tribute to Woodstock and Star Wars: Live in Concert!

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

World Cinema in the Open Air

August 15-24 Anniversary Edition World Cinema Amsterdam

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

Preuvemint – Culinary Event in Maastricht @ Vrijhof
Aug 22 – Aug 25 all-day

Have you already been to Maastricht?
If not, this weekend might be the right time…Maastricht is the capital of the very green and hilly (yes) province of Limburg. Bustling streets, a lively international atmosphere, lots of street cafes, good food, impressive buildings and so much more. From Rotterdam it takes approximately 2 hours by car and 2,5 hours by train to get there. This weekend Maastrichts’ famous Vrijthof square will be transformed into Netherlands’ largest open air restaurant. Until Sunday 25 August Maastricht will be teeming with gastronomes. The name of the event is Preuvenemint and is a combination of the Maastricht words “preuve” (taste) and “evenmint”(event). In short: an event to taste the good things in life.

Please click here if you like to see who is offering their goodies.

And there is also a musical programme, which you can see here

Entrance is free but of course to taste the good things in life you need some money. At Preuvenemint you buy a preuvenecard at one of the cashiers and you load some money on it and then you don’t have to pay with cash.

Aug
23
Fri
Festival Magia @ Around Witte de Withstraat
Aug 23 – Aug 24 all-day

Festival Magia is back for the third time at a new location on the Witte de Withstraat in the heart of the city of Rotterdam. 

Food & vinyl
The festival will also have a wide array of food available, plus several mini popup vinyl stores, all just a few meters away from Rotterdam Central Station in the middle of Rotterdam’s most vibrant neighourhood. The festival is open to all ages: we very much feel the need to keep the festival accessible for the little ones as well, as you can never start early enough with a proper live music education!

Friday from 18-23 h and Saturday from  13 to 23h, and it’s completely FREE of charge, no need to look for tickets. On both days you can celebrate through the night in Worm and Mono

Uitmarkt @ Museumplein and Leidseplein
Aug 23 – Aug 25 all-day

The new cultural season opens with the annual Uitmarkt where opera companies, choirs, orchestras, theatre and dance companies, museums and many more offer information about their forthcoming performances and exhibitions. There are also tasters in the form of indoor and outdoor performances.

Sunday will finish with a Sing-Along concert.

Museumplein and Leidseplein Amsterdam, August 23 to 25. www.uitmarkt.nl

What is more, is that it is a free event.

Weekend van de Romantische Muziek – Weekend of romantic music @ Park at the Euromast
Aug 23 – Aug 25 all-day
Weekend van de Romantische Muziek – Weekend of romantic music @ Park at the Euromast
 

This festival is a unique experience. Both for regular visitors, who dress up in beautiful romantic dresses and costumes and for all the others who let themselves be amazed by the special atmosphere. Come to the park for wondrous classical music in a romantic atmosphere.

Classical music is for everyone: young and old, whether you listen to it everyday or once a year at the Weekend van de Romantische Muziek. Enjoy this beautiful weekend in the park with your friends, your family or bring your sweetheart and imagine yourself in the romantic era!

The event is free but a voluntary contribution of at least 2 Euro is suggested and very welcome, there are big wine barrels places at the entrances for your gift.

Friday – Sunday 23-25 August from 11h

Wild Rooster Festival @ Grote Markt
Aug 23 – Aug 24 all-day

Wild Rooster Festival
During the last weekend of August the Grote Markt will again be one big ‘burning ring of fire’ with the Wild Rooster Festival. Hold on to your Stetson and tighten your spurs because this year’s festival is even bigger, rawer and smokier than the Big Texas BBQ.

With a great line-up of music and the best barbecue food, your favourite grilling party has become a big-sized festival. Make sure to poke a few extra holes in your belt because this year you will want to feast on juicy burgers, sausages and extra large beef ribs from the smoker, with iced-cold beer, delicious potatoes, corn on the cob and more.

Line-up
Live music will be in abundance over 2 days on 2 stages with Americana, rockabilly, bluegrass, uptempo blues and rock’n’roll. Check out the Line-up here

Grote Markt
The Grote Markt is one of the liveliest spots in The Hague. The atmosphere is always inviting and the crowd is quite creative and off-beat. You will find all kinds of bars and restaurants on the square, ranging from pubs to cocktail bars and from pop music venues to restaurants.

