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Open Air Theatre @ Vondelpark
Jun 15 – Sep 8 all-day
From June through September every year, the Vondelpark Open Air Theatre presents a programme packed with festivals, dance, cabaret, jazz, children’s theatre, stand-up comedy and all genres of music.

Cultural fun for everyone

Head to the Open Air Theatre in the Vondelpark to catch unique summertime performances. From 5 June until 8 September 2019 you’ll find a lot going on every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Entry is free, although all voluntary donations are appreciated. During May and September 2019, there are special events, markets and one-off festivals taking place.

Theatrical heritage

Amsterdam’s Vondelpark is steeped in musical and theatrical history. The ‘Vondelpark Parties’ were organised in the park and the Music Pavilion and Vondelpark Stage both hosted music, operetta and dance performances over the years. The Vondelpark Open Air Theatre sprang into life in 1974, combining the ‘Vondelpark Parties’ and so-called ‘Happenings’ – the name given to the performances organised at the time.

For more information and full programme listings, check theVondelpark Open Air Theatre website .

De Parade – Moving Open Air Theatre @ Museum Park
Jun 21 – Aug 25 all-day

In the summer of 2019, theatre festival The Parade travels through the Netherlands for the 29th year. The festival kicks off in Rotterdam, and from there it will continue its journey with colorful tents, restaurants and terrace cafes to The Hague and Utrecht, before winding up in Amsterdam.

The Parade offers something for everyone, with over 80 different theatre, music, and dance performances for all ages. Café Correct and Katrina will host free music every night, and visitors are invited to enjoy cocktails, soul food, BBQs and much more at one of the many terrace cafes.

Performances that are suitable for non-Dutch-speakers are indicated with a LNP logo (Language No Problem).

Museum Park, Rotterdam June 21 – 30

Westbroek Park, The Hague July 5-14

Moreelse Park, Utrecht July 19 – Aug 4

Martin Luther King Park, Amsterdam, August 9 to 25. www.deparade.nl

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.

Geheime Tuin Festival – Secret Garden @ Centre of Rotterdam
Jul 19 – Aug 11 all-day

During four weekends in July and August  (19 July – 11 August) you can escape the rush of the city and discover a hidden gem. Dance, drink and meet.

Get ready for the weekend on Friday at De Geheime Tuin. Be there at the opening of the exhibitions and dance with Rotterdam’s finest dj’s. Saturday you can indulge yourself with some interesting readings, enjoy live music and dance. Finish you weekend on Sunday with some yoga, relaxing in the garden or join a very special diner.

The garden
The location will be revealed the day before the opening.

Opening weekend 18 – 21 Juli
Second weekend 25 – 28 Juli
Third weekend 1 – 4 Aug
Closing weekend 8 – 11 Aug


Delft Keramiekdagen – Ceramic Days @ Market square
Jul 20 – Jul 21 all-day

Experience ceramics in Delft
15th edition of Delft Ceramica
On Friday July 20th and on Saturday July 21st 2019 the 15th edition of the International Ceramics festival ‘Delft Ceramica’ will take place in the lovely historical Center of Delft.

All participants in Delft Ceramica have to meet certain criteria, i.e. professionalism, quality, originality, innovation.

This year ceramists come from all over Europe. Of course ceramists from all corners of Holland participate in this yearly event, which has become more and more popular, as well with the participants as the thousands of visitors.

Location and times
On the Market of Delft on both days from 10-17:00


Delft Chamber Music Festival @ Historical center of Delft
Jul 25 – Aug 4 all-day


The 23rd edition of the Delft Chamber Music Festival is taking place in the historic city center this summer. The theme of this edition is Orpheus. Guest programmer and baritone Thomas Oliemans invites the absolute world top of classical music to bring to life the Greek mythological figure Orpheus on the concert stage. The chamber music festival takes place in an informal setting at various locations in the old center of Delft.

Amsterdam Gay Pride @ Dam Square and other locations
Jul 27 – Aug 4 all-day

Amsterdam Gay Pride 2019
Amsterdam Gay Pride is on Friday 2, Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 August 2019.

In the main pride weekend the Canal Parade, street parties and main dance parties take place. Pride festival is from 27 July till 4 August 2019,

Amsterdam Pride is one of the greatest gay events in the world. You will find all weekend long, the best massive with thousands of guys and of course the famous through the historic Amsterdam Unesco canals on.

Gay pride is one of the most busy weekends of the year in Amsterdam.

