May Event International café

Invitation for May event –  Saturday, May 4, 2019

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Dear international students,

What a great evening we had in March, with French music performed by singers and pianists from the conservatory! It was very special, and we really enjoyed meeting everyone who was there!

Our next meeting will be on May 4. On this day in the Netherlands we commemorate victims of war and on 5 May we celebrate the fact that we live in freedom. So May 4 is a memorial day, especially to remember World War II and all those who fought and lost their lives at that time.

There will be a short talk to share some experiences of Dutch families during the war. We will also show an episode from a BBC series about Anne Frank, a young girl whose name is well known to most visitors to Amsterdam, and whose house is open for visits by tourists. We will take some time to talk about it with those who want to stay.  

We hope you will join us for this evening with special attention for an important period in Dutch history.  The next day, Sunday, May 5, will be Liberation Day. Look up Bevrijdingsdag 2019 Groningen to find out about all the celebrations going on in town!

We have great cooks who will prepare the food for this evening: nasi goreng:  Indonesian fried rice. There will also be a variation for vegetarians. And home-made baked goods for dessert!

If you would like to help with preparations, please contact JoAnn van Seventer. Help is always welcome!


18.00 to 22.00 — Come on time. Coffee and tea are served at 18.00 and dinner at 18.30! Enjoy the food while it is hot!


Extra discussion evening: for couples and singles! During several of our events JoAnn van Seventer has mentioned to students at her table a marriage course which she and Hans help to facilitate. JoAnn noticed a great interest in the subject of love, relationships and marriage among many students. For those interested there will be a separate evening to discuss this subject: Het Pand, Thursday, May 16, from 19.00 to 21.00 (no meal, but there will be coffee and tea with cake).  To join sent a message to JoAnn van Seventer. No cost.


Our last event of this season will be a visit to a Dutch farm on June 1. Always a time of fun and relaxation, so put it in your agenda!



The location of our meeting in May will be Het Pand, Madoerastraat 16 in Groningen. We will have a banner at the entrance to the alley leading to Het Pand. Check our website for some photos of the neighbourhood and directions on how to get there.

Cost for the meal

€3.00 — Be sure to bring cash, preferably change.

Sign up - 20 seats available.

Closing on Friday! Please sign up for this event by Friday, May 3. We can have a maximum of 40 students for this event. Always sign up through the form below. If you have signed up but are not able to come will you please cancel your reservation so that someone else can take your place and we know how much food is needed!
No more submissions accepted at this time.Welcome!

The team

Hans and JoAnn van Seventer, Mirjam Poelman, Louwrens Wemekamp and Geraldine Zieleman, Ludie and Cornelie Postmus

Location and map

Navigation: Go to Floresplein 30, we are in the alley next to it!!
Location: Madoerastraat 16, Groningen (link to find us)

Center map