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.

 

May

Extra screening of Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time by Hungarian director Lili Horvát

Wednesday 18 May 19:00
Louis Hartlooper Complex, Tolsteegbrug 1, Utrecht

 
The Eastern Neighbours Film Festival (ENFF), which brings exciting, relevant cinema from East, Southeast and Central Europe to the Netherlands, organizes an extra screening of Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time by Hungarian director Lili Horvát in May for those who missed the festival in April. Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time is an intriguing psychological thriller. Márta, a forty-year-old neurosurgeon, falls in love. She leaves her shining American career behind and returns to Budapest to start a new life with the man. But the love of her life claims they have never met before... Watch the trailer here. The screening takes place in the Louis Hartlooper Complex in Utrecht and will be followed with a Q&A with producer Dóra Csernátony and a Hungarian drink and bite.

 

Songs from the Pantry gastroconcert


Monday, May 23. 19.00
TR Schouwburg, Schouwburgplein 25, 3012 CL Rotterdam

The O. Festival (Festival for Opera. Music. Theatre) presents Songs from the Pantry from Catwalk Concert Productions and Soharóza. The gastroconcert was created with the advice of Hungarian gastroblogger Zsófi Mautner. The show's topicality is due to the fact that it addresses themes, both musically and visually, related to our changing gastronomic habits during the COVID-19 quarantine. In the gastroconcert, the performers explore the transformation of baking and cooking habits from grandmotherly methods to current hipster trends, takeout culture, and many other elements of the quarantine lifestyle.

June

Tuesday, 7th of June, 17.30-19.30
Hotel Hilton, Den Haag, Zeestraat 35, 2518 AA
 
The next event of the Hungarian Scholars' Club in the Netherlands will take place on 7th of June, in The Hague. In his presentation, our guest speaker Dr. Tamás Szili-Török, MD, associate professor at the department of Cardiology, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, will talk about the main possibilities, benefits and potential future of using medical robots, especially in his own field, cardiology.

 

Panel discussion on Transatlantic cooperation from Visegrád perspective

Thursday 9 June, 15.00-18.00
Carlton Ambassador Hotel, Sophialaan 2, 2514 JP Den Haag

In the framework of the Hungarian Presidency 2021/2022 of the Visegrád Group the Embassy of Hungary in The Hague together with the Embassies of the Czech Republic, the Slovak Republic and Poland organises a panel discussion on Transatlantic cooperation from Visegrád perspective.

Panelists from the V4 countries: 
Daniel Koštoval (Czech Republic), Senior Fellow, Prague Centre for Transatlantic Relations
Frank Füredi (Hungary), Emeritus professor, University of Kent
Beata Górka-Winter (Poland), Assistant professor, University of Warsaw
Pavol Demeš (Slovakia), Foreign policy analyst
MODERATOR: Pete Hoekstra, Former US ambassador to the Netherlands

Entry is free, but registration is needed before 30 May @ event.hga@mfa.gov.hu.

 

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.