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Nov
2
Sat
Kino Special: Stories from Berlin @ Kino Rotterdam
Nov 2 – Dec 24 all-day

Exactly thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall KINO looks back at the city’s rich cinematic history through eight feature films, an epic television series and a riveting music documentary spanning over eight decades. Starting November 2nd we take a kaleidoscopic deep dive into a city that for better and for worse dictated the cultural agenda of a continent like no other city has done in the 20th century. In partnership with the Goethe Institute we bring you a selection of films that defined the many aspects of this sprawling metropole and its people.

 

All with English subtitles

Nov
9
Sat
Cool Event Scheveningen 2019 @ Outside the Kurhaus
Nov 9 2019 – Jan 18 2020 all-day

This winter Scheveningen is again the place to be for the ultimate winter sport experience. From 09 November 2018 to 26 January 2019 The Hague’s beach resort will be transformed into a true winter wonderland called ‘Cool Event’.

Ice Expo Scheveningen
The ice sculpture exhibition is back again this year. You can come and admire the ice sculptures and also see how they are made. The Ice Expo can be found in the tent on the beach next to the Pier. From 7 December to 12 January. Admission costs € 10.00 for adults and € 650 for children.

Kurhausplein on Ice
In front of the famous Kurhaus Hotel you will find the beautiful 600 square metre covered ice skating rink. The skating rink is open every day from 10.00 to 22.00 hrs. There are other opening hours in effect during the public holidays on 24, 25 and 31 December and on 1 January.

Admission to the ice skating rink costs € 6.00. Skates are available for hire for € 5.00 a pair and you will also need to leave a deposit of € 10.00. Gloves or mittens are required.

A warm drink
Take a seat at one of the outdoor cafes (with heating) around the square and enjoy a delicious meal or glass of mulled wine or mug of hot chocolate. This winter the restaurants around the square are offering the Kurhausplein deal with meals and ice skating (including the skate rental).

More info
For the complete programme and prices visit the website at www.cooleventscheveningen.nl

Nov
11
Mon
Winter De Efteling
Nov 11 2019 – Feb 2 2020 all-day

From 11 Nov – 2 Feb 

Add some magic to your winter at the dazzling Winter Efteling! Enter the enchanted kingdom and take in the breathtaking sights all around you.

Winter Efteling wonderland
The fairytale wonderland of the Efteling is a marvellous sight to behold during the winter days and the long winter evenings. Decorations with thousands of lights, heart-warming bonfires and special attractions add even more magic to the beautiful theme park.

Only during the Winter Efteling
Only during the Winter Efteling, the parks adds a 400-metre-long ice skating rink to its attractions. You can also catch Aquanura, the largest water show in Europe.

Every day, the Snow Princess and Fire Prince will pay a musical visit to the bonfires in their sleigh. Then they will return to their Ice Palace, where there’s a real snow slide. Wintry snacks, Belgian waffles, soups and hot chocolate milk can be bought in stalls all around the park.

Evening specials
In the evening, attraction Villa Volta changes into a giant optical illusion. Raveleijn, a park show with horses and ravens, becomes extra exciting with spectacular fires and lights. Around 200 fountains, scattered around the grounds, will bring attractions to life with music, fire and light effects.

Book your tickets
There are various different package deals available on the Efteling website, such as dinner deals and accommodation deals. Check out the Winter Efteling deals and book the package that best suits you and your family. Book your Winter Efteling tickets and let the magic begin.

Source: IAmExpat

Nov
15
Fri
Christmas Market Velvet Cave @ Valkenburg
Nov 15 2019 – Jan 5 2020 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
20
Wed
International Documentary Film Festival @ Various Locations
Nov 20 – Dec 1 all-day

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor idfa amsterdam 2019 November, the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) transforms Amsterdam’s city centre into a paradise for documentary film fans.

IDFA treats documentary lovers to the latest and greatest domestic and international arrivals from the documentary film world. No other festival brings together so many great films, devoted fans and talented film-makers in one place, making IDFA one of the world’s leading documentary film festivals. The films presented at IDFA all tell extraordinary stories about life – often revealing and moving, they can also be shocking or funny.

A global perspective
With hundreds of international documentaries on offer, IDFA’s programming provides a look at the world from a variety of unique perspectives. Taking viewers to some of the world’s poorest and wealthiest places, the documentaries featured are often as poetic as they are powerful.

The complete programme can be found on the IDFA website. A large proportion of the film screenings are in English or with English subtitles.

