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!
De Parade in The Hague (5-14 July)
Around 80 theater, dance, mime and music performances for young and old play in the theatre tents on the Parade. Most of the performances are specially made for the festival and can only be seen at the Parade. Every day there are different shows on the shelves. These last an average of 30 minutes, so you can easily see two, three or even four shows in one evening. In addition to the evening performances, there is an extensive KinderParade every day with theater, music and workshops. Every night live bands play that are free of charge.
The Grote Kerk in The Hague is open to the public until September 28 from Tuesday to Sunday. As one of the oldest buildings in The Hague – presumably a wooden church was already standing here in the 13th century – the opening is an excellent opportunity to admire the Grote Kerk from the inside in peace. The interior of the church has many monuments, such as the 15th-century coat of arms in the church hall and the impressive tomb of Admiral Jacob van Wassenaer Obdam. During the opening, there are volunteers who can tell you more about the history.
The Hague Cultural Parade 2019 (6 July)
Everyone is part of this society in The Hague! This outdoor event is freely accessible to everyone and there is something for everyone to experience. In addition to the Parade there is live music on the festival grounds, there are various cultural workshops, various tasty food places, market stalls and children’s entertainment!
2019 KLM Den Haag Urban Trail (7 July)
More of a “fun run” than a race, the 5km or 10km course is a fabulous way to enjoy The Hague. Looping not just around but THROUGH famous attractions and more secret spots, the Urban Trail makes running more accessible for those who may enjoy some exercise, but don’t want the pressure of a timed race.
Fancy something else this weekend?
Ongoing events in the region
- Urban Bugs: An Exhibition (until 17 August)
- Yayoi Kusama @ Museum Voorlinden (until 1 September)
- Ice-tastic Spectacle @ MECC Maastricht (until 1 September)
- Exhibition: Celebrating 50 Years of MOJO (until 1 September)
- From The Highest Point – Exhibition @ Panorama Mesdag (until 22 September)
- Summer City Walking Tours (Saturdays until end of September)
- Walking Tours of The Hague – Bronovo Edition (various dates)
- Le Marie Marché (monthly)
Upcoming dates for your diary
- Zeehelden Festival 2019 (10-14 July)
- ACCESS Ask The Experts Sessions in Utrecht (11 July, monthly)
- North Sea Jazz 2019 (12 July)
- Les Misérables @ HNT (12-14 July)
- Rastaplas Festival 2019 (13-14 July)
- The Hague African Festival 2019 (14 July)
- Wonderfeel 2019 (19-21 July)
- IndiBurn @ Zwarte Pad (20 July)
- I Know a Man who Knew a World Without Plastic (20 July)
- Delft Chamber Music Festival (25 July – 4 August)
- Markets at the Beach (28 July and 2 August)
- P!nk Comes to The Hague (11 August)
- Wild Rooster Festival 2019 (23-24 August)
- Open Air Theatre: The Tempest and Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (28 August – 1 September)
- Live on the Beach feat. KEANE (7 September)
- Rock History Tours (7 September, 5 October)
- KLM Open 2019 (12-15 September)
- Malaika Kids Open Golf Tournament 2019 – Compete to support a worthy charity! (7 October)
- Hofstad Hop 2019 (27-29 September)