Thursday, 6 September 2012

Events in September





Breda Expats Guided Tour of Breda

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Let's get Messy - Art and Crafts for children of all ages

22nd September 2012 10h - 12h.

3 euros per child

De Boodschap, Rijen.

Quiz Night 

19th September 2o12 2oh

2 euros/ person

The Mezz, Breda

Fornightly  Pub  Meet ups

14th September 20h

28th September 20h

Meet up with other members for drinks and a chat

De Higende Hert, Breda




8 September: European Life I Live, 12:00 – 20:00

A brand new international festival in The Hague, the European Life I Live celebrates the richness and diversity of

European culture. See what you can expect at the event here:

15-22 September: International Chamber Music Festival

This year’s theme is ‘The Hague Masters’. Concert locations include the Peace Palace, Nieuwe Kerk, Dr Anton Philipszaal, Paleiskerk and Koorenhuis in The Hague and Kasteel Duivenvoorde in Voorschoten.

Ienie Minie Nazomer Fair - After Summer Fair

Saturday 15 september 2012: 10 -17  Sunday 16 september 2012: 10- 17
3,50 euro Children to 12 : free

Groot Loo 8 5071 BL Hilvarenbeek

Biesbosch Streekfeest : Tasting, stalls, tractors, farm animals, bouncy castle, games, pony rides......

Sunday 16 september 2012  10.00 - 18.00
€ 2.00 per person.
Wagenbergsestraat 2
4921 XV Made

 Biesbosch Streekfeest »

18 September: Prinsjesdag 2012

(Prince’s Day)

The Prinsjesdag is the official opening of Dutch parliament. View the tradition on the street, from the grandstand or join a VIP tour. At 13:00, the Queen is driven in the Golden Coach from Noordeinde Palace to the Ridderzaal (Hall of Knights), Binnenhof. Here the Queen reads the Troonrede (Speech from the Throne), written jointly by the Ministers and Secretaries of State, outlining the government’s financial plans for the coming year. The day is concluded with the balkonscène, where the Royal Family appears on the palace balcony to address the

29-30 September:

International Kite Festival in Scheveningen

Come and admire the most exquisite and extraordinary kites from all corners of the world and be inspired by the top class professional kite shows, or try it yourself! See

Beauty in Abundance

Around 100 of the most important prints from the museum's own collection. They date from between 1890 and 1905 and include works by Bonnard, Vuillard, Denis, Steinlen and Toulouse-Lautrec.

Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam until September 23.

Impressionism: Sensation and Inspiration

World famous impressionist paintings from the Hermitage in St Petersburg are shown together with works by their predecessors, contemporaries and successors, to give a clear insight into the many currents in the turbulent French art scene between 1850 and 1900.

The list of artists in the exhibition includes Delacroix, Rousseau, Daubigny, Monet, Pissarro, Renoir and Sisley, CĂ©zanne and Gauguin.

From September 29, these artists will be joined by Van Gogh when a large part of the collection of the Van Gogh Museum will be relocated to the Hermitage, including 75 highlights, works on paper and a selection of the letters.

Hermitage, Amsterdam until January 13 2013.

Film by the Sea

The international film festival where literary adaptations take centre stage. This year there is also a programme under the title Film and the Law for which a jury of lawyers put together the 25 best films. The top five, all of which will be screened, are 12 Angry MenJudgement at NurembergThe Merchant of VeniceEl Secreto de sus Ojos (The Secret in Your Eyes) and In the Name of the Father.

As well as film screenings, the festival also has a full programme of courses and symposia.

CineCity, Vlissingen (Flushing), September 14 to 23.

Gergiev Festival

The theme for this year's festival is Sea and You and among those taking part are the Artemis Quartet, the Goeyvaerts Trio, the singers Andreas Ottensamer and Christianne Stotijn and the Choir of King's College.

Among the highlights are Gavin Bryars soundscape The Sinking of the Titanicand Verdi's Otello with tenor Aleksandrs Antonenko and conducted by Valery Gergiev.

De Doelen and other venues, Rotterdam, September 7 to 15.

The Little Mermaid

A Dutch-language production of Disney's stage musical based on its animation film The Little Mermaid. It has a wonderful Ariel, a perfect Prince and effects that turn the stage into the bottom of the sea. The story is so well-known, it's worth seeing for the merpeople and fish swimming about the stage.

Beatrix Theater, Utrecht, September 9 to October 28.

Ideal Home (Woonbeurs)

Ideas for the home and garden, the latest trends and experts offering advice, demonstrations and workshops. The fair covers literally everything, from lamps and watering cans to wooden flooring and wallpaper.

RAI, Amsterdam, September 25 to 30.

International Dog Show

Following a great deal of adverse criticism about the health problems caused by intensive breeding of some breeds of dog, the organisers of these international dog show are emphasising the health aspects of the judging.

Dogs will be judged for best in breed and for best in show. There are also stands offering advice on breeding and care and a wide range of dog-related products.

Ahoy, Rotterdam, August 25 and 26.

MECC, Maastricht, September 29 and 30.


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