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Feb
15
Fri
Exhibition at Rijksmuseum: All the Rembrandts @ rijksmuseum
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Exhibition at Rijksmuseum: All the Rembrandts @ Rijksmuseum

Sketcher of selfies and etcher of Instagram stories – the first ever comprehensive display of Rembrandt’s work at the Rijksmuseum shows the ‘rebel’ 17th century artist in a new light.

The display, Alle Rembrandts, opens on Friday and runs until 10th June, and is predicted to be a blockbuster.

For the first time, the museum in Amsterdam is showing all of its 22 paintings, 60 drawings and the best prints of its 300 etchings by the Leiden-born artist Rembrandt van Rijn.

Many of these fragile pieces – which are displayed in a dramatic half-light– have been in storage waiting for the exhibition and will afterwards go back to recover.

Taco Dibbits, general director of the Rijksmuseum, predicts the exhibition showing Rembrandt’s keen observation of daily life as well as his power as a grandiose storyteller would strike a chord with the modern public.

‘The Rijksmuseum has the world’s largest and most representative oversight of Rembrandt’s work, and for the first time we are showing everything in the house,’ said Dibbits at a press viewing.

‘When you walk into this exhibition, you walk into Rembrandt’s life – Rembrandt the rebel, who does not follow the rules of art, who isn’t about beauty but about the raw reality. He draws all of us in our beauty, our ugliness, our imperfections, joy and grief.’

He said that he was personally most struck by the often tiny etches and drawings of Rembrandt, showing his bedroom, his wife Saskia in pregnancy and terminal sickness and – most of all – himself.

SELFIES
‘He draws himself like no other artist,’ said Dibbits, ‘with more selfies – if I could call them that – than you can imagine. He often “photographs” himself, and he was the first artist to put himself, his friends, and family, the landscape, even a shell, into an etching.’

Erik Hinterding, curator of the exhibition, said it aimed to display the engaging, personal quality of his work from quick sketches of funny faces to the human faces painted into imagined Biblical scenes.

‘He was a sort of Instagrammer,’ he said. ‘He made kind of snapshots of what was happening at home, with his wife Saskia [sick] in bed: no artist before him had let us into his bedroom, and it really touches you. It’s so personal.’

The exhibition is organised in two halves: the first, focusing on Rembrandt’s observations of people and everyday life from his father and mother to a random man, woman and child urinating in public. The second shows how he dramatised these real faces into grand scenes from the Bible and large-scale paintings.

SKIRT
His sketches and etchings – works needled into a copper plate, treated with acid and then printed – are often tiny. Some show him pulling faces, visages lined with wrinkles or salacious images – a man looking up a woman’s skirt, or a woman sitting naked with a man’s hat on the table beside her.

According to Dibbits, this mixture of observation of the ordinary plus extraordinary ability is what makes Rembrandt’s art so ‘recognisable’. ‘Rembrandt is for everyone – it’s for the world.’

The display is part of a series of exhibitions across the Netherlands in honour of the artist, 350 years after his death. The Rijksmuseum has also published its first biography, aiming to tell a fact-based tale of the life of the ‘rebel’ and miller’s son alongside his works.

Visitors can listen to an audio explanation of the new show in four languages via the museum’s app as well as through conventional devices.

Source: dutchnews.nl

Apr
1
Mon
Tulip Festival @ various locations in amsterdam
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Tulip Festival @ various locations in Amsterdam  | Amsterdam | North Holland | Netherlands

The month of April will see tulips of various varieties blooming in beds and pots at 85 locations around the city of Amsterdam. For instance, there are tulips in the fountain on the Museumplein, alongside the roads on Van der Pekstraat in Noord, on the wharves outside the Eye film museum and Nemo, the science museum. One tulip bulb has been planted for every resident of Amsterdam, which comes down to 800.000!!

Various locations, Amsterdam, April 1 until April30.

A festival guide can be bought for 2 Euro at various informationpoints, you can find them on http://www.tulpfestival.com/

Apr
5
Fri
Delft Moves Festival @ theater de veste
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Delft Moves Festival @ Theater de Veste

The annual Delft Moves festival is coming, and the Theater de Veste is going to be all about dance. A large number of partners, including Delft voor Elkaar, House of Styles and Dance Project, have joined forces to get young Delft moving during the festival, beforehand in the neighbourhoods and at the schools.

