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1
Jul
1
Sun
Dordtse Boekenmarkt – Book Market @ Historical Center of Dordrecht
Jul 1 all-day
Dordtse Boekenmarkt - Book Market @ Historical Center of Dordrecht | Dordrecht | South Holland | Netherlands

Sunday 1 july the 22nd bookmarket will be held in Dordrechts’ historical centre. From 10 – 17.00 you can stroll along 500 book stalls, enjoy a drink on one of the many terraces and enjoy the musical and literary entertainment.

 

Jul
13
Fri
Big Rivers Music Festival @ City Centre of Dordrecht
Jul 13 – Jul 15 all-day

Three days of Big Rivers Music in Dordrecht. There will be 10 stages (indoor and outdoor) in the city centre of Dordrecht.  Have a beer and something to eat and enjoy the music of Big Rivers.

Please find the programme for the three days here

 

Jul
14
Sat
Rastaplas Reggae Festival @ Noord AA Lakes
Jul 14 – Jul 15 all-day

On Saturday and Sunday 14 and 15 July, the Rastaplas Reggae Festival will hold it’s 15th annual festival with artists from within The Netherlands and overseas bringing unique vibes to the Noord AA beach in Zoetermeer.

Please find the line up here: http://rastaplas.nl/lineup/

Children are also most welcome, with special activities to keep them entertained.

Come and enjoy some great reggae music with your bare feet in the water, chill out on the sand, or relax on the grass with a drink and a snack. There is lots to do at the 2018 Rastaplas Reggae Festival.

Rastaplas Reggae Festival @ Noord AA Lakes
Jul 14 – Jul 15 all-day
Rastaplas Reggae Festival @ Noord AA Lakes | Zoetermeer | Zuid-Holland | Netherlands

On Saturday and Sunday 14 and 15 July, the Rastaplas Reggae Festival will hold it’s 15th annual festival with artists from within The Netherlands and overseas bringing unique vibes to the Noord AA beach in Zoetermeer.

Please find the line up here: http://rastaplas.nl/lineup/

Children are also most welcome, with special activities to keep them entertained.

Come and enjoy some great reggae music with your bare feet in the water, chill out on the sand, or relax on the grass with a drink and a snack. There is lots to do at the 2018 Rastaplas Reggae Festival.

Jul
20
Fri
Stompwijkse Paardendagen (Horse Days) @ Stompwijk
Jul 20 – Jul 23 all-day

During Stompwijkse Horse Days the equestrian sport is the central focal point, but there is more entertainment for all. For the kids there will be a fun fair for four days, with a wide number of attractions. On Saturday afternoon, there is the Stompwijkse country living FAIR and Saturday night there will be WhipeOut competition.

On Sunday the popular pony racing will take place. The little ones can already prepare for a career in pony racing, because during the break they can practice on donkeys.

The absolute highlight of the Stompwijkse Horse Days is the Harness Racing (horses race at a specific gait and they usually pull a two-wheeled cart called a sulky), loved by owners, pikeurs and spectators.

There will be fireworks at the end of the 4 days!

Jul
25
Wed
Hortus Festival (Classical Music) @ Botanical Gardens of Amsterdam, Leiden, Rotterdam, Utrecht
Jul 25 – Aug 11 all-day

This festival of classical music takes place in the Netherlands’ most beautiful botanical gardens in Amsterdam, Leiden, Utrecht, Wageningen and Rotterdam .  On the programme there is music by Schumann, Chausson, Schoenberg, Listz and Mendelssohn from the Hortus String Ensemble.

Locations:

Hortus Botanicus, Amsterdam; De Oude Hortus, Utrecht; Hortus Botanicus, Leiden; Hortus Haren, Belmonte Arboretum Wageningen, Swedish Church in Rotterdam

July 25  until August 11. www.hortusfestival.nl

Hortus Festival (Classical Music) @ Botanical Gardens of Amsterdam, Leiden, Rotterdam, Utrecht
Jul 25 – Aug 11 all-day
Hortus Festival (Classical Music) @ Botanical Gardens of Amsterdam, Leiden, Rotterdam, Utrecht | Netherlands

This festival of classical music takes place in the Netherlands’ most beautiful botanical gardens in Amsterdam, Leiden, Utrecht, Wageningen and Rotterdam .  On the programme there is music by Schumann, Chausson, Schoenberg, Listz and Mendelssohn from the Hortus String Ensemble.

