TopDutch Festival / Networkingparty October 10, 2017 (Open Days )

Culture and more

Meet us at this networkingparty organised by Cities Northern Netherlands and the European Capital of Culture Leeuwarden/Friesland 2018, during the European Week of Regions and Cities in Brussels.

Be our guest at this amazing experience, featuring delicious local food (with an innovative twist), as well as surprising performances (with a mission) & lots of networking!

Date : Tuesday, October 10th, 2017
Time : 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Location : Beursschouwburg vzw
Rue A. Ortsstraat 20-28
1000 Brussels, Belgium


18:00Welcome with drinks and surprises
18:40Programme Opening: Leeuwarden-Friesland European Capital of Culture 2018.
A year-long programme with 45 main events and over 700 community events and projects
19:00Eat, Meet, Enjoy, Repeat: Featuring local, innovative and tasty food & drinks
20:00The TopDutch Experience: An experience that will feed your soul & senses and blow you off your feet, featuring top acts such as 'Passion' singer Elske DeWall, as well as a dance performance of Teddy's Last Ride.
20:30Eat, Meet, Enjoy, Repeat
21:15After-party: With the Broken Brass Ensemble - a breathtaking blazing mixture of energy, a 2.0 version of the vibrant New Orleans brass sound, in a light you've never witnessed before!
  We proudly present some innovative highlights of The Northern Netherlands during the programme:
  • Bio-based / Circular Economy
  • Smart Cities
  • Smart Energy and Water
  • Culture
  • Agri / Food

Target Audience

  • Politicians and policy makers from the EU, including participants of the European week of Cities and Regions
  • Participants in relevant networks
  • Members of European Capital of Culture Network, Eurocities, ERRIN
  • Belgian residents interested in a mix of culture and excellent regional food
  • Politicians and policy makers from the three Dutch Provinces of Friesland, Groningen and Drenthe
  • Feel free to invite your own EU-related guests
Feel free to invite your own EU-related guests.

! PLEASE NOTE: Considering large interest, limited space and safety restrictions, registration is limited. Registrants from outside The Netherlands are welcome. Registrants from the Netherlands will be placed on a waiting list. Final notification will be before October 1.

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PLEASE NOTE that all hotels in Brussels will be fully booked during this week, so book your room(s) well in advance!