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The NAF Houston, the local chapter of the Netherland-American Foundation, organizes social, cultural and business events of interest to the Dutch community and others in the Houston area who feel an affinity with the Netherlands. Through its events, newsletters and social media channels, the NAF Houston facilitates networking among the Dutch community in Houston.
The purpose of the NAF Houston is to encourage and facilitate the growth of bilateral trade, business, education and cultural relationships between the Netherlands and Texas. It does so by providing a platform for exchange between the Netherlands and Texas business, education and cultural communities.
The business group of the NAF Houston, the Business Exchange Committee, represents the Houston region in the Netherlands American Business Council, aimed at helping companies from the Netherlands that consider doing business in the United States. The Committee also arranges periodic networking meetings and offers a range of services to encourage and facilitate the growth of bilateral trade and business relationships between the Netherlands and Texas.
The NAF Houston Cultural Exchange Committee organizes periodic cultural and/or social events around Dutch-related exhibitions, performances and lectures in the Houston area and around Dutch holidays. The committee also organizes local presentations for Dutch authors or other speakers participating in NAF lecture tours.
The NAF Houston supports the goals of its parent organization, the Netherland-America Foundation, the leading bilateral foundation that initiates and supports high-impact exchange between the Netherlands and the United States. The NAF offers the NAF-Fulbright Fellowships, interest-free study loans, Internship opportunities and programs in the arts, business, public policy and historic preservation, and access to a broad network of educational, cultural and business organizations that exemplify Dutch and U.S. excellence in a number of disciplines.