In 1903 the Dutch Ambassador in Washington Baron Gevers together with 40 Dutch businessmen founded The Netherland Club of New York. Ever since The Netherland Club of New York has been an important meeting point for the Dutch community in the New York area to socialize and enjoy Dutch cultural events. The name Netherland Club derives from the original name of the area the Dutch founded, 'New Netherland'. Here's a link to more historical facts that might interest you.
First Clubhouse was an acquired townhouse on 47 East 25th Street.
Second Clubhouse was on 3 Gramercy Park West, next to the residence of the Mayor of New York City. (See photo from Bernice Abbott, 1935).
Third Clubhouse address was on 10 Rockefeller Plaza.
Fourth and current clubhouse is on 3 West 51st Street. The Netherland Club of New York has been located in the beautiful Art Deco building with 6 different rooms for events, a restaurant with bar, a business center and 25 hotels rooms.
Membership, the essence of the Club, started in 1903 with one hundred seventy and rose to well over thousand in and during the Second World War. Membership dipped in the seventies but in the recent years it has shown a healthy growth toaround 800 today.
If you are interested in the full history of the Club, you are invited to order the book “An illustrated History of The Netherland Club of New York, 1903 – 2013”, by filling out this form: link to order Price of this special limited edition of the Club book is $27.50 excluding shipping. New members of the Club receive this book as a welcome gift.
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