This is to acknowledge the appreciations from our dear friends. The purpose of this ‘Testimonial’ page is to consolidate all the feedback/ messages we have received in several forums like our Facebook page, our Whatsapp group and our website Contact Form. With appreciation comes the motivation to do even better. Your opinion really matters and keeps us moving forward. A big “Thanks” for your support, co-operation, and enthusiasm.
Best Bengali community of Netherlands...had so much fun in Poila Boisakh Event...each and everything was so very organized and best part I would like to mention is, food...it was so sooo very tasty...Food partner was Bhuri Bhoj and they really nailed it...sitting in Netherlands ,felt like we are having authentic Bengali cuisine from Kolkata...amazing ! looking forward to the next events and of course the super Bengali Khana by one and only Bhuri Bhoj...
Attended the poila boisakh event for the 1st time with my colleagues. It was a very nice experience with lots of fun and adda. Main attraction for a bengali is always the food. The food was very good and delicious. Loved the mutton and chicken curry a lot. Looking forward for this kind of event in the near future also.
Atteded Poila Boishakh for the 1st time in Netherland. It was nicely organized by Holland-e- hoi-choi. AND specially the FOOD items, qualities were excellent, home like feelings. I would like to attend such a compact, professional event in future and recommend others. Overall it was pleasure to be there and very much satisfactory experience!!
This year was my first Puja in Netherlands. I been to Hoichoi puja on Maha Ashtami evening and I’m amazed to see how you all organizing this event. The ambiance was truly like a Sarbojanin puja. Thanks to Hoichoi family for giving us the feeling of home far away from home. For a Bong, Durga Puja is just not a Puja it’s a part of our life and culture..!! My best wishes for your great success and keep going ..!!
I am very happy to learn Bengalis are making a stand and marking a print in Holland, far away from our home. I also live in England, spent most of my productive life in North East of England, now retired, living in Bromley - South east London/ Kent. I wish you all a grand successful.
Hoi Choi Durga Puja @ Amstelveen Beautiful evening thanks to warm hospitality, delicious food & beautiful program with various dancers & singers.
Pujo at Hoichoi is always a grand affair. Some moments with some of the organisers. We had a great time, enjoyed the good food, super ambience and the cultural performance. Wishing all of you a very happy Bijoya on behalf of Eindhoven Sharad Utsav.
সবাইকে কাঁদিয়ে মা আবার বাপের বাড়ি. কিন্তু উৎসবপ্রিয় বাঙালি মনে বেজে উঠেছে দুঃখের মাঝে নব আশার সুর - "আসছে বছর আবার হবে". আনন্দের দিনগুলো যত দেরিতে আসে, তত দ্রুত চলে যায়. কিন্তু রেশ টা থাকে বহুক্ষণ - এটাই বাস্তব. বিগত চার বছরের প্রথম দুই বছর ডেনমার্ক এর ছোট্ট গ্রাম আরহুস এ বসে দুর্গাপুজোর উদযাপন ম্লান লাগলেও পরবর্তী বছর কলকাতায় জোর করে থেকে বিয়ের পর প্রথম পূজা উদযাপন ছিল বেশ মনোরম. কিন্তু দশমীর বিদায়ী সুর বাজার আগেই আমস্টারডাম এ চলে আসা. সময় এর স্রোতে ভাসতে ভাসতে মনে হচ্ছিলো বারবার - এবছর কেমন কাটবে পুজোটা!! কিন্তু মনের ভেতর উড়তে থাকা প্রশ্নের ঘুড়িটাকে একটানে ভোকাট্টা করে দিলো "হৈচৈ প্রবাসী বাঙালী পূজা - ২০১৮". একটি দলগত প্রচেষ্টার সার্থক রূপায়ণ. আমি র নিবেদিতা খুব উপভোগ করলাম আর পরের বছর ইউরোপের যেখানেই থাকি না কেন অবশ্যই চেষ্টা করবো আবার যোগদানের. বিজয়ার শ্রদ্ধা, প্রণাম বড়োদের, আর অনেক ভালোবাসা ও অভিনন্দন বাকি সবাইকে. সবাই ভালো থেকো.
