We have a glorious weekend guide planned for you, starting from Amsterdam all the way to Groningen. We also stop at Maastricht sometime in between—

Friday, 12 April

The World Press Photo Festival begins this evening and lasts for the weekend. The festival showcases diverse perspectives on important stories that are often let untold by mainstream outlets. A variety of special guests will attend the festival, including 2019 World Press Photo award nominees. Amsterdam acts as the festival’s first location on its 100-location tour, so you should make sure to catch a glimpse of the stories before they go global. Event lasts throughout the day and night and weekend. At Westergasfabriek, Pazzanistraat 33, Amsterdam. Tickets starting at €17.50.


If you want to enjoy a comedy night in English, you should visit Haarlem Comedy Factory. The event will bring together established comedians and new comedians form the international scene. Jokes start at 20. At Cafè De Zwaan, Kinderhuisvest 53, Haarlem. Tickets for €11.20.

Saturday, 13 April

Have you ever wanted to share your story? The Dutch International Storytelling Centre wants to help you fulfil this wish by offering a two-day introduction course to autobiographical storytelling. In the course, the director will help you get in touch with your personal story and begin to feel comfortable with storytelling. You don’t need to prepare anything for the class, for the course is suitable for beginners. Class begins at 10. At DISC, Oude Molstraat 37, the Hague.


Palestinorama! Trio NUR will perform traditional Palestinian music, with Hamed Alshaabi on the Arabic flute, Amer Shanati on the Arabic lute and Karim Darwish on percussion. Following the performance, Oscar-nominated film Omar will show, a movie that that follows a Palestinian baker who is charged with the dead of an Israeli soldier. Music begins at 19. At De Nieuwe Regentes, Weimarstraat 63, The Hague. Tickets for €12.

Sunday, 14 April

Dress up as a worm for the International Day of Dirt. The We Festival and Mandril Cultural and Political Centre will host a party that celebrates the season of spring and its associated fertileness. The hosts want you to embrace your inner critter, dress up like a worm, and wiggle your way through dirt all night long. Prizes may be given for those who show up as worms. Wiggling starts at 15. At Mandril Cultural and Political Centre, Cabergerweg 45, Maastricht. 


The Vegan Student Association of Groningen is all ears for your questions about veganism. They will host their second event of “Vegan Drinks!,” an informal social where an all-vegan menu is provided, vegan beer, and vegan snacks. Questions about veganism will also be allowed to be asked. All people are welcome to join. Event begins at 20. At Grand Cafè Time Out, Poelestraat 34-36, Groningen.