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Crossing Boarder Festival @ Venues around Spuiplein
Oct 29 – Nov 3 all-day
Crossing Boarder Festival @ Venues around Spuiplein | Den Haag | Zuid-Holland | Netherlands

The Crossing Border Festival from 29 October to 3 November in The Hague is one of the most progressive international music and literature festivals in Europe.

The festival invites compelling contemporary and alternative authors and musicians from all over the world, who share a passion for spoken word, lyrics and language. With one-off special performances where music and literature clash and collaborate on stage.

With performances taking place simultaneously on several stages, Crossing Border allows the audience to program their own personal festival in and around Theater aan het Spui. This year’s Crossing Border newly pledges to deliver an immense number of performances that will touch, move, beguile and entice all of us.

International and home-grown talent

As well as courting the biggest names from the international worlds of literature and music, the festival pays a great deal of attention to (still) undiscovered artists.

Friday and Saturday’s evening programmes have no fewer than 50 different events per night.

As a great number of guests come from abroad, English is the main spoken language for most of the events; however some local speakers from the Netherlands will use Dutch. The main language of each event is made clear in the programme.

Side programme

The festival will start with a separate BorderKitchen evening on Tuesday, 29 October with Hungarian author László Krasznahorkai and on Wednesday, 30 October with British author Hilary Mantel.

The awards ceremony for the prestigious European Literature Prize by the Dutch Foundation for Literature takes place on 3 November in the Central Library.

In addition to the multiple festival evenings, the festival will also feature The Chronicles yearly festival residency project, ‘The Addict’ yearly informal network event, ‘Unheard Of’ musical talent showcase, and the Crossing BorderXBorder Sessions: Nature.


The Crossing Border Festival evenings take place from 18.30 to 0.30 hrs. on Friday, 1 November and Saturday, 2 November at 6 locations on and around the Spuiplein in The Hague.

A passe-partout for the evening programme for the whole weekend costs € 51.00 or € 31.00 for individual evenings. Discounts are available for CJP pass holders. Separate tickets are available for other Crossing Border events. These tickets are available on the website of Crossing Border(externe link).

Visit for complete programme details.

International Storytelling Festival @ Podium Mozaik
Oct 30 – Nov 3 all-day
International Storytelling Festival @ Podium Mozaik | Amsterdam | Noord-Holland | Netherlands

The International Amsterdam Storytelling Festival 2019 will take place until November 3. With a new look and feel created by a new artistic team! A brand new edition with the theme Addiction  in which we present a wide range of international and national storytellers.
Rodan and Sahebdivani, two “brothers” of Israeli and ­Iranian descent, are big names in the storytelling scene, and they guarantee you goosebumps and lots of laugher.

From young talent to established storytellers, including an exciting side program with talks and workshops.


Check out the website for more information and program

Passe Partout costs 75 Euro, otherwise approx 12,50 Euro per show

Praatcafe – Language Exchange Event @ Kua Taco Bar
Oct 30 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.

Wildlife Film Festival Rotterdam @ Cinerama
Oct 30 – Nov 3 all-day

Wildlife Film Festival Rotterdam 2019: Fifth time in the Netherlands.

The main program of the four-day festival is dedicated to nature films and documentaries and includes a competition section with international entries from both professional and amateur film makers.

Affordable Art Fair @ Kromhouthal
Oct 31 – Nov 3 all-day
Affordable Art Fair @ Kromhouthal | Amsterdam | Noord-Holland | Netherlands


The Affordable Art Fair, the leading global showcase for affordable contemporary art, returns to Amsterdam with the 14th edition from  31 October – 3  November. Showcasing 67 galleries with contemporary local and international talents our 2019 edition promises more originality than ever before! The fair offers a range of contemporary art, all priced between €100 – 7,500, 

With all this on offer and more at the easily accessible Kromhouthal in Amsterdam North, the Affordable Art Fair Amsterdam will be the place discover, fall in love with and take art home!

Leiden International Film Festival @ Varios locations
Oct 31 – Nov 10 all-day
Leiden International Film Festival @ Varios locations | Leiden | South Holland | Netherlands

11 days filled with premieres, special film events, parties, and more: that’s the Leiden International Film Festival. Founded in 2006 and currently one of the Netherlands’ most important film festivals. The 2019 edition will take place from October 31 to November 10, and will feature over 100 films from all over the globe, ranging from arthouse to mainstream, and everything in between.

