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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

Jan
18
Sat
World Press Photo Exhibition @ Laurenskerk
Jan 18 – Feb 8 all-day

Visit the World Press Photo Exhibition 2020 on its world-wide tour showcasing the stories that matter with photography from the annual World Press Photo contest.

The winners were chosen by an independent jury that reviewed more than 73,000 photographs entered by 4,548 photographers from 125 countries.

 Opening hours

Monday to Saturday 10:30 am – 18:00 pm

Sunday 13:00 pm – 18:00 pm

Adjusted opening hours
January 19th open from 13:00 pm to 16:00 pm

www.worldpressphotoexporotterdam.com
www.facebook.com/WorldPressPhotoRotterdam/

General admission: €5.50
CJP: €4.50
Children under 12 years: free

Event Location
Laurenskerk Rotterdam , the Netherlands

Jan
20
Mon
Leidse Blues and Jazz Week @ Various locations
Jan 20 – Jan 26 all-day

On Monday 2o January, the Leiden Blues & Jazz Week will start in Leiden city center for the 39th time. Until Sunday 26 January there will be more than 70 performances, mostly in the ‘Jazz Quarter’ around Nieuwe Rijn, Nieuwstraat, Hooglandsekerk and Kaasmarkt. During the pub crawl on Wednesday 22 January, 30 concerts take place in cafés and restaurants throughout the city center.

Pub crawl:

Of course, the pub crawl cannot be missed. This takes place on the Wednesday 22 January. More than 35 catering locations will have live blues or jazz music that night. Also this year there are a number of new catering establishments including Grand Café De Burcht, Brasserie Bos, Belgian Beer Café Olivier and Bar Lokaal. In addition to the new stages, there are also the familiar places like ‘t Praethuys, De Marenpoort and Lemmy’s. In the Pieterswijk and along the Rapenburg the “Jazz Week” is also present from the Keyzer to Schommelen and the WW and everything on that route. Of course, there is music in many places along the Nieuwe Rijn and around the Hooglandse Kerk. https://www.deleidsejazzweek.nl/kroegentocht/

Event times:

Monday: 19.30 – 00:00
Tuesday: 19:30 – 00:00
Wednesday: 19:30 – 01:00
Thursday: 19.30 – 00:00
Friday: 19:30 – 01:00
Saturday: 12:00 – 01:00
Sunday: 13:00 – 00:00

Source: The Hague Online

Jan
22
Wed
International Film Festival Rotterdam @ De Doelen, Lantaren Venster and other venues
Jan 22 – Feb 2 all-day

International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) offers a high quality line-up of carefully selected fiction and documentary feature films, short films and media art. The festival’s focus is on recent work by talented new filmmakers. However, within the four sections the Festival presents, there is also room for retrospectives and themed programmes. IFFR actively supports new and adventurous filmmaking talent through its co-production market CineMart, its Hubert Bals Fund, Rotterdam Lab and other Industry activities.

IFFR is one of the largest audience and industry-driven film festivals in the world. During twelve festival days, hundreds of filmmakers and other artists present their work to a large audience and 2.538 film professionals. The festival’s Official Selection includes some 252 feature films and 225 short films out of 50 countries. It aims to organise and stimulate film-related activities in Rotterdam.

This year it starts Wednesday 22 January till Sunday 2 February.

Jan
24
Fri
Nijmegen Beer Festival @ Kolpinghuis
Jan 24 – Jan 26 all-day

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor bierfestival nijmegen 2020On the 24th, 25th and 26th January the Nijmegen Beer Festival – Winter Edition will take place. Three days full of special beer each with its own theme. This year in Kolpinghuis Nijmegen.

Friday from 17-2

Saturday from 13-1

Sunday from 13-9

Jan
25
Sat
Biggest Flea Market @ IJ Hallen
Jan 25 – Jan 26 all-day

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor ijhallenGreat sales and a great atmosphere at the Ij Hallen Flea Market

The IJ-Hallen is the biggest and most unique flea market in Europe and is located in the most densely populated area of The Netherlands. Because of the size of the market, supply and demand are perfectly balanced and you will have a great chance of finding what you are looking for. The IJ-Hallen is recommended to anyone who loves flea markets and great bargains.

Free parking
There is a free parking opportunity opposite to Papaverweg 50, 1032 KJ Amsterdam. From there you can go to the IJ-Hallen via the bridge by foot. It will be appoximately a 3-minute walk. Another option is parking closer to the market. However, parking fees are required there for visitors, which cost from 9am € 1,40 per hour. The choice is yours. The free NDSM-ferry from Amsterdam Central Station makes your visit definitely worthwhile.
Entrance fee is € 5,00 and only € 2,00 for kids aged 11 or younger.

Feb
1
Sat
LatinXpress (A bachata and salsa party) @ Grounds
Feb 1 @ 22:00 – Feb 2 @ 03:30

 
Every first Saturday of the month…..LatinXpress it is!
We start at 22.00h with a great line up.

