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Exhibition at Rijksmuseum: All the Rembrandts @ Rijksmuseum
Feb 15 @ 12:15 – Jun 10 @ 17:15

Sketcher of selfies and etcher of Instagram stories – the first ever comprehensive display of Rembrandt’s work at the Rijksmuseum shows the ‘rebel’ 17th century artist in a new light.

The display, Alle Rembrandts, opens on Friday and runs until 10th June, and is predicted to be a blockbuster.

For the first time, the museum in Amsterdam is showing all of its 22 paintings, 60 drawings and the best prints of its 300 etchings by the Leiden-born artist Rembrandt van Rijn.

Many of these fragile pieces – which are displayed in a dramatic half-light– have been in storage waiting for the exhibition and will afterwards go back to recover.

Taco Dibbits, general director of the Rijksmuseum, predicts the exhibition showing Rembrandt’s keen observation of daily life as well as his power as a grandiose storyteller would strike a chord with the modern public.

‘The Rijksmuseum has the world’s largest and most representative oversight of Rembrandt’s work, and for the first time we are showing everything in the house,’ said Dibbits at a press viewing.

‘When you walk into this exhibition, you walk into Rembrandt’s life – Rembrandt the rebel, who does not follow the rules of art, who isn’t about beauty but about the raw reality. He draws all of us in our beauty, our ugliness, our imperfections, joy and grief.’

He said that he was personally most struck by the often tiny etches and drawings of Rembrandt, showing his bedroom, his wife Saskia in pregnancy and terminal sickness and – most of all – himself.

‘He draws himself like no other artist,’ said Dibbits, ‘with more selfies – if I could call them that – than you can imagine. He often “photographs” himself, and he was the first artist to put himself, his friends, and family, the landscape, even a shell, into an etching.’

Erik Hinterding, curator of the exhibition, said it aimed to display the engaging, personal quality of his work from quick sketches of funny faces to the human faces painted into imagined Biblical scenes.

‘He was a sort of Instagrammer,’ he said. ‘He made kind of snapshots of what was happening at home, with his wife Saskia [sick] in bed: no artist before him had let us into his bedroom, and it really touches you. It’s so personal.’

The exhibition is organised in two halves: the first, focusing on Rembrandt’s observations of people and everyday life from his father and mother to a random man, woman and child urinating in public. The second shows how he dramatised these real faces into grand scenes from the Bible and large-scale paintings.

His sketches and etchings – works needled into a copper plate, treated with acid and then printed – are often tiny. Some show him pulling faces, visages lined with wrinkles or salacious images – a man looking up a woman’s skirt, or a woman sitting naked with a man’s hat on the table beside her.

According to Dibbits, this mixture of observation of the ordinary plus extraordinary ability is what makes Rembrandt’s art so ‘recognisable’. ‘Rembrandt is for everyone – it’s for the world.’

The display is part of a series of exhibitions across the Netherlands in honour of the artist, 350 years after his death. The Rijksmuseum has also published its first biography, aiming to tell a fact-based tale of the life of the ‘rebel’ and miller’s son alongside his works.

Visitors can listen to an audio explanation of the new show in four languages via the museum’s app as well as through conventional devices.


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.

Exhibition: Fashion Statements @ Amsterdam Museum
Apr 30 – Sep 9 all-day

Tiny waists and (hence) corsets are on show at the Amsterdam Museum where the 18th and 19th century costume collection is given an airing. What are these clothes telling us about the conventions of the time and their effects on the wearers? And are our modern-day equivalents equally restrictive and prescriptive in their own way? A number of designers have taken the costumes as an inspiration and created their own. Fashion Statements is on until September 9


Free with museum card

Solo’s at the Sea @ Beach Club de Fuut
May 1 – May 31 all-day

Solo’s @The Sea
Talented choreographers, dancers and actors will present a solo or monologue in ‘Solo’s @The Sea’. The Hague-based dance company De Dutch Don’t Dance Division (DeDDDD) is organising another edition of this mini festival at beach pavilion De Fuut from 1 to 31 May.

A dancer or actor must have a strong personality in order to perform a good solo. A performance on the beach means there is no backdrop apart from the ever changing view of the sea, sky and dunes.

The concept behind ‘Solo’s @The Sea’ was initiated by artistic leaders Thom Stuart and Rinus Sprong for the first time in 2008. It is now part of the annual programme of De Dutch Don’t Dance Division. Every solo piece is specially created for this location.

