Welcome to the Dutch Day Events site
Here you will read about Dutch events in Southern California.
There were three main annual events: King’s Day (Koningsdag) in April, the Holland Festival in May and the “Dutch American Heritage Day” celebration in November.
As of April 2023 we have merged the Holland Festival with the Dutch King’s Day celebration, organized by the United Netherlands Organizations in SoCal.
This corporation has been formed under the California Mutual Benefit Corporation Law for the purpose of promoting social welfare and facilitating cooperation among the Netherlands-American member organizations and to engender mutual harmony for the benefit of these organizations and shall be nonprofit and nonpartisan.
Mission: We are dedicated to the preservation, promotion, and celebration of Dutch-American culture and history. Together we organize Dutch-American cultural community events for the general public.
The UNO was founded to be a catalyst for all the individual Dutch clubs and organizations and get them to work together and organize a community event. Some organizations have been around sindce the early years of the last century. Others grew in popularity after WWII when a big flow of Dutch emigrants came to California. The main organizations who belonged to the UNO: Soccer Club, AVIO, Wapenbroeders, NAF, NAS, NESSO and Avendo.
Another Dutch themed meetup / worldwide network is NLBORRELS. This group consists mainly of Dutch expats, students, tourists and new immigrants. People who look to meet fellow Dutch men and women and get together at a local bar. Sharing a beer and preferably Dutch hors d’oevres like ‘bitterballen’ and ‘kaas’.
If you know of a Dutch themed event that is coming up, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and the editorial department will consider it for publication.
Please find below an update of all Netherlands Organizations of South California.
NESSO (not active)
HOLLAND SOCCER CLUB (after 60 years it closed its door in the summer of 2017)
AVENDO (not active)
WAPENBROEDERS (not active)
Contact details and links to their websites, if they have one.
Events can be communicated to email@example.com