Locations:

Hortus Botanicus, Amsterdam; De Oude Hortus, Utrecht; Hortus Botanicus, Leiden; Hortus Haren, Belmonte Arboretum Wageningen, Swedish Church in Rotterdam

July 25  until August 11. www.hortusfestival.nl

Sep
2
Sun
Flower Parade Zundert @ Zundert
Sep 2 – Sep 3 all-day
Flower Parade Zundert @ Zundert  | Zundert | North Brabant | Netherlands

Every year, scores of volunteers bundle their efforts to build the most dazzling floral floats full of gorgeous dahlias to participate in the Zundert Bloemencorso, or Flower Parade. If you’ve got a soft spot for flowers, this is one event you do not want to miss!
The world’s biggest flower parade.
The Zundert Flower Parade dates all the way back to 1936.
Visit the Zundert Flower Parade and marvel at the magnificent floats.

The Zundert Flower Parade has been turning the town upside down since 1936. Around twenty hamlets build the best floats they can in order to establish their name at the flower parade of Zundert. The flower parade uses only dahlias. After a whole year of work and preparations, the parade is celebrated on the first Sunday of September. The colorful creations of the Zundert Flower Parade attract tens of thousands of visitors every year.
Music and celebration
During the Zundert Flower Parade, the town pulls out all the stops. On Sunday and Monday, there are all kinds of music and theater performances for your enjoyment. The local bars and restaurants join in with special offers and activities. Zundert is on the border with Belgium, so the flower parade is a wonderful outing for both Dutch and Belgians

Sep
7
Fri
Strandwal Festival – Music Festival @ Rijswijk Centre
Sep 7 – Sep 9 all-day
Strandwal Festival - Music Festival @ Rijswijk Centre | Rijswijk | Zuid-Holland | Netherlands

Strandwal Festival in Rijswijk from 7 to 9 September. A weekend filled with the sound of musicians and joy. Art, culture and sports come together in a great three day programme. This is a chance for local musicians, dancers and theatre groups to meet and perform on several stages in Rijswijk.

The  10th edition of annual Strandwal Festival will be held on 7, 8 and 9 September. The festival aims to showcase Rijswijk at its best. During the Strandwal Festival you can be acquainted with the many activities that many Rijswijkse organizations offer in the field of (international) culture, art, sport and social support.

On Saturday, the Van Vredenburchweg converts into Strandwalboulevard with a festival market. On Saturday evening, is “Strandwal by night” a big party in the Rijswijkse bos and the festival concludes on Sunday with a family day at the children’s farm Het Akkertje.

All free of charge!

For more information and timings of the events please visit: www.strandwalfestival.nl

Sep
15
Sat
Pick your own appels @ Olmenhorst Apple Farm
Sep 15 – Oct 28 all-day
Pick your own appels @ Olmenhorst Apple Farm | Lisserbroek | North Holland | Netherlands

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

 

Opening hours until 28th October:

Wednesday from 13.00-17.00

Saturday from  10.00-17.00 uur

Sunday from 10.00-17.00 uur

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

And for the other part of the country 20-28 October it is open everyday from 10-17.00

Sep
28
Fri
Living Statues by night @ City Center Ede
Sep 28 – Sep 30 all-day
Living Statues by night @ City Center Ede | Ede | Gelderland | Netherlands

 

Statues By Night Ede – September 28 | Living statue performances by some of the world’s greatest, together with street artists, local artists, children and amateurs. This is a magnificent spectacle with amazing light and sound.

Oct
1
Mon
Leiden’s Ontzet (Leiden’s Deliverance) @ Leiden
Oct 1 – Oct 3 all-day

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

https://3october.nl/programma?date=2018-10-03

 

Oct
5
Fri
Furieade Maassluis – Harbour Festival @ Maassluis Harbour
Oct 5 @ 16:00 – Oct 7 @ 18:00
Furieade Maassluis - Harbour Festival @ Maassluis Harbour | Maassluis | Zuid-Holland | Netherlands

Furieade is a harbour festival that features historical boats in the harbour of Maassluis and takes place from  Friday 5 to Sunday 7 of October.

