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An evening with Cees Nooteboom, in conversation with Jane Fenoulhet
Sign up for an evening with the famous Dutch author Cees Nooteboom at University College London on 3 September. The writer will be awarded an Honorary Doctorate from UCL an he will read from his work and answer questions from the public. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-evening-with-cees-nooteboom-in-conversation-with-jane-fenoulhet-tickets-68785831273 #Dutch100 #NewDutchWriting
Liverpool ace Virgil van Dijk beats Messi and Ronaldo to UEFA Player of the Year award
The UEFA Player of the Year is one of us: a Dutch national living and working in the UK. 🙌🙌🙌 Congratulations Virgil van Dijk!!!
Five Dutch companies at Speciality & Fine Food Fair London
Is this the way to popularise mayonnaise in the UK? Will this eventually lead to British people ordering "patatje met", rather than chips with tomato sauce or brown sauce? Dutch company GIN MAYO is bringing gin mayonnaise to the UK. They will showcase this "cocktail sauce" to a trade audience at the Speciality & Fine Food Fair, from 1 to 3 September in London. Other Dutch companies at the fair are Dutch Tulip Vodka (yes, they make vodka from tulip bulbs), Gin 1689 (the Dutch introduced the Brits to gin centuries ago, so using a 350-year-old recipe might be a winning formula), Soof drinks (natural cordial syrups, made from nothing but fruit, vegetables and herbs) and Tony's Chocolonely UK (famous for its efforts to end slavery on cocoa farms). These Dutch food companies are clustered in the Holland Pavilion, organised by the Embassy's Agri-Team. 👉 https://www.netherlandsworldwide.nl/latest/news/2019/08/27/five-dutch-companies-at-speciality-fine-food-fair-london
European Commission in the UK
There are various Brexit information sessions coming up for EU citizens living in the UK. The info session in Belfast yesterday, organised by our dear friends Embassy of Belgium in the UK, was fully booked. European Commission in the UK is announcing two similar sessions with immigration lawyers. 👇👇👇
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The Dutch national museum Paleis Het Loo - the former royal palace of the House of Orange-Nassau - is currently under renovation. The museum in Apeldoorn, that belongs to the most popular museums in the Netherlands, wil only fully re-open in 2021. In the meantime, one can visit parts of the museum though: the gardens, stables and restaurants will stay open to the public. On the rooftop one can even keep an eye on the refurbishment and building activities. In case you would like to learn more about the palace: visit the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, where Paleis Het Loo has its own spot in the permanent collection. In hall 1 to 7 (Europe 1600 - 1850) some interesting information is shared in a 3-minute film about this Louis XIV-style palace and its inhabitants: the Dutch Royals.
2019 Photo Contest | World Press Photo
If you are in Edinburgh this week, make sure you visit the World Press Photo exhibition in the Scottish Parliament. The free exhibition is on until 24 August: 👉👉https://www.visitparliament.scot/world-press-photo-2019/ The World Press Photo Foundation, based in the Netherlands, holds an annual press photography contest. Thousands of photographers from over a hundred countries send in tens of thousands of photos every year. A jury selects the best photos in each category and awards the winning photographers. Subsequently, an exhibition with the best photos of the year travels all over the world. The Dutch foundation does all of this every year to stimulate developments in photojournalism and to promote media freedom worldwide. View the winning images of the 2019 Photo Contest: 📸 https://www.worldpressphoto.org/collection/photocontest/winners/2019
Bicycle parking Stationsplein Utrecht: largest in the world | Gemeente Utrecht
The world’s largest multi-storey parking area for bicycles was opened in the Dutch city of Utrecht last Monday. https://www.utrecht.nl/city-of-utrecht/mobility/cycling/bicycle-parking/bicycle-parking-stationsplein/bicycle-parking-stationsplein-utrecht-largest-in-the-world/ The parties involved in the construction of this world-leading bicycle parking facility are: Architect: Ector Hoogstad Architecten Contractor: BAM Infra Constructor: Royal HaskoningDHV Building physics: DGMR Adviseurs Installation advisor: Royal HaskoningDHV Lighting advice: Arup Building management: bbn adviseurs Landscape architect for the square above: Buro Sant en Co
Dutch firm takes over East Midlands rail franchise
Train passengers in the East Midlands can now make use of the services of East Midlands Trains; a new UK train company that is operated by Dutch firm Abellio. East Midlands Trains was launched in Derby this morning, with a presentation of the new trains and a £600 million investment pledge. Dutch Deputy Ambassador to the United Kingdom Brechje Schwachöfer was present at the launch and congratulated Abellio with yet another railway contract in the UK. The Dutch firm already runs trains in Scotland and Greater Anglia as well.