20 Nov – 1 Dec in Amsterdam 

Locations can be found here: https://www.idfa.nl/en/info/locations

Nov
21
Thu
Finnish Christmas Market @ Finse Huis
Nov 21 – Nov 24 all-day

The Finnish Christmas Bazaar will be open from 21 to 24 November and from 28 November to 1 December.

The Annual Christmas Bazaar of the Rotterdam Finnish Seamen’s Mission is drawing nearer. The Christmas Bazaar has lots of fun to offer for the entire family.

At the Bazaar selections you can find Finnish textiles, design glass and ceramics, home ware, wooden items, books, CDs, Christmas items, Sauna related products and hand crafts. Come and buy quality products from Finland for yourself or as a gift.

At the Finnish supermarket you will find both traditional Finnish delicacies, as well as the latest innovations in Finnish cooking. Participate in the Bazaar Lottery, where you can win a trip to Finnish Lapland including a 2 night stay in Helsinki. Our cafeteria offers tasty homemade pastry and snacks. Or come and enjoy a hot cup of Finnish Glühwein called Glögi.

Naturally, the real Finnish Santa Claus will visit the Bazaar!

Free entry!

Opening times

21.11. 12-20
22.11. 12-20
23.11. 11-18 

24.11. 11-18

and

28.11. 12-20

29.11. 12-20
30.11. 11-18
01.12. 11-18

Free entry!

Nov
22
Fri
The English Theater: Black is the colour of my voice @ Zaal 3
Nov 22 – Nov 24 all-day
The English Theater: Black is the colour of my voice @ Zaal 3 | Den Haag | Zuid-Holland | Netherlands

ONLY TICKETS LEFT FOR SUNDAY AFTERNOON

This November, The English Theater is hosting a wonderful performance in Zaal 3, The Hague; Black is the colour of my voice. Attached you find the press release.
When and where?

• 22 & 23 November 20:30
• 24 November 2019 15:00
• Workshop You Do YOU
Saturday 23 November 2019 – 14:00 – 17:00|
@Zaal 3, The Hague

About the performance
Building from the big success of her play, Woke in late January in The Hague, the Fringe First award winner Apphia Campbell brings Black is the Color of My Voice to the Netherlands for the first time!
This acclaimed and thought-provoking play with music was originally produced in Shanghai (by Play the Spotlight Theatre), where Campbell worked as one of the city’s most-in demand performers. Inspired by the life and civil rights activism of the legendary Nina Simone, the story follows the fictional character of Mena Bordeaux, a successful jazz singer seeking salvation after the untimely death of her father, intertwining her political engagement and devastating events such as the Alabama church bombing and death of Dr Martin Luther king. Sitting alone in her room, she reflects on her journey through life which started as a young piano prodigy, destined for a life in the services of the church, to soon becoming a renowned jazz vocalist.
Tickets and more info: www.theenglishtheatre.nl
Hopefully you are able to share this performance with your readers and followers.

STET The English Theatre www.theenglishtheatre.nl
T: +31 (0)630050018/+31 (0)613600094
E: colinda@theenglishtheatre.nl
Fb: www.facebook.com/TheEnglishTheatre

Internations Event – Maquerade Party @ Bilderberg Parkhotel
Nov 22 @ 19:30 – 23:30

On Friday evening,  InterNations organises a Masquerade Party at Bilderberg Parkhotel  in Rotterdam from 19.30-23.30h. Entrance is 10 Euro. You can join InterNations and become a member:

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

Nov
23
Sat
Danish Christmas Market @ Danish Church
Nov 23 – Nov 25 all-day

Danish Christmas Market at the Danish Church in Rotterdam, Coolhaven 1

Friday from 10 to 19h

Saturday  from 10 to 17h

Sunday from 10-16h

 

And on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 November, same times as above.

Nov
24
Sun
Danish Christmas Market @ Danish Church
Nov 24 – Nov 26 all-day

Danish Christmas Market at the Danish Church in Rotterdam, Coolhaven 1

Friday from 10 to 19h

Saturday  from 10 to 17h

Sunday from 10-16h

 

And on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 November, same times as above.

Nov
28
Thu
Amsterdam Light Festival @ Amsterdam City Centre
Nov 28 2019 – Jan 19 2020 all-day

The Amsterdam Light Festival is set to return on 28 November 2019, running until 19 January 2020, (literally) putting Amsterdam’s beautiful city centre and its canals in the limelight.

What many people may not know, is that the light art installations of Amsterdam Light Festival are exclusively made for the festival. From an artwork in the masts of the VOC ship ‘de Amsterdam’ to the works that are harnessed above the Herengracht – they were all created with a specific location in mind.

