English information Tong Tong Fair

Tong-Tong-Podium mainstage van de Tong Tong Fair

A visit to Asia & the Pacific without the jetlag!

Welcome to the Tong Tong Fair, an inspiring mix of East and West, always dynamic. We are happy to see you in The Hague, The Netherlands.

64th edition: Friday 24 May – Sunday 2 June 2024

Did you know that
.… all cultural programmes are free? For the programme please check www.tongtongfair.nl.
… in the Food Court you can find dishes from the Netherlands East-Indies and Indonesia you can rarely enjoy outside the Tong Tong Fair?
… dozens of exhibitors come over from South-East Asia, exclusively for the Tong Tong Fair?

Enjoy this international cultural festival, discover our famous Food Court and meet exhibitors from South-East Asia. 

Biggest Eurasian fair in the world

The Tong Tong Fair (1959) in The Hague is the biggest Eurasian fair in the world. The event is a sensory stimulating blend of cultural festival, exhibition and food fest rolled into one, held in an archipelago of tents and stands. One of the biggest attractions is the Tong Tong Festival, with hundreds of performances spread over 11 days. The daily entry ticket for the Tong Tong Fair also includes a theatre pass for the Tong Tong Festival.

Imagine that you are in the East

So, if you don’t have the time or money to travel all the way to Southeast Asia, come to the Tong Tong Fair in The Hague and imagine that you are in the East. The Tong Tong Fair comprises the immense Grand Pasar, the famous East-West exhibition with hundreds of stands offering Eastern merchandise and food. Many of the exhibitors come all the way from Indonesia especially for the event; a growing number come from Vietnam and Malaysia. Equally famous is the Food Court with dozens of restaurants and ‘warungs’; it is one of the biggest of its kind in Europe.

International Tong Tong Festival

The international Tong Tong Festival takes place in several theatres on the fair site. The Tong Tong Podium is where the major music, dance and fashion artists perform. The intimate Studio Tong Tong presents lectures, interviews (mostly in Dutch, but in English too), acoustic and theatrical performances. In De Rotonde you are welcome to enjoy music and dance or participate in workshops. Do you wish to improve your cooking skills? Welcome in our Kooktheater. It’s all about delicious food! We have had the pleasure of welcoming artists, writers, lecturers and master chefs from Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Sri Lanka and the United States in recent years. Enjoy!