|Leidens Ontzet 2022 Lunch event at Dutch Club NAQ – 2 October
In honour of the liberation of Leiden on October 3rd, 1574, the day itself was declared an official city holiday in 1886.
It is now celebrated with a variety of activities and events that take place in the days leading up to October 3rd.
The traditional meal associated with the festival is hutspot and herring with white bread (haring en wittebrood). Bookings essential. More information.
Hydrogen – the future of energy – Breakfast meeting 6 October
The Dutch Chamber of Commerce Queensland is hosting an event on the future of Hydrogen. World-leading experts in this field, from Government and Commercial backgrounds, will present on developments occurring across Australia and The Netherlands.
In discussions about global warming, hydrogen often comes up as a solution. We will debunk perceptions and myths around hydrogen and discuss opportunities for achieving carbon-neutral goals. Relevant to the aim of the DCCQ, we will also focus on green energy trade between Australia and The Netherlands.
For more information and bookings.
Dutch-Australian network drinks– Pig & Whistle, King George Square -6 October
The Dutch Chamber in Queensland aims to build connections between organisations and people based in both the Netherlands and Queensland. As good Dutch practice dictates, what better way is there to get to know each other over a ‘borrel’? More information.
Gala dinner to commemorate 70th Anniversary of the Dutch Club N.A.Q – 8 October
Members and guests are invited for a formal three course dinner, a drink, a lucky door prize, a raffle and entertainment. Bookings: https://www.trybooking.com/CBZSD
Melbourne Cup Luncheon – Dutch Club NAQ – Tuesday 1 November
Celebrate Melbourne Cup at the Dutch Club with a 3-course lunch, sweeps, Fascinator and Hat parade, champagne and good food. Bookings essential More information
Dutchies on bikes, along Brisbane River Sunday November 6
For the 2nd time we are organising a recreational bike ride on the bike path along Brisbane River. It is a family event with a special fun and puzzle ride for the kids. Early bird bookings are accepted before October 1. Click here.
Dutch-Australian History Camp Columbia and Archerfield
Over the last 6 months we organised three events – attended by close to 150 delegates – looking at the history of Camp Columbia in Wacol, which hosted the Netherlands East Indies Government in Exile. The Dutch history in relation to Archerfield Airport dates back to 1932.
Read more about this here.
PS a meeting is planned with Brisbane City Council to start a discussion on the Heritage Plan for Cam Columbia, a proposal launched at the seminar in May
In other news
New Netherlands Consul General and Deputy Consul General
‘Literal shipwreck treasure’ from famous doomed Dutch vessel resurfaces in Qld
Patricia Metcalfe and Wim van Wely met at Camp Columbia