Netherlands American Society of Southern California
The aim and purpose of the Netherlands American Society of Southern California (NAS), a Dutch social club, is to provide a social environment for persons of Dutch descent or persons who have an active interest in
the Netherlands, in order to communicate with one another on a regular basis about their common heritage and or interest. Read more about the Netherlands American Society and its history here.
DVD - THE NEW NETHERLAND PROJECT Uncovering America's Forgotten Colony: The New Netherland Project is a DVD created by ForPeopleWhoThink.com. A small group of scholars led by Director Charles Gehring have been uncovering the real truth about the Dutch presence in Albany and NYC from 1609 -1664. Since 1975 they have been painstakingly translating 12,000 ancient Dutch documents and revealing to the world a story that has remained untold for far too long. Read more... - Posted 21 May 2013
BELGIAN FILM NEW ON DVD - TIME OF MY LIFE (TOT ALTIJD) In Dutch with English subtitles.
Strand Releasing is proud to announce the DVD release of TIME OF MY LIFE (TOT ALTIJD), a touching and inspirational drama based on a true story. From the director of BEN X, this film won 3 Flemish Film Awards including Best Film, Best Actor and Best Editing. Click here or the image on the right for a long synopsis and more.
A short synopsis and still shots may be viewed at StrandReleasing.com
Watch the trailer on YouTube.com
The DVD may be ordered at Amazon.com - Posted 1 March 2013 (updated 11 April 2013)
COMMEMORATIVE FLAG - KING WILLEM-ALEXANDER INAUGURATION
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Oracle Trading Inc. has produced a special flag to commemorate the inauguration of King Willem-Alexander on April 30, 2013. They are wholesalers based out of Toronto who cater to Dutch specialty stores across the US & Canada. For more information, please email Raphael Waknine or call (647) 701-4048.
- Posted 16 February 2013 (updated 9 April 2013)
YOUNG DUTCH STARTUP DEVELOPS MOBILE HOTEL APP hotelmobile, a young startup in the Netherlands, has developed an innovative and advanced customizable hotel application, allowing hotels to create new revenue streams, attract new direct bookings and add value to their guests' experience. English and Dutch languages.
- Posted 28 March 2013
RELATIONSHIP AND FAMILY THERAPY FOR DUTCH EXPATS
When you are a Dutch expat, living far away from your home country, it can be hard to manage family and/or other relationships.
RELATIES & CO. offers family therapy via Skype, which enables your family from all over the world to be involved. Link landing page is in English, all other pages are in Dutch.
- Posted 28 March 2013
ING LETTER RE IDENTITY VERIFICATION
With regards to a letter recently sent out by ING asking its clients living abroad to verify their identity, Dutch nationals may obtain a Certificate of Residence at one of the Netherlands Consulate missions. This does not apply to those with only an American passport. More information here.
Netherlands Honorary Consulate — Los Angeles.
- Posted 26 February 2013
DUTCH TRANSLATIONS NEEDED Marshall Burns, PhD, needs items from Dutch magazines translated, ranging from short paragraphs to two pages (about 200 to 2,000 words), which are required in research he is conducting. He is self-funding this project so he hopes to find a student(s) or retired person(s) to translate them for a good deal less than professional rates. He could cooperate to allow a student to earn course credit for this.
For more information and to discuss this project, please contact Marshall Burns by email at email@example.com or phone (805) 451-4507.
- Posted 20 February 2013
BOOK ON HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL DUTCH-AMERICAN ENTREPRENEURS
Peter Ester is happy to announce his new book Faith, Family and Fortune on highly successful Dutch American entrepreneurs. The book can be ordered via Geneva Bookstore, Hope College, Holland, Michigan. Price: $10. To purchase send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or use the downloadable Order Form.
Peter Ester: Faith, Family and Fortune. Reformed Upbringing and Calvinist Values of Highly Successful Dutch-American Entrepreneurs. Van Raalte Press, 2012. About the Book and Author:
There is a remarkable number of successful enterprises founded by Dutch-Americans. Several of these companies turned into mega businesses, e.g. Amway, Meijer, Herman Miller Corporation, with annual sales of billions of dollars and thousands of employees.
Dutch-American entrepreneurs have done well. However, it is not only their business competency that counts. Most of these Dutch-American entrepreneurs are committed Protestants, active members of Reformed churches, and firm believers in Calvinist doctrines. They see themselves as a part of the Reformed tradition that emphasizes the importance of a strong work ethic, the duty to use one’s God given talents, the obligation to share one’s wealth with others, and the commitment to community service and worthy causes. Somehow, Calvinism and entrepreneurship go well together and in combination prospered in the American cultural context. To clarify this relationship is one of the main goals of this new book by Peter Ester.
Twenty-one highly successful Dutch-American entrepreneurs are interviewed regarding the impact of their Calvinist upbringing on their business achievements and the way their entrepreneurial qualities are shaped by their Calvinist values and norms. Is the unique blending of Calvinism and capitalism the secret of Dutch-American entrepreneurial success?
Peter Ester is a social scientist and professor at Rotterdam University. He published numerous books and scholarly articles on social and economic issues and on Dutch-American culture. From 2008-2011 he was adjunct research professor at the Van Raalte Institute (Hope College, Holland, Michigan). Peter Ester is Senator (ChristenUnion) in the Upper House of the Dutch parliament.
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- Posted 16 January 2013
DUTCH STUDENT'S LINGUISTICS STUDY QUESTIONNAIRE
Carlijn van Gils is in the sixth grade of pre-university education at 2College Durendael. She's doing a linguistic investigation about the losing of native language because of emigration and needs your help. Therefore she has made a questionnaire. The questionnaire is meant for Dutch emigrants only. The data will remain confidential and will be used only for her research. The questionnaire, which can be downloaded below, is in MS Word and contains instructions. Please send the completed and saved questionnaire as an attachment to email@example.com.
Thank you in advance.
MASTER OF INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATION A Dutch Initiative, A European Joint Programme
The master programme in International Communication prepares students for an international career as a communication professional in an international environment. Offered by 5 universities across the EU, it was developed at the initiative of its Dutch partner. Due to its innovative and international focus and set-up, the development of the programme was sponsored by the European Union.
Including intercultural implications to its educational programmes is a Dutch “expertise”. Geert Hofstede, the world’s most prominent scientist in this field, is Dutch and his legacy has influenced researchers, educators and consultants around the world. Prof. Hofstede kindly gave his name to the consortium of universities. Read more... (1.6MB PDF download)
For additional information, visit MIC and Hanze (Groningen).
- Posted 21 December 2012
DUTCH ONLINE THERAPY Art Therapy Online. Conducting therapy online is becoming increasingly popular more than ever especially for busy people, who have no time to travel to and from a therapy session or for clients who prefer to have therapy sessions in the comfort of their own homes. Sessions in Dutch or English. Based in London. - Posted 14 December 2012
DUTCH SCHOOL LOS ANGELES DUTCH LANGUAGE CLASSES FOR CHILDREN Dutch School Los Angeles offers classes in Dutch Language and Culture, to children from 4-14 years old, absolute beginners or already fluent in Dutch. Click title or image for info.
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