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Tulip Festival @ various locations in Amsterdam
Apr 1 – Apr 30 all-day

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/

National Museum Week @ 400 Museums
Apr 8 – Apr 14 all-day

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.



Sport Film Festival @ LantarenVenster
Apr 10 – Apr 14 all-day

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.


King’s Day Fun Fair @ Schiehaven
Apr 13 – May 5 all-day

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

Motel Mozaïque festival @ Various Locations
Apr 18 – Apr 20 all-day

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.

Japanese Garden Open @ Clingendael Estate
Apr 27 – Jun 9 all-day

The magnificent Japanese Garden will reopen its doors for 6 weeks only from Saturday, 27 April to Sunday, 9 June so you can admire the spring colours in their full glory. The garden will be open daily from 9.00 to 20.00 hrs. during this 6-week period.

The Japanese Garden was created in the beginning of the 20th century by the former owner of the country estate of Clingendael, Marguérite M. Baroness van Brienen (1871-1939), also called Lady Daisy. Lady Daisy sailed off a number of times by ship to Japan and brought back to the Netherlands a number of lanterns, a water cask, sculptures, the pavilion, the little bridges and several plants. The original design with the serene pond, meandering brook and the winding pathways has remained intact all these years.

The Municipality of The Hague has always taken great care of the Japanese Garden because of its uniqueness and tremendous historical value. The garden was placed on the list of national historical monuments in 2001. Due to its fragility, the garden can be visited only during 2 short periods of the year.

More info
You can find more information under Japanese Garden in Clingendael Park.

Festival Circusstad @ Center of Rotterdam
May 1 – May 5 all-day

Performers come closer than ever and invite you to join in during Circusstad Festival. Featuring a variety of workshops and shows.

Circusstad Festival takes over the center of Rotterdam and fills it with amazing stunts and bizarre skills!
Astonishing performances
The festival brings the most beautiful, heroic and spectacular performances to the city center, performed by (inter)national artists and acrobats.

Join the Circus
Wanna fly, balance of juggle a ridiculous amount of balls? They performers of Circusstad will teach you! Join a workshop or practice your circus skills on the playground. Then take a load off with a drink amongst the circus performers!

Food Truck Festival Trek @ Vroesenpark
May 9 – May 12 all-day

Vroesenpark transforms into a large open-air restaurant with dozens of mobile kitchens where food, drinks, live music and theater are combined.

There’s plenty to see while savoring the most delicious snacks. There’s a stage for music and performing arts in the ‘BurgeRmeester’, a theater convoy moves through the park to entertain the audience, and crowd-pleasing carnival classics are set up for some good, old-fashioned fun. As the night falls, the best funk, soul and ‘80’s songs fill up the dancefloor.

Entrance to the park is free!


It is advisable to go on your bike!

Opening hours 10-13 May:

Thursday 10 from 14- 23 h

Friday 11 from 16 – 23 h

Saturday 12 from 14 – 23 h

Sunday 13 from 14 – 21.30h

Art Breda @ Breepark
May 11 – May 19 all-day

ART Breda is the prime fair for art, antiques and design in the south of the Netherlands.

This event, taking place at Breepark in Breda, is the foremost event in the south of the country for anyone who admires intriguing and unusual works of art and design, and one-of-a-kind antiques.

Famous art dealers and collectors from the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany will exhibit their collections, inviting visitors to journey through European paintings from the 17th century right up to the 21st century, as well as exotic Asiatic art, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, jewellery, clocks and prints.

Special activities at ART Breda

A number of special exhibitions and activities are going on for the duration of ART Breda.

The Royal VHOK Pavillion

There will be daily art sessions run by the Royal VHOK, inviting you to experience art and antiques in-depth. The Royal VHOK is the Dutch society of antique dealers and is the oldest and most renowned organisation of antiques dealers in the Netherlands. The society aims to bring the highest standards, practical knowledge and discerning taste in exploring the field of art.

Daily tours

Twice daily, you can take a free tour of the fair, guided by art historian Marius van Dam. These tours take place at 12.30pm and 4pm each day and you can take part by signing up at the information desk.


