Festivals and such, The Hague
You are bored of house, hiphop and other trendy hot-music and, ... you are over 25, ... well, there is a place in The Hague exactly for you, right in the old center of The Hague!
Every first Friday and on every Saturday night Dansplek (Dance-spot) organizes a real swinging party where adults can go out of their heads and, who do not want to enjoy the very youngs in smoky area's with ear-splitting music. The place is the old Theatre Concordia ...
Dress Code: Dansplek does organize special Party-evenings like Soul & Funk Party - 70's, 80's & 90's Dance Party. Please, inform by mail of phone for more about special dress requirements ...
NDT II has a tradition of performing on the second night of the Binnenhoffestival. This dance company is famous all over the world but has its base in Den Haag.
And every year when i see them perform i always say to myself i should go to dance performances more often. Which of course i usually forget during the winter. But i should go and see the NDT more often. All 3 of the groups.
For more info of this company and their regular program http://www.ndt.nl/en/ndt.asp
It is slowly starting to get a tradition but in the end of august there will be a new Binnenhof Festival. Not sure about this years dates but it'll surely be posted on the web page. See link below. Well, i just checked the website and apparently it is a real tradition now..... Too bad i won't be here in august 2008. I had to laugh though, the picture of the festival's website haas virtually the same picture that i took in 2003.
On wednesday it is all kinds of world and pop music. Much fun.
On Thursday is the day that DANCE is the item. And it is so fantastic to see the dancers perform in such a beautiful location. Last year it was superb. As it was the year before.
On Friday is the day for classical music. For me the most appropriate in a location as this. But that´s just my opinion.
If you want to be sure to have a seat you can buy tickets beforehand, They're already on sale (from the 15th of july) and cost 5 euro.
The number of seats is limited, so ‘first come first serve’.
There is wheelchair access and (limited) space reserved
No tickets will be available on the nights itself. But since the Binnenhof is a public footpath you can enjoy the performances for free. Seats are only available if not all tickets have been sold out. And if the place gets too crowded, people without a ticket will have to leave..
If the weather is good, it is a very magical ambiance with the Binnenhof as perfect surroundings. For bad whether there will be some cover, but better bring a coat and umbrella. To be on the save side.
Dress Code: Depends on the weather but in general warm. It is outdoors and you stand or sit still for several hours.
This is a traditional The Hague event and always a big hit !!!
Just because of the celebration of the Dutch Monarchy and Queens Day, The Hague (Dutch famous Pop-city and rocking pop-town number one ! ) created and organized KONINGINNENACH, ie Queens Night! This night got so popular with young people, that The Hague had to put down the popularity and refused the most famous pop-artists. Afraid of too mnay people in town,... can you imagine ???
Queens Night KONINGINNENACH starts it celebration in The Hague on the evening of the 29th of April. More than 300.000 people celebrate in the streets, on the (ancient) squares of the Hague, just before going to major parties of 30th of April in the clubs, disco's, dancings. The whole center of The Hague will be fully crowded with dancing drinking en fun making people ...
The Hague boasts the most famous night in the whole of Holland: the eve of Queen Beatrix' birthday, Koninginnenach (to be pronounced with a really broad Hague accent!). After a while we jumped around this year 2007... and had a lot of fun ( drinks too )!!!
Don't miss anything of this event and best local Hague's custom, just like Thursday, April 29th 2010. A successful night again !!!
Dress Code: No dress code,... just fun fun fun ... & drinks to get all around, too ...
If you are a lover of serious theatre and will have a wonderful theatre-evening go for the
Toneelgroep De Appel (Theatre-company De Apple).
It was founded in 1972 and is located in Scheveningen. Quality, craftsmanship, professionalism and diversity are key-words directed to the Appel-group which scored a great success, I whitnessed, with John Barton's epic cycle of plays Tantalus (based on several traditions of Greek mytholgy).
Dress Code: No special codes for dress requirements ...
This is an unique and already legendary place in The Hague, started some 20 years ago. Lady Thea Van Loon and her ex-husband were responsible for creating this trendy place with music, fashion and design-art. You will find here a gallery, and can listen to the music of invited bands, like jazz, tango-, hawaiian- & balkan music, or listen to some literary poetry.
The Regentenkamer got famous for its exhibition of pieces of furniture, having a nice cup of coffee in the coffee room. Art and Fashion is represented, too, and at Saturday, and some others, you can have a great diner for only some 8 Euro!!!
They just moved to the Church near the centre of The Hague where a lot of events are. Here is the artistic area becoming more trendy and a must for music-, gallery- and fashion-lovers, already compared to the Andy Warhol pop-art galleries in the 60s & 70s.
The Regentenkamer is open at Wednesday until Sunday, 12.00 - 17.00 hrs.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday there will be special performances of music, art and poetry, open until 23.00 hrs.
Special note: Free Parking
Dress Code: The place is free to all kind of visitors. No special required needs ...
The Netherlands is a world leader in the field of art and culture. And the Netherlands Dance Theater is one of the leading dance-teams of the world. For years they practised their dance-art at Koningstraat and got their own Netherlands Dance Theater in 1987 right in the centre of The Hague.
A foyer shared with an adjacent concert hall consists of 3 levels: the lowest slotted beneath the auditorium tiers, above it a half-moon balcony, and at the top, the well-known "floating skybar". That is the interior!
The Netherlands Dance Theater is within the Lucent Theater, created by the well-known architect Rem Koolhaas who completed a number of projects that have won high praise from critics ... see >>> VT Deals
Dress Code: You can admire here the world-famous Jiri Kylian, one of the greatest choreographers of our time. The ballet will be performed by members of the 3 companies that make up the Netherlands Dance Theatre.
