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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 Hague will be transformed into a hip hop city from 26 to 30 June during the international I Love HipHop Festival. Fans of this subculture can live it up during a series of concerts, master classes and festivals.
Hip hop is a musical genre consisting of a stylised rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rapping. It developed as part of hip hop culture, a subculture defined by 4 key stylistic elements: MCing/rapping, DJing/scratching, breaking/dancing, and graffiti writing. Other elements include sampling (or synthesis) and beatboxing.
The festival will partner with young artists, designers and artists from kindred movements. This makes I Love HipHop bigger than hip hop and even more interesting to a wider audience.
Highlights of the week
Hip hop lovers can enjoy themselves the entire week in The Hague with a wealth of performances, parties, master classes, workshops, demonstrations and a movie night in Filmhuis Den Haag.
The highlight of the week is the I Love HipHop festival in the Nieuwe Kerk on Saturday, 29 June. With street art, breakdance battles and live shows by hip hop artists.
The organisation will also have its own stage with an enormous street art wall in the special I Love HipHop area at Parkpop on Sunday, 30 June with breakdance battles and live paintings.
Tickets for the I Love HipHop Festival from 13.00 to 23.00 hrs. on Saturday, 29 June cost € 12.00 in advance and € 15.00 at the door. Tickets are available at ilovehiphop.myonline.store.
Almost all of the other activities during the I Love HipHop Week (apart from some of the master classes) are free.
For more information go to www.ilovehiphop.nl.
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.
InJazz consists of InFestival (free for everyone) and InConference (with tickets). InConference is the most important jazz networking event in the Netherlands.
Shows by prominent jazz artists will take place in LantarenVenster, Hotel New York and Kantine walhalla.
There are also many free concerts. Please check here: https://www.injazz.nl/infestival/
Leiden Culinair, which takes place the same week as Lakenfeesten, is one of the great food events of the summer.
For four days in June, the Lammermarkt in downtown Leiden and its surroundings become the focal point where restaurants present their best dishes. Expect food encounters, both familiar and surprising, culinary discoveries and top-notch entertainment.
Food celebrations in the streets of Leiden
Inspiration, accessibility and quality are the defining features of the festival. The historic city of Leiden becomes a meeting point for everybody, from residents to visitors, from private local businesses to municipalities and social organisations. Each participating restaurant has its own stand in the street, therefore the square is one large terrace serving scrumptious food.
Visitors can enjoy Leiden Culinair at the following times:
.>Thursday, June 27 from 5pm-11 pm
>Friday, June 28 from 4pm-12am
>Saturday, June 29 from 2pm-1am
>Sunday, June 30 from 1pm-9.30pm
A programme full of food and entertainment
Have a look at the participating restaurants on the Leiden Culinair website and feast your eyes on what is sure to be a gastronomic celebration to remember. There will also be an exciting programme full of live bands.
From 27-30 June you will be able to enjoy the Leiden Lakenfeesten once again! During the Lakenfeesten there will be a host of activities to choose from. What about the Rabobank Peurbakkentocht (crazy decorated boat race), dragonboat races, Leiden Culinary, the Summer funfair, the Leiden Beer Festival, the children’s village and lots of live music. On 29 June, many residents of Leiden will climb into a “peurbak”. This parade of extravagantly decorated boats through the Leiden canals traditionally draws a huge crowd. The 2019 edition of the Lakenfeesten will, as always, equal a four days’ straight party!
Friday, June 228
› The Peurbakkentocht, city centre (starts at the Beestenmarkt), 7pm – 9pm
Saturday, June 29
› Dragon boat races, Apothekersdijk and Boommarkt, 11am – 5pm
› Leiden Beer Festival, Hooglandse Kerkplein, 2pm – 10pm
Sunday, June 30
› Leiden Golden Age Fair, van der Werfpark, 11am – 5pm
› De Gouden Pet, street musicians’ concours, Hooglandse Kerkgracht, 1pm – 7pm
Please find entire progamme here
NORTH SEA ROUND TOWN is the annual FRINGE FESTIVAL of North Sea Jazz that offers a free and varied program taking place in Rotterdam from JUNE 27 – JULY 14 2019 , with the best that Rotterdam has to offer related to jazz. At dozens of locations: in the street, in unexpected places, pop-ups and major jazz venues.
A lively celebration of music with over 200 concerts, including talented young musicians, shows, master classes, lectures, jam sessions, street shows and after-parties, across more than two weeks. Join us on a musical discovery across Rotterdam: from jazz and hiphop via blues and soul to every conceivable cross-over!
Many of the concerts are free!
