All Categories Sun, 18 Nov 2018 23:19:09 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Promenade Food Festivals: Indonesian Flavour

Every month we organize a Food Festival in cooperation with an Embassy. Enjoy the International flavours by Crowne Plaza Den Haag – Promenade for only €37.50 per person.

On the occasion of Indonesia’s celebration of Independence which falls in the month of August, dishes with seafood, fresh fruit and coffee are in the spotlight. On August 16-19 Chef Agus Darmawan, born in Java, will prepare Indonesian street food in cooperation with Ron Gastrobar Indonesia and Chef Sido de Brabander. In 2014, Chef Agus was appointed Ambassador for Indonesian Traditional Culinary Icons in Netherlands. Discover Indonesian culture with the art exhibition of renowned Indonesian mystical-figurative painter, Jeihan Sukmantoro. 

Make your reservation via: or +31 70 352 5161

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Kartini : Film screening, Monday, 30/04/2018

This evening is a collaboration with The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Indonesia Netherlands Society (INYS) and Mata Hari Media. This movie screening is a part of the event series of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, called the Asia Carrousel.

The Dutch human rights ambassador, Mr. Kees van Baar, will kick off the movie screening with a keynote speech on Kartini and women’s rights in Indonesia.

The movie Kartini takes you back to the Indonesia of the 19th century. A time in which the Netherlands still ruled over Indonesia, and in which equal rights for women were far from self-evident. 

It is precisely in this time that the first woman stands up against gender inequality and discrimination in education. Her name is Raden Adjeng Kartini (1879-1904).

As a regent’s daughter, Kartini is one of the few Indonesian women who is able to attend primary school where she learns how to speak Dutch. 

After her 12th, Kartini is kept at home, in total seclusion of the outside world. In those long years, Kartini reads a lot of literature and even starts her own revolution with her writings. 

Until today, Kartini is an example for both Islamic women as western feminists; as a champion of human rights and certainly as a renowned writer. 

In Indonesia, the 21st of April (her birthday) is a national holiday. Also in the Netherlands, the municipality of The Hague awards a Kartini-prize for emancipation on 8 March (international women’s day).

This breathtaking Javanese drama takes you on the emotional journey of Kartini who had to defy her own family, her own culture to change rules and traditions that were considered sacred in Java.

Tickets can be purchased through this link: 




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Hari Raya Nyepi Saraswati dan Bali Cultural Festivals II

Hari Raya Nyepi Saraswati dan Bali Cultural Festivals II

18 March 2018
13.00 - 17.00

Nusantara Hall
Indonesia Embassy
Tobias Asserlaan 8, 2517KC Den Haag

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The 20 best countries to invest in now

To qualify as a country worthy of investment, certain standards must be met.

A World Bank Group report highlighted four factors — the country's people, environment, relationships, and framework — that propel both individuals and corporations to invest in a given country's natural resources, markets, technologies, or brands.

Guided by the report from the World Bank Group, U.S. News identified the best countries to invest in for 2018.

Last month, U.S. News released their 2018 Best Countries ranking. To determine the overall list, U.S. News surveyed over 21,000 people worldwide about 80 different countries, measuring them on 65 different attributes, including cultural influence, entrepreneurship, and quality of life.

For the best countries to invest in ranking, U.S. News focused on just eight of the 65 attributes: entrepreneurship, economic stability, favorable tax environment, innovation, skilled labor, technological expertise, dynamism, and corruption. Responses from over 6,000 survey participants — who act as decision makers in business around the globe — were then used to determine the ranking.

See below for the rankings, which includes the country's population, GDP, and the GDP growth percentage in 2016.

