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Rotterdam Park Month – Activities and events in the park @ Various parks in Rotterdam
Sep 1 – Sep 29 all-day
Rotterdam Park Month - Activities and events in the park @ Various parks in Rotterdam | Rotterdam | South Holland | Netherlands

During the Rotterdam Park month in September there are many green activities in the parks: walks, events, theater, workshops, music, excursions and nature work days. In Het Park (near the Euromast) on Sunday 1 September at 1 pm the (literal) kick-off of the Parkenmaand will follow a speech from a well-known Rotterdammer. For entertainment, there is ‘park theater’ and children can get started in the ‘colour gang’ with the design of their ideal park.

The Parkenmaand is from 1 to 29 September. View the program on www.parkenmaand.nl the program is regularly updated

Fun Fair The Hague @ Malieveld
Sep 14 – Sep 25 all-day

The Hague Fun Fair  on Malieveld from 14- 25 September.

Opening times every day from 13-23h

For more information go to www.kermisdenhaag.nl.

Pick your own appels @ Olmenhorst Apple Farm
Sep 14 – Oct 27 all-day

Olmenhorst is an apple farm located just 40 minutes from The Hague. For six weeks per year, they open their doors to the public to pick their own apples and pears (kilo price is 2,25 Euro). You can also enjoy lunch and fresh Dutch apple pie in their cafe while the kids play in the playground. It’s always a fun activity for a Saturday or Sunday afternoon. For more information visit their website

Opening hours until 27th October:

Wednesday from 13.00-17.00

Saturday from  10.00-17.00 uur

Sunday from 10.00-17.00 uur

During the autumn holiday (21-25 October) it is open every day between 13-17.00 and in the weekends 10:00 – 17:00.

And for the other part of the country 14-18 October it is open everyday from 10-17.00

Rotterdam Pride @ Schouwburgplein and various other locations
Sep 22 – Sep 29 all-day
Rotterdam Pride @ Schouwburgplein and various other locations | Rotterdam | Zuid-Holland | Netherlands

Rotterdam Pride started in 2014. The festival’s objective is to have a party for sexual diversity for everyone. The organisation wishes to bridge between the LGBT group and the heterosexual society. To this aim it offers an event of festivities and cultural expressions during the last week-end in September. The most important eye catcher of the Rotterdam Pride is the Pride Walk on Saturday from 11-13.00 that will start at Leuvehoofdpark and arrive at the Pride Festival on Schouwburgplein. There are lots of parties taking place, a pride brunch but also 75 year history of Gay Rotterdam and so much more.

Check out the entire agenda here: https://rotterdam-pride.com/en/program/

Rotterdam Pride 6 parties

Rainbow: Opening Special Pride
festival officially kicks off with a bang house party. Line-up with Jeroenski, Quinten De Rozario and Cliffie Square combined with the vocals Auxs Music and a live saxophonist and more
Super Disco, Sunday, September 22, 21:00 to 03:00 pm

The FERRY Pride House
Enjoy a relaxed atmosphere with pleasant music and exhibitions.  On Fridays and Saturdays you can party until late at night.
FERRY, Thursday 26 t / m Sunday, September 29th, several times

Citcat X Dumbo
With a choice of two areas and a box full of music. Scream along with hits from the eighties and nineties, dance on Hot R & B or  pop, disco, house and old-school hip hop.
DUMBO bar / restaurant, Friday, September 27, 19:00 to 3:00 pm

Time Capsule in Annabel
Step into the time capsule and travel through pop history of the last seventy years.  Before you know it you dance to hits like “I’m Coming Out” (1980), “Born This Way” (2011) or “I Will Survive’ (1978)!
Annabel, vrijdag 27 september, 23.59-05.00 uur

Milkshake Indoor Rotterdam
The popular dance festival comes with an indoor afterparty to Rotterdam! With three areas and big names on the line-up.
Now & Wow Club, Saturday, September 28, 22:00 to 06:00 pm

Rose Celebration: House of Colors
In Arminius church you can celebrate during the Rose Celebration. Music and dance come together during this afternoon and everyone is welcome.