More info
The free Wild Rooster Festival will be held on Friday, 23 August and Saturday, 24 August on the Grote Markt.

The festival starts at 16.00 hrs. and goes on until late in the evening.

Aug
24
Sat
Artis ZOOmeravonden (Summer Saturday-Nights at the Zoo) @ Artis Zoo
Aug 24 all-day

Artis in the evening – Saturday evenings in June/July/August

In June, July and August, ARTIS Amsterdam Royal Zoo will be open every Saturday until sunset. These late openings will feature kids’ activities, performances by new musical talent as well as established artists and special events at the Planetarium. Off to ARTIS!

Picnic in the grass, get a curry from the stand near de Hazelaar or order a pizza from our outdoor kitchen. Discover how plants keep you and the world around you healthy or get hands-on with greenery at one of the workshops. Round off the evening with a special guided tour of the park at twilight.

The name ZOOmeravonden is a play on words with Zoo and Zomer, the Dutch for summer, while ‘avonden’ means evenings. The Artis Royal Zoo is just east of the city’s centre. For more information visit the Artis Royal Zoo website.

 

For August there are still tickets with discount available, these are 22 Euro pp

Open Air Cinema at Nutshuis @ Nutshuis
Aug 24 @ 19:30 – 23:30

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

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

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

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

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

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

Aug
25
Sun
Atlantikwall Museum open on Sundays only @ Scheveningen
Aug 25 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 @ Delft
Aug 25 all-day

The Home Made on the Market in Delft on Sunday 30 June and Sunday 25th of August, 12-18h

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/

 

Pure Markt @ Park Frankendael
Aug 25 all-day

Pure Market on last Sunday of the month

Pure Markt features 90+ 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.

 

Salsa in the City @ Stadspark Rotterdam
Aug 25 all-day

Let’s Salsa! Dance along with Salsa in the City.
The workshop begins at 14h, and afterwards you can keep on dancing until 17h.
Live music: K’Ribe, Extazz Musica and Latin Band Resample

 

 

Summer Market @ Boulevard of Scheveningen
Aug 25 all-day

 

Summer market on the Boulevard of Scheveningen, Sunday from 11-18h

150 different stalls will offer their goods. 

Swan Market @ Parklaan
Aug 25 all-day
Swan Market @ Parklaan | Rotterdam | Zuid-Holland | Netherlands

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

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

Sunday from 11 to 17 h on Parklaan in Rotterdam

 

YOGA IN THE LUSH GARDEN @ Lush Garden
Aug 25 @ 11:00 – 12:00

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

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

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

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

Aug
28
Wed
Praatcafe – Language Exchange Event @ Kua Taco Bar
Aug 28 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 every last Wednesday of the month, where everyone can speak the language(s) he or she wants to socialize in. Wednesday from 19.30-22h.

Aug
29
Thu
CuliNesse – Culinary Music Festival @ Zevenhuizerplas
Aug 29 – Aug 31 all-day

CuliNESSE is a culinary musicfestival that will take place between August 29 and 31 at the Zevenhuizerplas in Rotterdam Nesselande.

Enjoy the relaxed ambiance in which culture, music and good food meet each other. Every day, the best restaurants present de best meals at their temporary beach restaurant!

Programme CuliNESSE
You can also enjoy kids activities like roller disco, silent disco and more, diverse beach activities and spectacular performances on two stages. Next to upcoming musicians and bands, there are performances from well known Dutch musicians.

 

Jazz in de Gracht @ Canals of The Hague
Aug 29 – Aug 31 all-day

During the entertaining Jazz in de Gracht Festival from 29 to 31 August, the audience can enjoy music performed by jazz artists who will pass by the canal quaysides in The Hague on characteristic, flat bottom boats.
From jazz to funk
The free Jazz in de Gracht Festival takes place on the beautiful Groenewegje, Dunne Bierkade, Bierkade as well as this year’s new location, the Hooikade.

