Colette Nicholson

Vice President

Owen Poelijoe


Jackie Verwijmeren


Ineke Knuvers

Committee Members

Doug Balderston

Christiaan Buijsers

Jon Strong – Editor/Webmaster

Malou Vermeer

Gerard Heijnen – Editor

Sanne Oegema


  1. To keep alive the Dutch traditions and to maintain the cultural ties between the Netherlands and New Zealand
  2. To foster feelings of friendship and good understanding between Dutch settlers and all other nationalities.
  3. To assist its members in circumstances of need, where there is no adequate provision by statute or otherwise, and where such assistance if financially or otherwise possible.
  4. To organise meetings and social evenings.
  5. To do all such other things as are expedient or conducive to the attainment of all or any of the above objects.

Affiliated Groups

Auckland Dutch Dancers

Federation of Netherlands Societies

The Dutch Connection

Nederlandse School Auckland

Double Dutch


The Auckland Dutch Club (NZ Netherlands Society Oranje Auckland Inc) relies on memberships as a means to support the running of Holland House. As a registered charity all donations are fully tax deductible.

Membership benefits include:

  • Discounted Hall Hire for members
  • Discounted entry to club events e.g. Sinterklaas, Koningsdag etc
  • Monthly Market second Saturday of the month!
  • Second coffee/tea free at the monthly Market.
  • Monthly Games/Film evenings every 3rd Saturday of the month!
  • Mixing with a friendly group of people!
  • Monthly magazine “Het Auckland Krantje”

Use the links below to make a donation or to join the society to take advantage of these great benefits.

Society Rules

Members of the Auckland Dutch Club are bound the rules. Click here to view the rules. A hard copy is available at Holland House or on request from the Secretary of the Club.