Ships, steam boats, steam train, conviviality, artists, demonstrations, a big outdoor market  and much more is going on around the inner harbour and the historical centre.  Have a look for the entire programme on:
Oct
20
Sat
17th Dutch Design Week @ Various locations
Oct 20 – Oct 28 all-day

Dutch Design Week (DDW) is a nine-day long celebration of Dutch design during which interesting works and projects are showcased in the city of Eindhoven spread across 110 venues.

Dutch Design Week offers a vast programme including exhibitions, presentations, experiments, seminars, lectures, workshops, meet ‘n greets, parties and food and drinks.

For 9 whole days, DDW boosts 110 locations, presenting the processes, experiments and ideas, answers and solutions thought up by 2600 designers. Come and be amazed, surprised or astonished. Ask yourself new questions, draw inspiration for your own answers and allow the power of design to convince you.

The theme: “If not us, then who?”

› Strijp Area
Open daily from 11am to 6pm
At the Strijp-S terrain talented and renowned trade and industry designers, as well as numerous educational institutions present themselves in an industrial setting with a strong business character.

› Central Area
Open daily from 11am to 6pm
The inner city of Eindhoven hosts conceptual and innovative design, dazzling designer collectives and various cultural institutions that showcase their works.

East Area
Open daily from 2pm to 9pm (from 12am in the weekend)
On the outskirts of the city, up-and-coming designers and dynamic collectives take on the unique design enclave “Sectie C”.

 

17th Dutch Design Week @ Various locations
Oct 20 – Oct 28 all-day
17th Dutch Design Week @ Various locations | Eindhoven | North Brabant | Netherlands

Dutch Design Week (DDW) is a nine-day long celebration of Dutch design during which interesting works and projects are showcased in the city of Eindhoven spread across 110 venues.

Dutch Design Week offers a vast programme including exhibitions, presentations, experiments, seminars, lectures, workshops, meet ‘n greets, parties and food and drinks.

For 9 whole days, DDW boosts 110 locations, presenting the processes, experiments and ideas, answers and solutions thought up by 2600 designers. Come and be amazed, surprised or astonished. Ask yourself new questions, draw inspiration for your own answers and allow the power of design to convince you.

The theme: “If not us, then who?”

› Strijp Area
Open daily from 11am to 6pm
At the Strijp-S terrain talented and renowned trade and industry designers, as well as numerous educational institutions present themselves in an industrial setting with a strong business character.

› Central Area
Open daily from 11am to 6pm
The inner city of Eindhoven hosts conceptual and innovative design, dazzling designer collectives and various cultural institutions that showcase their works.

East Area
Open daily from 2pm to 9pm (from 12am in the weekend)
On the outskirts of the city, up-and-coming designers and dynamic collectives take on the unique design enclave “Sectie C”.

 

Nov
16
Fri
Christmas Market Velvet Cave @ Valkenburg
Nov 16 – Dec 30 all-day

For a whopping month and a half Valkenburg, a small city in the hilly south, hosts multiple grand Christmas activities.
The multiple underground Christmas markets in the gorgeous caves of the Cauberg are without a doubt the main attraction of the Christmas City. The merchandise is not the most diverse, but their setting is unique in the Netherlands.
The most popular ones are the the Municipal and Velvet Cave. The newest addition to the Christmas market caves is Mergelrijk, where you can find brittle marlstone all around you.

Other activities include Santa’s Village, which is the main market above ground, the Christmas Parade, the delicious Route d’Amuse and Magic Sand, a collection of breath-taking sand sculptures.

Velvet Cage:

The Christmas market in the Velvet Cave is more than just a Christmas market. A visit here immerses you in a wonderful Christmas atmosphere you can find nowhere else: iconic underground ambiance, a fairy-tale decor, and, of course, stall after stall of Christmas and gift items, from rustic to luxurious. In short, a great experience, with something for everyone. And all the while, the cave’s atmosphere, with its striking wall paintings and sculptures, brings the Christmas spirit and the old, nigh-forgotten Valkenburg legends to life.

