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Events Calendar

This calendar lists committee events, as well as other Baltimore-area events related to Rotterdam and Netherlands.

Now to June 2016

Rotterdam

Rotterdam Viert de Stad / Rotterdam Celebrates the City

At the beginning of WWII, Rotterdam was bombed and destroyed. The city rapidly rebuilt itself since the war. It is reknown for its innovative modern architecture and it has one of the largest ports in the world. In 2015-2016, the city is celebrating the 75th anniversary of its rebuilding with a year of cultural events.

Event website

City audio tour

 

Jan 21

Washington, DC

New Year Happy Hour / Nieuwjaarsborrel

6:00pm 8:30pm at Mission Dupont

Join the Netherland-America Foundation (NAF), the Netherlands America Chamber of Commerce Washington Metro, BrettonWoodsNL, Dutch District, and the Washington Chapter of the VVD for the Dutch New Year to celebrate the advent of the New Year!

More information and registration

 

Jan 27-Feb 7

Rotterdam

Rotterdam Annual Film Festival

Since its founding in 1972, this festival has become one of the most important event in the film world, with a focus on independent and experimental filmmaking by emerging talents and established auteurs.

Festival website

 

Feb 2

Baltimore

Monthly Baltimore-Rotterdam Committee Meeting

5:30pm

 

Feb 11

Washington, DC

“Boosting the Circular Economy” Seminar

As the world’s population and economy grows, the current economic model becomes unsustainable as resources like fossil fuels, raw materials, fresh water, and food become increasingly scarce. The world needs to switch to a circular economy, where smart innovative products are used to minimize waste of energy and materials. What does that mean for today’s companies, customers, and legislators? The Netherlands Embassy organizes an all-day seminar.

More information and to RSVP

 

Feb 21

Washington

Midwinter wandeling

2:00 - 4:00pm

Met DC Dutch een middagje hiken in de prachtige omgeving van Great Falls park.

Information on DC Dutch web site

 

Mar 1

Baltimore

Monthly Baltimore-Rotterdam Committee Meeting

5:30pm

 

Mar 28-Apr 3

Baltimore

Light City Festival Baltimore

Premiering in 2016, Light City Baltimore is the first large-scale, international light festival in the United States. Light City will provide a backdrop for the celebration of ideas, ingenuity and creativity through art, music and innovation. Light City will shine a light on Baltimore’s abundance of creative, cutting-edge, multi-disciplinary talent, and we welcome participants from across the globe to join us. Light City’s innovation programming will generate an ecosystem of ideas and learning during the day – while lights, performances and live music reimagine the Inner Harbor at night.

Festival website

 

April

Rotterdam

International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam

This year’s theme is The Next Economy. The event will investigate the relationship between spatial design and the (future development of the) economy. It advocates an urban economy that is guided by a social agenda, is motored by meaningful employment, makes prudent use of natural and human capital, and generates greater social inclusion.

IABR website

 

April 27

Washington, DC

Annual Koningsdag (King’s Day) celebration

Evening celebration at the Netherlands Embassy, co-hosted by DC Dutch. Stay tuned for details.

 

July 15-17

Baltimore

Baltimore’s annual Artscape festival

Artscape is the largest free arts festival in the United States. This year’s theme is “Space: Explore What’s Out There!”

Festival website

 

Sept 18, 2016 - Jan 2, 2017

Washington, DC

Exhibition: From Drawings to Paintings in the Age of Rembrandt

National Gallery of Art

Gallery website

 

Oct 22, 2017 - Jan 21, 2018

Washington, DC

Exhibition Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting: Inspiration and Rivalry

National Gallery of Art

Gallery website

 

For more Dutch cultural events in the USA, visit dutchcultureusa.com/calendar and www.dcdutch.org