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Cultural Fireworks in Amsterdam and Beyond

Published 7 Dec 2017 at 10:00 by We Are Public

The month of December is known to fly by; before you know it, you’ll find yourself with a glass of champagne in one hand and a traditional Dutch oliebol in the other. Fireworks! However you find yourself rounding up the year, make some time for yourself and outstanding art and culture. No better way to warm the heart during cold, dark days. We’ve outlined a number of different events throughout the country – Amsterdam, The Hague, Brabant, Delft – that’ll do just that.

Traditional or Jazzy Christmas?
Let’s start things off in Amsterdam. Warm up your vocal cords on 9 December during the participatory choir event Meezing Messiah in the Carré, Amsterdam, or treat your ears to the magnificent sound of Christmas with Vivaldi in Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, Amsterdam. Make your way to the Bimhuis, Amsterdam on 23 December for jazzy take on the season with An Ayler Xmas or visit the fourth edition of Klassiek in de Loods in Amsterdam on Christmas Eve; free for We Are Public members, those named Maria, grandmothers and pregnant women (really!). Fancy getting out of the city? Travel to Delft on 16 December for the Weinachtsoratorium in de Nieuwe Kerk.

Performances and Museums
December is a magnificent month for a relaxing and inspiring stroll through a museum. Be spellbound by Hans Eijkelboom’s conceptual photography, that reveals we have more in common than we think, on Saturday 23 December in the Fotomuseum, Den Haag. Or why not try the anniversary exhibition WeerZien in de Pont, Tilburg on 28 December, dedicated to the museum’s twenty-five years of art? If you’re after a bit more action, visit Méditerranée by the Introdans dance company in Theater De Leest, in Waalwijk or channel your inner diva during DON’T WORRY BE YONCÉ in Theater Bellevue, Amsterdam.

Cinema Times
Catch the screening of the legendary visual album Lemonade by pop diva Beyonce on 13 December, same spot. If you’re after a counter weight to cheery Christmas movies, We Are Public members have a whole week to visit Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos’s latest film Killing of a Sacred Deer in FilmHallen, Amsterdam between 14 and 20 December.

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