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The Netherlands in March – Things to Do Posted by on Mar 1, 2012 in Culture

Despite predictions of a “horror winter,” we seem to have sailed right into the month of March, complete with hints of spring. The events calendar in the Netherlands is really starting to heat up and below, with descriptions courtesy of Holland.com, are some of the highlights happening in March:

  • HISWA Amsterdam Boat Show (March 6th) – More than 350 exhibitors show you the latest trends and designs in the world of water sports: navigation equipment and electronics, rigging and deck hardware, clothing, safety and rescue equipment, tourist information, boat hire, insurance and financing, yacht brokers, sailing schools and over 500 boats in all shapes and sizes.
  • Rotterdam Museum Night (March 10th) – Over 40 museums and galleries open their doors, promising an unparalleled cultural experience. Get carried away with arts, culture and music on one of the friendliest nights in Rotterdam!
  • The Hague Half Marathon (March 11th) – Elite athletes and recreational runners will come together in The Hague for a new edition of The Hague half marathon (also known as the City-Pier-City). Over 26.000 participants will run in different categories, varying from a one-kilometer run for children to the half marathon with world class athletes.
  • TEFAF Maastricht (March 16th) – The world’s leading art and antique fair attracts the best dealers, academics, art critics, and collectors. Everyone who’s in the field of fine art should visit TEFAF (The European Fine Art Fair) in Maastricht. TEFAF Maastricht is a yearly feast for thousands of curious visitors and art lovers.
  • Keukenhof (opens March 22nd) – Every year more than 7 million flower bulbs are planted in the park Keukenhof. Gardens and four pavilions show a fantastic collection of: tulips, hyacinths, daffodils, orchids, roses, carnations, irises, lilies and many other flowers. You will be overwhelmed by a spectacle of colors and perfumes.
  • Movies That Matter (March 22nd) – This is not your usual film festival. During the last week of March, Amnesty International tries to create awareness for poignant situations on our planet. The film festival is held in and around the ‘Filmhuis’ in the center of The Hague and attracts several thousand visitors each year.

Do you know of something good happening in the Netherlands or Belgium during the month of March? Share it with us in the comments or on the Facebook page.

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