1 Mededeling van de Nederlandse Ambassade in Ottawa en het Consulaat Generaal in Toronto / Announcement from the Netherlands Embassy in Ottawa and the Consulate General in Toronto
Het Honorair Consulaat te London, Ontario, zal per 1 augustus 2013 definitief worden gesloten. The Honorary Consulate in London, Ontario, will close permanently as from August 1, 2013.
TORONTO BIKE RIDE 2013 Sunday, June 16 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Spring is the best time to celebrate the close bonds of friendship between the Netherlands and Canada. Each May the city of Ottawa is coloured by the Canadian Tulip Festival as a sign of gratitude for hospitality that was extended to the Dutch Royal Family during the Second World War.
4 PM announces Governor General to attend investiture of Willem-Alexander as King of the Netherlands
Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced that His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will travel to the Netherlands to attend the investiture of Willem-Alexander in Amsterdam on April 30, 2013. Willem-Alexander, Prince of Orange and eldest son of Queen Beatrix and Prince Claus, will ascend to the throne as King of the Netherlands following the abdication of Queen Beatrix. The heir apparent will be the first King of the Netherlands since 1890.
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Beste mede-Nederlander, De Ambassade in Ottawa overweegt in de tweede helft van oktober 2013 opnieuw vingerafdrukken op te halen met een mobiel aanvraagstation. Aanvragers kunnen gedurende enkele dagen, op een tevoren afgesproken datum op het consulaat in Halifax in de gelegenheid worden gesteld paspoortaanvragen in te dienen. (Text in English follows.)
The TIFF Kids International Film Festival is back for its 16th year and features the best in children’s cinema from around the globe.
On Monday, 8 April, 2013, the Hague Conference on Private International Law will celebrate its 120th Anniversary with an event: The Hague Conference at 120: Today and the Future, which will take place in the Academy Building on the grounds of the Peace Palace in The Hague. The celebration not only marks a historic milestone for the oldest international organisation in the Hague, it also commemorates the events, ideas and vision which first established the Hague Conference as part of the foundation from which the Hague evolved into a International City of Peace and Justice.
During a speech for the Encounters with Canada international week, Dutch Ambassador Wim Geerts addressed a select group of 145 high school students from all across Canada as tomorrow’s leaders.
As you all know, in a few days I hope to celebrate my 75th birthday. I am thankful that I have been granted the opportunity to do so in good health. At the end of this year we shall mark the 200th anniversary of the foundation of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, an occasion that ushered in a new era in our history. The fact that these two special events coincide led me to decide to relinquish the throne this year. It seems to me to be an appropriate moment to take this step, which I have been considering for some time.