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May
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Home Made Market – On Tour @ Mariaplaats
May 4 all-day

Home-made market “On Tour”  in Utrecht, Mariaplaats from 11 – 17 h

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.

 

 

 

May
12
Sun
Home Made Market – On Tour @ Vredenburgplein
May 12 all-day

Home-made market “On Tour”  in Utrecht, from 11 – 17 h

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.

 

 

 

Jun
7
Fri
Utrecht Gin Festival @ Prison Wolvenplein
Jun 7 – Jun 8 all-day

This year for the 3rd time the Gin Festival will take place in Utrecht. On Friday 7 and Saturday 8 June prison Wolvenplein will be transformed into the Gin-temple of Utrecht. More than 100 great brands from home and abroad come together to present themselves. It can be tasted, that is included in the entrance price, different masterclasses are followed, but above all you can enjoy an ice-cold Gin-Tonic with good company!

Jun
21
Fri
De Parade – Moving Open Air Theatre @ Museum Park
Jun 21 – Aug 25 all-day

In the summer of 2019, theatre festival The Parade travels through the Netherlands for the 29th year. The festival kicks off in Rotterdam, and from there it will continue its journey with colorful tents, restaurants and terrace cafes to The Hague and Utrecht, before winding up in Amsterdam.

The Parade offers something for everyone, with over 80 different theatre, music, and dance performances for all ages. Café Correct and Katrina will host free music every night, and visitors are invited to enjoy cocktails, soul food, BBQs and much more at one of the many terrace cafes.

Performances that are suitable for non-Dutch-speakers are indicated with a LNP logo (Language No Problem).

Museum Park, Rotterdam June 21 – 30

Westbroek Park, The Hague July 5-14

Moreelse Park, Utrecht July 19 – Aug 4

Martin Luther King Park, Amsterdam, August 9 to 25. www.deparade.nl

Jun
30
Sun
Utrecht International Sunday Market @ Nieuw Rotsoord
Jun 30 all-day

Join fellow expats for a lazy Sunday afternoon under the orchards at Nieuw Rotsoord in Utrecht. Utrecht International Sunday Market is an event for locals and internationals to mix and mingle! No matter what happens in terms of the Dutch weather, it will be a Sunday to remember.

Fun for expats of all ages in Utrecht from 14-17 h

Here’s what to expect at the Utrecht International Sunday Market:

Free entry  – BBQ Sausage Sizzle – Tropical mocktail bar  – Mini flea market
Plant stall  – Homemade cakes – International bookstall –  Raffle
Face painting Kids’  – lemonade stand – Local entertainment  – International business stalls
Kids crafts  – Animals – Fun and games and more!

Don’t miss the Utrecht International Sunday Market

The Utrecht International Sunday Market is a fundraising event for charity, organised by the International Women’s Contact Utrecht. If you would like to contribute or if you are a small local business who would like a stall at the event, please contact Vanessa from the IWCU by email.

See you there! Bring your friends. Everyone’s welcome, whether you’re an international or a local!

 

Source: IAmExpat

Jul
12
Fri
Home Made Market – Summer Market @ Oude Dorp
Jul 12 @ 03:00 – 09:00

The Home Made – Summer Market in the old center of Nieuwerkerk a/d Ijssel on Friday 12th July 15-21h

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/  or https://www.facebook.com/events/306614143374282/

 

Jul
14
Sun
Home Made Market – on tour @ Mariaplaats
Jul 14 all-day

The Home Made on the Market in Utrecht on Sunday 14th July, 11-17h

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/

 

Jul
28
Sun
Swan Market Utrecht @ Vredenburg
Jul 28 all-day

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.

Saturday and Sunday from 11 to 17 h Vredenburg in Utrecht

Sep
6
Fri
Joy Asian Streetfood Festival @ Griftpark
Sep 6 – Sep 8 all-day

Sushi lovers, Asian Street Food, karaoke and relaxation massages can indulge in Asian delicacies in September, marvel at the richly decorated grounds and enjoy the accompanying entertainment and a DJ who entertains in the evenings. This year, dozens of food trucks serve a varied selection of the tastiest Asian Street Food dishes at Griftpark for three days. Sushi & Asian Street Food Festival JOY is free and suitable for all ages.

This spring, the JOY festival will transform Griftpark into a vibrant open-air restaurant with an Asian touch. At the kaitensushi – sushi on the assembly line – visitors can show their chopstick skills. The mobile food trucks also serve tasty Asian Street Food including Yakitori, Bao Buns, Poké Bowls and Japanese poffertjes. The dishes are served on colorful plates and in sizzling steam baskets. The beverage range consists of refreshing drinks, cold beers, a good glass of wine and exotic creations from the cocktail bar. The playful decor with a colorful collection of cheerful lanterns and Japanese umbrellas fits in with the bustling atmosphere.

Visitors can play their singing qualities during a karaoke session, challenge friends to nostalgic arcade games in the game room, relax at a wonderful yoga class or relaxation massage and learn the intricacies of Japanese cuisine at a sushi workshop. A DJ closes the evenings musically. A children’s program has been prepared for the youngest guests, with cooking workshops, craft activities, theater and games such as mikado and sumo wrestling.

Sushi & Asian Streetfood Festival JOY is free of charge. When ordering the first drink you pay a one-off fee of € 2.50 for your festival glass. This contribution saves tens of thousands of plastic cups & you contribute to a clean Griftpark. There is a “pin-only” policy in the field.

Sep
21
Sat
Elfia – Fantasy Fair @ Castle Haarzuilens
Sep 21 – Sep 22 all-day

Elfia is an outdoor fantasy event where forest elves, muses, nymphs, druids and knights in shining armour convene twice a year. The philosophy is “you’ll never dream alone” and that’s why Elfia invites you to join the elfin clan to celebrate this fantastical event together.

End of summer 2019 in Haarzuliens
The spring edition of Elfia takes place over two days at Castle De Haar in Haarzuilens outside Utrecht, which transforms into a magical kingdom.

Make sure to browse the Elfia website for ticket rates for you and your clan! Entry is free for children under 2 years of age; for children age 3 to 11, there is a 35 percent discount. Minors under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.