Demonstration Alert: U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam, November 15 and U.S. Embassy The Hague, November 16

U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam, Netherlands November 14, 2018 Location:  Demonstrations at the U.S. Consulate General in Amsterdam and the U.S. Embassy in The Hague, the Netherlands. Event:  Demonstrations are expected to take place on Thursday, November 15, 2018 from 5:00 pm until 6:00 pm at the U.S. Consulate General in Amsterdam and Friday, November 16, ...
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We’re here for you: information booth and presentation for U.S. Citizens this Sunday at the Expat Fair

This Sunday, October 7th, representatives from the U.S. Consulate General will be present at the Expat Fair held at the Beurs van Berlage (Damrak 243) in Amsterdam. They are available for questions on U.S. Citizen services from 10:00-17:00. Presentation: we’re here for you (13:30-14:00, Red Room) From 13:30 to 14:00 we will give a presentation ...
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Security Alert: Centraal Station, Amsterdam

U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam, Netherlands (August 31, 2018) Location: Centraal Station, Amsterdam Event: Amsterdam Police reported a security incident at Centraal Station in Amsterdam. The incident is over, a suspect has been taken into custody, and the station has reopened. Actions to Take: Avoid active investigation sites in the area of Centraal Station. Notify friends and family ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Concert by American Band in Rotterdam Cancelled Due to Terror Threat.

August 23, 2017 Dutch authorities report that the Allah-Las concert in Rotterdam at Maassilo Hall has been cancelled due to a terrorist threat.  Police have closed off the area, and heavy police presence is on the scene.  U.S. citizens should avoid the area. General security information U.S. citizens in the Netherlands are reminded, in general, ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  August 23 Event Near the Consulate General Building

August 22, 2017 U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam, the Netherlands The U.S. Consulate General in Amsterdam informs U.S. citizens of a privately-organized event being held for Charlottesville victim Heather Heyer August 23 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in front of the U.S. Consulate General in Amsterdam. We expect this gathering to be peaceful; however, all ...
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What’s on the CG’s Bookshelf: The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka

July’s book is The Buddha in the Attic (2011) by Julie Otsuka.  The novel tracks the lives of a group of young women brought from Japan to San Francisco as “picture brides” in the early 20th century.  Told in the first-person, the novel eloquently evokes the women’s day-to-day struggles in a new land:  meeting their ...
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What’s on the CG’s Bookshelf: Catch 22 by Joseph Heller

Thanks to the U.S. Consulate’s Youth Advisory Board (comprised of Amsterdam University College students) for recommending this month’s book—“Catch-22” by Joseph Heller.  The iconic 1961 novel, set off the coast of Italy in World War II, chronicles the experiences of Captain John Yossarian and his 256th air corps squadron as they confront the violence and paradoxes prevalent in ...
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Demonstrations in Amsterdam: Saturday November 12, 2016

Police have informed Consulate Amsterdam of the following demonstrations  this Saturday, 12 November 2016. The first demonstration will be held in front of the I Amsterdam sign located in front of the Rijksmuseum.  The demonstration is for the “removal of the President of South Korea.”   This demonstration is scheduled to take place on Saturday the ...
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CG’s Bookshelf October: The House on Mango Street, Sandra Cisneros

Sandra Cabrera, spouse of CG McCawley, and a proud U.S. citizen of Colombian descent, introduces this month’s book, “The House on Mango Street”, by Mexican-American author Sandra Cisneros. In her 1984 novel, Cisneros chronicles the life of Esperanza Cordero, a young Latina girl coming of age in a poor Chicago neighborhood. This beloved book has ...
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Amsterdam in Business Networking

CG McCawley met with Amstelveen Mayor Mirjam van ‘t Veld and others at the Amsterdam in Business networking event at the iconic A’DAM tower. Are you a U.S. company looking to set up an office here? Click the link to learn more about what the metropolitan area is doing to attract investors and new business
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