Roots, arts and flavour!
The Origin Chocolate Event takes place in seven halls of the beautiful Royal Tropical Institute. You can experience, taste and learn about all aspects of chocolate and cacao. This year we include a special focus on arts, trade and sustainability. There are a lot of stands, concerts, tastings, talks, expositions, workshops, kids activities and other attractions. A wonderful experience for chocolate lovers of all ages!!
In the Marble Hall you can taste and buy the best fine flavor chocolate and related products.
Cacao and chocolate specialist from all over the world present their marvelous experiences.
Meet the chocolatemakers
An unique experience to meet and talk with world’s best chocolate makers.
Tastings & Pairings
The Maurits Hall you can taste world’s best chocolates, and discover the surprising world of pairings of chocolate with other products such as coffee, tea, whiskey, wine, beer and cheese.
Sustainability and Direct Trade
In the Emma Hall, specialist present and discuss with the participants on how we can ensure the fairest and most sustainable chocolate.
Music & other arts
Experience chocolate with your five senses. Listen to piano improvisation with chocolate melting on your tongue. Furthermore: paintings, theatre, controversial art, videos and gastronomy.
Drinking Chocolates Contest
All visitors can participate and win prizes during the drink chocolate contest. What is the best origin drinking chocolate in the Netherlands?
A ceremony for the prize winners of the International Chocolate Awards, and a presentation of their products.
Cacao, or Theobroma is the food of the gods. During the event cacao ceremonies will get you to higher spirits.
Learn to taste and to prepare during several workshops.
The Bestuurszaal is the venue for entertaining and educative kids activities.
Several expositions: on slavery and on the world of cacao and chocolate.