All the NAS events, except on rare occasions, take place within the Los Angeles area. The events are monthly, except for August when there is no event, and generally have a theme, see below, all typically including a happy hour with appetizers, followed by dinner. There is a charge, which varies, to members and guests for attending each of these events.
Annually, there are eight traditional NAS events: New Year's Reception, Anniversary Dinner Dance, Membership Meeting, King's Birthday, Hike and Barbecue, Bike Ride and Lunch, Leidens Ontzet and Sinterklaas. Other events such as a luncheon followed by a visit to a museum or other point of interest, a wine tasting tour or a theme outdoor party may be scheduled for the off months. Occasionally, a NAS event may be combined with another Dutch organization's event such as King's Day.
The New Year Reception takes place in early January within a week after the actual beginning of the year and usually takes place at a member's home during the afternoon. Hors d'ouerve, a buffet, dessert and coffee are provided along with the NAS hosted bar. The afternoon is concluded with a toast to the New Year.
February of every year brings the Anniversary Dinner Dance, which celebrates the anniversary of the founding and incorporation of the Netherlands American Society. This is a more formal event (cocktail attire suggested) and takes place at an upscale restaurant or hotel banquet room. A delicious meal is provided along with good music for the dancing pleasure of everyone.