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Jun
21
Fri
Happy Spirit Days @ Farm in Blaricum
Jun 21 – Jun 23 all-day

HAPPY SPIRIT DAYS 2019: LARGE NAMES, SMALL SCALE CHARACTER & UNIQUE LOCATION

With the success of the first two editions still fresh in the memory, the Happy Spirit Days 2019 are just around the corner. The charming festival again promises three days full of leading speakers, contemporary workshops and performances in an atmospheric and intimate setting. You can follow a yin yoga class with live drums, harp or a DJ, catch your breath with renowned breathing coach Tom van Huijstee and philosopher Stine Jensen provides eastern solutions for western problems. There is also a lot to experience at the festival site between the companies. In the Happy Garden you enjoy special bites and experts provide insight into life and future. There are many other beautiful things to discover at the Happy Bazaar 24/7; experiences that are made even more beautiful by the charms of the rural terrain. Happy Spirit Days 2019 take place on Friday 21, Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 June on an authentic farm in the middle of the country.

With both feet in the farm grass
Wise words, swinging sessions and life-changing workshops – at the Happy Spirit Days you choose from the program offerings than 45 leading people. Tijn Touber gives his best of meditation again, Jesse van der Velde lets you find the inner silence in yourself and well-known performance artist Jennifer Ann and Buddhist monk Olande Ananda come to the Netherlands for the occasion. Getting acquainted, deepening knowledge or just curious – on the Happy Spirit Days you will find all the ingredients for a balanced life.

Both for beginners and advanced. Whether you meditate daily or have never sat on the yoga mat: here you will find inspiration for heart and head, with both legs in the farm grass. An accessible feel-good festival where it is especially fun, everyone feels at home and you also gain new inspiration.

About the Happy Spirit Days
Happy Spirit Days is an incredibly fun and good festival on and around a beautiful private farm in atmospheric Gooi. Inside and outside merge into each other with spaces that maintain a lot of contact with the environment. The festival will be held on Friday 21, Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 June 2019 and is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday until 9 p.m. To guarantee the small-scale nature, no more than 300 cards are available per day. The festival with free tea and coffee is easily accessible, both by public transport and by car; parking on the opposite site is free. Each ticket includes three workshops of your choice. For more information & tickets, see www.happyspiritdays.nl.

InterNations White Summer Event @ CitizenM Hotel
Jun 21 all-day

On Friday evening, 21 June InterNations will  get-together at CitizenM Hotel  in Rotterdam from 19.30-00.30 h. Entrance is 10 Euro. You can join InterNations and become a member:

http://www.internations.org/start?ref=he_st

Pijnackerplein Bluegrass Festival @ Pijnackerplein
Jun 21 – Jun 23 all-day

Pijnackerplein Bluegrass Festival takes place on Friday 21, Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 June 2019.The festival includes a wide range of bluegrass live acts with a variety of (inter) national artists in the field of bluegrass.

To hear
Expect high-profile bands and artists, inspired by American roots out of the first half of the last century influenced by bluegrass, swamp blues, hillbilly, country, folk, soul, western swing, rockabilly and gospel. The festival line up can be found here: http://www.bluegrassfestival.nl/line-up

To do
During the festival there will be lots of related activities like master classes, jam sessions, comic drawing workshops and a comics exhibition. The bluegrass fair offers plenty of goodies, clothing, music, instruments and a variety of home-made food. The festival is free.

Mooi Weer Spelen – Street Art Festival @ Around the Market in Delft
Jun 21 @ 03:00 – Jun 23 @ 17:00

From Friday evening 21until Sunday afternoon 23 JUNE
Two days full of street artists, street comedy, acrobatics, dance and music in the city centre of Delft.