Arminius Rotterdam, zondag 29 september, 15.00-16.00 uur

Restaurant Week @ all over the country
Sep 23 – Oct 9 all-day
Restaurant Week @ all over the country | Netherlands

Fantastic 3-course dinner at top restaurants for only € 28.50.

Just go the website of the Restaurantweek and choose the city where you would like to eat, then you can choose and book the restaurant. Please note that often you have to pay a supplement for better or Michelin Star restaurants.

Praatcafe – Language Exchange Event @ Kua Taco Bar
Sep 25 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.

Camera Japan @ Kriterion
Sep 26 – Oct 6 all-day

Camera Japan is the Benelux’s largest festival for Japanese film and culture. With movies, shows, workshops, Japanese products, and music.
Camera Japan offers over 40 movies in a variety of genres. Besides, there’s a broad programme with theater, a market and workshops.
On screen
The festival presents a lot of Dutch and European premieres. With arthouse, drama, comedy, horror, anime and anything in between.

Festival experience
Before and after the film screenings you can visit exhibitions, sencha- en miso workshops, a pop-up market for Japanse products and much more.


 26 – 29 September LantarenVenster, Rotterdam
3 – 6 October Kriterion, Amsterdam

Popronde Wageningen – Travelling music festival @ Varios location
Sep 26 @ 16:00 – Sep 27 @ 03:00
Popronde Wageningen - Travelling music festival @ Varios location | Wageningen | Gelderland | Netherlands

Popronde is a travelling music festival. In Wageningen more than 35 upcoming bands present themselves at various locations in the citycentre. Popronde hosts a variety of musical genres, discover a selection of the new generation Dutch musicians in one evening! All concerts are free.

Amsterdam Wine Festival @ Gashouder at Westergasfabriek
Sep 27 @ 03:00 – Sep 29 @ 22:00

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, Sep 27 | 15:00 – 01:00
Saturday, Sep 28| 13:00 – 01:00
Sunday, Sep 29 | 13:00 – 22:00


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

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

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

Oktoberfest @ Cafe Restaurant De Boterwaag
Sep 27 @ 08:00 – Sep 29 @ 02:00
Oktoberfest @ Cafe Restaurant De Boterwaag | Den Haag | Zuid-Holland | Netherlands

The Hague will hold its own version of Oktoberfest on 27 and 28  September at De Boterwaag on the Grote Markt. What they can do in Munich, we can do, too!

For the last years The Hague has organised a large-scale beer, sausage and schlager festival. Many people attend the festivities in a Dirndl or Lederhosen.

De Boterwaag, the Schnitzel Paradis and the Bierstube, different performances, activities and the big Schwenker grill with traditional sausages make the Oktoberfest a complete and unforgettable party for young and old. There will also be a covered Biergarten.

Live performances include Falco Fabelhaft, Strasse Gebläse, and Die Buterweger. As special guest you can see Ruud Appelhof.

Entrance is 5 Euro. But free for those coming in Dirndl or Lederhose

More info
Oktoberfest 2018 in The Hague will be held from 21.00 to 2.00 hrs. on Friday, 27 and Saturday 28 September at Café Restaurant de Boterwaag (Grote Markt 8A).

More information can be found at www.oktoberfest-denhaag.nl.

National Military Tattoe @ Ahoy
Sep 27 @ 13:30 – Sep 29 @ 14:30
National Military Tattoe @ Ahoy

27 – 29 sep 2019

The Netherlands Military Tattoo is a unique musical show of top-notch military and civilian bands from the Netherlands and abroad, alternating between entertainment, historical awareness and contemplation. .The Tattoo is held once a year at the end of September or beginning of October. During the three-day lasting event, the two-hour show will be presented five times.

Hague International Comedy Festival @ Branoul Theatre
Sep 28 all-day
Hague International Comedy Festival @ Branoul Theatre | Den Haag | Zuid-Holland | Netherlands

Hague International Comedy Festival
The first annual Hague International Comedy Festival welcomes professional stand-up comics from around the world to Theater Branoul on Saturday, 28 September. More than 15 comics in 8 shows on 1 day!