For opening hours and entrance fees have a look here 

Nov
22
Thu
Thanksgiving Day Service @ Pieterskerk
Nov 22 all-day

Each year Overseas Americans Remember (OAR) organises a non-denominational Thanksgiving Day Service in the historic Pieterskerk in Leiden. This year’s service will be held on Thursday, 22 November starting at 11.00 hrs.

The area surrounding the Pieterskerk is where the Pilgrims lived and worked for 11 years from 1609 to 1620. From Leiden, they talked about a new continent that was ‘fit for habitation’. Many of the Pilgrims who landed on the site of Plymouth in the year 1620 knew Leiden. In fact, descendants of Moses Fletcher, a signer of the Mayflower Compact, still live and work there. They are the only non-American members of the Mayflower Society.

The Service
The Thanksgiving Day Service lasts approximately 1 hour. There will be a Catholic priest, Protestant ministers, a rabbi and a cantor. Dutch friends and friends from all nations and of all faiths are welcome. This is a service for everyone.

Music by American singers and the hymns ‘Let Us Break Bread’, ‘God Bless America’ and ‘He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands’ will be performed.

Mayor Henri Lenferink of Leiden will welcome you and United States Embassy representative will share excerpts from the President’s annual Thanksgiving Day Proclamation. The Scouts and ‘The Little Pilgrims’ will also play an integral part of the service.

Short reception
After the service, people gather briefly for coffee and cookies before they go home and cook. We say that being in Leiden on Thanksgiving is like ‘being home’ or more correctly, ‘the home of our nation’s beginnings’.

Everyone is welcome to attend the Thanksgiving Day Service and contribute cookies to the reception. Please carpool to Leiden or use public transportation as parking is limited. Click here for the website of the Pieterskerk in Leiden.

More info
The Thanksgiving Day Service begins at 11.00 hrs. on Thursday, 22 November in the Pieterskerk (Kloksteeg 16) in Leiden. The doors open at 10.00 hrs.

The Thanksgiving Day Service is sponsored by Overseas Americans Remember (OAR). For further information send an email to oarinnl@yahoo.com; tel. 070 – 511 84 09.

Dec
8
Sat
Haarlem Christmas Market @ City Centre of Haarlem
Dec 8 – Dec 9 all-day

The postcard-perfect city of Haarlem hosts a traditional Christmas market at the central Grote Markt (big market), a picturesque square overlooked by the impressive Grote Kerk.

You’ll find lots of shopping opportunities for Christmas art, fashion & design, festive food and decorations – plus live choirs providing a festive soundtrack. It all takes place over the weekend of 8-9 December. https://www.visithaarlem.com/en/what-to-do/events/christmasmarket

 

 

 

Midwinter Fair @ Archeon
Dec 8 – Dec 9 all-day

Archeon Midwinter Fair, 8-9 December
For those who’d like to do something special this winter, which doesn’t necessarily follow the classic Christmas aesthetic, there is the Midwinter Fair, a charming fantasy event at Archeon.

The indoor market is filled with interesting stalls, and the outdoor terrain contains all kinds of tents with traditional tradesmen selling their unique items. Warm yourself by one of the fires, check out one of the interesting bands and grab a bite after shopping. There will also be various fun shows to admire, as well as trade demonstrations and medieval fights.

Entrance is a 23,40 Euro, however, if you have a museum card it is only 5 Euro.

Dec
14
Fri
Dordrecht Christmas Market @ Dordrecht Center
Dec 14 – Dec 16 all-day

In Dordrecht, a small town near Rotterdam, you can find one of the biggest Christmas markets of Holland! Under a sky of bright stars and sky high Christmas trees, you can wander around more than 300 stalls in the many shopping streets and squares in the historical part of Dordrecht.
For more information have a look on www.kerstmarktdordrecht.nl

