Consulate General of the Netherlands in Istanbul, Turkey

Cultural Agenda 2014

In this cultural agenda you can find the upcoming Dutch events in Istanbul. Related links: www.nv-istanbul.org / www.nihankara.org / www.nit-istanbul.org/ www.sica.nl/buitengaats

January

8 January 2014

Fashion show 'The Orange House'

On the 8th of January Turkish/Dutch fashion designer Suheyla Sahil will hold a fashion show for her brand ‘The Orange House’ at the Palais de Hollande in Istanbul. She gets her inspiration from the history and heritage of the Ottoman Empire. In her designs, she also encorporates the ‘east meets west’ of Istanbul, the only city situated on two continents. 

Due to limited capacity this event is for invitees only.

18 January 2014

Shell ECO Marathon presentation

On the 18th of January, Shell will hold a presentation at the Netherlands Consulate General for participating students of the Shell Eco Marathon of 2014. The Shell ECO Marathon is one of the world’s biggest student competitions that has to do with innovation and sustainability. The competition is held each year in Europe, North- and South-America. The Shell ECO Marathon 2014 will take place in Rotterdam. Shell Eco-marathon challenges student teams from around the world to design, build and test ultra-energy-efficient vehicles. With annual events first in the Americas, then Europe and Asia, the winners are the teams that go the furthest using the least amount of energy. The events spark debate about the future of mobility and inspire young engineers to push the boundaries of fuel efficiency.

 

February

20 February 2014

Tour Karsu Dönmez

Turkish/Dutch singer and pianist Karsu Dönmez will tour through Turkey in February. On the 17th she will start her tour with a concert in Ankara, followed on the 18th by a concert in Izmir. On the 20th of February she will give a concert in Istanbul at Zorlu Center. She combines jazz, blues, pop and ethnical influences in her music. From an early age Karsu has performed on many local and international stages, such as the renowned Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the North Sea Jazz Festival, the Istanbul Jazz Festival and – twice – at the legendary Carnegie Hall in New York.

20 February 2014

20:30 Istanbul Zorlu Center PSM

For tickets, please go to: http://www.biletix.com/etkinlik/RKYKC/ANKARA/tr

 

March

18 & 20 March 

Screening "Don't Shoot the Messenger" at International Filmmor Women's Film Festival

The 12th edition of the International Filmmor Women’s Film Festival will be held this year between 15 and 23 March 2014. Filmmor is the leading women's film festival on wheels in Turkey, organized by women for women. During the festival Dutch movie ‘Don’t Shoot the Messenger’ will be screened twice.
The movie tells the story about the Occupy movement in Amsterdam. The filmmakers follow four idealists during Occupy Amsterdam that evolved into a city camping site with concerts, discussions and chaos. The festival has screenings in Istanbul but will also travel to Mersin, Adana and Muğla.
Screenings ‘Don’t Shoot The Messenger’:
- 18 March – 13.30, Pera Museum
- 20 March – 17.30, Institut Francais
For more information: http://www.filmmor.org/

31 March  

TEDx viewing party at the Dutch chapel

On the 31th The Dutch Consulate General will organize a 'viewing party’ to the TEDxBinnenhof program on the same day in The Hague in the Netherlands. Any official location where you can watch the live-stream of the TEDxBinnenhof programme brought to you from the The Hague is referred to as a viewing party. The Consulate General will live-broadcast a part of the Binnenhof programme. Apart from that we will organize our own event. Design Thinker Cor Noltee is invited as a creative speaker. He will be give a TEDx talk about how to unlock you creative potential. In his inspirational, fast paced talk he will reveal his secret on value creation. A personal, seriously funny story about snoozing, kabouters and bananas. Our second speaker is Jos Rooijakkers from the WakaWaka foundation.The Foundation aims to make solar energy available to people living at the bottom of the pyramid. Most people living at the bottom of the Pyramid want solar energy in the first place to charge their phones (instead of lighting a kerosine lamp) in order to stay in contact with family. The viewing party event will be moderated by Dutch comedian Rayen Panday.