1. Philippines
Population: 103.3 million
Total GDP: $304.9 billion
GDP growth:  6.9%

2. Indonesia
Population: 261.1 million
Total GDP: $932.3  billion
GDP growth: 5%

3. Poland
Population: 37.9 million
Total GDP: $469.5 billion
GDP growth:  2.9%

4. Malaysia
Population: 31.2 million
Total GDP: $296.4 billion
GDP growth: 4.2%

5. Singapore
Population: 5.6 million
Total GDP: $297.0 billion
GDP growth:  2%

6. Australia
Population: 24.1 million
Total GDP: $1.2 trillion
GDP growth: 2.8%

7. Spain
Population: 46.4 million
Total GDP: $1.2 trillion
GDP growth: 3.3%

8. Thailand
Population: 68.9 million
Total GDP: $406.8 billion
GDP growth: 3.2%

9. India
Population: 1.3 million
Total GDP: $2.3 trillion
GDP growth: 7.1%

10. Oman
Population: 4.4 million
Total GDP: $66.3 billion
GDP growth:  --%

11. Czech Republic
Population: 10.6 million
Total GDP: $192.9 billion
GDP growth: 2.6%

12. Finland
Population: 5.5 million
Total GDP: $236.8 billion
GDP growth: 1.9%

13. Uruguay
Population: 3.4 million
Total GDP: $52.4  billion
GDP growth: 1.5%

14. Turkey
Population: 79.5 million
Total GDP: $857.7 billion
GDP growth: 3.2%

15. Ireland
Population: 4.8 million
Total GDP: $294.1 billion
GDP growth: 5.1%

16. Netherlands
Population: 17.0 million
Total GDP: $770.8 billion
GDP growth: 2.2%

17. United Kingdom
Population: 65.6 million
Total GDP: $2.6 trillion
GDP growth: 1.8%

18. Brazil
Population: 207.7 million
Total GDP: $1.8 trillion
GDP growth:  -3.6%

19. France
Population: 66.9 million
Total GDP: $2.5 trillion
GDP growth: 1.2%

20. Chile
Population: 17.9 million
Total GDP: $247 billion
GDP growth: 1.6%


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Stuned Day, 3 March 2018

Stuned Talks. Sharing Session. Networking. Performance

Saturday, 3 March 2018
09.30 - 13.00

Nusantara Hall
Tobias Asserlaan 8,
2517KC Den Haag

dress code:
Batik/other Wastra Nusantara

info & Registration:

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Tesla Manaf Puts on Impressive and Unique Performance at Nieuwe Kerk

On 29 December 2017, Indonesian artist Tesla Manaf performed in the Nieuwe Kerk in The Hague. This evening, Manaf was accompanied by his backing band and also by Dutch-Indonesian guitarist Erwin van Ligten. The performances were to be heard in the Nieuwe Kerk from 20:15 until 22:15. 

Dozens of people showed up to witness the performances by the talented artists. Also present was the ambassador of the Indonesian embassy in The Hague, I Gusti Agung Wesaka Puja. The ambassador really seemed to enjoy the music by the artists, and so did everyone else in the audience for that matter. The Nieuwe Kerk also is an incredible venue, with great acoustics. This only added to the enjoyment of the evening. 

Before the musicians started to perform, they were introduced and both Tesla Manaf and Erwin van Ligten were asked about their backgrounds, their music careers and their inspirations. This was interesting to listen to. It allowed the audience to know a little more about the performers. 

It turned out that both Manaf and van Ligten started playing music from a very young age; Manaf started to play the guitar at the age of nine, and van Ligten could be found playing the drums when he was only five years old. What the two musicians also have in common, is the fact that neither of their parents were really supportive of their dreams of pursuing a career in music. Fortunately, they both decided to pursue it regardless of that. 

The development of their respective music careers and their inspirations are different though. Tesla Manaf’s (1987) inspirations come from a wide variety of music styles; classic music, jazz music and also pop music. Amongst his inspirations are for example, Madonna and the Carpenters, he told the audience. Only thirty years old, Manaf also still has his whole career ahead of him. Van Ligten (1957) on the other hand, can already look back on a successful and long career in music. Van Ligten has played in several influential music groups and with diverse artists since the 1970’s.

After the introduction, the night started with a solo performance by Erwin van Ligten. He was to start off the evening by playing a few of his songs. The talented guitar player from Surabaya put on a truly remarkable performance. Van Ligten used multiple guitars during the performance which each had a sound of their own. They also enabled him to show that he truly is an incredibly skilled guitarist. The music was great to listen to and everyone in the audience seemed impressed and amused. 

After the performance by van Ligten, Tesla Manaf performed, accompanied by his backing band. This performance sounded so incredibly different from the previous one by van Ligten, however although wildly different, this was also a great performance. The talented musician from Jakarta was joined by his backing band, which consisted out of a clarinet player, a contrabass player, and a drummer. Each of the musicians had a fully-developed and mature sound on their respective instruments. They were quite skilled and the ensemble worked very well together. 

