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Netherlands Association "Je Maintiendrai" 's

Dutch Network

October 2017

October Edition

This is the October edition of the monthly newsletter of the Dutch Network for Greater Vancouver. 

Enjoy reading this newsletter!

Upcoming Pub Nights

We are looking forward to seeing you at our Pub Nights! It's an excellent time to maintain your Dutch and socialize with other people in the community, while enjoying great food and drinks.

Please confirm your attendance in the Meetup group, via WhatsApp, or by emailing

Annual general meeting 2017

All members are invited to join us on our AGM of 2017! 

Pursuant to the Society Act, the Annual General Meeting of the Netherlands Association "Je Maintiendrai" / Dutch Network will be held on Saturday October 21, 2017 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm in the Meeting Room, 1099 Sitka Square, Vancouver.

The AGM is the opportunity to elect directors, meet other members and bring forward ideas to make the organization more vibrant en gezellig. What would you like to see in this upcoming year? Doors open at 10:30 am and refreshments (Dutch goodies of course) will be served.

We would appreciate it if you could let us know if you plan on coming (email address: dutchinbc@gmail. com), so we can make sure there is enough coffee and Dutch goodies.

For more information (agenda and minutes of AGM 2016), check our website:

See you on October 21!

Tot ziens,
The Board of Je Maintiendrai

Sinterklaas has found a venue!

The Sinterklaas committee would like to thank you very much for all your responses to our call for a venue. We have been able to book a venue for Sinterklaas on November 25, 2017 in Surrey. More information and tickets will be available by mid-October on: See you on November 25!
Thanks so much for your help!

Met hartelijke groet,

The Sinterklaas Committee (sinterklaasbc@gmail. com)

Dutch contributions to VIFF

Vancouver International Film Festival is currently running and is showing movies which are related to The Netherlands. Upcoming movies:
Burma Storybook - October 6 and 8
Disappearance - October 7
Winnie - October 7 and 11
The Wound - October 8 and 12.

More information is available at:

Dutch Bike Rides season 2016 finished

We organized several very successful Dutch Bike Rides in and around Vancouver in 2016:
  • Vancouver / Stanley Park
  • Richmond / Steveston
  • Barnston Island
  • Tsawwassen / Mud Bay
  • Fort Langley

It was a lot of fun and we look forward to next season! We hope to see you again on your bike in 2018.

Recipe Dutch 'Appelflappen'

Dutch Appelflappen are easy to make, but delicious!

Ingredients for 8 pieces:

8 Pieces of Butter Puff Pastry
2 Medium sized apples
2 Tablespoons of sugar
1/2 Teaspoon of cinnamon
1 Egg
optional: sugar for on top
– Preheat the oven to 225 degrees Celcius.
– Take the puff pastry out of the freezer and let it defrost for 5-10 minutes.
– Peel the apples, remove the core and cut them up in small dices.
– Mix the apples with the sugar and cinnamon.
– Place a tablespoon of the apple mixture on top of a piece of puff pastry.
– Fold the pastry diagonal, creating a triangle shape with the apple mixture in between.
– Use a vork to press the edges together and making them stick.
– Whisk the egg and apply a bit of egg on top of the pastry.(this will make them nice and shiny!)
– Optional: sprinkle some sugar on top of the egg.
– Place the Appelflappen in the oven for about 15-20 minutes.
– You can eat them hot or cold, they will be delicious either way!