Grant Competition: Remembering the Marshall Plan

Remembering the Marshall Plan Special Grant Competition  As a part of its small grants program, the U.S. Embassy in The Hague is proud to announce a special competition to provide support for programs and projects to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Marshall Plan in the Netherlands.  Programs and projects should fall into one of the following categories:  education, public

Deadline March 1 for Embassy’s Small Grants Competition

The U.S. Embassy in The Hague is proud to announce a new call for proposal to provide support for individuals and organizations representing civil society, non-governmental organizations (NGO), educational institutions, and artistic organizations whose aim is to promote and deepen the understanding and appreciation of American society and values in the Netherlands. The Embassy elicits proposals with outstanding cultural and

American “KinderCollege”

More than 100 Dutch students were able to ask their most burning questions about the United States at a recent Kids’ Lecture at Humanity House in The Hague. The students attend Public Primary School (OBS) Waterland from The Hague and the School van Maas en Waal in Amsterdam. During the “KinderCollege,” the children interacted with three guests who had a

All American Night in Leiden

More than 1,000 students and faculty attended the 13th edition of Minerva’s All American Night in Leiden’s magnificent Pieterskerk. Organized by the student members of Minerva Society, it was a night of politics, music, and even a play – the latest edition of a tradition that stretches back to the U.S. Presidential Election of 1968. Chargé d’Affaires Shawn Crowley kicked

Cultural Corner – Emily Dickinson’s Walls of Poetry

The famously reclusive Emily Dickinson might not have felt comfortable with all the attention. But surely she would have loved the fact that one of her poems has been immortalized on a wall of a school house in a lovely neighborhood of The Hague. Dickinson, whose work received almost no recognition while she was still alive, was sweetly feted by

D-Day Flag arrives in the Netherlands

On September 15, a unique American flag carried during D-Day in 1944 arrived at the Nationaal Militair Museum in Soesterberg. The flag was accepted with military ceremony in the presence of Dutch Defense Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert and about twenty American World War II veterans. The museum opened an exhibition on the flag on this day. Photo album of the event.

Liberation Concert Margraten

Since 2006, the Netherlands American Cemetery in Margraten has held an open-air Liberation Concert as a tribute to and in remembrance of the liberation of the Netherlands that began in September 1944 and those who died to secure it. CDA Shawn P. Crowley gave the opening remarks below at the concert on September 4, 2016.     Remarks for Liberation

Chargé d’Affaires Shawn Crowley visits the city of Rotterdam

Chargé d’Affaires Shawn Crowley visited the city of Rotterdam September 1, 2016. He met with Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb to discuss areas of mutual cooperation. During a visit to the Essalam Islamic Center, he discussed religious freedom and tolerance and had a tour with the Director and staff. The day ended with a tour of the Port of Rotterdam and the

Sports diplomacy in Eindhoven

April 1 and 2, 2016 – American sports envoys Zola Solamente (played on U.S. national soccer team) and Neftalie Williams (skateboarder and professor) were in Eindhoven for a special sports integration program. They led skills clinics, a soccer tournament, skateboarding lessons, BMX, dance and much more for Eindhoven youth, including refugees. Young people from Dynamo Jeugdwerk, International School of Eindhoven,

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