Cities in the Netherlands are constantly beating with all sorts of different activities and events for its residents to participate in. This weekend you can feast on some delightful Asian street food, get a scope into the workings of a fashion show, relax at the symphony, and more all around the Netherlands. Choose from events in Utrecht, Rotterdam, The Hague, or of course Amsterdam to make your weekend just a bit more thrilling.
Friday, May 17
Find yourself in a far-away Asia at the Sushi and Asian Street Food Festival- JOY in The Hague. Starting Friday at 16:00, you can tingle your taste buds with endless sushi served from conveyer belts all weekend long. Food trucks and stalls will be set up in the style of Asian markets, adorned with cheerful lanterns, flickering neon lamps, colorful umbrellas, and more. Get all of your favorite Asian street foods and try out something you’ve never seen before at Lange Voorhout, The Hague, for free, all weekend long.
Saturday, May 18
With climate change and the fast paced- capitalistic society we seem to find ourselves in today, for some it seems desirable to just leave it all behind and pursue a life in the wild. See how that goes in a screening of Into the Wild, which tells the story of a young man who did exactly that. An introduction by environmental philosopher Dr. Martin Drenthen will be first given, hosted at Utrecht University Museum, Lange Nieuwstraat 106, Utrecht. The event goes from 19:45 until 23:00, with no cost, but reserve your ticket here.
Ever wondered how models manage to change their outfits multiple times throughout a fashion show? Well now your curiosity can be answered at Behind The Scenes hosted by Stand Your Guard. They have organized an exciting event of music, art, dance and of course fashion with an open back stage to give the audience a look into how it all goes down. Doors open at 19:00 with the show lasting from 19:30-21:30 at Bijlmerbajes, 48 H.J.E. Wenckebachweg, Amsterdam. Join the engaging experience and stay for after drinks with tickets starting at 15€, which can be found here.
Sunday, May 19
For those with a more classical taste in music, head to De Doelen in Rotterdam to experience the Sibelius Festival played by the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste will lead the orchestra through Sibelius Third symphony, Sibelius Luonnotar, Sibelius Höstkväll (autumn evening), and Sibelius Fourth symphony. An introduction begins at 13:15 and music at 14:15 until 16:10 at Kruisstraat 2, Rotterdam, with ticket prices starting at 12,75€, available here.
In light of the upcoming European Elections, +31Mag.nl has brought together 7 candidates, all from different parties, to discuss and debate in English in order to get the Dutch expat community more involved with the European Debate. Be European Vote Local– English Debate will be hosted at Mix-Tree Amsterdam, with the debate starting at 18:30, lasting until 20:30. Topics discussed will be Environment, Refugees and Borders, European Project, and Relations North-South (and East), moderated by our very own Massimiliano Sfregola. Attendance is free and the address is Schipluidenlaan 12, Amsterdam.