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Events Calendar

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

Until Mar 11


Group Portraits from Amsterdam at National Gallery of Art

More information


Feb 12

College Park

DC Dutch schaatsmiddag

2-4pm at Herbert Wells Ice Rink, College Park, MD.

DC Dutch site


Feb 14


Monthly Baltimore-Rotterdam Committee Meeting



Feb 15


WTCI Taste of Business in The Netherlands

Business networking event hosted by Baltimore’s World Trade Center Institute with assistance from Baltimore-Rotterdam committee.

5pm at Spark Baltimore, 8 Market Place, Baltimore, MD 21202

Open only to WTCI members and invited guests

WTCI event page


Feb 16


Olga Vocal Ensemble

Dutch vocal ensemble Olga combines five distinct voices in a repertoire covering five centuries—everything from medieval drinking songs to Bruno Mars—in a beautiful fusion of sounds.

Strathmore event page




Operation Trash

Baltimore-Rotterdam high school exchange program

Theatre artist & educator Kathie diStefano from Rotterdam’s Avalanche Arts coordinates “Operation Trash” Baltimore-Rotterdam exchange program with Baltimore’s Benjamin Franklin High School and Bard High School Early College Baltimore and two Rotterdam high schools, to teach students about sustainability and recycling.

More info about diStefano's work on our Artist Exchange website


Feb 21 & 22


New Acquisitions of Dutch Painting

Gallery talks at 2pm at National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.

National Gallery of Art website


Feb 28


Dutch networking event in DC

Stay tuned for more information.


Q1 2017

Maryland & South Holland

Cybersecurity soft landing program

The Maryland Department of Commerce has launched the Maryland-Netherlands Cyber and Security Technologies Soft Landing Platform together with The Hague Security Delta (HSD) and InnovationQuarter, the regional economic development agency for the Dutch province of Zuid-Holland (where The Hague and Rotterdam is located). Maryland cybersecurity companies can explore the Dutch market, and Dutch cybersecurity companies can set up operations in Maryland on a trial basis. The initial trial period is January to March 2017.

Press release on Maryand Department of Commerce website

Press release on Netherlands Embassy website


Mar 14


Monthly Baltimore-Rotterdam Committee Meeting



Mar 23 (TBD)


Dutch DC Drinks

Bimonthly happy hour & networking event, held by several Washington-area Dutch organizations.

At B Too, 1324 14 St. NW, Washington, DC


Mar 31 -
April 1


Light City Baltimore

2nd annual festival of light, arts, and innovation. This free festival transforms Baltimore with large-scale light installations, performances, music and innovation. Includes Labs@LightCity, six innovation conferences dedicated to sparking social change.

Festival website


Apr 11


Monthly Baltimore-Rotterdam Committee Meeting



Apr 24


Art workshop in London with Annet Couwenberg from MICA

Couwenberg will conduct a work session with London students based on her experience with the ground-breaking Unravel the Code course, a collaobrative cross-atlantic digital fabrication course between Baltimore’s MICA and Rotterdam’s WdKA art academies.

Event page

More info on Unravel the Code course is on our website’s Education page


Apr 27


Annual Koningsdag celebration

Event at the Netherlands Embassy, organized by DC Dutch. Stay tuned for details.

DC Dutch website


Apr 27


Netherlands carillon silent auction fundraising

Netherlands Embassy

Proceeds of the auction will go towards the renovation of the Netherlands Carillon near Arlington Cemetery in northern Virginia, which after 60 years after its donation by the Netherlands to the United States is in dire need of renovation.

Event info on DC Dutch website


May 9


Monthly Baltimore-Rotterdam Committee Meeting



Date TBD


Dutch-Indonesian cooking class

Learn how to cook “rijsttafel!” Stay tuned for more information.


Until June 9


Film: The Curious World of Hieronymus Bosch

From December 15, 2016 until June 9, 2017, this documentary will screen all over the United States.

More information


July 21-23



Artscape, an annual summer event in Baltimore, is America’s largest free arts festival. Stop by the Baltimore Sister Cities booth for fun kids activities, and to learn more about Rotterdam and our other sister cities!

Festival website


Jun 13


Monthly Baltimore-Rotterdam Committee Meeting





Circular Economy

Baltimore-Rotterdam Sister City Committee is planning to host a talk about Circular Economy. This event will be at the same time as Baltimore Innovation Week, a yearly week-long celebration of technology and entrepreneurship in Baltimore. Stay tuned for more information about this talk. The Circular Economy concept is about transforming trash into something new. It addresses the whole cycle: from production and consumption to waste management and the market for secondary raw materials. It is about making more durable products that last longer & can be transformed into something else at the end of their lifecycle.

About Circular Economy

Netherlands is a Circular Economy hotspot

Circular Economy blog

About Baltimore Innovation Week


Oct 22, 2017 - Jan 21, 2018


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

National Gallery of Art

Gallery website


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