AWC Going Dutch April 2019


The monthly magazine of the American Women's Club of The Hague

Announcements (cont.)

Continued from page 49

floats with the theme of Changing World

and more than 30 decorated luxury cars,

interspersed with marching bands. There

will be plenty of space on the roadside for

the hundreds of thousands of spectators

who always congregate along the route.

The Flower Parade passes Keukenhof

around 3:30 p.m. If you miss the parade,

you can see the floats on view in Haarlem

on Sunday, April 14 until 5 p.m. There

will also be an illuminated parade in

Noordwijkerhout on Friday, April 13 at

9:15 p.m. To see the schedule of the route,

go to

KunstRAI Art Fair

From Wednesday, April 17 until Monday,

April 22, the longest running art fair in the

Netherlands (now in its 35th year) will offer

contemporary Dutch art for sale at RAI

Amsterdam. During the fair, over 80 galleries

will show their paintings, sculptures,

photography, new media, design and jewelry.

Outdoor Photo Exposition

The National Geographic Masters of

Photography outdoor photo exposition is being

held on the Lange Voorhout through April

22. This free exposition displays a selection

of 22 historic images of landscapes, culture


and animals as seen through the lenses of top


Life I Live Festival

Starting at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 26, The

Hague city center will be transformed into

a free open-air music festival to kick off the

celebration of the King’s birthday and continuing

on Saturday, April 27 for King’s Day

itself. During these two days, 50 local bands

and DJs will perform next to international

acts on stages scattered around playing a variety

of musical styles: soul, rock, funk, hip

hop, blues, indie pop, jazz and dance tunes.

Tulip Festival

This festival celebrates the famous tulip and

ensures it blooms all over Amsterdam each

spring. In 2015, nearly 550,000 tulip bulbs

were planted in beds and pots around the

city for the first festival. Additional bulbs

have been planted each year, moving towards

the goal of one bulb for every inhabitant of

Amsterdam. All through the month of April,

colorful and rare tulips can be seen at 85

Photo by John Lewis Marshall

locations scattered among the gardens of museums,

private homes and other city institutions.

A festival guide and route map showing

the participating locations is available for € 2

at the information points. www.tulpfestival.


Broadway Writer/Performer

Coming to The Hague

Join award-winning playwright and performer

Ann Randolph for her two-day workshop:

Speak Your Truth: Writing and Storytelling

for the Page, Stage and Life. Ann teaches

how sharing your strengths and vulnerabilities

builds trust with friends, clients and your

audience. She says that by learning how to

tell your own story, you will not only learn to

craft your experience into a compelling narrative,

but also unleash a sense of purpose in

your own life. Tickets are € 260 and can be

purchased at

Saturday, May 18 – Sunday, May 19

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

De Stadhouder

Stadhouderslaan 9, Den Haag

Hockney and Van Gogh Exhibit

Through May 26, the colossal works of

David Hockney will be on display at the

Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. Hockney

– Van Gogh: The Joy of Nature offers an

extensive and colorful exploration of the

common ground between the work of these

artists. This exhibit will further demonstrate

the influence of Van Gogh on Hockney’s

work, exploring both artists’ fascination with

nature, their use of bright, contrasting colors

and their experimentation with perspective.

Science Fiction: A Journey Into

the Unknown

Through June 30, you can step into the fascinating

world of more than 100 years of science

fiction at Kunsthal Rotterdam and discover

the ongoing human quest for the unknown on

our own planet and beyond. More than 850

unique objects show the incredible imagination

of the human mind. Travel through time

and space with film clips and video installations,

rare manuscripts, drawings, books,

comics, and art. Admire the many costumes,

masks, models and props from film classics

like Star Wars, Star Trek and Godzilla. See

Darth Vader’s warrior helmet, Spock’s space

suit, an original manuscript from 1865 from

Jules Verne’s Around the World in Eighty

Days and the dinosaur egg from Jurassic

Park. Immerse yourself in a multiscreen installation

with an episode from the Netflix hit

series Black Mirror specially adapted for this


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Kilham to Langtoft II by David Hockney Photo by Richard Schmidt Photo by Tristan Fewings, Getty Images

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