||Royal Netherlands Embassy
||Media Open House Preview for "Meet the Dutch"
||Residence of Ambassador and Mrs. Boudewijn J. van Eenennaam,
2347 S Street, NW, Washington, DC
|| April 25th 2005, 3pm
As the Royal Netherlands Embassy kicks off its 2005 "Meet
the Dutch" week
celebrating the Silver Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Beatrix, journalists
invited to preview the residence of the Ambassador and Mrs. Boudewijn
Dutch floral and event designer René Hofstede of Mille
Fiori Floral Design
in New York City will transform the Ambassador's residence with
fresh cut flowers using a variety of blooms including tulips.
A silver and
orange theme will be integrated into Hofstede's floral arrangements,
will be on display throughout "Meet the Dutch" week
April 25 -29.
Hofstede's creations will be at the focal point of the embassy's
René Hofstede is a private designer with an extensive list
of celebrity and
corporate clients from the fashion, media and entertainment fields
ABC Network, Saturday Night Live, and Oprah Winfrey.
Modern silver pieces by Dutch designer Wouter van Baalen will
featured at the Residence as a parallel to the Dutch Royal Silver:
Celebrating the Silver Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Beatrix exhibition
the Corcoran Gallery of Art, opening April 30, (Queen's Day) through
2005. Several Van Baalen pieces including "Sinus II"
to His Royal Highness Willem-Alexander Prince of Orange and Princess
Máxima Zorreguieta on their engagement will be on view
at the Residence.
Ambassador van Eenennaam and Mr. Hofstede will be available for
during the media open house.
"Meet the Dutch" is a series of seminars and receptions
highlight the Dutch contributions in politics, business and culture.
activities precede the Dutch national holiday of Queen's Day.
"Meet the Dutch 2005" is made possible through the
generous support by
AEGON, Corus, Heineken, ING, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Philips,
Shell Oil Company and Unilever.
Dutch Royal Silver: Celebrating the Silver Jubilee of Her Majesty
Beatrix is organized by the Corcoran Gallery of Art and made possible
Royal Netherlands Embassy with generous funding from AEGON, PHILIPS,
and Shell Oil Company. Additional support has been provided by
Institute of Art-London, a division of Cambridge Information Group,
Ann and John Mason.
- Washington Post:
Dutch Touch, Minus the Tulips"
- Washington Times:
blossom for gala"