Past Events

Indian Colour Festival 2017

12 March 2017

Bridging the Gap Foundation proudly present “Indian Colour Festival – Holi”. You can’t miss the celebrations as there will be a tent in the inner courtyard where we encourage everyone to come by and play some Holi.

Holi is the spring festival in India which is celebrated by throwing and putting coloured powder on one another. Holi signifies the arrival of spring and the end of winter.

There will be food stalls around the tent so there will be plenty of food and beverages to enjoy when you need a break from playing!

Colour packages are available to buy for €2.50 per packet. Children under 3 years old aren't permitted at this event. Buy your tickets online today for only €6.- from:


Diwali Festival 2017

7 October 2017

The Diwali Festival is an annual event which is taking place for the 9th time thanks to the overwhelming response from the public. This year the Diwali Festival will take on the 7th of October from 12:00 till 19:00 at Stadsplein in Amstelveen. The festival welcomes everyone as you take a small trip through India discovery the different taste and culture of the land.

There are various food stalls catered by prestigious India restaurants in the Netherlands as well as vendors where you can purchase Indian artifacts, trinkets, clothing etc.

The entertainment on stage doesn't stop even for a moment and is entertaining for all ages with interactive workshops, dances and songs. This all ranges from a children’s fashion depicting the beautiful clothes of India to Bhangra dancers and Dhol players. Of course we can’t forget the unmissable performances by Saxy Mr S, Norman Soares (from Sensation), Madan Dance School and Madhoerie Dance Company. This list of acts and performances really doesn’t end here – there is so much more to see, discover and learn thanks to the dance professionals who will be teaching the audience a few moves.

You can taste the flavors of India thanks to the various restaurants representing the different states of Indian cuisine.

A special thanks to the sponsors and supports of the festival: KPMG, amsterdam inbusiness (City of Amsterdam and City of Amstelveen), TCS, Port of Amsterdam, Cognizant, Invest in Holland, Incredible India, Rabobank, Sun Pharma, Allen & Overy, Hotel Wilhelmina and Bridging the Gap Foundation, just to name a few.

The celebrations start at 12:00 and will end with fireworks at 19:00. Entrance is completely free so you have no reason to miss out! Visit www.facebookcom/diwaliamstelveen for more information.

If you would like to sign up for a stall or for a performance, please email:

Other upcoming events for 2017:

We have a line up of events taking place through out 2017, so save the date already!

  • Indian Colour Festival - 12th March
  • Bollywood Dhamakha: Glow in the Dark - 13th May
  • Independence Day Celebrations
  • Garba Dandiya

FCCI Seminar on Governance and Secularism


Foundation for Critical Choices for India (FCCI) is organizing a seminar on Governance and Secularism on the 27th June 2015. The seminar is certainly going to be a very interesting and informative with understanding the subject in historical and present day perspective in India and legal, social, religious point of views and how and if other countries in the world with a mixed population are secular.

Venue: Hotel Van der Valk Schiphol A4

Please confirm as soon as possible. Interested family members and friends are welcome.

Free entry and parking, but registration is required by mail to Mr.Vikas Kohli​:

Independance Day Celebrations


Bridging the Gap Foundation will be celebrating India's Independence day on the 15th of August at Noorddamcentrum (Noorddammerweg 1, Amstelveen).  Tickets are now available to buy online! Children below the age of 5 years are free. Entrance is only €5 (without dinner - dinner packages are available too.

BTG events are a great platform to show off your talents whether they be form of dance, coordinating, singing or creativity. We are always looking for volunteers as well as performeres to depict the many aspects of India. I would kindly request you to get in contact with us if you would like to get involved in the Independence Day celebrations.

Additionally, we are setting up an "India Bazaar" so if you are looking to promote your business, let us know! Various goods and services will be at the event so it's an ideal moment to promote your business! Get in touch with us through email today! (

Looking forward to seeing you all again!

International Day of Yoga


The Science of Yoga has its origin thousands of years ago, long before the first religion or belief systems were born.  Yoga is a secular science, aiming at the overall wellness of mankind.

The Embassy of India cordially invites you to the commemoration of First International Day of Yoga on Sunday, 21 June 2015 at Atrium City Hall, Spui 70, 2511BT, The Hague.


0830: Gate opens

0900: Programme starts:

  • Introduction
  • Guided yoga session       (simple   exercises)
  • Refreshments

1030: Programme concludes

Please register on (Everyone is welcome to register.  Even if you do not have any experience of yoga, you will be able to perform the simple exercises being demonstrated at the event).

Vaisakhi Celebrations


Join the Vaisakhi celebrations on 18th of April from 13:30 - 18:30 at the Gandhi Center (Tesselsestr. 65-67, Den Haag).

Please email to confirm your attendance:







Bollywood Dhamakha: GLOW IN THE DARK


Amsterdam's famous and successful Bollywood party - Bollywood Dhamakha is taking place on the 30th of May at Club P60 (Stadsplein 100A, Amstelveen)

Tickets are only €10 per person and they sell out fast, so get them quick. Online:

Presale locations (tickets will be available as of 24th April 2015):

  • ASIATIC SUPERMARKET - De Beerebrijt 10, Amstelveen
  • MASALA EXPRESS - Rembrandtweg 79, Amstelveen
  • KASHMIR FOOD STORE - Lindenlaan 380, Amstelveen
  • SPICE ASIAN FOOD STORE - Karel Doormanweg 6, Amstelveen
  • RUBEN'S TROPICAL - Balboastraat 16, Den Haag
  • BINDERPRO - Steijnlaan 116, Den Haag

Our resident DJs will be spinning: DjDon & DJ Sheetal.Balli Kalsi will be on the Dhol!

What's the theme? GLOW IN THE DARK!!
We advise you to wear white and we'll be giving out glow sticks, so we can see you!!


Holi Celebrations

Arnhem - 7th March from 16:00 till 00:00
Location: OASV, Dennenweg 106, Arnhem

Noorwijkerhout - 15th March from 12:00 till evening
Location: Invitation Restaurant, Duinschooten 12, Noorwijkerhout
Pre registration is a must:

FCCI Conference


FCCI is pleased to invite you to participate in the FCCI seminar on the important issue of “Freedom of expression and responsibilities attached to this freedom ”.

The seminar will be organized in Kasteel de Wittenburg on Thursday the 19th of March 2015 from 14:00 - 17:00 hrs (13:30-14:00 meet and greet).

The program will be bilingual (English and Dutch).

Participation is free, but registration is required. For the registration please send an e-mail to:

India Culinair Week

13 - 23 November 2014

BTG is proud to be teaming up with India Culinair Week.

From the 13th of November until the 23th of November, guests can dine in one of the participating Indian restaurants in the Netherlands for €25 and support our charity in the meantime. The charities chosen for this year are: Education for all & Sanitation for all. Click here for the list of participating restaurants.

For a list of participating restaurants and more information check: or

Bollywood Dhamakha 6: A touch of gold

29 November 2014

Amsterdam's famous and successful Bollywood party - Bollywood Dhamakha is taking place on the 29th of November at Club P60 (Stadsplein 100A, Amstelveen). Doors open at 22:30 but get there early to avoid queues.

