Weekend Guide 4, 5 & 6 December
Sinterklaas weekend is finally there! I always really like the atmosphere in the city centers this time of the year, all cosy and beautifully dressed. But besides Sinterklaas there are plenty of other activities this weekend too. I’m very curious what your plans are for this weekend, please let me know on Facebook! For now, read about the tips and make your pick…
Things to do in Rotterdam and The Hague
A few 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. Today a 3o meter long ice slide has opened. You can slide down from the upper deck of the Pier up to and including the 10th of January!
On Friday its your last chance to visit Dansvoer this year at the Aloha Bar. For one last time the headphones will be there for a night of silent disco with three different channels that play different music! For more info check out the Facebook Event page.
On Saturday Bites & Stories take you on a culinary tour through The Hague called: Sweets & Sinterwhat?! It promises to be a culinary walk that focuses on the best part of the Sinterklaas festivities, sweets and other delicious foods! Besides that you’ll learn more about the cultural event that is Sinterklaas. Lots of fun and interesting stuff, especially for people who aren’t familiar with Sinterklaas yet.
This Saturday in Theater PePijn in The Hague there is Cabaret – vier keer leuk, a show with four small shows by upcoming comedians. The Cabaretpoel is an initiative to give the talented comedians a stage to present themselves to the public. So expect to enjoy the shows of a few finalists and prizewinners of several comedy festivals! Tickets are starting at €11,50 and are sold through the theater’s website.
Saturday there will be another Farmers Market in Rotterdam with both seasonal and regional food. Great atmosphere with market music, a terrace and delicious fresh food. I like to talk to the merchants and hear their proud stories about their products. So time to stuff your refrigerator with food produced with love. Location is Noordplein in Rotterdam, from 10:00 to 17:00 hours.
Did you already visit the renovated Pier in Scheveningen? If not, take your chance and go this Weekend when you can enjoy the Salt Market there too. There will be creative goods stands and music from Espresso Records that also sells vinyl. And for your minis there’s plenty of stuff to do as well! Combine your visit with an autumn walk on the beach.
Sinterklaas will be leaving The Netherlands after his birthday this weekend. On Sunday you can visit FC Walhalla with the whole family to say good bye to Sinterklaas and wish him a safe journey back to Spain. The Sinterklaas Uitzwaai Ontbijt starts at 10:00 hours and tickets are sold through the website. This is your last chance for a meet & greet with Sinterklaas for this year!
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?!