Sport1 Tennis Open


The Mets Tennis Club in Scheveningen will set the stage for the 23rd edition of The Hague Open (formerly the Siemens Open) from 20 to 26 July.

'De Parade' theatre festival


De Parade will pitch its colourful tents in The Hague's Westbroekpark from 3 to 12 July 2015. A cross between a fancy fair and a circus, De Parade has been travelling around the Netherlands and abroad for 25 years. For 2 months De Parade is a temporary travelling spectacle: a true circus and theatre rolled into one with intimate performances in tents. It was created as a sort of inside-out circus with the performers surrounding the audience.

F.A.S.T. This is Summer Festival


F.A.S.T. surfers village in Scheveningen will host the ever-popular This is Summer Festival on Saturday, 18 July 2015.
The festival season is in full swing. There is plenty to choose from but get ready for the This is Summer Festival in Scheveningen. The dress code is bikini or boardshorts.

Inge Van Beyeren 60 years old


Lasting results - For years I was slightly overweight with a BMI of 27. Not shocking, but still. My fitness level has improved a lot after 6 months of training at Personal Fit Club and I have lost 13 kilos! Now that I have achieved this result, I of course want to maintain this.

Plein Open festival


The free Plein Open pop music festival will celebrate its 20th edition on Saturday, 25 July with a line-up of underground and alternative rock bands.

Focus on Bach during sax concert


American saxophonist Harry Cherrin and organist John Bakker will give a performance with a focus on Bach during the next afternoon tea concert at the American Protestant Church of The Hague on Saturday, 11 July.

International Rose Competition


The 55th International Rose Competition of The Hague will be held on Thursday, 9 July in Westbroekpark. Some 350 rose species will be competing for prizes including the ‘Golden Rose of The Hague’. You can vote for your favourite rose at the Westbroekpark rose garden. The Day of the Rose will be held on Sunday, 12 July.

Milan Summer Festival


The largest outdoor Hindustani festival in Europe will take place on the fields of The Hague’s Zuiderpark from 24 to 26 July. This enormously popular annual event highlights the culture and language of immigrants originating from India and Pakistan and Hindustani from Suriname.

Thailand Grand Festival


The Royal Thai Embassy and the Thai community in the Netherlands will organise the Thailand Grand Festival 2015 on 11 and 12 July on the Spuiplein in The Hague.

An extra reason to visit the Noordeinde - as if you do need an extra one....


Fine Art Gallery “De Twee Pauwen” at the Noordeinde celebrates its 25th anniversary this summer.  The gallery has become one of the most prominent galleries in The Netherlands in the field of contemporary figurative art.

Roller Skating Tour of The Hague


You are invited to join in on the fun when the free Roller Skating Tour of The Hague, the ‘Haagse Skatetóg’, skates off from Zuiderpark on Sunday, 12 July 2015. The event will take place weather permitting.

Extra Vert, garden shop for timeless design


Garden designer Machiel  Vlieland and graphic designer Marco Marquez opened last year a new garden furniture shop in an old flower bulb shed from the 1930's at Voorschoten.

Walk & Talk


A walk through the history of Scheveningen. “When I received the assignment to paint a panorama, the image of Seinpostduin came to mind. I have known this beautiful place for years I got familiar with it and studied there a lot.” This is a quote from the famous painter Hendrik Willem Mesdag, who came to live in The Hague in the summer of ’69- 1869 that is. His world famous Panorama Mesdag is to this day an attraction for anybody visiting The Hague. In the minds of all of us modern people the question lingers “How did he do this?” when we see the painting. This is exactly where the fascination lies for this masterpiece.

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.