The early bird tickets are only €10 per person and they sell out fast, so get them quick from the following locations:

  • Asiatic Supermarket ( De Beerebijt 10, Amstelveen )
  • Kashmir Food store ( Lindenlaan 380, Amstelveen )
  • Masala Express ( Rembrandtweg 79, Amstelveen )
  • Spice Foodstore ( Karel Doormanweg 6, Amstelveen )
  • Ruben's Tropical ( Balboastraat 28A, Amsterdam )
  • Binder Pro ( Steijnlaan 116, Den Haag )

The fun never stops and we've got a great line up of entertainment waiting for you!!

Our resident DJs will be spinning: DjDon, DJ Balli Kalsi & DJ Sheetal along with great Saxy Mr. S. on saxophone. We have a surprise act which you don't want to miss!

Birthday celebration? Let us know, we'll make it a special night for you!

Durga Puja


Durga Puja is here again to revive and recharge us with energy , life and happiness.
It is a celebration of life, culture, customs and traditions. A time to come together, reunite, love, share and hold hands with promises of a happy and bright year ahead.

KALLOL will be celebrating Durga Puja from the 30th September until 3rd October at Prinses Marijkelaan 4, 2252 HH, Voorschoten. 

During these four days Kallol promises to surprise you with traditional Puja rituals, delicious authentic Indian food , Sharad Utsav - a cultural treat , lots of fun and collaboration and much much more……..


With your support and participation, we (Kallol) have been successfully celebrating Durga Puja for the last four years. Please continue your support and participation in the same manner to ensure continuity of such a memorable festival in the years to come……Lets enjoy every moment together.
Please confirm your participation as soon as possible by replying to with your name, number of family members/guests and the days on which you plan to visit. Please visit to get a full glimpse of the programme for each day.

Garba Dandiya - Gujrati Samaj


Rahat Fateh Ali Khan Concert


Back2Love concert of Rahat Fateh Ali Khan - visit for more information or visit to purchase your tickets online.

When: 11th October 2014

Where: Ahoy Rotterdam, Ahoyweg 10, 3084 BA Rotterdam


Diwali Festival


ome and enjoy with the whole family as you take a journey through the festival. Allow your senses to take over as you witness the brilliant performances on stage, take part in interactive workshops and taste the culinary delights of India! Also don’t miss the various stalls with unique products on offer. Diwali itself means a row of lights. A lot of colorful lights will be part of this event as we end the festival with a spectacular firework show!
Date: Saturday 18th October 2014
Time: 12:00 - 19:00
Where: Stadsplein, Amstelveen
Entrance: FREE
Information: /


Garba Dandiya Night


Garba Dandiya Night is brought to you by Bridging the Gap Foundation. We are bringing families and friends together to celebrate the nine day Hindu festival - Navaratri.

The Garba Dandiya Night is promised to be filled with lots of entertainment and food! Dinner is sponsored by the Spice Route (formerly India Palace from Den Haag). Tickets have gone fast in the past so we would like to advise you to buy them soon!

Children are welcome! We are having a talent competition for the kids so please get in touch if you want your child to participate. The prizes are sponsored by URS Fashion.
Additionally, Beauty and Glow is giving out prizes for the "Best Dressed Couple" and "Best Dancing Couple"!

Date: Saturday, 27th September 2014
Location: Club P60, Stadsplein 100a, Amstelveen
Timing: 18:00 - 00:30
Dinner: 18:00 - 19:30
Start Garba dandiya fun: 19:00
Price: €18 for adults (as of the age of 9 years)
€15 for children (3 – 8 years)
Dinner is included in price thanks to Spice Route
Dress code: Preferably ethnic clothing

Independence Day Celebrations - Hoofddorp


Like the last three years, Hoofddorp Indian Events Team is proud to announce the celebration of the Indian Independence day this year, in Hoofddorp on the 23rd of August 2014. They seek your whole-hearted participation and cooperation in the event and, above all, your presence! Innovations, interesting ideas have started flowing already and preparations have already been started for making the event more successful.  Below mentioned are a few key points that will help you understand the details of the program better.

From our past experiences, it has been noted that everyone is extremely responsible in paying the contribution amount quite diligently. We appreciate this, and humbly request all to follow the payment guidelines with respect to the given last date. This event is entirely organized without any sponsorship and the collection of the contribution helps to make the preparation of the event smooth. Thank you in advance for being punctual and responsible.

Date: Saturday 23rd August, 2014
Time: 17:00 till 21:00 hours
Where: SportPlaza de Estafette (Helsinkilaan 1, 2152 KG Nieuw-Vennep)
Registration Form:
Program & participation information:

  • Introduction & National Anthem
  • Speech on India - Voluntary Participation welcome*
  • Dance & Singing (Solo & Group) – Voluntary Participation welcome*
  • Games – Any voluntary sponsorship or ideas welcome*
  • Skit – Voluntary ideas welcome*
  • Fancy Dress Show for Kids - Voluntary Participation welcome*
  • Fashion show – This is for adults & kids. Please register before 31st August, 2014 to be eligible for participation.*
  • Quiz – Organized by the organizing team.
  • Dinner – 20:00 hours
  • Free Dance Floor – After Dinner

Jai Hind,
Hoofddorp Indian Events Team

Independence Day Celebrations


On the 15th of August, Netherlands India Association (NIA) welcomes you to join us as we come together with Bridging the Gap Foundation (BTG) & KALLOL to celebrate India's independence.

When: Friday 15 August

18:00 – 18:30 - Welcome reception
18:30 – 19:30 - Welcome speeches & National anthem to be sung together
19:30 – 20:30 - Networking cocktail as well as those who would like to visit the exhibition.
Where: Cobra Museum, 1 Sandbergplein, Amstelveen

Bollywood Dhamakha: Glitter and Glamour Edition


Bollywood Dhamakha is back with a bang!  It's time for the 5th annual party with the theme this time as glitter and glamour. We are just in time to get you in the Valentine’s Day mood. 

Bollywood Dhamakha is presented by Bridging the Gap Foundation on the 1st of February at Club P60 in Amstelveen. There are a number of great prizes thanks to Syed's Studio for best dressed and best dancer.
We have a great DJ line up thanks to the DJ DON and DJ BALLI (who will also be on the Dhol) and Turn it loose who will be breaking the dancefloor with their amazing breakdancing skills! All this entertainment will make sure that you won't want to leave the dancefloor!

Early bird tickets are only €10 so make sure you buy them online: or from one of our point of sales:

Spice Asian Foodstore (Karel Doormanweg 6, Amstelveen)
Masala Express (Rembrandtweg 79, Amstelveen)
Kashmere Foodstore (Lindenlaan 376, Amstelveen)
Ruben's Tropical (Balboastraat 28-A, Amsterdam)
Binder Pro (Steijnlaan 116, Den Haag)

Date: 1st February

Time: 22:30 till late

Location: Club P60 (Stadsplein 100A, Amstelveen)

Ticket Price: Early Bird special: €10 | Normal: €15 | Door = More

Republic Day Celebration


Bridging the Gap Foundation is would like to invite you on the 26th of January to come and celebrate Republic Day with us.  It’s a great opportunity to bring the Indians together under one roof and celebrate unity and also give the children a chance to learn a little about their country of origin. Additionally, we would like to take the opportunity to invite parents to email us if they would like their child to do a performance in the spirit of the celebration.  Space is extremely limited for the event so please sign up:

The registration code for the event is: BTG260114

Date: 26th January

Time: 16:00 – 18:00

Program: will be communicated closer to the date

Location: Wijkcentrum ‘t Open Hof
(Burgemeester Haspelslaan 129, Amstelveen)

There is no entrance fee for this event thanks to the sponsorship of Amsterdam inbusiness. We will have snacks present on location thanks to Rangoli Restaurant. We would like to stress that this is a registered only event, so please sign up!