Please click here for the programme http://www.northsearoundtown.nl/programma/2019/lijst/
This is a Free, cosy and surprising Jazz Festival in Rotterdam Hillegersberg. Inhabitants and Jazz lovers know for a long time already: those who like to enjoy sparkling live-music and see surprising artists perform will visit the Facet Jazz festival. Starting from Friday afternoon to Sunday evening (28 – 30 June) the village heart of Hillegersberg will be transformed into swinging epicenter for the 34th time.
Please check out the entire programme here
Shop til you drop on Friday, 28 June during Shopping Night. Stores will remain open until midnight. Expect serious discounts and interesting items. You may also look forward to spectacular shows, awesome decoration and entertainment, fashion shows, free workshops and fantastic food to guarantee an unforgettable shopping night.
Only at this special Shopping Night, many stores will be offering interesting discounts on their collections; the later on the evening, the more discount will be offered. Also free goodie bags and samples will be yours for the asking. Each and every fashion lover will have a blast at Shopping Night 2019. In fact, all visitors will find something to suit their tastes, from household accessories to hi-fi items or beauty and lifestyle products.
Loads of entertainment
Shopping Night The Hague is no ordinary Friday night, but rather a delightful shopping experience combined with culture, music, DJs, food and entertainment in the city centre of The Hague.
Enjoy exceptional acts, inspiring workshops, VIP treatments and explore the shopping streets of this city. To find out about the offers, special treats and full programme, make sure you visit shoppingnight.nl.
About Shopping Night
Shopping Night is a spectacular event that has grown and developed throughout the years. While in the beginning Shopping Night was focused on shopping and big discounts, now Shopping Night has grown into a complete event with food, shopping, entertainment and culture.
Shopping Night will be held from 17.00 hrs. to midnight on Friday, 28 June in downtown The Hague.
To find out about the offers, special treats and full programme, go to www.shoppingnight.nl or the Facebook page of Shopping Night: facebook.com/ShoppingNightDH
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
Enjoy the sun, skyline, and varied line-up: house, hip hop, r&b, eclectic
The first Gin Festival Eindhoven will take place on Saturday 29 June! Let the real Brabant word jokes come, we make sure that you can taste hundreds of gins, tonics, genevers and much more that day. There are seminars, speakers from home and abroad, various tastings, good food, but especially the tastiest gin and tonics to enjoy with your friends!
Parkpop Saturday Night on Saturday, 29 June is a typical summer concert evening with some of the biggest bands from the 80s and 90s!
On the evening preceding the Parkpop pop festival you can kick back and relax with your friends on a blanket under a tree in Zuiderpark or stand close to the stage during a performance by some of your favourite artists under the setting sun. Parkpop Saturday Night will offer a top evening with the best music in the Number 1 pop music city in the Netherlands: The Hague!
Parkpop Saturday Night is the festival for the true lover of pop music mainly from the 80s, 90s and early 00s.
Headline acts at this year’s special event are Skunk Anansie, Tears For Fears, Nile Rodgers & CHIC, Cypress Hill, Triggerfinger, DI-RECT, MY BABY, Navarone and Gruppo Sportivo.
Parkpop Saturday Night will be held from 13.30 to 23.15 hrs. on Saturday, 29 June in The Hague’s Zuiderpark.
Tickets cost € 48.50 per person and can be purchased through the website of Parkpop.
More information can be found at www.parkpop.nl.
The cooperation between the creators of Route du Nord and North Sea Round Town promises an innovative, sensory and almost psychedelic manifestation of performing arts. You should not miss this cutting-edge interactive festival!
A music mix including Bruno Ferroxavierdasilva, Niti Ranjan Biswas and DJ DNA, the Belgian jazz group Mulabanda.
An enchanting complete experience with music, performance and art. Afternoon programm from 13-17h is free, evening program from 20 – 1 h, tickets are available here
On Saturday, 29 June thousands of veterans from all over the country will descend upon The Hague to take part in the annual Dutch Veterans Day. Although Dutch Veterans Day focuses on acknowledging and showing appreciation for the country’s 111,000 military veterans, the event also features many activities that are fun and exciting for everyone.
There will be festivities at Malieveld, a huge parade and a fly-past of many different kinds of jets, airplanes and helicopters over the Hofvijver.
Parachuting in the Hofvijver
In order to warm up the audience, a team of parachutists will be touching down in the Hofvijver on Friday, 28 June at 13.30 hrs. right in front of the prime minister’s office tower. Don’t miss it! Your best vantage point is from the Korte and Lange Vijverberg.