"HoiChoi" – A renowned platform in The Netherlands for Bengali community which feels us being there in the homeland "Bangla". Nevertheless to say that we enjoyed a lot in this community and appreciated the effort for all the members of the committee. One more time "Three cheers for HoiChoi". One of the few lessons learnt this time, which I felt to share with you like – In the amazing event of Amit Sana's event (or maybe Omkar), this time in Amit Sana's program "Jonota" in the mid and last row were unable to be with Amit Sana. Also he was unable to reach them. Next time probably, in such event, we may think of making a passage in between, so that the singer can reach the people sitting behind, which may make the program more enjoyable. Thanks to all members of HoiChoi. Cheers !!
It was an absolutely amazing event organized by Hoichoi. Took me back to Kolkatar Durga Pujo. Thank you so much for the warm welcome. You guys are amazing!
Awesome Durga Puja arrangements. Wonderful cultural program, awesome food and great crowd, spacious venue.
A nascent organization - 'Holland-e Hoi Choi' is doing a a marvellous job in the Netherlands, bringing people together in a foreign land. Be it in terms of daily events organized, the immense popularity, the happiness and the mood of festivity, the food served, the ever-smiling face of the organisers, their promptness, the behaviour and the attitude - Hoi Choi is really the best. Hoi Choi will remain here forever ... Seeing is believing: be sure to attend any of its events in future ...
Delighted after our performance at Holland-e hoi-choi Durga Puja on the Nobami night!!Super enthusiastic crowd and super management by the organization!! Regards Team OMKAR-Indian Rock Fusion Recreated
Thank you Hoichoi! This was our first Saraswati Pujo in Holland (having recently moved from the UK). We really liked the friendly ‘gharoa’ ambiance of the Pujo, and the khichuri was delicious!
It was lovely to celebrate Saraswati Pujo with Hoichoi.
Khub bhalo kaaj korcho, keep it up!
Sawon Kumar Das
Far away my homeland in Kolkata, I never imagined to celebrate Durga Puja in such a grandeur way. Hats off to Hoichoi for organizing this Durga Pujo so well, never looked like that it's their first attempt. Thanks a lot to the entire team for making this Durga Pujo so special for us. Wish you all the best for all your future endeavors!
When hearts meet... festivals too get a new meaning!
Satarupa Bose Ray
Apnaader praaner anonder prokash e kono truti e to nei. Oto dooor e thekeo nijeder culture ke dhorey rakhaar ei prochesta ke aamra dui haat tuley support korchhi. Bideshe aapnader ei udyog anek deerghojeebi hok ei kamona kori. Wish you all the best in all these efforts which will make you happy and inter related with everybody in the far land... and thus keep us HAPPY in back at India.
Wish you all the best ahead to all the Hoichoi members for next year in advance & congratulations for the Successful pujo... Hope to join you on next year.
That was a great experience to attend Durga Puja and perform.
Compliments for the organization. And beautiful to see the activity of the Indian Community in the Netherlands. It generates connection, strengthen boundaries, which even might inspire other countries.
Jolanda Van der Aart
Was a great evening. Thank you team Hoichoi!
Thank you Hoichoi for your cordial invitation and kind hospitality. We are really touched by your warmness. See you surely on your next occasion. We all loved to be there. Our sincere regards to the whole team. - Team Shimana Periye!
It is an honour and pleasure for Indilli Foods to have been entrusted with such a huge responsibility and task by the very famous group in Holland (Holland-e-HoiChoi) group to cater their first ever Durga Puja 2017 for more than 2000 people ). Cannot thank enough for all the support and cooperation from the entire Hoichoi team. Really overwhelmed to get such a great response from all the people who attended the festival and for loving all the food served over 3 days for lunch as well as dinner.
