The Trade Office and the Cultural Department of the Embassy of Hungary in The Hague organize, promote and support various business and cultural events each year. The aim of these events is to show the best of what Hungary has to offer.

The event calendar on this page provides an overview of upcoming conferences, panel discussions, performances, festivals, exhibitions and workshops. The calendar is updated regularly. Should you wish to receive a monthly overview of this via e-mail, please subscribe to our newsletter.

Videos of past events may be viewed on our YouTube channel.

October

Exhibitions ‘Poetry Images’

Tuesday 28 September – Wednesday 8 December
Amsterdam Public Library (OBA), Oosterdokskade 143, Amsterdam

Wednesday 6 October – Sunday 31 October
De Bibliotheek Emmen, Noorderplein 101, Emmen

In the coming weeks the library in Amsterdam (OBA) and the library in Emmen are displaying works from the travelling exhibition ‘Poetry Images’ curated by art historian Emese Révész. ‘Poetry Images’ reveals the story of Hungarian children's book illustrations with the work of 37 designers from the '60s and '70s as well as contemporary artists. With a selection of drawings, the exhibitions in Amsterdam and Emmen show the richness of Hungarian illustration, from symbolism to grotesque, and invites spectators to the fascinating world of poetry and fairy tales. 

 

Children’s workshops ‘Poetry Images’

Illustration workshop: ‘Create your own fantasy world’ (6 – 10 yrs)
Sunday 24 October 13:00 & 15:00 (Duration: ± 75 minutes)
Amsterdam Public Library (OBA), Oosterdokskade 143, Amsterdam

Two special workshops for children are organized around the travelling exhibition ‘Poetry Images’. On 24 October in Amsterdam, children (ages 6 – 10) will be guided through the exhibition by illustration duo Studio Netto and illustrate their own fantasy world with ecoline and wax crayon. There are two sessions, one at 13:00 and one at 15:00. Both workshops are in Dutch.

 

23 October - Memorial Day of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and War of Independence
Saturday 23 October 14.00 – 18:00
Kloosterkerk, Lange Voorhout 4, The Hague

On 23 October, the Hungarian Federation in the Netherlands and the Mikes Kelemen Circle are organizing a commemoration for the 65th anniversary of the 1956 Revolution and the War of Independence. The event also marks the 70th anniversary of the Mikes Kelemen Circle in the Netherlands. Visit the website of the Federation to learn more about the programme with a.o. the Amsterdam Hungarian Choir, The Hague Hungarian Choir and pianist Valentina Tóth. 

 

EUNIC Filmdagen: Archaeology of Love
Thursday 28 – Sunday 31 October
Online

After taking part in numerous international cinematographic events, EUNIC Netherlands (the network of European cultural institutes in the Netherlands) initiates its own film festival, displaying the rich European variety of films to the public in the Netherlands.
The Embassy of Hungary participates with the film Eternal Winter (Örök tél). A film directed by Attila Szász starring Marina Gera, who won the International Emmy Award for best actress for her performance as Irén. Eternal Winter tells the true story of an unlikely romance in a Soviet labor camp. Click here for the trailer. This film was made with the support of the Gulag Memorial Committee.
The EUNIC Filmdagen: Archaeology of Love will take place over four days, from 28 to 31 October. A selection of eight European films will be available for free on the online platform eunicfilmdagen.nl. Registration has now opened.

 

November

Concerts Ingenium Trio

Saturday 6 November - Sunday 14 November
Various locations throughout the Netherlands, including the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam

The Ingenium Trio met eachother during their studies at the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest. Violinist Ke Li was already successful in her native country China and Hungarian cellist Mátyás Hotzi and pianist András Moldoványi, had already attracted attention in Hungary as soloists. This young new sensation among piano trios will perform works from Mozart, Beethoven and Rachmaninoff.

 

Online screening of The Whiskey Bandit (A Viszkis)

Sunday 21 November
Online

On 21 November the Hungarian film The Whiskey Bandit (A Viszkis) will be made available online to all those who are interested and live in The Netherlands (the film has English subtitles). 

Directed by Nimród Antal the film tells the story of one man who between 1993 and 1999 robbed 29 financial institutions in Budapest.. Banks, post offices and even travel agencies fell victim to his crime spree. The police had no leads and no hope of finding him during his six-year stint. The only clue left behind at the crime scenes was the distinct aroma of whiskey. The media christened him the “Whiskey Bandit”. Never physically harming anyone, many began to eagerly follow his escapades through the media. A Transylvanian immigrant, who also happened to be a goalie for one of the city's largest hockey teams, named Attila Ambrus, was finally identified as the “Whiskey Bandit”. The police had finally captured him... or so they thought.

To receive the link to the film on 21 November please register via email before 19 November. 