Garba Dandiya Night


Garba Dandiya night is brought to you by Bridging the Gap Foundation on 12th of October. This is our 3rd edition bringing families and friends together to celebrate the nine day Hindu festival – Navaratri.

Garba is a folk dance that was originated in Gujarat in India and is done together with Dandiya which is a traditional folk dance from Vrindavan in India. Dandiya is performed by men and women who dance in two circles with sticks in their hands. Each dancer holds two stick and in a four beat rhythm on opposite sides hit the sticks at the same time. One circle goes clockwise and the other goes counter clockwise (information used from Wikipedia).

The Garba Dandiya night is promised to be filled with lots of entertainment and food! Children are most definately welcome for this evening and we have more than enough to entertain them too besides just dancing, infact they have a separate room to themselves! Additional to dancing and dinner, there will also be a mehndi artist present with a variation of designs for you to choose from. Seeing as it's the last day of navratri we will be organizing a special prayer ceremony to get everyone involved!

Date: Saturday, 12th October 2012

Location: Noorddamcentrum,Noorddammerweg 1, Amstelveen

Directions: Can easily be reached with bus 171, 172 and Metro 51 (for door to door directions by public transport check:

Timing: 18:00 - 00:30

Dinner: 18:00 - 20:00

Price (inclding dinner): €17.00 (Adults) €10.00 (Children between age 4 and 9 years) 

Dress code: Preferrably ethnic clothing

Bollywood at the Park

6 / 7 -09-2013

Enjoy Bollywood movies in the open air at Oosterpark in Amsterdam on 6th and 7th September!

Entrance is absolutely free! Be on time as the movies start at 20:00 and number of chairs available is limited

Program of the evenings are as follows:

Friday 6th September: 
18 uur: Opening with DJ Chennai
20 uur: MOVIE: Cocktail

Saturday 7th September:
15 uur: Free yoga lesson thanks to Breathe Yoga
16 uur: Food market
17 uur: Free Bollywood Dance clinic
18 uur: DJ Shantaram
20 uur: MOVEI: Chak de India
23 uur: Closing of Bollywood at the Park 2013

CONFERENCE: Rise of the Indian Diaspora in Europe


Register and more info on:

After organising three successful conferences, The Foundation for Indian Diaspora in Europe (FIDE) decided to organize the next conference this year on Sunday, September 29, 2013 at  Louwman Museum (Leidsestraatweg 57, Den Haag) with the theme: The Rise of the Indian Diaspora in Europe. The earlier conferences organized were: European Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (2009) and two conferences of the Indian Diaspora in the Netherlands (2011 & 2012).

The registration fee is only € 25,- and that includes all conference facilities, cultural programme,  snacks, lunch, visit to the museum and free parking. 

The objectives of the conference are:

  • To evaluate the achievements of the Indian Diaspora in Europe in general, and in the Netherlands in particular
  • To explore the possibilities of enhancing strength and visibility of Indian Diaspora in the different sectors of economic and social activities in Europe.

Role models of Indian Diaspora from different European countries will be invited to share their achievements and strategies of their success.
Special attention will be given to socially active youth, male and female who are the future torchbearers of the community.
Dignitaries from the political arena will be invited to share their thoughts to interact with the conference participants.
The cultural session at the end of the conference will include the famous Dhoad Gypsie dancers from Rajasthan and other well-known local artists.

Indian Film Festival the Hague







Indian Beach Festival


Independence Day Celebration


THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL! Sorry to disappoint you, hope to see you next time!

Bridging the Gap Foundation is working together with Netherlands - India Association and KALLOL to present to you Independence Day celebrations on the 15th of August at Hilton Hotel, Amsterdam from 18:00 till 20:30.

This is a registered only event so get your ticket online to watch wonderful performances by talented artists with appetizing snacks and refreshing drinks.  

Entrance is free thanks to the sponsors for this event:


We would like to once again highlight that this a registered only which can be done with the special promo code: BTG150813

Eid Festival


Sonu Nigam Live in Concert


When:  Saturday, 24th August 2013
Time:   19:30
Venue: World Forum Theatre, Den Haag

Ticket presale:   VIP 250 €, 95 €, 65 €, 45 €
(, Tel: 0031 - (0)900 1353 (0,45 € /p.m.))

More info:
Tel: 0031- (0)6 85095225 or 0031 - (0)6 85095227
R & J Entertainment b.v., Amsterdam

Manak - E Live


Manak-E is performing live at on Saturday 15th June at La Riviera in Rotterdam. He'll be singing his well known Bollywood songs such as Paisa Paisa from the movie De Dana Dan amongst others. Supporting acts are non other than 2Famous, Starz and JPF.

Tickets are available at

Den Haag: Govinda VIdeotheek en PFC Tandoori
Rotterdam: Aakash Videotheek
Amsterdam: Naseeb Videotheek

For more info, click here

Friday Fever







The Amsterdam Expats Meetup Group is organizing their next party at the all time favourite - Little Buddha!


Little Buddha is absolutely stunning and without doubt one of the most beautiful venue in Amsterdam. With 60ft giant statues, delicious cocktails and a giant dance floor, it provides a totally unique clubbing experience. Prepare to be amazed as you move through the venue.

Located on the Leidseplein in the heart of Amsterdam and based over two floors, Little Buddha is the perfect place to let loose on a Friday night. The Djs play the best of House, Top 400 and current biggest hits. Exotic drinks are served throughout the night, ranging from a banal beer to intricate cocktails. For those seeking to let their heads down after a hard week at work, be sure to join us at this Friday night party.

Come prepared to relax, enjoy a few drinks, make new friends, and dance your feet off!

We are a big crowd so RSVP quick to book your spots before we run out of free spots on the guestlist.

For more information, click here (

Desi Fever


The countdown has begun, on Saturday the 22nd of June Asian Night Events presents you: Desi Fever.

On Saturday the 22nd of June, one of Rotterdam’s venues: Eclipse, will be the host of Desi Fever. With world known artists from the UK and Holland you should prepare yourself for a night to remember.

After numerous successful Desi oriented events such as So F*cking Hindi, Hindi Village, Bollywood Fever and I Love Bollywood, Asian Night Events thought the Desi’s in the Netherlands were ready for something massive.

Desi Fever is not just another Desi Event, it has been created for those of you who want to party in style, celebrate with the biggest, and enjoy the night with a Desi Fever. We believe our guests deserve high class service, entertainment, pleasure and highly important: great music.

From the UK we bring you Junaid Kaden, Mumzy Stranger, Tasha Tah, Char Avell & Raxstar. And that’s not all, also Desi Artists from the Netherlands: Sama Blake and Sabi Brar. Quite massive, right?