World Cup breakdance heroes come to Delft

The Ruggeds will open the Delft Moves festival on Friday 5 April. These breakdance heroes mix music, acrobatics, humor and dance into a stunning show. The international press is also enthusiastic: “Quite a rush to experience,” says The Guardian. “Kept topping their energy,” praised The New York Times. Tip: go to the special workshop before the festival which will be given as a warm up by the group’s dancers on Saturday 30 March in Theater de Veste.

Participate, watch and enjoy

Saturday afternoon April 6 is the stage for young Delft during the “Local Talent Stage”. You can participate in cool dance workshops, an “open floor” and there are a series of battles. Including the Peanut Battle for little ones between the ages of 4 and 7, the Kids Battle and the Junior Battle. As icing on the cake at the end of the afternoon more than a hundred children from seven different Delft neighborhoods perform. The dance party is concluded with performances by top dancers Shane Boers (among others, finalist Red Bull BC One) and Justen Beer (among others winner of “Everybody Dance Now”).

“A Bengali firework of pointed variations” – de Volkskrant

Meet the stars of the future in a program that combines classical ballet at the highest level with works by the idiosyncratic choreographers Daniela Cardim, Wubkje Kuindersma and Milena Sidorova. On Sunday 7 April we will close the Delft Moves festival with the Junior Company of the famous National Ballet. Prior to the performance “Unboxing Ballet” the company shows a peek into the kitchen; you can attend a ballet class for free.

Jump, run and especially dance (!) To Theater de Veste. Order your tickets now for the different parts. For the first two days (5 and 6 April) it is possible to purchase an attractive combination ticket for young people at € 17.50. You can find more information on the website.

Apr
6
Sat
Biggest Flea Market @ ij hallen
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Great sales and a great atmosphere at the Ij Hallen Flea Market

The IJ-Hallen is the biggest and most unique flea market in Europe and is located in the most densely populated area of The Netherlands. Because of the size of the market, supply and demand are perfectly balanced and you will have a great chance of finding what you are looking for. The IJ-Hallen is recommended to anyone who loves flea markets and great bargains.

Free parking
There is a free parking opportunity opposite to Papaverweg 50, 1032 KJ Amsterdam. From there you can go to the IJ-Hallen via the bridge by foot. It will be appoximately a 3-minute walk. Another option is parking closer to the market. However, parking fees are required there for visitors, which cost from 9am € 1,30 per hour and €7,80 a daycard. The choice is yours. The free NDSM-ferry from Amsterdam Central Station makes your visit definitely worthwhile.
Entrance fee is € 5,00 and only € 2,00 for kids aged 11 or younger.

Duinenmars – Hike through the Dunes @ kijkduin
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Duinenmars - Hike through the Dunes @ Kijkduin | Den Haag | Zuid-Holland | Netherlands

Experience The Hague’s spectacular nature and get some exercise during the 68th annual Duinenmars on 6 and 7 April.

Participants in the Duinenmars can choose to walk 5, 10, 15, 25 and 40 kilometres. You can walk these distances on Saturday and/or Sunday. Proceeds from the Duinenmars go to Scouting in South Holland and to handicapped children.

Distances and starting times
Distances Starting times
5 km * 9.00 to 15.00 hrs.
10 km * and 15 km 9.00 to 14.00 hrs.
25 km 8.30 to 11.00 hrs.
40 km 8.00 to 10.00 hrs.
Distances Starting times
* Also suitable for participants with baby buggies and wheelchairs.

The start desk closes on both days at 17.00 hrs.

Medals
All participants who complete a walk for the first time or who are back for an anniversary walk (for example, for the 5th or 10th time) will receive a medal. All other participants receive a number corresponding to the number of times they have taken part in the event. Groups with a minimum of a 12 people are eligible for a group’s prize.

Route booklets
Booklets with the various walking routes will be on sale and can be used to collect stamps for the various distances. For distances of 10 kilometres and more, an I.V.V. stamp will be given.

