Ambassador Hoekstra opens an exhibit presenting the first D-Day flag

Video: D-Day Flag Ceremony in the Kunsthal, Rotterdam Ambassador Hoekstra spoke at a ceremony to open an exhibit presenting the first D-Day flag and celebrating 75 years of freedom at the Kunsthal in RotterdamMinister of Defense Ank Bijleveld also gave remarks along with the flag’s owner, art collector Bert Kreuk.  The Rotterdam Philharmonic performed the U.S. and Dutch national anthems. The exhibit “D-Day flag 75 years.  A symbol of freedom” opens February ...
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Marshall Plan Symposium highlights importance of transatlantic ties

On April 26, we concluded a year of programs celebrating the Marshall Plan 70th anniversary with a symposium in Rotterdam at the Hotel New York. On April 26, 1948, the MS Noordam arrived in the city of Rotterdam with the first load of Marshall Plan aid. Our symposium featured remarks by Rotterdam Mayor Aboutaleb, Ambassador ...
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American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) hosts welcome dinner honoring the arrival of U.S. Ambassador Pete Hoekstra

On March 27, 2018, the Rotterdam Chapter of the AmCham hosted a welcome dinner on board the SS Rotterdam to honor the arrival of U.S. Ambassador Pete Hoekstra. Among the guests were members of a bipartisan Congressional Delegation consisting of Congressman Bill Huizenga, Congressman John “Judge” Carter, Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen, Congressman Gregory Meeks and Congressman ...
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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 ...
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