“The Holland Festival is not only a reunion for family and friends with roots in both Holland and the former Dutch East Indies (modern Indonesia), it also has become de facto the largest Indo-Dutch gathering in the USA. This also explains the large offering of Indonesian food, which is part of Dutch national cuisine,” says Jeff Keasberry, President of the United Netherlands Organizations (UNO).
The UNO is the non-profit umbrella organization consisting of different Dutch Clubs in Southern California: Holland Soccer Club, A.V.I.O, N.A.S., N.E.S.S.O. NAF, Neerlandia, R.O.S.I, Voice of Holland, Wapenbroeders. The Holland Festival has been the result of the combined efforts of volunteers belonging to these clubs. While some of these clubs have closed their doors, the former members and their family and friends are still volunteering their time to making this a memorable festival.