Festivals, Carnivals & Cultural Events23 LISTINGS
OperaDays Rotterdam from May 18
th 2018 to May 27
The 13th edition of the Operadagen (OperaDays) Festival in Rotterdam offers 10 days of theatrical performances combining opera and other genres, art and culture. The theme for 2018 is 'Heroism' and the program includes over 100 performances on various stages throughout the city.View the complete 201...
Boothstock Festival from Jun 9
th 2018 to Jun 9
The Boothstock Festival celebrates progressive electronic dance music with national and international DJ's. The 2018 edition will be held on Saturday 9th June from 13:00-23:00 at Kralingse Bos in Rotterdam.You can view the full lineup here.Tickets: €40.75
Sniester Festival from May 25
th 2018 to May 27
The 5th-edition of the Sniester music festival takes place at multiple locations around The Hague city center including the Grote Markt and Paard van Troje
Poetry International from May 29
th 2018 to Jun 3
The 49th edition of the Poetry International Festival in Rotterdam runs from Tuesday 29th May to Sunday 3rd June 2018. The events features readings, discussions and presentations. Venues include Kunsthal, Rotterdamse Schouwburg and Trompenburg Gardens.View the Poetry International Festival Rotterdam...
Westland Floating Parade from Aug 3
rd 2018 to Aug 5
Fri to Sun, 5-7 Aug. The annual VarendCorso Westland (floating parade) takes place over 3 days and features flat bottom boats completely decorated in flowers and vegetables grown in the Westland region of South Holland.Friday is Rijnmond Day (Honselersdijk, De Lier, Schipluiden, Maasland, Vlaardinge...
Zeehelden Festival from Jul 4
th 2018 to Jul 8
The 38th edition of the Zeeheldenfestival takes place on and around the Prins Hendrikplein in The Hague Zeeheldenkwartier from Wednesday to Sunday 4th-8th July.This 5-day event is the largest neighborhood festival in The Hague with over 50 performances and activities. There's something for all ages.
Rijnsburg Flower Parade from Aug 11
th 2018 to Aug 11
The 73rd edition of the Rijnsburg Flower Parade takes place on Saturday 11th August. It will follow a route taking it through the streets of Rijnsburg, Katwijk and Noordwijk. The theme for the 2018 parade is 'Around the World'. The design inspiration for the floats will be famous international landm...
International Fireworks Festival Scheveningen from Aug 10
th 2018 to Aug 18
The 39th edition of the International Fireworks (Vuurwerk) Festival Scheveningen takes place over two consecutive Friday and Saturdays nights in August (10-11 and 17-18). Each of the 4 nights features two presentations by different countries entered into the competition. Prior to the fireworks...
Expedition Festival from Jul 7
th 2018 to Jul 7
The 'Expedition Festival' takes place on Saturday 7th July at Rotterdam's Vroesenpark with 4 stages featuring local and international talents on the electronica - dance - soul scene.The festivities kick off at 13:00 and run through 23:00. Tickets: from €20Location: Vroesenlaan 60, 3039 DZ Rotte...
Crazy Sexy Cool Festival from Aug 4
th 2018 to Aug 4
The 2018 edition of the Crazy, Sexy, Cool festival takes place on Saturday 4th August from noon until 23:00 at Zuiderpark in Rotterdam Zuid.Multiple stages feature a range of musical performances and genres including House, Urban, Caribbean, UK garage and Deep/Tech House.
Museum Night Leiden from Jun 2
nd 2018 to Jun 3
On Saturday 2nd June 2018, the 10th edition of Museumnacht Leiden takes place at participating museums and galleries throughout the city. The 2018 Museum Night Leiden program will be published closer to the event date. Check the website for further details.
Tong Tong Fair from May 24
th 2018 to Jun 3
From 24th May to 3rd June 2018, the 60th edition of the Tong Tong Fair will take place in The Hague. This is the largest Eurasian festival in Europe and includes east-west exhibits, cultural entertainment (live dance and musical performances) and an enormous selection of southeast Asian cuisine.2018...
Delft Fringe Festival from May 31
st 2018 to Jun 10
The 8th edition of the Delft Fringe Festival takes place over 10 days, from Thursday 31st May to Sunday 10th June 2018, with over 400 performances in more than 50 locations across the city. The festival celebrates young up-and-coming talent across cabaret, comedy, circus, dance, theatre and music.&n...
Mooi Weer Spelen Festival from Jun 22
nd 2018 to Jun 24
The 30th edition of the Mooi Weer Spelen festival in Delft takes place from Friday to Sunday, 22nd-24th June 2018.The festival celebrates the artistry of street performers and offers entertainment for all ages. Events take place primarily in the city center on Markt square.
Summer Carnival from Jul 27
th 2018 to Jul 28
The Rotterdam Unlimited Summer Carnival is one of the biggest festival events of the year in the city. The 2018 edition takes place on Friday and Saturday 27-28 July.The Rotterdam Summer Carnival is a celebration of Caribbean culture and includes several events like the Battle of the Drums and the c...
Leiden Laken Festival from Jun 21
st 2018 to Jun 24
The Lakenfeesten (Cloth Festival) is one of the biggest annual events that takes place in Leiden. This year it runs from Thursday to Sunday 21-24 June 2018. The festival celebrates the city's early days when it was one of the biggest textile and cloth producers in northern Europe.Highlights of the f...
Festival Classique from Jun 7
th 2018 to Jun 18
The 12th edition of the 'Festival Classique' classical music festival in The Hague runs from Thursday 7th June to Monday 18th June 2018. Performances take place at various locations in Scheveningen including the historic Kurhaus Hotel, The Pier, Lourdeskerk and Museum aan Zee.The festival's mission...
ParkPop from Jun 24
th 2018 to Jun 24
The 37th edition of ParkPop, the Netherlands' largest free pop music festival in the Netherlands, takes place on Sunday 24th June at Zuiderpark in The Hague.Multiple stages and a full program of performers (details available closer to event date). The event also includes a market with lots of music-...
North Sea Jazz Festival from Jul 13
th 2018 to Jul 15
The 43rd-edition of the North Sea Jazz Festival takes place from Friday to Sunday 13th-15th July and features a wide range of musicians from jazz and blues to reggae and rap. The full 2018 lineup will be announced in June.Tickets available for individual nights and for the entire festival.Locat...
Museum Night The Hague from Oct 20
th 2018 to Oct 21
The 2018 edition of Museum Nacht Den Haag (Museum Night The Hague) will be held on Saturday 20th October from 20:00-01:00 at participating museums and galleries throughout the city. Special exhibits, performances and activities are always scheduled. One pass gives access to all the venues.
Delft Ceramica from Jul 14
th 2018 to Jul 15
The 14th edition of the Delft Ceramica international ceramics festival takes place on Saturday and Sunday 14th-15th July on the Markt square in the historic city center of Delft.
The Crave Festival from Jun 1
st 2018 to Jun 4
The 2018 edition of The Crave Festival, a celebration and showcase for lovers of electronic music, takes place from Friday to Sunday 1st-3rd June.The program includes an opening night party on Friday (22:00-05:00) at Het Magazijn, the main festival event on Saturday (12:00-23:30) at Zuiderpark with...
World Championship Sand Sculpting from Jun 4
th 2018 to Jun 12
The 2018 World Championship for Sand Sculpting will take place in The Hague from 4th-12th June and is one of the events celebrating the 200-year anniversary of Scheveningen as a bathing community on the North Sea.The participating artists come from Japan, Singapore, the United States, Canada,...