Sculptures, films, drawings and installations by the brilliantly original theatre-maker/artist Jan Fabre (Belgium, 1958) which reveal his thoughts on life and death, beauty and disgust, vulnerability and violence, mortality and eternity. The exhibition takes place, in part, in the world-renowned sculpture garden of the Kröller-Müller museum, which is currently celebrating its 50th anniversary.
JAN FABRE: HORTUS/CORPUS
Until 4 Sept; Kröller-Müller Museum, Houtkampweg 6, Otterlo; +31 318 591241; kmm.nl
NORTH SEA JAZZ FESTIVAL
Prince is performing no less than three times at this sublime annual event which also sees Al Jarreau, BB King, Madeleine Peyroux, Natalie Cole, Paul Simon, and Tom Jones on stage.
Ahoy, Ahoy-weg 10, Rotterdam; +31 10 5927040; northseajazz.com
This year’s rock ‘n’ camping fest features, amongst others, Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band, Joe Cocker, Texas, Foreigner, Dream Theater, and Anouk.
This travelling theatre festival makes its way across North Holland, performing en route in Hoorn (14-17 July), Alkmaar (21-24 July), and Schagen (28-31 July).
The ‘Black MotoCross’ festival mixes up music, theatre, sport and bizarre motorcycle stunts. Amongst others on the bill: Anthrax, The Black Crowes and Blondie.
De Schans, Lichtenvoorde; zwartecross.nl
ORFEO ED EURIDICE
Until 23 July
An open-air staging of Gluck’s popular opera in the grounds of the stately Soestdijk Palace.
Paleis Soestdijk, Amsterdamsestraatweg 1, Baarn; deutrechtsespelen.nl
DELFT CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
29 July-7 August
Chamber music connoisseurs will adore this intimate festival and its historic 15th-century setting. Don’t miss the free canal concert ahead of the festival (22 July).
Het Prinsenhof, Sint Agathaplein 1, Delft; +31 15 2602187
Until 21 August
This quirky, colourful and enchanting theatre fest pitches tents in Westbroekpark, The Hague (1-10 July); Moreelsepark, Utrecht (15-31 July); and the Martin Luther Kingpark, Amsterdam (5-21 Aug).
Until 18 September
Humorous works abound in this major retrospective of one of the best-known contemporary artists of our day, Austrian sculptor Erwin Wurm — renowned for his ‘one-minute sculpture’ concept that was adopted by Red Hot Chili Peppers for their video, Can’t Stop.
GEM, Stadhouderslaan 43, The Hague; +31 70 3381133; gem-online.nl
RENÉ WIRTHS: THE THING ITSELF
2 July-18 Sept
Almost 50 paintings by Berlin artist Wirths afford a fresh look at everyday objects — such as a loaf of bread, a football or a shoe — and play with our sense of perception.
Kunsthal, Westzeedijk 341 (Museumpark), Rotterdam; +31 10 4400301; kunsthal.nl
Brandon Flowers 6 July 013 (Tilburg)
Prince 8, 9, 10 July Ahoy (Rotterdam)
Whitesnake 16 July Rodahal (Kerkrade)
Ray Manzarek & Robby Krieger 16 July 013 (Tilburg)
Macy Gray 20 July Tivoli (Utrecht)
Info and tickets: livenation.nl