Tickets for Desi Fever are €10,- p.p. in presale (more at the door) and can be bought at all Free

Want to experience Desi Fever as a VIP? Please contact us trough + for all VIP arrangements call +316 247 02 693

Join us in The Netherlands’ first Desi Event with 7 international artists. You don’t want to miss this!




  • DJ DON
  • M.G.A



LADYTICKET : €15,- (2 for 1)

VIP TICKET : €30,-

Pakistani Mela Festival 2013 - Den Haag






Pakistan Cultural Festival (Indoor Mela) 2013, being held this year in The Hague.

Mela 2013 presents a welcome opportunity to Pakistani and other communities living in the Netherlands to come together and promote inter-cultural understanding through a fun-full day of culture, sports, music and food.

Organized by the Pakistani Dutch community with the support of the Embassy of Pakistan, Mela 2013 is a sequel to the earlier three festivals held in The Hague (2010 & 2011) and in Amsterdam (2012). Mela 2013 will be an upgrade of last year's event in all facets from venue to music to food and sports to fun activities. A big attraction is Pakistan's popular singer Humera Arshad and Nabeel Shaukat Ali (Sur Kshetra Winner).

There will be sports including volleyball, kabaddi and football.

Pakistani Musical, Cultural & Sports Festival.

Musical program featuring Famous Pakistani Singers Humera Arshad and Nabeel Shaukat Ali (Sur Kshetra Winner) along with leading local singers.

Activities on the on the mela event:

  • Sports: volleyball, kabaddi, kite flying, rassa kashi
  • Humera Arshad and Nabeel Shaukat Ali (Sur Kshetra Winner) along with leading local singers
  • Attractions for ladies: churian (bangles), mehndi and boutiques
  • Attractions for kids: rides, slides, sports
  • Food: Pakistani delicacies e.g. samosas, kabab, ice cream, jalebi, mangoes and a lot more
  • Shopping: garments, home textiles, food items, sports goods etc.
  • Fashion Show

and more more..

Zoals het al bekend was wordt dit jaar de Pakistani mela georganiseerd in Den Haag! Dit jaar treden Humera Arshad and Nabeel Shaukat Ali op! Wij hopen dat net als voorgaande jaren het weer en enorm succes wordt!

  • Sunday 30th June 2013 || Time: 12:00 - 21:00
  • Entry: €5 p.p. (kids under the age of 5 for free)
  • For stall rental please contact:
    • De Uithof
      Jaap Edenweg 10
      Den Haag

Holi Celebration @ Invitation Restaurant

Let us enjoy the Festival of Colours Holi all together at the following venue along with some lunch and music. Be ready to Drink and Dance.
Restaurant India Invitation
Duinschooten 12 - 
2211 ZC 
Date :         07th April 2013
Time :        12:00 hrs until 16:30 hrs
Lunch :      €15 Per person excluding drinks which u need to buy. Children above 3 years will be charged €7,50 per child excluding drinks.   
Dress Code : Jeans plus whites

Eindhoven Cricket Premier League

Praroopz in collaboration with PSV Cricket Club Eindhoven is very happy to announce the upcoming “Indoor Cricket Championship” on the grounds of Vijfkamplaan Sports Complex in Eindhoven on 6th April 2013.

In addition we will offer:
• Entertainment for Kids,
• Music,
• Food,
• Games for Kids and Adults and of course,
• the whole fun and thrill of the professional cricket game clash between various teams coming from all over Netherlands.

In short, we provide a platform for a perfect family day out activity!!!!!!!!. It’s a free entry for the families and spectators.  Further, find the general guidelines for the teams participating :

  1. The team size can vary from 6-8 people but only 6 play at a time. So basically every team can include 2 extra players for rotation purpose.
  2. Every team will play minimum of 3 matches and max up to finals. Based  on the run rate we will pick up the winners from the pools which will further qualify for semifinals. So in short a team has plenty of chance to demonstrate their skills
  3. The participation fee is €175/team. Again the team might consist of min 6 players or max 8 players. The participation fee includes lunch and drink for the participants.
  4. The winners have a cash prize of €300 and also individual prizes such as Man of Series, Best Batsman, Best fielder, etc will be distributed.
  5. Due to limited place, we will entertain only the first 8 teams who register.
  6. Also there is a possibility to register as an Individual if one cannot make his/her own team. We will bring you into contact with other individual registers so that a complete team can be formulated.
  7. Please register your teams at

Bollywood & Beyond @ Imagine Film Festival Amsterdam

The 29th edition of the Imagine Film Festival, which takes place from 8 to 17 April in EYE Amsterdam, will also be hosting Bollywood & Beyond where they explore recent Indian genre films, in particular films that are made not just for the Indian market, but also for international markets. This section, spearheaded by Anurag Kashyap's epic family saga Gangs of Wasseypur, consists of four fiction films and two documentaries. The full programme consists of:

  • Despite the Gods - Penny Vozniak
  • Eega - S.S. Rajamouli, J.V.V. Sathyanarayana
  • Gangs of Wasseypur - Anurag Kashyap
  • Rowdy Rathore - Prabhu Deva
  • Supermen of Malegaon - Faizad Ahmad Khan
  • Tasher Desh - Q

Click here for the full press release of Bollywood & Beyound.

For more information regarding the film festival, check



Brand new desi event: Kangna! Taking place on the 30th of March at Little Buddha in Amsterdam

Exclusive location, strict door policy and lots of good music and fun!

Every edition the best desi related music (including Dance and Bhangra) a fabulous live show by a performing artist.
The first show will be done by the talented Money K ft. Balli Kalsi. For VIP Tables and more info call: 06-53711530

(Note: If you want to have a delicious dinner before going to Kangna you can send an email as well to: for reservations)


We Netherlands Expats association with Sanskriti are organising our a great Dj Evening (HOLI - Festival of Colours Special) to rock and roll with the 1st edition of Bollywood mix and match @ Schiedamsevest 121, Rotterdam on March 30th from 18:00 hrs.

Come shake your body on the beats of Dj VJ , one of the most popular and sort Dj in The Netherlands. DJ VJ will be spinning Bollywood , Punjabi, Bhangra, Fusion, English and lot more.

Also featuring live performances including the one from “Sabi the singer”; & Live performances !!!!

Enjoy "LEKKER’’ Indian snacks and give yourself a complete entertaining evening.

Live on Stage: 

DHOLI-B - Live Bhangra on Stage.

Come and Enjoy The great Music Eve , with Great Indian Festival - HOLI (Festival of Colours)Special.

Book your agendas now.


Holi Phagwa Arnhem

Come celebrate Holi in Arnhem on Saturday 30th March fro 16:30 till 00:30. Colours are available to buy on location and entrance is completely free!

Address: OASV - Dennenweg 106, 6823 MS Arnhem

For more information please click here

HOLI2013 Rotterdam

Holi will be celebrated on the 31st of March in Rotterdam centrum. The procession will take place through Rotterdam centrum with the theme of Ram Lila. An experience not to be missed! 

Check out the videos and pictures from last year's event:

Sinterklaas is coming to town


The count down for Sinterklaas has begun!! On 17th November, Sinterklaas will be arriving in the Netherlands and go around to greet all the children.