 

April

1 April

Show Rayen Panday

On Tuesday April 1st, Dutch comedian Rayen Panday will perform in the Dutch chapel of Consulate General of the Netherlands. In 2008 Rayen wan de personalityprize at the Groninger Student Cabaret Festival. Since 2010 he is the permanent employee at the Comede Café in Amsterdam. The show will be in Dutch and is aimed at the Dutch community in Istanbul. Time: 19.30 - 21.00.

3 & 4 April

Workshop Brigit Kooijman 

On the 3th and 4th of April Dutch journalist Brigit Kooijman will give two workshops on interviewing techniques at NIT
(Netherlands Institute in Turkey). Dutch-speaking alumni and others who are a journalist, a writer or interested in gaining expertise in conducting interviews and writing texts based on interviews can sign up via the website of NIT.
For more information about the content of the workshops and registration see: www.nitistanbul.org/WorkshopJournalistiek.html
www.brigitkooijman.nl/weblog/workshopsinterviewen

9 April

Concert Collegium Musicum Den Haag at the International Istanbul Opus Amadeus Chamber Music Festival

During the 3th edition of the Istanbul International Opus Amadeus Chamber Music Festival young Dutch ensemble Collegium Musicum Den Haag will render a program that includes works from the Baroque era, works from Carl Philip Emanuel Bach and Johann Christian Bach (sons of the great Johann-Sebastian Bach).
Date: 9th of April 2014
Place: Saint-Antoine Church, İstiklal Caddesi No: 171
34433, Beyoğlu, Istanbul
Time: 20.30
More information: opusamadeus.com/?post_type=tribe_events

25 April

King's Day reception

This year will be the first King's Day celebration since Willem-Alexander became the new King of the Netherlands on 30 April 2013. A King's Day reception will be organized at Palais de Hollande between 19.30 - 21.30. From 21.30 onwards there will be a parade in front of the Consulate General of the Netherlands. The parade will walk to 360Istanbul where the afterparty will be held.

The King's Day reception is for invitees only.

25 April 

King's day afterparty with the JockeyBoys

King's Day's afterparty will be celebrated at 360Istanbul starting at 22:00. The Dutch JockeyBoys will be the DJ's of the evening. They will play at the balcony of the club with a dynamic combination of electronic dance music.

Venue: 360Istanbul, Istiklal Street, Mısır Apartment 8th
Floor No: 163 Beyoglu
Time: 22:00hrs
Contact: 360istanbul.com/eng/index1.html
Jockeyboys: www.jockey-boys.com/

25 April 

King's day afterparty with Chocolate Puma

On the 26th of April the celebration will carry on in The Hall with the performance Of Dutch star Dj duo ChocolatePuma, hosted by Dj Serhab Sabanlar.

Venue: The Hall Istanbul, Küçükbayram Sok. No:7 Beyoğlu, Istanbul
Time: 22:00hrs
Contact: info@thehallistanbul.com / 90 212 244 87 37
Chocolate Puma: www.chocolatepuma.com
Dress code: "wear orange"

May

2 - 8 May

Sinema Dance Film Festival Ankara
SinemaDansAnkara is a dance film festival taking place for the first time in Ankara and is a collaboration between ARES Production, Ankara Goethe Institute and The Netherlands Embassy in Ankara. The festival aims to introduce and promote dance film, by now an internationally acclaimed film genre, and to present distinguished and latest dance films to the audience in Ankara. By creating a platform, the festival also aims to support the production of dance films in Turkey. Fostering intercultural and artistic collaborations between Turkey, Germany, and The Netherlands, the festival also aims to enhance interdisciplinary and intercultural interactions.
More information about the festival:
www.sinemadansankara.org/
Note: All screenings are free of charge. Visitors can enter
the cinema 15 minutes before the screening starts.

