Embassy Festival 2023: Experience a global cultural extravaganza

Embassy Festival 2023: Experience a global cultural extravaganza

Sep 02, 2023Sep 03, 2023
The Hague

Get ready to embark on a cultural journey like no other as Embassy Festival 2023 returns for its 11th edition. Set to take place on September 1-2 in the royal city of The Hague, this year's festival promises to be a captivating celebration of diverse cultures from around the world.

Photo: Parcifal Werkmann Embassy Festival the Hague costumed dancers

Experience a global fusion of culture

Embassy Festival is a vibrant and dynamic cultural event that brings together more than 50 participants from all over our world. The festival showcases the rich tapestry of international cultures through an array of artistic expressions, including music, dance, traditional costumes and mouth-watering cuisine. As a cultural melting pot, Embassy Festival offers an immersive experience that captures the essence of global diversity and aims to unite and lift global culture.

Embassy Tour (Friday, September 1): A unique cultural exploration

Kicking off on September 1, the Embassy Festival Tour invites visitors to explore inside of the buildings of the participating embassies in The Hague. From historical insights to engaging activities, guests will uncover the stories and traditions that shape the identity of each nation. The tours inside the different buildings provide an intimate view of the embassies, offering a chance to meet the staff and experience their hospitality firsthand.

Visitors will get a taste of cultural hospitality from around the world, as they are warmly welcomed inside each embassy. Along with guided tours, attendees will be treated to a light snack and drink while being entertained and informed about the culture of the participating embassy. This ticketed event promises an unforgettable cultural encounter, so be sure to secure your tickets on time.

Photo: Parcifal Werkmann Embassy tour The Hague Embassy Festival

Embassy Festival (Saturday, September 2): Where cultures converge

On September 2, Lange Voorhout will transform into a bustling hub of cultural festivities during the Embassy Festival. Visitors can look forward to captivating performances, traditional dances, live music, and much more.

The festival offers an immersive experience through the "Embassy Activity Passport," inviting attendees to engage with diverse cultures through interactive activities, tasting and games. Upon completion they will receive stamps in the passport as if they have travelled the world in one day.



Don't miss the Opening Parade, where participating cultures will showcase their colours, flags, and traditional costumes. The Embassy Festival on Lange Voorhout is free for adults and kids alike. For parents, the kids' corner hosted by Big Ben Kids Day Care ensures that your little ones will have a day of fun and entertainment as well.

Photo: Wouter Vellekoop Embassy Festival performers on stage

Join the celebration

Whether you're a culture enthusiast, a food lover, or simply seeking new experiences, Embassy Festival 2023 promises something for everyone. This remarkable event is not just a showcase of cultural diversity but an opportunity to foster understanding and connection among people from all walks of life.

TIP: Bring your culture to the festival and dress in your culture's clothes and colours. The more culture and traditions, the better for lifting global culture. 

Photo: Parcifal Werkmann Embassy Festival costumed performers The Hague

Thumb photo: Wouter Vellekoop