Please click on the relevant links to see what the programming is like in your area:

Amstelveen - 17 November

Amsterdam - 18 November

Den Haag - 17 November

Rotterdam - 17 November

What is Sinterklaas, click here for an explaination.

Raga Night


Dear Indian music lovers,

We're happy to invite you for a Raga Night at Lilian's beautiful new yogastudio - the Yogasalon  in the center of Amsterdam this saturday at 8 pm.

We will present a raga suitable to the evening. Also we have a special guest: Matwala Prem on the tabla together with Rupak they will bring a tabla duet.
Exciting thundering classic Indian rhythms.

Hope to see you all there.


On Saturday December 1st a fresh new desi clubnight-concert will make sure that this will be the place to be! 21:00 till late.

Music: The best Bollywood, Hindi & Bhangra

Live on stage: 




Borglandweg 6-12
1099 CT


On December 7 at the Muiderpoort Theatre in Amsterdam The Satish Dance Company presents an Indian Swan in Amsterdam. Ten talented dancers involve the audience in an exotic and romantic dance performance based on Tsjaikovski’s famous Swanlake.

It is 1877 and Prince, a young student who studies in Amsterdam, is madly in love with an Indian fellow student. In his fantasy he courts her in the appearance of a swan but to his despair his stepmother involves him with the daughter of a rich man. He doesn’t love her. Because he does not want to disappoint his stepmother he agrees with her choice but when he looks outside his window and sees a couple of swans passing by his mind wanders to his own Indian swan.

Satishkoemar Myre-Makhan has developed choreographies for this performance based around European and Indian music. The company consists of ten dancers who are trained in the Indian Bharata Natyam dance style, a style which distinguishes itself by a combination of power and elegance. Satishkoemar uses this form of dance as the bases for his own modern pieces. Through these the audience experiences the diversity used in current Indian dance.

Satishkoemar Myre-Makhan is an Amsterdam choreographer whose work has been performed in large theatres in the Netherlands such as the Tropentheater and Korzo. Over the past ten years he has developed himself into a multi-faceted choreographer of both classical and contemporary Indian dance.

An Indian Swan in Amsterdam is part of the monthly double programme TANDEM-dans. Beginner theatre makers are given their own space and project their own face into the standard programmes in the Plein and the Muiderpoort Theaters. After the performance the public is invited to a Meet & Greet with the choreographers. 

An Indian Swan in Amsterdambegins at 20.30 on December 7, 2012. Muiderpoorttheater, Amsterdam. Entrance fee €11. For reservations (020) 668 13 13.

Diwali Festival


Diwali - also known as the festival of lights, the triumph of good over evil is considered as one of the most important and auspicious festivals in India. Although originally a religious festival, it has been adopted by all Indians irrespective of religious beliefs thus now making it a cultural celebration.

We are proud to announce that the Diwali Festival will be taking place this year on the 3rd of November in Amstelveen Stadsplein. The festival welcomes everyone as you take a small trip through India and discover the different taste and culture of the land. There are various food stalls catered by prestigious Indian restaurants in the Netherlands as well as vendors where you can purchase Indian artifacts, trinkets, clothing etc. The entertainment on stage doesn't stop even more for a moment and is entertaining for all ages with interactive workshops, dances and songs.

If you would like to take part in the Diwali Festival then please email us: . We are always looking for talent .

The celebrations start at 12:00 and will end with fireworks at 19:00. Entrance is completely free so you have no reason to miss out!


Garba & Dandiya Night


The Garba & Dandiya night is only a few days away!! The night of the 20th of October is promised to be filled with lots of entertainment and food! Children are most definately welcome for this evening and we have more than enough to entertain them too besides just dancing, infact they have a separate room to themselves!

Tickets are only €16 per person (children under age of 3 years are free). This price includes a wonderful dinner thanks to Indian Kitchen.

Tickets can be purchased from the following locations:

  • Spice Asian Foodstore (Karel Doormanweg 6, Amstelveen)
  • Masala Express (de Berebijt 10, Amstelveen)
  • Kashmere Foodstore (Lindenlaan 376, Amstelveen)
  • Concoursje Eetcafe (Concourslaan 26, Hoofddorp)

If you are unable to buy your tickets from these locations then please contact us.

We have dandiyas available to rent on the evening itself but if you have dandiyas at home, please bring them with you.

Additional to dancing and dinner, there will also be a mehndi artist present with a variation of designs for you to choose from. We have a talent competition organized for our younger participants (We have a few places still left so message us if you want your child to take part).

Date: Saturday, 20th October 2012

Location: Noorddamcentrum,Noorddammerweg 1, Amstelveen

Directions: Can easily be reached with bus 171, 172 and Metro 51 (for door to door directions by public transport check:

Timing: 19:00 - 01:30

Dinner: 19:30 - 21:00

Dress code: Preferrably ethnic clothing

For more information, email us:

Bollywood Dhamakha: Round 4 - 2012


Amstelveen's famous and successful Bollywood party - Bollywood Dhamakha is taking place on the 15th of September.

The fun never stops and we've got a great line up of entertainment waiting for you!!

Tickets are only €10 per person and they sell out fast, so get them quick.

Tickets can be bought from the following locations:

  • Free Record Shop
  • Primera outlets
  • Spice Asian Foodstore (Karel Doormanweg, Amstelveen)
  • Kashmere Foodstore (Lindenlaan376, Amstelveen)
  • Masala Express (De Beerebijt 10-HS, Amstelveen)
  • Ruben's Tropical (Balboastraat 28-A, Amsterdam)
  • Ben's Corner (Next to Amstelveen Bus Station)

Doors open at 22:00 and the party goes on till late! Our resident DJs will be spinning: DJ DON & DJ VJ Balli Khalsi on the Dhol with Breakdancer performances! You've got plenty to look forward to!

Bollywood at the Park

14 and 15 September

Bridging the Gap Foundation is proud to support Bollywood at the Park! The only open air cinema showing Bollywood movies for two days! Entrance is completely free on both days with much entertainment and food! They will be transferring the Oosterpark into a magical Bollywood scene. Make sure you join to watch and experience this. Seating is limited (only 300 seats)!
Friday 14th September: Zindagi na Milegi Dobara starring no other than Farhan AKhtar and Hrithik Roshan!

Saturday 15th September: Om Shanti Om - Super blockbuster starring Shah Ruhk Khan!

Afterwards joining us at Bollywood Dhamakha - the official after party of Bollywood at the park!

Indian Diaspora Conference: Connecting Communities & Generations


This year the annual Indian Diaspora conference will be organized in the Forum, RAI Conference Center, Amsterdam by the Foundation for Indian Diaspora in Europe on 30 September 2012. As the theme of this conference suggests, it will focus on improving inter-generational relations as well as relations between different groups of Indian Diaspora in the Netherlands. 

At this conference the Hon’ble Ambassador of India, the Mayors of Amsterdam and Haarlemmermeer and many other distinguished India and Netherlands experts and representatives from various social and business organizations will participate.

The objectives of the conference are:

  • Strengthening the links between various Indian Diaspora groups and organizations, with particular emphasis to the challenges facing different groups of people of Indian origin (especially the youth)
  • Promotion of the role of Indian Diaspora in Dutch society;
  • To intensify and broaden ties between the Netherlands and India in various fields.