5 - 11 May
Tanpinar Literature Festival

This year’s Tanpinar Literature Festival in Istanbul will be held between the 5th and 11th of May. The theme of this
year is City and Journey. 60 authors from all over the world will be present during the festival. We are proud that amongst them is the Dutch
author Douwe Draaisma (1953). He will take part in the programs ‘Flashbacks into History’ on May 6th and ‘On Borders’ on May 8th.
More information about the festival: http://www.itef.com.tr/

11 May
Europe Day

The "2014 Rhythm of Europe Street Festival", will be organised for the second time on 11 May in İstanbul on the occasion of the Europe Day. The Rhythm of Europe Street Festival shows EU’s “unity in diversity” and the richness of European culture, contributing to better understanding and reciprocal knowledge, thus reinforcing relations between the EU and Turkey.
The consulate general of the Kingdom of the Netherlands will present Saurus from Close-Act. Three big dinosaurs from the Netherlands will perform on  May at Kanyon square at 12:00 and 14.30 in the afternoon.

17 - 21 May

Masterclass Hellen van Meene 

Renowned Dutch photographer Hellen van Meene is giving a 5-days masterclass in Istanbul between the dates 17-21 May 2014, organised by Geniş Açı Project Office. During the masterclass, which is supported by Nikon Turkey and Kingdom of the Netherlands, participants will work on a project theme they’ll decide together with Van Meene.
For more information about the masterclass and to apply: http://www.gapo.org/?section=workshops&tag=hellen-van-meene-masterclass-17-21-may-2014. Applications are being accepted until April 11th.

21 May
Concert Karsu Donmez Ankara

Karsu Dönmez, Turkish young pianist born in the Netherlands will perform at the International Ankara Jazz Festival on May 21th. She creates her own style by blending jazz, soul and funk with Turkish music, Karsu is going to render beloved Turkish songs besides her own compositions at this concert.
Date: May 21th 2014
Time: 20:30
Venue: M.E.B. Sura Hall
More information: http://www.ankaracazfestivali.com/gig_details_en.php?
gig_id=245

24 May
European Jazz Trio
European Jazz Trio will be performing at Zorlu PSM Center as part of Bach Before & After – Bach Jazz Concerts on May 24, 2014. The European Jazz Trio, has been recording and performing since 1995. On each album, the trio has taken songs in every style, shape and color, and has given them a jazz interpretation. For the trio 'Jazz' means to have the freedom to combine and mix styles, melodies, sounds and rhythms to create something fresh and surprising.

 

June

 

6 June

DJ Tiesto in Black Box Istanbul
Black Box İstanbul will be opening its gates to with the performance of renowed Dutch DJ and producer Tiesto on the 6th of June
The concert starts at 22:00.
Website Black Box: blackboxistanbul.com/#!/en
Tickets for 6 June:
www.biletix.com/etkinlik/RKBB4/TURKIYE/en

13 June
Concert Ntjam Rosie Ankara

Cameroon born Dutch musician Ntjam Rosie will perform at the International Ankara Jazz Festival on June 13th.
She will be in Ankara for the first time to share her “adventurous” repertoire and energetic songs. Rosie, who assembles the rhythms of her motherland with Western tunes like soul and jazz, is preparing to meet the Ankara audience with her admirable colorful performance.
The performance of Ntjam Rosie is supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
Date: June 13th 2014
Time: 20:30
Venue: CerModern, Ankara
For more information and tickets:
www.ankaracazfestivali.com/gig_details_en.php?
gig_id=258

25 June
Book presentation Frederike Geerdink

Dutch author and journalist in Turkey Frederike Geerdink will hold a bookpresentation on her new book "De jongens zijn dood", on the Kurdish issue in Turkey. After the presentation there will be an autograph session. The presentation will be conducted in Dutch.
Date: 25 june 2014
Time: 19:30
Place: Dutch Chapel, entry via the visa entrance

