16 June 2017
Alkmaar Week Activities Schedule

‘Alkmaar 70’ Week: Events and Activities

Monday 10th July to Sunday 16th July

(Print and download pdf version here)

Pre-Alkmaar Week Events:

Monday 3rd July, 6.00pm: Special Screening of Paul Verhoeven film, “Black Book” (18), in the Little Theatre.  Doors open at 5.40pm.  Tickets available from the Little Theatre: £7.50.

Wednesday 5th July, 6.00pm: Alkmaar Café: our regular monthly informal gathering in the ‘Rising Sun’ pub, Grove Street Bath. A ‘gezellig’ time is promised!




Monday, 10th




Formal launch of Alkmaar Week.  Raising of the Dutch and Union flags, with the Mayor of Bath: all welcome.
(Reception in Mayor’s Parlour afterwards for BATA members and invited guests only)

Orange Grove/Alkmaar Garden (next to the Guildhall)

From 11.00am

Launch of the Alkmaar 70 ‘Cheese Trail’ – a cross-City treasure hunt involving hidden Dutch cheeses! Can you find ‘em all? More information available on www.bathcomedy.com. No charge

Central Bath

Tuesday, 11th




Dutch Comedy Night : Four highly-regarded up-and- coming Dutch comedians, straight from the Toomler comedy club in Amsterdam, perform in a different language and with a non-Dutch audience. “What made the Dutchman laugh?” Come along and find out! Tickets £11 from www.bathboxoffice.org.uk

Widcombe Social Club

Thursday, 13th



7.45 for 08.00am

Business networking breakfast, exploring new opportunities for commercial and cultural links between Bath and Alkmaar, with Mayor of Alkmaar and Cllr Anketell-Jones of BathNES. Tickets available at https://bath-alkmaarbizbreakfast.eventbrite.co.uk

Bailbrook House Hotel


Commemoration service for Elias Prins, the Jewish activist from Alkmaar whose escape to Bath started the chain of events leading to the links between our cities.

St Swithun’s Church, Bathford
NB: please note location


BATA members only: buffet lunch reception with Mayor of Alkmaar, Burgomeester Mr Piet Bruinooge. Cash bar.

Larkhall Sports Club

Saturday, 15th



7.00 to 9.00pm

Alkmaar Youth Orchestra & Guests in Concert: a special anniversary concert, featuring music, dance & song on the theme: “Connections” plus readings from the Alkmaar-Bath origins story: tickets available online at https://alkmaaryouthorchestra.eventbrite.co.uk

Roper Theatre, Hayesfield School

Sunday, 16th



3.30 to 5.30pm

Alkmaar Youth Orchestra & Guests in Concert 2: a less formal repeat of last night’s concert with readings from the Alkmaar-Bath origins story: tickets available online at https://alkmaaryouthorchestra2.eventbrite.co.uk

St Michael’s Church, Broad Street, Bath

7.30 to 9.00pm


End of Alkmaar Week Wine & Cheese reception: Prior Park School, Widcombe. For Alkmaar Youth Orchestra and invited guests.

Prior Park School

The Atlantis Pop Choir from Alkmaar will perform on the following dates:

14/07 - Royal Victoria Park at 3pm
15/07 - SouthGate at 2pm
16/07 - Parade Gardens at 11.30am

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