Top 5 Tips for Ascension Weekend

2 May, 2018
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Ascension Day is coming up. The perfect opportunity for you to explore the activities that are being organised in The Netherlands! This year Ascension Day is celebrated on Thursday 10 May and if you are lucky, you might be off on the Friday after as well. We have compiled a list of our top 5 activities for the weekend.

Trek Festival Rotterdam
The Vroesenpark in Rotterdam will be transformed into a large open-air restaurant during the Ascension weekend. Go on a culinary journey and try food from different cultures ranging from vegan to meat specialities. During the festival, outstanding acts will be delivered by young theatre performers and not-yet-discovered talents. The evenings will be rounded off by the best funk, soul and dance hits from the eighties, which gives you the opportunity to dance the night away.
The entrance is free of charge so you can save your money for a good burger or a nice drink. More information regarding location and house rules can be found at

We Are Lost Festival Amsterdam
This first-time signature festival is produced by Guy J who is known for his sophisticated electronic music. Lost&Found organises this festival in Thuishaven Amsterdam on 12 May with the support of the international line up: Henry Saiz, Patrice Baumel, Guy Mantzur, Khen, Miss Melera, Sahar Z, Budakid and many others.
Information regarding tickets can be found on:

Discover the picturesque village Giethoorn, also known as “The Venice of Holland”. This nickname will most probably give you the wrong impression of the rather peaceful and serene place.
Take a cruise on one of the tour boats and float on the small canals and under the charming bridges. Local skippers will be able to guide you through the myriad of canals and show you the most important places in this quiet village. If you are more of an adventurer, don’t hesitate to rent a small electric boat and operate it yourself. A small tip: reserve a boat/tour upfront at

Cuisine de Fous Festival The Hague
Looking for a festival that provides you with the best house, tech house and techno music?
Cuisine de Fous is the place to be! In this small, yet cosy laser gaming complex, you can explore the wow zone while enjoying the innovative sounds provided by the following artists: Olivier Weiter, Skotch & Skeef, Rea Rea, David Leese, De Vree, Mitch de Klein and Warren Fellow.
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Pluk! The Hague
Do you want to escape the bustling city? Are you looking for a nice environment to relax? Then visit Pluk! This piece of farmland is located in The Hague, nearby Kijkduin and gives you the perfect opportunity to enjoy the nice weather while being surrounded by goats and self-harvested fruit and veggies. As Pluk! has its own lunchroom, which is mainly focussed on biological products, a full day can be spent in nature! For more information, please visit

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