Saturday 6 September 2014

A wave of global culture will sweep through The Hague during the second annual Embassy Festival, taking place on Saturday, 6 September 2014 from 12:00 – 21:00 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 organized 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.





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.

Kilkenny School of Irish dance
No Blues
King Dalton
Alex Vargas
Paco Rentería



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.




In the Creative Arena almost anything goes, from authors reading from their unique travelling stories to traditional dancing and even to ancient literature brought to life.



The many participating Hague-based embassies and organisations form the basis of this surprising and unique event, so it’s little surprise that visitors will be treated to a fully-fledged international market where the most unique aspects of various parts of the world will be represented through characteristic features, activities and products.



The Embassy Festival is an enjoyable getaway for the whole family, with a programme that will delight both young and old. The Kids Compound is especially created for our youngest visitors. Kids can train their sense of rhythm during a cracking Capoeira workshop and in the Musical Playground. Or they start tinkering and use their imagination and creativity to create a new world. Or they get turned into a real bear, princess or crocodile with the aid of skilfully make-up artists.