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!
Schubert 9 by Residentie Orkest (22 November)
Our Schubert cycle concludes with the symphonic swan song of this Viennese genius: his Ninth. A symphony of divine proportions conducted by Jan Willem de Vriend, one of the orchestra’s favourite conductors. De Vriend also joins forces with the prize-winning Van Baerle Trio in Beethoven’s Triple Concerto. This virtuoso and sometimes humorous work is one of the German grand master’s most beautiful.
The Hague by Night Walking Tours (until December 18)
A wonderful event where you get to know the city in a completely different way in a wonderful ambiance. A bit of Hague humor can also be found on this informative and interesting tour of the city by night. Some walks include historic festive locations (with Santa as tour guide!) while others focus on the Scheveningen and Kurhaus area.
Black is the Colour of My Voice (22-24 November)
This acclaimed and thought-provoking play with music was originally produced in Shanghai (by Play the Spotlight Theatre), where Campbell worked as one of the city’s most-in demand performers. Inspired by the life and civil rights activism of the legendary Nina Simone, the story follows the fictional character of Mena Bordeaux, a successful jazz singer seeking salvation after the untimely death of her father, intertwining her political engagement and devastating events such as the Alabama church bombing and death of Dr Martin Luther King.
Hop-on Hop-off Horse Drawn Carriages (until 22 December)
Let yourself be transported in style during the pleasant winter period in the city center with the free illuminated Hop on Hop off carriages. The carriages run during most The Hague HighLight evenings but also during Black Friday, during the Royal Christmas Fair and during the extra atmospheric winter weekends. The carriage rides are free and you can ride one stop (if no one is waiting at the next stop, you can sit comfortably). A unique winter experience that you can only experience in The Hague during the winter period!
Fancy something else this weekend?
- Wellbeing Wednesdays (20 November)
- PostModern Jukebox @ Melkweg (21 November)
- ‘The Up, The Down and The Strange’ and ‘Book of Names’ from 7MRP (23 November)
- Basily Gypsy Band @ Theater de Nieuwe Regentes (23 November)
- Luminize @ PAARD (23 November)
- Kamerkoor Kwintesse Concert: Lifting the Veil (23 November)
- Dilan Yurdakul in ‘Through the Shadow’ @ Theater Bellevue (until 23 November)
- Roger Ross Williams: Documentary ‘The Apollo’ & Doc Talk (24 November)
- Trois Romantiques Têtus Exhibition (until 24 November)
Ongoing events in the region
- Antique and Book Markets on Lange Voorhout (weekly)
- Theosophy Talks 2019-2020 (monthly)
- Walking Tours of The Hague – Bronovo Edition (various dates)
- Le Marie Marché (monthly)
- Cirque Du Soleil: TOTEM (until 8 December)
- Angstfabriek: ‘Fear Factory’ The Hague (various dates until January)
- Louis Apol on Nova Zembla (until 1 March)
Upcoming dates for your diary
- Workshop: Volunteering in the Leiden Region (25 November)
- Spotlight: Romania Film Festival (27 November – 1 December)
- The Hague Highlights 2019 (28 November – 21 December)
- ShoppingNight The Hague: Black Friday (29 November)
- St Andrews Ceilidh Charity Ball 2019 (30 November)
- Firework Festival Scheveningen (1, 8, 15, 22 December)
- QETC: The 39 Steps (6-8 December)
- Royal Christmas Fair 2019 (12-23 December)
- We Will Rock You @ World Forum (13 December – 5 January)
- Christmas in Three Courses: A Musical Experience (21 December)
- TAIKA Christmas Choir Concert 2019 (15 December)
- Glass Art Lessons in Delft (20 December, 4 April)
- Christmas Circus The Hague (21 December – 5 January)
- A Christmas Carol: De Dutch Don’t Dance Division (25-29 December)
- CONNECT event – Language and Communication (16 January)
- Grauzone Festival (7-8 February)