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!
International Fireworks Festival 2018 (10 – 11 August)
The International Fireworks Festival Scheveningen today announced the eight countries that are competing for the title ‘Most Spectacular Fireworks 2018’ this year. The participating countries are the Netherlands, Austria, England, Germany, Spain, Japan, Belgium and China. The largest freely accessible fireworks event in Europe this year will take place on 10-11 and 17-18 August and will have amazing fireworks shows every night around 21:45 and 22:30.
Dutch Historical Festival 2018 (11 – 12 August)
The Dutch Historical Festival brings Dutch History to life on the weekend of 11 and 12 August. With knights and horses at the Binnenhof in The Hague, a Medieval Campus along the Hofvijver and Queens in the Palace Garden.
Comedytrain International Festival (until 12 August)
Eddie Pepitone: They call him the Bitter Buddha, comedian Eddie Pepitone is a master of the dark art of comedy. Hailed as a modern day cross between Jackie Gleason, Don Rickles and Eckart Tolle. Eddie is a force of nature on stage, switching between social rage and self-doubt. His shows are an energetic combo of calm and chaos, blue-collar angst and sardonic enlightenment. Few comedians working today channel the power of the rant better than Eddie Pepitone.
Are you a real beer lover? Then this festival is perfect for you! During HOP Rotterdam on Friday 10 and Saturday 11 August at Wijkpark Het Oude Westen, the best beer brewers come together to let you taste their tastiest brews.
Ongoing events around the city:
- ‘The City as a Stage’ Exhibition by Owen Schumacher (until 7 September)
- 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!
- Historical Festival @ Scheveningen (18 August)
- Den Haag Outdoor Festival (18 August)
- ABC featuring Martin Fry (18 August)
- Schollenpop 2018 (August 25)
- Living Room Exhibitions @ Jacobastraat (25 August)
- Drawing Horses in the Meadows (26 August)
- OH OH Intro Week 2018 (28 August)
- Cultural Weekend with Embassy Festival and Uit Festival Den Haag 2018 (30 August)
- New Season at Theatre Nieuwe Regentes (31 August)
- Le Marie Marche – French Markets (1 September)
- National Championships Beach Tennis (1 September)
- ‘Nøtel’ Exhibition by Lawrence Lek (1 September – 4 October)
- Arts and Culture Foundation Den Hoorn (2 September)
- Golden Earring @ Live on the Beach (6 September)
- World Port Days 2018 in Rotterdam (6 September)
- Spectacular Drum Concert at Scheveningen (9 September)
- The Hague Peace Night Run 2018 (20 September)
- WHEN WOMEN ARE FRIENDS @ Bellevue Theatre by Hannah van Wieringen (24 September)
- Rise and Lead Summit for Women in Business (27 September)
- Next Step into Storytelling (29 September)
- How To Buy a House in the Netherlands Event 2018 (30 September)
- Afrovibes Festival (4 – 14 October)
- Eleven Beach Tour (5 October)
- Pandas: A New Story at Omniversum (8 October)
- Wanderlust 2018: A Hop On/Hop Off Music Experience (12 October)
- Mondriaan Jazz (13 October)
- India Dance Festival (19 October – 3 November)
- Royal Opera Live at Omniversum (28 October)
- Crossing Border Literature and Music Festival (30 October)
- Macy Gray @ Paard (5 November)