 

Please find more information here: https://www.mooiweerspelen.nl/straatkunstfestival

 

Jun
22
Sat
Artis ZOOmeravonden (Summer Saturday-Nights at the Zoo) @ Artis Zoo
Jun 22 all-day

Artis in the evening – Saturday evenings in June/July/August

In June, July and August, ARTIS Amsterdam Royal Zoo will be open every Saturday until sunset. These late openings will feature kids’ activities, performances by new musical talent as well as established artists and special events at the Planetarium. Off to ARTIS!

Picnic in the grass, get a curry from the stand near de Hazelaar or order a pizza from our outdoor kitchen. Discover how plants keep you and the world around you healthy or get hands-on with greenery at one of the workshops. Round off the evening with a special guided tour of the park at twilight.

The name ZOOmeravonden is a play on words with Zoo and Zomer, the Dutch for summer, while ‘avonden’ means evenings. The Artis Royal Zoo is just east of the city’s centre. For more information visit the Artis Royal Zoo website.

 

For August there are still tickets with discount available, these are 22 Euro pp

Fantastic Gymnastics – Dutch Finals @ Ahoy Rotterdam
Jun 22 – Jun 23 all-day

Dutch national champions in gymnastics on bars, rings and floor, trampoline, free running and jazz and street dance all take part in this multi-disciplinary event.

There is also a Movement Area where visitors can have a go at all the sports featured.

Ahoy, Rotterdam, June 22 and 23. www.ahoy.nl

Please find an overview here https://dutchgymnastics.nl/evenementen/dutch-gymnastics-the-finals

Open Garden Days @ Various locations
Jun 22 – Jun 23 all-day

Open Gardens weekend
Take a peek behind the gates of The Hague’s private gardens and discover gems during the Open Gardens weekend in The Hague on 22 and 23 June. More than 40 gardens will be taking part this year.

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Every 2 years homeowners in The Hague throw open the doors to their gardens and show off their amazing green thumbs. You will be made privy to some of the city’s best kept secrets: from historic and traditional to new and experimental and the programme includes private gardens, roof gardens, community allotments and gardens belonging to historic buildings, institutions and shops.

What better way to spend your weekend than by being surrounded by lush green plants and trees with a multitude of flowers and strolling through the picturesque gardens of The Hague?

Please note: A number of gardens are accessible only via stairs. This will be indicated in the description of the garden in the booklet.

More info
The Open Gardens weekend takes place from 11.00 to 17.00 hrs. on Saturday, 22 June and Sunday, 23 June.

Special booklets with the addresses of the participating gardens will serve as your admission ticket. These booklets can be purchased for € 4.00 per person at 4 special sales points. The booklets will indicate whether the garden is open on Saturday, Sunday or both days.

A good way to visit the gardens is by bicycle.

Only a limited number of booklets is available due to the maximum number of visitors which the garden can receive.

More information can be found at https://struineninhaagsetuinen.nl/.

Sao Joao Festival @ Heemraadsplein
Jun 22 all-day

Many southern countries organize a midsummer festival in honor of John the Baptist. In Rotterdam, this takes the form of São João, a Cape Verdean festival, to which everyone is invited!
FEATURING
Cape Verdean music, exhibitions, food and drinks.
Learn more about Cape Verdean culture! Singing, dancing, workshops, exhibitions and delicious food: plenty to do for everyone! Special children’s workshops are provided for young visitors.

13 to 22 h

Jun
23
Sun
Atlantikwall Museum open on Sundays only @ Scheveningen
Jun 23 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.

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.

https://atlantikwallmuseum.nl/wp-content/uploads/Folder-ENG.pdf

Get loose – Hip Hop festival @ Afrikanderplein
Jun 23 all-day

Hiphop returns to Rotterdam and presents itself at the first edition of Get Loose Festival! With musicians, artists and delicious local soul food.

Line-up can be found here: https://www.getloosefestival.nl/line-up/

UEN Family Day at Archeon @ Archeon
Jun 23 all-day

We are very happy to invite you and your family to our annual UEN Family Event on Sunday 23 June. 
This year we will visit the open air museum Archeon in Alphen a/d Rijn.