Greek Bazaar @ Dijkhove
Nov 1 – Nov 3 all-day

Enjoy some Greek sunshine and Mediterranean feeling and taste homemade Greek dishes. There are lots of Greek products for sale like deli’s, home decoration and jewellery.
The Bazaar will be held at Dijkhove, Westzeedijk 4-5, 3015 AA Rotterdam.
Times are as follows: Friday and Saturday from 9 to 21h and on Sunday from 9 to 15h.
I only have a flyer in Greek or in Dutch but all information needed is given above 🙂


Rotterdam Pop Week @ Various Locations
Nov 1 – Nov 10 all-day

The Rotterdam Pop Week: the only week with 10 days! The seventh edition of the Rotterdam Pop Week will be held from 1  until 10 November. The week will consist of a series of pop-related activities, turning the city into a bustling stage of performances and energy.

Over 160 bands/acts play at more than 65 locations during the Rotterdam Pop Week. Includes the Rotterdam Pop Quiz, Popronde and the finals of the Sena Grand Prize of Rotterdam.
Some events are free!…. Check out the programme here

Autumn Market of British Club The Hague @ The Pastoral Centre
Nov 1 @ 10:30 – 13:00

There will be a warm welcome for you at the British Club’s Autumn Market on Friday 1 November. Get all your holiday shopping done early – we have everything from Christmas cards and paper to unique handcrafted gifts to suit everyone on your list!

Perhaps a treat for yourself, as well? Enjoy coffee or tea in our Market Café with home-baked goodies from the Club’s own stall, then stock up on jam, marmelade, mince pies, and other delicious bakes to take home and maybe put in the freezer.


A cappella concert @ Arburetum Church
Nov 2 – Nov 3 all-day

Rondje om de kerk

A capella concert in the Arboretumkerk on Satuday at 20h and Sunday at 15h 

Tickets are 10 Euro for adults and 5 for children from 

and can be bought 30 min before the start of the concert in the church.


International Food Court and Craft Gift Market @ American Protestant Church of The Hague
Nov 2 all-day
International Food Court and Craft Gift Market @ American Protestant Church of The Hague


APCH International Food Court and Craft Gift market
The American Protestant Church of The Hague will hold its annual Autumn Bazaar on Saturday, 3 November. The bazaar is a major fundraising initiative by the Women’s Group of the church in support of various charities around the world.

The Bazaar will offer a tasty choice in homemade pies and baked goods, plus an international food kitchen. For the gift giving season there is a colourful choice in ‘one of a kind’ hand stitched quilts, crafts, cards and jewellery. Read all here: ARTISAN GIFTS APCH GIFT MARKET

There is always a bargain to be found in the huge collection of second hand books, clothing, CDs and DVDs, accessories and household items.

Whether you are looking for a special Christmas gift, or just something interesting to eat during the weekend, this is the place to be.

More information
The Autumn Bazaar will be held from 10.00 to 16.00 hrs. on Saturday, 3 November at the American Protestant Church (Esther de Boer-van Rijklaan 20) in The Hague.

Entrance is free. All proceeds support charities worldwide.

For more information, send an e-mail to: You can also visit the website of the American Protestant Church at

Nov 2 all-day
Irish Club Children's Halloween Party 2019The Irish Club of the Netherlands invites all children 0 – 13 years to their annual children’s fancy dress Hallowe’en party. There’ll be food, fun and of courses prizes for the scariest outfits.
Everyone is welcome but you need to register by October 29th by emailing
ICN members – 4 euros, non-members 5 euros
Kino Special: Stories from Berlin @ Kino Rotterdam
Nov 2 – Dec 24 all-day

Exactly thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall KINO looks back at the city’s rich cinematic history through eight feature films, an epic television series and a riveting music documentary spanning over eight decades. Starting November 2nd we take a kaleidoscopic deep dive into a city that for better and for worse dictated the cultural agenda of a continent like no other city has done in the 20th century. In partnership with the Goethe Institute we bring you a selection of films that defined the many aspects of this sprawling metropole and its people.


All with English subtitles

Kunst in de Kazerne – Open Day at Krayenhoff barracks @ Krayenhoff barracks
Nov 2 – Nov 3 all-day
Kunst in de Kazerne - Open Day at Krayenhoff barracks @ Krayenhoff barracks | Nijmegen | Gelderland | Netherlands

Open Studios in the Krayenhoff barracks on 2 and November 3 
Every year in the month of October / November Krayenhoff barracks organizes the annual Open Studios, where visitors come to take a look at the studios of 38 artists. Get in touch with the artists, view the artwork and possibly buy some art. 