Source: IamExpat

Rotterdam Art Music Festival @ Doelen
May 14 – May 18 all-day

During Rotterdam Art Music Festival adventurous music lovers get the chance to meet the international vanguard of the innovators in classical music.

Expect sparkling concerts, crossovers and groundbreaking music by talented musicians who dare to make connections with other genres such as jazz and pop.

Opening evening ROAM
The festival will be opened on Tuesday evening 14 May with a performance by the indie-classical pioneers of ensembles in collaboration with American hip-hop artist Astronautalis, TEMKO and Rotterdam word artist Y.M.P.

On Thursday 16 May, the program will continue with more than twenty performances, spread throughout the city with the Doelen as a vibrant festival center. Join the interactive smartphone show by Arthur Wagenaar, dance to Vivaldi’s Four Seasons by the Scottisch Ensemble and Anna Meredith, visit Monica Germino’s whisper concert MUTED in AVL Mundo or club in WORM on Thursday and Friday nights.


Dutch Beer Tasting Festival @ Grote Kerk
May 16 – May 18 all-day

Dutch Beer Tasting Festival – 16, 17 & 19 May 2019
From Thursday 16 May until Saturday 18 May the 8th edition of Nederlands Bierproeffestival, the Dutch beer tasting festival will take place. During the festival beer lovers enjoy the greatest possible variety of beers in a relaxed atmosphere. The festival takes place in the unique setting of the Grote Kerk (church) in The Hague and is the opening event of the Dutch Beer Week.

43 Dutch breweries present more than 250 beers during the Dutch Beer Tasting Festival. Visitors have the possibility to talk with brew masters about their beers and the brewing process and can sign up for interesting masterclasses given by beer experts to, for example, learn more about the various beer styles. Most importantly, visitors can also enjoy delicious beer and food combinations.

Tickets for the Dutch Beer Tasting Festival can be purchased in the ticketshop. Tickets cost € 13.00 on Thursday and Saturday, and € 15.50 on Friday. At the entrance visitors receive a tasting glass and a festival guide. We welcome everybody above the age of 18 years!

The organization of the Dutch Beer Tasting Festival advises visitors to use public transport. The Grote Kerk (church) is situated in The Hague city center and is easy to reach by public transport from stations The Hague Central station and The Hague Holland Spoor. For more information, please visit the website of 9292.nl and/or the city of The Hague (). If you decide to come to the festival by car, we advise you to appoint a designated driver to drive you back home safely. Alcohol-free beer and soft drinks are also available at the festival. Alcohol and traffic do not mix.

Nederlands Bierproeffestival

Rotterdam Architechture Month @ Post Office and other locations
May 24 – Jun 16 all-day

FRI 24 MAY UNTIL SUN 16 JUNE – Rotterdam Architechture Months

Exhibitions, debates, rooftop parties, excursions and sleepovers at an architects’ place: in May/June Rotterdam is all about architecture. With a fully loaded programme, there’s not just fun activities for architects, but for everyone else as well!

Post podium buiten
During Rotterdam Architecture Month (RAM) the former post office at the Coolsingel transforms into the stage for Rotterdam architecture: POST Podium.

At POST Podium you will find an extensive architecture program for a whole month! There will be lectures, debates, movie nights and music. During the weekends, the post office can be visited free of charge and is also the information point for the many excursions and events that take place during the Rotterdam Architecture Month.

Rollende keukens festival – Rolling Kitchen @ Westergasfabriek
May 29 – Jun 2 all-day
The Weekend of the Rolling Kitchens brings an annual dose of outdoor mobile food fun to the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam. The event returns for its tenth edition from 29 May until 2 June 2017.

Mobile delicacies

During a (long) weekend, dozens of mobile kitchens descend upon the park in the west of Amsterdam to create an enormous open air restaurant! Food to suit every appetite is on the menu, with everything from fresh Italian pizza to sophisticated seafood dishes on offer.

