ACSSNL - Delft, with the full name the Association of Chinese Students and Scholars in Delft, is the first Chinese student association in the Netherlands. The leading members in this group consist of Bachelor students, Master students, Ph.D. students, higher educating staffs, visiting scholars with the nature of non-profit organizations. ACSSNL - Delft works under the instructions of the Education Department of Chinese Embassy in the Netherlands and Association of Chinese Students and Scholars in the Netherlands (ACSSNL). The main objective is to safeguard the legitimate rights and develop activities for Chinese students and scholars studying abroad, thus to enrich their lives and increase their cooperation with each other. In the meantime, to announcing the Chinese culture and history to Dutch friends, and promote the communications between two countries is also another primary purpose of our association.
Chinese Culture ExhibitionIn 2017, the Chinese culture exhibition opened at the Rietveld Theatre, offering visitors an insight into traditional culture and lifestyle from the East as well as its modern development. Exhibition of Traditional Chinese Culture and Life features various conventional art forms such as ink wash painting, oil painting, and calligraphy. In addition, it is also a microcosm of the traditional lifestyle of Chinese literati. The event also features an inspirational talk on Chinese tea. Such lifestyle, including burning incense to achieve inner peace, making tea and making flower art at home, had a profound impact on Chinese literati from ancient times, which, over the centuries, has entered ordinary people's lives gradually.
Chinese New Year CelebrationIn 2015, we held the Chinese New Year Gala of Chinese students and scholars in Aula, more than 1500 audience have participated in this gala, we also have many famous guests including the Chinese ambassador, the vice president of TUD and many more.
In 2016 and 2017, around Chinese New Year, we hold the Chinese New Year Celebration in Delft at Rietveld Theatre, from 13:00 to 17:00. We provide more than 10 Chinese performances in the theater and also arrange a Chinese culture show to the Dutch citizens. More than 400 Delft citizens participate in our celebration, and they enjoyed it. We organized the celebration and provided Chinese food to Delft citizens, totally for free! The performances are including Chinese traditional singing, dancing, modern art like the magic show, drama, and many more!
In 2018, 9th of March, we hold the Chinese New Year Celebration in Theater de Veste, Delft for the first time. The event started at 17:00 and ended at 22:00. We provide more than 10 Chinese performances in the theater and also arrange a Chinese culture show to the Dutch citizens before and in between the show. Four hundred fifty audiences attended this activity, and among them, more than 200 Delft citizens participate in our celebration, and they really enjoyed it. The performances are including Chinese traditional singing, dancing, magic show, drama, and a particular act given by an Indonesian dancing group. With the support of Gemeente Delft, the Chinese embassy, etc., we managed to make this event become the biggest and most popular event among the Chinese community not only in Delft but also in other nearby cities (e.g. Den Haag, Rotterdam, etc.).