Jazz, in the broadest sense of the word, forms the basis of the festival and the music features jazz, blues, Gypsy jazz and Brazilian sounds. This year’s line-up will be available on the festival website.

Jazz in de Gracht is not just for the real jazz enthusiast but is also intended for a much broader audience.

Concerts by boat
What makes Jazz in de Gracht particularly special is that audience members can stay right where they are on dry land as the stages, and the artists, float by. As soon as a boat leaves from a stop, another one comes along to fill its spot. On all 3 days the canals will be swinging to jazz and other like-minded music.

The boats will stop at 6 ‘boat stops’ for 30-minute concerts on the Dunne Bierkade and Groenewegje. 

A plethora of different food trucks will be positioned along the canals selling culinary delicacies.

Sponsors needed
Jazz in de Gracht is only possible thanks to the participation by and donations from many companies and private individuals who support the festival.

More info
Check the website of Jazz in de Gracht for more information and the complete schedule.

Aug
30
Fri
Friday drinks – Summer in ‘t Gooi @ Harbour Club Vinkeveen
Aug 30 @ 19:00 – Aug 31 @ 00:45

 

Friday drinks from 19-2h at The Harbour Club Vinkeveen

Tickets are 15,70 Euro

Aug
31
Sat
Artis ZOOmeravonden (Summer Saturday-Nights at the Zoo) @ Artis Zoo
Aug 31 all-day

Artis in the evening – Saturday evenings in June/July/August

In June, July and August, ARTIS Amsterdam Royal Zoo will be open every Saturday until sunset. These late openings will feature kids’ activities, performances by new musical talent as well as established artists and special events at the Planetarium. Off to ARTIS!

Picnic in the grass, get a curry from the stand near de Hazelaar or order a pizza from our outdoor kitchen. Discover how plants keep you and the world around you healthy or get hands-on with greenery at one of the workshops. Round off the evening with a special guided tour of the park at twilight.

The name ZOOmeravonden is a play on words with Zoo and Zomer, the Dutch for summer, while ‘avonden’ means evenings. The Artis Royal Zoo is just east of the city’s centre. For more information visit the Artis Royal Zoo website.

 

For August there are still tickets with discount available, these are 22 Euro pp

Open Air Cinema at Nutshuis @ Nutshuis
Aug 31 @ 19:30 – 23:30

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sep
1
Sun
Atlantikwall Museum open on Sundays only @ Scheveningen
Sep 1 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

Ballroom Dancing in the City @ Stadspark Rotterdam
Sep 1 all-day
Ballroom Dancing in the City @ Stadspark Rotterdam
Did you always want to learn Ballroom dancing? Then Sunday is your chance. 
You can join a free Ballroom workshop on the city stage in front of the Laurenschurch. 
But your Ballroom shoes on and join. There will be live music from Wheel Dance and after the workshop there is free dancing. 
Admission is free and nice for starters as well as advanced dancers. 
Sunday from 14-17 h
Sunday Market @ Cultuurpark Westergasfabriek
Sep 1 all-day

Sunday Market at the Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam

Every first Sunday of the months you will be able to enjoy the Sunday Market and sample fashion, design, (organic) food and trinkets for children.

The market will be open all afternoon so you can enjoy the best of local wares and exclusive products from Dutch designers.

Artists and designers will be selling unique products such as fashion, illustrations, jewellery, ceramics, paintings and much more.

Sep
3
Tue
Summer Nights – Open Air Film Festival @ Henegouwerplein
Sep 3 – Sep 8 all-day

KINO and Pathé present: Summer Nights
Tuesday 3 september until Sunday 8 september

KINO en Pathé are organizing their first open air film festival Nights!

Six summer film nights on the Henegouwerplein, there will also be live-muziek, dj’s, food and drinks. And a sing-a-long version or Grease. Entrance is free and from 17.00 and around 20.50 at sundown the film with start. Here are the movies:

▶︎ 03.09 | Opening  with  The Peanut Butter Falcon
▶︎ 04.09 | Monos in cooperation with IFFR
▶︎ 05.09 | Grease (1978) sing-a-long
▶︎ 06.09 | The Kitchen
▶︎ 07.09 | The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil
▶︎ 08.09 |  Amazing Grace in cooperation with LantarenVenster