Save the date – labor day weekend Dutch food and beer!

The organization couldn’t have picked a better name: Orange! That’s why our Dutch booth is featured on their website:

The United Netherlands Organizations (UNO) is taking over the Dutch representation at this annual fair from the Holland Soccer Club,  connecting people for 60 years  (1957-1917).

More details to come.

The UNO’s main events for the year are:

  1. Dutch King’s Day Los Angeles April –
  2. Holland Festival Long Beach – May –
  3. Orange International Street Fair (Labor Day Weekend) Sept 1 – 3


Happy faces, dancing feet, shining musical performances and delicious street food on a perfect weather day.  Those were the ingredients to a memorable gathering at the 28th annual Holland Festival Long Beach. Every year, friends and family reunite at, what is called, the largest Holland and Indo Dutch community event in North America. The event is held at the Gemmrig (POA) park in Long Beach, on the Sunday before Memorial Day.

Friends and families of up to 4 generations had their reunion. Also Dutch expats and Americans are drawn to this yearly festival. Most of the people have roots in the Netherlands and the former Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia) and gathered to celebrate their shared heritage. People spent the whole day in the park, where they claimed their little space with their picnic blankets, folding chairs and gathered around, sharing stories, laughter, listening and dancing to familiar Dutch, American and Indo Rock music. Another important reason why people keep coming, are the traditional Dutch and Indonesian foods. When you ate enough you can either decide to burn off some of those calories on the dance floor or by strolling along the many vendor booths selling clothing, arts, crafts and many other things. Children always have a great time in the two bouncy houses.

Some history regarding the Holland Festival; The first event was organized 28 years ago in 1989, by the combined Dutch clubs in Southern California. To ensure that this was all well organized and executed a new non-profit was established called United Netherlands Organizations. The board of directors consists of representatives of all the affiliated social Dutch clubs/organizations. Once a year, all clubs come together and join forces to offer the Dutch community their Holland Festival, a celebration of anything Dutch. The audience consist mostly of people who lived in Holland before they came to the States. They had or still have Dutch nationality. A large percentage of the public also has roots in the former Dutch East Indies (a former colony of Holland), now known as Indonesia. This explains the many Indonesian themed vendors to join in on the celebration of a shared cultural heritage. Suggestions have been made to change the name to reflect the  make-up of the audience, being Indo-Dutch (mixed heritage).  The board has considered the suggestion, but has decided to remain true to the initial intention and name of the event, which is to celebrate multicultural Holland, which also has a large community of people with roots in the former ‘Western/Dutch oriented’  Dutch East Indies.


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The organization of this event is in the hands of the UNO, which stands for United Netherlands Organizations; a non-profit umbrella organization of affiliated Dutch clubs in Southern California (AVIO, NAS, Holland Soccer Club, Dutch School SoCal, NAF).

  1. Dutch King’s Day Los Angeles April –
  2. Holland Festival Long Beach – May –
  3. Orange International Street Fair (Labor Day Weekend) Sept 1 – 3

The organization is always looking for volunteers to assist on the day of the event. In return the volunteers are granted free entrance for a minimum  of a 3 hours shift. To sign up, send an e-mail to [email protected]

If you are a vendor or a sponsor interested to join, please send an e-mail to [email protected]

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Come and join and watch the Dutch national soccer team play in their endeavor to win the World Cup 2014.


There are two main locations where Dutch supporters come together in Orange:


Happy Ending Sports Bar in HOLLANDWOOD

7038 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028

This sports bar has got screens all over and a 10×6 ft projection screen on the 2nd floor.

Special Dutch Fries (Patat Speciaal) is served.

For more info email: [email protected] or call  (818) 659-5081

Check here for our photo gallery of 2010 world cup event at Happy Ending – with more than 500 Orange supporters.


Holland Soccer Club

7310-A Adams Street, Paramount, CA 90723

The HSC clubhouse has a 10 ft x 6 ft projection screen and 2 flat screen TV’s.

Breakfast consisting of UITSMIJTERs will be available during the 9 am games. Buns with Dutch cheese and ‘kroketten’ (croquettes) will be available during the games.




June 13 at noon vs Spain

June 18 at 9 am vs. Australia

June 23 at 9 am vs Chili

June 29 at 9 am  vs Mexico.

Naturally, when Holland advances:

Quarter Finals on July  5 at 1 pm

Semi Finals on July 9 at 1 pm

Finals on July 13 at noon.

We hope to see you!

SAVE THE DATE – MARK YOUR CALENDAR for our 25th annual Holland Festival celebration in Long Beach.

This amazing event will be held on Sunday, May 25th (memorial weekend) 2014.

Same location as always: Gemmrich park in Long Beach.

Time: 10am – 6pm.

Are you a VENDOR or a VOLUNTEER and would like to participate in this memorable Holland Festival, please send an email to Hans Hoogendam: ahoogendam @





Film Festival Flix brings you the Dutch film Silent City September 12, 2013 – 7:30 p.m. at Laemmle NoHo 7, 5240 Lankershim Blvd. North Hollywood, 91601.

Regular Admission: $14.00 (Use Special Code: NCLA0913 at check-out for 50% discount). Buy tickets… (Phone: 310-478-3836)
Schedule of Events for Laemmle NoHo 7: 7:00pm Pre-Event Photos; 7:30pm Showtime; 9:00pm Q & A with Dutch filmmaker Threes Anna; 9:15pm After-party at Eclectic Wine Bar & Grille.
Silent City synopsis: A young Dutch woman, Rosa, comes to Japan to learn the art of preparing fish from Master Kon, the best fish-chef in the world. Against her expectation Rosa has to work in the cleaning-kitchen, together with other unpaid novices. Here begins her lonely journey through the alien and hierarchic world of the famous fish restaurant. After a while Rosa gets into financial problems and she has to take a job on the side. She becomes a hostess in a night club. Her isolation grows and she discovers that working in the club is like being in an ‘aquarium’ herself. The tempting and delicious fishes from Master Kon, as well as his supreme mastership – he catches fish out of the water by hand – make her stay. But to reveal his secret, Rosa has to descend into her own underworld. When night and day meld and it all comes together, she learns to understand the fishes and to become like the master. Dutch, Japanese, English dialogue. Subtitles.
Film Festival Flix (FFF) brings you the experience of Cannes, Toronto, Sundance and more direct to theaters in your community!Find out more…

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