Celebrating the long and enduring relationship between the Netherlands and Australia

On Thursday 28th January, 2016, I was fortunate to receive an invitation to the Australian Residence in The Hague, the Netherlands.  The Ambassador, The Hon Dr Brett Mason, hosted us with grace in his beautiful home. From the invitation: "This celebration is timed to coincide with Australia Day on 26 January and the date 400 … Continue reading Celebrating the long and enduring relationship between the Netherlands and Australia

The Golden Age provides the inspiration for Keukenhof 2016 season

The Keukenhof theme for 2016 is “The Golden Age”. The era in which the Netherlands went through a flourishing period in the field of trade, arts and sciences. This was also the period in which the world was discovered and the tulip trade thrived. The highlight is a flower bulb mosiac about the Golden Age. … Continue reading The Golden Age provides the inspiration for Keukenhof 2016 season

Callout for Australian migrants who have established a successful business in the Netherlands

In 2016, the Netherlands and Australia are acknowledging the important historic event of the 400th anniversary of Dirk Hartog's landing in Western Australia. As part of this celebration, a magazine will be published later this year.  I am researching an article focussing on business connections between the two countries, and one angle is to connect with Australian migrants … Continue reading Callout for Australian migrants who have established a successful business in the Netherlands

Black Grace New Zealand Dancers in Delft for the Holland Dance Festival

Though I focus on connections between Australia and The Netherlands on this website, I'd like to expand that to include our New Zealand neighbours!  If you're in or near Delft, The Netherlands, this looks like a wonderful opportunity this week..... “Black Grace is one of the most dynamic and hip dance companies I have ever … Continue reading Black Grace New Zealand Dancers in Delft for the Holland Dance Festival

2016 FIGT (Families in Global Transition) Conference in Amsterdam

2016 FAMILIES IN GLOBAL TRANSITION (FIGT) CONFERENCE IN AMSTERDAM - MARCH 10-12 When was the last time that you felt a sense of acceptance and belonging as you walked into a room full of people? Have you ever met someone who was a stranger but quickly became a friend because of your unique, yet shared … Continue reading 2016 FIGT (Families in Global Transition) Conference in Amsterdam

Reduced fee for Dutch integration examination abroad for migrants travelling to the Netherlands

Reduced fee for civic integration examination abroad The fee for the examination taken by migrants travelling to the Netherlands to marry or be reunited with family is being reduced from €350 to €150. From now on the self-study package for this examination will also be made available free of charge online and greater account will … Continue reading Reduced fee for Dutch integration examination abroad for migrants travelling to the Netherlands