24 - 27 June

Peacemakers 2014: Immigration: The Dutch and the Turkish youth
The theme of this year's Peacemakers programme is: How to Overcome Prejudice with Dignity. Immigration: The
Dutch and the Turkish youth. The programme will take place between 24 and 27 June 2014 and consists of a conference and a workshop. Consul General Robert Schuddeboom of the consulate general of the Kingdom of the Netherlands will be amongst the speakers.
Note: The conference is open to public, RSVP required. The application deadline for the workshop has closed.
Information: oip.ku.edu.tr/peacemakers
Phone: +90 212 338 1299
E-mail : peacemakers@ku.edu.tr

 

August

 

12 August

World Press Photo Exhibition

Interested in photography? Than you should definitely come to the World Press Photo Exhibition 2014 in Forum Istanbul Shopping Center from Wednesday 13 August till Tuesday 2 September. The exhibition is more than just a collection of top-quality photographs it offers the means to an increased awareness of global issues and situations.

Adres: 
Kocatepe mahallesi, Şehir Parkı Caddesi, Bayrampaşa 
Opening hours: Daily from 10.00 till 22.00

24 August

From Amsterdam to Istanbul by bike

On May 31th actress and comdian Funda Müjde has started a journey by Berkelbike from Amsterdam to Istanbul, covering 4000 km's in just 3 months time. Funda wants to raise awareness on just how important it is to be able to exercise, also for people with disabilities. After a long journey, she wil arrive today at the Consulate-General.

Want to know more about her adventures? Read her blog on www.stichtingbewegenisleven.nl (written in Dutch)

 

September

 

4 & 5 September

Theatre performance "Towbar Needed"

Thanks to Joost Peters, Honarary Consul of Turkey, Dutch artists Tjerk Ridder and Matthijs Spek will perform at the Dutch Consulate on the 4th (English spoken) and 5th (Dutch spoken) of September. Tjerk and journalist Peter Bijl hitchhiked from Utrecht (Holland) to Istanbul with a caravan, but without a car, to show that you need others to keep you going. Tjerk translated his impressions into a unique multimedia performance: "Towbar Needed". If you would like to attend the show please register via IST-PCZ@minbuza.nl

14 September

Open house Palais de Hollande

During Dutch Monumentsday - every second weekend of September- thousands of historical buildings in the Netherlands are open to the public. For this special occasion you can visit Palais de Hollande on the 13th of September from 12pm till 5pm. The Dutch consulate will organize free guided tours every hour. Experience: Modern diplomacy in a historical building. If you would like to join a tour, please register via IST-PCZ@minbuza.nl.

16 September

Startupbootcamp HighTechXL

On Tuesday the 16th of September Startupbootcamp HighTechXL will organize a pitch day in Istanbul at Palais de Hollande. Startupbootcamp HighTechXL is a business accelerator in Europe focusing entirely on High Tech startups and early stage companies. Currently they are looking for the best High Tech startups and early stage companies world-wide for its new program starting in November 2014. As part of that process, they will be travelling arount the world and organizing pitch days.

 17 September - 2 November

4th International Canakkale Biennial

The 4th International Canakkale Biennial will be conceived in consideration of the 100th year of WW1 (1914-2014) and will focus on the contemporary visual interpretation of this human tragedy and its political, economic, social and cultural consequences. It welcomes 37 artists from Bosnia-Herzegovina, Slovenia, Russia, Serbia, Romania, Lebanon, Palestine, Armenia, USA, Italy, Greece, Ireland, UK, France, Germany, Austria, Turkey, and the Netherlands to its main exhibition.

For further information, please visit:
http://www.canakkalebienali.com/tr/eng/index.html

Venues: in the center of Canakkale

18 September

Classical Summer Recital

On the 18th of September three opera divas: Joanna Mongiardo (USA), Gonca Gürses van Herpen (TR) and Anderske Kasperma (Nl) will perform at the Dutch Chapel in Istanbul. They will sing Lieder songs (German art songs from the Romantic period) and opera accompanied by a pianist. A Dutch song written by the famous Annie M.G. Schmidt is also on the list.

