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.
October 28: DN Kumpulan – Dutch Network’s Indonesian Dinner
DN Kumpulan is a members-only authentic Indonesian dinner event with honourary guests, dancers, singers, storytelling and yummy food.
DN Kumpulan is a Dutch Network members-only (+1 guest) authentic Indonesian dinner event organized in partnership with members of the Indonesian community and the Indonesian Consulate General. Join the Consul General of Indonesia, Mr. Hendra Halim, Consul General of The Netherlands, Mr. Sebastiaan Messerschmidt, and the Dutch Network Board members during this evening filled with food, entertainment, and storytelling.
The Indonesian dancers Sekarwati and singers Nusantara Vocal Group will provide entertainment. Liza Wajong and journalist Kristi Alexandra, researchers at the Canada Indonesia Diaspora Society, will tell stories about the immigration journeys of Indonesians and Dutch-Indos to Canada.
Buy your tickets via EventBrite
Dutch Library Update
Current library location is at The Holland Shopping Centre
141 E Columbia St, New Westminster, BC V3L 3V9
New books are placed on the shelves every month, so come and check it out.
Currently looking for a bookshelf location in Vancouver or North Vancouver. If you would like to host a space for use to place a bookshelf and books, contact us at dutchinbc(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)gmail.com.
Newsletter, Library and Social Media Volunteers Wanted!
We are looking for volunteers to help with maintaining our social media platforms and to provide content for the newsletter. Do you like to read Dutch news? Why not post it on our Facebook page and keep your fellow Dutchies up to date?
Send us an email if you are interested: info(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)dutchnetwork.ca
New Coordinator Wanted For The Vancouver Koffieclub
The Vancouver Koffieclub is looking for a new coordinator. The group had met at Sitka Square in Vancouver for thirty years, but considering this location may now be less convenient as many have moved away from the city, meeting at a shopping mall may be more convenient and less onerous for a coordinator. If anyone is interested in restarting and coordinating this group, please contact Adriana Zylmans at azylmans(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)telus.net or 604 816-3243.
Coquitlam Coffee Club Restart
The Coquitlam Coffee Club is no longer meeting as the group got too small. If anyone is interested in restarting and coordinating this group, please contact Adriana Zylmans at azylmans(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)telus.net or 604 816-3243
New Coordinator Wanted For the New Westminster Coffee Club
The New Westminster Coffee Club is looking for a new coordinator. The group had met at the White Spot in New Westminster Royal City Centre Mall on the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. If anyone is interested in restarting and coordinating this group, please contact Adriana Zylmans at azylmans(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)telus.net or 604-816-3243.
Vancouver Island Coffee Clubs.
There are many people interested in joining a Coffee Club in various locations on Vancouver Island. As there are many Dutch-Canadians living in Nanaimo, Parksville, Chemainus, Comox, Victoria etc. the possibility of having various clubs meet on the Island is certainly possible, but we need coordinators. If anyone is interested in coordinating a group in any location on Vancouver Island, please contact Adriana Zylmans at azylmans(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)telus.net or 604 816-3243. The task is not onerous. Select a location, identify a time of day and a day in the week to meet, and the Dutch Network will advertise the event.
Events for week of October 2, 2023
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- October 4 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm|Recurring Event (See all)
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Join us and meet your local Dutch community over a drink and a conversation in Dutch. Our Pub Nights take place three times a month and are a great opportunity to get in touch with other Dutch people in your area. All you have to do for this free event is show up, order your
- October 6 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am|Recurring Event (See all)
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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...
- October 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm|Recurring Event (See all)Every first Friday of the Month
Dutch ‘Koffie Club’ in Nanaimo Wij beginnen een gloednieuwe hollandse koffie club die iedere eerste vrijdag van de maand bijeenkomt. Meeting Date: 1st Friday of the month Location: ABC Restaurant, 6671 Mary Ellen Drive, Nanaimo Time: 11 a.m. Contact: Laura at 250-755-1133 or ...
- October 7 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am|Recurring Event (See all)
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How to listen to us: Dial in every Saturday 8-9 am PST to Dutch Connections Radio with Host Harma Volders she’ll connect us to those within our Dutch Community. LISTEN LIVE: RADIO – 91.5 FM PC – www.connectfm.ca APPS – to listen to radio shows on your phon...
- October 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm|Recurring Event (See all)
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Please call for location Contact Riet Breukels at (604) 538-8029 or rietbreukels(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)shaw.ca