The Dutch marks 400 years of Turkish ties

Posted on Dec 10, 2011 in News | 1 comment

The Dutch Consulate General in Istanbul held a reception Dec. 9 to celebrate the approaching New Year and to mark the 400th year of the establishment of cultural and trade ties between the Netherlands and Turkey. Among the participants of the “Dutch December Delight” reception were Ahmet Aboutaleb, the mayor of Rotterdam, which is Istanbul’s sister city, and Feijenoord Mayor Seyit Yeyden, who has Turkish roots, along with many Turkish and foreign participants. The consulate has been supporting many cultural and artistic events in Istanbul to further promote the good cultural ties between both countries, which were established in 1612 when the first Dutch ambassador, Cornelis Haga, was sent to Istanbul and picked his residence at what is today called the Dutch Palace. The social and cultural ties between Turkey and the Netherlands have continued with acceleration over the...

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Dutch New York 400th Hudson River Day

Posted on Jun 4, 2009 in Entertainment | 2 comments

In 1609, Henry Hudson and his ship, the Half Moon, with a crew of Dutch and English sailors, ventured up the Hudson River from New York Harbor to present day Albany, the first European exploration of the river that now bears his name. New York celebrates the historical event this year because it is 400 years since Henry Hudson discovered the island of Manhattan and declared it as an ideal natural harbour. In celebration of this historic event, Governor David A. Paterson and the New York State Hudson-Fulton-Champlain Quadricentennial Office will launch the “River Day” celebrations. On Friday, June 5, 2009 Ships will assemble in front of Liberty Island in the harbor against the Manhattan skyline. The Onrust, a 17th century replica of the first ship built in New York and The Half Moon, a replica of Hudson’s ship...

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