Palinka Masterclass 29 november 2018

On 29 November 2018, the Embassy of Hungary presented a “Pálinka Master Class” at the Hungarian Corner in The Hague, Netherlands. According to the Hungarian Embassy, Kristian Kielmayer, Chairman of the National Pálinka of Excellence Programme presented a special selection of the Hungarian pálinka, and the distinguished guests discovered the unique taste of apricot, blackcurrant, elderberry, grape, plum, apple and sour cherry pálinka. The event was organized for Dutch experts and gastronomic journalists and opened by Ambassador Kocsis. The distinctive pálinkas were offered by seven Hungarian distilleries: 1 Csepp, Brill, Csalló, Schiszler, Tarpa, Várda, Zsindelyes. After the tasting traditional Hungarian goulash and strudel were served to our guests.

Embassy Festival 2018

The sixth edition of the Embassy Festival took place in The Hague on 31 August and 1 September. Over 60 countries participated in the festival on the Lange Voorhout.

Hungary was represented with great music and delicacies. The band Ethnofil impressed the audience on the Contemporary Stage on Saturday afternoon. Their music is categorized as ’world music from another universe’ and the band is well known within the Budapest music scene.

The number of Hungarian stalls in the International Market was greater than ever. Hungarian dishes, sausages and wine were sold by the three companies; the Hungarian Corner, Lekkers uit Hongarije and Hágai Magyar Bolt. A fourth stall was manned by the Dutch-Hungarian magazine Most Magyarul!.

Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy of Hungary in The Hague, Krisztina Varga, welcomed the band Ethnofil backstage and the Hungarian businesses on the International Market. She also congratulated them on their great presence and performance.

The Embassy Festival welcomes over 50.000 visitors each year.

Tokaj Wines in the Netherlands


The venue was the cosy bar area of the hotel. The attendees were a mix of Dutch wine experts and importers, gastronomic journalists and representatives of the catering industry (Horeca in Dutch) among them was Mr Merlijn Keijzer, Manager of VIP Lounge Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam, Ms Helma de Veer from a company called De Freule’, which specializes in (wine) gifts to business acquaintances.


The owner of Hungarian Corner restaurant in The Hague Mr Marco van den Boomgaard said: “We only recently also created a winebar so that our guests can try all kinds of Magyar wines.”


H.E  Mr. András Kocsis, Ambassador of Hungary, opened the session saying: “By targeting all Dutch companies which sell wine we hope to gain more recognition of Hungarian wines in order to generate more sales in The Netherlands. 


We have undertaken a very exiting task with my colleagues this evening, because contrary to the previous practice when we introduced selections from different wines regions, we have now focused on one particular wine region Tokaj.”


Lekker, gezellig en SCHOON!

Opening dankzij inzet van Marcsi Banda Zenekar en Csaladi Neptanc Egyuttes!