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.
The national celebration of the Chinese New Year is organized by the Foundation Cultural Events Netherlands (CCEN) in cooperation with the municipality of The Hague, the Association Netherlands-China (VNC), the Chinese Embassy and representatives of the Chinese community in the Netherlands.
The Chinese organizations have elected Mr. Yun Piao Lin as chairman of the “Organization National Chinese New Year Festival 2019”. The new chairman is a successful entrepreneur in Wijchen. He is also chairman of one of the largest Chinese associations in the Netherlands, the Dutch Association of Wen Cheng, a district of the city of Wenzhou in the province of Zhejiang.
The Netherlands-China Association (VNC) is the largest organization of its kind in the Netherlands with about 900 members and subscribers to the magazine “China Nu”. The VNC is currently organizing several large conferences in the Netherlands and China in collaboration with Dutch and Chinese municipalities and provinces. (See VNC website)
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.