The Vrijdagborrel New Years Eve Party

On December 31, 2014 the Vrijdagborrel presents a spectacular Masked/Masquerade Ball New Year's Eve party at for this occasion the most appropriate location of The Hague,  Ciao! Ciao! (Tournooiveld 1)

The Hague’s Royal Christmas fair

You know what it’s like; those cosy, warm, traditional Christmas fairs people like to travel to Germany or Belgium for. Just to experience the collection of Christmas stalls with mulled wine, German sausage and everything that shines, blings, smells or is handcrafted. It is the perfect location to get into that holiday season vibe, while you’re searching for the best Christmas presents. 

‘A Christmas Carol’ in The Hague

Storyteller Ashley Ramsden returns to The Hague to perform the all-time Christmas classic ‘A Christmas Carol’ by Charles Dickens. With 5 different performances on 12, 14, 16, 18 & 20 December 2014 in Het Paradijs.


Swan Lake on Ice

After receiving many standing ovations and awards in more than 25 countries, Swan Lake on Ice brought its outstanding show to the Netherlands for the first time in February 2014. Tchaikovsky’s world famous love story, performed on real ice, proved to be a huge success in the Netherlands.


COS Jazz Connection Christmas special

American jazz singer Adrienne West and the Domagoy Ralasic Hammond Soultet will give a jazz concert for the holiday season on Friday, 12 December in the COS Jazz Connection atrium.


Christmas X-Clusive Party by Expat Events

Expat Events will host the Christmas X-Clusive event in Worldhotel Bel Air in The Hague on Saturday, 6 December 2014.

Expat Events celebrates Christmas a bit early this year with its most exclusive event ever for expats, internationals, staff of international organisations and companies and the internationally-minded.


Pop-up store ‘Champagne Campagne’ officially opened at the Frederik Hendriklaan

The ‘Champagne Campagne’ pop-up store has officially opened at the Frederik Hendriklaan 132. During the opening, people could taste delicious champagnes from six small champagne houses, which are not inferior to the bigger brands. In these small houses, families have been working together for generations to make their own champagne. The affordable champagnes can be bought in this first champagne pop-up store of Zuid-Holland. The pop-up store is open until mid January 2015. 

Sabon opens its first beauty salon

THINK: Pamper your skin, soothe your soul. At Sabon we offer time-honored, nourishing bath, body and fragrance formulations, designed to foster serenity and deliver luxury to the everyday, for everybody. 

Living Meubelen

The friendly team of Living Meubelen, gives you a real and warm welcome and loves to show you their collection of furniture brands. In addition  Living Meubelen also designs to your desire. But with furniture alone your interior isn't ready.

BBB is THE coach for you!

‘What attracted me was the boutique look with the friendly atmosphere, as well as it being smaller than a gym which makes it easy to get the attention you want. I found BBB had a more holistic approach to health and fitness that I am more familiar with, rather than just saying ‘run more on the treadmill’. Its also helpful that the exercises are done in warm cabin- so even if the weather is bad outside you still feel ‘a little bit of summer’ all year around- which coming from Australia- is a bonus!’, says Lysa (35).

Do you enjoy the good things in life and do you take care of your health?

In a healthy life sunlight is essential. People visit Sunday’s at the Frederik Hendriklaan for many reasons: to look and feel good about themselves, a pre-tan before a vacation or to relax and build up their vitamin D levels.

TaalTaal: New Year's resolution to impress friends & enemies

With Sinterklaas behind us and the New Year quickly approaching, people may be asking you what your resolution will be for the upcoming year. Many will say they intend to lose weight, quit smoking, drink less (or more), travel to distant lands or win the lottery.

Those are certainly worthy goals, but since they usually require a commitment for the entire year and aren't always pleasant, it is no surprise that they rank highly in the top 10 lists of resolutions that are broken every time.

Tink 2014

From December 8th, the The Hague city center will be a feast for the eyes during the ‘TINK amazing shop windows The Hague’ event.

Dick Raaijmakers at Dag in de Branding

Treat yourself to the surprising sounds of new music during the Dag in de Branding Festival on Saturday, 13 December 2014 in The Hague. Work by composer Dick Raaijmakers will play a pivotal role in this edition.

Restaurant Le Bistroquet

Bistroquet, is one of The Hague’s best known restaurants, located on the Lange Voorhout, in the centre of The Hague. Since 1968 it’s one of the classic places to eat. The kitchen is based on fine ingredients, where possible from susstainable source or organic.

New Horizons at Panorama Mesdag

From 10 November 2014 through 1 March 2015, Panorama Mesdag in The Hague will be displaying the New Horizons project by artist Bruno van den Elshout (The Hague, 1979). It is a photo project that takes a fresh look at a world-famous view: the horizon of the Dutch North Sea.

