Festivals, Carnivals & Cultural Events

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North Sea Jazz Festival 2017 from Jul 7th 2017 to Jul 9th 2017
The 2017 edition of North Sea Jazz takes place from Friday to Sunday, 7-9 July at Ahoy arena in Rotterdam. The event is one of the largest jazz festivals in the world and attracts top performers in jazz and related genres. Confirmed performers so far this year include Steve Winwood (Fri), Grace Jone...
Bonfire BeachFest from Jul 1st 2017 to Jul 1st 2017
The 'Bonfire BeachFest', the biggest night time beach party in the Netherlands will take place in Scheveningen on Saturday 1st July and include a broad range of activities including music, dance, food and sports. This will be the first year the event is being held and The Hague is investing €200,000...
Waterpop Music Festival from Aug 11th 2017 to Aug 12th 2017
The 40th edition of the Waterpop music festival in Wateringen takes place on Friday and Saturday 11-12 August. In addition to a wide range of artists covering everything from heavy metal and rock to pop, blues and jazz, there will be a festival market, street performers and various activities for ch...
International Kite Festival Scheveningen from Sep 23rd 2017 to Sep 24th 2017
The 39th edition of the International Kite Festival on the beach in Scheveningen will take place on Saturday and Sunday, 23-24 September from 12:00-17:00. The event showcases some of the largest and most colourful kites in the world such as 'Megabyte', the monster kite measures 66 meters long and 25...
Summer Carnaval Street Parade from Jul 29th 2017 to Jul 29th 2017
The annual Summer Carnaval Street Parade in the Rotterdam city center brings together over 2,500 dancers, 25 Carnaval groups and 30 floats in one colourful, over-the-top Caribbean and Brazilian celebration. The 2.5 km parade route will be filled with musicians and performers mixing culture and enter...
De Parade Rotterdam from Jun 23rd 2017 to Jul 2nd 2017
The 27th edition of 'De Parade' theater festival in Rotterdam will take place from Friday 23rd June to Sunday 2nd July at Museumpark in the city center. The event offers fun for visitors of all ages with 80 live performances everyday, including music, performance art, comedy and circus acts. Plus ri...
De Parade The Hague from Jul 7th 2017 to Jul 16th 2017
The 27th edition of the theater festival 'De Parade' takes place in The Hague from Friday to Sunday 7th-16th July at Westbroekpark. The festival offers entertainment to visitors of all ages with over 80 live performances each day along with rides for children and numerous food stalls selling a varie...
Westland Floating Flower Parade from Aug 4th 2017 to Aug 6th 2017
The theme for this year's Varend Corso Westland Floating Parade is 'Be Happy!' and you certainly will be when you see the colourful floats sail by. The floats are decorated with flowers and vegetables grown in the Westland region. The 2017 parade happens on Friday to Sunday, 4-6 August. Each day the...
Flower Parade Rijnsburg from Aug 12th 2017 to Aug 12th 2017
The 72nd edition of the Flower Parade Rijnsburg takes place on Saturday 12th August starting at 13:00 from the Laan van Verhof in Rijnsburg. It will follow a route through Katwijk (Sandtlaan 14:00, Secretaris Varkevisserstraat 15:00) and then Noordwijk (Boekerslootlaan 18:30). The parade featur...
Int'l Fireworks Festival 2017 from Jun 28th 2017
The 38th edition of the International Fireworks (Vuurwerk) Festival Scheveningen takes place on two consecutive Friday and Saturdays nights in August (11-12 and 18-19). Each night features two 15-minute fireworks presentations (21:30 and 22:15) by countries in the competition. Prior to the fire...
Jazz Festival Delft 2017 from Aug 25th 2017 to Aug 27th 2017
The 2017 edition of Jazz Festival Delft takes place from Friday to Sunday 25-27 August at outdoor and indoor locations through the city center. The program will become available closer to the festival date. 
Delft Ceramica Festival from Jul 15th 2017 to Jul 16th 2017
The 34th edition of the Delft Ceramica Festival takes place on Saturday and Sunday 15-16 July on Markt square in the historic old town of Delft. Ceramists from all over the Netherlands (and the world) will be participating in this market where handmade works of art will be both on display and availa...
Strandwal Festival Rijswijk from Sep 9th 2017 to Sep 10th 2017
The 9th edition of the Stradwal (Shoreline) Festival in takes place on Saturday and Sunday, 9-10 September in Rijswijk. The event brings together businesses, clubs and associations in the city, and introduces them to local residents. Find out all the city has to offer. You'll also  get to enjoy...
