Once again the Dutch and Indo community of greater Los Angeles are coming together to celebrate their shared cultural heritage.  The Holland Festival in Long Beach has become an annual reunion for many families, who bring their blankets and pic nic folding chairs to sit on the lawn.  Different vendors selling Dutch and Indonesian products and food. People dancing to the rock ‘n roll, country and Dutch tunes. Children playing at the jump castle. This year people from all over the country are expected to fly in and join the festivities. If you haven’t been before, please drop by and have a taste of something special you will never forget.

 

Organized by: United Netherlands Organizations of SoCal (umbrella organization for the Dutch Clubs in Los Angeles County)

 

8 Responses to 23rd Annual HOLLAND FESTIVAL SoCal 2012

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  2. roberta says:

    Can we bring our keeshond to the Long Beach festival?

  3. Donald says:

    Vind het prachtig dat er een indo project is bij jullie.
    Wens jullie nog heel veel jaren van plezier.
    Via een tante ben ik op jullie site gekomen.
    En volg het helemaal.
    Met vriendelijk groet Donald en fia.

  4. Diana Haye says:

    Hello all!
    I attended today with family and friends, we had a terrific time. I purchased a t-shirt that was black and had “FBI – Full Blooded Indo” written on it. If you know the vendor, please send me their information. I need one more in size M.
    Groetjes!

  5. Indo 1 says:

    The entry fees do keep rising. I remember when they were much lower and the volume of people were less. I guess they figure, the more people that are coming now that they should raise the prices to make more money. Come on fellow Dutchmen.. Quit living up to the saying that, “Dutch people are money hungry and cheap.” But.. I could be wrong. They didn’t come up with that saying,” Going Dutch” for nothing.

    • Editor says:

      Thank you for taking the time to let us know how you feel and to give us the opportunity to shed some light on the recent price increase. We understand the response and we wish that we did not have to raise the entrance fee.

      We, the UNO (United Netherlands Organizations) are a non-profit organization consisting of volunteers of the different Dutch/Indo Clubs in SoCal (Avio/Wapenbroeder/NAS/NAF/Nesso/Soccer Club) who organizes this annual Holland Festival, this year for the 25th time. These volunteers work for many months in their own time to help organize this festival and on the day itself.
      We aim to serve the greater good and make this a memorable event for different generations. If we did aim to make a profit the entrance fee would be much higher.

      Just so you understand, we are faced with fees that the city of Long Beach (license & park fees / parking fees / security / insurance etc.) is charging us and that have been going up significantly the last 3 years for thousands of dollars. We took the increase and paid out of the club’s pocket for the last 2 years. But this year the fees went up even more and we were not longer able to pay the difference. It was either increase the fee or not have the annual Holland festival.

      We aim to please. Unfortunately, within our Dutch community there are people who see the glass as half empty, rather than half full. To the many backseat drivers we say: please apply your energy to help us by volunteering.

      We welcome more new volunteers and sponsors for better prices and help is with our efforts to serve the community and make a memorable Dutch Memorial Weekend.

      Thank you!

      UNO SoCal

      PS: When you want your message to appear on this site we expect a full name and a working email address.

  6. BRIAN says:

    I see that you guys have taken down my post about fees going up at the festival. Its not a secret. People there talk about it every year. Sooner or later its going to go back to the way it was with hardly anyone there. So keep raising the entry fee, parking fee and food prices. Dutchmen and Indos will spent there Memorial weekend somewhere else.

    • Editor says:

      Thank you for taking the time to let us know how you feel and to give us the opportunity to shed some light on the recent price increase. We understand the response and we wish that we did not have to raise the entrance fee.

      We, the UNO (United Netherlands Organizations) are a non-profit organization consisting of volunteers of the different Dutch/Indo Clubs in SoCal (Avio/Wapenbroeder/NAS/NAF/Nesso/Soccer Club) who organizes this annual Holland Festival, this year for the 25th time. These volunteers work for many months in their own time to help organize this festival and on the day itself.
      We aim to serve the greater good and make this a memorable event for different generations. If we did aim to make a profit the entrance fee would be much higher.

      Just so you understand, we are faced with fees that the city of Long Beach (license & park fees / parking fees / security / insurance etc.) is charging us and that have been going up significantly the last 3 years for thousands of dollars. We took the increase and paid out of the club’s pocket for the last 2 years. But this year the fees went up even more and we were not longer able to pay the difference. It was either increase the fee or not have the annual Holland festival.

      We aim to please. Unfortunately, within our Dutch community there are people who see the glass as half empty, rather than half full. To the many backseat drivers we say: please apply your energy to help us by volunteering.

      We welcome more new volunteers and sponsors for better prices and help us with our efforts to serve the community and make a memorable Dutch Memorial Weekend.

      Thank you!

      UNO SoCal

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