 

Future of Europe: Green Deal after COP26 - panel discussion

Tuesday 23 November 15.00 - 17.00 
Leonardo Royal Hotel, Van Stolkweg 1,  The Hague

In the framework of the Hungarian V4 Presidency, the Embassy of Hungary in the Hague is organizing a panel discussion on the topic Future of Europe: Green Deal after COP26, on 23rd November 2021 at the Leonardo Royal Hotel in The Hague. The speakers will be Mr Peter Balík, Director General of Section Innovations, Strategic Investments and Analyses at the Ministry of Investment, Regional Development and Informatization of the Slovak Republic, Mr Sebastian Barkowski, Special Envoy for International Climate and Energy Cooperation, Ministry of Climate and Environment of the Republic of Poland, Mr Václav Bartuška, Special Envoy for Energy Security from Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, and Ms Barbara Botos, Deputy State Secretary for Climate Policy, Ministry of Innovation and Technology of Hungary. The event will be moderated by Mr René van Hell, Director Inclusive Green Growth, Ambassador for Sustainable Development, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands.

 

 

Online culture 

Music

Zeneakadémia

The Liszt Ferenc Music Academy in Budapest is broadcasting online on both their website

The Pannon Philharmonic 

The Pannon Philharmonic shares their concert collection through their YouTube channel

Budapest Festival Orchestra 

The Budapest Festival Orchestra performs through live streams.

Tourism 

WOW Hungary – 360 experience 

Until we can travel again, Hungary-Enthusiasts can pay a visit digitally by following the Hungarian Tourism Agency for great online touristic experiences such as a 360 degrees interactive map.

Culinary Giro d´Italia online

The Giro d´Italia had to be postponed, but Dolcevia.com is making sure you don't have to miss out on beautiful imagery of Hungary by organizing a digital tour full of tips and delicious recipes, including personal recommendations from Ambassador Kocsis. Hopefully we can soon visit Sümeg Castle and Hotel Kapitány Wellness in real life, but for now you can read about the first 3 stages of the tour online.

Drone imagery of empty Budapest 

Expert drone photographer Péter Kálló has used his experience and customized machine to capture the beautiful streets and squares of Budapest now that they are empty of people and traffic.

Budapest awaits!

Dance 

Recirquel Company Budapest: The Naked Clown 

In this spectacular production, accompanied and expanded with live music and dancers, are the acrobat artists of the Recirquel Company Budapest, a contemporary circus company. The show traverses the borders of circus arts, dance, theatre and music. The company invited five dancers and four trampoline artists to take part in the year-long creation of The Naked Clown.

Museums

Online exhibition about Ignaz Semmelweis

Ignaz Semmelweis (1818 – 13 August 1865) was a Hungarian physician and scientist, now known as an early pioneer of antiseptic procedures. Described as the "saviour of mothers", Semmelweis discovered that the incidence of puerperal fever (also known as "childbed fever") could be drastically cut by the use of hand disinfection in obstetrical clinics. This website is created, operated and copyrighted by HNM SEMMELWEIS MUSEUM, LIBRARY AND ARCHIVE OF THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE, BUDAPEST, HUNGARY.

The Hungarian National Gallery 

The Hungarian National Gallery with Hungarian and foreign works of art shares their exhibition in English online.

The Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest 

The Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest is currently showcasing its most valuable treasures on their website.

Hungarian National Museum 

It is now possible to view the 50 most valuable objects of the Hungarian National Museum online.

Kiscelli Museum 

The Kiscelli museum tells the history of Budapest through the Story of the Bridges.

The Ludwig Museum 

The Ludwig Museum has gathered all the content in one place for you to enjoy from your home.

Museum of Applied Arts 

Take a virtual walk through the Museum of Applied Arts.

Literature 

Babelmatrix

Literature plays a great part in learning about the cultures of each other. Thanks to the efforts of literary translators, literature is transmitted from one language to the other. Start your literary adventure enjoying the literatures of Visegrad countries in your mother tongue through the Babelmatrix, a multidimensional-multilingual web anthology, which is displaying parallelly the original and the translated works.

For more Hungarian literature (in English) visit:

Hungarian Folk Tales

Hungarian literature online

Hungarian Electronic Library

Eight Hungarian Poets: Zsófia Balla, Zoltán Böszörményi, Árpád Farkas, Gizella Hervay, Sándor Kányádi, Aladár Lászlóffy, Domokos Szilágyi and Géza Szőcs translated by Paul Sohar. 

- For more Hungarian poetry: https://thehighwindowpress.com/2019/06/17/hungarian-poetry

Petőfi Literary Museum 

The Petőfi Literary Museum has published the English summary of the exhibition Who am I? , which presents the life of the Hungarian poet Sándor Petőfi, online.

Magda Szabó Memorial Museum 

One of the great Hungarian novelists of the 20th century, Magda Szabó’s life is commemorated in the school that she frequented as a child in Debrecen. The exhibition can now also be visited online.

Photography

Hungary Photo Competition

In 2019, the Hungarian government announced 365 photo competitions in Hungary. Amateur and professional photographers submitted more than 20,000 images in three categories. Have a look at the works judged to be the best, including award-winning images.