Dutch Week

Ready to get to know the Dutch culture? Save the date for the first Social Week of 2023: Dutch Week!  From 27 to 31 March, Delftse Poort will be all about Dutch culture. Will we see you then? Gezellig!

The program

Get ready for Dutch Week in Delftse Poort! From 27-31 March, there are different typical Dutch activities planned every day for everyone who works in Delftse Poort. You don’t want to miss this! Registration is required for some activities, so make sure to register in time for the activities you would like to attend.

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Dutch Week Delftse Poort

Monday March 27th

Join us on the third floor for a delicious treat – freshly baked stroopwafels! And while you’re here, don’t miss the opportunity to take a fun “Dutch selfie” with our giant wooden shoes located near the entrance on the ground floor. Easy to enjoy while on a short break!

Tuesday March 28th

Kick off your morning with a real energy boost! Join us at 9:00 for Energy Up, a scientifically substantiated energizer with headphones that will increase everyone’s energy level in a short time. The activity is designed to bring people together, get them moving and have fun. Don’t miss out! Sign up via this link.

Taste a variety of Dutch cheeses during lunch in the restaurant. Come and explore the market stall to satisfy your taste buds!

From 12:00, it will be impossible to miss our tulips fields. Just like previous years you will able to pick your own tulips in the common space of the building. Let’s start spring and enjoy the beauty of these fresh tulips!

Wednesday March 29th

On Wednesday is Pimp your own pancake day! Visit the market stall in the restaurant during lunch to decorate your own Dutch pancake. Practice your creativity with a mix of toppings! Between colleagues, who can make the tastiest pancake?

Between 12:00 and 16:00, head to the ground floor for the Rembrandt Challenge! Join us in creating a unique piece of art and help us paint Rembrandt’s famous Nachtwacht (The Night Watch). Painting experience is not required. Someone will be there to guide you with your contribution to this unique work of art. And don’t worry about your business clothes: we will be using magic markers instead of paint. Come and unleash your inner artist with us on a mega canvas of 3 meters. We will apply a time slot of 15 minutes per person. After signing up, you will receive more information about your exact time slot as soon as possible. Sign up via this link.

Thursday March 30th

Come to the restaurant for Stamppot Mania! At the market stall, you can taste both traditional and innovative versions of this traditional Dutch dish. Do you opt for the old-fashioned stamppot, or are you going for a more experimental version of the dish?

Don’t miss the highlight of the week in the afternoon! At 16:00, you can attend a musical lecture by Erwin Steijlen. Erwin is a real jack-of-all-trades in the field of music, with over 20 years of experience in the music industry. A few highlights of Erwin’s career are collaborations with Shakira and Pink!, as well as the Olympic Games in Beijing. He has also worked with Netflix on shows like Shameless, The Mentalist, and Pretty Little Liars. During the lecture, Erwin will explain through examples why music is such a powerful form of communication and what you can achieve with unique music. He will also make connections between the success of music and organisations. And to make it even better: the first drink is on us!

Afterwards we’ll have our Delftse Poort quarterly drink. This includes a local beer or Dutch Gin. Even if you couldn’t attend the lecture, you’re very welcome to join this Dutch Drink. Sign up for the lecture and quarterly drink via this link.

Friday March 31st

Start out your Friday with a workout at RDAM Gym! This session will incorporate traditional Dutch games, similar to an old-style Dutch Fair. Sign up via this link.

What else?

Throughout Dutch week, we have a variety of Dutch “spelletjes” (games) available for you to enjoy in the Game area on the ground floor. Come and have some fun with your colleagues while immersing yourself in Dutch culture!

All abovementioned activities are free for all residents. Simply sign up to secure your spot and join us for a fun filled Dutch week. We can’t wait to see you there!