Because of a lack of good sponsors the 2019 edition of the Origin Chocolate Event won’t take place. We look forward to a successful edition in 2020 with, again, an inspiring programme. Please keep yourself updated through this website and the Facebook page.
Roots, arts and flavour!
Join us 21st October at the Royal Tropical Institute in Amsterdam
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!!
What's on the program?
CHOCOLATE MARKET . CHOCOLATE TALKS WORKSHOPS . EXPOSITIONS . CACAO CEREMONY TASTINGS & PAIRINGS . KIDS ZONE . MUSIC & OTHER ARTS . CHOCOLATE AWARDS DRINKING CHOCOLATES CONTEST . SUSTAINABILITY AND DIRECT TRADE . MEET THE CHOCOLATEMAKERS. CHOCOLATE DINNER
In the Marble Hall you can taste and buy the best fine flavor chocolate and related products.
In the Maximazaal 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 Mauritszaal 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. In the Raadzaal and the Clauszaal all sessions include tastings of the best chocolates in the world.
Sustainability and Direct Trade
In the Bestuurszaal, specialists 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 Origin Chocolate Event is very interesting for older children. In the Emmazaal, we have a creativity programma suitable for adults and kids.
Several expositions: on slavery and on the world of cacao and chocolate.
The evening before the event (20th of October), the Origin Chocolate Event again organizes an origin chocolate dinner where chocolate lovers and chocolatemakers meet at the evening before the Event. A delicious and surprising four course dinner will be served in the beautiful restaurant Olie & Zo, Czaar Peterstraat 173, Amsterdam.
Chocolate lovers united!
Presentations, tastings and masterclasses
will be held simultaneously in several halls.
10:00 – 18:00
Royal Tropical Institute
1092 AD Amsterdam
tickets online now!
Who's going to be there?
Opera & Chocolate
Chocolade gemaakt van zeldzame cacaosoorten uit de hele wereld
Chocolademeditatie, unieke primeur in Nederland!
Maria Salvadora Jimenez
Cacao van eeuwenoude bomen in Mexico
Laura Reiman & Hazel Lee
Kleuren schilderen en chocolade proeven
Chocolate talk: Chocolade uit Colombia
Mikkel Friis Holm
Chocolate talk: de kunst van het chocolademaken
Chocolate talk: bijzondere cacao
Origin chocolate from the Philippines
Join us October 21st!
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21 OCTOBER, 2017
Mauritskade 63, 1092 AD Amsterdam