Aruba Carnival celebration at the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Indulge in Aruban Cuisine, Culture, Music, and Dance as you Learn About Travel to Aruba. All guest must be 21 and over.

Event Date

Friday, October 23, 2020 at 6:15 PM

Event Address

Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
4200 Linnean Ave. NW
Washington DC 20008

Requested Attire

Cocktail attire requested. All guests must be 21 and over.

Event Description

The International Club of DC and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands cordially request the pleasure of your company to escape with us to the Caribbean island paradise of Aruba to indulge in an Aruban Carnival celebration!

Enjoy an authentic dinner buffet feast of Aruban delicacies as you enjoy an evening of Aruban music and enjoy an evening of dancing.   Carnival is the biggest cultural event of the year for Aruba. Carnival in Aruba features a handful of parades characterized by colorful floats, extravagant costumes and rolling sound trucks that fuel the dancing crowd with roadmarch songs. Don’t miss this opportunity to indulge in our Carnival Celebration as you learn about traveling to Aruba for an unforgettable Caribbean experience!

Enjoy Drinks Served at the Open Bar (Selections may change):
Indulge in two Aruban beers: Balashi and Chill. The beer is a deep golden color and easy on the foam. It has a soft bitterness, an aroma of fresh hops, and a short aftertaste.

Also enjoy Aruba’s famous Rum Punch: Aruban made Palmera Rum mixed with fruit punch or you can indulge in a surprise cocktail drink mixed with Aruban Coecoei at the Cocktail Bar.

Dinner Menu of Aruban Delicacies
Enjoy an authentic dinner buffet feast of Aruban Cuisine. Menu selections subject to change:

Keeshi Yena is a very popular dish during Christmas time in Aruba. It is a filled gouda cheese casserole. The filling consists of olives, chicken and other Aruban ingredients.

The Grilled Salmon is a fresh salmon grilled with Aruban spices

The Carni Stoba is a beef stew made with Aruban spices

For side dishes we have: a curry vegetable Dish, Aruban Mixed Fried Rice, Plantains Aruba Style

And Funchi Fries

Please feel free to add this Aruba best kept secret on your food: Hot Delight Gourmet Hot Sauce made of Papaya.

For Dessert, indulge in Ponche Crema Cake, a creamy smooth cake made of egg yolks, cream, rum and variety of spices.

Please note that the event is presented for you to walk around the embassy, meet other guests, as well as embassy staff during the dinner reception, as you discover Aruba. Kindly note that though there will be limited seating, the event is not presented as a seated function. The event will be presented rain, shine, or snow and event details are subject to change.

About Aruba

Aruba is a small Caribbean island, nestled in the heart of the Southern Caribbean. Aruba is home to beautiful white-sand beaches, cooling trade winds and the warmest people in the world. Aruba is 19.6 miles long and 6 miles across and home to 110,000 residents representing more ten 90 nationalities.

Aruba has a consistent air temperature of about 80 Degrees all year long with a nice breeze. For the nature lovers, Aruba is much more than just beach, casino and partying. The Arikok National Park is the home of many Indian caves, exotic trees and birds and reef protected coves.


  $75.00 - General Admission for ICDC Members:
Includes general admission at 7:00 PM to celebrate Aruba Day with a Carnival celebration at the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

$95.00 - VIP Admission for ICDC Members:
Includes VIP Admission at 6:15 PM for the prelude to a very special evening including the Carnival celebration at the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

Please note that online ticket sales are non-refundable. The current ticket prices are listed above. Please note that ticket prices are subject to increase as we approach the commencement of the event and we encourage you to reserve your tickets early, as space is limited.

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Event Agenda (May change)

6:15 PM VIP Admission commences.
7:00 PM General Admission commences
9:00 PM Event Concludes

Due to security and space considerations, you must reserve a ticket in advance to attend. Please arrive with photo ID that matches the name on your reservation and the credit card used to make the reservation. Due to strict security considerations all guest must have a reservation and photo ID to attend. Absolutely no door sales.


Parking is limited to street parking in the vicinity of the Embassy. Uber or other transportation service is highly recommended.

Please note that the map is enclosed below as a courtesy to you and for your convenience but we do not guarantee the accuracy of the map or the directions provided by Google. It is your responsibly to arrive safely and on time at the address of the event disclosed above.

Parking is limited to street parking in the vicinity of the venue. Kindly note that, as is the case in most major cities, the availability of street parking in Washington DC is limited and beyond our control. Due to the limited availability of parking, we highly recommend a cab, Uber/Lyft or other transportation option. The event start at the designated time so please allow sufficient time for traffic/travel/transportation and parking as these factors are beyond our control.