48 hours of Bite Sized Mindfullness
December 5th at 7:00 AM
Online webinar on mindfulness, designed to demonstrate how effective its practice can be when applied to work and home situations. The best part is that it can all be achieved with bite sized actions. You can complete this short program with just 15 minutes a day.
Register here: https://www.eventbrite.nl/e/48-hours-of-bite-sized-mindfulness-tickets-103177633078?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch&keep_tld=1
Starting a business in the Netherlands
December 16th from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Online Q&A session by the Chamber of Commerce and IN Amsterdam on starting a new business. Come along with anything you’d like to know about relocation, immigration, setting up, taxes, types of businesses, resources and more, to receive advice from business experts.
Register here: https://www.iamsterdam.com/en/see-and-do/whats-on/lectures-debates-readings-in-amsterdam/q,-a-,a-session-starting-a-business-(webinar)
Healthcare in the Netherlands online seminar with IN Amsterdam
December 10th from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Find out how to make the most of the Dutch healthcare system, aimed at newcomers to the region of Amsterdam. During this online seminar, you can learn about how the Dutch healthcare system works, dental care, how to find the best health insurance for you and your family, and how to get the care and treatment you require.
Register here: https://www.iamsterdam.com/en/see-and-do/whats-on/lectures-debates-readings-in-amsterdam/in-amsterdam-healthcare-in-the-netherlands-seminar
December 8th at 7:00 PM
On December 8th, the city of Delft will kick-off “The Dark Days of Delft”. Originally starting as a celebration of lighting the Christmas tree, it has now grown into one of the largest Christmas events in the Netherlands. Due to Covid-19, they now offer a full online experience, including special at-home drinks or diner boxes!
You can find more information on their website here: https://www.lichtjesavonddelft.nl/?lang=en
Ice skating at Kralingen Rotterdam
November 28th to February 28th
Starting November 28th, the annual ice skating rink in Rotterdam will be open again! The 400-metre covered ice skating track at Kralingen in Rotterdam is well-known for its tunnel shape and its lights in all the colors of the rainbow. Made corona-proof, you can reserve a spot online at the link below.
Purchase your tickets here: https://www.schaatsbaanrotterdam.nl/en/
Electronic dance music photography exhibition – “This is My Church”
October 3rd to February 28th at Fotomuseum aan het Vrijthof
“This is My Church” displays an astounding selection of photographs from dance festivals and gigs in stadiums, large clubs and churches. 70 photos and a handful of pieces of video footage provide an alluring insight into the world of electronic dance music from one of the leading photographers in this field in the whole world.
You can find more information here: https://fotomuseumaanhetvrijthof.nl/
On December 5th, it’s time voor pakjesavond! The age old Dutch holiday of Sinterklaas will be celebrated a little differently this year, due to the restrictions surrounding covid-19. During the days leading up to December 5th, children put their shoe in front of the fireplace or heater, with a poem for Sinterklaas (St. Nicholas) and a carrot for Americo, his horse. The next morning, nice kids will find a small present and/or candy (pepernoten!) in their shoe, left by Sinterklaas. Pakjesavond (present night) is celebrated on the evening of December 5th, and usually consists of an evening of exchanging gifts with family and friends (similar to Christmas).
However, Sinterklaas is not just an event for children, adults can enjoy this day as well. Lootjes trekken is a fun group event where you each get designated one other person in the group to buy or make a gift for, to exchange on pakjesavond. Due to covid-19, it is strongly recommended to keep the celebration small, with just your household and a maximum of three guests. An alternative is, of course, an online celebration, where you could send each other gifts and open them up together while video calling.
For an online wish list exchange you can use the following link: https://www.lootjestrekken.nl/