Parade and ‘fly-past’
Veterans Day on 29 June will be officially opened in the Ridderzaal followed by a colourful parade of veterans and paratroopers around The Hague’s Hofvijver. H.M. King Willem-Alexander will take the salute from the parade on the Kneuterdijk. The procession will include more than 4,000 veterans and military personnel, marching bands, modern defence systems and vintage vehicles. During this parade the Royal Dutch Air Force will perform a spectacular fly-past over the Malieveld towards the Hofvijver in both modern and historic aircraft.
The parade route will start at 13.00 hrs. from Malieveld and go along the Korte Voorhout and Lange Voorhout to Kneuterdijk. From here a number of tribunes will line the route. Hereafter the route will proceed via the Hofweg, Spui, Kalvermarkt, Fluwelen Burgwal, Herengracht and the Prinsessegracht, back in the direction of Malieveld.
Festivities at Malieveld
Between 9.00 and 17.30 hrs. Malieveld will form the nucleus of the Dutch Veterans Day festivities. Visitors can meet veterans, take part in sporting activities, get a bite to eat and look at all kinds of exhibitions, including artwork, photography and different military museums. The Wall of Honour also pays tribute to the nation’s veterans.
There will also be a large stage at Malieveld for the Veterans Day concert from 14.45 to 17.15 hrs. with performances by various military bands and by singer Shirma Rouse. And the kids will love taking on the challenge of the climbing tower and F16 simulator in the Kids Corner. There will be rugged motorbikes, and they will be able to sit in vintage vehicles and vessels.
Residents of The Hague should bear in mind that most of the city centre will be closed off for the day’s events. Parking will also be prohibited in a number of streets. More information can be found under Dutch Veterans Day: getting downtown.
For additional information and the full programme visit www.veteranendag.nl.
Date: 29 of june, from 11:30 to 14:30
Place: Maak Rotterdam
Mathenesserweg 81A, 3027HJ Rotterdam
Price: 60 euro
The splatter edition is here!
In this class you will learn a variety of Watercolor techniques and at the end of the workshop, you will walk away with a new set of skills and a finished piece that you can be proud of! This will be a fun class for anyone interested in trying their hand at watercolor painting.
This 3 hours long workshop will be given by Alexis Cantu, an experienced Watercolor artist who’s excited to share her methods with everyone!
About Alexis Cantu:
I am an artist based on The Netherlands but originally from Mexico. My work is inspired by nature and my main subjects are faces, botanical and animals.
Most of my paintings follow a contemporary style and even though I studied oil painting in Florence, Italy I particularly enjoy working with watercolor.
See more of my work: https://www.instagram.com/alexiscantu/
Price: €60,- (All materials are included) Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/417628325770303/
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.
Creative writing & storytelling workshop
Tap into new ideas during playwright Ninke Overbeek’s creative writing workshop on the beach on Sunday, 2 June and Sunday, 30 June.
Ninke Overbeek will offer 2 English creative writing workshops. For people who would love to write but do not know how to get started, people who have started to write but never continued and people who want to find their writing voice again.
The workshop will take place on the beach, which is a great atmosphere to work in. It will help you find your imagination, explore the creativity you didn’t know you had, and write from scratch, aided by short, easy-access exercises.
You do not need any writing experience and you do not have to be working in a creative field. All you need to do is bring your pen, a willingness to write and an open mind.
About Ninke Overbeek
Ninke Overbeek is a playwright and dramaturg who lives in The Hague. Some of her work has been performed at STET The English Theatre. Ninke writes for the stage in English and Dutch and researches the possibilities of creative writing processes for the Dutch academic context at the Professorship for Performative Processes in Utrecht (HKU).
The creative writing and storytelling workshop will be given from 14.00 to 17.00 hrs. on Sunday, 2 June and Sunday, 30 June at Strandtent Het Puntje (End of Zwarte Pad) in The Hague.
The course costs € 15 for professionals and € 10 for students. You can register by using the online application form.
More information can be found at www.discstorytelling.com.
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:
The free Kid Dynamite Jazz Festival consists of three programme elements in relation to jazz and kids: the main programme, a kids programme and workshops.
Main program: established acts, Rotterdam talents and the project The Dynamite Kids. Please click here for entire programme: http://kiddynamitejazzfestival.nl/programma/
Interactive acts, educational projects and theater shows
Make your own instrument, dance and draw. Anything is possible!
The Metropolis Festival is an annual open-air music festival. Unique, adventurous, unusual and trendsetting, it’s a perfect chance for everyone to discover excellent, innovative and surprising talent. The programme is a mixture of pop, rock, hiphop, world music and dance. The crowds that come to the festival are just as varied as the music
This festival is the place to be to discover new music and talent. Please check the line-up: https://www.metropolisfestival.nl/line-up-artiesten/
The Hague will be rocking again during the 39th edition of Parkpop on Sunday, 30 June in Zuiderpark. This year’s headline acts are the highly popular Dutch country singer Ilse DeLange, rapper Ronnie Flex & Deuxperience, Canadian indie band Walk Off The Earth and rocker Waylon.
