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Events Calendar

This calendar lists committee events, as well as other Baltimore-area events related to Rotterdam and Netherlands.


30th year anniversary of the Baltimore-Rotterdam sister city relationship!



May 1

Washington, DC

Netherlands Embassy celebrates Rosie the Riveter

In honor of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Netherlands during World War II, the Royal Netherlands Embassy; Thanks! Plain and Simple; DC Dutch; and Dr. Hugo Keesing will recognize the remarkable women known as Rosie the Riveter, or Rosies, for their contributions to the war effort.

1:30pm at the Netherlands Embassy in Washington, DC

Press release


May 5


Monthly Baltimore-Rotterdam Committee Meeting

5:30pm at Baltimore City Hall


May 9

Washington, DC

Netherlands Embassy opens doors to public during annual EU open house

10am - 4pm at the Netherlands Embassy in Washington, DC, with activities for the whole family.

Netherlands embassy event information

EU Open House event site


May 16


Dutch trance DJ Armin van Buuren at Baltimore’s Preakness

Preakness festival information


May 30

Alexandria, VA

Indonesisch Rijsttafel 2015

DC Dutch is organizes this dinner at Satay Sarinah, Alexandria VA

Information on DC Dutch web site


June 1-3


Dutch king to visit the US

Stops include Washington, D.C., Grand Rapids and Chicago. The visit will highlight the big contribution of the United States to the liberation of the Netherlands. In 2015, the Netherlands will celebrate 70 years of liberation. The visit is an opportunity to thank the USA for its role in 70 years of peace and freedom in the Netherlands and Europe.  An economic mission will be travelling to the USA at the same time as the Royal Couple. Themes for the mission are “Feeding the City” and “Healthy Aging.”

Press release


June 4


Deadline for submissions to 2016 International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam

IABR–2016 is a platform for fresh ideas on the possible future of the twenty-first-century city. IABR will exhibit designs and promote dialogues that open up perspectives of the city we want: a clean city, a communal city, a productive city – a city in which the public space once again occupies center stage. IABR invites urban designers, architects, landscape architects, academics, artists, planners, cities, universities, companies and social organizations, or coalitions thereof, to submit best practices, projects and plans in response to the challenges outlined in its call for projects

Information about the Biennale and the call for submissions




Van Gogh themed Family Fun Days at Baltimore Museum of Art

The Baltimore-Rotterdam committee is marking the 125th year anniversary of artist Vincent Van Gogh’s death by collaborating with the Baltimore Museum of Art on some fun Van Gogh-related activities for children in July 2015. Events are on July 5, 12, 19, and 26. See the descriptions of the July events on the BMA web site.


July 17-19


Baltimore’s annual Artscape festival — visit our sister city booth!

Baltimore’s sister cities will have a booth at Artscape with fun activities for festival visitors. Stop by and meet us and learn more about our sister cities, including Rotterdam! Artscape is the largest free arts festival in the United States.

Festival web site


Sept 26


30th year anniversary celebration and art exhibit

Celebrate 30 years of Baltimore-Rotterdam sister city relationship, Baltimore’s 30-year relationship with Xiamen, China.

Location: Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21224


Oct 17-22


Annual Salzburg Global Forum

This annual event brings young cultural innovators together from 10 cities around the world, including Baltimore and Rotterdam, for a weeklong collaborative forum.

Salzburg web site


For more Dutch cultural events in the USA, visit and