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Apr
27
Sat
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.

History
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.

Fragile
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.

May
11
Sat
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

May
14
Tue
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.

 

May
15
Wed
UEN Drinks at the Axe Bar @ Axe Bar, Weena Office
May 15 @ 18:00 – 20:00

We are happy to invite you and your partner to a UEN Drinks Get-Together at the AXE Bar (Weena Office, 1st floor ) on Wednesday 15 May from 18 to 20.00h.

Cristina Popescu, Shiqiang Lin and I will be there to welcome you.

To ensure we have enough to drink for everyone 🙂 please let me know that you are coming until Monday 13 May.

After the drinks, we would also like to invite you to go out for dinner to a restaurant in the vicinity.If you already know that you would like to join the dinner then please also let us know. (For groups bigger than 10 it is advisable to book a table and knowing the approx. number would help us choosing a restaurant and making the reservation) .Of course, you can also decide spontaneously on the evening itself.
Looking forward to meeting you!

Cristina, Shiqiang and Monika
UEN Axe Bar Team 🙂

May
22
Wed
Third Culture Kids – TCK – Event: We’ve been there and done that! @ Het Amsterdamse Proeflokaal
May 22 @ 19:00 – 22:00

Two experienced adult Third Culture Kids discuss what it means to grow up ‘amongst worlds’ and how belonging everywhere and nowhere has become an integral part of who they are. The term ‘Third Culture Kids’ was coined by American sociologist Ruth Hill Useem and refers to a child who has spent a significant part of their formative years outside their parents’ culture.

Audrey Mezas (born in the Netherlands but raised on 4 different continents) is the owner of Expat in Amsterdam® a relocation company whereby she specializes in guiding expats and their families (often all TCKs) from A to Z, while ensuring they make a ’soft landing’ here in the Netherlands. Audrey is also a parent of a 19 year old daughter and therefore has first hand knowledge of what it’s like to raise a child in the Netherlands.

Elise Adriaansen (born in the Netherlands but raised in 8 different countries) has worked extensively as a Coach with TCKs in her business ‘Coach for Internationals’, where she offers specialized life coaching to TCK teens & young adults seeking clarity on their identity and desired future steps.

Audrey & Elise both have strong ties to the Netherlands and explain what it means for TCK children to grow up in this liberal, direct and innovative environment. How could Dutch culture form a part of who they are and how could it enrich their identity?

Learn not only what it could mean for your children, but also how you can support them at home and help them navigate certain aspects of Dutch culture. Can I keep my children away from things I do not want them exposed to?

During the extensive Q&A you will have the opportunity to receive further expert advice from Audrey & Elise.

We end our evening with a network moment, whereby you get to talk to other parents or ‘parents to be!’

See you on the 22nd of May!

May
29
Wed
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.

 

 

 

 

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

TUE 4 UNTIL SUN 9 JUNE
LANTARENVENSTER

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.

Jun
14
Fri
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.

Jun
26
Wed
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.

Praatcafe – Language Exchange Event @ Kua Taco Bar
Jun 26 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.

 

 

 

 

Jul
3
Wed
COMEDYTRAIN INTERNATIONAL SUMMER FESTIVAL @ Toomler, Amsterdam
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.

Jul
31
Wed
Praatcafe – Language Exchange Event @ Kua Taco Bar
Jul 31 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.

 

 

 

 

Aug
28
Wed
Praatcafe – Language Exchange Event @ Kua Taco Bar
Aug 28 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.

 

 

 

 

Sep
25
Wed
Praatcafe – Language Exchange Event @ Kua Taco Bar
Sep 25 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.

 

 

 

 

Oct
30
Wed
Praatcafe – Language Exchange Event @ Kua Taco Bar
Oct 30 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.

 

 

 

 

Nov
27
Wed
Praatcafe – Language Exchange Event @ Kua Taco Bar
Nov 27 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.

 

 

 

 

Dec
25
Wed
Praatcafe – Language Exchange Event @ Kua Taco Bar
Dec 25 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.