Weekend Guide 30, 31 October & 1 November
Are you guys looking forward to the weekend? I know I am! Besides the fun activities I’ll be working on the final touches to the new design of the websites. 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
This Weekend your minis can enjoy a food truck festival that’s organized just for them! During the Lekkerbekjes Food Festival it’s all about the kids. In a cosy setting with lots of trucks you and your kids will get to know the story behind all the food that is sold. And besides filling your belly there are plenty of activities too like getting your picture taken with crocodiles or getting creative with fruits. Come and enjoy your weekend with your minis at the food truck village in front of Madurodam!
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.
The Food Film Festival is a traveling festival that will visit The Hague this Saturday and because this week’s theme is Fish it is hosted at the canteen of the fish auction (the same place as Zeevlam). The festival presents a full evening of food, film and talks. Because of this week’s theme there will be documentaries about fishery, gastronomy and food waste and besides that there will also be workshops where you can learn what to look for when buying fish or cleaning fish. You can even enter a fishing boat with a professional fisherman, so make sure you check out the Food Film Festival this Saturday. You can buy your tickets here.
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?!