Statement by the Government Information Service on behalf of the Royal Family
Her Royal Highness Princess Christina of the Netherlands passed away on Friday morning 16 August 2019 at Paleis Noordeinde in The Hague. The Princess, sister of the former Queen, Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix, and aunt of the current King, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander, had been suffering from bone cancer for several years. Princess Christina was 72 years old. Princess Christina had a passion for singing and music which developed into a special interest for dance therapy and sound therapy. In the Netherlands she worked in Huizen and Breda with the Visio foundation, sharing her knowledge of techniques related to dance, sound and physical contact in support of the blind and visually impaired. Princess Christina was a member of the Advisory Committee of the Princess Christina Competition, which was named in her honour. The competition seeks to introduce Dutch children to music and encourage them to develop their talents.
Dutch Language schools in the UK Many Dutch children spend (part of) their childhood in the UK, in the British or International School System. If they return to the Netherlands, they usually (re-)enter the Dutch education system at anywhere from primary school to university level. Would you therefore like your child to keep up with the Dutch Language? You might want to consider sending them to a Dutch Language and Culture School. In the UK there are several schools offering Dutch language and culture classes, where passionate Dutch teachers provide Dutch education on a weekly basis. Most schools are connected to the Foundation for Dutch Education Abroad (Stichting Nederlands Onderwijs in het Buitenland, or NOB (since 1980)) and in London there are also some independent Dutch language schools too, which provide a few hours of Dutch classes per week. We made a brief overview – apart from private tuition and online education – of the options in the UK: London and around * Richmond Dutch School (Thursday afternoons), http://richmonddutchschool.org.uk/nl/ * De Nederlandse Regenboogschool (Saturday mornings), http://regenboogschool.org.uk/ * Fulham Dutch School (Sunday mornings), http://www.fulhamdutchschool.co.uk/ * De Zeven Eiken (Monday afternoons), http://www.7eiken.co.uk/ * NTC Nobel (during regular school days) Oxford * NTC De Droomtorens (Saturday mornings), http://www.dedroomtorens.org.uk/ Cambridge * De Vaarboom (Saturday mornings), http://www.devaarboom.co.uk/ Chester * De Luchtballon (Saturday Morning), http://www.deluchtballon.co.uk/index.php/nl/ Aberdeen * International School of Aberdeen (during regular school days) https://www.isa.aberdeen.sch.uk/pages/curriculum/subjects/dutch-language-culture See for general info about Dutch education abroad the website of NOB: www.stichtingnob.nl
Oedipus | Edinburgh International Festival
ITA-ensemble (the largest theatre company in the Netherlands, formerly known as Toneelgroep Amsterdam) plays Oedipus at Edinburgh International Festival from 14 to 17 August. More info and tickets: https://www.eif.co.uk/whats-on/2019/oedipus In this re-imagining of the classic tale, by British director Robert Icke, Oedipus is not a mythical Greek king, but a current-day politician who discovers that, in his eagerness to win an election, he has been blind to a tragic prophecy unfolding. Oedipus is brilliantly played by famous Dutch actor Hans Kesting. His wife Jocasta (obviously divulging a shocker of a confession, as the original Greek drama prescribes) is played by Marieke Heebink. Brought to #EdIntFest with support from Fonds Podiumkunsten.
It is #CycleToWorkDay in the UK. As a cycling country, the Netherlands wholeheartedly supports this initiative. Research has found that bicycle usage in the Netherlands is increasing. This is partly due to the success of the e-bike, which provides an excellent alternative for the car for trips to up to 10 miles. Together with Dutch Cycling Embassy we aim to do our bit in promoting cycling among our #NorthSeaNeighbours. Short ride? Take the bike!