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1 Women of Note: Music by European Women Composers

In celebration of International Women’s Day, join us on March 10 at 6 pm for an evening with European Women Composers. Ottawa based Paulien van der Roest will be representing the Netherlands. Other participating countries are Poland, Austria, Romania, Ireland, Bulgaria, Portugal and Slovakia. Ms. Van der Roest started studying voice with renowned Opera singer Maria Knapik in 2007 as a soprano and began her vocal studies as a mezzo soprano since April 2013 with Carmela Altamura (ongoing) in New York. In 2013 and 2014 she was requested to perform the Dutch National Anthem for the Canadian Military at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa and has also sung several times at the Canadian Aviation Museum in Ottawa. Pauline also had the honour to sing the Dutch and Canadian Anthem in April 2015 with The Orchestra of the Royal Netherlands Air Force at the Aviation Museum which was a thrilling experience. During the school year Pauline teaches Dutch language courses and she has been providing music classes to the Grade 2 and 3 elementary classes at Manor Park Public School in Ottawa. Where: Canadian Museum of History 100 Laurier Street Gatineau, QC When: March 10, 6 pm For more information and tickets:


The largest International University and Student Travel Expo of Canada will be organized in different cities in Canada starting March 2nd in Vancouver. Visit us at the Study & Go Abroad Fair in Vancouver (March 2), Montreal (March 4) and Toronto (March 5). Come to our booths and find out why the Netherlands is an awesome country to study! 8 Dutch universities are in the top 150 of the new QS World University Rankings® (2016/17)! Holland is home to one of the world’s oldest and most highly respected systems of higher education and to a high-quality knowledge economy that excels in technological innovations in many and varied fields. Besides the Netherlands is the largest provider of English-taught study programs in Europe with close to 2100 international study programs available. For more information:

3 Dutch Nationals can renew their Dutch Passport in Halifax April 19-20-21

The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Ottawa is sending a consular officer to Halifax to renew a limited number of Dutch passports.

4 We remember

Today, on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, we remember the more than six million Jews and the countless others brutally murdered by the Nazi regime. Join millions in Canada and around the world and honour their memory by participating in the #WeRemember campaign.


The Netherlands embassy will partake in the Winter Celebration this coming Saturday – January 28 - on the grounds of Rideau Hall from 12:30 – 16:00 pm. Come join Governor General David Johnston and Mrs. Sharon Johnston for an afternoon of winter delights at Rideau Hall such as skating on the outdoor rink, dog sledding and more.

6 Hartelijk Gefeliciteerd

Ambassador Henk van der Zwan and his entire team in Canada congratulate Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet of the Netherlands with her birthday.

7 Every War Grave has a Story

“Every War Grave has a Story” is a special documentary series commissioned by the Netherlands War Graves Foundation (Oorlogsgravenstichting) and produced by Pia Media. The series consists of five parts to be broadcasted on a Dutch television channel. Monday 19 December a special episode to Canada and South-Korea will be aired.

8 Burst out of your Bubble, Connect with your Community

The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, in collaboration with Amnesty International and the Dignity Initiative, is organizing an event titled ‘Burst Out of Your Bubble, Connect with your Community,’ in celebration of International Human Rights Day.

9 ‘Wreaths across Canada’ 2016

The organisation of ´Wreaths across Canada’ intends to place (shortly before Christmas) a wreath on the graves of every fallen Canadian soldier in WWI or WWII.

10 Watch "A Noble Intention" @ 31st European Union Film Festival (EUFF)

The contribution of the Netherlands this year to the EUFF is “A Noble Intention” by director Joram Lürsen. A Noble Intention is an adaptation of Thomas Rosenboom’s famous novel Publieke Werken set in late 19th century Netherlands during the expansion of Amsterdam.