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Netherlands-American Association of Minnesota 

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The Netherlands-American Association of Minnesota (NAAM) is a non-profit cultural organization providing social and educational resources to persons of Dutch origin or descent, and anyone else interested in the language, culture, history, and heritage of the Netherlands. Organized and incorporated in 1982, NAAM continues a tradition begun by a predecessor, the Twin City Holland Club, which dated back to the 1920s.

What does NAAM do?

  • NAAM helps preserve the cultural heritage and traditions of the Netherlands.

  • NAAM brings together Dutch nationals and people interested in the Netherlands by organizing social and cultural events.

  • NAAM publishes a quarterly newsletter highlighting social activities, member news, consulate information and more.

  • NAAM serves as an information resource for people traveling and moving to and from the Netherlands.

  • NAAM provides Dutch Minnesotans with a gezellige touch of home.

NAAM activities

NAAM organizes a wide variety of activities throughout the year, including:

  • Rijsttafel, annual meeting/dinner with Indonesian food

  • Dutch-American Heritage Day, 16 November

  • Sinterklaas (St Nicholas), the Saint's birthday, 5 December

  • Koninginnedag, the Queen's birthday, 30 April

  • A Dutch cafe at the annual Festival of Nations

  • Folkdance group for children and adults

  • Summer picnic

  • Borrels (happy hour-style informal gatherings)

Who belongs to NAAM?

NAAM has more than 220 member households. The membership is multi-generational with a mixture of people who formerly lived in the Netherlands, are of Netherlands descent and/or have an interest in Dutch culture and activities. While most members live within the extended Twin Cities area, we also have members in greater Minnesota and Wisconsin.

We invite you to join NAAM

If you have a connection with the Netherlands or are simply interested in Dutch culture, we invite you to join te Dutch club. There are three levels of membership: Family, Individual and Senior. To join NAAM or renew your membership, please complete the form and mail it, along with a check for the correct amount, to the address listed.

Our phone number is: (651) 314-7240

Our email address is: .

Our mailing address is:
Netherlands-American Association of Minnesota
PO Box 7413
St Paul, MN 55107

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