The audience will enjoy an ever-changing and intimate programme during a 3-course dinner. Thanks to the relaxed atmosphere at beach pavilion De Fuut, it will be a very ‘light’ performance. A bit of Dutch may be spoken.

More info
‘Solo’s @The Sea’ will be performed by De Dutch Don’t Dance Division from Wednesday, 1 May to Friday, 31 May at beach pavilion De Fuut on the Zuiderstrand (Strandslag 10) in The Hague. Take Tram 12 to the Markenseplein stop.

The evening starts at 18.30 hrs. Tickets cost € 42.50 including a 3-course dinner and can be reserved in advance by sending an email to

More information about the beach restaurant at

TONG TONG Fair @ Malieveld
May 23 – Jun 2 all-day

Visit the biggest Eurasian festival in the world and embrace music and dance from East and West. This year’s Tong Tong Fair will be held from 23 May to 2 June on the Malieveld. The event is a cultural festival, exhibition and food fest rolled into one.
The fair is held in an archipelago of tents and stands. One of the biggest attractions is the Tong Tong Festival, with hundreds of performances spread over 9 days. The daily entry ticket for the Tong Tong Fair also includes a theatre pass for the Tong Tong Festival.

Grand Pasar and Food Court
If you don’t have the time or money to travel all the way to Southeast Asia, come to the Tong Tong Fair in The Hague and imagine that you are in the East. The Tong Tong Fair comprises the immense Grand Pasar, the famous East-West exhibition with hundreds of stands offering Eastern merchandise and food.

Many of the exhibitors come all the way from Indonesia especially for the event; a growing number come from Vietnam and Malaysia. Equally famous is the Food Court with dozens of restaurants and ‘warungs’; it is one of the biggest of its kind in Europe.

Theatre programme
Tong Tong Fair
The international Tong Tong Festival takes place in 4 theatres on the fair site. The Tong Tong Podium is where the major music, dance and fashion artists perform. The intimate Tong-Tong-Theater presents lectures, interviews (mostly in Dutch, but increasingly in English too), acoustic and theatrical performances.

In the Bengkel (studio) you are welcome to participate in all kinds of workshops: in music, dance, art, cooking and lots more. The festival has had the pleasure of welcoming artists, writers, lecturers and master chefs from Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Sri Lanka and the United States in recent years.

Festival information
The festival will be open daily from 23 May to 2 June from 11.00 to 22.00 hrs.


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.

Praatcafe – Language Exchange Event @ Kua Taco Bar
May 29 all-day

Rotterdams Praatcafe is a social group for anyone interested in practising Dutch in a cozy environment. Any Dutch language learners can enjoy practising Dutch at ease and with fun. In order to do that, we bring into the group enthusiastic Dutch language learners, professional Dutch teachers, professional language coaches and other social Dutch native speakers. Together we will create creative and social events to make friends, have a lot of fun and practise speaking Dutch. Events will be held in Rotterdam.


They will host a language exchange Rotterdam event on Wednesday 30th January, where everyone can speak the language(s) he or she wants to socialize in. Wednesday from 19.30-22h.





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.

Rrrollend The Hague – Food Festival @ Lange Voorhout
May 30 – Jun 2 all-day

Rrrollend Den Haag
The Hague’s Lange Voorhout will be transformed into an open-air restaurant during another edition of Rrrollend Den Haag on Ascension Weekend, from Thursday 30 May to Sunday 2 June.

Dozens of mobile kitchens will roll up on The Hague’s most stately avenue. For 4 days you can enjoy trying exotic wraps, unusual grilled sandwiches, exclusive burgers, Dutch delicacies and much more.

In addition to the enormous open-air restaurant the event will be made even more colourful by an extensive musical line-up and extra entertainment for the kids. Rrrollend Food Truck Festivals are known for having no stages or sound amplification as well as for featuring one-of-a-kind musicians and acts.

Come and enjoy a drink, listen to the best singer-songwriters and try some of the newest culinary concoctions at one of the many hip kitchens.

More info
Rrrollend Den Haag takes place on the Lange Voorhout on:

Thursday, 30 May from 14 to 23h

Friday, 31 May from 14 to 23 hrs.
Saturday, 1 June from 14to 23 hrs.

