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  • March 28, 2023 1:54 PM | Anonymous member

    The Dutch Government is having consultations regarding the change in RWN regainance and loss of Dutch citizenship after long-term residence outside the Kingdom and EU

    The coalition agreement ‘Looking for each other, looking ahead to the future’ states that automaticity is being revised in which Dutch people with a multiple nationality lose Dutch citizenship after a long stay outside the territory of the European Union. It will be easier for them to maintain Dutch citizenship in addition to their other nationality or, for those who lost it after 1 April 2003, to regain it. This bill aims to do so.

    Please use the following link to provide your comments:

  • January 13, 2023 4:19 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The start of a New Year and the start of a new board for the CNBPA. First of all on behalf of the whole Board, we would like to wish everybody a healthy and prosperous 2023! 


    2022 has been a year of major shifts and transitions, not only on a global economic scale but also within the CNBPA Board. We bid farewell to our President, Sebastiaan Postma. For the last 8 years, he worked relentlessly with his Board members to keep the CNBPA going, and especially during a global pandemic this was no easy feat. We are really thankful for their time, effort and commitment. 


    During the last AGM the new incoming Board has been given the mandate to build out the membership base, execute new activities and attract new sponsors. After consulting various stakeholders from the Canadian-Dutch business community and ample discussions within the board it was unanimously decided that a transformation from CNBPA to Holland House Canada should be the way to achieve this goal. This new, more ‘catchy’, modern name for our organization shows our dedication to increasing our relevance within the Canadian-Dutch business ecosystem and radiates the energy and ambitions of the new Board. Our new Board consists of familiar faces but also many new ones. The team is excited and committed to execute the new strategy and direction of the CNBPA. Please have a look at the Board page on our website to get to know the new Board members! 


    We have had brainstorming sessions in 2022 with multiple stakeholders to develop an updated  strategy to ensure our organization is future proof and more impactful for our members.  For 2023 our goal is to deliver more networking opportunities and deepen the Dutch - Canadian business relations. To be able to execute this strategy we will need to engage with sponsors and our network in both Canada and the Netherlands and broaden the scope of our services. The newly formed committees have been busy behind the scenes to build an appealing new program for 2023 and the sponsorship committee is ready to start approaching new sponsors this month, so stay tuned for some exciting news! 


    As you can see, the newly created Holland House Canada is entering a new phase and we hope you will join us on this journey. If you are looking to join us, simply click HERE and have a look at our membership options.


    We're looking forward to seeing you again in 2023!


    The 2023 Board


  • December 05, 2022 3:25 PM | Anonymous member

    Organized by EUCCAN - the European Union Chamber of Commerce in Canada

    #1 - All you need to know about Government procurement in Canada

    Join us live on Wednesday7 December, 2022 (11 am – 12 pm EST) for the kick-off webinar of our Access to Market Webinar Series and find out how to do Business with the Government of Canada.

    Organized in collaboration with Public Services and Procurement Canada – Procurement Assistance Canada, this event will provide EU businesses with a fundamental understanding of the basics of selling to the Government of Canada. The discussion will notably touch upon the following components:

    • Finding out whether the Government of Canada buys your goods or service
    • Understanding the contracting process
    • Registering in supplier databases
    • Building networks and promoting your business
    • Searching for opportunities
    • Taking advantage of the procurement information on and Canadabuys
    • Understanding the security clearance process
    • Biding on opportunities

    Opening with remarks by Adrian Thomas, EUCCAN’s President and Country President at Schneider Electric, followed by a presentation from Procurement Assistance Canada. 

    The event will include a Q&A period.

    register via link below!

  • November 25, 2020 2:38 PM | Anonymous member

    November 2020 Newsletter: Charity Checklist

  • July 03, 2019 3:35 PM | Anonymous member

    On June 27 we, in partnership with FRAM+Slokker, hosted an insightful night with our members about the Canadian Real Estate Market. Paul Michel, Vice-President of Finance with FRAM Building Group, gaves us an overview of market-moving real-estate trends in Canada with he Mississauga based real estate development and construction company FRAM+Slokker is responsible for projects like "Nola", "Verde" and "The Shipyards". Since the late 80s, Slokker Bouwgroup, a Dutch Real-Estate developer and builder, has been active in the Canadian market in partnership with FRAM.

    It was a very interesting night and we would like to thank our partner FRAM+Slokker and Paul Michel for hosting us in their office!

    You can find some pictures of the event here.

  • June 03, 2019 1:28 PM | Anonymous member

    The Frites Night on May 28th 2019 with the Belgians and the Dutch was well attended as usual, and offered a convivial atmosphere (very "gezellig"!) and great European beers. A few lucky attendees went home with one of the four raffle prizes, a collection of Dutch and Belgian beers. If you like reaching out to your roots and catch up on your Dutch, English or French, or look to expand you network in Toronto, be sure to keep an eye out for one of our next joint Frites Night socials, and check out our other upcoming CNBPA events! 

    Check out some of the pictures here.

    Have a great start to the summer!

    The CNBPA Board

  • November 10, 2017 8:12 PM | Anonymous member

    This week our Board and its members, in partnership with Canadian aid agency Global Medic, held a hurricane relief fundraising event for residents of St. Maarten impacted by Hurricane Irma. 

    The event generated fantastic support from our members and sponsors; DUCA, KLM, Franklin Templeton Investments and of course our gracious event host Marche! 

    This fundraiser is just a simple “dank u wel” and thanks for your support as all the money raised goes to help Global Medic, whose team remains on the ground in the Caribbean rebuilding, mapping the affected areas and getting victims a roof over their heads and drinking clean water. 

    This event is a testament to the goodwill of our membership and what happens when we are stronger together. 

    Please feel free to continue to share your photos and memories from our event at and go to our fundraiser page or the website of Global Medic if you are interested in donating to the cause. 

    On behalf of the CNBPA Board, 


    Jason Peetsma 

    CNBPA Board Chair

  • November 09, 2017 12:25 PM | Anonymous member

    Our Board Chair Jason Peetsma LIVE now on CMJ Live to talk about the St. Maarten fundraiser recently held in Toronto in support of Global Medic. You can still donate directly to Global Medic through our fundraiser page HERE.

  • October 17, 2017 10:58 PM | Deleted user

    Mmm, bitterballen...

    A new Dutch snack bar and restaurant is coming soon to The Danforth, giving a permanent, bricks and mortar home to a pop-up restaurant series that started as "a casual annual get-together" almost 10 years ago.

    "Borrel is a term the Dutch use to describe an informal gathering of friends for a drink and some snacks," reads the restaurant's website. "Our bar and restaurant aims to provide the perfect setting for you to enjoy just that!" 

    Inspired by Holland's historic brown cafés, Borrel's menu includes plenty of hard-to-pronounce – but delicious sounding – traditional Dutch dishes like Erwtensoep (pea soup with smoked ham hock and sausage),  Poffertjes (mini puffed pancakes) and Draadjesvlees (slow-cooked seasoned “threaded beef”).

    Bitterballen is described as "deep-fried balls of goodness served with mustard from Zaandam," which I think justifies my propensity to keep repeating the Mmmm sound.

    The entire menu is worth taking a gander at, really. The illustrations alone will make you smile.

    Borrel's owners say that they want to maintain "the dutch ethos of gezellig" with the new restaurant's atmosphere, similar to the "cozy and relaxed Sunday afternoon affairs" they've been hosting as pop-ups.

    An opening date has yet to be announced, but we do know that spot is located just steps from Greenwood Station and that it's going to have some very cool art on the walls courtesy of Dutch-American artist Nanna Koekoek.

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