More info
All of the various walks begin and end at the car park on the Machiel Vrijenhoeklaan in Kijkduin. This start can easily be reached by public transportation with Bus 23, 24 and 26.

The cost to participate is € 4.00 per person with a medal and € 3.00 per person without a medal.

For more information about the annual walking event, please visit the website of the Duinenmars.

IamExpat Fair @ westergasfabriek
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IamExpat Fair @ Westergasfabriek | Amsterdam | Noord-Holland | Netherlands

We are pleased to announce the IamExpat Fair Amsterdam 2019, which will take place on Saturday April 6 at Amsterdam’s Westergasfabriek.

The meeting place for expats and local businesses
The IamExpat Fair is designed to support internationals in the Netherlands, providing them with everything they need in one location, on one day!

Running from 10am to 5pm in the Zuiveringshal West at Westergasfabriek, this free single-day event will host stands from dozens of companies and organisations working in housing, careers, education, expat services, health & leisure and family needs.

Free workshops and presentations will be happening throughout the day at Het Ketelhuis, North Sea Jazz Club and the Werkkamer.

At the IamExpat Fair in Amsterdam you can:
– Get assistance to find a rental property or understand Dutch mortgages
– Meet with recruiters and companies that are hiring
– Attend workshops about living and working in the Netherlands
– Learn about advancing your career through professional development
– Benefit from many special offers
– Find local health and lifestyle organisations
– Bring the whole family; there’s a play space for kids provided by Hestia Kinderopvang
– Connect with like-minded locals and expats from around the world

Sponsors of the IamExpat Fair Amsterdam 2018 include:
ABN AMRO International Clients, Booking.com, Nyenrode Business University, Expat Mortgages, UvA Talen, Lassus Tandartsen, Projob, Poundwise and Voorma & Millenaar.

Hipfest Pop Festival @ scheveningen
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Hipfest Pop Festival @ Scheveningen  | Den Haag | Zuid-Holland | Netherlands

HipFest pop festival
The free pop music festival HipFest takes place in Scheveningen village on Saturday, 6 April. The Keizerstraat will be bursting at the seams when nearly 30 mainly local bands take to the stage.

HipFest is back with live music at 6 venues in the Keizerstraat in Scheveningen village. Organisers of the HipFest have 1 big goal: to bring more live music to Scheveningen. Both established names as well as up-and-coming bands and young talent will take to the stage.

The programme is broad and should appeal to all kinds of musical tastes from indie rock, alternative rock and garage rock to reggae, Americana, folk and singer-songwriter.

More info
The HipFest will take place from 19.00 to 3.30 hrs. on Saturday, 6 April at participating venues in and around the Keizerstraat in Scheveningen.

Entrance is free of charge.

More information can be found at hipfest.nl and the Facebook page of HipFest.

Apr
7
Sun
Atlantikwall Museum open on Sundays only @ scheveningen
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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.

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Prins Hendrik Spring Festival @ prins hendrikstraat
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Prins Hendrik Spring Festival @ Prins Hendrikstraat  | Den Haag | Zuid-Holland | Netherlands

Prins Hendrik Spring Festival

Sunday the 7th of April is the first party of the year in the Prins Hendrikstraat! We celebrate the spring, live music, good food and drinks, merry-go-round and old Dutch games and, of course, a local market.

Mega flea market @ nordplein
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Flea market on Noordplein in Rotterdam on Sunday 7 April from 9 – 10 am.

https://www.facebook.com/events/376867356424709/

Apr
8
Mon
National Museum Week @ 400 museums
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National Museum Week @ 400 Museums | Netherlands

About National Museum Week 2019

During National Museum Week 2019 over 400 museums throughout the Netherlands participate in a celebration of the country’s rich cultural capital by offering special entry fees and organising various activities.

During this week, many museums choose to grant access at a discount or even for free.

This year’s theme

This year’s theme is “Our real gold”, inspiring museums to show off their true treasures and showpieces. Museums revive the past by storing and exhibiting the world’s treasures, offering us an escape from our daily fast-paced routines.

Throughout the museums, seven real golden treasures are flaunted as this year’s grand attraction.

Museum card

If this week leaves you hungry for more, you may be interested in purchasing one of the many useful cultural cards and passes the Netherlands has to offer; the museum card. This card costs 64,90 Euros per year for adults, and allows you free access at a large number of museums in the Netherlands.

