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Living the Dutch life

Events, fun facts and more in May

The Dutch Beer Week

In the Netherlands beer is a popular alcoholic beverage. There are many different types of beers produced by more than 400 Dutch breweries. During Dutch Beer Week hundreds of beer related activities are being organised throughout the country. Experience the surprising multitude of flavours in Dutch beers or discover how beer is brewed from natural raw material: malt, hops, water and yeast.

At the beginning of every May, a three day Dutch Beer Tasting Festival takes place in The Hague, this year from 11 until 13 May. The festival takes place in the unique setting of the Grote Kerk (church) where beer lovers can taste more than 150 beers or enjoy delicious beer and food combinations in a relaxed atmosphere. Visitors also have the possibility to talk with brew masters about their beers and they can sign up for interesting masterclasses given by beer experts.

A week later on the 19, 20 and 21 May hundreds of Dutch breweries open their doors to the public. During these days brewing demonstrations, beer tastings and presentations about the great variety of flavours are organized. The opening hours and programme are different for each brewery. 

Tickets for the Beer Tasting Festival and a list of the participating breweries can be found on the website. Also an overview of other activities, such as restaurants, pubs and liquor stores organising beer tastings and beer menus, can be found there. 

Arcen Asparagus Market

The months April, May and June are the harvest months of the “White Gold”, or asparagus, in the province of Limburg. During this period a variety of festivities within this theme are being organized in the area. One of those events is the traditional asparagus market in Arcen, held every year on Ascension Day, which is on the 25 May this year. During a visit you can attend demonstrations on harvesting, sorting and washing the asparagus. Also many typical asparagus products can be tasted, such as tasteful wines, asparagus liqueur, asparagus pie and even asparagus chocolate! The market is open from 11:00 till 18:00 at the Raadhuisplein.

The Limburg region offers many other great activities that can be combined into a full day trip. You could take some time to relax and enjoy the natural springs at the Thermal Baths in Arcen or you could visit the Castle Gardens. And to explore more about asparagus you can take an asparagus tour along the fields and farms and visit Museum De Locht. And don’t forget to try one of the wonderful asparagus dishes at the restaurant In de Witte Dame (‘In the White Lady’).

Traditionally white asparagus is served with slices of boiled ham, a boiled egg that is quartered, new potatoes, melted butter or Hollandaise sauce and additionally some chopped parsley or chives.

Jazz Festival Breda

This year marks the 47th edition of the Breda Jazz Festival, making it the oldest and also largest festival of its kind in Europe. It attracts as much as 250.000 visitors and features an average of 175 gigs every year. The festival always begins on Ascension Day, the 25 of May, and lasts four days. You can expect many musicians from abroad, from France, England, the USA, Australia and Japan. But local and regional bands will also be well represented. The concerts are held on various stages in Breda’s historic city centre and all outdoor concerts are free! For special indoor concerts an entrance fee is required. 

For an overview of the programme and ticket sales please visit the website.

Tong Tong Fair The Hague

Want to be in the East without experiencing jetlag? Then why not visit the biggest Eurasian fair in the world being held in The Hague! The event is a blend of cultural festival, exhibition and food festival at the same time. The fair is held in a group of large tents with different areas. You will find many workshops to attend as well as lectures, movies, interviews, cooking demonstrations and music, dance and puppet performances. The Tong Tong Festival offers a broad range of cultural activities in several theatres on the fair site.

The first edition of the fair was organised more than half a century ago by a small group of Indian Dutch people who wanted to show how beautiful and inspiring they thought the Indian culture was. Nowadays, the fair is organised by the Tong Tong Foundation to foster Indies Eurasian culture and to broaden public understanding of its history. Many of the exhibitors even come all the way from Indonesia especially for the event!

The fair will be held from 25 May till 5 June on the Malieveld in The Hague. More information and tickets can be found on the website. 

North Sea Regatta Scheveningen

During the Whitsun weekend the harbour of Scheveningen becomes a nautical spectacle with the North Sea Regatta. Various sailing races, all kinds of shows and live performances are organised. This annual sailing event draws thousands of water sports fanatics and more than 2500 top sailors who will participate in the races. You can watch these races from the shore and enjoy a music programme at the Scheveningen harbour afterwards. There you can also find various eateries. Whether you are a sailor or non-sailor, young or old, everyone is welcome to gather at Scheveningen to enjoy the festivities and admire the yachts! 