The music played by this ensemble was very interesting. Manaf’s music has a very distinctive sound; his musical voice is completely unique. The daring young musician definitely is not afraid to take risks or artistic chances. At first, Manaf was classically-trained in music. However, he tired of the rigidity of it and thus embarked on a career in jazz and improvised music in 2007. He launched himself into progressive jazz with resounding success. Manaf’s sources of inspiration come from various music styles but also from the subtleties of Balinese gamelan. 

In Manaf's compositions, the seemingly contradictory influences of contemporary classical music, the forward-leaning rhythms of modern jazz and the sounds of Manaf’s native Indonesia consistently create interesting tensions. His performance in the Nieuwe Kerk also sounded very interesting and unique. His songs were full of crazy rhythms and bizarre twists. While some parts of the performance sounded calm and serene, others chaotic and tumultuous. Still, the music was beautiful to listen to. 

At the end of the evening, Tesla Manaf and Erwin van Ligten performed together. As a result of this, the evening really ended on a high note. It was truly invigorating to hear the two artists perform together. Despite the fact that their music styles differ considerably, they made a good combination. It was a perfect end to an amazing night.


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Gebyar Budaya Indonesia

Gebyar Budaya Indonesia

Tuesday, 26 December 2017
15.00 - 19.00

Kantata Natal
12.00 - 15.00

Event Plaza
Lange Kleiweg 86, 2288 GR Rijswijk

more info:

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Europalia Art Festival Indonesia

Europalia Art Festival Indonesia

10 October 2017 t/m 21 January 2017



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Focus op Indonesië Deventer

Focus op Indonesië Deventer

1 November 2017 t/m 17 December 2017




Deventer heeft eeuwenoude banden met Indonesië. Deze ‘Gordel van Smaragd’ is op verassend veel manieren nog steeds aanwezig in de oude Hanzestad: in gebouwen, in restaurants en bedrijven, in gemeenschappen (van de Molukken, Papoea’s, oud-Indiëgangers en hun nakomelingen, van Saxion-studenten uit Indonesië).

Focus op Indonesië maakt in november en december 2017 voor een breed publiek deze banden tussen Deventer en Indonesië in heden en verleden zichtbaar en beleefbaar. Met onder meer een kleine Pasar Malam (Pasar Kecil genaamd), een fietstocht langs cultureel erfgoed dat is gelinkt aan Indonesië (o.a. de Tropische Landbouwschool, Nieuw Rande en de Maranathakerk), diverse lezingen, een reeks concerten, toneel-, dans- en filmvoorstellingen, meedoe-activiteiten, een wijkevenement in Keizerslanden, een tentoonstelling over koloniale architectuur en een routegids met 20 lokale mkb-bedrijven die producten uit Indonesië verkopen, en themadagen bij Saxion en het Etty Hillesum Lyceum.

Het evenement vindt plaats in samenwerking met het tweejaarlijkse Europalia Arts Festivalin Brussel dat dit jaar is gewijd aan Indonesië. Dankzij deze samenwerking kunnen verschillende spraakmakende artiesten en groepen uit Indonesië ook in Deventer komen optreden. Het betreft de spectaculaire percussie-groep Svara Samsara, Jogja Hip Hop Foundation + Bayu DJ, de band Kande met een mix van traditionele muziek van Atjeh en rockmuziek, en groepen die traditionele muziek brengen van West-Sumatra: Saluang Dendang (bamboefluiten) en Saluwat Dulang (percussie op voedselschalen). Focus op Indonesië biedt ook een podium voor regionaal talent dat zijn roots in Indonesië heeft.

Een uniek samenwerkingsverband van dertig culturele en maatschappelijke instellingen en organisaties werkt mee aan Focus op Indonesië. Zij zorgen samen voor de lokale inkleuring van Focus op Indonesië met een groot aantal activiteiten voor een breed publiek.

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Pasar Raya Indonesia 2017

Pasar Raya

Friday, Saturday & Sunday
15, 16 & 17 September 2017

Vormerlaan 12, 2288 GD Rijswijk


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