Do you enjoy trivia? Does your geographical expertise or memorization of football line ups impress your friends? Put that knowledge to good use at a local pub quiz and you might even be rewarded with prizes.
Get your fix of trivia right on campus. The cafe at sports centre regularly hosts a quiz with questions on a wide range of topics. The next one, being held in October, will be hosted by a professional quiz master. “Pub quizzes are very popular in Delft and all across the Netherlands,” says Chris Piguillet, from PubQuizMaster, the company that hosts the quiz at the Sports Centre. “You don’t have to be intelligent to win at the quiz or to have fun there. It’s a great way to hang out with friends and even a good family affair,” he adds. Given that the participants at this quiz will mostly be students, the questions will steer clear of the 50s and 60s. “It will be fairly contemporary general knowledge, television, music and so one.” You don’t need to register in advance but the quiz is typically crowded, so get there well before time to ensure your team a spot.
Next quiz: October 11 at 9PM
Address: Sport en Cultuur, TU Delft
If you’re good at trivia, you might even win a bottle of beer. The entry fee is one euro per person and teams typically have five members. “The quiz is in Dutch, but the questions are really international. There are a lot of questions about movies and rounds with pictures and several other categories that everyone can try,” says Marijke Vuik, the owner. The pub only accepts fifteen teams, so be sure book in advance on Facebook or their website.
Next quiz: October 20
Address: Vrouwjuttenland 17, Delft
Biercafé ’t Proeflokaal
Held in English, the pub quiz at Proeflokaal is popular with the internationals of the city. The quiz has a fixed format with multiple rounds on different categories including music, geography, Hollywood and history. The quiz is held on the last Thursday of every month. You can register on the night of the event. It starts at 9PM but get there early, because they often fill up.
Next quiz: October 31
Address: Gasthuislaan 36-38, Delft
O’Casey’s Irish Pub & Restaurant
If you can’t wait a whole month for your trivial pursuit, head to Den Haag. O’Casey’s Irish Pub has been hosting a quiz every Thursday night for the last 15 years. Held in English and Dutch, the quiz is often hosted by QuestionMark, a popular quizmaster. “While some nights are busier than others, an average quiz night has about 15 teams, so if you’re coming in a big group it’s best to book in advance,” says Jim Bowers, one of the managers of the pub. Entry fee is five euros and questions are on general knowledge topics.
Next quiz: Every Thursday night
Address: Noordeinde 140, Den Haag
Plan your week by your quizzes. O’Sheas in Rotterdam hosts a quiz night every Tuesday. Divided into six rounds, it includes a picture round and a music round. All questions are in Dutch and English. “Each team has five members and we are packed every week. Students, expats, people who drop in en route from work – we get people from everywhere,” says John Derous, a bartender at O’Sheas. The quiz starts at 8pm, so get in early to grab a good seat. Next quiz: Every Tuesday night
Address: Lijnbaan 37-39, Rotterdam
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First published in TU Delta on September 30. Read the series here.