Dutch Embassy takes part in International Book Festival Santiago

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Contact stg-ea@minbuza.nl
Target group Holland Alumni and (Dutch) students in Chile
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Publication date Oct 19, 2017 11:20 AM

The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Santiago, in cooperation with publishing house 'Liberalia Ediciones', are taking part with a booth at the Feria International de Libro de Santiago (FILSA), an annual international book fair held in Santiago de Chile. At the Dutch booth, famous Dutch literature, books about Dutch art and culture and childrens' books will be sold, a Dutch movie will be shown and a workshop will be given for children.

The FILSA is held in the Centro Cultural Estación Mapocho, starts on the 26th of October and lasts till the 12th of November. The aim of this three-week event is to promote reading, promote the diffusion of books, increase the appreciation of books as a cultural support and promote the free circulation of ideas.

At the Dutch booth, famous Dutch literature, books about Dutch art and culture and childrens' books will be sold. During the FILSA the Embassy together with Ciclo de Cine Europeo, will also present the Dutch movie ‘The Surprise’, directed by Mike van Diem. In addition to the stand, the Embassy organizes an art-workshop about Anne Frank and children in refugee situations. This workshop, designed for children, is given by Chilean illustrator Francisca Yañez.

If you are interested in attending the workshop and/or the movie, please write an email to stg-ea@minbuza.nl. Afterwards you will receive an automatic email with the invitation for the event(s) which will grant you free access. 

If you are only interested in visting the fair and connecting with the Dutch embassy staff, please find below the entrance fees to the fair:

Entrance fees are Monday-Thursday CLP2000, Friday-Sunday and holidays CLP3000.
Entrance fees on Tuesday-Thursday are CLP700, Friday-Sunday and holidays CLP2000.
Entrance for students is free on Monday,

Free entrance is offered to certain special groups:

  • Monday: día del estudiante.
  • Tuesday 31 Oct: día del adulto mayor.
  • Thursday: día de la mujer
  • Friday: día del profesor (excluding holidays)
  • For other discounts see complete overview

For more information see: https://camaradellibro.cl/ferias/filsa/filsa-2017/.

Dates and times:

Thursday 26 October - Sunday 12 November

  • Monday until Thursday: 12.00 - 21.30 hrs.
  • Friday – Saturday – Sunday and holidays: 11.00 - 21.30 hrs.


Centro Cultural Estación Mapocho, Avenida Presidente Balmaceda west of Parque Forestal.


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