Throughout the day you can catch 5 featured solo shows starring Alistair Williams (UK), Alice Frick (Austria), Dana Alexander (Canada), Nico Yearwood (Barbados) and Andy Valvur (US/EST).

There is also a show featuring Dutch comics presenting their favourite material in English, as well as expat comics living in the Netherlands who tell all about their lives here. All 8 shows will be performed entirely in English.

Be sure to not miss the Gala Finale with all 8 comics from the solo shows plus special Dutch and expat guest comics, along with Carly Baker (US) and Joe Eagan (CAN) as your Gala hosts.

More info
The Hague International Comedy Festival will be held from 14.00 to 23.00 hrs. on Saturday, 28 in Theater Branoul (Maliestraat 12) in The Hague.

You can buy tickets for the individual 40-minute shows which start every hour on the hour. Each show costs € 14.00. The Festival Gala will be held from 21.00 to 23.00 hrs. and tickets cost € 22.00. Until 22 September a limited number of special Early Bird tickets are available with a reduction of € 4.00 per ticket.

The full schedule with all info and tickets can be found at:



Holland Taiko Festival @ Zuiderparktheater
Sep 28 all-day

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor taiko festival den haagHolland Taiko Festival
The Yamato Taiko School will organise the Holland Taiko Festival in the Zuiderparktheater on Saturday, 28 September. The festival will be held 1 time only in the Netherlands.

Enjoy the Japanese festival atmosphere throughout the day and experience the big Taiko vibration that can be felt through your entire body.

The festival will feature a spectacular Taiko live show by Yamato Taiko School, international guest Taiko teams and Yamato, the Drummers of Japan, delicious Japanese food, fun games for children and free Taiko workshops.

12.00 hrs.: Doors open
13.00 hrs.: Opening ceremony
13.30 hrs.: Opening food stalls: enjoy your lunch
15.00 to 15.45 hrs.: Taiko workshop 1
16.00 to 16.45 hrs.: Taiko workshop 2
18.45 hrs.: Pre-show
19.00 to 21.00 hrs.: Taiko performances by Yamato Taiko School, international Taiko groups and Yamato, the Drummers of Japan.
About Yamato Taiko School
Yamato Taiko School was formed in 2013 by the world-famous artists Yamato, the Drummers of Japan. There are currently about 200 people learning Taiko drumming at the school.

More info
The Holland Taiko Festival will take place from 12.00 to 21.00 hrs. on Saturday, 28 September in the Zuiderparktheater (Henriëtte Roland Holstweg 100) in The Hague.

Tickets cost € 20.00 for adults and € 15 for children aged 5 to 18 years. They can be purchased on www.zuiderparktheater.nl(externe link).

More information can be found at www.yts.nl(externe link).


Source: DenHaag.nl

International Kite Festival @ Scheveningen Beach
Sep 28 – Sep 29 all-day
International Kite Festival @ Scheveningen Beach | Den Haag | Zuid-Holland | Netherlands

The largest international kite event in the Netherlands, the annual International Kite Festival, will take place in Scheveningen on 28 and 29 September for the 41st time. Come and admire the most exquisite and extraordinary kites from all corners of the world and be inspired by the top class professional kite shows.

 Kite-flying professionals have been invited to show off their stuff in the skies above the largest beach resort in the Netherlands. More than 200 kite-flying enthusiasts from 5 continents and nearly 20 countries will send their masterpieces to the clouds.

These extremely experienced kite-fliers will be sure to put on top demonstrations in various kite and large single-line kite flying. The shows will sure to take your breath away with kites in fantastic colours and sizes and with the most extreme shapes. It promises to be an exciting spectacle.

Workshops and night show
There will also be workshops where you can make your own kite or learn stunt kite flying. On Saturday evening starting at 20.00 hrs. you can see the sky above Scheveningen beach lit up by illuminated kites during the night kiting show.

More info
The International Kite Festival Scheveningen will take place from 12.00 to 17.00 hrs. on Saturday, 28 September and Sunday, 29 September on the south side of the Pier.

