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.

 

February

World Aquatics Championships


Friday 2 – Sunday 18 February 2024
Doha, Qatar

Between 2 – 18 February, the World Aquatics Championships will take place in Doha. The Hungarian men’s waterpolo team, the reigning world champions, will start the championships in group D against Kazakhstan and Italy. The women’s waterpolo team will start in group C with Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. Butterfly king Kristof Milák will try to defend his titles as well. An exciting series of events to follow. For updates on all competing Hungarian athletes and water sports represented in Doha, please visit https://www.worldaquatics.com/.

 

György Vashegyi conducting Le roi d’Ys by Édouard Lalo


Saturday 3 February 2024, 13:30 – 16:15
Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Concertgebouwplein 10, Amsterdam

On 3 February, Hungarian conductor György Vashegyi will present the French opera Le roi d’Ys by late-romantic composer Édouard Lalo in the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. Vashegyi (born on 13 April 1970 in Budapest) is an award winning conductor and harpsichordist, and was the president of the Hungarian Academy of Arts from 2017 until 2023.  The music will be performed by the Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra, Hungarian National Choir and several soloists. 

 

Busó festivities in Mohács

© Adam Miklos

Thursday 8 - Tuesday 13 February 2024 
Mohács

February usually represents the month of carnival. In some parts of the Netherlands, but also in Mohács, Hungary. The Busó festivities (HU: Busójárás) is the annual celebration held at the end of the Carnival season ("Farsang"), ending the day before Ash Wednesday. The celebration features Busós (people wearing traditional masks) and includes folk music, masquerading, parades and dancing. Busójárás lasts six days. It starts on a Thursday, followed by the biggest celebration, Farsang (Farsang Sunday) and ends with Farsangtemetés (Burial of Farsang). These traditional festivities have been inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity of the UNESCO in 2009 and thus are worth a visit.

 

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.