Amsterdam Light Festival strives to create innovative and unique works of art, which is why the festival works together with a host of talented artists, architects and designers. They submitted their trailblazing ideas on account of a worldwide Call for Concepts, after which a carefully curated jury made a selection of the best ideas. These concepts were then realized by Amsterdam Light Festival.

Maybe reserve a spot on a boat to get a tour of the best light route. https://amsterdamlightfestival.com/en/book-a-tour

Finnish Christmas Market @ Finse Huis
Nov 28 – Dec 1 all-day

The Finnish Christmas Bazaar will be open from 21 to 24 November and from 28 November to 1 December.

The Annual Christmas Bazaar of the Rotterdam Finnish Seamen’s Mission is drawing nearer. The Christmas Bazaar has lots of fun to offer for the entire family.

At the Bazaar selections you can find Finnish textiles, design glass and ceramics, home ware, wooden items, books, CDs, Christmas items, Sauna related products and hand crafts. Come and buy quality products from Finland for yourself or as a gift.

At the Finnish supermarket you will find both traditional Finnish delicacies, as well as the latest innovations in Finnish cooking. Participate in the Bazaar Lottery, where you can win a trip to Finnish Lapland including a 2 night stay in Helsinki. Our cafeteria offers tasty homemade pastry and snacks. Or come and enjoy a hot cup of Finnish Glühwein called Glögi.

Naturally, the real Finnish Santa Claus will visit the Bazaar!

Free entry!

Opening times

21.11. 12-20
22.11. 12-20
23.11. 11-18 

24.11. 11-18

and

28.11. 12-20

29.11. 12-20
30.11. 11-18
01.12. 11-18

Free entry!

Nov
29
Fri
Changez XL – Black Friday Festival @ BlueCity
Nov 29 all-day

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor changez xl rotterdamIn BlueCity (formerly Tropicana) you can visit Black Friday’s circular counterpart: CHANGEZ XL on Friday 29 November. With a clothing, toy and stuff exchange and cool circular entrepreneurs.

Admission is free, but registration is necessary https://www.eventbrite.com/e/changez-xl-black-friday-festival-tickets-80432609099

 

Finnish Christmas Market @ Finse Huis
Nov 29 – Dec 2 all-day

The Finnish Christmas Bazaar will be open from 21 to 24 November and from 28 November to 1 December.

The Annual Christmas Bazaar of the Rotterdam Finnish Seamen’s Mission is drawing nearer. The Christmas Bazaar has lots of fun to offer for the entire family.

At the Bazaar selections you can find Finnish textiles, design glass and ceramics, home ware, wooden items, books, CDs, Christmas items, Sauna related products and hand crafts. Come and buy quality products from Finland for yourself or as a gift.

At the Finnish supermarket you will find both traditional Finnish delicacies, as well as the latest innovations in Finnish cooking. Participate in the Bazaar Lottery, where you can win a trip to Finnish Lapland including a 2 night stay in Helsinki. Our cafeteria offers tasty homemade pastry and snacks. Or come and enjoy a hot cup of Finnish Glühwein called Glögi.

Naturally, the real Finnish Santa Claus will visit the Bazaar!

Free entry!

Opening times

21.11. 12-20
22.11. 12-20
23.11. 11-18 

24.11. 11-18

and

28.11. 12-20

29.11. 12-20
30.11. 11-18
01.12. 11-18

Free entry!

Nov
30
Sat
Finnish Christmas Market @ Finse Huis
Nov 30 – Dec 3 all-day

The Finnish Christmas Bazaar will be open from 21 to 24 November and from 28 November to 1 December.

The Annual Christmas Bazaar of the Rotterdam Finnish Seamen’s Mission is drawing nearer. The Christmas Bazaar has lots of fun to offer for the entire family.

At the Bazaar selections you can find Finnish textiles, design glass and ceramics, home ware, wooden items, books, CDs, Christmas items, Sauna related products and hand crafts. Come and buy quality products from Finland for yourself or as a gift.

At the Finnish supermarket you will find both traditional Finnish delicacies, as well as the latest innovations in Finnish cooking. Participate in the Bazaar Lottery, where you can win a trip to Finnish Lapland including a 2 night stay in Helsinki. Our cafeteria offers tasty homemade pastry and snacks. Or come and enjoy a hot cup of Finnish Glühwein called Glögi.

Naturally, the real Finnish Santa Claus will visit the Bazaar!

Free entry!

Opening times

21.11. 12-20
22.11. 12-20
23.11. 11-18 

24.11. 11-18

and

28.11. 12-20

29.11. 12-20
30.11. 11-18
01.12. 11-18

Free entry!