More information can be found at vliegerfeestscheveningen.nl(externe link).

For more information go to www.vliegerfeestscheveningen.nl

Keilewerf 5 year celebration @ Keilewerf
Sep 28 all-day
Keilewerf 5 year celebration @ Keilewerf | Rotterdam | Zuid-Holland | Netherlands
The Keilewerf opened its doors five years ago and this need to be celebrated!

WITH Workshops, tours, live music, presentations, food & drinks and more

Keilewerf 5 year Festival
There is something for everyone during the Keilewerf 5 year Festival. 
There is live music, a vintage market and the food stands are ready to serve you all kinds of delicacies.

Powertool Race
Already a natural talent? Then build your own racing machine from a circular saw, angle grinder or other power tools at home, and participate in the 'Power tool race'. 
A competition where it's not about winning, but about safety and above all a lot of fun. You can win a prize based on originality or the appearance of your racing device. Look for the conditions on the Facebook event of the festival.

Children's program
During the festival, artist Maarten Bel takes children on a space expedition to Earth! 
The expedition starts at 3 p.m., registration is possible on site and there is room for a maximum of 15 children. 
De Speelfabriek is also present with the fries cannon, where children can have fun.

Knowing more?
Keep an eye on the festival website and Facebook event to stay up to date with the latest news.


Spreek Nederlands Dag – Speak Dutch Day’ Event: @ Library Haagse Hout
Sep 28 @ 11:45 – 15:00

‘Speak Dutch Day’ event
Would you like to speak Dutch but feel embarrassed or just a bit shy? Or do you feel discouraged because you usually get a reply in English? Come to the ‘Spreek Nederlands Dag’ (Speak Dutch Day) on Saturday, 28 September.

Direct Dutch Institute, The Hague Public Library and the Nederlandse Taalunie are organising this event for the 6th year in a row.

This year’s theme is Rembrandt and The Golden Age. The starting point is Bibliotheek Haagse Hout. Families, Dutch partners and friends and children are welcome. Each group has a guide and the aim is to learn more about The Hague, Dutch history, Dutch monarchy and of course the Dutch language. Participants will go on a guided tour through Bezuidenhout, the Haagse Bos and Mariahoeve.

Speak Dutch Day (Spreek Nederlands Dag) is organised to encourage everyone who is learning Dutch to go out and speak Dutch as much as possible. As you may have noticed, this isn’t always easy, as most Dutchies speak English well. Do you already have a ‘Spreek Nederlands met mij’ (Speak Dutch with me) button? Wear it and speak Dutch!

11.45 to 12.00 hrs. Arrive at Bibliotheek Haagse Hout
12.00 to 13.00 hrs. Programme in library with quiz
13.00 to 14.00 hrs. ‘Rembrandt and the Golden Age’ tour through Haagse Hout
14.30 hrs. Drinks, snacks and conversations in Dutch
More info
The ‘Speak Dutch Day’ event will be held from 11.45 to 15.00 hrs. on Saturday, 28 September at The Hague Public Library in Bezuidenhout (Theresiastraat 195) in The Hague.

Would you like to participate? Wil je meedoen? Register for free by sending an email to info@directdutch.com(externe link).

More information about the ‘Spreek Nederlands Dag’ can be found on www.directdutch.com.

Atlantikwall Museum open on Sundays only @ Scheveningen
Sep 29 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.

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.


Harvest Festival at Doorwerth Castle @ Castle Doorwerth
Sep 29 all-day
Harvest Festival at Doorwerth Castle @ Castle Doorwerth | Doorwerth | Gelderland | Netherlands

Harvest Festival
September 29, 2019
During the annual harvest festival on Sunday 29 September, you can buy products from the producers themselves: from vegetables, fruit and honey to wine from Dutch soil. All this in a festive atmosphere with music, medieval crafts and you have a chance to encounter former castle residents of the castle.

Harvest time in the vegetable garden
The party starts at the historic vegetable garden of the castle itself. September is the month in which fruits ripen and many vegetables are taken from the land. The harvest time used to be a very busy period. As many products as possible had to be stored for the winter. If all the work has been done and the result is good, then it is traditionally time for a harvest festival. Here we show off the most beautiful products from the garden.

