Some Highlights This Month

BABEL: Old Masters Back from Japan is at Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam

This year’s rich and varied HOLLAND DANCE FESTIVAL reaches its climax on 10th in Rotterdam with a performance by one of the world’s leading modern dance exponents – MARTHA GRAHAM DANCE COMPANY from America. The Nederlandse Reisopera’s SIROE, RE DI PERSIA by Johann Adolf Hasse is on tour until 24th while the Dutch National Opera’s THE RAKE’S PROGRESS continues in Amsterdam until 21st. Theatrewise, Het Nationale Theater’s OTHELLO runs throughout the month in The Hague.

The always impressive DELFT BLUES FESTIVAL runs from 16th to 18th with dozens of international bands and solo artists playing in dozens of venues across the city. In a more classical vein the inaugural FEBRUARI FESTIVAL runs from 14th – 18th in The Hague.

Some interesting exhibitions around this month as well. The Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam has BABEL: Old Masters Back from Japan which runs from 3rd February until 21st May. Also recommended in Rotterdam is the excellent PAUL DELVAUX major retrospective at the Kunsthal which ends on 25th while at the same gallery the PRIX DE ROME show continues as does the exhibition by Dutch press photographer JEROEN OERLEMANS which continues until 4th March. In Leiden there is a fascinating exhibition of Japanese Samurai masks at the Japan Museum SieboldHuis. Also in Leiden JEWELLERY: MADE BY, WORN BY is at Museum Volkenkunde, Museum of Ethnology throughout the month. Back in Rotterdam the prestigious ROTTERDAM ART FAIR runs from 8th – 11th February.

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For a full programme of events for the month checkout individual venues from the various categories of menus at the top of the page.