29 September - 1 November

Anne Frank exhibition Diyarbakir

Diyarbakir Sümerpark Ortak Yaşam Alanı Çocuk Destek Merkezi is hosting the exhibition ‘Anne Frank – A History for Today’ which is supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The Turkish – English exhibition focuses on the story of Anne Frank, the Holocaust and the lessons to be learned from this tragedy. The opening of the exhibition will be on the 29th of September and it will be open for public until the first of November 2014.

Venue: Sümerpark Ortak Yaşam Alanı Çocuk Destek Merkezi Yenişehir-Diyarbakır

 

October

 

October 9 – November 9

Silent Witnesses – Art exhibition by Paul Broekman & Willemijn Bouman

The Dutch artists Willemijn Bouman and Paul Broekman, both permanently living and making art in Cappadocia, Turkey, organize ‘Silent Witnesses’ (‘Sessiz Tanik’), an art exhibition in the Nevsehir Museum, based on Turkey’s cultural heritage.

11 - 17 October

Painting Exhibition Koenraad van Lier

Between October 11 and October 17, Dutch painter Koenraad Marinus van Lier, living in Istanbul since November 2013, will exhibit a selection of his paintings in TSKF BALAT KÜLTÜR EVİ. For an impression and more information, please visit: www.koenraadvanlier.com

14 October

NIT Lecture: Eva Mol (Leiden University)

Why are Egyptian obelisks displayed in the centers of Rome and Constantinople and why did Constantinople became Rome through the use of Egypt? The coming NIT lecture will present a part of Eva Mol's PhD research undertaken at the University of Leiden, which focused on the use of Egyptian objects in Roman house contexts.

For more information, please visit: www.nit-istanbul.org

21 October

Coffee-morning at the Consulate General

On tuesday the 21th of October the Consulate-General in corporation with the Nederlandse Vereniging Istanbul will host the first of a series of coffee-mornings for the Dutch community living in Istanbul.
Are you new in Istanbul, or have you been living here for quite a while?
Consul-General Robbert Schuddeboom invites you for 'Koffieochtend 4.0'.

Time: 10:30-12:00

Location: Palais de Hollande, Istiklal Caddesi 197, Beyoğlu, Istanbul

RSVP: IST@minbuza.nl

16 - 26 October

Istanbul International Puppet Festival

On this year's International Puppet Festival, which will be held between the 16th and 26th of October, the two Dutch participants Ulrike Quade and choreographer Nicole Beutler translate Sophocles’ original story into images and, in doing so, they make the tragedy of Antigone and Ismene’s unequal treatment palpable. The Japanese Bunraku puppets – Antigone, Ismene and Polyneices – are moved by three performers and appear to be actually dancing. They aren’t bound by gravity, by the rules of the body or the fear of death. The puppets are the protagonists and the performers make up the chorus; they consider, react and reflect. But it’s a paradox. It’s the chorus, in the supporting role, which holds the reins. In this game of manipulation, who’s pulling whose strings?

In addition, some events regarding the International Puppet Festival will be hosted in the Chapel of Dutch Consulate-General. For more information, venues and the programme, please visit: www.kuklaistanbul.com

October 25

Book signing session Murat Isik (Verloren Grond)

Verloren Grond (Lost Ground), is a story loosely based on Murat Isik’s family history, a story about a family ripped apart, due to fate, but also due its members own choices and actions. This appealing father-son story, about friendship, loss, and hope, is Murat Isik’s first novel, and it is translated and published in Turkish this October.

For this occasion, there will be a signing session by Murat Isik on the 25th of October, at Zorlu Centre D&R (16.00 pm).