In addition, in an open discussion this conference will endeavor to address some complex social problems within the community. In separate sessions, special attention will be paid to generational and cultural differences in the Diaspora groups, but also the untapped potential of the Indian Diaspora to play an active role in Dutch society. Part of the presentation and discussion will be bilingual [English / Dutch].

The conference is made possible by the support of City of Amsterdam and many India-related organizations.

Conference sub-themes

  1. Retirement and planning
  2. Growing up in a multicultural society: Opportunities and challenges
  3. Doing Business with India: role of Indian Diaspora .

It is our intention to generate many ideas in the panel discussions through real dialogue. The conference will conclude with a cultural show full of spectacular dance, music performances and special acts by Surinamese-Indian talents. The entrance fee is € 25 p.p. including all conference facilities, coffee, soft drinks, lunch, snacks and cultural program. To participate in this unique conference is registration (before 15-09-2012) via mandatory.

Bollywood: The Revolution


The 32nd Dutch FilmFestival will be taking place in Utrecht on the 29th of September. They'll be showing three spectacular movies:

  • Toer
  • De Bollywood Revolution
  • De Hollandse Meesters

The movie - De Bollywood Revolution, is made by Alexander Oey. He documents different families in India, Suriname, England and the Netherlands where three generations speak about their expectations and attachments to Bollywood films. This movie will also be aired on 12th September on TV Channel - Nederland 2 at 22:25. Don't miss it!!

Indian Film Festival : The Hague

03-10-2012 untill 07-10-2012

The Indian Film Festival The Hague (IndianFFTH) will take you on an unforgettable journey to India, an overwhelming country filled with contrast. The festival explores the changing identity of India through the eyes of film makers.

Fantasy and reality interchange and offer a fascinating insight into this future economic world power. IndianFFTH is a platform for contemporary film art from India for established and rising film talent. Five days of cinema, five days of eclectic and exciting programming, five days of mesmerizing India for all ages and all kinds. Whether you’re a lover of art or a lover of nightlife the IndianFFTH has something for you

From September 3 tickets for the IndianFFTH will be available on the website or at the box office of Filmhuis Den Haag, Pathé Buitenhof and Theater Dakota. Click on the program page for an overview of all the movies, including dates, time and venues of screenings. You can click on the locations to be forwarded to the site of the theatre in question so you can order tickets directly. For more information, please visit:

Desi Girls: Eid Special


Calling Desigirls's first edition a success isn’t just the dream the organisation once had, but an undeniable fact of the entire night!

After countless amazing reactions and the many Desigirls who came to visit Amsterdam for this memorable event, we are proud to declare Desigirls's first edition a successful, hot event. 

We're proud to invite all the ladies once again, to come and party with us on 24th of August at Grandcafe Cinetone (Duivendrechtsekade 85, Amsterdam). It will be bigger and better this time.

We got: Mehndi Arts, Fashionshow, Goodiebags and many more! If you missed the first edition, make sure to attend the next one. You don’t wanna be missing out on a great night in Amsterdam with the best bollywood & bhangra music, and offcourse all the Desigirls! 

Tickets available at all Free Record Shops nationwide! for: €15,- (Incl. Fee and Incl. Dinner!) Or call 0657709351 For tickets and more information! See you on 24th August! Desigirls Crew

Katha by Nihang Piara Singh

24-08-2012 till 26-08-2012

Nihang Piara Singh from Canada will at the Maan Sarovar Sahid Gurdwara (Baarsjesweg 281, Amsterdam) from 24th of August (18:00 till 19:00), 25th August (18:00 - 19:30) and 26th August (12:15 - 13:15). Everyone is welcome to join and listen to Katha.

For more information please contact: Mr. Balwinder Singh (06-50510970)


NIA: Kite Competition


NIA is organizing a kite flying event in Noordwijkerhout on Sunday, August 26 from 1 pm onwards.

Kite flying is one of the most popular festivals in India. Watching the colourful sky during the kite festival is indeed a feast to the eyes.

Entrance and competition are free (including the special kites!) Please inform the Secretary before Thursday, 23rd August 2012 the number of persons who will take part in the competition by e-mail (

13:00 - 14:00 Meet & Greet and Registration for the Kite Competition

14:00 - 14:30 Opening of Kite Festival, including opening by the Ambassador of India, H.E. Ms. Bhaswati Mukherjee

14:30 - 17:00 Kite Competition

17:00 - 18:00 Contributory Drinks & Snacks followed by Prize Distribution

Address: Restaurant India Invitation (Oosterduinse meer) Duinschooten 12 2211ZC Noordwijkerhout
Tel: 0252-371087 The competition will be held on the lawns and waterside of the restaurant.

Hope to see you all there!

GrachtenFestival Amsterdam 2012


Grachtenfestival celebrates anniversary with special programme Providing a platform for talented young classical musicians for 15 years This year marks the 15th anniversary of the Grachtenfestival. Dedicated to the theme of love, this year’s festive edition of the annual event will be celebrated with three special anniversary programmes. Talented young musicians will stand centre stage again, continuing the Grachtenfestival’s 15-year tradition as a platform for talent and upholding its seminal role in the cultural landscape of the Dutch capital. Over the years, what began as a three-day festival with 38 programmes has expanded into ten days filled with 230 activities. Unchanged, however, is the quality of the programmes, the intimacy of the performances and the friendly atmosphere for which the festival has been known always.


Platform for young talents

As the Netherlands premieres stage for talented young musicians, the Grachtenfestival gives promising players a chance to expand their artistic boundaries and explore new horizons, in many cases through festival initiatives. It was at the Grachtenfestival, for example, that the Frommermann vocal ensemble had its inception, as did the extraordinary stage debut of Het Hemelse Leven by Ramsey Nasr and the Amsterdam Ensemble, with their thrilling performance of Mahler’s 4th Symphony. The sensational success of these and other initiatives led to additional performances beyond the Grachtenfestival. Another way in which the festival promotes young talents is with the annual Grachtenfestival Conservatorium Concours and awarded with the GrachtenfestivalPrijs.


Special anniversary activities

Young musicians of promise will also be invited to spread their artistic wings in the special programme of activities organized in honour of this anniversary year. Saturday August 11th will see the premiere of ‘Nozze Don Così – The Mozart & Da Ponte trilogy’. On Sunday August 12th, the international mlw Festival Philharmonie’s young members will play a concert on the well-known Dam Square. Last but not least will be an electrifying performance by the Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw on Thursday August 16th, with special guests Dr Lonnie Smith and Twogether.


Free open-air concerts

The pontoon docked in front of the Festival Centre at Het Compagnietheater will be returning this year to host a range of concerts, including the official opening of the Grachtenfestival (Friday August 10th, 8:30 p.m.), the Kloveniersconcert with The Gents (Wednesday August 15th, 6 p.m.) and a grand finale in which the Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw will be playing the musical score from West Side Story (Sunday August 19th, 5:30 p.m.).

All of these concerts can be attended free of charge. For the full festival programme and ticket purchase, see this link.