Floating Christmas Market @ Leiden
Dec 14 – Dec 25 all-day

Leiden Christmas Market from 14 to 25 December
The Leiden Christmas Market will host approximately 70 festively decorated Christmas chalets situated on and around the ambient Nieuwe Rijn location. It is the only floating Christmas market. The stalls will be places on scaffolding that are temporarily placed over the canals. Visit the market for a great selection of wintry products and inspiring gifts, or a delicious snack and drink. On Wednesday the chalets will change merchants so that a whole new array of products will be on offer. This makes it all the more rewarding to pay multiple visits to the Christmas Market. The market is situated right next to the ice-skating rink on the Nieuwe Rijn canal, making it easy to combine a visit to both festive locations. Whizz around the skating rink and wind down with a tasty hot drink at the market. In addition, a nostalgic fun fair will start simultaneously with the skating rink. The fun fair will comprise beautiful, nostalgic children’s rides. Definitely something here for everyone!
https://www.visitleiden.nl/en/event-calander/floating-christmas-market

Gouda by Candlelight @ Gouda City Centre
Dec 14 all-day

About Gouda by Candlelight
The historical city centre of Gouda will be celebrating its 61st edition of Gouda by Candlelight, an event with over 80 programmed activities. Every year, the occasion is visited by around 20.000 people from the Netherlands and abroad.

The gooseherd and shepherd will bring their animals into town and join a living nativity scene as the beautiful churches present free concerts, and gorgeous decorations brighten up the street.

Galleries and museums will be open and freely accessible all day. In the town centre you can take a city walk with, or without a guide.

The shops will all be open and up to 50 restaurants will prepare special menus to contribute to that extra special feeling on the day.

Illuminating the night
At sundown electric lights will be turned off, and only candles will be lit to illuminate the night in the city centre.

The day’s highlight takes place between 6.30pm and 8pm, when everybody gathers at the square by the medieval City Hall.

The lights in the enormous Christmas tree will be lit as everyone joins in and sings Christmas songs, accompanied by a professional gospel choir.

 

Dec
15
Sat
Dickens Festival 2018 @ Deventer Center
Dec 15 – Dec 16 all-day
The historic center of the city of Deventer will provide the backdrop for the Dickens Festival. Well over 950 characters that feature in the famous books by the 19th-century British writer Charles Dickens come to life. Come and meet Scrooge, Oliver Twist, Mr Pickwick, Christmas carols, orphans, drunks, office clerks, and the upper-class. Enjoy the aromas of English punch and roasted chestnuts, thousands of fairy-lights, and tall Christmas trees.
Free admission
The Dickens Festival takes place on 15 and 16 December, from 11:00 – 17:00. Well over 150,000 visitors come to this festival annually. Admission is free, so be prepared for queues of approx. 1,5 h at the entrance.
For more information have a look on https://dickensfestijn.nl/english/
Dec
22
Sat
Christmas in Oud Kampen @ Kampen
Dec 22 – Dec 23 all-day

Christmas in Oud Kampen 22 and 23 December, from 16-21h
From historical glimpses into a distant past to meeting the characters from the famous books of Charles Dickens in person: it is Christmas in Oud Kampen, in the picturesque city centre of Kampen. The smell of punch, beautiful Christmas trees, cosy streets and restored buildings and the backdrop of the Ijssel River form the scenery to this festival on Saturday and Sunday 22 and 23 December from 16 to 21h. Admission is 2,50 Euro per person.
http://www.kerstinoudkampen.nl/

Jan
11
Fri
This Is Jackson’s Thriller @ Gebr. de Nobel
Jan 11 @ 19:30 – 23:45

In 1982 the album THRILLER! An icon in pop music, groundbreaking in all areas. The album catapulted MJ to unprecedented fame. In January and February 2019, THRILLER will take center stage during the This Is Jackson club tour.

The nine-piece band will play this iconic album live. No minute is lost, all the stunners like Billy Jean, Human Nature, PYT, Beat It and Thriller come over. But there’s more. The stage is completely decorated in the spooky halloween style of the Thriller video, supported with custom-made visuals. In that setting the band plays all the songs of THRILLER, interspersed with a series of big hits from the rest of Jackson’s career.

THIS IS JACKSON
Since 2016, the club has been paying tribute to The King Of Pop. Armed with an international nine-piece live band with Monty Wells (USA – montywellsmusic.com) on vocals, supplemented by four top dancers and twofold finalist of Turkey’s Got Talent – Fatih Kilci as Michael Jackson dancer.