 

November

 

November 1 - December 14

2nd Istanbul Design Biennial

On the 1st of November, the 2nd Istanbul Design Biennial will start, featuring a wide variety of international artists and studios. Among others, SALON/dantel will open in the Adahan Hotel, featuring a selection of artists and designers from the Netherlands, and Dutch artists Daan Roosegaarde and Reinier Bosch, internationally known for creating social designs that explore the reflection between people, technology and space, will bring two art/technology pieces to Istanbul, which will be exhibited at the Consulate and in the Adahan Hotel.

On the 1st of November, the Dutch Day, SALON/dantel will open its doors in the Adahan Hotel, accompanied by Daan Roosegaarde's LOTUS DOME. Roosegaarde's MARBLES will be exhibited in front of the Palais de Hollande from October 15 onwards.

For more information, please click here.

November 6 – November 8

Heritage, Tourism and Hospitality, International Conference 2014

Rotterdam School of Management/Erasmus University and Elgin & Co. (Netherlands), Boğaziçi University and Adnan Menderes University (Turkey) are pleased to announce the "Heritage, Tourism and Hospitality, International Conference 2014” and welcome all in the field of tourism and hospitality to participate in this event. The 2014 conference deals with the leading question: “how can tourism destination stakeholders succeed in creating, and presenting attractions that draw tourists, while simultaneously engaging stakeholders to contribute to the conservation of the tangible and intangible heritage assets as a mechanism of local planning and an integral component of the governance of sustainable host community development?”

Programme at Consulate General:
November 6, 18:00: Presentation IAmsterdam at the Dutch Chapel
                    19:00: Welcome Reception at the Palais de Hollande

For the entire programme and more information, please visit: www.heritagetourismhospitality.org/programme

November 7 – November 9

International Street Dance Carnival

The International Istanbul Street Dance Carnival will be organized for the sixth time this year bringing dancers together from Turkey and all around the world like every year. Additional to the Hip Hop Woman, Hip Hop Man, House Dance and Popping Category, FreeZone will be open to all the dancers and all dance disciplines for the first time.The jury members will be internationally successful dancers like previous years. They will also give dance workshops for all the amateur and professional dancers.

The event will start on November 7th and November 8th with workshops and Preselections of all categories + After Party.On the final day, November 9th, there will be Dance Battles, Jury performances, dance shows and jamming.

For more information, follow this link.

November 7

Holland Alumni network event Istanbul

Did you study in Holland and are you a Turkish citizen? On 7 November the Consul General of the Netherlands, Robert Schuddeboom, in cooperation with the Holland Alumni network of Nuffic would like to invite you to a Holland Alumni network and business event.

Time: 18:00-20:30 

Place: Consulate General of the Netherlands in Istanbul 
For more information, please follow this link.

November 13

Booklaunch Passage to Europe by Luuk van Middelaar

As financial turmoil in Europe preoccupies political leaders and global markets, it becomes more important than ever to understand the forces that underpin the European Union, hold it together and drive it forward. This timely book provides a gripping account of the realities of power politics among European states and between their leaders. Drawing on long experience working behind the scenes, Luuk van Middelaar captures the dynamics and tensions shaping the European Union from its origins until today.

The Passage to Europe has received the Socrates Prize for the best Dutch philosophy book and the European Book Prize 2012, and is now translated into Turkish. For this occasion, the official launch will be held at the Consulate General of the Netherlands

Location: Consulate General of the Netherlands, Istiklal Caddesi 197, 34433 Istanbul

Time: 19:30

RSVP: ist-pcz@minbuza.nl

November 14

Top 100DJs World Tour

On November 14, 2014, Top 100 DJs World Tour will be in Turkey with Dutch DJs ARMIN VAN BUUREN, MARTIN GARRIX, and SUNNERY JAMES & RYAN MARCIANO.

For more information, the time-table, and tickets, please follow this link.

