Badhuis celebrates Martenitsa / Mărțișor

Badhuis celebrates Martenitsa / Mărțișor with Balkan ensemble Sultan! On 1 March, spring is celebrated in many Eastern-European countries. People make small decorations of red and white wool which they give each other on that day. If you see a blossoming tree, you hang the decoration on one of its branches. It’s a beautiful ritual, so why not celebrate it in the Netherlands too? So bring your red and white wool to the Badhuis on 1 March and join in! With live Balkan music, nice veggie food and drinks!

Sultan play authentic Eastern-European and Mediterranean folklore and Balkan soul. Whether they perform at large folk dance festivals or at intimate small venues to a seated audience, a spirited folk party is guaranteed! Singer Ellen invited guest singers Juliette and Marielle. Especially for this Martenitsa-concert they sing a set of beautiful Bulgarian spring songs, both a cappella and with the ensemble.

Sultan consists of:
Ellen Boers – vocals
Jelle van Herwijnen – tambura
Stef Koopman – accordion
Joris van Beek – violin
René Gosse – percussion
Willem Raadsveld – double bass
Bert Kruijer – clarinet

Join for dinner!
As always after the Badkamergalm show, it is possible to join for dinner. In the course of the afternoon our volunteers cook a lovely vegetarian meal for you. Booking in advance is essential!

Sunday 1 March 2020
Showtime 4.00 p.m., Doors 3.45 p.m.
Badhuis, Leidseplein 49, Haarlem

Entrance to the concert is free of charge (a donation is highly appreciated)
Meal after the show: adults € 8,50 children € 4,00.
Please book for dinner before 29 February by sending an e-mail to: Please clearly indicate your name, the number of people joining for dinner, and whether there are children in your group.

Haarlem Harvest

Haarlem Oogst (Haarlem Harvest) is a local workshop festival including two harvest celebration feasts

We harvest and cook with (forgotten) vegetables, we sing songs from various cultures, we improvise and make our own recipe for a contempary harvest celebration with a biological meal.

From half September to half October 2018 you can harvest and sing on a number of Saturdays and Sundays. Each workshop day includes a meal, lunch or tasting. You can sign up for one or more workshops.

Workshops: fermenting vegetables, singing Bulgarian harvest songs, vocal improvisation, cooking with biological vegetables, making carrot flutes, body percussion, singing Rozemarijn (an old Flemish song) and preparing a Syrian lunch.

Workshop prices vary between 2.50 and 12.50 (depending on age and on whether you are in possession of a HaarlemPas). The prices of the two harvest celebration feasts including meal vary between 7.50 and 17.50.

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Workshop dates:

22 September
workshop 1: preparing a Syrian lunch
workshop 2: singing Rozemarijn (an old Flemish song)

29 September
workshop 1: singing Bulgarian harvest songs
workshop 2: fermenting vegetables
workshop 3: making carrot flutes

30 September
workshop: bodypercussion
Badhuis event: harvest celebration feast including biological meal

7 October
workshop 1: vocal improvisation
workshop 2: cooking with biological vegetables

13 October
Wereldkeuken event: harvest celebration feast including biological meal



Badhuis Leidsebuurt, Leidseplein 49, Haarlem;

Eef en Lien, Zijlsingel 2 Haarlem;

Het Land, Witte van Haemstedelaan 72, Haarlem;

Wij Telen Groente, De Kas, Kleverlaan 9, Haarlem;

Wereldkeuken/Pletterij, Lange Herenvest 122, Haarlem.

Wereldtuin/Buurttuin, Belgiëlaan 2, Haarlem.