Netherlands American Chamber of Commerce presents Dutch-American Heritage Day

Joachim Wtewael / Dutch-American Heritage Day
Joachim Wtewael self-portrait Photo courtesy of Netherlands American Chamber of Commerce

More than two centuries ago, on November 16, 1776, Dutch forces on the Caribbean island of St. Eustatius returned the salute of the American brig-of-war Andrew Doria, thereby making The Netherlands the first country to officially salute the flag of the newly-independent United States. In November 1991, the U.S. Congress and President George H. W. Bush proclaimed Dutch-American Heritage Day, symbolizing both countries’ long lasting friendship.

The Netherlands American Chamber of Commerce –Texas Chapter proudly invites you to celebrate Dutch-American Heritage Day at a cocktail party in the beautiful Museum of Fine Arts, surrounded by works of Dutch Master Joachim Wtewael and historical baroque music provided by members of Houston-based Mercury Orchestra.

Present will be the Honorary Consul of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Mr. Jos Wellink, distinguished members of the Consular Corps in Houston and leaders within the Netherlands-American business community. 

Event Details


11.18.15 | 6:00 pm


Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005


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