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January 29, 2009 Leave a Comment
The mayor of Amsterdam, Marius Job Cohen, and the mayor of New York, Michael R. Bloomberg, joined forces on Wednesday to announce NYC 400, a yearlong celebration of the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s arrival in New York Harbor in 1609 aboard the Half Moon.
In the Netherlands, Ramsey Nasr has been voted National Poet.Ramsey Nasr is poet, author, actor and director. His first collection of poems 27 Poems and No Song was published in 2000. In 2005, he was city poet for Antwerp in Belgium. The election which is held every four years is organised by Poetry International, The Royal Dutch Library, NPS broadcasting company, daily newspaper NRC Handelsblad and the Poetry Club.
The 11th Edition of At Home in Holland will be launched on the February 3, 2009 in a special ceremony hosted by Mayor Jozias van Aarsten, patron of the book and supporter of the American Women's Club of The Hague.
There's a new way to become a legal resident of the Netherlands. It's called the Europe route, and it makes clever use of two aspects of European law: the freedom of movement within the EU, and liberal family unification laws in neighbouring countries.