Saturday 2 September 2017


A wave of global culture will sweep through The Hague during the fifth annual Embassy Festival, taking place on Saturday, 2 September 2016 from 12:00 – 20:00 on the picturesque Lange Voorhout. Tempt the senses through an exploration of international music, cuisine and culture in a varied, FREE of charge programme which promises to delight and entertain audiences of all ages. Expect an innovative musical programme featuring pop, jazz, folk and classical music, as well as culinary delights, theatre, literature, art and activities spanning all corners of the globe. Stroll the tree-lined boulevard of the Lange Voorhout and soak up the many charms our beautiful world has to offer.


The Embassy Festival is organised in close co-operation with the Municipality of The Hague’s Department of International Affairs and the city’s many embassies, spotlighting the different cultures that reside in the Dutch administrative capital.


Participating embassies in 2016: Australia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bolivia, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Curacao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Egypt, France, Georgia, Guatemala, Haiti, Hungary, Ireland, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, Ukraine, Palestinian Mission, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sudan, Thailand, Turkey, USA, Vietnam, South Africa





The musical experience of this stage offers a rich palette of currents from the most diverse countries. Elements of jazz, singer-songwriter, indie pop, flamenco, folk and blues intertwine in an innovative and, at times unexpected, programme.




A stone’s throw away from the city’s historic concert halls, opera houses and art galleries, The Hague’s Lange Voorhout makes the perfect backdrop for the international classical programme. In this setting, audiences have the opportunity to savour some the world’s most exciting contemporary performers in engaging concerts celebrating the vitality and diversity of musical culture.




The Kids Compound is especially created for our youngest visitors.





In the Creative Arena almost anything goes, from dances to all kinds of traditional music.



The International market is the heart of the Embassy Festival, this is where you can surf the wave of global delights. Meander across the tree-lined boulevard and expect to feel like you’re in ten different countries at once. You will experience the most unique aspects of various parts of the world, with culinary delights, worldly handicrafts, wines from undiscovered regions and special coffees: You will feel like an absolute world traveller!