Le Marie Marché, French Market @ Het Plein
Nov 2 – Nov 3 all-day

Inspired by the dreamy atmosphere of French markets, Le Marie Marché will be organised on the Plein on the first weekend  of each month. With many delicious and beautiful wares.

The characteristic market is all about discovering and enjoying.

Something for everybody
At this special market you will find inviting food stalls with fantastic strawberries, organic cheeses, sweet delicacies, quality breads, Mediterranean treats and much more. There will also be numerous lifestyle stalls where you will find seasonal lifestyle articles and antiques and collectibles.

There is no better spot to do your shopping this weekend.

About Le Marie Marché
The businesses at the market will be divided into 4 different categories: Sweet & Juicy, Spicy & Salty, To Have & To Hold and Land & Sea.

More info
Le Marie Marché will be held from 11.00 to 18.00 hrs. on Saturday and Sunday on the Plein in The Hague.

More information can be found at

Popronde Rotterdam – Travelling music festival @ Varios locations
Nov 2 @ 01:30 – 12:00
Popronde Rotterdam - Travelling music festival @ Varios locations | Rotterdam | South Holland | Netherlands

Popronde is a travelling music festival. In Rotterdam 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.

LatinXpress (A bachata and salsa party) @ Grounds
Nov 2 @ 22:00 – Nov 3 @ 03:30

Every first Saturday of the month…..LatinXpress it is!
We start at 22.00h with a great line up.

Salsa room with DJ’s Donnie & Rojo
Bachata room with  DJ’s El Ché & Brian K
Catering: Huize Wekker (Surinam food)
Entree: € 10.-
Locatie: Grounds, Pieter de Hoochweg 125, Rotterdam
Parking freee after 18.00h

Atlantikwall Museum open on Sundays only @ Scheveningen
Nov 3 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.

Laan van Meerdervoort Run @ The Hague
Nov 3 all-day

 The Parnassia Laan van Meerdervoort Run in The Hague is a 5K and 10K running challenge through the city, dunes and beach taking place on Sunday, 3 November. Organisers expect more than 3,000 runners.

The Parnassia Laan van Meerdervoort Run in The Hague is a real challenge. The courses of 10K and 5K take runners along asphalt, dune paths and the beach. For children aged 5 to 12 there is a Kids Run of 1K and a 350-metre Peuterloop run for pre-schoolers.

A dose of energy is guaranteed by live music along the course and at the start and finish on the Deltaplein in Kijkduin.

The 5K run 10K run are open to both competitive as well as recreational runners. Both of these runs start at 13.00 hrs. In addition, company teams can participate in the Business Run.

Extra information
All runners will get a bib number with an integrated chip to register your running time. The course is traffic-free, safe and challenging. All participants will get a bottle to drink at the finish line and a special souvenir medal.

Starting times
11.45 hrs: Peuterloop (350 m)
12.00 hrs: Kids Run (1K)
12.30 hrs: Parnassia Laan van Meerdervoort Loop (5K)
13.15 hrs: Parnassia Laan van Meerdervoort Loop (10K)
Participation is open to everybody (ages 16 and up) and costs € 9.00 per person for the 5K run and € 12.50 for the 10K run if you register in advance. Online registration (in Dutch) is available until Friday, 1 November. You can also register on the day itself up to 30 minutes before the start of the race.


For more information and to view the race courses, visit the website of the Parnassia Laan van Meerdervoort Loop.

Sunday Market @ Cultuurpark Westergasfabriek
Nov 3 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.

Eastern Neighbours Film Festival @ Filmhuis Den Haag
Nov 6 – Nov 10 all-day

The Eastern Neighbours Film Festival (ENFF) presents the best recent films from East and Southeast Europe at the Filmhuis Den Haag from 6 to 10 November.

The ENFF strives to get the Dutch and international audience in the Netherlands acquainted with the cinema and culture of their eastern neighbours.

This edition of Eastern Neighbours Film Festival includes feature films, documentaries, short films and animations. Most of the selected films are Dutch premieres. Each year the film program is accompanied by several side events, designed to educate and initiate new partnerships. The presence of prominent guests, actors, directors, producers and their direct communication with the audience makes ENFF a worthwhile event for every participant and cinemagoer.

Through the screened films, organised classes and invited guests, the festival creates a cultural arena where people can come together, share positive messages and enjoy high quality cinema.

More info
The Eastern Neighbours Film Festival takes place from 6 to 10 November at Filmhuis Den Haag (Spui 191) in The Hague.

