If you missed the online Feel at Home Fair 2021 on the 14th March, don’t worry. All of the eleven hours of live broadcasting were recorded and over the coming weeks we will placing each individual programmes on the Feel at Home Fair’s own YouTube channel. Click on any of the Channel 1 programmes links below and you can watch a recording of the programme on Youtube.
Unfortunately due to COVID-19, this 14th edition of the event can’t be live in city hall, but we feel it’s more important that ever to continue connecting, so we have put together an interactive programme online.
A core team of expat experts were on site at the Beeld & Geluid Museum in The Hague, live streaming via two simultaneous channels, with some pre-recorded sessions and videos included as well.
You can also engage with with 50 sports, social and community groups via their online virtual stands. See our exhibitor list for an overview.
11:00 – 12.00 Welcome to The Hague
by The Hague International Centre
12:05 – 13:05 Work & Careers in The Hague
by The Hague international Centre
13:10 – 13:40 No Dutch? No problem- Volunteer!
by Volunteer The Hague
13:45 – 14:15 How to buy a home in The Netherlands
Sponsored by ABN AMRO
14:20 – 14:40 Special Needs Education
14:45 – 15:05 Choosing an International School
15:10 – 15:30 Further Education in The Hague
by The Hague Graduate School (The Hague University of Applied Sciences) and Leiden University
15:35 – 15:55 Impact of Covid-19 on The International Community
by ICAP, ACCESS and DutchNews.nl
16:00 – 17:00 Making the most of a mobile life
by The Mobile Life
Every hour a programme with a special theme showcasing videos from the international community, an Expat story as well as a Dutch “Word of the Hour”. Each show will have both pre recorded videos but also a live special guest, so you can interact with them and other participants online via the chat.
11:30 – 12:30 Children’s Hour
Join us for an hour’s entertainment for children, with special guest Rohinmi Akadiri.
12:30 – 13:30 Sports Show
Let’s get active! Come and learn more about sports in The Hague, with special guest Billy Allwood
13:30 – 14:30 Art & Culture
The Hague is an amazing city to explore art & culture, with special guest Oriana van der Sande
1425: Dutch Culture Shock Therapy – Greg Shapiro
14:30 – 15:30 Nightlife
Discover highlights of nightlife in The Hague, with special guest Pat Smith
15:30 – 16:30 Community Groups
Our final session is all about community, with special guest Cathy Delhanty
This channel will be used for breakout sessions as needed.
Deputy Major Saskia Bruines welcomes viewers and explains how the city continues to support the International Community. The webinar also offers an opportunity to meet new Mayor Jan Van Zanen via a live Q&A session.
What makes The Hague attractive for internationals? What do you need to know when you relocate to the region?
This show offers international newcomers help and advice with the settling-in process
Join us for an hour’s entertainment for families, including Storytelling from STET English Theatre, Kids’ exercise sessions, Dance & Art Workshops, and information about Kids’ soccer and The Hague Girl Guides
Are you an international looking for the next step in your career? Join The Hague International Centre and partners for a webinar about work and employment opportunities for internationals in The Hague region
As part of the Channel 2 Children’s show, Studio Jocelyn will be offering two different creative workshops. ‘How to draw a circle illusion’ and Easter Bunny made of paper’. Be sure to have your art materials ready and get stuck in!
Let’s get active! Come and learn more about the many different sports clubs and facilities in The Hague. Listen to sports stories and a participate in a live sports Q & A
Looking for ways to extend your network, help others, improve your Dutch or broaden your CV? Volunteering is the perfect way to gain new experiences, skills and contacts in The Netherlands.
The Hague is an amazing city to explore art & culture. Highlights of this session include Arts Clubs, English Theatre, Beeld & Geluid Museum, story telling and a live Q & A
Thinking of buying a home in The Netherlands? This session will cover all you need to know with expert panelists to advise on finding a home, arranging a loan and understanding the legal process
What are the education options for children with special needs and how can you access them? A moderated panel of experts will present the support services available
Special guest Greg Shapiro presents a workshop on ways to avoid some of the hilarious cultural gaffes he’s made over 25 years as an American Netherlander!
Discover some of the highlights in The Hague’s nightlife, including a focus on some of the best venues and events for a night out on the town
This session on choosing an international school will be presented by a panel of educational experts from different institutions in The Hague
Did you know there are many English-language further education options in The Hague at Bachelor and Masters level? What’s it like to study in this international city? This panel will discuss further education in The Hague.
Including a live Q & A session, this programme is all about the rich international community life to be found in The Hague
This session will present findings from a recent survey about the impact of Covid on the International Community in The Netherlands
Authors of The Mobile Life discuss why moving to live in a new country can feel so hard, and what you can concretely do to overcome the challenge of adapting to live in a new place.
Each year, the Feel at Home Fair supports various charities and causes. This year we are supporting the Jessie Rodell Educational Award. Find out more and how to donate
Thanks for being part of the 2021 Feel at Home Fair....join us in 2022!