Weekend Guide 27, 28 & 29 November
This weekend is the last weekend before the Sinterklaas evening next week, so its time for some final shopping! Every city center this time of the year is super cosy, decorated with nice lights, lots of people in the streets and plenty of great places to stop by to catch your breath. I love it! Stop by Van Delft in The Hague (or in the Markthal in Rotterdam!), Keet in Rotterdam, COLLECTIV. in The Hague or Klup Kollektief in Rotterdam. Besides that there’s plenty of stuff to do this weekend, so have a look at this week’s weekend guide!
Things to do in Rotterdam and The Hague
This weekend Scheveningen is the stage for the Red Bull Knock Out! The beach at Scheveningen transforms into the greatest and toughest beach race in the world. It promises to be a great spectacle! On Saturday there are four qualification heats, starting at 09:00 hours and it finishes at 15:00 hours. On Sunday the semi-final starts at 13:00 hours and the final is there at 14:45 hours!
Saturday there will be another Organic Fair in Kijkduin, The Hague. Great for filling your refrigerator with healthy and conscious products. But this fair has more to offer, freshly smoked fish, local honey, natural soap, sheep skins and everything you’ll need for your ecological garden. Great for presents and sustainable products. From 11:00 until 17:00 hours at the Boulevard of Kijkduin.
Cameretten exists for 50 years this year and talented comedians will show what they’ve got this weekend in the Oude and Nieuwe Luxor. Lots of famous comedians took the stage with Cameretten, famous comedians like Paul de Leeuw, Marc Marie Huijbregts and Plien & Bianca. This Friday you’ll enjoy Onno Innemee and Kees Torn and on Saturday you can go see the show of Guido Weijers and after the show The Kik will end the evening with a bang!
De Doelen in Rotterdam are the stage for the intimate indoor Songbird Festival this weekend! On Saturday and Sunday there will be six halls programmed with great shows. Artists like Jett Rebel, Gavin Degraw, Kensington and Douwe Bob will be there, together with a lot more singer songwriters. Tickets start at €35 and are sold here.
For all lovers of theater there’s the Jonge Harten Festival this weekend in Rotterdam. Several playmakers travel from Groningen to Rotterdam for a great program. On Friday you’re able to visit two plays in the Maaspodium and on Saturday there are four plays in the Rotterdam Schouwburg.
Two weeks ago 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.
For those who have the time to do some clothing shopping this weekend you should definitely check out the Sample Sale Street Style in Rotterdam. The sample sale this weekend takes place on Friday and Saturday and is the place for clothing for men and women for great prices! This edition is especially for winter jackets, shirts and sweaters. The sale takes place at the Keilestraat 9 in Rotterdam.
This weekend there are of course also lots of Sinterklaas activities. So plenty of things to do with your minis this weekend! In Rotterdam you can visit the Pietenschool at the Library Feijenoord, the Sinterklaas musical in Theater Walhalla or the film Ramon and the Horse of Sinterklaas in LantarenVenster. In The Hague you can visit the Sinterklaas show Nooit Meer Pepernoten?! in the Nieuwe Regentes or visit Ramon and the Horse of Sinterklaas in het Filmhuis.
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?!