Check the website of  for more information about the programme and tickets.

Nature Talks Photo Festival @ ReeHorst
Nov 6 @ 14:56 – 15:56

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor nature talks 2019

Would you like to fully immerse yourself in the world of nature photography? Like to be inspired by more than 50 nature photographers from home and abroad? 

Then you should not miss the annual Nature Talks Photo Festival ! After the resounding success with 2984 visitors during the last edition  Nature Talks will be organized again on 9 and November 10, 2019 at the  ReeHorst in Ede.



Norwegian Christmas Market @ Sjømannskirken (Norwegian Church)
Nov 7 – Nov 17 all-day

Norwegian Christmas Market 2019 Rotterdam:
Noorse kerk, Westzeedijk 300, 3016AP Rotterdam

Here you can find original Norwegian sweaters, Christmas decorations, food products and more..

From 7 – 17 November:

Thursday 7 nov 10.00 – 18.00 uur
Friday 8 nov 10.00 – 18.00 uur
Saturdat 9 nov 10.00 – 17.00 uur
Sunday 10 nov 11.00 – 17.00 uurSaturday 16 nov 10.00 – 17.00 uur
Sunday 17 nov 11.00 – 17.00 uur

More information on

or Facebook:

Doesburg Jazz Festival @ various locations
Nov 8 – Nov 10 all-day

Ubbink Doesburg Jazz is a jazz festival in the second weekend of November with jazz concerts in a variety of musical styles, and against the backdrop of one of the most beautiful cities in the Netherlands, the Hanseatic town of Doesburg. All concerts are free of charge.

Please find the program here. There are various stages and you can find them here:

Hubs Immerse Festival @ De Nieuwe Regentes
Nov 8 – Nov 10 all-day

A sensational expedition through the former swimming pool De Nieuwe Regentes

After the extremely enthusiastic first edition in 2017, MEYER-CHAFFAUD presents the second HUBS Immersive Festival this fall: The Hague and international performing animals and artists take you on a sensational expedition through the former swimming pool De Nieuwe Regentes. Both before and behind the scenes of this special theater you will be immersed in a total experience full of (dance) performances and art installations.

The multidisciplinary HUBS Immersive festival welcomes a broad and curious audience. The makers focus on your sensory experience and the interaction with the works and their makers. Proven adventurous art installations and beautiful (dance) performances can be seen alongside brand-new works commissioned by the festival team. In collaboration with The Gray Space in the Middle, iii and ‘KABK Antenna’ Ludmila Rodrigues in The Hague you will get a very human art experience.

Buy a ticket for one of the three available time slots and let yourself be carried, transported and pleasantly surprised for about 2.5 hours!

Fri 8 Nov. | 8 p.m. | Tickets
Sat 9 Nov. | 4 p.m. Tickets
Sat 9 Nov. | 8:30 pm | Tickets

* Please note: due to the design of the festival, it is not optimally accessible for people in a wheelchair. Let us know that you are coming and we will provide a customized solution during your visit. After ordering your ticket, send an email to: .

Shimmy Shake Festival @ Maaspodium
Nov 8 – Nov 10 all-day

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor shimmy shake 2019

Shimmy Shake Festival invites you to experience the wonderful and fascinating world of Urban Fusion Belly dance, a modern and varied dance genre that integrates dance styles like Hip Hop, breakdance, Flamenco, modern jazz, Bollywood, Burlesque, with elements of the traditional belly dance.

Expect a varied programme with dance workshops for every level, shows, demonstrations and a cozy bazar with tasty snacks and free dance performances.

Watch the very best of the international fusion world at Shimmy Shake Festival. Stars like Ashley Lopez and the Nakari Tribe duo show their skills. Last year on Sunday there was an open stage with a great variety of dance styles and interpretations with vivid and colourful shows for the whole family.

Arab vibes
After the performances last year, you could stroll around an atmospheric bazar with snacks, drinks and shops. What the programme this year will be like hasn’t been announced yet. Check out the website and facebook pagina for more information and the latest updates.

Traditional music: Casa Lourdes Session @ Lourdeskerk
Nov 8 @ 18:00 – 23:00

The first edition of the Casa Lourdes Session will be a journey through the rich and ancient landscape of traditional Breton and Irish music in the Lourdeskerk Scheveningen on Friday, 8 November.