Binnenhof full of stalls
During the harvest festival, the visitor can buy the products from the orchard and vegetable garden, sometimes processed into a directly consumable product. Others, individuals and companies, will contribute their harvest that day: organic wines, jams, chutneys, honey products, sauces, cheeses, vinegar, organic meat, sheep products, felt products, soaps and so on. The beekeepers of Doorwerth will of course not be missing.

Practical information
Market and castle are open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The entrance to the market costs € 2.00 per person and visitors can visit the castle at a reduced (group) rate.
Kasteel is free for donators and Museum card holders, but everyone pays for the market.
Parking: € 2.00 per car.

Kletskoppen Child Language Festival @ Central Library
Sep 29 all-day
Kletskoppen Child Language Festival @ Central Library | Den Haag | Zuid-Holland | Netherlands

Kletskoppen Child Language Festival

How do children learn to talk? Have fun finding out at the Kletskoppen Child Language Festival on Sunday 29th September in the Central Library. A day of science for the whole family, filled with interactive demonstrations, educational games and (multilingual) book readings, and all for free!

There will also be the musical performance Dikkie Dik en de tart, as well as workshops and performances by children’s author Annemarie Bon and rapper Tyler Koudijzer. You can find the complete programme at www.kletskoppenfestival.nl.

Kletskoppen Child Language Festival is an initiative from the Radboud University and the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, both located in Nijmegen, where they have organised the festival twice before. And now the Nationale Wetenschapsagenda (NWA) is bringing the festival to The Hague.

So if you don’t have any plans yet for September 29th, bring your kids along to the Central Library (Spui 68), between 12.00 and 17.00, and be amazed by the diverse language science from the Radboud University and the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics.


Sunday September 29 from 12:00 hrs to 17:00 hrs.


Library The Hague
Spui 68


Free entry

Pure Markt @ Park Frankendael
Sep 29 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.


Leiden’s Ontzet (Leiden’s Deliverance) @ Leiden
Oct 1 – Oct 3 all-day
Leiden's Ontzet (Leiden's Deliverance) @ Leiden | Leiden | Zuid-Holland | Netherlands

On 1,2 and 3 October, a huge festival will be held in Leiden, celebrating the liberation from the Spanish siege, now 434 years ago. Some historical background: In the 16th century the Dutch rebelled against the authority of Spain. Most of the fighting took place in the south of the Netherlands; the northern part could consider itself liberated towards the end of the 16th century. Before that, though, battles took place and the Siege of Leiden was an important event. Leiden was besieged for nearly a year in 1574. The Dutch army, led by William of Orange (nicknamed “the Silent”), deliberately flooded the fields around Leiden, breaking the dikes, to force the Spanish armies to end their siege. The Spanish tried to lure the citizens into surrender with promises, but the people of Leiden decided to stick it out in spite of a terrible shortage of food which brought them to the verge of starvation. Finally, the Spanish withdrew and the siege ended on October 3, 1574. The Dutch army entered the city with food: bread with cheese and herring. The date on which the siege ended, 3 October (Leidens Ontzet or Leiden’s Deliverance), is still celebrated every year with large scale festivities, parade, fun fair, market and spectacular fireworks on Tuesday night and…. with bread and herring. (source: tourist office Leiden).



40th Furieade Maassluis – Harbour Festival @ Maassluis Harbour
Oct 2 – Oct 6 all-day

Furieade is a harbour festival that features historical boats in the harbour of Maassluis and takes place for the 40th time from  Wednesday 2 to Sunday 6 of October.

Ships, steam boats, steam train, conviviality, artists, demonstrations, a big outdoor market  and much more is going on around the inner harbour and the historical centre.  Have a look for the entire programme on:
Maassluis is only 20 by car from Rotterdam and there is a direct bus from Schiedam station 
All about Food – Festival @ Nutshuis
Oct 2 – Oct 5 all-day
All about Food - Festival @ Nutshuis | Den Haag | Zuid-Holland | Netherlands

People in the Netherlands throw away an average of fifty kilos of food per person every year. This makes the Dutch the biggest food-wasters in the world. Although everyone would agree that this needs to change, the problem does not only lie with consumers. Huge amounts of food are wasted at every stage of the process, from cultivation and growth through to organic waste disposal.