Jan
21
Mon
Leidse Blues and Jazz Week @ Various locations
Jan 21 – Jan 27 all-day

On Monday 21 January, the Leiden Blues & Jazz Week will start in Leiden city center for the 39th time. Until Sunday 27 January there will be more than 70 performances, mostly in the ‘Jazz Quarter’ around Nieuwe Rijn, Nieuwstraat, Hooglandsekerk and Kaasmarkt. During the pub crawl on Wednesday 23 January, 30 concerts take place in cafés and restaurants throughout the city center.

Pub crawl:

Of course, the pub crawl cannot be missed. This takes place on the Wednesday 23 January. More than 35 catering locations will have live blues or jazz music that night. Also this year there are a number of new catering establishments including Grand Café De Burcht, Brasserie Bos, Belgian Beer Café Olivier and Bar Lokaal. In addition to the new stages, there are also the familiar places like ‘t Praethuys, De Marenpoort and Lemmy’s. In the Pieterswijk and along the Rapenburg the “Jazz Week” is also present from the Keyzer to Schommelen and the WW and everything on that route. Of course, there is music in many places along the Nieuwe Rijn and around the Hooglandse Kerk. https://www.deleidsejazzweek.nl/kroegentocht/

Event times:

Monday: 20:00 – 00:00
Tuesday: 18:00 – 00:00
Wednesday: 18:00 – 01:00
Thursday: 18:00 – 00:00
Friday: 18:00 – 01:00
Saturday: 15:00 – 01:00
Sunday: 14:00 – 00:00

 

Source: The Hague Online

Jan
26
Sat
Culture Night @ 45 locations in Breda
Jan 26 @ 19:00 – Jan 27 @ 01:30

Head to Breda on the night of January 26, for Culture Night.

Cultural programme
More than 75 participants will present a special cultural programme in more than 45 locations. The night’s extensive programme takes you all around the inner city, and gives a unique insight into what the city has to offer in the cultural field.

Disco Floor- The Grote Markt will be converted in a huge disco floor in Saturday Night Fever Style.
Performances of belly dancing group Nalija.

Church bells of Breda will be ringing in a spectacular performance.
And so much more….Check out what you might find.

The Culture Night starts at 19.00h.

 

Jan
27
Sun
Winter Beer Festival @ Scheltema Leiden
Jan 27 all-day

Local Dutch breweries present their seasonal concoctions at the Winter Beer Festival Leiden!

What are winter beers?
Winter beers have been brewed in the cold season, which is reflected in the taste. They are generally darker and maltier than regular beers, and the alcohol percentage is higher.

Many winter beers use spices like honey, cinnamon, liquorice root and cloves.

Scheltema
This year’s edition of the Winter Beer Festival Leiden will take place indoors at Scheltema, on the Marktsteeg. It is a robust building with an artisan feel, and its atmosphere isperfect for beer tasting.

Starter pack
Upon entering, visitors will receive a starter pack with a small tasting glass, two beer coins and a booklet containing the day’s programme

Online tickets are not available anymore, but you can buy them at the entrance for 12/14 Euro.

Feb
16
Sat
UEN Events: Painting Workshop @ Bergschenhoek
Feb 16 all-day

We are very happy to invite you to our UEN painting workshop.

The workshop will be given by Jeanette Ruigrok-Greeve. She loves to paint with lots of happy colours but also Defts blauw see below. She has been giving painting and drawing lessons and workshops for many years now.

The workshop will be given in her home in Bergschenhoek, Oosteindseweg 32, 2661 ED Bergschenhoek

What: Painting Workshop
When: Saturday 16 February at 10.00h until apprx 14.30h
Duration: approx. 3 hours until painting is finished
Costs: 27,50 Euro per person to be paid beforehand into UEN account. Canvas, paint and coffee/tea are included.
The workshops are for a maximum of 4 persons! And will definitely take place when 4 persons are signing up.