The Bretagne part of the Casa Lourdes Session will feature flute player Jean-Michel Veillon together with guitar virtuoso Yvon Riou. The Irish part of the session will feature another duo: David Munnelly on the button accordion and Joseph McNulty on fiddle and bodhrán (Irish percussion), both from County Mayo. Both duos will play a full set and the third set will have an open character so it will present a great occasion for improvisations from both sides.

A Casa Lourdes Session stands for fine and genuine music but also for fine and genuine food. Starting at 18.00 hrs. there will be an Italian buffet.

More info
The Casa Lourdes Session will take place from 18.00 to 23.00 hrs. on Friday, 8 November in the Lourdeskerk (2de Messtraat 108) in Scheveningen.

The evening costs € 35.00 and includes 2 enchanting concerts and an Italian buffet with coffee/tea and Panforte. Tickets can be booked via the following link:

More information can be found at

American Women’s Club Holiday Bazaar @ Hilton Hotel
Nov 9 – Nov 10 all-day

The American Women’s Club (AWC) of The Hague will be holding its annual Holiday Bazaar at the Marriot Hotel on 9 and 10 November. The AWC Holiday Bazaar is one of the club’s biggest fundraisers.

Santa and his elves have been busy organising a festive, fun-filled 2019 AWC Holiday Bazaar for the entire family. Whether you celebrate Sinterklaas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or Christmas, we invite you to join us. A superb way to begin your holiday season. Why travel to other Christmas Markets when we have one right here in our backyard?

High-quality goods

The Holiday Bazaar will feature a wide variety of international items and unique, handcrafted gifts galore. It will have a little of everything – baked goods, wine, essential oils, paintings, textiles, ceramics and jewelry to name a few.

More than 40 vendors will be on-site offering you many options for everyone on your gift list.

Children’s activities
In addition to children’s activities, designed to keep your children entertained while you shop, there will of course be the opportunity to take a picture with Santa.

About the AWC
The American Women’s Club of The Hague is an all-volunteer organisation which is well known for its philanthropy, contributing over € 1 million to breast cancer research and diagnosis in the Netherlands and over € 100,000 to autism concerns. The AWC Holiday Bazaar dates back to 1932 when it was opened by the Queen.

More info
The AWC Holiday Bazaar will be held from 11.00 to 17.00 hrs. on Saturday, 9 November and Sunday, 10 November at The Hague Marriott Hotel (Johan de Wittlaan 30) in The Hague.

Admission costs € 2.00 per person. Children under 12 years get free admission and they can also join the activities for € 5.00.


Cool Event Scheveningen 2019 @ Outside the Kurhaus
Nov 9 2019 – Jan 18 2020 all-day

This winter Scheveningen is again the place to be for the ultimate winter sport experience. From 09 November 2018 to 26 January 2019 The Hague’s beach resort will be transformed into a true winter wonderland called ‘Cool Event’.

Ice Expo Scheveningen
The ice sculpture exhibition is back again this year. You can come and admire the ice sculptures and also see how they are made. The Ice Expo can be found in the tent on the beach next to the Pier. From 7 December to 12 January. Admission costs € 10.00 for adults and € 650 for children.

Kurhausplein on Ice
In front of the famous Kurhaus Hotel you will find the beautiful 600 square metre covered ice skating rink. The skating rink is open every day from 10.00 to 22.00 hrs. There are other opening hours in effect during the public holidays on 24, 25 and 31 December and on 1 January.

Admission to the ice skating rink costs € 6.00. Skates are available for hire for € 5.00 a pair and you will also need to leave a deposit of € 10.00. Gloves or mittens are required.

A warm drink
Take a seat at one of the outdoor cafes (with heating) around the square and enjoy a delicious meal or glass of mulled wine or mug of hot chocolate. This winter the restaurants around the square are offering the Kurhausplein deal with meals and ice skating (including the skate rental).

More info
For the complete programme and prices visit the website at

GLOW 2019 Light Festival @ Eindhoven
Nov 9 – Nov 16 all-day

From 9 until 16 November 2019, Eindhoven will be all about Light Festival GLOW.

Opening hours:

Saturday : 18:30 – 24:00 hrs
Sunday – Thursday : 18:30 – 23:00 hrs
Friday and Saturday : 18:30 – 24:00 hrs

GLOW is a light art exhibition in the public space of Eindhoven of 35 famous national and international light artists. The light artworks are connected by a walking route. Besides the light artworks and numerous side events created by international light artists, there are also innovative, unique works of art that are created by (young) Eindhoven talent.

Theme 2019: Living Colors

Tickets are available for guided tours and Specials.