Hunt around for your favourite dish(es), pick up your order and relax under the sun (or later in the evening, stars) as you enjoy your food. There’s no entrance charge for Rolling Kitchens and the food is designed to tickle the most culinary of taste buds without breaking the bank.

More information

Rolling Kitchens is open from 13:00 to 23:00 on all 5 days of the event. The Westergasfabriek is about 30 minutes’ walk from Amsterdam Central Station or tram number 10 stops nearby.

Entrance is free

For more information, check the Rolling Kitchens website.

Family Festival Hemeltjelief @ NDSM Werf
May 30 all-day
This family festival steals the show every Ascension Day with an enormous musical and theatrical line-up and plenty of events and activities. Hemeltjelief takes place  on Thursday, 30 May 2019.

Music, theatre and family festival – Theme Space
The main and DJ stages are traditionally located along the River IJ and play host to acts including up-and-coming Amsterdam bands and stacks of Amsterdam DJs. There’s always a packed programme of art, theatre & crafts to keep the family entertained the entire day.

Tickets, info & afterparty
The Hemeltjelief Festival is tradtionally open from 11:00 until 23:00, festivalgoers under 12 get in for free. And if you haven’t had your fill of the fun, there’s usually an afterparty at the Noorderlicht Café.

Check the Hemeltjelief website for more information.

Spanish Film Festival @ Lantaren Venster
Jun 4 – Jun 9 all-day


Amsterdam Spanish Film Festival comes to Rotterdam! Discover and engage with a carefully honed selection of cinema from Spain and Spanish speaking Latin America.

This year, Amsterdam Spanish Film Festival will take you on an exciting and heart-warming journey through the world of Spanish cinema, music and gastronomy. Along the way, you will discover a handpicked selection of films from various genres.
What to expect
From engaging thrillers to entertaining comedies, from moving dramas and action movies to documentaries, this selection will once again demonstrate the dynamism and creativity of Spanish cinema today. Filmmakers and actors will join you at the festival to present their work and bring some extra background and insight to the screenings. Tasty food will follow most of the screenings: jamón ibérico and other Spanish nibbles will accompany Spanish drinks.

All films are in Spanish, with subtitles in English.

Welcome to The Hague Event @ Centrale Bibliotheek
Jun 6 @ 17:00 – 19:00

Welcome to The Hague event
The Hague
Moving to another country can, at times, feel overwhelming. Whether you just arrived in the Netherlands or already settled in, your stay here involves some red tape to get through. That’s exactly where our newest event comes in!

On Thursday June 6 The Hague International Centre organises ‘Welcome to The Hague’. So would like to get to know The Hague better? Meet fellow expats? Receive information about formalities, schooling, healthcare and housing? And tips on what to do in your free time? Then this event might just be the thing for you!

The programme includes:
an overview of useful resources for finding information.
an opportunity to ask questions.
presentations on ‘Living in the Netherlands’ and ‘Who are the Dutch’.
information about The Hague International Centre, ACCESS and tourist information.
a walking tour of The Hague’s historic city centre.
we’ll end the walking tour with a free drink in the city centre

Thursday June 6 from 17:00 hrs to 19:00 hrs.

Centrale Bibliotheek
Spui 68
2511 BT, The Hague

Room: Studio B

Internationals living in The Hague, Delft, Leidschendam-Voorburg or Rijswijk.

Please note: While the event will be of particular interest to new residents of The Hague, people living in the surrounding region are welcome to attend. There are no facilities or activities for children during this event.

About The Hague International Centre
We offer information and guidance about living and working in The Hague region. We also take care of formalities such as municipal registration, citizen service number (BSN), issuance of residence permits. Moreover, we organise events for you to settle in The Hague region. We do this in close collaboration with our partners ACCESS and the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND).

Participation in the Welcome to The Hague programme is free of charge but registration is required.