Let us experience the Prehistoric, Roman and Medieval periods in the Netherlands together at Archeon.
Countless huts, houses, farms bring forgotten days back to life. Watch out for Archeon’s inhabitants; they are very interested in people from the future :-). As we walk through Archeon we will learn everything about the daily life of people who lived hundreds of years ago. We will learn how to make a fire, watch a blacksmith at work, get your first archery lessons and so much more…
There is also a big playground available. See map of the park.

What:
UEN Family Event at Archeon
When:
Sunday 23 June at 11h
We have arranged a guided tour of the Roman period from 11.30-13.00h

Costs:
UEN will cover the entrance fee for all children and pay for the guided tour. 
Entrance for adults is 22,90 (free if you have a museum card)
(Please pay beforehand onto our UEN account: NL37 INGB 0003 4144 33 (stating Archeon)

Of course, you are also welcome if you don’t have children 🙂

Archeon is easy to reach by car. Address is Archeonlaan 1, 2408ZB Alphen aan den Rijn. There is parking available at 6,95 Euro per car. Dogs are also allowed (3,50 Euro and on the leash)
By public transport you can take the train to Alphen a/d Rijn and walk approx. 15 minutes. There is no bus connection.

As we have now booked one guided tour for 20 persons, it would be great if you could RSVP as soon as possible. So, in case we are more persons, we have the chance to book another tour. If the link doesn’t work please send a mail to monika.voster@unilever.com

Looking forward to going back in time with you!
Kind regards / met vriendelijke groeten,

Pallavi and Monika
Family Event team
Unilever Expatriate Network

UEN Family Day at Archeon History Park @ Archeon
Jun 23 all-day

We are very happy to invite you and your family to our annual UEN Family Event on Sunday 23 June.
This year we will visit the open air museum Archeon in Alphen a/d Rijn.

Let us experience the Prehistoric, Roman and Medieval periods in the Netherlands together at Archeon.
Countless huts, houses, farms bring forgotten days back to life. Watch out for Archeon’s inhabitants; they are very interested in people from the future :-). As we walk through Archeon we will learn everything about the daily life of people who lived hundreds of years ago. We will learn how to make a fire, watch a blacksmith at work, get your first archery lessons and so much more…
There is also a big playground available. See map of the park.

What:
UEN Family Event at Archeon
When:
Sunday 23 June at 11h
We have arranged a guided tour of the Roman period from 11.30-13.00h
Costs:
UEN will cover the entrance fee for all children and pay for the guided tour.
Entrance for adults is 22,90 (free if you have a museum card)
(Please pay beforehand onto our UEN account: NL37 INGB 0003 4144 33 (stating Archeon)

Of course, you are also welcome if you don’t have children 🙂

Archeon is easy to reach by car. Address is Archeonlaan 1, 2408ZB Alphen aan den Rijn. There is parking available at 6,95 Euro per car. Dogs are also allowed (3,50 Euro and on the leash)
By public transport you can take the train to Alphen a/d Rijn and walk approx. 15 minutes. There is no bus connection.

Looking forward to going back in time with you!

Jun
26
Wed
I Love HipHop Festival @ Various Locations
Jun 26 – Jun 30 all-day

The Hague will be transformed into a hip hop city from 26 to 30 June during the international I Love HipHop Festival. Fans of this subculture can live it up during a series of concerts, master classes and festivals.

Hip hop is a musical genre consisting of a stylised rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rapping. It developed as part of hip hop culture, a subculture defined by 4 key stylistic elements: MCing/rapping, DJing/scratching, breaking/dancing, and graffiti writing. Other elements include sampling (or synthesis) and beatboxing.

The festival will partner with young artists, designers and artists from kindred movements. This makes I Love HipHop bigger than hip hop and even more interesting to a wider audience.

Highlights of the week
Hip hop lovers can enjoy themselves the entire week in The Hague with a wealth of performances, parties, master classes, workshops, demonstrations and a movie night in Filmhuis Den Haag.

