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Netherlands American Society of Southern California

The aim and purpose of the Netherlands American Society of Southern California (NAS), a Dutch social club, is to provide a social environment for persons of Dutch descent or persons who have an active interest in
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the Netherlands, in order to communicate with one another on a regular basis about their common heritage and or interest. Read more about the Netherlands American Society and its history here.
  • DUTCH KING'S DAY Sunday, April 27, 2014
  • NAS KING'S DAY CELEBRATION Saturday, May 3, 2014 (Note date change)
  • NAF SoCal CONCERT Wednesday, May 7, 2014
  • 25th HOLLAND FESTIVAL - LONG BEACH, CA Sunday, May 25, 2014
  • NAS HIKE & BARBECUE Saturday, June 14, 2014
See our EVENTS PAGE for more info.
DUTCH SCHOOL OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
DUTCH LANGUAGE CLASSES FOR CHILDREN Dutch School of Southern California offers classes in Dutch Language and Culture, to children from 4-14 years old, absolute beginners or already fluent in Dutch. Find out more...
NAS Member Laura Ligthart is Director of Dutch School of Southern California.
CHALLENGES FOUNDATION
Challenges Foundation is a sailing program for veterans, the disabled and underprivileged. Donations are gratefully appreciated. Check out the full story...
NAS members Inge Hobo-Scheinfarb and David Scheinfarb are the Board of Directors.
(If you don't find the announcement you are looking for, then check our Announcements Archive.)
NEW DUTCH PASSPORT – IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Starting 9 March 2014 Dutch passports for adults will be issued with 10 year validity. For those younger than 18 years, the validity of the passport remains 5 years.
New chancellery fees will also be effective on 9 March 2014:
  • Regular or business passport (validity 10 years, adult) : €131.11
  • Regular or business passport (validity 5 years, minors) : €115.20
  • Emergency passport / Laissez Passer : €46.61
Double/multiple nationality?
You may lose your Dutch nationality (article 15.1.c RWN) if you let a passport with 10 year validity expire and the following is applicable:
  • at the time of issuing of this passport you are of age (18 years or older) and
  • besides the Dutch nationality you possess another nationality and
  • you are not living within the Netherlands, Aruba, Curaçao or Sint Maarten, nor in one of the countries of the European Union.
You may prevent this from happening by:
  • having a new passport issued before the expiry date of this passport or
  • obtaining a so-called ‘Statement of Possession of Dutch nationality’ before the expiry date of this passport or
  • living within the Netherlands, Aruba, Curaçao or Sint Maarten, or in one of the countries of the European Union for at least one (1) year before the expiry date of this passport.
For more information, please visit the Dutch Consular Services Validity of the new Dutch passport web page and Dutch passport renewal web page.
- Posted 9 February 2014
AMSTERDAM CALLING - NEW YouTube WEB SERIES
Amsterdam Calling Molen Blauw Productions has released the first of twenty weekly episodes of its web series “Amsterdam Calling”. Part travel doc and part real-life vlog, "Amsterdam Calling" takes viewers along with a group of Dutch female students as they visit cool and unusual places in Europe's most fun and charming city. You can experience Amsterdam shopping, bar-hopping, going to music festivals, museums and cultural events.
Watch the current episode and meet the girls on YouTube...
- Posted 17 January 2014
DUTCH STROOPWAFELS FRESHLY MADE IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Hold Your Waffle Now you can get delicious, mouth-watering Dutch stroopwafels freshly made right here in Southern California. These are American hand made Dutch stroopwafels made available to you by native Dutch. Don't like to pay for shipping? Scheduled delivery and pickup options are available. Visit www.holdyourwaffle.com for ordering.
- Posted 20 November 2013
DUTCH NATIVE SPEAKER NEEDED
Moravia IT is currently looking for a Dutch native speaker, eligible to work in the US, interested in working onsite for their client based in Cupertino, California. The work entails testing their client’s software applications and websites. For example: whether any string is cut off; whether any strings are left in English; any typos or spelling errors and if strings make sense in context. Any bugs should be logged in a bug database.
This is a temporary position and is immediately available. Hours are from 9am to 5pm with an unpaid one-hour lunch break. Wages are an hourly rate agreed upon when hired, plus mileage compensation at $0.55 per mile.
Should you be interested, please submit your CV to amerisoL@moravia.com or contact for further details.
- Updated 23 October 2013 (originally posted 30 May 2013)
DUTCH DISTANCE EDUCATION (e-learning) FOR CHILDREN
Helma Schulze, an experienced licensed Dutch teacher, provides Dutch distance education (e-learning) for children. Due to job assignments many Dutch families with children temporarily stay in a foreign country, but when they return to the Netherlands, many children have problems with their mother tongue. This can be avoided when they participate in distance education. The teaching program and lessons have been compiled by Helma Schulze in accordance with official Dutch school programs. She contacts the pupils individually on a weekly basis using the internet (via Skype) which enables her to see, speak with, guide and teach her pupils. Besides the Skype lessons, the pupils are expected to do homework as well.
To contact Helma Schulze (she'll be happy to provide references, etc.), and learn more including e-learning for adults, please visit www.nederlandsonderwijs.com. Website has Dutch, English and Portugese language versions.
- Posted 3 September 2013
NATIVE DUTCH SPEAKER NEEDED IN LOS ANGELES
For QA review of Dutch subtitling.
Welocalize is currently seeking native Dutch speakers in Los Angeles, CA (Beverly Hills area) for QA Localization testing positions.
Must be native speaking and reading, and have attended school in Holland.
Previous sub-titling QA or QA testing experience a plus.
Job information: Immediate opening, exact start date TBD; 3 weeks, 40 hours; Competitive pay.
Please contact Renita MacIver
- Posted 13 August 2013
eBOOK TRANSLATED FROM DUTCH — IN MY FATHER'S GARDEN
In My Father's Garden In my Father’s Garden, the English translation of Knielen op een bed violen by Jan Siebelink, is now available as an e-book. Winner of the 2005 AKO Literatuurprijs - a true Dutch bestseller. Translated by Liz Waters. In My Fathers Garden is the gripping story of a father-son relationship in which the father becomes obsessed by a fire-and-brimstone Calvinism. He is convinced he has been in direct contact with God. During the ensuing quest for eternal life, he loses control over himself... Read more on the following websites: Available worldwide through Kobo and Apple iBookstore.
- Posted 7 June 2013
DUTCH ENTERTAINMENT GROUP
PUURee has a great idea on how to enhance the sense of community among the Dutch people living overseas and also raise the cultural awareness of the Netherlands for locals by offering many wonderful Dutch artists who provide a wide variety of shows for adults and also for children. Many of the artists can, in addition to Dutch language, perform in English, such as: Greg Shapiro, Wijnand Stomp, Dames Slier, Jummoo... Visit PUURee for more information.
- Posted 6 June 2013
DVD - THE NEW NETHERLAND PROJECT
New Netherland Project Uncovering America's Forgotten Colony: The New Netherland Project is a DVD created by ForPeopleWhoThink.com.
A small group of scholars led by Director Charles Gehring have been uncovering the real truth about the Dutch presence in Albany and NYC from 1609 -1664. Since 1975 they have been painstakingly translating 12,000 ancient Dutch documents and revealing to the world a story that has remained untold for far too long. Read more...
- Posted 21 May 2013
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