OUR story

what we do

NAIL…

  • Is an independent, non-profit, apolitical organisation.

  • Maintains social, cultural and economic ties.

  • Promotes friendship between citizens of the U.S.A, The Netherlands and other nations.

  • Focuses primarily on the province of Limburg

What we do

In short

Essentially the NAIL is a platform facilitating people to connect, to identify synergies and to establish networks resulting in mutual understanding and appreciation.  This platform generates a wide range of activities.  Major NAIL events are the annual Memorial Eve gathering and participation in Memorial Day Services the following Day, and the celebration of the birthday of the Netherlands King, Willem-Alexander. Other activities include themed dinner & dance events, beer calls, meetings, excursions/visits to local breweries, international organizations such as EUROCONTROL and European Institutions such as the EU Parliament & Commission, factories, historic sites, museums, castles and selected regional restaurants.  The NAIL also sponsors special guest lectures on topics of interest.  If you have a particular field of expertise or interest, we would welcome having you speak at a NAIL-organized event!

In keeping with an objective to broaden the appeal and reach of the NAIL over recent years we have sponsored a number of local and regional projects.  Amongst others, these have included the American Spouses Club Auction, the Open Air Theatre at Valkenburg, the Terry Fox Run and the Schutterij St. Gertrudis Amstenrade.   

But, we should not forget that we aim to promote & preserve the cultural, economic and social contacts between the Netherlands and the USA. Furthermore, the provision of information & assistance to Americans residing in Limburg and elsewhere in the Netherlands is an essential objective for us.

Background and Purpose

Essentially the NAIL is a platform facilitating people to connect, to identify synergies and to establish networks resulting in mutual understanding and appreciation.  This platform generates a wide range of activities.  Major NAIL events are the annual Memorial Eve gathering and participation in Memorial Day Services the following Day, and the celebration of the birthday of the Netherlands King, Willem-Alexander. Other activities include themed dinner & dance events, beer calls, meetings, excursions/visits to local breweries, international organizations such as EUROCONTROL and European Institutions such as the EU Parliament & Commission, factories, historic sites, museums, castles and selected regional restaurants.  The NAIL also sponsors special guest lectures on topics of interest.  If you have a particular field of expertise or interest, we would welcome having you speak at a NAIL-organized event!

In keeping with an objective to broaden the appeal and reach of the NAIL over recent years we have sponsored a number of local and regional projects.  Amongst others, these have included the American Spouses Club Auction, the Open Air Theatre at Valkenburg, the Terry Fox Run and the Schutterij St. Gertrudis Amstenrade.   

But, we should not forget that we aim to promote & preserve the cultural, economic and social contacts between the Netherlands and the USA. Furthermore, the provision of information & assistance to Americans residing in Limburg and elsewhere in the Netherlands is an essential objective for us.

Objectives

The NETHERLANDS – AMERICA INSTITUTE LIMBURG achieves its objectives, namely developing and preserving the cultural, social and scientific contacts between the Netherlands and America, and Limburg in particular, through the following activities:

  • Organising meetings, excursions, lectures, film evenings, social gatherings, etc;

  • Disseminating cultural and general information to members and educa­tional institutions;

  • Promoting contacts with Americans who reside in Limburg and elsewhere in the Netherlands;

  • Providing information and assistance to American visitors upon request;

  • Developing and preserving contacts with similar organisations in the Netherlands and throughout Europe;

  • Promoting its objectives with leaders of government, trade and industry, and scientific and cultural institutions;

  • Stimulating interest in the United States of America by European youth.

Get In Touch

+31 (0)6 150 317 73
info@naillimburg.com