Sunday, 2 June from 14 to 21 hrs.

Entrance is free of charge. The food trucks and bars work with PIN payments (no cash).

More information can be found on the Facebook page

Mals – Vegan Food and Music Festival @ Heemraadsplein
May 31 – Jun 2 all-day

Vegan food festival with exclusively vegan food trucks and market stalls, in addition to workshops and music performances.

This summer, the second edition of MALS – Vegan Food & Music Festival will take place in Heemraadsplein.
Browse through the market stalls and let your taste buds get acquainted with a variety of vegan delights. From vegan Asian to old-fashioned comfort food and roti: over 40 food trucks are ready to provide you with the tastiest snacks. Enjoy a variety of musical performances while enjoying delicious craft beers and natural wines, or participate in a workshop.

Keep an eye on the festival’s website for the latest news.

Rotterdam Rooftop Days (Rotterdamse Dakendagen) @ Various Rooftops
May 31 – Jun 2 all-day

The Rotterdam Rooftop Days (Rotterdamse Dakendagen) offer a weekend-long access to the upper city. During these days you can visit twenty open rooftops and experience an extensive program of tours, concerts, art, nature and dinners at great height.

Visit one of the twenty open rooftops during the Rotterdam Rooftop Days.
Enjoy spectacular views and new perspectives in the upper city.
An extensive program of tours, concerts, nature and dinners.
During the festival, about twenty Rotterdam rooftops can be visited  with a Dakpas (rooftop pass for 8,50 Euro) Special events and (guided) tours complement this program. On the Friday, kick off with Knowledge Day; a program for professionals (such as city developers and architects) who (want to) make use of rooftops in an unprecedented way.

The right-under-your-roof tour takes you to the unknown spaces of Rotterdam (at a height, but not outside). With a ticket, explore the hidden areas between ceiling and roof of the Central Station, the Laurenskerk and the Markthal.

For those who love beautiful views and are entirely ok with heights, there is a special tour along the highest rooftops of the city. A perfect chance to take in the vistas and make panoramic snapshots.

Culture on rooftops, the specials
The ‘Iftar on the roof’ (the Ramadan meal after sunset) is very popular. During the Rooftop Days you can book a rooftop table and enjoy a program full of music, sunset and delicious food. Visitors who do not fast are also welcome to experience this.

In addition, the quintessential Rotterdam Square Cinema will be adorned with an annex on the sloping parking deck of the Bijenkorf. Here, during the festival, films will be shown in the open air where special cityscapes play a starring role.

Visit the Rotterdam Rooftop Days
During the Rotterdam Rooftop Days, the open roofs can only be visited with a rooftop pass, which is valid for one day (on Saturday or Sunday). Tickets for tours or specials do not require a rooftop pass, but with a pass you get a discount on tour tickets. Rooftop passes are on sale via the Rotterdam Rooftop Days website, starting from April onwards. Ticket sales for tours and specials start in May.

Here you can find the rooftops you can visit:

RYPP Wine Festival @ Drijvend Pavilion
May 31 @ 04:00 – Jun 2 @ 22:00

The Boulevard Edition

The Drijvend pavilion and the Kade is the location for this three-day event, offering delicious wines, culinary delights, and surprising acts.

RYPP guides you through the search for your favorite wine. Restaurants (pop-up and regular) and chefs from Rotterdam embrace the challenge of serving you the most delicious dishes to pair with your favorite wine!

At the foot of the Erasmus bridge with view on the water you can enjoy a good glass of wine and get into the summer mood.


Blues Festival @ Zoetermeer Centre
May 31 @ 18:30 – Jun 3 @ 09:30

Zoetermeer Blues Festival
This year there are a total of 25 bands taking part.
They will be performing at various locations in and around the village centre of Zoetermeer.

Friday 31 May starts in the evening with a Pubtour

On Saturday 1 June there will be live music on two  stages in the centre from 12:00 to 23:30 on.
In addition, there are after-parties with live music.

Sunday, there will be a full program on Nicolaasplein from 13 – 20 h.

Apart from music there will be a cozy food market with stalls and rolling kitchens on Saturday and Sunday.

Le Marie Marché, French Market @ Het Plein
Jun 1 – Jun 2 all-day

Inspired by the dreamy atmosphere of French markets, Le Marie Marché will be organised on the Plein on the first weekend  of each month. With many delicious and beautiful wares.

