Huishoudbeurs 2016 offers a record number of activities

Full day programme with over 30 workshops and five major side events

Visitors to the Huishoudbeurs exhibition from Saturday 20 to Sunday 28 February in RAI Amsterdam will enjoy a very busy programme. The 71stt edition of the largest consumer exhibition in the Netherlands features a record number of activities. With some 30 workshops, presentations and shows, the more than 350 exhibiting companies offer a full day of entertainment, activities and shopping fun. In addition, visitors have access to five major side events on the exhibition floor free of charge.

From baby food to animal feed
This year the Huishoudbeurs features five major side events, including the Negenmaandenbeurs (for new and expectant parents), The Model Convention, and, for the second year, the Asia Pasar Malam Festival. New elements are Liever thuis! and the Best Friend Event. Liever thuis! focuses on the smartest, most practical and easiest products and services to increase living comfort. Animal lovers will enjoy the Best Friend Event, featuring the latest gadgets, the finest nutrition, and some great tips and accessories for all types of pets.

From singing bowl meditation to catwalk workshops
Over 350 companies will be exhibiting a wide range of products and offers. In addition to many major brands and side events, visitors can also enjoy over 30 extra creative and educational workshops, varying from jewellery making to laughing workshops and hula hooping as well as more serious subjects such as singing bowl meditation and brain gymnastics. Beautician Mari van de Ven will explain how to create the perfect smokey eyes, while Mariana Verkerk will host catwalk workshops on the main stage.

“The Huishoudbeurs has not had such a wide range of workshops in many years,” says exhibition manager Nicole Mengerink. “I am delighted with this exciting variety of activities. We have a great deal to offer the visitors, and so do the participating companies. One fashion brand will be looking for the ‘best bum’ of the Huishoudbeurs, for example, and in the Food Hall, there is a contest to see who can flip pancakes the highest. In other words, there is something for everyone!”

Online becomes offline
The ‘Bring your blog/vlog to life’ concept gives visitors the opportunity to meet well-known bloggers, vloggers and Instagrammers in real life. Each renowned influencer has created a special way to realise these offline meetings. Vlogger Nanne Meijer, for example, will be present to film an episode of YouTube show Brandstof, while blogger Lienke of Dear Good Morning fame is organising a Meet & Greet. Visitors also have the chance to ask questions and take a selfie.

Practical information on Huishoudbeurs 2016
The Huishoudbeurs takes place from 20 to 28 February 2016 in RAI Amsterdam and the main sponsors are Miss Etam and Leaseplan. The exhibition is open daily from 11.00 to 18.00, and on Thursday 25 and Friday 26 February from 11.00 to 22.00. Festival Fantastique (Hall 2) and Happy & Healthy (in the Elicium building) are open daily from 10.00. More information:

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