The highlight of the week is the I Love HipHop festival in the Nieuwe Kerk on Saturday, 29 June. With street art, breakdance battles and live shows by hip hop artists.

The organisation will also have its own stage with an enormous street art wall in the special I Love HipHop area at Parkpop on Sunday, 30 June with breakdance battles and live paintings.

More information
Tickets for the I Love HipHop Festival from 13.00 to 23.00 hrs. on Saturday, 29 June cost € 12.00 in advance and € 15.00 at the door. Tickets are available at ilovehiphop.myonline.store.

Almost all of the other activities during the I Love HipHop Week (apart from some of the master classes) are free.

For more information go to www.ilovehiphop.nl.

Praatcafe – Language Exchange Event @ De Leeszaal
Jun 26 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.

Jun
27
Thu
InJazz (Jazz event) @ Various Locations in Rotterdam
Jun 27 – Jun 28 all-day

InJazz consists of InFestival (free for everyone) and InConference (with tickets). InConference is the most important jazz networking event in the Netherlands.

Shows by prominent jazz artists will take place in LantarenVenster, Hotel New York and Kantine walhalla.

There are also many free concerts. Please check here: https://www.injazz.nl/infestival/

Leiden Culinair – Food Event @ Lammermarkt
Jun 27 – Jun 30 all-day

Leiden Culinair, which takes place the same week as Lakenfeesten, is one of the great food events of the summer.

For four days in June, the Lammermarkt in downtown Leiden and its surroundings become the focal point where restaurants present their best dishes. Expect food encounters, both familiar and surprising, culinary discoveries and top-notch entertainment.

Food celebrations in the streets of Leiden

Inspiration, accessibility and quality are the defining features of the festival. The historic city of Leiden becomes a meeting point for everybody, from residents to visitors, from private local businesses to municipalities and social organisations. Each participating restaurant has its own stand in the street, therefore the square is one large terrace serving scrumptious food.

Visitors can enjoy Leiden Culinair at the following times:

.>Thursday, June 27 from 5pm-11 pm
>Friday, June 28 from 4pm-12am
>Saturday, June 29 from 2pm-1am
>Sunday, June 30 from 1pm-9.30pm

A programme full of food and entertainment

Have a look at the participating restaurants on the Leiden Culinair website and feast your eyes on what is sure to be a gastronomic celebration to remember. There will also be an exciting programme full of live bands.

 

Source: IamExpat

Leiden Lakenfestival @ Various Locations
Jun 27 – Jun 30 all-day

From 27-30 June you will be able to enjoy the Leiden Lakenfeesten once again! During the Lakenfeesten there will be a host of activities to choose from. What about the Rabobank Peurbakkentocht (crazy decorated boat race), dragonboat races, Leiden Culinary, the Summer funfair, the Leiden Beer Festival, the children’s village and lots of live music. On 29 June, many residents of Leiden will climb into a “peurbak”. This parade of extravagantly decorated boats through the Leiden canals traditionally draws a huge crowd. The 2019 edition of the Lakenfeesten will, as always, equal a four days’ straight party!

Friday, June 228
› The Peurbakkentocht, city centre (starts at the Beestenmarkt), 7pm – 9pm
Saturday, June 29
› Dragon boat races, Apothekersdijk and Boommarkt, 11am – 5pm
› Leiden Beer Festival, Hooglandse Kerkplein, 2pm – 10pm
Sunday, June 30
› Leiden Golden Age Fair, van der Werfpark, 11am – 5pm
› De Gouden Pet, street musicians’ concours, Hooglandse Kerkgracht, 1pm – 7pm

 

Please find entire progamme here

North Sea Round Town @ Various Locations
Jun 27 – Jul 14 all-day

NORTH SEA ROUND TOWN is the annual FRINGE FESTIVAL of North Sea Jazz that offers a  free and varied program taking place in Rotterdam from JUNE 27 – JULY 14 2019 , with the best that Rotterdam has to offer related to jazz. At dozens of locations:  in the street, in unexpected places, pop-ups and major jazz venues.

