Dutch Week

What a fantastic Dutch Week! We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. From tasting all kinds of Dutch delicacies like stroopwafels, to learning about the quirky Dutch customs (and so much more!) – What a great success the first Social Week of 2023 was. Watch the aftermovie below and look back on this fantastic week!

Dutch Week WTC Amsterdam

Dutch Week

Do you want to get to know the Dutch culture better? Mark the Dutch Week on your calendar! From 20-24 March, WTC Amsterdam will be all about Dutch culture, such as typical Dutch delicacies and activities.

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The Dutch Week Program

From March 20th to 24th, you can enjoy various exciting activities every day. Some activities require registration, so make sure to sign up for the ones that interest you most!

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Monday March 20th

  • 10:00: enjoy some freshly baked stroopwafels at WTC Tower ABC. Don’t forget to take a fun “Dutch selfie” with our giant wooden shoes located near the entrance!

Tuesday March 21st

  • 08:30: Get ready for ‘Energy Up’, a scientifically based energizer with headphones that gives you extra energy. This energizer is all about moving together and, above all, having fun! Register via this link.
  • 12:00-14:00: spoil your taste buds at the Dutch Food market! Taste all kinds of Dutch delicacies in the central hall of Toren ABC.
  • 12:00-16:00: Pick your own tulips on the ground floor of Tower H&I. Choose your favorite color and surprise your friends and family with a bunch of tulips. Registration is not necessary. Feel free to drop by!

Wednesday March 22nd

  • 08:30 am: relax during a mindfulness yoga flow led by Laura Elenbaas, accompanied by Dutch classical music. All levels are welcome – bring your own mat* and relax! Register via this link.
  • 12:00: Join a lunch break yoga flow in Tower Ten. During this class you stretch and move your whole body, so that you can continue the rest of the day relaxed and full of energy. All levels are welcome! Bring your own mat* and enjoy this wonderful flow. Register via this link.
  • From 12:00: unleash your inner artist with the Rembrandt Challenge in the central hall of Tower ABC! Help us paint Rembrandt’s famous Night Watch. We work with painting by numbers, so no experience is required. Don’t worry about your business clothes either: we’ll use magic markers instead of paint. Register via this link.

* Don’t have your own yoga mat? No problem! There are 25 Socialclub yoga mats available for use.

Thursday March 23rd

  • 16:30: attend the musical lecture ‘The Success of Dutch Dance Music’ by Erwin Steijlen in Tower ABC on the ground floor Auditorium. Erwin Steijlen is a successful composer, poet, public speaker and entrepreneur with over 20 years of worldwide experience in the music industry. “Music is communication and part of our identity, our DNA, both personal and corporate. Use its power and its universal language to connect people all over the world.” For the Dutch Week of the CBRE Socialclub, Erwin created a unique Power of Music about the popularity and power of Dutch Dance Music. The Netherlands is internationally known for its Dance Music. Famous Dutch DJ’s and producers, such as Martin Garrix, Tiësto, Armin van Buuren and AfroJack, are incredibly popular and perform all over the world. Why does music helps us to relax, connect to other people and makes us feel better? Why is Dutch Dance Music so successful? What is the business model of companies like Spinnin’ Records and Armada? What can be learned from them? How does music work in our brains and why does this universal language always reach our hearts? Erwin elaborates on these questions and invites you to join him to find the answers… Be prepared to be inspired! Sign up here.

Friday March 24th

  • 16:00: Join a Dutch culture crash course, led by comedian Philip Walkate. Philip will introduce you to the quirky habits of the Dutch. Afterwards, you’re welcome to share your own experiences and insights with each other. And to make things even better, you’ll get to enjoy a free Dutch beer and snack! More information about the location in the WTC will follow soon. Curious about what to expect? Check out this preview! Sign up here.

What else?

Throughout Dutch Week, we’ll have a variety of Dutch “spelletjes” (games) available for you to play in the Socialroom. Come and have some fun with your colleagues while immersing yourself in Dutch culture! Additionally, our restaurant ‘Changing Dishes’, will serve a different Dutch dish each weekday during Dutch week. Indulge in making your own Dutch pancake and savor the classic stamppot! The executive chef of Vermaat reveals his stamppot secret for those who want to prepare one of the recipes themselves at home: “Sweet potato stamppot with arugula and Parmesan cheese” a Classic Dutch recipe with a twist. You can find the recipe here.

All activities mentioned above are free for all residents. Simply sign up to secure your spot and join us for a fun filled Dutch week. Don’t forget to sign up because there is limited availability!

See you there!

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