The characteristic market is all about discovering and enjoying.

Something for everybody
At this special market you will find inviting food stalls with fantastic strawberries, organic cheeses, sweet delicacies, quality breads, Mediterranean treats and much more. There will also be numerous lifestyle stalls where you will find seasonal lifestyle articles and antiques and collectibles.

There is no better spot to do your shopping this weekend.

About Le Marie Marché
The businesses at the market will be divided into 4 different categories: Sweet & Juicy, Spicy & Salty, To Have & To Hold and Land & Sea.

More info
Le Marie Marché will be held from 11.00 to 18.00 hrs. on Saturday and Sunday on the Plein in The Hague.

More information can be found at

Atlantikwall Museum open on Sundays only @ Scheveningen
Jun 2 all-day

The Atlantikwall Museum Scheveningen feature several original German bunkers from the Second World War. The figurehead of the Atlantikwall Museum Scheveningen is the command bunker in the complex Widerstandsnest 318 (Verteidigungsstab Badhuisweg). A man-bunker has also been set up in this complex and a toilet bunker has been made accessible. On regular open days it is possible to visit the command bunker, and there are volunteers ready to provide information and answer questions.

Widerstandsnest 318 Scheveningen
The primary museum location of the foundation is an authentically furnished command bunker of the type 608 (Bataillons-, Abteilungs- oder Regiments-Gefechtsstand). From this bunker and nearby villas in the Second World War the military command of Stützpunkgruppe Scheveningen was conducted by the occupying forces. The bunker is largely original and gives you the unique experience of a tangible past. There are also original historical objects of German, British, Canadian and American forces on display.

Man’s bunker
In the adjacent man-bunker bunker of the type 622 (Doppelgruppenunterstand) on the Badhuisweg there is a ‘time capsule’: one of the two lounges is furnished with exclusively unrestored objects. You get the impression that the bunker has remained untouched since the end of the Second World War. In reality, most bunkers in the Netherlands were looted after the war and stripped of all valuable parts. The other room is an exhibition space for photographs, art and historical objects.

The bunkers on the Badhuisweg are located at numbers 119-133, next to De Boshut coffee house. The museum is accessible by tram line 9. Get off at the Cremerweg stop, from there it is a two minute walk to the bunker. Car is free to park within walking distance of the museum

Entrance is 4 Euro (cash) and 2 Euro for children until 12 years.

Bouncy Castle Festival @ Herenstraat
Jun 2 all-day

Luchtkussen festival on the Herenstraat in Voorhout. Bouncy fun on the largest Street of the Netherlands. More than 25 attractions. Climbing, jumping and sliding. Remember to bring your swimming costume because there are so many awesome water rides that you should try it out.

IMPORTANT the event is for the youth up to 14 years, for the smaller children, there is a crazy children’s square where you can play under supervision.

There are 2000 wristbands for sale. OP = OP

Sale start 12.00h, price €5.00 per wristband, without wristband – NO participation.

Parents, counselors have free access.

While enjoying a snack and drink on one of the many terraces you can listen to the various fun bands. In short, a great day out for the whole family.
Would you like to know more, please contact

Creative writing & storytelling workshop @ Strandtent Het Puntje
Jun 2 all-day

Creative writing & storytelling workshop
Tap into new ideas during playwright Ninke Overbeek’s creative writing workshop on the beach on Sunday, 2 June and Sunday, 30 June.

Ninke Overbeek will offer 2 English creative writing workshops. For people who would love to write but do not know how to get started, people who have started to write but never continued and people who want to find their writing voice again.

The workshop will take place on the beach, which is a great atmosphere to work in. It will help you find your imagination, explore the creativity you didn’t know you had, and write from scratch, aided by short, easy-access exercises.

You do not need any writing experience and you do not have to be working in a creative field. All you need to do is bring your pen, a willingness to write and an open mind.

About Ninke Overbeek
Ninke Overbeek is a playwright and dramaturg who lives in The Hague. Some of her work has been performed at STET The English Theatre. Ninke writes for the stage in English and Dutch and researches the possibilities of creative writing processes for the Dutch academic context at the Professorship for Performative Processes in Utrecht (HKU).

More info
The creative writing and storytelling workshop will be given from 14.00 to 17.00 hrs. on Sunday, 2 June and Sunday, 30 June at Strandtent Het Puntje (End of Zwarte Pad) in The Hague.