Jazz in the Canal from Aug 17th 2017 to Aug 19th 2017
'Jazz in de Gracht' is a 3-day music festival along four canals in The Hague city center (Bierkade, Groenewegje, Veenkade and Hooikade). Musicians on open boats entertain while sailing along the canal. Local bars and restaurants set up stalls in the street to keep spectators well sated. Bring a beac...
Blijdorp Festival 2017 from Aug 12th 2017 to Aug 12th 2017
The annual 'Blijdorp Festival' is a 1-day music, art and culture event with lifestyle market. The 2017 edition takes place on Saturday 12th August 13:00-23:00 at Roel Langerakpark near the Rotterdam Zoo. Food and drinks available on the festival terrain (you can purchase tokens in advance). Lockers...
Jazz in the Harbour from Jul 15th 2017 to Jul 15th 2017
'Jazz in de Haven' (Jazz in the Harbour) builds on the success of the 'Jazz in de Gracht' (Jazz in the Canal) event in the city, bringing a scaled down version to the Scheveningen harbour on Saturday evening 15th July from 17:00-23:00. More details available closer to the event date.
Werfpop Festival 2017 from Jul 16th 2017 to Jul 16th 2017
The annual 'Werfpop' event in the Leidse Hout is the largest free music festival in the Leiden region. This year's 36th edition takes place on Sunday 16th July 13:30-23:00 and includes the bands Dool, Apocalyptica and Prong. Other artists announced closer to the event date. 
Metropolis Festival 2017 from Jul 2nd 2017 to Jul 2nd 2017
The 29th edition of the Metropolis musical festival in Rotterdam Zuiderpark takes place on Sunday 2nd July from noon - 21:00. The free event showcases local up-and-coming Rotterdam area musical talents.
Haagse Wereld Hapjes from Jun 30th 2017 to Jul 2nd 2017
From 30th June to 2nd July, the Lange Voorhout in The Hague will be transformed into a giant culinary boulevard with over 25 local restaurants represented in tents during the Haages Wereld Hapjes festival. You'll find just about every cuisine under the sun with the participating restaurants offering...
North Sea Summer Festival from Aug 4th 2017 to Aug 12th 2017
The 2017 edition of the Noordzee Zomer Festival in Katwijk takes place from Friday 4th August through Saturday 12th August. In addition to the nightly live music performances which take place inside the big white beach tent, there is a wide range of free activities for every age group. All activitie...
Expedition Festival from Jul 15th 2017 to Jul 15th 2017
The 'Expedition Festival' takes place on Saturday 15th July in Rotterdam's Kralingse Bos with 4 stages featuring local and international talents on the electronica - dance - soul scene including Kelis and Busta Rhymes. The festivities kick off at 13:00 and run through 23:00. Tickets: Early Bird...
World Port Days from Sep 1st 2017 to Sep 3rd 2017
The annual World Port Days (Wereldhavendagen) festival is one of the largest events of the year in Rotterdam. The 2017 edition takes place from Friday to Sunday 1-3 September with this year's theme being 'World'. A full schedule of activities is offered which takes place on and around the harbour an...
Delft Chamber Music Festival 2017 from Jul 27th 2017 to Aug 6th 2017
The 21st edition of the Delft Chamber Music Festival takes place over 11 days from Thursday 27th July - Sunday 6th August in and around the historic city center and includes both large concerts and small recitals as well as unique activities such as the musical chairs event. View the 2017 program he...
Embassy Festival 2017 from Sep 2nd 2017 to Sep 2nd 2017
The Embassy Festival takes place along the Lange Voorhout in The Hague on Saturday 2nd September from noon to 21:00 and will offer a mix of food, culture and music with a large number of embassies taking part. Special activities for children as well.   
Puur Festival from Jul 29th 2017 to Jul 29th 2017
The music, dance and culinary Puur Festival takes place on Saturday 29th July from noon to 23:00 on the Klinkenbergerplas in Oegstgeest. Enjoy the water, grass, chill vibes and house music with a long list of local talents. Ages 18+. Tickets €29.50.
Kinderdijk Windmills Lighted at Night from Sep 4th 2017 to Sep 9th 2017
The world-famous Kinderdijk windmills here in South Holland are illuminated with floodlights at night for one week each year in early September. The dates for this year's events are Monday to Saturday 4-9 September. The lights come on approximately 20:00 and go off at 23:00. The windmills look compl...
Gouda Beach Experience from Jun 30th 2017 to Jul 3rd 2017
From Friday 30th June to Monday 3rd July, Gouda's Markt square will be covered in sand as the beach comes to Gouda. Various sports clinics will be offered including beach volleyball, beach rugby and yoga on the beach. There's also the Gouda Beach Party on Saturday night from 20:00-midnight.

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