Dec
1
Sun
Finnish Christmas Market @ Finse Huis
Dec 1 – Dec 4 all-day

The Finnish Christmas Bazaar will be open from 21 to 24 November and from 28 November to 1 December.

The Annual Christmas Bazaar of the Rotterdam Finnish Seamen’s Mission is drawing nearer. The Christmas Bazaar has lots of fun to offer for the entire family.

At the Bazaar selections you can find Finnish textiles, design glass and ceramics, home ware, wooden items, books, CDs, Christmas items, Sauna related products and hand crafts. Come and buy quality products from Finland for yourself or as a gift.

At the Finnish supermarket you will find both traditional Finnish delicacies, as well as the latest innovations in Finnish cooking. Participate in the Bazaar Lottery, where you can win a trip to Finnish Lapland including a 2 night stay in Helsinki. Our cafeteria offers tasty homemade pastry and snacks. Or come and enjoy a hot cup of Finnish Glühwein called Glögi.

Naturally, the real Finnish Santa Claus will visit the Bazaar!

Free entry!

Opening times

21.11. 12-20
22.11. 12-20
23.11. 11-18 

24.11. 11-18

and

28.11. 12-20

29.11. 12-20
30.11. 11-18
01.12. 11-18

Free entry!

Dec
13
Fri
Christmas Market at Botanical Garden Trompenburg @ Trompenburg
Dec 13 – Dec 15 all-day

From Friday 13 until 15  December 2019, a Christmas market takes place at the Trompenburg botanical garden in Rotterdam. There will 50 stalls, think about biscuits and cake from Koekela, bread from Jordy’s bakery, handmade ware, like jewellery, shawls, hads etc. 

Open:
Friday 15 – 21 h
Saturday 10 -16 h
Sunday 10 – 16 h .

For more information see

https://www.facebook.com/events/1927752567328022/

or

website of Trompenburg

Children:

There is a lantern parade for children on Friday evening. Children until 12 years old are welcome at 18h to take part.  Tickets are 5 Euro At 19h there will be a football game in Santa outfit. 

On Saturday and Sunday there will be a merry-go-round and bouncing castle for kids and they can also back bread and take part in Winter games. 

 

Jun
5
Fri
Dordt in Stoom (Steam Power Event) @ Dordrecht
Jun 5 – Jun 7 all-day

On June 5-7 the largest steam power event in Europe will be held for the 19th time in Dordrecht, which is just south of Rotterdam.

Organisers expect 250,000 visitors at this celebration of stream. Admission to ‘Dordt in Steam’ is free, however, a day-ticket (‘Stoomrondje Dordt’) can be purchased for round trips on historic stream transport.

On Friday evening, Dordt in Steam will open with an impressive naval parade on the river.

Dordt in Steam is spread across two areas in the city which are linked with (steam)ships, steam trains and old-timer buses.

By purchasing a day-ticket for the ‘Stoomrondje Dordt’, the visitor will have access to the various forms of historic transport at the event. It also includes admission to the Model Building Show. The day-ticket is available at all departure points. Be aware that a round trip lasts at least three hours!

In the picturesque harbour area next to the Groothoofd, Kuipershaven, Wolwevershaven and the Merwekade, dozens of steam-powered ships, machines and vehicles will be on view.

Steamboats will be make round trips on the river. For children, miniature steam trains will also be operating. Various (steam)ships will also be open for visitors.

International participants will display model trains, miniature steam powered machinery and model ships in a large model building show. You can travel by steamtrain or steamboat to visit this great Model Builing Show.

Sidewalk cafes and live music will add to steamy atmosphere.

 

Source TheHagueOnline

Jun
18
Thu
CHIO – Equestrian Event @ Kralingse Bos
Jun 18 – Jun 21 all-day

At the 72ndh CHIO Rotterdam the very best international riders and horses in the world will compete in the FEI Nations Cup Jumping and Dressage classes and the Longines Grand Prix Port of Rotterdam. From June 21 until June 25 in the beautiful Kralingse Bos many chef d’equipes select the teams that will represent their countries at European Championships in August 2018. With a long history going back to 1948, CHIO Rotterdam is the eldest international sport event in Rotterdam and the only 5* equestrian event in the Netherlands. The FEI selected CHIO Rotterdam as the organiser for the FEI European Championships Jumping, Dressage and Para -Dressage 2019.

Besides exciting equestrian sport, the CHIO Rotterdam presents four days of networking, fun for kids, shows, the Stroodorp and excellent hospitality. There is something for everybody!