The course costs € 15 for professionals and € 10 for students. You can register by using the online application form.

More information can be found at

North Sea Regatta @ Beach of Scheveningen
Jun 2 – Jun 4 all-day

North Sea Regatta
During Whitsun Weekend (7-10 June), Scheveningen becomes the epicentre of Dutch competitive sailing.

The North Sea Regatta is The Hague’s annual sailing festival. Each year during Whitsun weekend (7 to 10 June), Scheveningen is transformed into the epicentre of Dutch competitive sailing. There will be all kinds of boats, with a total of around 2,000 sailors heading for the coast of The Hague.

Special for spectators
If you’d like to stake out a super spot to watch the races, why not get up and close on a powerboat? In addition to the prize ceremonies, there will be drinks, food and dancing in the evenings.

The North Sea Regatta is organized in the marina and has its competitions at sea. The competitions are easy to see from the beach, so come and encourage the sailors! After the competitions, there is a social program on shore with music and various eateries in the Scheveningen harbor.

More information
For more information about the North Sea Regatta, visit

Vintage Kilo Sale @ Maassilo
Jun 2 all-day
Vintage per Kilo® is very happy to present the next vintage extravaganza in the renowned Maassilo in Rotterdam!

Sunday 2nd of June we’re taking over the Maassilo again with a whole batch of unique, one-of-a-kind vintage! A completely fresh batch for each style, taste and gender.

– Free entrance
– Doors open from 10:00 till 18:00
– Everything cost €18,- per kilo. You don’t have to buy 1 kilo, if you buy a blouse of 100 gram, you’ll pay only €1,80 😉
– Bring your own shopping bags
– Lockers are compulsory (fee is €2,- (fits 2-3 persons);no bags & no jackets allowed inside the sale)
– All items are handpicked by our expert Serge

Vintage per Kilo® will bring the most unique, one of a kind vintage items supplied by ROF Wholesale.

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.

Haagse Wereld Hapjes culinary festival @ Lange Voorhout
Jun 7 – Jun 10 all-day

The Haagse Wereld Hapjes food festival takes place on the Lange Voorhout at Whitsun Weekend from Friday, 7 June to Monday, 10 June.  Some 25 local Hague restaurants will present their ethnic kitchens during the food festival.

WELCOME at the site of Haagse Wereld Hapjes, thanks for visiting us. The Hague has so many restaurants with cuisines from all over the world, that’s why we bring those cuisines together from 7 June till 10 June on the Lange Voorhout.

How much fun is it to have well known and lesser known kitchens in one place to discover and taste their delicious food?

Friday the 7th of June the third edition of the festival Haagse Wereld Hapjes will start! For three days, enjoy all the delights and good music.

The festival for everyone! For young and old.

Whether you want a fun night out? To have a extraordinary lunch, or an afternoon to enjoy with the kids? Haagse Wereld Hapjes is the place to be.

In the afternoons there are activities for kids, the restaurants will have special menus prepared.

Friday, 7 June from 16.00 to midnight

Saturday, 8 June from 12.00 to midnight
Sunday, 9 June from 13.00 to midnight
Monday, 10 June from 13.00 to 23.00 hrs.

Entrance to the food festival is free of charge. You can pay for the food and drinks with tokens.

More information about the food festival can be found at

Jazz in Duketown – Jazzfestival @ Center of Den Bosch
Jun 7 – Jun 10 all-day

Jazz in Duketown in Den Bosch

A real tip, see another town, namely Den Bosch and enjoy a free Jazz festival at the same time. From Friday to Monday throughout the picturesque center of Den Bosch.
There is something for all: saxophones, jazz orchestra, Cuban rhythms and so much more…. you can walk from one stage to the other.

Rrrollend Rotterdam – Food Festival @ Museumpark
Jun 7 – Jun 10 all-day
  1. Rrrollend means food, drinks and fun. Enjoy the diversity of performances by local heroes, try the best special beers and enjoy the food of your choice.

In short, lots of fun to be had at Rrrollend Rotterdam! Noordplein!


Friday from 17: 00 to 23: 00,
Saturday, from 14: 00 to 23: 00

Sunday, from 14:00 to 23:00

Monday from 12: 00 to 21: 00

It is a cashless event. You can pay with your pincard only!