The general theater public got used to it to dress like how you feel, though fashion is the more dressed style. We made some fabulous fashion shoots here, very chic! The place around is classy, trendy and ... very royal!
The Club La Luna was the newest hot place to ...
drink ... dance ... and after ...
Limo Service - VIP Guest List
In Summer Terrace Service At Day-time
from 10.00 - 20.00
YOU'LL LOVE IT ...
Unfortunately LA LUNA closed its doors!
And will be opened at another place ...
You will be informed, thanks for visit
Dress Code: See for yourself the pics (see link), and notice the special night- and after night-parties ...
Discoteque ASTA, originally a huge cinema, just finished a lot of work to become a trendy place to spoil its public. Starting in a sudden moment the idea got completed to close its door for 5 long years. Right in the center of The Hague see the upmost fashion-freaks, the multi-cultured party-timers and hot music-lovers how they dance through the night ...
2511 BL Den Haag
Tuesday 22.00 – 02.30
Thursday 22.00 – 04.00
Friday 22.00 – 04.00
Saturday 23.00 – 05.30
Dress Code: Most trendy people visit the Asta, so feel free to get the right, dressed code
This is The Hague's most famous Pop-temple which opened its doors after a renovation and extension on 3rd of July, 2003.
Dance to the music of famous and excellent DJ's, listen to great performers and, maybe you'll bump onto a famous artist ... See the fashionable outfits and punky guys during a theme, so watc the programs.
J’s V.I. & Feedback Society.
It is the Paard today ... (my humble place is just around the corner, so the pic of the red-brown building is the Paard, got taken out of my street at The Hague - centre...)
The Paard, once famous for guests like David Bowie, Lou Reed and Mick Jagger you still can recognize some of the famies... sneaking around ... just like me,... and you maybe, for this place is H O T H O T H O T
The Hague Pop City
Dress Code: All kind of people wanna get in ... even the naked... but that is not allowed ;)
Let's go into the deep dark of the night!
The very word "prostitution" is so complex with too many contradictions. Its history takes a long time back. The Oldest Profession is as common today as it was in ancient cultures, but over the years the way business its run has changed.
European Dutch prostitutes:.. well-known all over to live in Amsterdam's red-light district de Wallen (here prostitution was legalized in 1911). It must have been a radical thing to legalize prostitution, even The Hague had its own lantern-girls.
De Wallen, also known as Walletjes or Rosse Buurt, is the Amsterdam Red Light District. In The Hague you'll find 3 quarters; the Geleenstraat (most expensive), the Doubletstraat (about average) & the Poeldijkstraat (the "cheapest").
For the famous red-light window shopping (Rode Lampjes) take a walk through Scheldestraat, Hunsestraat, Geleenstraat and Pletterijstraat. Or walk up to the Doubletstraat, passing the well-known house of Baruch de Spinoza, famous for his rational philosophy. Not recommended for women on their own... Spinoza would have loved this area!
In former days you could take a cab-drive to see the "window-shopping" area's, ... that is history for now ...
Dress Code: ... ... ... not relevant
THE NORTH SEA JAZZ FESTIVAL is renowned worldwide for the many musical genres which it offers each year, ranging from traditional NEW ORLEANS jazz, to swing, bebop, hardbop, free jazz, fusion, jazz-rock, blues, gospel, funk, soul, hiphop, jazzdance and drum 'n bass.
Consequently the list of musicians and bands who have performed at THE NORTH SEA JAZZ FESTIVAL over the years reads like a virtual A to Z of jazz and jazz-related music: The Brecker Brothers, Steve Coleman, Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald, Al Jarreau, Lionel Hampton, B.B. King, Winton Marsalis, McCoy Tyner and Joe Zawinul, to name but a few....
In addition The North Sea Jazz Festival has also served as a breaking-ground for the introduction of new, hot talent.
Some of the names that were first introduced at the North Sea Jazz Festival to European audiences include Shirley Horn, Tania Maria, Roy Hargrove and Rachelle Ferrell.
That is what makes the North Sea Jazz Festival so UNIQUE : a presentation of the past, present and future of jazz music in 3 days (and nights!) all under one roof!
THIS REALLY IS VERY SPECTACULAR, BREATHTAKINGLY GRANDIOSE.....
Btw: I myself possess some precious things: SIGNATURES which I myself asked and got (after concerts which I attended) of the most famous musicians such as DAVE BRUBECK, ELLA FITZGERALD and more......(have to have a look in my old diaries......)
PRECIOUS gifts for a jazz fan!
Dress Code: 1200 - 1500 musicians is quite normal here and you can walk from hall to hall.......and enjoy it all!
29 June was Veteran's Day. So in honour of the soldiers who fought in wars, a Queen In Concert was held at Malieveld.
It was great singing to the famous songs like 'We will Rock You', 'Bohemian Rhapsody' and the finale, 'We are the Champion'.
Dress Code: Summerly
PARKPOP,the largest free popfestival in Europe.
Music lovers from all over the world gather in the Netherlands each year to be part of Europe's largest free popfestival: PARKPOP. The City of The Hague, where the festival is being held, is very proud to annually host this music happening that draws a crowd of nearly 350.000. So many with different backgrounds,and musical preferences together with no trouble at all. No fights, no accidents, whatsoever. PARKPOP almost seems to breathe the atmosphere of love and peace, just like Woodstock, 1969.
Dress Code: anything
Each year around Christmas the Russian State Circus is in town at the Malieveld.
The circus guarantees top performers from over the whole world.
The big tents are heated and comfortable to be at.