50th Poetry International Festival @ De Doelen
Jun 13 – Jun 16 all-day

The Poetry International Festival Rotterdam will be 50 this year! It is the oldest festival in the city, one of the oldest in the country, with a wealth of history and highlights. Nobel prize-winning poets were on the Poetry venues as young talents, the festival being an example and founding father of poetry festivals worldwide. Poetry International celebrates this anniversary with an extra festive festival edition in the Doelen where the festival first took place in 1970.

Innovative poets bring versatile poetry to the fabric of time. Unique fusion of poetry with music, film and dance from appealing artists reinforce the power, beauty and personal impact of poetry, sometimes as an intimate recital or workshop, and sometimes as a multidisciplinary theatrical poetry spectacle. Right in the city, inviting, challenging, not to be missed.

Please  check out the website of the festival to see the list of poets taking part and the programme.

Hering Party @ Plein
Jun 13 @ 17:00 – 20:00

The biggest Haringparty in The Hague where everyone is really welcome! Do you like herring and socializing? Then come to the Plein on Thursday 13 June between 5 pm and 8 pm and enjoy the Hollands Nieuwe and the various entertainment. But even if you don’t like herring, this is a party you don’t want to miss!

Oerol Festival @ Terschelling
Jun 14 – Jun 23 all-day

Every June, the island of Terschelling in the Wadden Sea is transformed for ten days into a unique natural stage for theatre, dance, street theatre, art and music.

Terschellings Oerol festival has a reputation as one of the most fun, most exceptional theatre festivals in Europe. From its roots as a small festival in 1982, Oerol has grown to become a true phenomenon. Every June, the island of Terschelling in the Wadden Sea is transformed for ten days into a unique natural stage for theatre, dance, street theatre, art and music. The shows are created or adapted specially for the exceptional locations where there are performed. From theatre spectacle to mime, from intimate musical theatre to hilarious circus shows, from Westerns to interactive installations: you will find all of this and more in the dunes, on the beaches, in the woods, on the dikes, in sheds and barns and simply on the streets.

With 130.000 tickets sold each year Oerol is a big theatrefestival that bridges the gap between emerging artists and a large audience. Hundreds of (inter)national programmers scout new work here. Besides this significant contribution to promoting mobility, Oerol also creates a temporary society in which artists and audience meet for several, consecutive days over which relationships deepen. With 75% of revenues coming from non-governmental bodies Oerol is a true cultural entrepreneur.

We are delighted to be your guide to the next edition of the Oerol festival – a fascination born from the passion of one man, and since then transmitted to tens of thousands. It is a great privilege to be able to share this fascination with so many others. Each year, the energy the festival generates attracts hundreds of artists to the island, and thanks to the endless curiosity of all the visitors, they feel the freedom to create new works, to experiment, investigate and present these.

Sail op Scheveningen – Maritime Event @ Scheveningen Harbour
Jun 20 – Jun 23 all-day

Sail op Scheveningen
The Liberty Tall Ships Regatta ‘Sail op Scheveningen’ will take place in Scheveningen Harbour from 20 to 23 June. Approximately 25 special Tall Ships, replicas and large oceangoing sailing ships from 10 countries can be seen in the harbour of Scheveningen.

Scheveningen will be the last stop of the Liberty Tall Ships Regatta which starts in Rouen, Normandy, to commemorate the 75-year anniversary of D-Day.

Special ships from around the world
This international maritime event is unique because you can admire the large oceangoing sailing ships (including a number of windjammers) from close up and go on board free of charge.

The fleet is made up of a unique collection of oceangoing sailing ships from the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Oman, Romania and France. In addition, you can see a number of replicas of ships from the Golden Age from Spain and Russia in the harbour of Scheveningen. Of the 25 sailing ships that will come to Scheveningen, 10 of them will be in the Netherlands for the first time.

Sail with the ships
For a unique maritime sailing experience, buy a ticket to sail on 1 of these special ships. Tickets can be purchased through the website.

