Vlaggetjesdag Scheveningen 16th June 2018

Vlaggetjesdag (“flag day”) has celebrated the arrival of the first herring (“Hollandse Nieuwe”) in the southern coastal towns of Vlaardingen and Scheveningen for years. Hundreds of thousands of people gather in Scheveningen for the festivities, and the fishing boats are decorated especially for the occasion. In addition to the omnipresent herring, this day also features a number of activities unrelated to fish, for both young and old. In Scheveningen, the first barrel of herring is traditionally sold at an auction on the Thursday preceding the official Vlaggetjesdag Scheveningen, and the proceeds go to charity.

Park Pop 24th June 2018

Want to visit one of the largest free pop festivals in Europe? Come along and join in the fun at Parkpop! Whoever says pop music, says The Hague. The Hague has for years been the Netherlands' pop city number one. So every reason for this to be the venue for one of our country's oldest and largest pop festivals. Parkpop has a rich history, including several ‘greats' from the national and international pop world. Take Robbie Williams, The Bangles, Beth Hart, Jamie Cullum, Kim Wilde, Marillion, Kelis or Mory Kante, all Parkpop veterans. Last year Parkpop welcomed Sinead O'Connor, Skip&Die, Hoffmaestro and many more. Parkpop has grown from one stage and a few thousand visitors in to a mega event with three stages, hundreds and thousands of visitors and a variety of activities in the centre of The Hague.

North Sea Round Town 28th June Till 15th July 2018

North Sea Round Town is the Fringe Festival of North Sea Jazz. In the two weeks before the big festival you will encounter surprise performances everywhere in the city.

Music in the streets
Here you can see the best that Rotterdam has to offer in jazz. Expect a varied program in unexpected places with blues, soul, funk, hiphop, pop, improvisations and more. 

Sizzling Summer of Space 25th June till 24th August 2018

From 25 June to 24 August 2018 the Netherlands Space Office, Leiden University, the European Space Agency ESA and Delft University of Technology will host the International Space University’s Space Studies Program. Around 130 young professionals from the global space sector will participate in the prestigious summer school programme.  More than 150 experts will fly in to teach varying subjects such as space policy and space law, space technology, economics and space start-ups. read more

Daily City Walk through Delft:

Walk with a guide along the canals of Delft and listen to the century old story behind the buildings and their residents, from Johannes Vermeer till the grave of the Dutch Royal Family. Be enchanted by the charm of Delft. For the City walk you can sign in at the reception. (price 2 euros)


General Market: Every Thursday on the Market square with more than 150 stalls and every Saturday on the Brabantse Turfmarkt and the Burgwal (50 stalls).

Flower Market: On Thursdays the flower market can be found at the Brabantse Turfmarkt in the inner city ofDelft.

Antiques and Bric-a-Brac: The popular Antiques, Bric-à-brac and book market is on of Delft’s best kept secrets. But it’s a secret we gladly share with you. If you are into antiques, bric-à-brac and books, make sure you visit Delft on any Thursday or Saturday from April till September, right in the historic centre of Delft. 

Cheese market in Alkmaar: 

The cheese market Alkmaar 2018 will take place from March 30th until September 28th, every Friday from 10 am until 13.00 pm on the Waagpleinread more

Cheese market in Gouda:

The cheese market in Gouda 2018 will take place from April 5th until August 30th. If you would like to visit the cheese market, make sure you are on time. In good weather, the event at the Markt attracts many visitors. The traditional cheese market takes place every Thursday morning from 10 to 12.30 hours. read more