Amsterdam inBusiness Cricket


For the sixth consecutive year, amsterdam inbusiness will organise a cricket tournament at the VRA Cricket Club in Amstelveen, bringing together members of the Indian expat community in the Netherlands. Not only is it a perfect opportunity for the Indian community’s passion for cricket to be unleashed, it is a great chance to network and socialise.
A popular international event.

The 2012 cricket tournament takes place on Saturday 2 June. It is a family-friendly event and participation is free of charge. The event has been organised annually by amsterdam inbusiness, proving to be increasingly popular. Last year, more than 500 members of the Indian community came together for the tournament, forming 16 teams. Indian companies in the region will receive an invite directly from amsterdam inbusiness.

ABC India School & Slum Photo Exhibition 2012

31-05-2012 until 02-06-2012

ABC is excited to host their annual photo exhibition & share visuals on the IMPACT your entry fee donations to ABC Events are having in India.7 Photographers spent days taking 2,000+ photos in our school & in adjacent slum where the students live. They’ve selected the BEST 50 for our exhibition, and look forward to sharing them with you.

They’re spreading the FUN over 3 nights: Thursday May 31st, Friday June 1st and Saturday June 2nd, and are mixing it up a bit with different themes and surprises for each night.

They’re hosting it at a great, gezelllig Art Space in the Center of Amsterdam, next to Dam Square, called Naleye Art Gallery.(Nieuwe Zijdsvoorburgwal 240)

Look forward to an intimate and cozy event where ABCers can meet & mingle while learning more about the project in India (that BTG also supports!) and enjoying the visuals. 

Thursday, is the "opening party' beginning Afterwork – for Incredible India night – from 18:00 to 00:00, where we have, Indian Snacks afterwork, group Bollywood Dance Class at 21:00. Top Indian DJ - DJ Don will have us grooving to Indian beats.

Entrance donation of 15 Euros - includes 1 drink, Indian Snacks.

Friday and Saturday the FUN begins at 20:00 to 00:00 on each night. Entrance Donation 15 Euros - includes 2 drinks and free entrance to afterparty.

Friday Night for the after party we will be heading to the Wonderful - Polo Party at Majestic. ABC attendees receive free entrance with ticket to Exhibition - (Full is Full)

Saturday Night for the after party we will be heading to Supper Club. ABC Attendees receive free entrance with ticket to Exhibition.

Amsterdam inBusiness Cricket


For the sixth consecutive year, amsterdam inbusiness will organise a cricket tournament at the VRA Cricket Club in Amstelveen, bringing together members of the Indian expat community in the Netherlands. Not only is it a perfect opportunity for the Indian community’s passion for cricket to be unleashed, it is a great chance to network and socialise.
A popular international event.

The 2012 cricket tournament takes place on Saturday 2 June. It is a family-friendly event and participation is free of charge. The event has been organised annually by amsterdam inbusiness, proving to be increasingly popular. Last year, more than 500 members of the Indian community came together for the tournament, forming 16 teams. Indian companies in the region will receive an invite directly from amsterdam inbusiness.

Pakistan Mela 2012


The mega Pakistani event of the year - Pakistan Mela 2012 - is back again on the 3rd of June from 12:00 till 20:00 in Amsterdam.
This years entertainment includes Hadiqa Kiani and Imran Khan along with other leading local performers.

Entrance is only €3.- (Children under 5 years are free!). The day is filled sport activities, entertainment and of course lots of food.

Sportpark Sloten,
Sloterweg 1045

For more information check out:

Japan Festival 2012


The Japan Festival this year will be held on 9 and 10 June in Amstelveen. Now the preparations for the 2012 edition of the Japan Festival are in full swing it is hard to imagine that it was a year ago that Japan was hit by a devastating natural disaster. On 11 March 2011, the world could do little more than look on as the lives of tens of thousands of Japanese changed forever. Entire villages were razed to the ground by a merciless tsunami. A special concert in memory of the victims was held in 2011 by the Japan Festival Foundation and attended by members of the Dutch Royal Family. An ensemble from the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam performed Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and the Japanese poet Ryoichi Wago recited the poems Kanashimi (sorrow) and Kibou (hope).

The emphasis of 2012 Festival will be on Japanese street scenes. Many stylistic features of the Japanese street will be on view. An eight-metre high traditional torii (gate) will rise up at the entrance to Amstelveen’s central square. In walking through this gate visitors will symbolically cross the border into what will be called ‘Little Japan’. For two days, visitors will be able to enjoy the cultural and culinary offering of this temporary village.

The themes of light and hope will be continued in this year’s Japan Festival. Following a centuries-old Japanese tradition, visitors to the twoday festival will join together to attempt to fold a thousand paper cranes. The thousand birds will be symbolically given to those who are still suffering everyday from the events of 2011. 

One of the most recognisable forms of expression in Japanese musical culture are the impressive and spectacular Taiko Drummers. These drummers, with their beautiful traditional instruments will perform on both days of the festival, entrancing the audience at the main stage with their stirring rhythms.

Japan’s rich culinary culture will not remain uncelebrated. The Festival and Hotel Okura Amsterdam, are together organising a national sushi competition, which all the Japanese chefs of the Netherlands may enter. The grand finale will be held during the Japan Festival where the winner will be announced. The estimated 40,000 visitors to the festival will, of course, be able to savour this delicious Japanese speciality at various distribution points throughout the festival.  

Japan enjoys world renown in sport. Many Japanese sports are practiced by many Dutch, young and old – karate, judo and kendo to name a few. Demonstrations and workshops for all these sports will also be held. Kendo will receive special attention from the festival organisers, because this year’s European junior championships will held in the Netherlands.

The possibility holding the final on the main stage at the Japan Festival 2012 is being explored. The Japanese festival is open to everyone and so there is plenty of entertainment for children. A famous Japanese car manufacturer has supplied the foundation with two cars covered in transparent film. Japanese children will be asked to paint one car in a way they think Dutch children would. Dutch children will be asked to decorate the other car in a way they think Japanese children would. Both vehicles will be unveiled at the Japanese Festival.Of course, all the programmed events mentioned here are conditional, because the organisation of the festival is still underway. But whatever happens, visitors to the Japan Festival 2012 can look forward to two exciting days, which will embrace all things cultural and culinary, but where there will also be room to pause and remember the awful events of 2011.

Annual Celebrations Mandir


Lord Shiva Hindu Temple proudly announce the completion of one year of its religious services to the community in the Netherlands.

On this occasion we would like to thank our community for all their support by organizing a GRAND GALA VERITY EVENT 2012.

There will be numerous events that would be organized to mark the achievement of this milestone.

Celebration is on Sunday, 24th of June 2012, and will starts on 15:00 onwards. 

The following events will be organized:

Group 1  Singing  and Dancing  (age up to 15 years)

  1. Singing competition (sloks,Mantras,Bhajans,devotional and even decent Bollywood numbers).
  2. Dance competitions (devotional songs and decent Bollywood numbers).

Group 2   Singing and Dancing  (age over 15 years)

  1. Singing  Competitions  (sloks, Mantras, Bhajan, devotional songs and even decent Bollywood numbers)
  2. Dance competitions    (devotional songs and decent Bollywood numbers)

So if you think you or your child have that spark please email: with name, age and category of competition  and we will contact you for further details.

Audition register close on 8th June 2012.

