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


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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


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

Classical musicians from Holland concert

“a special chance to experience some of the best European talent, right here in Portland”

- concert host Robert McBride, former announcer, All Classical Portland

Classical Musicians of Holland

5th annual concert featuring winners from Holland’s Prinses Christina Concours!

Tuesday, May 7th, 7:30pm at The Old Church Concert Hall in downtown Portland

Join us for a rare opportunity to hear some of Europe’s finest classical music making. Violinist Yente Lottman, trombonist Niels Jacobs, and pianist and composer Maxim Heijmerink bring the breadth of the European classical tradition into beautiful focus performing chamber music by beloved compositional greats such as Debussy, Rachmaninoff, Chopin, Tchaikovsky and Mozart alongside compelling works by less familiar composers, Alexandre Guilmant, Joseph Jongen, Peter Kiesewetter. Also included is Maxim Heijmerink’s superbly impressive and evocative piano solo, The Accident. Robert McBride, former announcer with All Classical Portland and frequent moderator for Oregon Symphony Orchestra pre-concert talks, hosts.

For the full program click this link

For the bio click this link

Tickets: Adults $12 / students $5

We hope to see you on the 7th

Holland Festival Koningsdag 2019

On Sunday, April 28 we will host our annual Dutch Festival to celebrate Kings Day at Oaks Park. The event starts at 4 pm and ends at 7 pm.

Tickets are available online, or at the door.

Adult only ($5)

Kings day 2019 Entry

Family ($10)

Kings day 2019 Entry

Interested in helping out and getting in for free?

More Good Day Oregon - Holland Fest


Looking for a Dutch Tutor!

Started by Emma Bergmann. Last reply by Kas Clark Jul 10. 1 Reply

Hallo allemaal!I am looking for a Dutch tutor here in Portland. I've been learning Dutch on some apps and using books for almost a year, so I have the basics, but I've found myself needing a bit more guidance with some of the grammar and creating my own sentences. I pick up language notes pretty quickly, but like I said, I really just need a bit more structure than what I have been getting. Does anyone here have experience teaching Dutch and would be willing to meet with me once or twice a…Continue

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Gezocht voor in de zomervakantie: Nederlands-sprekende nanny/oppas

Started by Esther Judd. Last reply by Barbara Paanakker Jun 5. 6 Replies

Wij zijn op zoek naar een Nederlands-sprekende persoon die graag met kinderen werkt of oppaservaring heeft. Mijn man en ik werken de meeste weken van de zomervakantie (ik werk vanuit huis). Ik zou het liefst iemand vinden die of een paar weken op de kinderen kan passen of een paar dagen in de week langs kan komen. We hebben een meisje van 11 en jongen van 8 en we wonen in Beaverton. Ze houden erg van lezen, tekenen, en van de natuur. Nadat we 3.5 jaar in Nederland hebben gewoond, is het nu…Continue

Nederlandse boodschappen

Started by Barbara Paanakker Jun 5. 0 Replies

Hoi allemaal, mijn schoonzus werkt bij een klein bedrijfje in Nederland. Ze sturen boodschappen op van de Jumbo en Albert Heijn over de hele wereld. Een grotere doos bestellen is goedkoper in de verstuurkosten.misschien zijn jullie geïnteresseerd! Eet smakelijk!…Continue

Learn Dutch (adult) and about Hague/Utrecht before visiting/moving there

Started by Lindsay Nelson May 26. 0 Replies

Good evening!Sorry for my English, that is the whole reason for my post. I am not finding any information anywhere for adult classes to learn Dutch in the Portland Metro area. Do any of you provide classes or tutoring?This July I will be studing a one week course in Utrecht and exploring Den Haag to try to meet people in the nonprofit/ global policy world, with the goal to move there in two years or less. I would really love to meet with someone before then over coffee to learn about either of…Continue

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Posted by Hally v. K. on August 1, 2018 at 3:26pm 0 Comments

This year the Polynesian Festival will take place on the weekend of August 18-19 at the same location as last year: The Uwajimaya Asian Market, located on Beav-Hillsdale Hwy in Beaverton, Performances/activities are scheduled to be from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday as well as on Sunday. This event is free and open to the public.

Hollandse/Indische items te koop

Posted by Hally v. K. on April 23, 2018 at 2:25pm 0 Comments

For those who aren't aware of this yet, but there is the  'Fabric Depot' on SE 122nd and Stark in Portland where one can find some Dutch and Indonesian things. For instance: speculaas koekjes, dropjes, stroopwafels, sambals, kecaps and more. And around Christmas time there are plenty of TaaiTaai poppen among other things. They used to sell amandelbrood too but I haven't seen those in awhile. Jammer. I love them! So much for this tidbit.

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


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We would to recognize the following businesses for their Holland Festival Silent Auction donations:

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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