Salsa room with DJ’s Donnie & Rojo
Bachata room with  DJ’s El Ché & Brian K
Catering: Huize Wekker (Surinam food)
Entree: € 10.-
Locatie: Grounds, Pieter de Hoochweg 125, Rotterdam
Parking freee after 18.00h

Mar
7
Sat
LatinXpress (A bachata and salsa party) @ Grounds
Mar 7 @ 22:00 – Mar 8 @ 03:30

 
Every first Saturday of the month…..LatinXpress it is!
We start at 22.00h with a great line up.

Salsa room with DJ’s Donnie & Rojo
Bachata room with  DJ’s El Ché & Brian K
Catering: Huize Wekker (Surinam food)
Entree: € 10.-
Locatie: Grounds, Pieter de Hoochweg 125, Rotterdam
Parking freee after 18.00h

Apr
4
Sat
LatinXpress (A bachata and salsa party) @ Grounds
Apr 4 @ 22:00 – Apr 5 @ 03:30

 
Every first Saturday of the month…..LatinXpress it is!
We start at 22.00h with a great line up.

Salsa room with DJ’s Donnie & Rojo
Bachata room with  DJ’s El Ché & Brian K
Catering: Huize Wekker (Surinam food)
Entree: € 10.-
Locatie: Grounds, Pieter de Hoochweg 125, Rotterdam
Parking freee after 18.00h

May
2
Sat
LatinXpress (A bachata and salsa party) @ Grounds
May 2 @ 22:00 – May 3 @ 03:30

 
Every first Saturday of the month…..LatinXpress it is!
We start at 22.00h with a great line up.

Salsa room with DJ’s Donnie & Rojo
Bachata room with  DJ’s El Ché & Brian K
Catering: Huize Wekker (Surinam food)
Entree: € 10.-
Locatie: Grounds, Pieter de Hoochweg 125, Rotterdam
Parking freee after 18.00h

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
6
Sat
LatinXpress (A bachata and salsa party) @ Grounds
Jun 6 @ 22:00 – Jun 7 @ 03:30

 
Every first Saturday of the month…..LatinXpress it is!
We start at 22.00h with a great line up.

Salsa room with DJ’s Donnie & Rojo
Bachata room with  DJ’s El Ché & Brian K
Catering: Huize Wekker (Surinam food)
Entree: € 10.-
Locatie: Grounds, Pieter de Hoochweg 125, Rotterdam
Parking freee after 18.00h

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!

Jul
4
Sat
LatinXpress (A bachata and salsa party) @ Grounds
Jul 4 @ 22:00 – Jul 5 @ 03:30

 
Every first Saturday of the month…..LatinXpress it is!
We start at 22.00h with a great line up.

Salsa room with DJ’s Donnie & Rojo
Bachata room with  DJ’s El Ché & Brian K
Catering: Huize Wekker (Surinam food)
Entree: € 10.-
Locatie: Grounds, Pieter de Hoochweg 125, Rotterdam
Parking freee after 18.00h

Aug
8
Sat
LatinXpress (A bachata and salsa party) @ Grounds
Aug 8 @ 22:00 – Aug 9 @ 03:30

 
Every first Saturday of the month…..LatinXpress it is!
We start at 22.00h with a great line up.

Salsa room with DJ’s Donnie & Rojo
Bachata room with  DJ’s El Ché & Brian K
Catering: Huize Wekker (Surinam food)
Entree: € 10.-
Locatie: Grounds, Pieter de Hoochweg 125, Rotterdam
Parking freee after 18.00h

Sep
5
Sat
LatinXpress (A bachata and salsa party) @ Grounds
Sep 5 @ 22:00 – Sep 6 @ 03:30

 
Every first Saturday of the month…..LatinXpress it is!
We start at 22.00h with a great line up.

Salsa room with DJ’s Donnie & Rojo
Bachata room with  DJ’s El Ché & Brian K
Catering: Huize Wekker (Surinam food)
Entree: € 10.-
Locatie: Grounds, Pieter de Hoochweg 125, Rotterdam
Parking freee after 18.00h

Oct
3
Sat
LatinXpress (A bachata and salsa party) @ Grounds
Oct 3 @ 22:00 – Oct 4 @ 03:30

 
Every first Saturday of the month…..LatinXpress it is!
We start at 22.00h with a great line up.

Salsa room with DJ’s Donnie & Rojo
Bachata room with  DJ’s El Ché & Brian K
Catering: Huize Wekker (Surinam food)
Entree: € 10.-
Locatie: Grounds, Pieter de Hoochweg 125, Rotterdam
Parking freee after 18.00h

Nov
7
Sat
LatinXpress (A bachata and salsa party) @ Grounds
Nov 7 @ 22:00 – Nov 8 @ 03:30

 
Every first Saturday of the month…..LatinXpress it is!
We start at 22.00h with a great line up.

Salsa room with DJ’s Donnie & Rojo
Bachata room with  DJ’s El Ché & Brian K
Catering: Huize Wekker (Surinam food)
Entree: € 10.-
Locatie: Grounds, Pieter de Hoochweg 125, Rotterdam
Parking freee after 18.00h