In the first week of October, the All About Food Festival in Het Nutshuis will revolve around food waste. We will hear from various sustainable and socially-minded entrepreneurs and pioneers from The Hague, all of whom are doing their best to turn the tide. The film screen features people who are spending six months living on food waste. In the garden, children will go on a voyage of discovery, collecting stamps on their cards along the way. And we will serve ‘rescue recipes’ for you to try at blind tasting sessions. Fancy talking, watching, thinking and eating with us?


ART The Hague (contemporary art fair) @ Fokker Terminal
Oct 2 – Oct 6 all-day
ART The Hague (contemporary art fair) @ Fokker Terminal

The quirky contemporary art fair Art The Hague will be held this year from 2 to 6 October in the Fokker Terminal in the Binckhorst. The fair will surprise art lovers and collectors with works by international top artists.

With a strong selection of 45 galleries the regular ‘line up’ of Art of The Hague is also worthwhile. Next to renowned galleries such as Galerie Ramakers, Jan van Hoof Gallery, Livingstone Gallery, newcomers such as Twelve Twelve Gallery and Kers Gallery will be participating at the fair. Torch Gallery in Amsterdam will be showing a solo presentation of the works of art icon Philip Akkerman.

The fringe programme of Art The Hague includes an exhibition of works by young talent, lectures on contemporary art and guided tours to leading art collections in The Hague region.

Special exhibitions
Every year Art The Hague organises several (international) exhibitions. A complete event programme will be organised with tours, lectures and workshops and drinks. Art The Hague will also organize a VIP program and invite art professionals, (young) collectors, foreign embassies and companies.

More info
Art The Hague will be open:

Wedsnesday 2 October 6 pm -10 pm

Thursday 3 October 2 pm – 9 pm

Friday 4 October 2 pm – 9 pm

Saturday 5 October 11 am – 8 pm

Sunday 6 October 11 am – 6 pm

The art fair will be held at the Fokker Terminal (Binckhorstlaan 249) in The Hague.

Tickets cost € 10 per person and € 5 for students and CJP holders. Children under 16 years of age have free admission. Tickets can be purchased at the door.

More information can be found at www.artthehague.nl.

Afrovibes Festival @ Maaspodium and Kunsthal
Oct 3 – Oct 13 all-day

 From 3 until 13 October the 16th edition of the Afro_Vibes Festival brings contemporary theater, dance, performances, music, film and design from urban cultural hotspots in Africa on 12 stages in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Utrecht.
The festival looks at the entire African continent. In this 16th edition Afro_Vibes brings contemporary makers and artists from South Africa, Nigeria, Angola, Uganda, Congo-Kinshasa and from The Netherlands. They show that we look at the world from different perspectives but that, despite the distance between Europe and Africa, we often have the same questions about who we are, who or what we want to be, what our identity is and why we act as we act.

Speak Truth to Power
With the theme Speak Truth to Power the focus of this year’s festival is on truth and power. The world is overflowing with data and information and with the rise of unfiltered (online) sources the question arises: what is real and what is fake? Has truth become an illusion in a world in which social media reinforces existing stereotypes by showing people (fake) news, images and stories with which they already agree? Afro_Vibes has chosen this theme as an artistic response to current times in which various power struggles are featured in the news every day. From authoritarian regimes to students who make their voices heard for climate change and affordable education. Where women unite for equality and against sexual violence, where refugees and migrants have to defend their position and where online media and news channels are used as a window to look at the world, but also for propaganda and fake news.