 

 

Apr
9
Tue
Praatcafe – Dutch Borrel (Speaking Dutch event) @ citizen m
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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 organize a regular “borrel” (drinks) on every second  Tuesday of the month, from 19.30 to 22h. During the borrel the only language spoken is Dutch.

 

 

Apr
10
Wed
Sport Film Festival @ lantarenvenster
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Sport Film Festival @ LantarenVenster | Rotterdam | Zuid-Holland | Netherlands

Sportfilmfestival Rotterdam from Thursday April 10th till Saturday April 14th, 2019, it is the fifth edition of the Sportfilmfestival Rotterdam taking place in LantarenVenster.

Sport and culture are two of Rotterdams most important departments. The Sports Film Festival is a great example of how the two can be combined.

During this film festival, you can spend the weekend enjoying beautiful films and documentaries about professional and amateur athletes.
The AD Sportfilmfestival Rotterdam uses an artistic and cultural program to expose the essence of sports. Featuring stories shown on the silver screen, talk shows and more.

 

Apr
12
Fri
Kings’ Day Fair @ malieveld
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Kings' Day Fair @ Malieveld | Den Haag | Zuid-Holland | Netherlands

The Hague’s King’s Fair
The King’s Fair (Koningskermis) is in town from 12 to 28 April. Come and celebrate King’s Day in The Hague at a traditional Dutch fun fair.

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You can enjoy traditional fairground entertainment on the Malieveld.

Among the 60 rides and attractions are the super fast rides Bugs & Bees, Breakdance, Discovery, Funhouse, the Booster Maxx, the Rainforest Labyrinth, the Wipp, the spinning octopus the Turbo Polyp, Thriller and good old-fashioned bumper cars.

Even small children will have plenty to do, like the mini motorcycles and the min cars. They can also take their parents along for a visit to the haunted house. Or they can try walking on water without getting wet in the inflatable water balls. This new attraction is a favourite among young and old.

Of course tasty fancy fair treats such as candy floss, cinnamon sticks, Dutch doughnuts (oliebollen) and poffertjes will be on sale.

Frederik Hendrikplein
There will also be a smaller fancy fair on the Frederik Hendrikplein from 19 April until 5 May.

Opening times
The Hague’s King’s Fair on Malieveld is open daily from 13.00 to 23.00 hrs. (until midnight on Friday and Saturday and until 1.00 hrs. on 26 April) from 12 to 28 April. It will be open from 11.00 to midnight on 27 April.

There will also be a fireworks display every Saturday at 22.00 hrs.

For more information go to www.kermisdenhaag.nl.

The Hague Freedom Weeks @ various places in the hague
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The Hague Freedom Weeks @ Various Places in The Hague | The Hague | South Holland | Netherlands

The Hague Freedom Weeks
In the weeks leading up to the Liberation Festival on 5 May, The Hague will be filled with the spirit of freedom. The city will be organising some 50 activities during The Hague Freedom Weeks from Friday, 12 April to Friday, 10 May.

After all, our freedom is precious and must not be taken for granted. And it should be continuously safeguarded and discussed.

Some 35 Hague organisations, including the Humanity House and ProDemos, will be joining forces to provide an interesting programme during the Freedom Weeks. Activities will be organised around the themes of liberty, peace, justice, democracy and the rule of law.

Organisers will place the focus on the importance of freedom through a range of debates, walking tours and exhibitions to films, lectures, dance performances and concerts. Many of the activities are suitable for people who do not speak Dutch.

More info
More information about the programme can be found at www.bevrijdingsfestivaldenhaag.nl.

 

Source: Gemeente Den Haag

World Press Photo Festival @ westergasfabriek
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World Press Photo Festival @ Westergasfabriek | Amsterdam | Noord-Holland | Netherlands

The World Press Photo Festival 2019 takes place at Amsterdam’s Westergasfabriek on Friday 12 and  Saturday 13 April from 10:00-22:00 daily.

You can expect a vibrant program of presentations, meetups and workshops featuring special guests including award-winning visual journalists.

Your ticket will also give you access to our partner locations De Nieuwe Kerk, Foam, Huis Marseille and Het Ketelhuis.