The last Sunday in June is traditionally reserved for Parkpop, Europe’s largest free outdoor pop music festival held in The Hague’s Zuiderpark. Zuiderpark is kicking up its heels once again to offer a day crammed with music, people and conviviality.
Parkpop has a rich history of high calibre musicians from the national and international pop music world. Parkpop has grown from one stage in 1981 and just a few thousand visitors to a mega event today with 3 stages, hundreds of thousands of festival goers and all kinds of fun activities.
The annual Parkpop line-up this year is great and will again include Dutch and international celebrities performing on 3 stages. The Jupiler Stage and Hifi Klubben Stage will host the ‘big’ names, while the Haags Podium will feature locally grown talent. There will also be a festival market and an I Love Hip-Hop Area.
This year’s festival will feature llse DeLange, Ronnie Flex & Deuxperience, Waylon, Walk off the Earth, Jett Rebel, Kovacs, Maan, Frenna, Nona and Parkpop Roots with Blackbird & Judy Blank.
Parkpop organisers strongly advise you to use public transport to get to Parkpop. Extra NS trains and HTM trams and buses will be operating on Sunday to accommodate the extra demand. The NS will give a 20% discount on return train tickets including transportation to Zuiderpark. Tickets can be purchased online at www.ns.nl.
There are 3 ways to get to Zuiderpark from the train stations:
Tram 9 direction Vrederust
Tram 16 direction Wateringen
Bus 26 direction Zuiderpark (only from Den Haag HS)
Park your bike safely
Park your bike safely and quickly during the festival. There are 3 bicycle parking facilities:
Veluweplein (also for motorbikes)
The rates are € 1.50 per bike and € 2.50 per moped or scooter. The facilities are open from 10.00 to 23.00 hrs.
Read more information on getting to the Parkpop Festival.
The festival is free of charge. It starts at 13.00 although you can already enter the festival site from the Vreeswijkstraat, Veluweplein, Loevensteinlaan and Melis Stokelaan as of 12.00 hrs. The festival ends at 21.30 hrs.
For the most up-to-date festival information, visit the website of Parkpop
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.
At the Sinfonia Maritime Festival you can enjoy various music styles like classical music, opera but also soul and jazz, as well as a varied festival programme. From 14-22h
Young talent and big artists, classical music, jazz, spoken word, streetfood
Sinfonia Maritime Festival is a festival organized by Sinfonia Rotterdam with the most beautiful skyline in the Netherlands as a backdrop and quays full of enjoying people.
Join fellow expats for a lazy Sunday afternoon under the orchards at Nieuw Rotsoord in Utrecht. Utrecht International Sunday Market is an event for locals and internationals to mix and mingle! No matter what happens in terms of the Dutch weather, it will be a Sunday to remember.
Fun for expats of all ages in Utrecht from 14-17 h
Here’s what to expect at the Utrecht International Sunday Market:
Free entry – BBQ Sausage Sizzle – Tropical mocktail bar – Mini flea market
Plant stall – Homemade cakes – International bookstall – Raffle
Face painting Kids’ – lemonade stand – Local entertainment – International business stalls
Kids crafts – Animals – Fun and games and more!
Don’t miss the Utrecht International Sunday Market
The Utrecht International Sunday Market is a fundraising event for charity, organised by the International Women’s Contact Utrecht. If you would like to contribute or if you are a small local business who would like a stall at the event, please contact Vanessa from the IWCU by email.
See you there! Bring your friends. Everyone’s welcome, whether you’re an international or a local!
The city will be hosting the fourth jazz concert of the Jazz Route featuring jazz drummer Joost Patocka. Sunday from 16-17h
On the north side of the Stadspodium you find the building “De Heuvel”. In the former bicycle storage room of this building was a jazz cellar which served as a full time stage for workshops, jam sessions and concerts.
Joost Patocka is one of the most popular jazz drummers of Netherlands. So he played with Benjamin Herman, Piet Noordijk and Rita Reys. Joost Patocka is Professor at Codarts, the Conservatory of Rotterdam, and one of the driving forces behind this Jazz route.
Ketikotifestival is a yearly event in the park at West-Kruiskade to celebrate the abolition of slavery in Surinam and the Caribbean. The party is all about meeting up, music and good food.
Stroll over the colourful market and enjoy tropical sounds at the park.
You can buy all kinds of handmade things while discovering a variation of music genres like kawina, kaseko and soca.
From 12.30- 22.00 h
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!