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This winter, the artist Oscar Peters is showing a vibrant world in the Electriciteitsfabriek in which popular entertainment and macabre spectacles are celebrated. Peters shows 2 large kinetic installations in the more than 4000 m2 industrial factory. During the exhibition, the artist continues working in a temporary workplace where he creates new works of art that are integrated into the installations.
Nest and the Electriciteitsfabriek work together on large-scale solo presentations by kinetic artists.
Opening: Thursday January 30, 19:00 – 22:00
31 Jan – 22 Mar 2020
Friday: 16.00 – 20.00 hrs
Sat and Sun: 12.00 – 17.00 hrs
Combi-ticket Nest & EF:
Reduced (student, museumjaarkaart, CJP): €5,00
Kids <12: €2,00
ICOM, Ooievaarspas: Free
Application OPEN CALL
Want to see your artwork on the 130 m long rollercoaster ‘The Savage’? Apply with a proposal and send it at firstname.lastname@example.org stating ‘Open Call’ or bring a (sketch of your) work to the factory to discuss it with Oscar Peters.
A few practical details: the art work should have maximum weight of 10 kilo and needs to fit within an imaginable cube of 50x50x70 cm. Come and join the opening of VOLTA to experience the first works of art on the rollercoaster.
The country’s top figure skaters will make their way to the ice rink in De Uithof when The Hague hosts the Challenge Cup from 20 to 23 February.
Top skaters from all over the Netherlands will come to The Hague to show off their talent and compete for national skating titles. With competitions in single and pair figure skating as well as ice dancing.
The Challenge Cup is a competition for talent ranging from young, upcoming talent to seniors to get the chance to measure themselves against their peers.
Events take place throughout the day from Thursday, 20 February to Sunday, 23 February in De Uithof (Jaap Edenweg 10) in The Hague.
Tickets can be purchased at the sales counter in De Uithof during the event. A day pass for adults costs € 6.50 and an all-inclusive pass costs € 15.00. Children under 12 years are free of charge. You can also order the tickets online through the Ticketshop(externe link).
Check the website www.schaatsen.nl for competition information, results and practical information.
On Friday evening, 21st of February InterNations organises a Masquerade Party at CitizenM Hotel in Rotterdam from 19.30-00.30 h. Entrance is 10 Euro. You can join InterNations and become a member:
Amsterdam RAI hosts the Homemakers’ Fair every February. With hundreds of exhibitors lining up to show off the latest products on the market, this annual event is a household, shopping and life style feast!
Having sprung into life in 1950 as an opportunity to sell various homewares to Dutch house wives, the modern-day version of the Homemakers’ Fair has thankfully diversified beyond vacuum cleaners and kitchen aids. These days, fashion, beauty, food and drink and entertainment all play leading roles at this huge event.
Krokus Kabaal children’s theatre festival
Children in The Hague can enjoy the Krokus Kabaal theatre and art festival during their Spring break from Saturday, 22 to Friday, 28 of February. Upbeat, accessible, interactive, diverse and cool performances, films and activities for children of all backgrounds.
Children 12 years and younger can attend performances and take part in all kinds of activities such as music, dance, felt making, film and games at 10 different locations.
Each location will offer something fun to do with a lunch, songs, a concert, dancing and plenty of surprise performances.
The Krokus Kabaal festival takes place from Saturday, 22 to Friday 28 of February at the following locations: Laaktheater, Theater De Vaillant, Theater De Nieuwe Regentes, Diamant Theater, Theater Dakota, Leidschenveen/Ypenburg library and Muzee Scheveningen.
All performances, films and activities cost € 3.00 unless stated otherwise. The programme in the libraries is free.
For tickets and more information go to krokuskabaal.nl.
The Amsterdam Wine Festival takes place at the Westergasfabriek twice a year. During the harvest festivals in March, where the southern hemisphere stands central and during the harvest festivals in September we celebrate the harvests of the northern hemisphere. During those periodes the wine farmers celebrate that the grapes have been safely collected and the wine making process can begin. We celebrate that with them!
Date & Times
Friday, March 20 | 15:00 – 01:00
Saturday, March 21| 13:00 – 01:00
Sunday, March 22| 13:00 – 22:00
Location: Westergasfabriek – Gashouder, Transformatorhuis en Leidinghuis
Parking by car: Q-Park, Van Bleiswijkstraat 8, 1051 DG Amsterdam
More than 300 different wines
Starting from €3,- a glass
Workshops & masterclasses
Join our large wine quiz or the grape pitch contest
Bands & live DJ
A culinary journey around the world with top chefs and restaurants
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.
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!
MONO JAPAN is a celebration of contemporary Japanese craft and design. It is an event and a platform devoted to sophisticated beauty grounded in tradition, enriched with contemporary thinking, and refined to perfection with uncompromising skills. MONO JAPAN represents design that defies the gravity of the mundane and brings joy to the simplest rituals of every day.
Once a year, MONO JAPAN presents a carefully curated selection of exceptional Japanese products and introduces its makers to the European audience. It initiates and facilitates collaboration between Japanese and European artists and designers. The yearly event created in collaboration with and staged at the Lloyd Hotel Amsterdam, includes presentations, workshops and exhibitions as well as a public and B2B product fair.
The 5th edition will be at the new location NDSM-LOODS, we’ll celebrate our 5th anniversary from 28 to 30 August 2020!