The Foundation Chinese Cultural Events Netherlands was established in 2001 to promote the integration of Chinese culture in the Netherlands and since then the foundation has organized the national celebration of the Chinese New Year in The Hague. The festival is celebrated in and around the city hall of The Hague with a parade of dragons and lions and fireworks on the Spui and performances by artists from China and the Netherlands in the City Hall. This festival is attended by dozens of guests from the administrative and political circles in The Hague and hundreds of visitors from across the country. The festival is open to public. For more information see program.
In organizing this event, the Foundation Chinese Cultural Events Netherlands cooperates with local and national Chinese associations in the Netherlands, the Municipality of The Hague and the Netherlands-China Association (VNC).
The festival is funded by the Municipality of The Hague, but the bulk of the costs are borne by the Chinese associations in the Netherlands and by Chinese and Dutch companies and institutions.