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Michigan Governor visits the Netherlands during trade mission

Michigan Governor visits the Netherlands during trade mission

The American politician will visit Europe for a week and visit four countries, reports AP news agency . His trade mission also takes Snyder to Switzerland, Italy and Germany, where he visits a major technology fair in Hanover. It is not clear who will meet Snyder in the Netherlands. The 

Dusk to Dusk: Unsettled, Unraveled, Unreal

Dusk to Dusk: Unsettled, Unraveled, Unreal

Welcome to a beautiful world, unsettling in its vision of personal isolation, but collectively bound by the small comfort of knowing that we are all alone. Through painting, photography, sculpture, and video this convincing aesthetic of anxious beauty shows us a strange contemporary familiarity in 

Dutch Heritage, Strong Economic Ties

Dutch Heritage, Strong Economic Ties

The Netherlands and the United States are bound by a more than 400-year relationship grounded in a commitment to freedom, justice, and entrepreneurship. While in the US, the King and Queen will celebrate the strong economic, cultural and political ties between the two nations. The 

Welkom! Dutch king, queen visit Grand Rapids

Welkom! Dutch king, queen visit Grand Rapids

 GRAND RAPIDS — King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands saluted the strong connection between their country and western Michigan on their trip to Grand Rapids today. The visit includes a strengthening of business and scientific-research ties, building on a heritage that began in 

First Dutch Monarchs in West Michigan in More than 30 Years

First Dutch Monarchs in West Michigan in More than 30 Years

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima touched down at Gerald R. Ford International Airport shortly before 10:30 a.m. today to become the first Dutch monarchs in West Michigan in more than 30 years. Sixth-graders from Ada Christian School, where the daughter of Paulus 

Business of Diplomacy

Business of Diplomacy

Before returning to the Netherlands,Dutch King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima shared some thoughts about their Michigan visit with the man who worked behind the scenes to make it happen. During their whirlwind trip to Grand Rapids, the king and queen visited Frederik Meijer Gardens & 

We Welcome the King and Queen to West Michigan

We Welcome the King and Queen to West Michigan

(Washington, D.C.) — His Majesty King Willem-Alexander and Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Kingdom of the Netherlands will visit Washington, D.C.; Grand Rapids, Michigan; and Chicago, Illinois, June 1-3. This official visit marks the first time the Royal Couple will travel to the United 

Michigan’s Economic Ties to Holland

Michigan’s Economic Ties to Holland

7,600 Jobs Supported by NL-USA Trade and Investments $332.8 Million in Exports to the Netherlands 481,878 Americans of Dutch descent  Read More

From the Past to the Present

From the Past to the Present

Commercial enterprises constituted the first organized wave of immigration from the Netherlands to North America during the early seventeenth century and led to the founding of Fort Nassau, which was only the second permanent European settlement in North America. Continuing Dutch immigration waves have produced 

The Western Michigan Dutch

The Western Michigan Dutch

“Dutch in Michigan”      Michigan has always attracted more Dutch than any other state. Most Dutch immigrants in the 19th century headed for Michigan. By 1900 Michigan counted one-third of the Dutch-born in the USA. Most Dutch lived in five counties—Allegan,Kent, Kalamazoo, Muskegon, and Ottawa. Southwestern Michigan was truly the Dutch center, centered in Grand Rapids. One-third of the Dutch