Welcome to the Holland Club Houston


The Holland Club is a social organization whose purpose is to promote fellowship among its members, and to further interest in the Netherlands and the Dutch Customs and traditions.
The Holland Club was founded in 1960 and celebrated 50 years in 2010. Our annual events include: a Wine and Cheese gathering; Las Vegas Night; Oranjebal celebrating our King’s Day; pool and beach parties; our annual Indonesian dinner, the Rijsttafel; and Christmas and Sinterklaas parties.
Some of our members get together regularly for a pleasant Dutch-style ‘koffie uurtje’ or to play Bridge and Klaverjas. We are always open for new initiatives and more information can be received by contacting us at


Editor: Leo Valk editor@hollandclub.org

About Passport renewal

The Government of the Netherlands has decided to cut down on consular services worldwide and lengthen the validity of passports to ten years.
Consular services have already closed in parts of Europe, Australia and Asia. The Government is also closing down these services on several locations in the United States, leaving four locations available: Washington DC, New York, Miami and San Francisco.
The Houston Consulate is not handling renewal of passports.
If you travel to The Netherlands, It is possible to apply for a passport/renewal at Schiphol airport, information can be found on website www.rsonac.org, or go tohttps://haarlemmermeergemeente.nl/taak/gemeentebalie-schiphol
If you only need a passport as proof of citizenship and you don’t need to travel, I would like to point out the possibility to apply for a statement of Dutch citizenship, and I refer you to the website.  http://www.rsonac.org/other-services/1—statements/statement-of-nationality-dutch-citizenship
Jos Wellink
Honorary Consul of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

10777 Westheimer Rd, Suite 1055
Houston, Texas 77042
office tel: 713-785-2200

Coming activities in 2015


Wine & Cheese Party – February
Las Vegas Night –  March
Orange Lunch – April
Beach party – June
Rijst tafel – August  1
Haring & hutspot, Annual Mtg – October
Holland Club Brunch at Rio Ranch – November
Sinterklaas – December tentative
Christmas Party – December

The board is always looking for volunteers to organize events.


For more details about these events, contact us at editor@hollandclub.org