Japanese Garden in Clingendael Park

The magnificent Japanese Garden in Clingendael Park in The Hague can be visited only during a short period of the year, due to its fragility. It's the only Japanese garden in the Netherlands from around 1910 and therefore has a high historical value.

The Hague’s King’s Fair

The King’s Fair (Koningskermis) is in town from 15 April until 8 May. Come and celebrate King's Day in The Hague at a traditional Dutch fun fair.

Rrrollend Den Haag

The Hague’s Lange Voorhout will be transformed into an open-air restaurant during Rrrollend Den Haag from 13 to 16 May.

Some 35 mobile kitchens will roll up to the most beautiful tree-lined avenue in The Hague’s city centre. For 4 days you can enjoy trying exotic wraps, unusual grilled sandwiches, exclusive burgers and Dutch delicacies.

Dag in de Branding features Dutch première of Romitelli’s psychedelic Professor Bad Trip

The fortieth edition of the Dag in de Branding Festival, on Saturday 14 May, will stage the Dutch première of Professor Bad Trip.

Bouncy Castle Festival

Come to The Hague’s Huijgenspark in the Stationsbuurt during the weekend of 5 to 8 May where kids and adults will delight in jumping on their choice of 20 different bouncy castles. With special evening hours for older children and adults!

Holocaust Remembrance Day memorial service

The Hague will organise a Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah) memorial service in the Kloosterkerk on Sunday, 8 May. The service will commemorate the murdered Jews, Roma and Sinti during the Second World War.

Food Truck Festival TREK is getting a little sister this summer: Festival DORST

Wine and beer festival will visit The Hague

Liberation Festival in The Hague

The Liberation Festival (Bevrijdingsfestival) in The Hague will offer numerous free activities during the day on Thursday, 5 May on the Malieveld. The Liberation Festival marks the national Liberation Day holiday, celebrating liberation, freedom, democracy and human rights.

North Sea Regatta 2016

The annual North Sea Regatta kicks off on 3 May with the start of the Vuurschepenrace in the Scheveningen Harbour. During Whitsun weekend

‘Meissen Porcelain: a history of the 'white gold' of Saxony’ by Anne Haworth

Augustus the Strong and Johan Friedrich Böttger overcame financial and technical problems to create a new type of porcelain around 1710. Later craftsmen made superb tableware, models of animals and delightful small scale figures. Meissen porcelain or Meissen china is the first European hard-paste porcelain. Its signature logo, the crossed swords, was introduced in 1720 to protect its production; the mark of the crossed swords is one of the oldest trademarks in existence. 

Expata, live like a local

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.