Canal Parade 2019
Canal Parade
Sat 3 August  12:30-17:00
The boats will start at the Scheepvaart museum at the eastern part of the city center moving towards the Amstel river. The floats will continue from there taking the Prinsengracht towards the Westerdok.

The Canal Parade starts around 12.30 pm and will take all afternoon. Enjoy the parade from one of the (busy) bridges or rom the canal quays. After the parade, bisit one of the street parties to party on.

Milan Summer Festival @ Zuiderpark
Aug 2 – Aug 4 all-day

The largest outdoor Hindustani festival in Europe will take place on the fields of The Hague’s Zuiderpark at the weekend from 2-4 August . This enormously popular annual event highlights the culture and language of immigrants originating from India and Pakistan and Hindustani from Suriname.

Milan Summer Festival
The Milan Festival is actually a gigantic outdoor fair where you can experience Indian culture, Surinamese food and products and a tropical community get-together. The festival is a voyage of discovery where your senses will be stimulated by a programme full of entertainment and cultural shows.

The programme
You can go to town trying the delicious food and drinks sold at stands at the exotic market, but there are also bumper cars, candyfloss and tons of information stands. This festival aims to encourage the participation and integration of immigrants in the Netherlands.

Live music and dance performances will take place throughout the 3 festival days, featuring a number of well-known Hindustani musicians and dancers as well as other kinds of music and dance including pop, jazz, salsa and breakdancing.

A spectacular fireworks display will conclude the festival on Sunday evening.

The outdoor festival Milan was founded in 1984 as a Surinamese event to encourage interaction and cooperation between people and cultures. This festival attracts some 35,000 visitors – not only Hindustani but an increasing number of Dutch, Turkish and Moroccan people as well.

More information
The Milan Festival is open on Fridays, from 16.00 to 23.00 hrs., on Saturdays from 14.00 to 23.00 hrs. and Sundays from 13.00 to 23.00 hrs.

Online tickets for the Milan Festival cost € 3,50 a day (slightly more expensive at the festival itself). Children under the age of 5 years are free. There are also free tickets available, max two per person and then you have to enter the festival already in the first hour.

For more information, visit milansummerfestival.nl.

Kannen en Kruiken Festival (Beer and Wine) @ Burgemeester Brouwerplantsoen
Aug 8 – Aug 11 all-day

Kannen and Kruiken translates into Jugs an Jars

Bon vivants gather from Thursday 8 to Sunday 11 August in the Burgemeester Brouwerplantsoen for a relaxing weekend in the sun. Taste stout, ale and more from the best craft beer brewers. Top it off with exciting Merlots and sizzling Sauvignons from the vinologists who can tell you everything about their nectars. Tasty dishes complement the liquid selection and live music  makes your weekend complete. As always, Kannen & Kruiken admission is free, you only pay for your first glass. Cheers!

Joy Asian Streetfood Festival @ Griftpark
Sep 6 – Sep 8 all-day

Sushi lovers, Asian Street Food, karaoke and relaxation massages can indulge in Asian delicacies in September, marvel at the richly decorated grounds and enjoy the accompanying entertainment and a DJ who entertains in the evenings. This year, dozens of food trucks serve a varied selection of the tastiest Asian Street Food dishes at Griftpark for three days. Sushi & Asian Street Food Festival JOY is free and suitable for all ages.

This spring, the JOY festival will transform Griftpark into a vibrant open-air restaurant with an Asian touch. At the kaitensushi – sushi on the assembly line – visitors can show their chopstick skills. The mobile food trucks also serve tasty Asian Street Food including Yakitori, Bao Buns, Poké Bowls and Japanese poffertjes. The dishes are served on colorful plates and in sizzling steam baskets. The beverage range consists of refreshing drinks, cold beers, a good glass of wine and exotic creations from the cocktail bar. The playful decor with a colorful collection of cheerful lanterns and Japanese umbrellas fits in with the bustling atmosphere.

Visitors can play their singing qualities during a karaoke session, challenge friends to nostalgic arcade games in the game room, relax at a wonderful yoga class or relaxation massage and learn the intricacies of Japanese cuisine at a sushi workshop. A DJ closes the evenings musically. A children’s program has been prepared for the youngest guests, with cooking workshops, craft activities, theater and games such as mikado and sumo wrestling.

Sushi & Asian Streetfood Festival JOY is free of charge. When ordering the first drink you pay a one-off fee of € 2.50 for your festival glass. This contribution saves tens of thousands of plastic cups & you contribute to a clean Griftpark. There is a “pin-only” policy in the field.

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

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!