Easter is at the door. For many people this means a long weekend. Do not you have family outings with Easter? No worries! There is a lot to do in this weekend and I have made an overview with fun events how you like your weekend!
1). The Dutch National Opera & Ballet
The whole of Amsterdam is full of posters of a beautiful man and beautiful woman. The Dutch National Ballet presents Dutch Doubles. Surprising duos in music and dance. It is the second edition of Dutch Doubles. This time, choreographers based in the Netherlands enter into a dialogue with four famous musicians. The New York Times proclaimed Dutch Doubles as one of the five ballet companies that, by constantly releasing new creations, make an important contribution to the future of dance art. The event lasts 2 hours and 10 minutes.
When? 29, 30 & 31 March at 20:15.
True? The National Opera & Ballet: Amstel 3, 1011 PN Amsterdam
Admission: Cards differ from € 17 to € 55, depending on the chosen rank.
More information and tickets: https://operaballet.nl/nl/doublebill/2017-2018/voorstelling/dutch-doubles#tickets
2). DGTL Festival in Amsterdam
DGTL is a well-known dance music festival that takes place during the Easter edition of Amsterdam. Other places where DGTL takes place are Barcelona, Tel Aviv and São Paulo. DGTL is a festival that deals with the sustainable impact. The Volkskrant writes: "At DGTL you do not have to feel guilty about your ecological footprint." The festival focuses full-time on sustainability and behavioral change.. DGTL welcomes some 40 thousand visitors in a 'circular food system'. This means that no waste has to yield more. For example, food remains are used as compost and biodegradable plates and dishes are transformed into potting soil. There is also no meat for sale at the festival and there is a deposit for hard plastic drinking cups that are returned. In addition, DGTL is the first festival to deploy Augmented Reality. You have to download an app here and then you can find the stages, bars, toilets and art through the app! How genius?
When? 30 March to 1 April
True? NDSM Docklands
Admission: Price depends on the number of days
More information and tickets: https://dgtl.nl/dgtl-ams-2018
3). The Maker Market
The Maker Market on 31 March & April will take place at the Maker Store in the halls in Amsterdam. It is a market dedicated to (Amsterdam) makers, designers and brands. The products are mainly produced locally and designed with beautiful stories. There are very diverse makers on the market. From modern techniques and design to sustainability and fair trade production. From honey-chili peanut butter to knitted bow ties and from 3D printed jewelry to natural body care. I do not know the event itself (yet), but the store does and I am a fan! I'm definitely going to this market!
When? Saturday 31 March 11.00-17.00, Sunday 1 April 12.00-17.00
True? The Market Market, Hannie Dankbaarpassage 39, 1053RT Amsterdam
More information: https: //www.facebook.com / events / 1976101005736594 /
4). Paaspop Festival in Schijndel
Paaspop is an annual festival with - yes - Easter. It is for many people something to look forward to and return annually to Schijndel (Brabant). Artists who come to Paaspop include: BLØF, Brotherly Love, Kraantje Pappie, Dotan, Miss Montreal, Fritz Kalkbrenner, Joris Voorn and Olivier Weiter.
When? 30 March to 1 April 13: 30-02.00
True? Molenheide, Schijndel
Admission: Price depends on the number of days
More information and tickets: https://www.paaspop.nl/
On 1 and 2 April, the chefs of Instock are looking for the tastiest ingredients that would otherwise be wasted for our special Easter brunch. Instock is a restaurant that puts food waste on the map. " Instock turns food surplus into delicious meals." A third of the food is wasted. Worldwide this is 1.3 billion tons per year. Instock therefore uses food that would otherwise be wasted and turns this into a meal in their restaurant. They put food waste literally and figuratively on the map. Does this seem to you something? Then at Instock you can celebrate your Easter with a delicious Easter brunch and painting and searching for Easter eggs.
When? 1 and 2 April, 08:30 - 23:00
True? Instock, Czaar Peterstraat 21, Amsterdam
Admission: € 16
More information and tickets:
6). Werkspoor Festival in Utrecht
Werkspoor Festival returns! Last year they started with the first edition and that is good. The festival takes place in the Werkspoor Cathedral in Utrecht. This is a different kind of festivals as the previous ones in this list. It is not necessarily a dance music festival but more an all-in-one festival. From pop-up kitchens, cozy bars to live entertainment and children's entertainment. Tough food trucks, tastiest snacks from all over the world, bands, singer songwriters and DJs. There is also a program for children so a real outing for the whole family!
When? 30 March to 2 April, opening hours vary per day
True? Werkspoorskathedraal Utrecht, tractieweg 41, 3534 AP Utrecht
More information: http://www.werkspoorfestival.nl/
And, what are your plans with Easter?
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