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.

*Due to the epidemiological situation, we have postponed our upcoming events. In the meantime there is plenty to enjoy online!


Online culture

Music

Muziek als Vak with László Nemes

The international course ´Muziek als Vak´ from the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague will be hosting 10 classes with Hungarian teacher László Nemes the coming school year. The (online) course focusses on all aspects of the Kodály method for music education and is for everyone interested in the education of music. Registration is still open.

Residentieorkest

The Residentie Orkest is back on stage and shares three live recordings with us.They cannot admit any public yet, but they can let us enjoy the Romanian Folk Dances by Béla Bartók from our homes.

Zeneakadémia

The Liszt Ferenc Music Academy in Budapest is broadcasting recordings from their archives three nights a week, on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays from 7.30 pm, on both their website and Facebook page 

The Pannon Philharmonic 

The Pannon Philharmonic shares their concert collection through their YouTube channel

Budapest Festival Orchestra 

On weekdays from 7.45 pm and for children on Sundays from 10 am, the Budapest Festival Orchestra performs through live streams.

Film 

Nemzeti Filmintézet – Filmarchívum 

The National Film Institute Hungary has opened up its Film Archive and made 90 online Hungarian films with English / French subtitles available online.

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.

Virtual and home activities by Budapest Festival and Tourism Centre

With an online feature Budapest Festival and Tourism Centre offers a way to enjoy the long days spent at home through a selection of virtual or home activities so everyone can feel like they are a little bit outdoor.

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

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.

Language

Debrecen Summer School 

Would you like to learn or improve your Hungarian this summer?
This year you can join the Hungarian courses of the Debrecen Summer School from your home!
Courses are available from beginner to proficiency level.
First courses start June 8th.

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 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.