A lively celebration of music with over 200 concerts, including talented young musicians, shows, master classes, lectures, jam sessions, street shows and after-parties, across more than two weeks. Join us on a musical discovery across Rotterdam: from jazz and hiphop via blues and soul to every conceivable cross-over!

Many of the concerts are free!

Please click here for the programme http://www.northsearoundtown.nl/programma/2019/lijst/

Jun
28
Fri
Jazz Festival Hillegersberg @ 3 Stages in Hillegersberg
Jun 28 @ 17:00 – Jun 30 @ 21:00

This is a Free, cosy and surprising Jazz Festival in Rotterdam Hillegersberg. Inhabitants and Jazz lovers know for a long time already: those who like to enjoy sparkling live-music and see surprising artists perform will visit the Facet Jazz festival. Starting from Friday afternoon to Sunday evening (28 – 30 June) the village heart of Hillegersberg  will be transformed into swinging epicenter for the 34th time.

 

Please check out the entire programme here

 

Shop til you drop – shopping night @ Center of The Hague
Jun 28 @ 17:00 – 23:45

Shopping Night
Shop til you drop on Friday, 28 June during Shopping Night. Stores will remain open until midnight. Expect serious discounts and interesting items. You may also look forward to spectacular shows, awesome decoration and entertainment, fashion shows, free workshops and fantastic food to guarantee an unforgettable shopping night.

Only at this special Shopping Night, many stores will be offering interesting discounts on their collections; the later on the evening, the more discount will be offered. Also free goodie bags and samples will be yours for the asking. Each and every fashion lover will have a blast at Shopping Night 2019. In fact, all visitors will find something to suit their tastes, from household accessories to hi-fi items or beauty and lifestyle products.

Loads of entertainment
Shopping Night The Hague is no ordinary Friday night, but rather a delightful shopping experience combined with culture, music, DJs, food and entertainment in the city centre of The Hague.

Enjoy exceptional acts, inspiring workshops, VIP treatments and explore the shopping streets of this city. To find out about the offers, special treats and full programme, make sure you visit shoppingnight.nl.

About Shopping Night
Shopping Night is a spectacular event that has grown and developed throughout the years. While in the beginning Shopping Night was focused on shopping and big discounts, now Shopping Night has grown into a complete event with food, shopping, entertainment and culture.

More info
Shopping Night will be held from 17.00 hrs. to midnight on Friday, 28 June in downtown The Hague.

To find out about the offers, special treats and full programme, go to www.shoppingnight.nl or the Facebook page of Shopping Night: facebook.com/ShoppingNightDH

Jun
29
Sat
Artis ZOOmeravonden (Summer Saturday-Nights at the Zoo) @ Artis Zoo
Jun 29 all-day

Artis in the evening – Saturday evenings in June/July/August

In June, July and August, ARTIS Amsterdam Royal Zoo will be open every Saturday until sunset. These late openings will feature kids’ activities, performances by new musical talent as well as established artists and special events at the Planetarium. Off to ARTIS!

Picnic in the grass, get a curry from the stand near de Hazelaar or order a pizza from our outdoor kitchen. Discover how plants keep you and the world around you healthy or get hands-on with greenery at one of the workshops. Round off the evening with a special guided tour of the park at twilight.

The name ZOOmeravonden is a play on words with Zoo and Zomer, the Dutch for summer, while ‘avonden’ means evenings. The Artis Royal Zoo is just east of the city’s centre. For more information visit the Artis Royal Zoo website.

 

For August there are still tickets with discount available, these are 22 Euro pp

Confetti Festival @ Keilecafe
Jun 29 all-day

Enjoy the sun, skyline, and varied line-up: house, hip hop, r&b, eclectic

From 13-23h.

