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Each year, dozens of international professionals working in the fields of architecture, design, fashion and digital culture come to the Netherlands at Het Nieuwe Instituut’s invitation to get acquainted with the multidisciplinary way of working that characterises Dutch design.

The International Visitors Programme fosters international dialogue, cultural exchange, market expansion, and broadening of the international professional network. The institute creates custom schedules that enable its guests to quickly get to know a large number of organisations and individuals working in the Dutch design field.

Some visits are connected with Het Nieuwe Instituut’s programme tracks; others are hosted in collaboration with partner cultural organisations and Dutch embassies. Visitors hail from all over the world, with a focus on the priority countries named in the government’s international cultural policy: Belgium (specifically Flanders), Brazil, China, Germany, Egypt, France, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Marokko, Rusland, Suriname, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, South Africa and South Korea.

The International Visitors Programme is made possible in part by support from the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

For more information about the International Visitors Programme, please contact Najiba Yasmin via