Weekend Guide 20, 21 & 22 November
Temperatures are slowly dropping and Sinterklaas had a warm welcome to the Netherlands last weekend. That means it truly is winter time and although you might be very busy this weekend doing your holiday shopping, you really should check out all the cool events for this weekend! I’m curious what you plan on doing, so let me know where you are up to on Facebook. Have fun!
Things to do in Rotterdam and The Hague
On Thursday the 19th of November at 19:19 hours the Fenix Food Market, the Fenix Food Factory’s pop-up shop, is opening it’s doors on the Karel Doormanstraat 370 in Rotterdam. Here you’ll find all the familiar artisanal products of the entrepreneurs from the market hall on Katendrecht. Starting this Thursday night the pop-up shop is opened weekly from Tuesday to Sunday.
Beer with a scent of Catnip, that’s a new beer that you’ll be able to taste this Friday at Kompaan during Birrificio Lambrate Tap Take Over & Launch Collaboration! Kompaan started a collaboration with the Italian brewers Birrificio Lambrate and went to look for a special, local herb that would make for a great new flavor. They describe the beer themselves as nice and crispy, but what better way to than to find that out for yourself? Friday you get the chance to do just that at Kompaan at the Saturnusstraat 55 in The Hague!
This weekend it’s time for the vintage sale “Uit de kast van…” (from so and so’s closet) organized by SHPPR x BonBonOnTheBlock in The Hague at the Papestraat 11. At this sale you’ll literally be buying stuff from someone else’s closet, because everyone had the chance to hand in their own cloths for the sale. All the cloths that were handed in are selected and priced by SHPPR x BBOTB so everyone gets the chance to sell stuff. This sale is the way to score a great outfit this weekend!
Last Sunday the ice-skating track in Scheveningen in front of the Kurhaus opened again. Improve your skills this weekend on the 600m2 track and/or enjoy a nice hot chocolate milk or glühwein near the track. A visit to the track can be combined with a visit to the Pier or the cinema so it also makes for a great time out with your mini. The track is open up to and including the 17th of January in 2016.
This Saturday the yearly Kurhaus Beach Classic Scheveningen will take place again. A cycling contest on the beach in the direction of Katwijk and Noordwijk. For the cyclist it is the chance to compete with others on the 25 or 40 kilometers long tracks. For the people that will not partake in the contest its also a great day to cheer for the cyclists and have a drink along the beach.
This Sunday it’s time for another indoor Swan Market at the UNESCO world heritage Van Nelle Factory, Rotterdam. The Swan Market is a creative lifestyle market with many pretty little things. You can think of hand made jewelry, home accessories, kids items, cloths, bags a lot of very nice vintage stuff. This market gives (web)shop owners an opportunity to present their original, fancy and sometimes self made products to a broad public. Besides the market there is a food truck area with live music, a bouncing castle and a lot of very nice food that’s cooked with love! Entrance €2,- and free for children and elderly.
Museum tips for Rotterdam and The Hague
Do you like street art as well? The major exhibition on the life and work of influential American artist and activist Keith Haring at the Kunsthal in Rotterdam is a must see. Keith Haring, a protégé of Andy Warhol, was inspired by graffiti, comic strips, music, dance, fine art and popular culture. However Haring was criticized for the commercialization of his own work on T-shirts, badges or stickers it was an integral part of his philosophy that ‘Art is for Everyone’ and makes his work very well-known.
Go and visit the Ode to Dutch fashion exhibition at the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague. Famous names like Viktor & Rolf, Iris van Herpen and Jan Taminiau have placed the Netherlands firmly on the map as a country of idiosyncratic fashion talent. This fashion exhibition will feature over a hundred creations from the history of fashion in the Netherlands from 1900 onward. Don’t miss the famous dazzling blue dress – a Jan Taminiau design – Queen Maxima wore at King Willem-Alexander’s coronatio.
The Temporary Fashion Museum opened an exhibition inside the Nieuwe Instituut focused on the structures and strategies of fashion. Including a selection of temporary fashion and the history of Dutch fashion. What are designers working on nowadays? What issues influence temporary fashion? And above all, what is the roll of consumers within the global fashion system. This exhibition is showing fashion from an extraordinary perspective.
Only 10 weeks until Christmas and the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague presents the best exhibition to find some inspiration for your dinner table! Fine dining is not only operating via the taste buds, the visual appeal of the food presented on the plates and table settings are very important too. This exhibition provides an insight in four centuries of formal dining table settings among the Dutch wealthy elite. Think of beautiful crystal, silverwork, table linen and porcelain. Are you ready for cosy winter evenings with nice table settings?!