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Erasmus Huis, a Special Netherlands Cultural Center

By Isny Dewi R

14 Aug 2019

Erasmus Huis is not just a place to introduces the Netherlands culture, but also provides space for arts, artists and Indonesian groups.

Maybe you haven't had the chance to visit the Netherlands yet, but you can learn the culture first in Jakarta. Coming up with a new concept, after a few months of renovation, the Netherlands Cultural Center Erasmus Huis offers a gathering place for creative people while learning more about the Netherlands and its culture.

Erasmus Huis is not just a place that introduces the Netherlands culture, but also provides space for Indonesian arts, artists and groups. Even a number of activities are also often held by other foreign cultural centers here.

For the past few years, Erasmus Huis has worked to modernize programs and performances. The young generation can not only listen to hip hop music and electronic dance, but also enjoy exhibitions and some other places to relax.

One of the rooms in Erasmus Huis which is often being the venue for various musical and art performances is the auditorium. This place has a new appearance and a total change with a capacity of up to 350 people. Not only the auditorium, the exhibition gallery at this cultural center was also enlarged, and is able to display for exhibitions up to 80 meters.

The Erasmus Huis Library is also a magnet for visitors. There are more than 15,000 books, magazines, and newspapers that you can find here. Although most of the collections at Erasmus Huis library use Dutch, you can also find books in English and Bahasa. These books can be borrowed on the condition of being a library member, the fee is only Rp 30,000.

This library presents an atmosphere that will make you feel at home when you are reading here. All thanks to the excellent arrangement of the room, such as adequate natural lighting from large windows overlooking the garden, neutral colored walls and wooden accents from two-story bookshelves, and comfortable sofas and chairs.

If hunger starts to hit while you are enjoying every room in Erasmus Huis, you can go to the canteen which has a homey and calm atmosphere. For those who are running conscious eating movement, you should taste healthy food inspired by typical Dutch food from Burgreens that also enliven Erasmus Huis canteen.

Before visiting Erasmus Huis, don't forget to check and follow their Instagram to find out more complete information about the events that are happening there!


Instagram: @erasmushuis_jakarta

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Erasmus Huis
Kav S- Setiabudi, Jl. HR. Rasuna Said Blok C No.3, Jakarta Selatan

Open Hours:

Sen – Kam: 09.00 – 16.00, Jum: 09.00 – 14.00, Sab: 10.00 – 13.00 WIB

More Information:

Phone: (021) 5241069