Eindhoven Gin Festival @ The Klokgebouw
Jun 29 all-day

The first Gin Festival Eindhoven will take place on Saturday 29 June! Let the real Brabant word jokes come, we make sure that you can taste hundreds of gins, tonics, genevers and much more that day. There are seminars, speakers from home and abroad, various tastings, good food, but especially the tastiest gin and tonics to enjoy with your friends!

Parkpop Saturday Night @ Zuiderpark
Jun 29 all-day

Parkpop Saturday Night on Saturday, 29 June is a typical summer concert evening with some of the biggest bands from the 80s and 90s!

On the evening preceding the Parkpop pop festival you can kick back and relax with your friends on a blanket under a tree in Zuiderpark or stand close to the stage during a performance by some of your favourite artists under the setting sun. Parkpop Saturday Night will offer a top evening with the best music in the Number 1 pop music city in the Netherlands: The Hague!

Parkpop Saturday Night is the festival for the true lover of pop music mainly from the 80s, 90s and early 00s.

Line-up
Headline acts at this year’s special event are Skunk Anansie, Tears For Fears, Nile Rodgers & CHIC, Cypress Hill, Triggerfinger, DI-RECT, MY BABY, Navarone and Gruppo Sportivo.

Ticket info
Parkpop Saturday Night will be held from 13.30 to 23.15 hrs. on Saturday, 29 June in The Hague’s Zuiderpark.

Tickets cost € 48.50 per person and can be purchased through the website of Parkpop.

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

Sacre du Nord – Performing Arts Festival @ Station Hofplein
Jun 29 all-day

The cooperation between the creators of Route du Nord and North Sea Round Town promises an innovative, sensory and almost psychedelic manifestation of performing arts. You should not miss this cutting-edge interactive festival!

A music mix including Bruno Ferroxavierdasilva, Niti Ranjan Biswas and DJ DNA, the Belgian jazz group Mulabanda.

An enchanting complete experience with music, performance and art.  Afternoon programm from 13-17h is free, evening program from 20 – 1 h, tickets are available here

Veteranendag – Veterans Day @ The Hague
Jun 29 all-day

On Saturday, 29 June thousands of veterans from all over the country will descend upon The Hague to take part in the annual Dutch Veterans Day. Although Dutch Veterans Day focuses on acknowledging and showing appreciation for the country’s 111,000 military veterans, the event also features many activities that are fun and exciting for everyone.

There will be festivities at Malieveld, a huge parade and a fly-past of many different kinds of jets, airplanes and helicopters over the Hofvijver.

Parachuting in the Hofvijver
In order to warm up the audience, a team of parachutists will be touching down in the Hofvijver on Friday, 28 June at 13.30 hrs. right in front of the prime minister’s office tower. Don’t miss it! Your best vantage point is from the Korte and Lange Vijverberg.

Parade and ‘fly-past’
Veterans Day on 29 June will be officially opened in the Ridderzaal followed by a colourful parade of veterans and paratroopers around The Hague’s Hofvijver. H.M. King Willem-Alexander will take the salute from the parade on the Kneuterdijk. The procession will include more than 4,000 veterans and military personnel, marching bands, modern defence systems and vintage vehicles. During this parade the Royal Dutch Air Force will perform a spectacular fly-past over the Malieveld towards the Hofvijver in both modern and historic aircraft.

The parade route will start at 13.00 hrs. from Malieveld and go along the Korte Voorhout and Lange Voorhout to Kneuterdijk. From here a number of tribunes will line the route. Hereafter the route will proceed via the Hofweg, Spui, Kalvermarkt, Fluwelen Burgwal, Herengracht and the Prinsessegracht, back in the direction of Malieveld.

Festivities at Malieveld
Between 9.00 and 17.30 hrs. Malieveld will form the nucleus of the Dutch Veterans Day festivities. Visitors can meet veterans, take part in sporting activities, get a bite to eat and look at all kinds of exhibitions, including artwork, photography and different military museums. The Wall of Honour also pays tribute to the nation’s veterans.

