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Events in Holland: October

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Netherlands Film Festival, 24 September 2014 – 03 October 2014

24 September 2014 - 03 October 2014 Watch a large variety of Dutch movies at the Netherlands Film Festival in Utrecht. From very famous to truly obscure and from features and documentaries to short films and TV productions: over 150,000 people watch more than 400 long and short films in fifteen venues. The festival also organises talk-shows, seminars and discussions. The festival audience ranges from students, directors, producers, programmers, the general public and more. The highlight is the Award Night when the ‘Gouden Kalveren’, the grand prizes of the Dutch Film, are presented. For movie buffs the Netherlands Film Festival in Utrecht is a must. http://www.filmfestival.nl/profs_en

Netherlands Film Festival, 24 September 2014 – 03 October 2014

Watch a large variety of Dutch movies at the Netherlands Film Festival in Utrecht. From very famous to truly obscure and from features and documentaries to short films and TV productions: over 150,000 people watch more than 400 long and short films in fifteen venues. The festival also organises talk-shows, seminars and discussions. The festival audience ranges from students, directors, producers, programmers, the general public and more. The highlight is the Award Night when the ‘Gouden Kalveren’, the grand prizes of the Dutch Film, are presented. For movie buffs the Netherlands Film Festival in Utrecht is a must. http://www.filmfestival.nl/profs_en

 

 

 

 

Leidens Ontzet, 02 October 2014 – 03 October 2014

Leidens Ontzet 02 October 2014 - 03 October 2014  Leidens Ontzet (Relief of Leiden) is the event of Leiden that commemorates the Spanish siege and subsequent relief of the city in 1574. Leiden becomes one great festival for two days in a row. Enjoy the parade, fun fair, market, concerts, parties, fireworks and traditional dishes. This is the Notting Hill Carnival of Holland. The city transforms for these two days with entertainment on every street corner. There are many traditions of Leidens Otzet with historical meanings. On 3rd October There is a musical gathering in the ‘Van Der Werf’-park and a service in the Pieterserk. The evening brings carrot and onion stew called Hutspot with a grand firework show. http://3october.nl/leidens_ontzet

Leidens Ontzet, 02 October 2014 – 03 October 2014

Leidens Ontzet (Relief of Leiden) is the event of Leiden that commemorates the Spanish siege and subsequent relief of the city in 1574. Leiden becomes one great festival for two days in a row. Enjoy the parade, fun fair, market, concerts, parties, fireworks and traditional dishes. This is the Notting Hill Carnival of Holland. The city transforms for these two days with entertainment on every street corner. There are many traditions of Leidens Otzet with historical meanings. On 3rd October There is a musical gathering in the ‘Van Der Werf’-park and a service in the Pieterserk. The evening brings carrot and onion stew called Hutspot with a grand firework show. http://3october.nl/leidens_ontzet

 

 

 

 

 

 

Romantic Fashions: Mr Darcy meets Eline Vere, 11 October 2014 – 22 March 2015

Romantic Fashions: Mr Darcy meets Eline Vere 11 October 2014 - 22 March 2015

Romantic Fashions: Mr Darcy meets Eline Vere 11 October 2014 – 22 March 2015

Fashion played an important role in the 19th century because it allowed people to show what they believed in. To capture this era in fashion, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag is organising a wonderful exhibition with countless gorgeous costumes and many unique accessories. . New dyes and special accessories brought colour into fashion and a new industry was born. Many of these unique pieces have been carefully restored especially for this exhibition and will be on display for the first time. Styles include inspiration from Jane Eyre, Eline Vere, Jane Austin’s Pride & Prejudice and Downton Abbey. http://www.holland.com/uk/tourism/article/romantic-fashions-mr-darcy-meets-eline-vere.htm

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amsterdam Dance Event, 16 October 2014 – 19 October 2014

Amsterdam Dance Event  16 October 2014 - 19 October 2014

Amsterdam Dance Event 16 October 2014 – 19 October 2014

ADE attracts well over 100.000 people of over fifty nationalities. Hundreds of artists perform in more than 40 clubs! The Amsterdam Dance Event is much more than just a festival of 14 years. During these four days, in which the focus is on electronic music, an international convention is also held. The events offer a unique blend of daytime conferences, including interactive workshops, technical demonstrations and in-depth round-table discussions. This festival is an absolute must for lovers of electronic music. For four nights (and days) Amsterdam is the beating heart of the electronic dance scene. http://www.amsterdam-dance-event.nl/

 

 

 

Dutch Design Week, 18 October 2014 – 26 October 2014

Dutch Design Week 18 October 2014 - 26 October 2014

Dutch Design Week 18 October 2014 – 26 October 2014

The Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven is the largest design event in the Netherlands. One of the highlights of the Dutch Design Week are the Dutch Design Awards. This is the place to be for everyone who’s related to design. Talented Dutch designers show their works to an international audience. Only the best receive a Dutch Design Award. This is the place where industrial design, concept design, graphic design, textile & fashion, spatial design, food design and design management and trends come together. http://www.ddw.nl/

 

 

 

 

 

Amsterdam Marathon, 19 October 2014

Amsterdam Marathon, 19 October 2014

Amsterdam Marathon, 19 October 2014

Thousands of people, professional and amateur, run the TCS Amsterdam Marathon every year. This unique competition is well known for its fast and beautiful route. The runners start and finish at the Olympic Stadium, the stands filled with encouraging spectators, making for an unforgettable experience.]The route goes past many beautiful sites, including the Amstel Hotel and Tropenmuseum (‘museum of the tropics’). The runners speed through the attractive Vondelpark, over Leidseplein square and along the Amstel River with its beautiful windmills and views.If an entire marathon is just too much for you, there are shorter variants as well. http://www.tcsamsterdammarathon.nl/en/

 

 

 

 

 

Affordable Art Fair, 31 October 2014 – 02 November 2014

Affordable Art Fair 31 October 2014 - 02 November 2014

Affordable Art Fair 31 October 2014 – 02 November 2014

The Dutch consider the Affordable Art Fair the event of the year for contemporary, original art. The relaxed and welcoming atmosphere means that it has a low threshold for people new to buying art, but it is also an excellent place for the avid collector to add to his or her collection. The Affordable Art Fair is a unique, really great concept in which you can see and buy thousands of art works in an accessible and inspiring environment. From figurative to abstract, from traditional to avant-garde, the Affordable Art Fair presents a broad range of art brought in by countless galleries in and around Amsterdam. http://affordableartfair.com/amsterdam/

 

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