Find out more at festival.worldpressphoto.org

Spring Beer Festival @ grote markt
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Spring Beer Festival @ Grote Markt

As lovers of tasty, expertly brewed specialty beer, the Dutch must be looking forward to the Lentebier festival at Grote Markt. Twelve high-quality brewers from all over the country are on tap to present their most impressive brews to the public. It promises to be a great event with specialty beers that simply cannot be found elsewhere!
TASTING
Specialty beer tasting is done from 15cl glasses. so that guests can properly assess the different brews, because it’s all about discovering and experiencing special Dutch barley beer. This is accompanied with delicious food and classic vinyl records. In short: all the ingredients for a great start to spring!

Participating brewers

Kompaan Bier | vandeStreek beer Frontaal Brewery | De Molen Brewery | DAVO Brewery Deventer | Jopen | Two Chefs Brewing | Bird Brewery Oedipus Brewing Owl Brewing Company | Brouwerij Troost

Tasting glass: 5 Euro and coins 2.5 Euro

Friday from 14 – 23 and Saturday from 13 – 23

CAFÉS AND RESTAURANTS ON THE GROTE MARKT
There are various restaurants and cafés on Grote Markt, including De Zwarte Ruiter, Zèta, Boterwaag and Vavoom Tikiroom and around the corner from Rootz. In the summer, the square turns into a large terrace that is visited by many. On the Grote Markt, however, you can not only enjoy cozy food and drinks: in the Pop District , especially in the summer months, many free performances by bands and acts are given.

Apr
13
Sat
Day of The Hague History (Dag van de Haagse Geschiedenis) @ plein
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Day of The Hague History (Dag van de Haagse Geschiedenis) @ Plein  | Den Haag | Zuid-Holland | Netherlands

History of The Hague Day
The free History of The Hague Day (Dag van de Haagse Geschiedenis) takes place on Saturday, 13 April. Take part in one of the many activities and discover the rich history of The Hague.

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More than 30 museums, historical institutes and volunteer groups are participating in the History of The Hague Day. Participating organisations will highlight The Hague of the 17th century. They will organise all kinds of activities such as city walks, guided tours, lectures, boat trips, driving tours and workshops.

Golden history
This year’s theme is ‘gold’, inspired by Rembrandt and the Golden Age. This year special attention will be given to William of Orange. As Father of the Nation, William has been standing on his pedestal on the Plein since 1848. An enormous platform during the Golden History of The Hague Day will allow everyone to gaze into the statesman’s eyes.

English programme
This year organisers are making an effort to include non-Dutch speakers, with an extensive programme for English-speaking people. Meanwhile children can take part in all kinds of fun activities on the Plein like playing old Dutch games such as marbles, stilt walking, spinning tops and shuffleboard.

All English-language activities can be found on the website of the event.

Plein: main location
The main location for the day is the Plein where you can visit a historical market, pick up tickets for activities, enjoy a snack and listen to live music.

The participating organisations will present themselves there in the information market. Starting at 11.00 hrs. you can collect your tickets at the various booths to take part in some of the (mostly) free events on a first-come first-served basis.

The organised walks and (boat) tours take between 30 minutes and 1 hour. Check the programme for exact details.

More info
The day’s programme lasts from 11.00 to 16.00 hrs. on Saturday, 13 April.

The day is mostly free of charge, but some activities will charge a small fee. Make sure you pick up your tickets at the stands of the participating organisations on the Plein. For the children’s activities you can pick up a free ‘strippenkaart’ at the information booth of The Hague Municipal Archives or at Cafe Het Kippenhok in the big tent.

Take a look at the full programme on dagvandehaagsegeschiedenis.nl

Flowerparade @ bollenstreek
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Flowerparade @ Bollenstreek | Lisse | Zuid-Holland | Netherlands

Flower parade
13/04/2019
Enjoy the bulb growing area’s unique flower parade! Colourful floats covered in bulb flowers such as hyacinths, tulips and daffodils will parade past you. The theme for the 2019 flower parade is: ”Changing World”.