Programme highlights
Thursday, 20 June
10.00 hrs.: Sail-In Parade
11.00 to 22.30 hrs.: Free visits to the ships, round trips (for a fee), street theatre quayside and food market
22.30 hrs.: Fireworks display

Friday, 21 June
16.00 hrs.: Crew parade
17.15 hrs.: Awards ceremony for the Liberty Tall Ships Regatta
22.30 hrs.: Fireworks display

Saturday, 22 June
11.00 to 22.30 hrs.: Free visits to the ships, round trips (for a fee), street theatre quayside and food market
22.30 hrs.: Fireworks display

Sunday, 23 June
11.00 to 22.30 hrs.: Free visits to the ships, round trips (for a fee), street theatre quayside and food market
16.00 hrs.: Sail-Out Parade
22.30 hrs.: Fireworks display

More info
For more information about the daily programme and to purchase tickets to sail on a boat, go to sailopscheveningen.nl.

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.

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

Jul 3 – Aug 10 all-day

Comedytrain International Summer Festival 2019

We’re excited to announce our line-up for CISF 2019! 6 weeks of international stand-up comedy in Amsterdam from Wed July 3rd untill Sat August 10th. Each week we present 2 international comedians selected by our own Comedytrain comedians, because they don’t want you to miss out on these brilliant acts!

We proudly present:

Week 1: Nina Conti & Sarah Kendall
Wed July 3rd
Thu July 4th
Fri July 5th
Sat July 6th

Week 2: Paul Foot & Sean McLoughlin
Wed July 10th
Thu July 11th
Fri July 12th
Sat July 13th

Week 3: Tim Key & John Kearns
Wed July 17th
Thu July 18th
Fri July 19th
Sat July 20th

Week 4: Phil Kay & TBA
Wed July 24th
Thu July 25th
Fri July 26th
Sat July 27th

Week 5: Fahim Anwar & TBA
Wed July 31st
Thu August 1st
Fri August 2nd
Sat August 3rd

Week 6: Derrick Brown & Nick Thune
Wed August 7th
Thu August 8th
Fri August 9th
Sat August 10th

Show time: 8.30 PM
Toomler & kitchen open: 7 PM
Tickets: Wed €15,- | Thu/Fri/Sat €20,-
(excl. € 1,60 service fee)

The ticket shop is also available in English. If you have questions, or if your bank is not available through our ticket shop, please send an e-mail to reserveringen@toomler.nl. If we are not sold out tickets can be bought at the box office with PIN or creditcard. Toomler is cashless.

Future Flux Festival @ Submarine Hangar
Jul 4 all-day

Future Flux Festival: meet the makers

Meet the makers at Future Flux Festival x 10YRDM Rotterdam. Get a glimpse of the dynamic world of the Rotterdam Makers District. Connect with the heroes of innovation & technology and get involved in a day full of tech, music & inspiration. Join us Thursday the 4th of July 2019 from 11:00 till 22:00 at RDM Rotterdam.

Entrance is free, but make sure to sign up.

Free entrance | Thursday July 4 | 11:00 – 22:00 | RDM Onderzeebootloods | www.futurefluxfestival.nl



4th of July celebrations @ Market 33
Jul 4 @ 18:30 – 23:00

Hey Everyone,

Join us this July 4th for an epic evening of dinner, drinks and fun to celebrate this special occasion. The 4th of July is the day the United States (back then the 13 colonies) gained it’s independence from the British. For Americans living abroad, missing the 4th of July celebration back home is the ultimate in homesickness. THIS YEAR WE BRING THE 4th of July to you!

To celebrate this momentous, fun and historical occasion we’ll be meeting at the lovely market 33 for dinner and drinks to celebrate. The event will feature:

•Incredible diverse selection of great food, from intricate hamburgers to vegan friendly dishes. There’s something for everyone!

•Incredible internationally minded Americans (Celebrate this special day amongst fellow citizens, not alone!)

•Wide Selection of drinks and spirits

•Patriotism at it’s finest

How to find us:

To find us walk up the stairs on the right to the wine bar. There will be some American Flags/ decorations! If you’re American, feel free to be as patriotic as you like ;o)

Feel free to bring a friend/colleague, event is open to all nationalities, NOT JUST Americans.

Everyone pays for their own consumption. Please register so we know you’re coming. Spots are limited!

