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Dutch Dayz: Erwin Olaf Exhibition

The Netherlands Embassy is proud to present a series of events under the name Dutch Dayz.

The first event of Dutch Dayz will be an exhibition with famous Dutch photographer Erwin Olaf.

The opening will be on the Wednesday the 28th of August at 1730 hrs in Enjoy Public Art Gallery (level 1 /147 Cuba Street). Welcome!

But the Dutch Dayz have much more to offer. Other events showcase The Netherlands in the field of photography, film, technology, design, infrastructure and more.

The Dutch Dayz provide a unique series of events which touch upon all these aspects of Modern Holland!


Dutch Dayz showcases The Netherlands in the field of photography, film, technology, design, infrastructure and more.


- Photo exhibition- Erwin Olaf - Through the Keyhole

29 august -21 September- Enjoy Gallery, 1/147 Cuba Street, Wellington
Leading contemporary Dutch photographer Erwin Olaf and local artists Edith Amituanai and Claire Harris showcase their work.

- André Rieu- Live at Maastricht

1 September- Reading Courtenay, Wellington, 1.30 pm

Screening of the immensely popular Dutch musician’s recent concert in Maastricht (tickets $ 20).

- Tirza- the Movie

10 September- Lighthouse Cuba, 8 pm

Screening of the award winning Dutch-movie “Tirza”. Based on the book by celebrated Dutch author Arnon Grunberg. Rated 18. Entrance Free. Information on how to get tickets will follow soon.

- Tulip Festival Hamilton

14 September- Botanic Gardens

A celebration of our famous Dutch flower and Dutch heritage in the beautiful Botanic Gardens: music, dance, food and much more!

- Launch of Netherlands-New Zealand Parliamentary Friendship Group

26 September

With the foundation of a Parliamentary Friendship Group the two countries make another step to enhance cooperation in the political field.

- Tulip Sunday Wellington

29 September- Botanic Garden

See thousands of tulips and other spring flowers blooming and join the fun fun for the whole family: music, dance, food and more! Sponsored by Rabobank

- Water management Lecture

1 October- Victoria University-Wellington

Lecture by one of the leading Dutch academics in the field of Water management, Prof. Huub Savenije.

Dutch Food Design- Seminars by Katja Gruijters

21-24 October, Massey university: Auckland, Palmerston North and Wellington. Celebrated Dutch Food designer Katja Gruijters explores how food design can help bridge the gap between the sources of food and the consumer through a series of workshops and seminars.

- Cycling & Infrastructure.

Second half of November

Dutch experts will visit Christchurch and Wellington to share their knowledge and vision with the city councils on how to make these cities the most bicycle friendly in the Southern hemisphere.

For updates on details of some of the events see

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