On Saturday 13 April, the 72nd edition of the Bollenstreek [bulb growing area] Bloemencorso will follow a 40 km route from Noordwijk to Haarlem. Around 15:30 the flower parade will pass Keukenhof along the road on the main car park side which will have been rechristened the Keukenhofboulevard. You can view the bloemencorso along the road that passes Keukenhof’s main entrance. After which you can continue your visit to Keukenhof.

Please note it will be very busy in and around Keukenhof and roads will be closed from approximately 13h00 to 17h30. You will not be able to access or leave Keukenhof’s parking during this time. We recommend that you arrive at Keukenhof before 11h00.

More information on the Bloemencorso at www.bloemencorso-bollenstreek.nl.

King’s Day Fun Fair @ schiehaven
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King's Day Fun Fair @ Schiehaven | Rotterdam | Zuid-Holland | Netherlands

The annual King’s Day fun fair always guarantees fun for all ages, from exciting rides and rollercoasters, to stands with sweet and delicious treats, to merry-go-rounds that are sure to delight the children.

Location is Schiehaven, in Rotterdam

Secondhand Book Fair @ anglican church st john and st philip
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Secondhand book fair at Anglican Church
A secondhand book fair will be held at the Anglican Church of St John & St Philip on Saturday, 13 April.

A huge selection of secondhand books will be on sale at bargain prices in a wide variety of languages including English, French, German and Dutch. Categories of books available include, travel, cooking, fiction and gardening as well as hobby and technical books on a variety of subjects.

A good selection of children’s books will also be on sale as well as videos, CDs, etc. Coffee, tea and cakes and homemade jams will also be available.

All proceeds of the Book Fair will be credited to the general budget of the church, which in addition to funding the general running expenses of the church is also used for supporting local and international charities.

More info
The book fair will be held in the Church Hall from 10.30 to 14.30 hrs. on Saturday, 13 April. The church is located at Ary van der Spuyweg 1/Riouwstraat 2 (close to the Scheveningseweg). Admission is free.

For more information, please phone tel. (070) 355 53 59 or visit the website of the Church of St. John & St. Philip

The Hague English Comedy Nights @ theater branoul
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Come along to the next edition of The Hague English Comedy Night with a number of stand-up comedians from around the world performing in English. The next show is on Saturday, 13 April at Theater Branoul.

Canadian comedian Joe Eagan brings different comedians to The Hague from around the world to entertain you in English. The monthly comedy series is organised by InternationalComedians.com.

Each show has 2 headliner professional acts, an MC and sometimes surprise support acts.

Comedians
The funny people in April are:

Main act:
Rory O’Hanlon (Ireland) – Rory’s observational syle of of comedy has made him a instant hit with crowds up and down the country. Rory performs at every venue in Ireland from the world famous Comedy Cellar, the International, Laughter Lounge, The Empire Belfast while also becoming a firm favourite in the legendary Stand in both Glasgow and Edinburgh where hes has performed at The Best of Irish at the Edinburgh Fringe for the last 3 years.

Feature support:
Pauly Russell (Scotland) – While Pauly Russell views himself a complex, philosophical and well-considered man, those who know him describe him as a belligerent drunk Scottish ass. This conflict of self-identity, mixed with his harsh reality, at least enables him to muse in a relatively entertaining fashion on the various happenings and mishappenings of his life.

Bonus act (only 19.00 and 21.00 hrs. showtimes)
Kendra Borgen (USA) – Born into a Reagan-era hunter-gatherer society in Alaska, Kendra started playing saxophone at age 8 inspired by the musical stylings of Lisa Simpson. After surviving the treacherous journey down the infamous Alaskan-Canadian hi-way to study music in Oregon, she finally left the US in 2004 in search of a better life and bought a 1-way ticket to Amsterdam. In the need to pay rent, she started guiding people around the city and now performs comedy by night.

+ house MC Joe Eagan (Canada)

More info
You can choose from 3 different show times for The Hague English Comedy Night: either at 15.00 hrs., 19.00 hrs. or at 21.00 hrs. on Saturday, 13 April in Theater Branoul (Maliestraat 12) in The Hague. You can mingle and enjoy pre-show drinks in the adjacent bar Speaker Corner.

Tickets cost € 15.00 in advance and € 18.50 at the door. You can reserve your tickets in advance through the website of Theater Branoul. A dinner and show package are also available.

