Festivals, Carnivals & Cultural Events

STET presents My Father Held A Gun from Sat 13th May to Sun 14th May
In this production, storytellers Raphael Rodan and Sahand Sahebdivani (close friends from enemy countries, Iran and Israel) decide to confront their past, as the sons of men who lived through wars and revolutions. Do they measure up to the examples that were set by those who came before them? They r...
Keukenhof Gardens from Thu 23rd Mar to Sun 21st May
The Keukenhof flower garden in Lisse, South Holland will be open for the 2017 season from Thursday 23rd March to Sunday 21st May. Keukenhof is one of the most popular attractions in the Netherlands, with nearly one million visitors during the 8 weeks it is open. In addition to the 7 million tulip bu...
Int'l Chamber Music Festival from Wed 10th May to Sun 14th May
Each year, artistic leader Eva Stegeman invites a group of internationally renowned musicians to The Hague to rehearse, perform and inspire an audience of music fans during the International Chamber Music Festival Den Haag. The event takes place from Wednesday to Sunday 10-14 May. This year's festiv...
Festival Classique from Thu 15th Jun to Sun 25th Jun
The 11th edition of Festival Classique music festival in The Hague runs from Thursday to Sunday, 15th-25th June with performances at various locations in Scheveningen including the historic Kurhaus Hotel and iconic De Pier. The festival's mission is to bring classical music to new fans, young and ol...
De Betovering Festival from Fri 13th Oct to Sun 22nd Oct
De Betovering (The Enchantment) Festival takes place each year during the Herfstvakantie (autumn) school break and offers more than 400 performances and 50 workshops over 10 days. It is for children ages 2-14. Although most of the programmed activities are conducted in Dutch, a smaller selection are...
Sports Film Festival Rotterdam from Thu 6th Apr to Sat 8th Apr
The second edition of Sports Film Festival Rotterdam (SFFR) takes place from Thursday to Saturday 6-8 April. Film featured in this year's edition include 'Chasing Great' (rugby), 'Facing Ali' (boxing), 'Free to Run' (running), 'Magnus' (chess) and 'One Year in Blue' (cycling). Day tickets are €...
Leiden Laken Festival from Thu 22nd Jun to Sun 25th Jun
The Leidse Lakenfeesten (Leiden Cloth Festival) is one of the biggest events to take place in the city each year. The festival is a celebration of its history as a major textile producer and takes place over four days at the end of June (for 2017, it runs from Thursday to Sunday 23-26 June).Highligh...
Circusstad Festival from Wed 3rd May to Sun 7th May
The Circusstad Festival is a celebration of all things cirque-like and is organized by the Codarts Circus Arts Department, Circus Rotjeknor, the Rotterdamse Schouwburg and the Luxor Theater. It takes place in and around the Schouwburgplein in the Rotterdam city center. Aside from wholly enterta...
Movies that Matter 2017 from Fri 24th Mar to Sat 1st Apr
The annual Movies that Matter festival in The Hague showcases films which deal with human rights issues. Many of the screenings include talks before or after with directors or actors from the films. The event takes place at various locations including Filmhuis Den Haag and Theater aan het Spui.
Life I Live from Wed 26th Apr to Thu 27th Apr
The 'Life I Live' music festival in The Hague takes place on multiple outdoor stages located throughout the city center. Over 30 musical acts will be scheduled for the 2017 edition on Wednesday 26th April including Kraak & Smaak, Pink Oculus, Indian Askin, Compact Disc Dummies and The Stangs.Sta...
Tong Tong Festival from Thu 25th May to Mon 5th Jun
The 59th edition of the Tong Tong Festival in The Hague, the largest Eurasian festival in Europe with east-west exhibits, cultural entertainment and most of all an enormous selection of southeast Asian cuisine, takes place in tents set up on the Malieveld. Runs from Thursday 25th May through Monday...
Dutch Beer Tasting Festival from Thu 11th May to Sat 13th May
The Dutch Beer Tasting Festival takes place from Thursday to Saturday, 11-13 May at the Grote Kerk, in The Hague city center. Sample over 130 beers from 40 different Dutch breweries. Rond de Grote Kerk 12, 2513 AM The Hague
Rewire Festival 2017 from Fri 31st Mar to Sun 2nd Apr
The 2017 Rewire music festival in The Hague takes place Friday to Sunday 31st March - 2nd April at various locations throughout the city including the Grote Kerk, Lutherse Kerk, Paard van Troje, Het Nutshuis and Korzo Theater. You'll find a diverse music offering ranging from electronic and nouveau...
The Kralingse Bos Festival in Rotterdam is an 'Orange' party celebrating King's Day on Thursday 27th April with a huge lineup of musical acts performing on 5 different stages. You'll find lots of musical genres ranging from electronica to urban to pop/rock. Early Bird Tickets €20.  
Kroon Festival Thu 27th Apr
The Kroon ('Crown') Festival takes place on King's Day at the Willemsplein near the entrance to the Erasmus bridge in the Rotterdam city center. Lots of DLs will be taking the stage including Wouter S., Tapesh, Michael De Hey and Cleavage  (see the lineup) spinning dance tunes all day. Festival...
The Liberation Festival in The Hague celebrates the day in 1945 when the Netherlands was liberated from German occupation at the end of World War II. The event is held annually on May 5 on the Malieveld near Central Station. The program includes open air stages, debates, street theatre, childre...
Fri 30th June. The 11th edition of ShoppingNight Den Haag takes place on Friday 30th June in the city center. It's The Hague's biggest retail fashion event of the year with special activities such as the popular fashion show which takes place several times during the evening on a raised runway set u...
ParkPop Sun 25th Jun
The 36th edition of the biggest free pop music festival in the Netherlands, ParkPop, takes place on Sunday 25th June at Zuiderpark in The Hague. Multiple stages and a full program of performers (details available closer to event date). A festival market takes place on the concert grounds. 
Kings Day The Hague Thu 27th Apr
A full range of activities will take place in The Hague on Kings Day 2017 - Thursday 27th April including vrijmarkt (street flea markets), the geranium market on Lange Voorhout, the Koningskermis (Kings fun fair) on the Malieveld, Lange Vijverberg and Frederik Hendrikplein, historic tram rides, cana...
This course is a great starting point for the novice wine enthusiast, or those starting a career in wine or hospitality. This hands-on course teaches you through sight, smell and taste, to understand more about wine. By the end of the course you’ll be able to taste wine using a systematic approach,...
North Sea Jazz Festival from Fri 7th Jul to Sun 9th Jul
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), Norah Jone...
King's Fun Fair Rotterdam from Sat 15th Apr to Sun 7th May
The annual Koningskermis (King's Fun Fair) in Rotterdam takes place at Lloyd's Multiplein on the Schiehaven overlooking the Maas river in Delfshaven. The fair runs from Saturday 15th April to Sunday 7th May. It is an event for all ages, from toddlers to seniors and includes over 60 rides, attraction...
King's Fun Fair The Hague from Wed 19th Apr to Sun 30th Apr
The annual King's Fun Fair ('koningskermis') runs for 12 days from Wednesday to Sunday, 19-30 April at multiple locations including the Malieveld, the Buitenhof, the Lange Vijverberg and the Frederik Hendrikplein. With over 60 rides, games, activities and food stalls, there is something for everyone...
King's Day free party on the Stadhuisplein in Rotterdam city center. Local businesses (including The VIP Room, Villa Thalia and Cafe Beurs among others) join together to offer this 'orange' street party with a variety of entertainment. Free entry.  

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