Best Events & Activities in May

A lot of must-do activities this month. We selected the best.

Japanese Garden

May – June, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

The magnificent Japanese Garden in Clingendael Park in The Hague can be visited only during a short period of the year, due to its fragility. It’s the only Japanese garden in the Netherlands from around 1910 and therefore has a high historical value. The Japanese Garden (‘Japanse Tuin’) was created in the beginning of the 20th century by the former owner of the country estate of Clingendael, Marguerite M. Baroness van Brienen (1871-1939), also called Lady Daisy. Lady Daisy sailed off a number of times by ship to Japan and brought back to the Netherlands a number of lanterns, a water cask, sculptures, the pavilion, the little bridges and several plants.


Ooievaart – Liberty Boattrip

Thursday 3 May, 19:00 uur

Experience The Hague from a unique perspective. De Ooievaart takes you, in an open boat, under low bridges and through narrow tunnels, through old and new parts of The Hague. Theme: liberty in The Hague.


Liberation Festival The Hague

Saturday 5 May, 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM

The Liberation Festival takes place every year on the 5th of May, on the Malieveld in The Hague, with something for everyone of all ages. The high-light of this free event is a performance by a celebrity who, as the Ambassador for Peace, is flown in by helicopter. Included in the festival programme are shows on open air stages set up around the city and any number of of other activities such as debates, street theatre, children’s activities and a festival market. Plenty of opportunity to celebrate freedom in your own way.



Saturday 5 May, 14:00 uur

Line-up: Andre Agressi, Cosmox, Endfest live, Gustav Goodstuff, Jeans, Justin Verkijk, Lake Haze, Mr Tc, Dj Overdose, Pasiphae, Spekki Webu, Woody’92


Silent Comedy (Dutch)

Zaterdag 5 mei, 20:30 uur

Vier comedians, Eén MC, En jij hebt de controle! De koptelefoon op je hoofd geeft je de kans om live te switchen tussen de artiesten. De comedians improviseren ter plekke en halen hun stevigste grappen uit de kast om jou voor zich te winnen. Iedere ronde een nieuwe kans om de tegenstander af te troeven! De MC smeert de battle met humor. Veel humor. De kleur op het scorebord geeft aan naar wie het meest geluisterd wordt, dus daar zit de crux: des te grappiger…


Sea Side Market

Sunday 6 May, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM

The popular Sea Side Market will return to the Pier in Scheveningen. Next to being able to enjoy a bite and drink with the most beautiful views, unique and interesting design, vintage, and handcrafted products will be offered to the public.

Enjoying the Dutch coast with its modestly salted air while browsing through unique and locally made products. An ideal place to unwind after a busy week of hard work. And, at the same time, getting familiar with local entrepreneurs and their products. The Salt Market answers the question of what a beautiful coastal region has more to offer than solely its coastline, spectacular sunsets, the sea of many possibilities, and unique beach pavilions. The children can run off to go and enjoy the kids corner, women can go shopping, and the men can enjoy their well-deserved beers. It is the perfect place for the entire family.


Openstelling Grote Kerk

From Saturday 28 April till Sunday 6 May

The Great Church (‘Grote Kerk’) in The Hague is open to the public. As one of the oldest buildings in The Hague – a wooden church is reputed to have stood here as early as the 13th century – the open days are an excellent opportunity to admire the inside of the Great Church at your leisure. The interior of the church includes many monuments, such as the 15th-century coats of arms in the church hall and the impressive mausoleum of admiral Jacob van Wassenaer Obdam. During the open days, volunteers are present to explain more about the history, and there is also an audio tour that leads you past the sights of the Great Church.


North Sea Regatta

Tuesday 8 May, 09:00 – 18:00 uur

North Sea Regatta is The Hague’s annual sailing festival. Every Whitsun weekend, Scheveningen is transformed into the epicentre of Dutch competitive sailing. There will be all kinds of boats, with a total of around 1,500 sailors heading for the coast of The Hague.


MalieMadnezz (skating contest)

Saturday 12 May, 12:00 uur

The craziness you are used to from us, even crazier this time.