About the venue

Market 33 unites a diverse range of food stands serving mouth-watering dishes produced by passionate local food entrepreneurs. Experience and be surprised by the wide variety of healthy dishes, delicious tastes and use of fresh ingredients – ranging from Asian street-food, sustainable fish dishes, crispy flammkuchen and cold pressed juices to gourmet pita’s and of course organic fries.

Roffa Mon Amour @ Floating Pavillion and LantarenVenster
Jul 17 – Jul 28 all-day
Roffa Mon Amour @ Floating Pavillion and LantarenVenster | Rotterdam | Zuid-Holland | Netherlands

Roffa Mon Amour is a film platform showing cinematic talent from around the world during the annual film festival (17-28 July 2019) and various cinema events throughout the year.

12 whole days of movies made by up-and-coming directors will be shown at a special location.
Movie Selection
These are artistic, exciting, intense, poetic, angry, funny, eccentric, absurd, political, and outrageous feature films with important contemporary theme’s, from all over the world. What these movies have in common is that we will definitely be hearing more from their creators in the future.

More Than Movies
This event offers more than movies; there’s plenty to do during the day as well! Previous years delighted visitors with vintage markets, party’s and a kids program. There’s also food, drinks and music on the roof terrace. What the program and location will be like this year hasn’t been announced yet. Keep an eye on the festival website and facebook page for more information and the latest updates.


Eendracht Festival @ Eendrachtsplein
Jul 18 – Jul 19 all-day

More than one hundred Rotterdam musicians, artists, organizations and entrepreneurs are found at this festival. Around Eendrachtsplein there are various stages, and
locations nearby provide places for performing artists.

Het Eendracht Festival is a free accessible showcase festival that offers twice a year a stage to the creative Rotterdammers who together want to make the city more lively. More than 130 musicians, artists, organisations and entrepeneurs from Rotterdam, spread around more than 15 festivallocations up and around the Eendrachtsplein will show all the things Rotterdam has to offer.

More information on Facebook

Jeudgvakantieland – Youth holiday land @ Ahoy Rotterdam
Jul 22 – Aug 2 all-day


From Monday 22 July till Friday 2 August 2018 Ahoy Rotterdam will be transformed into the largest playground of Rotterdam. For all children from 2 to 12 years there is a lot to do.

Jeugdvakantieland stands for 12 days full of exciting, spectacular and above all fun activities! The program is formed by a mix of sports, games, fun and education.

12 days, open from 10-16h.

Tickets are 8 Euro per day, you can order online or at ticket booth at Ahoy. (because of construction work the ticket booth is located in a container opposite Primark)

Should you have a Rotterdampas, you can get your ticket for 2 Euro only. Only available at the ticket booth. 

Rotterdam Unlimited celebrating Cultural Diversity @ various locations
Jul 23 – Jul 27 all-day

Block your agenda from Tuesday 23 till Saturday 27 July. Because that is when one of the biggest festivals in the Netherlands will celebrate the cultural diversity that makes Rotterdam the port city that it is!

 Rotterdam Unlimited is one of the biggest free street festivals in the hottest city of Europe, Rotterdam! The eclectic music scene, the famous creative arts community and 178 different cultures are the secret ingredients of Rotterdam’s incredibly vibrant and exciting atmosphere, clearly felt during your visit to Rotterdam Unlimited. Witness Rotterdam Unlimited and you are guaranteed a trip to remember. Aside from the photo opportunities, you can tap into 178 different cultures, make friends, and indulge in some serious partying.

Rotterdam Unlimited comprises of battles, parades, live music, dance and so much more. Exuberant live electronics, soca, hiphop, soul, R&B, drum-‘n bass and jungle: new music for a new generation of music fans. Whatever flavor of music you’re into you’ll find more than you can ask for on Rotterdam Unlimited.

Besides the stage programs, one can enjoy the battle of drums, a huge market with food from all over the world and of course the spectacular street parade, which will overwhelm the streets of Rotterdam by a wave of color, music and an incredible boost of energy.