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The TopDutch Weekend Guide 8th-10th of November

One of the reasons the TopDutch region is so great is because within our diverse communities, we can discover something new every day! This weekend, learn a new skill – whether that be setting up a business or eating from the land – or watch something you’ve never thought to see before – maybe a Norwegian movie, or a documentary about physics? From young to old, there’s something exciting to do this weekend in the TopDutch region!

For the entrepreneurs

Start-up weekend

Are you an aspiring entrepreneur? Do you have a great idea for a business? Or are you just interesting in how start-ups get going? The start-up weekend brings together designers, developers and business experts to turn an idea into a business over three days of intense pitching, prototyping and presenting, in groups of like-minded people. And, it’s still the weekend of course, so included in the ticket is food and drink all through the three days and a fun afterparty!
Where? Het Kwadraat, Groningen. When? 8-10 of November

For the community-minded

Explore the North Greenhouse Opening

In preparation for the Explore the North festival that starts in two weeks’ time, this Friday is the official opening of the City Greenhouse. Over the next few weeks it will act as a meeting ground for the creatives of Leeuwarden, where friends can meet, listen to great local and international music and enjoy delicious food. There will be loads of events on, so check their whole timetable to find the right one for you.
Where? Oldehoofsterkerkhof, Leeuwarden. When? Starting 8th of November.

For the scientifically-curious

Chasing Einstein

We’ve all heard of Einstein’s theory of relativity. It is the base of whole fields of astrophysics, but how accurate is it? In Groningen this weekend is an exclusive viewing of the thrilling documentary ‘Chasing Einstein’, which follows leading scientists on the bring of ground-breaking discoveries. Following the film will be a discussion with CERN physicist James Beacham and observational cosmologist Margot Brouwer, all in the stunning location of the DOT cinema. You don’t need a PhD in physics to find this exciting!
Where? DOT, Groningen. When? 9th of November.

For the film-fanatics

Northern film festival

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Northern Film Festival, which will take place in Leeuwarden this weekend. Over 5 days, over 150 films will be shown to 20-25,000 visitors. The films have a special focus on the Northern European countries, which makes it a super unique event. From comedies, to documentaries, to incredible European scenery, there’s something to wow everyone.
Where? Across Leeuwarden. When? 6-10th of November.

For the green-thumbs

Edible plants walk

The iconic beauty of the Asserbos (Forest of Assen) is undoubted. But did you know that within its 10 acres of nature there’s all sorts of tasty treats growing? Take a calm walk through the Asserbos with a guide, and learn about the types of plants growing, which ones you can eat and what you can make with them. And then enjoy the fruits of your labor with a tasty afternoon snack.
Where? Asserbos, Assen. When? 10th of November.

For the young royalty

Sleeping beauty

The tale of Sleeping Beauty is one that we’ve almost all grown up with. This weekend your little one can enjoy it too, with the Sleeping Beauty (Doornrosje) musical. Get transported to a land far, far away, and dance along to the catchy musical numbers. To make it even more special, those dressed up may win a fairytale prize package.
Where? DNK, Assen. When? 10th of November.

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