A word from the chairman

Since its inception in 1997, the Japan Festival Nederland in Amstelveen has grown into one of the most important Dutch-Japanese cultural exchange events in the Netherlands. As a result, the festival attracts visitors from all over the Netherlands and even abroad. Since 2016, the festival is organised annually by the Stichting Japan Festival (Japan Festival Foundation), a non-profit organization that aims to strengthen the ties between the Japanese and Dutch communities. 

The festival provides a wide variety of Japanese food, products, workshops and stage performances which can be enjoyed by children and adults alike. It will create a perfect opportunity for local Dutch people as well as foreigners living in the Netherlands to discover and experience the uniqueness of Japanese culture. Furthermore, it is our hope that through this festival Japanese people in the Netherlands will be reminded of their own country and will be made to feel at home here.

The Japan Festival is a not-for-profit event and is thankfully enabled by the generous contributions by those who support the festival and its goal.

We look forward to seeing you at the Japan Festival 2024!

Yuko Fuse
Chairman of the Japan Festival Foundation