From June 18th to 26th, Dutch Caribbean Shark Week will take place throughout the Kingdom. In the Netherlands, as well as on the islands Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, St. Eustatius and St. Maarten, numerous events and activities will be hosted highlighting the importance of better protection of sharks. Jörgen Raymann is an ambassador for Save Our Sharks, who organizes Dutch Caribbean Shark Week. On June 18th, Jörgen will kick off the week in Rotterdam after which he will visit each of the participating Dutch Caribbean islands.
In the Netherlands, the Royal Burgers’ Zoo hosts a Shark Weekend on June 18 and 19, with information stands, lectures, tours behind the scenes, and a scavenger hunt for the kids. And on Monday, there will a temporary Shark Pop-up Store in De Hallen in Amsterdam where products will be sold with shark inspired designs. The inventory consists of unique accessories for the house, clothing, postcards, jewelry, bags, and art. At different beaches and aquaria, people can participate in activities and events specially organized for Shark Week, such as lecture nights, movie nights, and nature walks to find shark and ray eggcases. De week’s finale will be held in Sea Life Scheveningen.
On the Caribbean islands, the week is filled with special activities. For instance a Shark Color Run on Saba, a Shark Splash Fun Day on St. Eustatius, a kayak tour on Curacao, an art contest on Bonaire, and shark dives on St. Maarten. And customary to the Caribbean, evening events will be festivities full of music and food. The popular Curaçaoan singer Tio Ali has composed a special song for Shark Week, which he will perform in Curaçao during the week.