Autobiography of an entrepreneur and Buddhist Hans Kloosterman

Entrepreneur and Buddhist Hans Kloosterman (50) has written an autobiographical book about a remarkable turnaround in his life: From snob monk. The book is from September 1, 2014 available in bookstores and at

Embassy Festival 2014: Border-Crossing Culture in The Hague

On Saturday, 6 September 2014 the second edition of The Embassy Festival takes place on the tree-lined Lange Voorhout in The Hague, an event that spotlights the many different cultures of The Hague through a bustling one-day programme featuring music, art, literature, dance, culinary delights and refreshing beverages. 

Open air cinema at Humanity House

The Humanity House welcomes you to one of its open-air film screenings this summer between 31 July and 28 August. With 5 exciting, touching and interesting films which you should not miss.


International Fireworks Festival

On the evenings of 15 & 16 and 22 & 23 August, you can watch a spectacular fireworks show in Scheveningen. This will be the 35th edition of this breathtaking annual International Fireworks Festival.

'Grandeur' at The Hague Sculpture

The Hague Sculpture and Museum Beelden aan Zee will present a large exhibition of contemporary French sculpture from 6 June to 31 August. Monumental artwork will be displayed on the Lange Voorhout in The Hague’s city centre and other satellite locations.

France is the home of modern art in Europe. Starting in the 19th century artists have come to Paris from all over Europe to study at academies and under artists and exchange ideas with like-minded people. The appreciation of France as a country of sculpture has continued to the present day. France also has many interesting sculpture museums and sculptural gardens.

Jazz in de Gracht Festival

During the unique and entertaining Jazz in de Gracht Festival from 28 to 30 August, the audience can enjoy music performed by jazz artists who will pass by the canal quaysides in The Hague on characteristic, flat bottom boats.


Classical Fever in Zuiderstrandtheater

The Hague’s brand new Zuiderstrandtheater will host the free Classical Fever festival rom 22 to 25 August with the world-famous conductor Benjamin Zander.

Bat Night in the Haagse Bos

As part of the International Bat Night, a bat excursion in The Hague’s Haagse Bos will be organised on Friday, 22 August.


The Hague Art and Antique Days

During the weekend of 30 and 31 August you can visit The Hague Art and Antique Days, a characteristic Hague event held at one of the most beautiful spots in the Netherlands: the Lange Voorhout and surroundings.

Expata, Your Helping Hand for a Home in The Hague

Established by The Local Expat’s founder and editor Michiel Martijn and partner Diana Karens, Expata is The Hague’s newest professional residential letting agent dedicated to helping newcomers to the city find a home and get settled as quickly and painlessly as possible.