More information on the Facebook page of English Comedy Hague.

Just Kidding Comedy Rotterdam @ cafe stalles
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Just Kidding Comedy Rotterdam @ Cafe Stalles | Rotterdam | Zuid-Holland | Netherlands

March March Everybody March to the Laughter and the March Edition of Just Kidding Comedy Rotterdam! Saturday April 13th @ 8:00pm at Cafe Stalles in Rotterdam!

This month we welcome Raul Kohli (UK) and Andy Valvur (USA) plus your MC Carly Baker (USA). **This show is entirely in ENGLISH**

Saturday, April 13th, 2019
8:00pm Show / 7:15 pm Doors
Cafe Stalles
Nieuwe Binnenweg 11A
3014 GA Rotterdam

BUY TICKETS HERE

Online price : 12Euro
Online Student price: 9.99Euro
Door ticket price: 15 Euro (CASH only)
Door Student price: 12Euro (CASH only + ID)

See you all there!!!!

Apr
14
Sun
Atlantikwall Museum open on Sundays only @ scheveningen
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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.

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Home Made Market – on tour @ delft
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Home Made Market - on tour @ Delft | Delft | Zuid-Holland | Netherlands

The Home Made on the Market in Delft on Sunday 14th April, 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/

 

No Worries BBQ Festival @ van nelle factory
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No Worries BBQ Festival @ Van Nelle Factory

The festival offers a program full of activities for young and old. Follow workshops and masterclasses, visit the demonstrations and meet your Smokey Goodness Pitmaster heroes. Enjoy live music while enjoying all the beverages at the festival.

Pitmaster heroes, food and drinks, workshops and masterclasses, kids entertainment, live music

Jord Althuizen & the Smokey Crew release their fifth book! The No Worries BBQ festival offers the perfect opportunity to get a first copy and taste the dishes from the book. The new book contains timeless favorites such as ribs, burgers and tips for a quick summer barbecue.

 

 

Swan Market @ het plein
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Swan Market @ Het Plein | Den Haag | 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.

From 11 to 17 h on Het Plein in Den Haag

 

Apr
18
Thu
Motel Mozaïque festival @ various locations
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Motel Mozaïque festival @ Various Locations  | Rotterdam | South Holland | Netherlands

18 – 20 April 2019 ROTTERDAM

In 2019 the Motel Mozaïque Festival will take place on Thursday 18, Friday 19 and Saturday 20 April, in different venues in the amazing center of Rotterdam. The 19th edition of the festival will bring you exciting (new) artists in performance and art, but most of all a shitload of music!

Three days, all dedicated to new encounters. Some more awkward than others.

We’ll take you on a road to self-discovery. Your favorite music, art, interesting performances and street art. We dare you to get to know yourself, by doing things you wouldn’t normally do. Discover the beauty of opposites, the unknown.

Motel Mozaïque’s line-up is bursting with both new talent, and some more renowned names. We constantly aim for fruitful collaborations between music and performance. A Rotterdam based orchestra with a German techno DJ, a South-American percussionist with a Scandinavian singer-songwriter. Clashes that lead to a long-term memory and partnership.

Apr
19
Fri
BonFire Beach Fest @ scheveningen beach
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BonFire Beach Fest @ Scheveningen Beach | Den Haag | Netherlands

The Hague, the only large Dutch city at sea, celebrates the summer with BonFire Beach Fest, a large multiple day event that will put Scheveningen on fire. From 20 til 22 April, the beach changes into a large open and free festival area. Young and old will be entertained with several cultural, musical, culinary and sport activities. Next to the Pier there wil be a Music Stage with awesome performances. Near beach club WIJ you will find Festival Village with different sport and game activities. On the Zwarte Pad there will be Campfire Sessions by Night by singer-songwriters.

 

Festival Paaspop @ de molenheide
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Festival Paaspop @ De Molenheide | Schijndel | Noord-Brabant | Netherlands

Paaspop is a three-day music festival that takes place every year during the Easter weekend in the Dutch Schijndel (North Brabant). In 1974  it was organized for the first time.

You can buy tickets for one day but also for the entire weekend and stay there on  the campsite.