Mumbai, put on your orange glasses and welcome Holland!

The First edition of Holland Meets Mumbai is happening from 1-7 June, 2015!


An initiative to showcase what the Netherlands has to offer, it will display the Dutch experience across various themes:
art, innovation, food, sports, music, films, etc.

Holland meets Mumbai will see the presence of the Dutch Prime Minister, Mark Rutte along with his trade delegation

Here’s a list of events which will be hosted as a part of ‘Holland meets Mumbai’:



  • Art exhibition: ‘The Black Tulip’ art exhibition by Lita Cabellut will held from 6th June-20th June at CSMVS (Formerly Prince of Wales Museum).
  • Food festival @ Foodhall, Lower Parel from 1st June-7th June.
    This will showcase Dutch food.
  • Music: Dutch singer Jelle B has been invited, as well as a group of musicians Kleintje Pils.
    Besides these two musicians, Spud in the Box are also expected.
  • Sports – Opening of the first Cruyff court in India at Parel on 6th June.
    This is a football turf that will be inaugurated for public use.
    It will be opened by Mrs. Lilianne Ploumen, Minister for Foreign Trade & Development Co-operation.
  • Sports – Hockey: Free hockey masterclasses & clinics will be conducted from 5th June-7th June by former Dutch hockey champions like Floris Jan Bovelander, Bas Campbell, Robert Tigges, Wouter Jolie, etc. A friendly hockey match will be hosted between former Dutch & Indian hockey players. A Hockey Youth Cup will be hosted on 7th June.
  • Film screening: Free entry on first come first serve basis at Little Theatre, NCPA on 6th June from 4pm onwards.
    Movies screened will be Mister Twister: Class of fun, Soof & Uncle Hank.
  • Street Art: A collaboration between Amsterdam Street Art and St-Art India foundation.
    Artists Jarno Gnirrep, Lars Brehm, Tyler and Jas, will be working on two murals in a public space as well as at the Holland Village.
  • Holland Village: At the Holland Village, a model windmill will be showcased. Dutch houses (these will host a live demo of clogs, education & typical Dutch cuisine of poffertjes & stroopwafels), Dutch brands and their innovative products will be exhibited.
    Also: A special zone to highlight e-mobility that will showcase Dutch charging technology and an Indian electric car.

For More details about “Holland Meets Mumbai” check out the official Facebook Event.

Exotic Gringo (Kaushal Karkhanis)

Leading an experimental life as a digital nomad, I started traveling in 2007 while choosing to shuttle between Goa and Mumbai as 'home'. An epic life-changing trip to South America an year later gave birth to this blog, Exotic Gringo.