November 20 – December 14

Exhibition Mehmet Tunali

On November 20, the exhibition ‘Mehmet Tunali in retrospective’ will be opened in Studios Cukurcuma. The exhibition will be open for public till December 13. Consul General Robert Schuddeboom and Cultural Attaché Jeroen Gankema will attend the opening of the exhibition. Mehmet Tunali (1955 – 2004) is an artist from Istanbul who grew up drawing caricatures on Istiklal Caddesi. Tunali spent two decades of his life in the Netherlands where he opened several solo-exhibitions. His dreamy, impressionist oil and water-based paintings feature both Amsterdam and various places in Turkey. It was his last wish that his paintings would be exhibited in Istanbul, ‘for all the people to see.’For more information, please follow this link.

Opening: Thursday, November 20nd at 7pm.

November 21

Laurenscantorij

On November the 21st, the Laurenscantorij, a semi-professional choir from the Netherlands, leaves its home base the Laurenschurch in Rotterdam for a performance in the Albert Long Hall in Istanbul. In this prestigious venue, Laurenscantorij will perform one of the heights of twentieth-century choir-literature from Frank Martin.

This performance is supported by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in Istanbul.

For more information, please click here

November 27 & November

André Rieu - Ülker Arena

On November 29, André Rieu will be back in Turkey with a brand new show! Together with his 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra and many soloist André Rieu will give you what you’ve come to expect from his performances: the maestro conducting his 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra and playing his world-famous Stradivarius violin to create a colourful concert full of surprises. The repertoire ranges from romantic, emotional ballads to the most gorgeous and celebrated waltzes.

Tickets are on sale here.

December

 

December 3 – December 6

Turkey Innovation Week 2014

The Turkey Innovation Week 2014 is a gathering organized by TIM (Turkish Exporter’s Assembly) and aims to encourage, develop, and increase investments for innovation in Turkey. The event hosted more than 26,000 visitors last year, and welcomed many experts in technology, marketing, urban planning, and energy to share their knowledge and experience with participants.

For the years 2014 and 2015, the Netherlands is designated as partnercountry for innovation and will cooperate with TIM in both regional and national Innovation events. In this year’s edition of the Turkey Innovation Week, there will be an adjacent Dutch programme between the 3th and the 6th of December. More information on this to be announced.

December 4

Daan Roosegaarde Lecture

Daan Roosegaarde (1979) is internationally known for creating social designs that explore the relation between people, technology and space. His Studio Roosegaarde is the social design lab with his team of designers and engineers based in the Netherlands and Shanghai. Roosegaarde is in the top 5 of Sustainable Trouw 100 as most influential Dutch green leader and selected as Talent of the Year 2015 by Kunstweek.

On the 4th of December, Roosegaarde will talk about innovation, interactive art, design, and technology in the Dutch Chapel of the Consulate General. This inspiring lecture is something you do not want to miss!

RSVP: ist-pcz@minbuza.nl

Registrations on a first-come, first-served basis!

December 6

'Sinterklaas’ visit to the Consulate General

After a buisy night on Pakjesavond, Sinterklaas will hop on his steamboat bound for Istanbul, where he will pay the Consulate General a visit.

December 10

Human Rights Day

On the occasion of International Human Rights Day on the 10th of December, the Netherlands Embassy and the Consulate General will be involved in several events. The Embassy participates in the EU Human Rights Film Days organized by the EU Delegation to Turkey with the film ‘Eufrosina’s Revolution’. The film treats the issue of women’s rights and women’s participation in society and will be shown in Ankara, Van, Çanakkale, Sinop and Mersin. In addition, the documentary PIKOLO II will premiere in Ankara. This documentary is produced with reference to a by the Embassy supported project by ILO directed to fight child labour in hazelnut harvesting. The programme starts at 14:30.

The Consulate General will organize a seminar on occupational health and safety. Experts from both the Netherlands and Turkey will share their experiences and best practices on safer workplaces. The seminar will be followed by a networking reception for human rights & business communities. During the reception a modern dance piece by Tan Temel and Sernaz Demirel will be performed. The event at the Consulate is for invitees only.