Welkom / Welcome to the website of the Dutch Network!
Events are organized for Dutch-Canadians so that they can get together to celebrate, enhance and preserve the Dutch heritage, Dutch language and Dutch cultural traditions in BC, such as: monthly pub nights and coffee clubs, annual events which include King’s Day, Sinterklaas and the Easter Egg Hunt. Find an overview of our events below. We look forward to seeing you at our events!
If you are interested in getting involved, please click on the link for volunteers in the link above or write us a message via Contact Us.
ANNOUNCEMENT: KONINGSDAG TICKETS ON SALE NOW! – PRESENTED BY HOLLAND SHOPPING CENTRE
Koningsdag is the most popular event of the year in our community and tickets are on sale, starting today! Last year we were sold out within days, before the Early Bird ended. Make sure you get your tickets as soon as possible. Op = Op!
Koningsdag will take place on Saturday, April 27th at 17:00 in De Dutch restaurant in Coal Harbour, Vancouver. The venue is conveniently accessible by SkyTrain, Bus and Seabus. Tickets are $17.50 for members of Dutch Network and $35 for non-members. Just like previous years, members receive a 50% discount for this event. If you are not a member of Dutch Network, you can purchase a membership and your ticket at the same time.
Your tickets includes free food (Including tons of bitterballen), one free drink ($5 value), a book, a $5 gift certificate to De Dutch, entertainment, Dutch music and all the gezelligheid you can get being with all your fellow Dutchies. Consul-General Mr. Henk Snoeken will be our special guest and Jerome Vermeulen will lead us into Oh Canada and our Wilhelmus.
EARLY BIRD: Buy your ticket before April 6th and make a chance to win the early bird price of a $50 gift certificate, generously donated by De Dutch.
IMPRESSION OF KONINGSDAG 2018 AT DE DUTCH
Latest Dutch News
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Last year, the Dutch Language and Culture school, De Esdoorn, held a small Koningsdag event for their students, their families and friends of De Esdoorn. This year, De Esdoorn and the Dutch Network held a family Koningsdag event in Coquitlam on May 5 which also happened to be ‘Bevrijdingsdag’.read more
- May 18
Save the date! details will follow soon.
- April 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Vancouver Coffee Club is open Year Round, Thursday mornings, 10am to 12pm at the False Creek at the Netherlands Association “Je Maintiendrai” (N.A.J.M.) Club House. Located at 1099 Sitka Square in Vancouver, B.C. Please contact Bill or Marion at 604 738 4391 or va...
- April 26 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
MORNING NATURE WALKS Jeanette van Hattem hosts the Friday Free Nature Walk. She loves the great outdoors, local walks, trails and forest and dyke. She discovers something new every day and would like to share with people that have the same interest or want to learn about their na...
- April 27 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Besides the official Koningsdag celebrations on April 27 by Dutch Network, there is also the Family Koningsdag 2019, organized by De Esdoorn and co-sponsored by the Dutch Network in Vancouver. It will take place on Saturday, April 27 from noon to 2pm. Koningsdagspelen, vrijmarkt,...
- April 27 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Koningsdag will take place on Saturday, April 27th at 17:00 in De Dutch restaurant in Coal Harbour, Vancouver. The venue is conveniently accessible by SkyTrain, Bus and Seabus. Tickets are $17.50 for members of Dutch Network and $35 for non-members. Just like previous years, memb...
- May 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
There is a new koffie club in Coquitlam. Contact Piet Boudewijn at 604 464-3031 or email at pjbhjb(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)telus.net. The group meets every Wednesday from 10 am to 12 pm at the Food Court at Coquitlam Centre Mall (enter Coquitlam Centre at the rig...