Please note that some prices are to be won out of this competitions.

There are NO entry fee/tickets etc. to join this event, so let's make this celebration a big success together


Rolling Kitchen 2012


After four successful years of outdoor mobile food fun, The Weekend of the Rolling Kitchens is back for its fifth edition from 17 to 20 May 2012 at Amsterdam's Westergasfabriek.
Mobile delicacies - Rolling Kitchens, Amsterdam

For four days over the Ascension weekend, tens of mobile kitchens will descend upon the park at the Westergasfabriek to create an enormous open air restaurant!

Food to suit every appetite will be on the menu, with everything from fresh Italian pizza to sophisticated seafood dishes on offer. Hunt around for your favourite dish(es), pick up your order and relax under the sun (or later in the evening, stars) as you enjoy your food.

There is no entrance charge for Rolling Kitchens (Rollende Keukens) and the food is designed to tickle the most culinary of taste buds without breaking the bank. And after the sun has set on 18, 19 and 20 May, there's the chance to catch an open-air screening of a popular film.
More information

The Rolling Kitchens will be open from 13:00 to 23:00 on Thursday, 17 May through to Sunday, 20 May. The Westergasfabriek is about 30 minute’s walk from Amsterdam Central Station or tram number 10 stops nearby.

For more information, check the Rolling Kitchens website (Dutch).

Prem Joshua & Band Concert


On Saturday 19th May Prem Joshua, the multi-instrumental pioneer in international world music, will be holding a concert in the Isala Theather in Capelle aan den Ijssel. The concert of Prem Joshua and his band are uncomparable to any other artists as they push the bounderies between eastern and western music.

The music of Prem Joshua is a mix of Indian classic music, ethno, funk, jazz and trance. According to the Times of India his is the ‘New Guru of World Fusion’ music. Joshua has released at least 14 music albums, the most recent being ‘Luminous Secrets’ which tells a tale of a mysterious old Indian ragas remixed with modern lounge music.

The program will start with tabla player and music producer – Heiko Dijker and students. The concert starts at 20:00 and the doors open at 19:00. Tickets are available as of 13th April 2012.

Address: Stadsplein 5 2903 HH Capelle aan den IJssel

Ticket Price: € 29,50

More information:

Amsterdam Mela 2012


Punjab Overseas Sports Club presents their 8th Amsterdam Mela on Sunday, 20th May!

Entrance is free and includes langar. Children between the ages of 8 and 12 years can participate for he football teams. There are enough activities for those children who don't wish to play football.

Entertainment is provided by Bali Kalsi and Sazi Judge.

Sportpark Nieuw Sloten
Sloterweg 1045,
106 CD Amsterdam

For more information please click here.


Bollywood Fever


Another Bollywood night here to entertain you with DJ Don, DJ VJ, DJ M.G.A spinning at the decks alongside the notorius DJ H down from the UK.

Presale price is €10.- that can be purchased at Free Record Shop.

Bollywood Fever will be debuting at Pand 14 (Muntberg 14, Amsterdam ZO)

Sonu Nigam in Concert


The world famous Indian singer will be performing at PWA Zilverdom in Zoetermeer on Sunday, 27th May.

Tickets are available as of €40.-

For more information, click here

Natraj Next Level


On Saturday 12th May stadsschouwburg in Utrecht will be hosting ‘Natraj Next Level’.

Natraj will be presented for the 4th time this year with a cross-over theme between Indian dance and other dance styles.

Don’t miss this breathe taking performance and buy your tickets today.

1st Ring: €21.- / 2nd Ring: €17.-/ 3rd Ring: €11.-

For more information, click here

FEVER! – Queen's Night Party


From the promoters of Jimmy Woo …..we bring you Queen's Day weekend extravangaza 2012 at Ludwig Zwei (Reguliersdwarsstraat 37, Amsterdam) in Amsterdam for the Queen's day clubbing night. 2012 could be the last year on Earth so you bet we’re going to make the most of it! Ludwig Zwei will be decked out with glamor and scenery fit for royal deities. This will be the hottest Night of the year and tickets include some amazing prizes. Come dressed to impress to welcome in the start of the wildest weekend on the year.

When: Saturday, 28th April 2012

Where: Ludwig Zwei (Reguliersdwarsstraat 37, Amsterdam)

Time: 21:00 till late

To purchase tickets click here

Star Plus - Bollywood Musical Evening


STAR Plus Brings you an evening of music, dances and entertainment! Watch stunning and mesmerizing performances by Abhijeet Sawant, upcoming Bollywood playback singer, Palak Muchhal, and Star Plus Just Dance sensation, Karan Pangali and team.

STAR TV subscribers: €10 (maximum 2 tickets per person).
Regular: 1st row €30, 2nd row €20

Tickets are available for €10, €20, €30
Call 070 88 00 333 or click here to order online

The venue is a 2 minute walk from Den Haag Centraal station, and has underground car parking.

Bollywood Dhamaka: Round 3


BTG arranged it's 3rd Bollywood Dhamaka and it was truely a dhamaka! Pictures can be viewed on our facebook profile so do check them out and tag yourselves!

Special thanks to everyone who helped out on the evening to make sure it was success! 

Check out the the coverage of Bollywood Dhamka



Garba & Dandiya Party


The Garba & Dandiya party that took place on the 1st of October in 't Open Hof, Amstelveen was a a huge success. It was the first time that BTG hosted such an event so we're very proud of the outcome and the supoprt that we recieved from everyone.

A special thanks to the BTG board - Manu Katyal and Rituraj Somani who worked very hard before, during and after the event to make sure all things went smoothly. Thanks to our BTG Team members - Anupriya, Pareeksha, Sinaland Vikram in dedicating their time to get everyone enthusiastic for the event and being on their toes the whole party.
DJ Don was of course absolutely great with his array of music for the party.
BIG thank you to all the volunteers without whom we'd not be able to have the manpower to have a successful party.Harish and Payal Solanki - They put in our their energy to HAND MAKE the dandiya sticks (Red Velvet and Gold ones).
Ankita Anand and Suhk Singh - These two lovely young ladies handled the door registration flawlessly and made sure that no one was left hungry.
Bindiya Jaggan - She helped us transport the wonderful dinner from the Lord Shiva Temple to the location.
City Silks - If you're looking for good Indian clothes to purchase here in Holland this is the place to go! City Silks assisted us prior to the event to make sure we covered all details of the party and also organized for dandiya sticks (the ones with bells on them).
Lord Shiva Temple - BTG has so much to thank them for starting off with the prayers which were done beautifully and gave us the blessings to have a wonderful event. They also provided us with the delicious dinner and also two wonderful helpers to serve the food! Lord Shiva Temple is constantly working hard for the community and we really appreciate their support. They need your support too though so they can continue doing their acitivities so please don't be shy to give your donations via Bank Transfer to: Lord Shiva Hindu Temples| Account Number:

Pictures of the event will be online soon but for now enjoy a short write up on Amstelveen Web with a video of the event which is a must see for those who missed out. Click here to see the video of Bridging the Gap Foundation's first Dandiya & Garba party and read up on the review of the party.

Thanks once again for all the wonderful support and hope to see you next time at our next event!

Warm Regards,
Ritika Mehra


























































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