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About The Dutch Centre

The Dutch Centre is a place to showcase, engage and inspire. A place where people come together – not just the Dutch community, but all those interested in the rich culture that the Netherlands has to offer.

Since it was founded in 2013, the Dutch Centre has showcased hundreds of diverse events as part of our mission to promote Dutch and Dutch-language culture and heritage across the UK. Many of our events are now also available to follow online.

Our programme is packed with a broad range of diverse events highlighting the Netherlands’ rich cultural life, often with an additional UK perspective; bridging the two cultures is at the heart of what we do. Dutch film screenings, literature nights, live comedy, concerts, talks and exhibitions by Dutch artists and designers… there really is something for everyone!

We aim to bring you a diverse programme that is informative, thought-provoking, engaging and entertaining in a welcoming and inclusive environment, our very own wonderful venue at Austin Friars. Here, in the heart of the City of London, we have all the facilities needed to host exciting events and extend a warm welcome to all our guests, especially newcomers!

To read our latest annual report, click here.

Our Audience

Our diverse audience is made up of people who have one thing in common: a love for – or curiosity about – Dutch life, heritage and culture. Anyone who’s keen to discover more about what’s going in the Netherlands in terms of arts, culture and contemporary issues will find a home-from-home at the Dutch Centre. We hope we can welcome you here soon!

Events are either held in English or have English subtitles. We occasionally put on events in Dutch. This is always clearly announced beforehand. It’s also a great opportunity to practise your Dutch!


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