Take a few extra tries in the famous ‘A.r.e.n.a battle’.

We have several best tricks: how much do you want to go? how fast do you want to go ?! And of course not to forget, our well-known ‘Deathrace’, spectacle guaranteed!


In addition to these parts there will again be a line-up with DJs from The Hague, and our home cook Anthony at the Bbq to grill the tastiest burgers for you


Pro Freestyle The Hague

Friday 18 May, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Pro Freestyle The Hague has a brand new and epic location: right on the beach. Expect sun, sea, grandstands and… a stadium.



Friday 18 May, 09:30 AM – 16;00 PM

European Space Agency (ESA) is teaming up with The Hague Street Art for an unique crossover project between ‘street art’ and ‘space exploration’.

The top 10 street artists across Europe enter the battlefield to compete against each other. Given a 2×2 m canvas, one day to paint or spray, every artist will bring their own unique style to create a space-themed masterpiece.

May 18 at Space Expo Noordwijk. Be there!


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Tour Cars Jeans Stadium, ADO Den Haag

Saturday 19 May, 11:00 AM

A tour through ADO Den Haag stadium, our best city football club!


Daytrip with De Mercedes

Saturday 19 May, 11:00 – 20:00 uur

Every year the sailing yacht comes to Scheveningen to sail day trips. The guests are allowed to participate actively in the hoisting of the sails, stand behind the wheel and feel how nice it is under full sail and with the slope to go by the sea. The bartender has a cold beer ready and the service crew looks at the well-being of all guests.


Culinary festival Haagse Wereld Hapjes

Saturday 19 May, 12:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Food festival Haagse Wereld Hapjes brings together a variety of restaurants with cuisines from all over the world. Have fun discovering and tasting well known and lesser known kitchens in one place. More than 25 Hague-based restaurants prepare their dishes on the spot and offer a suitable accompanying beverage. The festival also features music and entertainment as well as activities and special menus for children. Entrance is free but you will need to purchase tokens for the food and drinks.


HM the King receives ambassadors’ letters of credence

Wednesday 23 May, 9:25 AM, Palace Noordeinde

On Wednesday mornings, HM King Willem-Alexander regularly receives new ambassadors who come to present their letters of credence at Noordeinde Palace in The Hague. The audience includes a ceremony that can be followed from the Palacegarden. The new ambassador arrives by state coach early in the morning, escorted by horsemen from the Royal Netherlands Mounted Police. A guard of honour and military band are stationed at Noordeinde Palace. After an honorary salute of four drumrolls, the national anthem of the ambassador’s country is played, followed by an inspection of the guard. Inside, the King awaits the new ambassador. Outside the palace, you can watch the arrival of the coach, listen to the national anthem being played and follow the inspection of the guard – always a special moment in the royal city of The Hague.


Dutch Beer Tasting Festival

Thursday 24 May, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

From Thursday 24 May until Saturday 26 May 2017 the 7th edition of Nederlands Bierproeffestival, the Dutch beer tasting festival will take place. During the festival beer lovers enjoy the greatest possible variety of beers in a relaxed atmosphere. The festival takes place in the unique setting of the Grote Kerk (church) in The Hague and is the opening event of the Dutch Beer Week.


Rooftop Music Night

Friday 25 May, 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Let’s make it cozy! Start your weekend on the rooftop of one of the biggest urban farms in Europe, UrbanFarmers. During the Rooftop Music Night the UrbanFarmers RooftopBar will be open for a drink. You can enjoy acoustic live music, fresh food and good vibes with the fantastic view of The Hague’s skyline.


North Sea Beach Rugby

ZSaturday 26 Mayi, 11:00 – 17:00 uur

North Sea Beach Rugby is a national and international beach rugby event at The Hague Beach Stadium on the beach of Scheveningen. This international tournament is part of a tour under the supervision of the EBRA. This means that the World’s top Beach Rugby teams will show their skills at Scheveningen.


Aircooled Scheveningen

Sunday 27 May, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Aircooled Scheveningen is the biggest aircooled beach event in the Netherlands. Hundred of Beetles and VW vans will be parked on the boulevard of Scheveningen.


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