VOINews, Jakarta - The Erasmus Huis Compound came alive on 10 September 2023, as the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Indonesia hosted the highly successful Pasar Belanda.
The event witnessed a remarkable gathering of visitors, Dutch companies, NGO and culture and lifestyle enthusiasts, all united by the event's theme 'Orange Goes Green' and its focus on promoting sustainable lifestyles and celebrating Dutch-Indonesia culture. The 'Orange Goes Green' theme resonated strongly throughout the event, emphasizing the Netherlands' commitment to environmental consciousness and sustainable practices.
According to a release received by VOI News on Thursday (14/9), a resounding success was evident in the impressive turnout of more than 6.000 visitors, who engaged enthusiastically with the diverse range of activities and attractions.
There were many activities enjoyed by thousands of visitors while at Pasar Belanda, such as; a food and craft bazaar from Dutch companies and NGOs, special events for children, and an entertainment stage. Highlights included a Tompouse eating competition at the Zeelandia booth, an urban farming and Volendam costume photo studio at Holland Village, a book sale and World Press Photo exhibition at Erasmus Huis, and a 'Cycle for Flight' competition at the KLM booth.
This event is made possible through the support of several partners and sponsors, including Erasmus Huis, Erasmus Training Centre (ETC), Nuffic Southeast Asia, and KITLV Jakarta-Leiden University.
This event is proudly sponsored by Zeelandia Indonesia, Signify Indonesia, Frisian Flag, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, PT. Lion Super Indo, Philips Commercial Indonesia, PT. East-West Indonesia, De Heus, and Danone-Aqua.
Ambassador of the Netherlands to Indonesia, Timor-Leste and ASEAN Lambert Grijns said he was very proud to learn that the Pasar Belanda 2023 was organized with a large selection of entertaining activities for all ages while taking place in a comfortable atmosphere.
"The Pasar Belanda 2023 exceeded our expectations, bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds to celebrate sustainability, culture, and friendship. We extend our gratitude to all partners, sponsors, and visitors who made this event a resounding success," he said.