প্রকৃত শিল্পীর অহঙ্কার থাকে না, থাকে শুধু ভালোবাসা। সেই ভালোবাসা প্রকাশ পায় তাঁর গানের সুরে, তাঁর তুলির আঁচড়ে, তাঁর কবিতার পংক্তিতে। যে গাছে ফল ধরে, সে গাছ ফলের ভারে ঝুঁকে পরে। শিল্পী সেই ফল-ধরা গাছের মতো - নম্র, শান্ত, স্থির - শুধু তাঁর শিল্প এক চিরস্থায়ী দাগ ছেড়ে যায় শ্রোতা বা দর্শকের মনে। Holland-e hoi-choi-কে অনেক ধন্যবাদ দূর্গোৎসব উপলক্ষে এইরকম কিছু শিল্পীর সাথে কাজ করার সুযোগ করে দেওয়ার জন্যে, সংখ্যাগরিষ্ঠ ঔদ্ধত্যের মাঝে এই মরূদ্যান খুঁজে দেওয়ার জন্যে। আশা রাখি সেই শিল্পীদের সাথে আরো অনেক কাজ করার সুযোগ পাবো।
প্রথমে সকল বন্ধুদের জানাই শুভ বিজয়ার প্রীতি ও শুভেচ্ছা | কখনো ভাবিনি বিদেশে থেকেও দূর্গাপুজো টাকে কলকাতার মতই উপভোগ করবো | পাঁচশো বাঙালির সাথে বসে পুজো দেখা , সারাদিন ধরে এলাহী খাওয়াদাওয়া , ঢাকের তালে নাচ , সাংস্কৃতিক অনুষ্ঠান .. কিছুই বাদ গেল না | ডাচ - দের দেশে এই অসামান্য আয়োজন করে দেখালো "Holland-e hoi-choi" ক্লাব | হইচই ক্লাব এর সকল সদস্যদের জানাতে চাই আপনাদের আয়োজনে সকলে আপ্লুত | আসছে বছর আবার #হোকহইচই #HokHoichoi
নিখুঁত আয়োজন ও অসাধারন ব্যাবস্থাপনা এবং আন্তরিকতার ছোঁয়া প্রতিটা ছবিতেই..এক কথায় অপূর্ব. ...
Can't go to India, so India came to the Netherlands - Ashche bochor abar hobe 🙂
It's a brilliant act on hosting such a fabulous program- thanks to all the organizers !!
Thank you organizers 🙂 it was a wonderful event .. had loads of fun..
Indeed ...brilliant... Special kudos to the volunteers!
It's a unforgettable evening...
Congrats HoiChoi team for fantastic show, impeccable organisation and delicious food yesterday, we enjoyed a lot!!! ... Thanks Chandrima & Rahul Das.
Great food and well organised and interesting cultural programs, with nice arrangements in general.
A very well planned and executed event. Kudos to the organizers. The programs were entertaining, the food was delicious and adequate and the hosts were very gracious. Very happy to be part of such event and looking forward to meet everyone soon in the next event.
One of the most entertaining evenings for me in the last four years of being in Netherlands. Systematically organized, brilliantly executed and stupendously performed. All in all, a memorable evening to be cherished for a lifetime.
Wondeful programme we had yesterday. Flawless!
Amazing evening… full hoichoi, full hullor!! Had great fun, food was simply awesome! This event was almost flawless!!!
Thank you group Hoichoi for this amazing evening. It was wonderful to be a part of it.
It was a well organized event...enjoyed thoroughly.
All Programs, anchoring, food everything was superb. Thanks Hoichoi team. It was wonderful to be a part of it.
Superb program. Each and every... dance, natok, song, anchoring was wonderful.
Everything was managed excellently - it happens when passion meets expertise - when youthfulness is armored with dedication of all - all programs were superb - the participants and volunteers gave their heart and soul for the success of Hoichoi- I think we have amazingly rocked!
Great programme, lekker food... and lots of adda... enjoyed to d fullest... Thanks to all for making it a huge success...
Holland e Hoi Choi Bijaya Sammilani program was a well organized , professional and superb event that I was a part of. Hats off to the organizers for arranging such an event - this brings the Bengalis more close to each other when away from home !!! It was a big hoi-Choi hullor celebration.
Excellent program!!! Really enjoyed the evening. Looking forward to the same next year.
The videos are so nice. Looks like, everyone celebrated the Poila Boishakh occasion so beautifully. Very well organised and planned. Many many Congratulations to the HoiChoi team. Really appreciate the keen interest to celebrate the bangali occasions even when being at abroad. Keep up the good work...
What an awesome event once again by Hoichoi..! It was wonderful to see the performances by all the talents, mouth watering food and such a well organized event! Kudos to everyone involved in it and looking forward to many more events to come in future! A big Thank and applause !!!!
Excellent event. Kudos to organizers!