DUTCH SCHOOL OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA DUTCH LANGUAGE CLASSES FOR CHILDREN Dutch School of Southern California offers classes in Dutch Language and Culture, to children from 4-14 years old, absolute beginners or already fluent in Dutch. Find out more... NAS Member Laura Ligthart is Director of Dutch School of Southern California.
Challenges Foundation is a sailing program for veterans, the disabled and underprivileged. Donations are gratefully appreciated. Check out the full story... NAS members Inge Hobo-Scheinfarb and David Scheinfarb are the Board of Directors.
100 DUTCH-LANGUAGE POEMS Holland Park Press is delighted to announce the publication of 100 Dutch-Language Poems - From the Medieval Period to the Present Day.
For the poetry lover it is a comprehensive introduction to poetry from the Low Countries and provides a wonderful insight into the themes and issues that influenced generations of poets. The Dutch language and English translations are presented side by side making it also a great resource for literature and language students and scholars. 100 Dutch-Language Poems, ISBN 9781907320491, £12.99, €15.00, $21.00, will be published by Holland Park Press on 17 September, 2015, and review copies will be available in July. The book will be distributed in the USA by SPD. Read more about the book... - Posted 4 May 2015
On May 5, Dutch people the world over will celebrate the 70th anniversary of their country's liberation from the German occupation.
A recently published book: Papa’s War: From the London Blitz to the Liberation of Holland by Thérèse van Houten, available on Amazon.com, presents an eyewitness account of the gradual liberation of The Netherlands.
Kirkus Review describes it as "both an informative and affecting tale. A depiction of the horrors of the second world war...She (the author) pieces together letters between her mother and father, along with their diary entries, which were written while the conflict separated them..."
- Posted 4 May 2015
DUTCH EXCHANGE STUDENT NEEDS HOST FAMILY International Student Exchange (ISE) is seeking an immediate voluntary host family in California for Dutch exchange student Tycho for the 2015-2016 school year. Tycho speaks five languages plus English, will be in the 12th grade and enjoys science, physics, soccer and art. For more info, contact Sandy Couch: 323-466-2672 or email@example.com. Visit iseusa.com for additional information about ISE services.
- Posted 14 March 2015
DUTCH DIRECTOR TO BE FILMING IN LOS ANGELES
In March, World Visuals Films with director Niels Bourgonje and screenwriter Paul Bontenbal will be making the exciting short film Deserted in the Los Angeles area. Deserted is about a man who is lost and exhausted in the desert. After finding a bottle of water, he fights the temptation to drink any. Throughout the film it is revealed how the man has been trapped in this situation and what the consequences are if he drinks the water.
A portion of the cost to create this film is carried by the makers themselves and the remainder they hope to pick up through crowdfunding. Supporters receive commensurate premiums. To support this project and for more information, please visit desertedshortfilm.com (Mostly Dutch language).
- Posted 23 January 2015
NEW DUTCH PASSPORT – IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Starting 9 March 2014 Dutch passports for adults will be issued with 10 year validity. For those younger than 18 years, the validity of the passport remains 5 years.
New chancellery fees will also be effective on 9 March 2014:
Regular or business passport (validity 10 years, adult) : €131.11
Regular or business passport (validity 5 years, minors) : €115.20
Emergency passport / Laissez Passer : €46.61
You may lose your Dutch nationality (article 15.1.c RWN) if you let a passport with 10 year validity expire and the following is applicable:
at the time of issuing of this passport you are of age (18 years or older) and
besides the Dutch nationality you possess another nationality and
you are not living within the Netherlands, Aruba, Curaçao or Sint Maarten, nor in one of the countries of the European Union.
You may prevent this from happening by:
having a new passport issued before the expiry date of this passport or
obtaining a so-called ‘Statement of Possession of Dutch nationality’ before the expiry date of this passport or
living within the Netherlands, Aruba, Curaçao or Sint Maarten, or in one of the countries of the European Union for at least one (1) year before the expiry date of this passport.
AMSTERDAM CALLING - YouTube WEB SERIES Molen Blauw Productions has released twenty weekly episodes of its web series “Amsterdam Calling”. Part travel doc and part real-life vlog, "Amsterdam Calling" takes viewers along with a group of Dutch female students as they visit cool and unusual places in Europe's most fun and charming city. You can experience Amsterdam shopping, bar-hopping, going to music festivals, museums and cultural events. Meet the girls and watch all the episodes on YouTube... - Text updated. Originally posted 17 January 2014
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