Category Archives: Events

Vierdaagse 2016

Once again the Vierdaagse but this year is special because it is the 100th year. Denise and Phil visited us for a few days and we had a great time seeing live music at the Valkhof and the new location, … Continue reading

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Red Shoe Sessions at de Refter

Red Shoe Sessions organise small house concerts around Nijmegen but this time they arranged a whole day of artists in a large multi roomed house. De Refter is a commune which has been in operation since the 1980s and is … Continue reading

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Beer Festival

A bit chilly for May!  The event has been moved from Koningsplein to the Valkhof because it had outgrown the space.  Met up with Jessica, Ian and Leah.

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Bands we saw in 2015

I decided to document the bands we went to see in 2015 and I’m quite amazed how many we saw!  The larger, well known bands play at the Doornroojse (Sleeping Beauty in English) and up-and-coming bands at their sister venue, The … Continue reading

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Down the Rabbit Hole Festival (DTRH) – 26th to 28th June

A festival just 5 miles from Nijmegen in a country park Groene Heuvals.  Big names like Iggy Pop and Patty Smith. A taxi ride home so no camping. Wonderful!

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Burns Supper

Katherine and John decided to host a Burns Supper again.  Not on the 21st January as everyone was busy, but a week later. I had picked up a MacSweens haggis at Edinburgh airport and Andy brought mealy puddings from Aberdeen. … Continue reading

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A business trip to London

Bill had a conference in London so I tagged along for a few days.  We stayed the weekend with Dave and Diane and then moved to the Hilton in Kensington while the conference was on.  This was great as I could easily … Continue reading

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Visit to Edinburgh

For the first time in about 15 years, we went to Edinburgh to experience the Festival. Four plays and one concert, ate at some fantastic restaurants and saw many of our friends. The plays were the three James’ plays at … Continue reading

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Music Meeting Festival, Nijmegen

The Music Meeting has been running for over 30 years and was originally free. It’s held in a park near the University which is just 10 minutes from our house. We bought a ticket for all 3 days and since … Continue reading

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London visit – 8th to 13th May

A trip to London on the train via Brussels. Almost the same amount of journey time as flying and slightly cheaper.  We planned to see ‘A Taste of Honey’ and ‘King Lear’ at the National but also managed to squeeze … Continue reading

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