Georgians at Table: Dining in the 18th Century by Phillippa Baron

This lecture will look at the meals and refreshments taken in a day from breakfast to supper and how, during the 18th century, the dining room became established as one of the major reception rooms of a grand house with beautiful furnishings and much enjoyed by the gentlemen of the house. 

Diner-Café First Page has restarted!

In 1987 The First Page opened her doors, it was one of the first diner café’s in the neighbourhood of the Statenkwartier, The Hague. The café became well known by local people and expat’s who liked to have a drink and chat after work in an international atmosphere. Very often the café was a meeting point for friends to watch a football game or to celebrate one’s birthday.

Parenting seminar on health and fitness

Passionate Parenting will host the seminar ‘Health and Fitness: A Path for Life' by health practitioner Ceci Wong and her partner Thomas Halyk on Tuesday, 9 December 2014.

Christmas at the Hof van Wouw

The 17th-century private almshouse the Hof van Wouw will open its doors to the public for a special Christmas programme on Saturday, 13 December.

Minors traveling internationally

As a law firm specialized in international family law we are often asked questions about minors traveling internationally. Especially after a divorce this can be an issue.


Ladies store Colorie moved to the Prins Mauritsplein

The shop was established in 1986 on the Willem de Zwijgerlaan. It was recently announced that Albert Heijn is opening a new branch at the Willem de Zwijgerlaan close to Colorie. Therefore, the clothing store was forced to look for another location.

Enjoy Sandwich

Situated at the Willem de Zwijgerlaan you will find Enjoy Sandwich. After 18 years it was time for a change. Owner Gerard van den Berg provides  pastries, cold meats and meals.

‘Dick Whittington’ pantomime by the AATG

The local amateur theatre group AATG will present ‘Dick Whittington and his Cat’ as pantomime at Theater aan het Spui from 5 to 7 December 2014.


A Christmas Carol Concert

Have yourself a merry little Christmas on Saturday 20 December!  The Incidental Choir (THINC) and the Incidental Orchestra invite you to a heart-warming Christmas Carol Concert in the beautiful Nieuwe Kerk in The Hague, marking conductor Stef Collignon’s 25th anniversary.

International Trade & Investment Gala highlights British-Dutch trade relationship

The Hague, Friday November 21 – Tonight, the annual International Trade & Investment Gala of WTC The Hague took place. The event highlighted the trade relationship with neighbouring country Great Britain. Inspiring speakers such as British Ambassador Sir Geoffrey Adams, alderman Van Engelshoven and entrepreneur Sebastiaan Heijne provided an eventful evening that stimulated the international trade facilitation. 

State-X New Forms Festival

For 2 days on 12 and 13 December The Hague will form the epicentre for avant-garde rock, cutting edge electronics and nu-art. The 11th edition of the internationally oriented State-X New Forms Festival will be held at Paard van Troje in the city centre.

Swedish Christmas tree-lighting event

The candles in the Swedish Christmas tree will be lit on Thursday, 11 December at 18.00 hrs. on the Lange Voorhout in The Hague.

Gregorian Winter Chants

The world-famous Gregorian group with special guest singer Amelia Brightman will bring its enchanting repertoire Winter Chants to The Hague’s World Forum Theatre on 12 and 13 December 2014.

Cool Event in Scheveningen

This winter Scheveningen is again the place to be for the ultimate winter sport experience. From 16 November 2014 to 18 January 2015 The Hague’s beach resort will be transformed into a true winter wonderland called ‘Cool Event’.

Irish Christmas dinner dance

Irish Club~Netherlands and Den Haag GAA will hold its annual Christmas dinner dance party on Saturday, 13 December at Societeit De Witte in The Hague. The event will celebrate 30 years of bringing Irish culture to the Netherlands.

The Aert van der Goesstraat is ‘the place to be’ with the Christmas holidays coming up

On a shopping street of more than 110 meters you will find 22 specialist shops that can turn December into a true festive moment. There is no other place in The Hague where you will find this many craftsmen together.

De Parodie, 5 years of cosiness in the Statenkwartier.

In 2010, Renno Jacobs opened his restaurant at the Jacob Gillesstraat near the popular shopping street "The Fred". He named it Eetcafé De Parodie, and it is what the Dutch would call a ''gezellig'' neighborhood restaurant. A place one can enjoy great foods and lovely wines in a soulful ambiance. The restaurant has 50 seats, and the setting is spacious. In summer, diner can be enjoyed outside on the terrace.

Everything changes

Max Health Club has started a big renovation. At the end of December the lounge/ restaurant should be ready and from April 2015 there will be new changing rooms and a separate Yoga area.

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.