Data en theaters/steden
Amsterdam 3 t/m 5 oktober Compagnietheater; 5 oktober Bijlmer Parktheater; 9 & 10 oktober De Balie; 9 & 11 oktober Podium Mozaiek; 12 oktober Pleintheater; 13 oktober Bimhuis
Den Haag 5 & 6 oktober Het Nationale Theater (locatie Spui); 11 oktober Paard.
Rotterdam 12 & 13 oktober Maaspodium; 6 oktober Kunsthal.
Utrecht 11 oktober Stadsschouwburg Utrecht; 12 oktober TivoliVredenburg.

Sonsbeek Market @ Sonsbeekpark
Oct 3 all-day

Sonsbeek Market 

Pure food from the area, sustainable products, yoga and more 


Kunsttoer – Art Tour – 25th anniversary @ Various locations in Lansingerland
Oct 4 – Oct 6 all-day

Lansingerland, comprising of Bergschenhoek, Berkel en Rodenrijs and Bleiswijk, is hosting the kunsttoer (art tour) for the 25th time. The idea is to bring interested art lovers into contact with art made by local artist all living in either of the three villages.
The opening with exhibition of a selection of art works takes place on Friday 4th evening at 20.00h in the new gemeentehuis of Lansingerland, Tobias Asserlaan 1, 2662 SB Bergschenhoek.

The ateliers are open from 11-17 h on both Saturday and Sunday, for more information and addresses


Living Statues by night @ City Center Ede
Oct 4 all-day

Statues By Night Ede – October 4 | Living statue performances by some of the world’s greatest, together with street artists, local artists, children and amateurs. This is a magnificent spectacle with amazing light and sound.

VISSCH – Culinary Fish Festival @ Fish Market
Oct 4 – Oct 6 all-day
VISSCH - Culinary Fish Festival @ Fish Market | Den Haag | Zuid-Holland | Netherlands

VISSCH is the 3-day culinary fish festival taking place from 4 to 6 October in Scheveningen. Come see and taste the abundance of products the sea has to offer. With live music, workshops and demonstrations.

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Experience the real Scheveningen when fishermen and local restaurants show off their wares and expertise in the harbour, with magnificent views of the ships and the fish market. VISSCH invites you to try special seafood dishes, learn how to clean a fish and listen to the tall tales of the fishermen.

The event take place in the fish market in Scheveningen, with a great view of the harbour. Inside you will find lovely little eating stalls, food trucks and seating areas where you can enjoy all kinds of culinary surprises.

The festival will feature performances by local pop bands and DJs.

How do you clean a plaice or flounder? What do you do with the guts and how do you dispose of them? This is just 1 of the subjects which will be covered in the workshops and cooking demonstrations on the wharf during VISSCH. There will also be plenty of activities geared to children.

More info
VISSCH will be held:

17.00 to 22.00 hrs. on Friday, 4 October
12.00 to 22.00 hrs. on Saturday, 5 October
12.00 to 19.00 hrs. on Sunday, 6 October
at the Visafslag Scheveningen (Visafslagweg 1). Admission is free of charge.

More information can be found at www.vissch.nl.

World Living Statue Festival @ Arnheim City Center
Oct 4 – Oct 6 all-day
World Living Statue Festival @ Arnheim City Center | Arnhem | Gelderland | Netherlands

The World Living Statues Festival (WLSF) has evolved in thirteen years into the world’s most prominent festival which focuses purely on street artists who perform as living statues; an unique urban art form that continues to amaze and entertain audiences of all ages. At the moment there are about 400 worldwide professional living statues. They all joined the WLSF and form the basis of the unique biennial festival in Arnhem.

The very last edition in Arnhem and Ede is in the weekend of 4, 5 and 6 October 2019.

October 4th Statues by Night Ede, 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm
October 5th Parade of the Champions Arnhem, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
October 6th, The Dutch Championships and the World Championships in Arnhem, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, followed by the award ceremony.

Artistic, touching and humorous
From the very beginning WLSF has had a huge appeal to young and old. Each festival edition has introduced more than 200.000 visitors to 200 artistic, eloquent and/or funny living statues. On the art form itself the impact of the festival is huge. Since John Eicke, the new Artistic Director of the International WLSF, was chosen World Champion (for the second time!), he has travelled without interruption from one festival to another all over the world.