 

Mar
22
Fri
Festival Cement – Theatre Festival @ WerkWarenHuis
Mar 22 @ 17:00 – Mar 30 @ 22:00

Festival Cement is the go-to festival for theatre and choreography in the Netherlands. Nestled in various locations throughout the cosy city of ‘s-Hertogenbosch, also known as Den Bosch, the various events offer unique interplay between audience, artist and performer.

The scope of the festival is overwhelmingly broad. It is an important programme for the next generation of young creatives in theatre and dance from the Netherlands, Belgium and beyond.

Festival Cement programme 2019
The extensive programme includes many performances that do not require an understanding of any specific language or are English spoken. In other words: perfect for expats! Here is a handful of outstanding works that will be featured at this year’s Festival Cement programme:

[March 24-25] Andreas Hannes – The City: A Skipping Piece
Two performers enter the stage and start skipping. Pathways emerge and geometrical shapes become visible as the dancers move around inside an imagined city grid. With The City – A Skipping Piece, Andreas Hannes studies the notion of distance, focusing on the tension between bodies, principles and perspectives.
[March 26-27] Floor van Leeuwen – MUUR
A group of people is running into a wall without stopping. Each moves at their own speed, but ultimately they unite – like a single surging body. Rather than being a tragic metaphor for the insignificance of man, MUUR (Wall) is a joint effort to be hopeful against everything that threatens to make us lose faith.
[March 22-24] Hannah De Meyer – new skin
A young generation of anti-racist writers, climate activists and economists is on the rise. Young people, who were born into a world that is broken, who look around and ask: “Really? Is this what you’ve left us?” new skin is a monologue by the virtuoso Hannah De Meyer that deals with this indignation and the determination, energy and love that come with it.
[March 28-30] Jaha Koo – Cuckoo
In Cuckoo, the South Korean theatre maker / composer Jaha Koo shares the stage with three hacked, talking rice steamers. The steamers are Koo’s conversation partners in a series of excruciatingly funny dialogues about the lonely lives that young Koreans lead. Just how do you grow up in a hypermodern, achievement-oriented society troubled by social isolation, youth unemployment and high suicide rates?
[March 28-30] Marta and Kim – Engel
In Engel, we witness two performers – a circus acrobat and a dancer – working with body weight, momentum and direction. A physical duet about the inner battle inside each of us, between the different sides of our personalities and those things in life whose meaning is hard for us to fathom.
[March 27-30] Milou van Duijnhoven – Monumental Metamorphosis
For Monumental Metamorphosis, performer Milou van Duijnhoven has dedicated herself to studying the art of Japanese fencing. The show is about the human guts to recreate oneself. About relinquishing without compromise and the endlessly echoing hope for ongoing transformation.
[March 28-29] Piet Van Dycke & Annemijn Rijk – Lullaby
Lullaby is a contemporary cradlesong in dance that is sure to jolt you awake. An absurdist and acrobatic duet aimed at the one problem all millennials face: the idea that our lives should always be fun. Living like tinned sardines is not our ambition and hasn’t been for a long time.
[March 26-27] Compagnie Monica/ Sarah Bostoen – Poetic Machine
Choreographer Sarah Bostoen is shedding her light on the power of our brain, and its powerlessness. In Poetic Machine, we witness how the soul is cracked open in a number of dehumanized creatures. The audience is swept along on a sinister trip through a surreal world of movement. The arresting soundscape collides with breath and inner thoughts to create a dance that is powerful and psychologically charged.

The Festival Heart
Festival Cement also acts as a meeting place for theatre directors, producers, playwrights, actors, dancers and choreographers. The Festival Heart, or Festivalhart in Dutch, in the WerkWarenHuis, offers a temporary home for artists and audiences alike, and an ideal setting to meet, chat with the artists, have a drink or enjoy a meal.

As well as performances, there will be talks, debates and reflection sessions. Many of the events are expat-friendly, being either in English or without any spoken word. The festival programme has conveniently labelled such performances as “language no problem”.

Book your tickets
The ticket sales have started. The most convenient option is to buy your Festival Cement tickets online. Online tickets are available until one hour before the show. During the festival tickets are also available from the box office at the “Festival Heart”, opened daily from 3pm to 10pm. Payment can be made by card only.

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Source: IamExpat