The sailing event will take place from 26 May until 4 June. A day-to-day programme can be found on the website. 

Museum Night Leiden

In case you missed the National Museum Week in April, the Museum Night in Leiden on 28 May is a great opportunity to visit various interesting museums for an affordable price. During this annual event the participating museums open up for the entire night and offer many special activities. A special wristband will be an entry pass for all participating museums, the transport (shuttles, boats and tuktuks!) and the afterparty. 

Again there will be a comeback offer this year. Until 3 September there is a 2 for 1 offer in exchange for your Museum Night 2017 wristband. This allows you to take someone with you to one of Leiden’s museums for free!

On the website you can profit by different discounts when you buy your ticket on time. You can also find a list and description of the participating museums. 


Vlaai is a typical pie from the province of Limburg, in the South of Holland. It is made of a yeast dough, that needs to rise twice before baking, and the filling can be anything from plain fruit to rice pudding. It is quite similar to American–style pies, however a vlaai tends to be a bit larger and thinner. Traditionally the dough and the filling are baked together and only then it may be called a Limburgse vlaai.

Nowadays, you can find vlaai shops anywhere. A famous chain of outlets across the Netherlands, called Multi Vlaai, sells over 40 different flavours. From traditional varieties to exotic tastes like tiramisu, stroopwafel, banana or brownie. If this sounds mouth-watering to you, you will be relieved to hear that you can buy vlaai per slice, quarter, half or whole! But for the original Limburgse Vlaai you really need to visit Maastricht.

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Stella's Trek from London to Oxford

All in aid of the British Heart Foundation

As a Move Coordinator at our W1 London office, Stella Adeyi is an expert at helping people travel from A-to-B, across a variety of countries and continents.

On Saturday 13th May, however, Stella is taking on her own challenge by travelling 64 miles on foot, trekking 20-28 hours from London to Oxford - all in aid of the British Heart Foundation!

If you would like to support Stella, you can do so via her Just Giving page. All money donated will go to the British Heart Foundation. See more about their life saving research.


Good luck Stella, we’re all very proud of you here at Team!

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Team Celebrates International Women's Day 2017


At Team Relocations we fully support International Women's Day, celebrating the social, cultural, economic and political achievements of women.


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Team Joins the extraraum Network

From 1 April 2017, Team Relocations (Germany) will be a member of the newly-founded extraraum network - a German-wide storing system with 'Service-Plus'.



Choose your storage volume

  • Only pay for the space you actually need

Safe Handling 

  • Professional teams
  • You determine the level of service scope
  • Can include safe carrying and stowing, disassembling of items such as cabinets and safely packing sensitive equipment

Secure storage

  • Specialist storage boxes
  • Dry, dust-free and sealed on request
  • Warehouse meet all official requirements, to ensure a high quality of service

How it works

Customers can only access specialist extraraum storage through certified extraraum partners.

With 34 operating locations across 13 countries, Team Relocations have the knowledge and coverage to facilitate any relocation to and from Germany. Having provided local and international professional relocations since 1977, we are a trusted extraraum partner.

More Information & Enquiries

Submit your enquiry to Team Relocations here.

Wherever you are based, we will provide you with a single point of co-ordination and work with you throughout the process.

extraraum website

For a full list of our services, click here.

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Team UK at the November EMEA SUMMIT

Team UK was proudly present at the November EMEA Summit.

Every single aspect of the Summit, from the stand to the corporate gifts and Team's UK exclusive prize draw, was a delightful success. With many compliments on our choice of branded Team Relocations organic bag for life and travel accessories.

With tea for four at the Queen's grocer's, Fortnum and Mason, Team UK's prize draw was a competitive one.

Since a picture says more than 1000 words, Team UK would like to thank all for assisting us to make this day such a success.

Team UK at the November EMEA SUMMIT


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Team Switzerland on an interview for Swiss TV

Our Zurich office had a really special visit last week from SRF News a national TV channel, where Nadine Pletscher, Account Manager was interviewed on the current situations of international schools in the German speaking part of Switzerland.

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