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Chinese New Year Event 2017




Dear Madam, Sir, dear Dragons Businessclub members,

Gong Xi Fa Cai! 恭喜发财!

Happy Chinese New Year! Dragons Businessclub, amsterdam inbusiness and Oooit Art Consultancy would like to cordially invite you to our Chinese New Year event at the Museum Jan van der Togt, Amstelveen.

Together with the mayor of Amstelveen mrs. M. M. van het Veld, our fellow Chinese and Dutch entrepreneurs would come across the opportunity to celebrate Chinese New Year in an atmosphere surrounded with unique contemporary Chinese Art.

In the past months, nine promising contemporary Chinese artists worked and lived in Amstelveen. Their artworks are exhibited in the Museum Jan van der Togt. This stunning museum and the Chinese artworks will certainly be an inspiration for this special event.


17:30 Registration
18:00 Welcome by Dragons Businessclub
Mrs. Heleen van Ketwich Verschuur, Director of Jan van der Togt museum
Tomas Hillebrand, Conservator of Jan van der Togt museum
18:15 Chinese artworks exhibition with explanations from the Chinese artists
18:55 Speech by Mrs. M.M. van het Veld, Mayor of the City of Amstelveen
19:00 Dinner buffet and networking
20:00 Presentation of Chinese arts in the Netherlands by Oooit Art Consultancy
20:45  Lucky draw
20:55 Informal networking
21:30  Closing

Museum Jan van der Togt
In 1991 Museum Jan van der Togt has founded by the Dutch entrepreneur and art collector Jan van der Togt. The permanent collection has work from international renowned artists like Yaacov Agam, César, Sam Francis, Victor Vasarely and Ossip Zadkine.
Primarily the museum is famous because of her extensive collection of sculptural glass.
Yearly the permanent collection will be combined with several special expositions from both established as promising new artists. In the past, for instance she had expositions from Karel Appel, Robert Combas, Sam Francis and Andy Warhol.
In 2016 the Museum Jan van der Togt extended with a new wing. The ‘Schatkamer’ will provide a permanent place for the international art collection.


  • Complimentary entry
    – Members of Dragons Businessclub
    – Guests of amsterdam inbusiness (City of Amstelveen)
    – Guests of Museum Jan van der Togt
  • Member of VNC & Guanxi : € 34,- per person
  • Non-members: € 40,- per person
  • Without registration in advance: € 55, – per person at the door

Registration in advance is required!

To attend this Chinese New Year event, please kindly register in advance before 20th January, 2017 (6 pm). To register, please click the button below:


In case you have registered but cannot attend, please let us know via e-mail before 20th January 2017 (6 pm).
If you cancel your registration after this date or if you have not notified us that you are not able to attend this event before deadline, we will charge you for incurred costs of € 55, – per person.

Dorpsstraat 50, 1182 JE Amstelveen

Accessibility & Parking
Free parking around the museum, there is also another parking called ‘Oude Dorp’ which is within 5 – 10 minutes walking distance from the museum.

We look forward to welcoming you on 26th of January in Amstelveen!

With kind regards,

Dragons Businessclub, amsterdam inbusiness, Oooit Art Consultancy and
Museum Jan van der Togt

Event Report: Christmas Charity Event

Dragons Businessclub annual Christmas Charity Event
Celebrating 10th anniversary of Dragons Businessclub

On 16 December 2016, Dragons Businessclub organized its annual Christmas Charity Event at Van der valk hotel Breukelen, located in a gracious Chinese old Qing-Dynasty style building. On this special day, Dragons Businessclub also celebrated its 10th anniversary, together with more than 100 guests from both China and the Netherlands, combining with a 4-course luxurious dinner and cocktail party.
The event was opened by Mr. Atom Zhou, chairman of Dragons Businessclub, accompanied by the beautiful violin music performed by String Cats, a Dutch band of violin players. Mr. Zhou was delighted to welcome two special guests Mr. Pieter de Groene, the Deputy Mayor and Alderman of municipality of Stichtse Vecht as well as Mr. Henk Kool, chairman of Vereniging Nederland China (VNC), whom is also one of the witnesses for the establishment of Dragons Businessclub.

Dragons in the past 10 years
A short presentation of Dragons’ history provided the guests with some background information over the development of it in the past 10 years. In 2006, Dragons Businessclub was established by a group of 2nd and 3rd generation of Chinese who have been fully integrated in the Dutch society and are still closely connected to their roots, i.e. China. Through organising different business events, seminars, workshops and company visits periodically, Dragons Businessclub has been growing with its members and volunteers, whom are interested in information sharing, match making and networking. Today, Dragons Businessclub is one of the largest Chinese business platforms in the Netherlands and plays an important role in promoting business co-operations and cultural exchanges between China and the Netherlands.


The presentation was closed by various wishes and expectations from Dragons’ members and contacts. The achievements of Dragons Businessclub in bridging Chinese and Dutch in the past years are greatly appreciated by the Dragons’ members. The members also have confidence that Dragons will continue its development and keep on contributing to the collaboration between Chinese and Dutch communities on both economic and cultural perspectives.

Live music performance
To celebrate its 10th anniversary, Dragons Businessclub also invited various musicians to provide the guests with special live performances. Amongst others, a Chinese classic song from Ms. Lico Lee, a Europe Phoenix Chinese Singer, complemented a relaxing evening with flavourful dessert and tasty drinks. This evening was also a great time for Jazz lovers, who could enjoy the performance by the Jazz Focus Big Band conducted by Mr. Peter Guidi, which the band consists of a group of young Jazz musicians.


From Care4Tina to Sunbeam Children’s Foundation
Dragons Businessclub has a tradition of raising charity funds during its annual Christmas event. In 2015, Dragons Businessclub helped Care4Tina foundation to raise charity funds for Children with a double cleft palate by means of auction and lottery selling. In this year, Dragons Businessclub is helping the fund raising activity for Sunbeam Children’s Foundation. The foundation is dedicated to providing accommodations, education, health care and career guidance to orphans and disadvantaged children in Guangdong, China.

Up to today, Sunbeam Children’s Foundation has been home to more than 200 young children, who have grown into healthy, thriving and happy young adults and obtained opportunities to enter the workforce. All the funds collected in lottery selling and charity auction at the night were fully donated to the Sunbeam Children’s foundation. At the end of the event, Dragons Businessclub succeeded in raising an amount of EUR 6,088.00- for the foundation.

Dragons Businessclub thanks all the sponsors and volunteers for their participation in the event and wishes everyone a great New Year ahead!


Christmas Charity Event at Breukelen 2016 Photos

View all pictures from the event here.