The Art Nouveau Festival @ Various Places in The Hague
Jun 7 – Jun 10 all-day

The Art Nouveau Festival
Feel the atmosphere of the Art Nouveau movement
Friday 7 to Monday 10 June 2019
The Hague around the year 1900, a city that is overflowing with new knowledge and modern inspiration. This was reflected in all forms of art: literature, music, visual arts, theatre and architecture.

On the Second day of Pentecost, 10 June we will celebrate the  World of Art Nouveau Day.

The Hague Pride @ Various Places in The Hague
Jun 7 – Jun 10 all-day

The Hague Pride
From 6 to 9 June the rainbow flag can be hung out everywhere in the city during the first Hague Gay Pride. Prepare yourself for a programme chock-full of cultural, social and sports activities and of course one big celebration of diversity including the Royal Rainbow Parade.

The theme of The Hague Pride 2019 is ‘Don’t be afraid to connect’. The slogan places its finger on the essence of Pride: creating unity, eliminating prejudices and entering into dialogue from a positive viewpoint. And not to be afraid of the unknown and to respect each other despite our differences.

Highlights of the weekend programme include:

Official kick-off of The Hague Pride in Filmhuis Den Haag
Royal Rainbow Parade from the gay monument (Koekamp) to the Buitenhof
The Hague Pride Walk from the gay monument (Koekamp) to the Buitenhof
Festivities on the Lange Vijverberg including entertainment on the main stage during the day and a party in the evening
Rainbow Beach Volleyball Tournament at Beachclub People in Kijkduin.
After party in the Paard

More info
The Hague Pride takes place at various locations in The Hague from 6 to 9 June. The main festival location on the Lange Vijverberg along the Hofvijver is open from 15.00 to 23.00 hrs. on Saturday, 8 June and from 16.00 to 22.00 hrs. on Sunday, 9 June.

Most activities are free of charge but tickets to the after party in the Paard on Saturday, 8 June cost € 15. They can be purchased through the website of The Hague Pride.

More information can be found at and

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!

Werelds Delftshaven Festival @ Coolhaven
Jun 7 – Jun 9 all-day

The Cultural diverse Festival Werelds Delfshaven takes place on the 7, 8 and 9 of June 2019. The Festival is located at Coolhaven, and with a beautiful view over the city the festival showcases the cultural, artistic and culinary highlights of Rotterdam-West.

Werelds Delfshaven festival is a journey of cultural exploration! One weekend, filled with music, dance, poetry, storytelling, art and culinary specialties from all over the world.

Friday   12:00-23:00, Saturday  12.00-23.00 and Sunday  12.00- 21.00
ROEF weekender – Open Rooftop Weekend @ Various roofs in Amsterdam
Jun 7 @ 17:00 – Jun 8 @ 23:45

For the first time ever, ROEF presents its biggest and best edition: the ROEF weekender! Celebrate the heights of the city of Amsterdam from Friday afternoon until Saturday night! Be prepared for ROEF takeovers on Amsterdam’s coolest rooftops.

Celebrate on rooftops in Amsterdam

ROEF explores the current possibilities and the future potential of the rooftop landscape of Amsterdam. It has lots to offer; from many sustainable solutions to breathing space for city dwellers. Let’s go out there on the roof and explore the future.

ROEF locations on Friday, June 7
>A’DAM Lookout
>Hotel Jakarta Amsterdam
>Sea Palace
>W Amsterdam

ROEF locations on Saturday, June 8
>HOPP Amsterdam
>NEMO Science Museum
>QO Amsterdam
>Volkshotel Badplaats
>Zuidpark Amsterdam

ROEF musical line-up

How about live music, spoken word and a silent disco to get your feet moving? Not only that, but you can also expect cocktails with rooftop-grown herbs, refreshing beers and tasty food. Plus, you’ll be exploring Amsterdam’s new rooftops and never-seen-before views.

The line-up includes, among others, Vondel Disco, Duke Of Tokyo, Pop-Up City, Rob Manga, Juicy, AMP Amsterdam Music Project, DUS and Café Rouge Amsterdam. Check updates of locations and programme on the ROEF website.

ROEF partners

ROEF is an initiative by We The City, Frank Lee, Springtide Studios & Programmeursgilde. ROEF is proudly part of the European Rooftop Event Network.

Source: IamExpat