Welcome to your weekly summary of What’s On in The Hague!
Below you’ll find this weekend’s highlights and plenty of ways to entertain yourself over the coming weekend. There’s a list of upcoming items, ongoing exhibitions, sports events, socials and much more! All events take place in The Hague and surrounding areas, you can click the events or links for more information.
Remember to check with each event organiser for ticket prices, entry requirements or last minute changes (just in case). Have a great weekend!
‘The Greatest Thing’ Live in Zuiderpark Theatre (20 and 21 July)
The Greatest Thing is a visual performance with an exclusive soundtrack, starring singer-songwriter Miss Walker and mime artist Silent Rocco from Berlin. For 45 minutes, the scene turns into a gateway to another world. A quiet vagabond walks into a seemingly lifeless neon fairy. The content of her golden leather pouch becomes the key to their common story and unleashes a tender musical fairytale, rife with enchanting live songs, interactive moments and captivating choreographies.
The production of Allegro includes an ensemble cast, a small choir and a 30-piece orchestra, conducted by Peter de Leeuw. As an ‘integrated’ musical that uses songs to progress the narrative, Allegro now fits the standard model for musicals, but was way ahead of its time when it was new.
The Hague Open Tennis Tournament (16 – 22 July)
From 16-22 July the only ATP Challenger tournament in the Netherlands will be played for the 26th time on the beautiful Mets-courses near the Scheveningen beach. The $ 75,000 prize money event is full of tradition and attracts the best Dutch and international gentlemen. Besides prof tennis, there are many activities this year such as a Kids Day on Wednesday, July 18, fashion, meet and greets with professional players, music from The Clarks and DJs, and more.
For eight days this coming summer, the whole of the Netherlands will be dominated by the European Championship Beach Volleyball. Just like the Beach Volleyball World Championship in 2015, the European Championship matches will take place in a number of city centres. There will be a stadium on the Neude in Utrecht, in Rotterdam in front of the ss Rotterdam, on the Marktplein in Apeldoorn and in The Hague will be the main stadium at the Sports Campus Zuiderpark.
Ongoing events around the city:
- Vintage, Antique and Book Market in The Hague (every Thurs and Sun until 1 October)
- Comedytrain International Festival (until 12 August)
- World Championship Sand Sculpting 2018 (until 19 August)
- Zein Summer Holiday Camps (until 3 September)
- The Plunge: A Theatrical Audiotour (until 9 September)
- Duivenvoorde Castle (until 26 October)
- ‘Greetings from Scheveningen’ at The Hague’s Historical Museum (until 11 November)
Upcoming dates for your diary!
- Comedy, Cabaret and Music @ Zuiderpark Theatre (28 July)
- Open Air Cinema in The Hague (starting 2 August)
- Neighbourhood Picnic at Newtonplein (5 August)
- International Fireworks Festival @ Scheveningen (10 – 11 August)
- Dutch Historical Festival (11 -12 August)
- Den Haag Outdoor Festival (18 August)
- ABC featuring Martin Fry (18 August)
- Drawing Horses in the Meadows (26 August)
- ‘Nøtel’ Exhibition by Lawrence Lek (1 September – 4 October)
- Golden Earring @ Live on the Beach (6 September)
- Rise and Lead Summit for Women in Business (27 September)
- Mondriaan Jazz (13 October)
- India Dance Festival (19 October – 3 November)
- Afrovibes Festival (4 – 14 October)
- Royal Opera Live at Omniversum (28 October)
- Crossing Border Literature and Music Festival (30 October)
- Macy Gray @ Paard (5 November)