Zein expands provision to offer new Pre-School Playgroup

“A child’s early years lay the foundation for all that is to come.”

All parents are aware that the earliest years in a child’s life are hugely important to their overall development. A child’s future choices, attainment, wellbeing, happiness and resilience can be profoundly affected by the quality of the guidance, love and care they receive during these first years.

A glorious tribute to Rita Reys

In 2013, Dutch singer and Europe’s First Lady of Jazz Rita Reys died at the age of 88. For over 70 years she took to the stage, performing with many American greats too. Whenever Reys was asked to name her favourite among the new younger generation of jazz female vocalists, she replied invariably: ‘Fay Claassen, because she is the best.’ From the very beginning, Fay's swing, musicality and magnificent voice timbre have impressed Reys deeply.


The Embassy of El Salvador

The Embassy of El Salvador to the Kingdom of the Netherlands, with the support of the Honorary Consul designated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mrs. Sonia Maribel Meijer and Casa Latina of Utrecht, held on September 19, a celebration with the Salvadoran Community living in the Netherlands, the 194 years of the independence of Central America.

Chansons Grises, Creations by Peter George d’Angelino Tap

Designs after the work of Mesdag and Van Gogh at Panorama Mesdag. From 18 October 2015 to 20 March 2016, Panorama Mesdag will be showing the exhibition ‘Chansons Grises, Creations by Peter George d’Angelino Tap’, with 21 spectacular fashion creations by the designer Peter George d’Angelino Tap.  

Arcos Andinos concert

A classical concert with Peruvian flavours will be held on Friday, 9 October in the American School of The Hague in Wassenaar.

The so-called Arcos Andinos concert will combine 3 local youth orchestras (American School of The Hague and Vereniging Hofstads Jeugd Orkest) with a group of guest musicians from Newton College of Lima, Peru.


Literary encounter on Indonesian mass murders

Writers Unlimited and The Hague Public Library will host a literary encounter between Indonesian novelist Laksmi Pamuntjak and Dutch journalist Hilde Janssen on Monday, 5 October in the library. The theme will be: ‘Living in Indonesia during the 1965-1966 mass killings’.


Afrovibes Festival

Young topical contemporary dance and theatre from Southern Africa central in 12th edition Afrovibes Festival. From 7 until 17 October 2015, the twelfth edition of the International Afrovibes festival takes place in Amsterdam, The Hague, Utrecht and Rotterdam.

Art The Hague

The quirky contemporary art fair Art The Hague will be held this year from 7 to 11 October in the Fokker Terminal in The Hague. The fair will surprise art lovers and collectors with works by international top artists who are representing their country at the Venice Biennale this year.

Autumn colours in the Japanese Garden

The Japanese Garden will reopen its doors for 2 weeks only from 10 to 25 October 2015 so you can admire the autumn colours in their full glory.


Marqt: Pure Food at the Frederik Hendriklaan

The Hague – A few months ago, Marqt has opened its doors at the Frederik Hendriklaan. It is the thirteenth store of the concept that started in 2008 in Amsterdam. Marqt sells a large range of organic products, even though it is not in the philosophy of the company that organic labels are the answer to the modern food industry. In the philosophy of Marqt it is far more important to know how or where a product is made, instead of just sticking a label on to it. Food made with love, with passion and with respect for nature, animals and humans. Pure food! 


Expat Events will organize the biggest, scariest and most entertaining Halloween party of The Hague!

Indian Film Festival The Hague

The Indian Film Festival from 7 to 14 October 2015 will take you on an unforgettable journey to India at Filmhuis Den Haag, Theater Dakota and the Zuiderstrandtheater. A palette of a billion, timeless stories presented in ‘reel’ time.

Promoting the culture of Mexico in The Netherlands

Since his arrival to The Netherlands appointed as Ambassador of Mexico, Mr. Eduardo Ibarrola, promotes the culture and art of Mexico. The Embassy of Mexico hosts some activities at its library and gallery during the year. Music recitals, lectures, film screenings and conferences have taken place at the premises of the Embassy. 

Local Archives Bring the Past of The Hague Alive

The past of a diverse and international city like The Hague is bound to be rich with both historical events and interesting life stories. In a new exhibition entitled ‘Expat Impressions of The Hague’, visitors can explore the history of The Hague as kept alive in the journals, letters, stories, articles, and photographs of the many expatriates who have temporarily made it home over the years. Among the components of the exhibition are materials from several different archives that have come together to celebrate the many ways that internationals have recorded their experiences in this unique city.

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.