There will also be a large stage at Malieveld for the Veterans Day concert from 14.45 to 17.15 hrs. with performances by various military bands and by singer Shirma Rouse. And the kids will love taking on the challenge of the climbing tower and F16 simulator in the Kids Corner. There will be rugged motorbikes, and they will be able to sit in vintage vehicles and vessels.

Traffic measures
Residents of The Hague should bear in mind that most of the city centre will be closed off for the day’s events. Parking will also be prohibited in a number of streets. More information can be found under Dutch Veterans Day: getting downtown.

More information
For additional information and the full programme visit www.veteranendag.nl.

Watercolour – Workshop @ Maak Rotterdam
Jun 29 @ 11:30 – 14:30

Date: 29 of june, from 11:30 to 14:30
Place: Maak Rotterdam

Mathenesserweg 81A, 3027HJ Rotterdam

Price: 60 euro
Info:

The splatter edition is here!

In this class you will learn a variety of Watercolor techniques and at the end of the workshop, you will walk away with a new set of skills and a finished piece that you can be proud of! This will be a fun class for anyone interested in trying their hand at watercolor painting.
This 3 hours long workshop will be given by Alexis Cantu, an experienced Watercolor artist who’s excited to share her methods with everyone!

About Alexis Cantu:
I am an artist based on The Netherlands but originally from Mexico. My work is inspired by nature and my main subjects are faces, botanical and animals.
Most of my paintings follow a contemporary style and even though I studied oil painting in Florence, Italy I particularly enjoy working with watercolor.

See more of my work: https://www.instagram.com/alexiscantu/

Time: 11:30-14:30
Price: €60,- (All materials are included) Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/417628325770303/

Tickets: https://www.maak-rotterdam.nl/product/watercolor-workshop-by-alexis-cantu-29th-of-june/

 

 

Jun
30
Sun
Atlantikwall Museum open on Sundays only @ Scheveningen
Jun 30 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.

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.

https://atlantikwallmuseum.nl/wp-content/uploads/Folder-ENG.pdf

Creative writing & storytelling workshop @ Strandtent Het Puntje
Jun 30 all-day

Creative writing & storytelling workshop
Tap into new ideas during playwright Ninke Overbeek’s creative writing workshop on the beach on Sunday, 2 June and Sunday, 30 June.

Ninke Overbeek will offer 2 English creative writing workshops. For people who would love to write but do not know how to get started, people who have started to write but never continued and people who want to find their writing voice again.

The workshop will take place on the beach, which is a great atmosphere to work in. It will help you find your imagination, explore the creativity you didn’t know you had, and write from scratch, aided by short, easy-access exercises.

You do not need any writing experience and you do not have to be working in a creative field. All you need to do is bring your pen, a willingness to write and an open mind.

About Ninke Overbeek
Ninke Overbeek is a playwright and dramaturg who lives in The Hague. Some of her work has been performed at STET The English Theatre. Ninke writes for the stage in English and Dutch and researches the possibilities of creative writing processes for the Dutch academic context at the Professorship for Performative Processes in Utrecht (HKU).

More info
The creative writing and storytelling workshop will be given from 14.00 to 17.00 hrs. on Sunday, 2 June and Sunday, 30 June at Strandtent Het Puntje (End of Zwarte Pad) in The Hague.

The course costs € 15 for professionals and € 10 for students. You can register by using the online application form.

More information can be found at www.discstorytelling.com.

Kid Dynamite Jazz Festival @ Deliplein
Jun 30 all-day

The free Kid Dynamite Jazz Festival consists of three programme elements in relation to jazz and kids: the main programme, a kids programme and workshops.

Main program: established acts, Rotterdam talents and the project The Dynamite Kids. Please click here for entire programme: http://kiddynamitejazzfestival.nl/programma/

Kids programme
Interactive acts, educational projects and theater shows

Workshops
Make your own instrument, dance and draw. Anything is possible!