Dutch Club Wellington

WELCOME

THE
DUTCH CLUB
WELLINGTON

 
 
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Welcome to the Dutch Club Wellington

 

We are a club for Dutch immigrants, expats and anyone who is interested in anything Dutch. We have our own club house ‘Avalon House’ and we organise several annual events as well as weekly social activities. Every Sunday we have our Social Sunday where you are welcome to enjoy a coffee and a kroket or something a bit stronger. Twice a month we meet on a Wednesday for coffee and lunch, with kroketten, broodjes and soup in the winter. Every Tuesday our card enthusiast meet for Klaverjassen. Check the upcoming events and activities out here.

 

Kingsday
28 April 2019

Our King Willem Alexander celebrates his birthday on the 27th of April and we don’t let this date go by unnoticed. Join us to toast on his majesty and celebrate his birthday with Dutch food, drinks and other activities.

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Tulip Sunday
22 September 2019

This is our annual big event. It is when we ‘emerge’ from the clubhouse onto the wider Wellington scene. It’s an important event for our club. Not just for our members, but also for the wider Wellington Community. 

Leidens Ontzet
6 October 2019

We celebrate this yearly Leiden’s festival at our Clubhouse in Avalon. All are welcome to enjoy Hutspot met klapstuk (draadjesvlees), herring or rolmops and a desert. You can register for this event now but be quick as seats are limited.

Sinterklaas
8 December 2019

Every year Sinterklaas will make a detour from his annual trip to the Netherlands and visit the young and not so young in Wellington. This event is open to anyone, members and non-members. More details will follow but for now, be sure to put the date in your diary.

 
 

The Dutch Community

‘Gezelligheid’ at its best

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The Wellington Dutch Community

In the late 1940’s and 1950’s a big stream of Dutch immigrants made their way to New Zealand, to build a new life. Many of them arrived by boat. To this day new Dutch immigrants still arrive in this country, with their own dreams and wishes. The Dutch Club Wellington provides a place and space for old and new “Dutchies” to come together to celebrate, exchange and preserve the Dutch heritage, Dutch language and Dutch cultural traditions in the Wellington region. Have a look around at our website or Facebook page. We regularly organise annual events and social activities for our members and their guests and we hope to see you soon at one of our events, for a coffee and a chat, or a game of pool or cards.

 
 

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The Committee

Vele handen maken licht werk.
Many hands make light work.

 
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The Committee

 

As a social club the Dutch Club Wellington relies on volunteers, to turn on the heater in the Winter, make coffee for our members and organise events to name just a few things. Running the club successfully is in the hands of the committee who is helped by many volunteers. These people work together to create an environment where members can meet, get to know new people, have interesting conversations and engage in common activities. Contact us if you are interested in joining our committee. We always have clogs that need filling.

Our current committee exist of ten members who meet monthly and keep the club ticking. They do this with the much appreciated help of other volunteers.

De touwtjes in the handen nemen
De eindjes aan elkaar knopen
En de knopen doorhakken
— Loesje
 
 
 
 
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