Non-Profit Organization to promote the Dutch culture in the Portland area


A sincere "Thank You" to our wonderful sponsors:


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Dutch groups in Oregon

Here is a partial list of Dutch and Dutch Indonesian groups which are located in this area of the country. Please let us know if your group is not listed or if you want us to post a link to your group's page:

Portland Dutch FB

Insulinde FB

Dutch-American Club of Central Oregon

Portland Utrecht Network

Indo Heritage


Po Box 91456 
Portland, OR

Telephone: (503) 794-5654



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Our goal is to bring together the Dutch community residing in Oregon and Southwest Washington through improved communication and cooperation. And to promote Dutch culture in the region

Koningsdag 2018

We are getting closer again to the day of our annual Kingsday celebration. This hit with young and old will again be celebrated at the historic dance pavilion at the Oaks Amusement Park. This year the event will take place on April 29 from 4 until 7 PM. There will be traditional Dutch and Indonesian food, Dutch music, old fashioned kids games and a free market are for the kids to sell used toys. We will also have a small Dutch market with goodies.

There will be a silent auction in support of the upcoming Prinses Christina concert series. Our friends from the Portland Utrecht network will present a great upcoming event about "De Stijl" that will take place later this year.

Entrance will be $5.00 per adult and children under 15 get in for free. We are also still looking for volunteers, if you can make it, please reach out to our volunteer coordinator Denis at Volunteers get in for free and will receive free tickets for each hour they volunteer.

We look forward to seeing you.

Classical Musicians of Holland; Prinses Christina Concert North American Tour 2018

Portland is again part of this exclusive North American tour featuring winners from Holland’s most competitive young adult classical program. This year we are excited to host Carter Muller (Piano), Vera Werkman (Violin) and Daniel Tibben (Flute).

This an amazing opportunity to hear Bach, Chopin, Beethoven and other renowned composers performed by three amazingly talented and energetic musicians from the Netherlands.

The concert event host is Brandi Parisi. Brandi Parisi appears courtesy of All Classical Portland (KQAC 89.9 FM) and streaming online at

Saturday May 5th: 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Doors open 7:00 pm.




Nederlands Language Support Needed

Started by Deanna Schindler-Ord. Last reply by Katie Bromert on Wednesday. 4 Replies

Hi all-Sorry for the English! We just returned from 3.5 years in Amsterdam where my kids (10 & 13) attended Dutch school. As they're almost fluent (and worked really hard for it), we'd like to find them some sort of support so they don't lose it.Whether it's via classes, or if there's a kid-friendly conversational group, I'd love some suggestions. Please let me know if you are aware of either. (Or, if you're a tutor...) The tiener has already switched the electronics over to Dutch to "keep…Continue

Tags: conversation, classes, tutoring, Nederlands, lessons

Dutch language opportunity

Started by Portland Dutch Society on Wednesday. 0 Replies

HelloOur family spent 4 years in Amsterdam and our children learned to speak Dutch fluently. After being back in Portland for 9 months (and my husband and I not fluent) they are starting to lose the language. Wondering if there is anyone who could use some kids volunteering (yard work etc) in exchange for speaking with them. Or honestly any ideas you may have we are open to them! They will have lots of time this summer and want to do what we can for them to try and keep the language.Any ideas…Continue

Dutch in Eugene

Started by Francina Verrijt. Last reply by Jeff Dalling Apr 15. 1 Reply

Wonen er Nederlanders in Eugene of omgeving? Francina VerrijtContinue

Job Opportunity for native Dutch speaker

Started by Portland Dutch Society Mar 27. 0 Replies

A local recruiting company called welocalize has some openings available for native Dutch speakers.Details on one of the jobs that start in April can be found here:…Continue

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Looking for Dutch speaking babysitter.

Posted by Karl Keating on February 15, 2018 at 11:03am 0 Comments

Hello Dutch Friends!

My family recently moved back to Portland from Holland after 6 years there. Our 2 boys were born in the Netherlands and our oldest, Coen (3 1/2) spoke dutch in school.

Unfortunately, my wife and my dutch isn't nearly as good, so we would love to keep up his conversational Dutch hear in Portland.

Therefore, does anyone know any kids or adults who are able to offer dutch language babysitting? Maybe 1-2 evenings a month. We live in NW…



Posted by Eveline McCarty on December 18, 2017 at 1:21pm 3 Comments

Is anyone familiar with the current the rules and regulations on obtaining dual citizenship?  Or has anyone recently gone through this?

Thank you - Eveline

Polynesian Festival

Posted by Hally v. K. on July 29, 2017 at 3:12pm 0 Comments

It's that time again. The Uwajimaya Market, located on Beav-Hillsdale Hwy in Beaverton, will hold their annual Polynesian Festival on the weekend of August 19-20. Special guest from Hawaii will be the "Godfather of Hawaiian Reggae' Bruddah Waltah who will perform on Sunday the 20th. This weekend event is free and open to the public.


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Upcoming Events:

April 29 Sunday

2018 Portland Dutch King's Day Celebration

April 29, 2018 from 4pm to 7pm – Oaks Park Dance PavilionThe King's Day Celebration: Sunday April 29th , 2018 OAKS PARK DANCE PAVILION 4-7 PM All are invited to come, and we do recommend you wear Orange apparel, the official color of the house of OraOrganized 

May 5 Saturday

Classical Musicians of Holland; Prinses Christina Concert North American Tour 2018

May 5, 2018 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm – St. Mary's CathedralPortland is again part of this exclusive North American tour featuring winners from Holland’s most competitive young adult classical program. This year we are excited to host Carter Muller (Piano), V


We would to recognize the following business for their Koningsdag 2017 Silent Auction donation:

Portland Dutch Society Board

Hans van Alebeek

Sander Hoekstra

Carianne Nieuwstraten

Heleen Martin

Helene Meskers

Marcel Jonker

Denis Kieft

Rindert Schutten

Reinier Heyden

Shireen Farrahi

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