Here’s your weekly summary of What’s On
This is our top list of events, exhibitions, music, festivals and more to keep you entertained this weekend. We include events from The Hague, Leiden, Delft, Scheveningen and everywhere in between.
Below the four featured events, you can find other things happening this weekend, as well as ongoing exhibitions and festivals. You’ll also find all our upcoming listings with links so you can plan ahead. There are family-friendly suggestions too, making sure everyone can explore the area and its culture together. We hope you have a great time, no matter what you get up to.
Remember to check with each event organiser for ticket prices, entry requirements or last minute changes (just in case). Have a great weekend!
KoningsKermis: The King’s Fair! (12-28 April)
There’s no party as dynamic and colorful as the fair! Characteristic of the many sparkling lights, festive music and the speed of modern and sensational attractions. But also the smell of warm oliebollen, popcorn and cotton candy. It is not without reason that the fair – along with carnival and Sinterklaas – is one of the three oldest traditions in our country.
Lentebier Festival @ Grote Markt (12-13 April)
The History of The Hague Day (13 April)
This year’s theme is ‘gold’, inspired by the annual topic Rembrandt and the Golden Age. Between 1100 and 1600 Het Plein in the centre of The Hague will be transformed into a vibrant festival site. Young, elderly, newcomer, expat, traditional ‘Hagenaar’ or ‘Hagenese’; everyone can participate and enjoy free workshops, guided tours, special performances and old Dutch children’s games, offered by over thirty heritage institutions and organizations in The Hague. An extensive English language programme will be available for expats and tourists.
The Seven Last Words of Christ is a traditional collection of short phrases uttered by Jesus Christ before he died, gathered from the four Gospels – simple words put on impressive music by the French composer Dubois in 1867.
Fancy something else this weekend?
- Alpha Blondy and the Solar System @ PAARD (10 April)
- SportFilmFestival Rotterdam 2019 (10-14 April)
- Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour (12 April)
- Gin Festival The Hague (13 April)
- Children’s Easter Party – Celebrate with the Irish Club! (13 April)
- AWC Re-Building Lives Benefit (13 April)
- Theosophy Talks 2018-2019 (14 April then weekly until 12 May)
Ongoing events around the city
- Walking Tours of The Hague – Bronovo Edition (available various dates)
- Keukenhof Spring Opening 2019: Flower Power! (until 18 May)
- ACCESS Ask The Experts Sessions in Utrecht (14 March then monthly)
- NatGeo Photo Exhibition at Lange Voorhout (until 27 April)
- Exhibition: The Art Nouveau Book Binding (until 23 June)
- HERE/NOW: Current Visions from Colombia (until 30 June)
- Yayoi Kusama @ Museum Voorlinden (until 1 September)
- Exhibition: Celebrating 50 Years of MOJO (until 1 September)
- From The Highest Point – Exhibition @ Panorama Mesdag (until 22 September)
Upcoming dates for your diary
- Paul Young @ Paard (15 April)
- Inaugral Event: Ambassadors Spouses Network The Hague (15 April)
- ‘William Shakespeare and his Turbulent Times’, by Elizabeth Merry (16 April)
- Vicious Rumours @ Gebr. de Nobel (18 April)
- The Hague Metal Fest (20 April)
- Katvanger @ Café Rooie Cor (21 April)
- DISC Storytelling Event: Fairytales and Myths (27 April)
- Yom Hasjoa Memorial and Remembrance @ Kloosterkerk (28 April)
- JOY Asian Street Food Festival (17-19 May)
- Ride for Rights – Sponsored Cycle (18 May)
- Cycle Paris: Ride with a Mission (23-27 May)
- Project Landing – Discover South Holland (26 May, 16 and 29 June)
- Welcome to The Hague with the International Centre (6 June, 12 Sep, 29 Nov)
- Boekids Literature Festival 2019 (9-10 June)
- 2019 KLM Den Haag Urban Trail (7 July)
- North Sea Jazz 2019 (12 July)
- P!nk Comes to The Hague (11 August)