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.
Official opening Petőfi200 exhibition
Thursday 1 June – Friday 30 June
Official opening Thursday 8 June, 19:00
Bibliotheek Leidschenveen, Emmy Belinfantedreef 7, The Hague
Between 1 and 30 June 2023, the Embassy of Hungary in The Hague is pleased to present the ‘Petőfi200 exhibition’ at the Bibliotheek Leidschenveen to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the revolutionary, national hero and poet Sándor Petőfi (1823-1849). In the just 26 years of his lifetime, he wrote nearly 1,000 poems and had a great impact on world literature. He was also a key figure in the revolution of 1848 in Hungary and the author of the poem ‘National Song’. The exhibition (in English) focuses on Petőfi's biography, poetic quotes and the historical context of his time.
On 8 June 2023, the exhibition will be officially opened by H.E. Mr András Kocsis, Ambassador of Hungary to the Netherlands. At the festive event, a guest lecture (in Dutch) will be given by historian and associate professor Orsolya Réthelyi, Head of Department of Netherlandic Studies at the Eötvös Loránd University of Budapest.
For the official opening on 8 June 2023, registration is required. For registration, please visit the event page.
Concert Hungarian Choir of The Hague and Lakó Sándor Chamber Orchestra
Sunday 11 June, 19:00
Heilige Familiekerk, Kamoerfoelieplein 29, The Hague
On 11 June 2023, the Hungarian Choir of the Hague and Lakó Sándor Chamber Orchestra from Kecskemét (Hungary) are performing together at the Heilige Familiekerk in The Hague. Guided by Katalin Kovács and Erika Kulcsár, the choir, orchestra and instrumental and vocal solists will present Hungarian music. Entrance is free. Visit the event page for more information.
Róbert Laczkó Vass: PETŐFI LIVE!
Wednesday June 14, 19:30
Haagse Kunstkring, Denneweg 64, The Hague
The Embassy of Hungary in The Hague together with the Mikes Kelemen Circle in the Netherlands is pleased to announce the concert ‘PETŐFI LIVE!’ to be held on 14 June 2023 at the Haagse Kunstkring in The Hague. Actor Róbert Vass Laczkó will perform in honour of the 200th birth anniversary of the Hungarian poet Sándor Petőfi. As his life path can best be known from his poems, ‘PETŐFI LIVE!’ will bring his poetry as part of a musical performance. The concert strives to show the revolutionar and make him recognizable to people of all ages. The concert (in Hungarian) is free, but prior registration is required.
Exhibition about the childen trains
Sunday 18 June – Sunday 1 October
Van ‘t Lindenhoutmuseum, Scherpenkampweg 58, Nijmegen
Between 18 June and 1 October 2023, the Van 't Lindenhout Museum will present the exhibition 'Destination: Hope' (in Dutch) about the Hungarian children trains. Between 1920 and 1930 – as part of a humaniatarian action – 30,000 Hungarian children came to the Netherlands for a short or longer period of time to recover from the trials they endured in the First World War and during the subsequent time in Hungary. The exhibition highlights a number of personal stories as well. On 15 July and 27 August 2023, Van 't Lindenhout Museum will organize concerts with Hungarian classical music.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.