Program 2017


On February 17, 2018, not only Chinatown, but the entire city of The Hague will celebrate Chinese New Year. In and around the City Hall of The Hague, the national celebration is organized with Chinese dragons and lions dancing, fireworks on the Spuiplein and performances by Chinese and Dutch artists in the City Hall Atrium. Every year, hundreds of people from all parts of the country come to this event to celebrate the start of the Chinese New Year together with the Chinese community in the Netherlands. We expect many guests from the Netherlands and abroad, including members of the Dutch government and parliament, the Chinese ambassador in The Netherlands, ambassadors of other countries, and representatives of The Hague and other municipalities.

The festival is free for public. So join us on February 17 in The Hague.


10:00 Reception of the guests in the City Hall
10:30 Chinese dragon and lion dance and fireworks at the Spuiplein
11:15 Official opening of the national celebration in the City Hall
13:00 Chinese New Year lunch for invited guests at the Foyer of the City Hall

12:30 to 16:00 Varied Program by Chinese and Dutch artists
Dance: Celebration of Chinese Relations
Acrobatics: ‘Ice and Fire’ and ‘Ballet on Shoulders’
Martial Arts: Shaolin Kung Fu
Soprano Solos: ‘Me and my Motherland’ and ‘I love you China’
Dutch Hua Xing Art Troupe: Dance
Dutch Chinese Art Troupe: Songs

In addition, there is a Chinese culture market in the Atrium as from 11:00 a.m.

Download CNY 2018 Flyer