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.


Film by the Sea

Friday 13 September - Sunday 22 September

Between 13-22 September, the international film festival Film by the Sea, the fourth biggest festival of The Netherlands, has its 21st edition in the coastal city of Vlissingen. The Hungarian film Egy Nap (One Day – 2018) has been selected to be screened three times throughout the festival. One Day features the life of a mother, caught in the relentlessness of daily life, between her work, her home and her children.

Screening sessions:
Monday 16/9 14:00, Vlissingen Filmtheater
Wednesday 18/9 16:30, CineCity
Friday 20/9 10:30, CineCity


Brassai retrospective

Friday 13 September – Wednesday 4 December

Between 13 September and 4 December, Foam, the photography museum in Amsterdam, exhibits the first retrospective of Brassaï in the Netherlands. The photographer of Hungarian descent is considered a key figure of 20th-century photography. Brassaï (1899-1984) created countless iconic images of the Parisian life in the 1930’s. He was famous for capturing the grittier aspects of the city, but also documented high society, including the ballet, opera and intellectuals - among them his friends and contemporaries like Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí and Henri Matisse. The exhibition at Foam traces his career with over 170 vintage prints, plus a selection of drawings and documentary material.

European Day of Languages

Thursday 26 September, 17:30 -19:30

September 26 is the European Day of Languages, an annual celebration day to celebrate linguistic diversity in Europe and promote language learning. EUNIC NL, the partnership of national institutions for culture in The Netherlands, organizes a so-called speak date evening in the Bibliotheek of Rotterdam. Learn about the 20 different languages, including Hungarian, that will be present in a fun and easy way at this public event.  



Concert of the Budapest Symphony Orchestra MÁV in Amsterdam

Sunday 6 October from 14.15 - 16.30

The Concertgebouw’s famous Main Hall is one of the best concert halls in the world, well-known for its exceptional acoustics and special atmosphere. Previously, artists like Gustav Mahler, Richard Strauss, Igor Stravinsky and Sergei Rachmaninoff have played here.
This time the Budapest Symphony Orchestra MÁV will perform in the main hall of the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. The concert will feature works by Beethoven, Brahms and Doppler. The concert is organized by the Sinfonia Rotterdam.
Orchestra: Budapest Symphony Orchestra MÁV
Performers: Minji Kim (soprano), Stefano Maffizzoni (flute), Marco Sollini (piano), Misha Tisarevsky (violin), Meehae Ryo (cello)
Dirigent: Eduard Topchjan



Documentary ‘A Life in Hungary’ with Ragazze Quartet

Friday 1 November, 2019, 13:00 - 17:30

The documentary ‘A Life in Hungary’ shows how Klári, a Hungarian woman born in 1922, survives disruptive changes in Hungary. She tells stories of her life which help us to better imagine the history of Hungary from the end of World War I until the time after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Her stories are dramatic but often also very funny. Parts of the documentary will be intertwined with music of Béla Bartók’s performed live by the Ragazze Quartet. The women of the Ragazze Quartet got five stars in the Dutch newspaper de Volkskrant for their CD with the string quartets of Béla Bartók. Before the presentation of the documentary filmmaker Frank Ottenhoff will have a talk with Gábor Dzsingisz former state secretary (CDA) and Casper Thomas editor about nowadays Hungary. The central question of the discussion is: what led to the current situation in the Hungarian society? And what’s the role of history as shown by ‘A Life in Hungary’.



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