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Events  of Interest

White House visits (nederlands / français)
Exhibition: Antwerp-America, the Emigrants of the Red Star Line
Dutch Courses at the Embassy


White House visits

The Embassy of Belgium receives, occasionally, requests from Belgian citizens to assist in the organization of visits to the WHITE HOUSE. The restrictions imposed by the American authorities are of a nature (e.g. visits have to be organized at least 6 months in advance) which prevents any effective assistance from the Embassy.

The situation regarding the White House tours is as follows:

  • Requests have to be submitted 4 to 6 months in advance.
  • Groups have to be a minimum of 10 or more.

Applications should be sent to: Washington@diplobel.us

Please note that the Embassy does not guarantee any visit as the permission for the tour is totally dependent on the White House which decides every case after a thorough security check and on a first come first served basis.

Rondleidingen op het Witte Huis

De Belgische Ambassade ontvangt op regelmatige basis verzoeken van Belgische burgers om deel te nemen aan georganiseerde rondleidingen op het WITTE HUIS. De opgelegde beperkingen door de Amerikaanse overheden zijn echter van die aard dat elke bijstand vanuit de Ambassade met betrekking tot dergelijke georganiseerde bezoeken uitgesloten wordt (bijvoorbeeld: bezoeken moeten tenminste 6 maand op voorhand aangevraagd worden).

De situatie met betrekking tot rondleidingen op het Witte Huis is de volgende:

- Aanvragen moeten 4 tot 6 maanden op voorhand ingediend worden

- Groepen moeten uit minstens 10 personen of meer bestaan

Alle aanvragen dienen verzonden te worden naar: Washington@diplobel.us

Gelieve te noteren dat de Ambassade geen enkele rondleiding kan garanderen. De toelating tot een rondleiding is volledig afhankelijk van het Witte Huis die over elke aanvraag afzonderlijk beslist na een grondig veiligheidsonderzoek en naar datum van aanvraag.

Visites de la Maison Blanche

L’Ambassade de Belgique reçoit de temps à autre des demandes d’assistance de citoyens belges pour organiser des visites de la Maison Blanche. Les restrictions imposées par les autorités américaines empêchent l’Ambassade de leur procurer une aide efficace étant donné que :

- ces demandes doivent être soumises 4 à 6 mois à l’avance et que

- les groupes doivent être composés d’au moins 10 personnes.

Veuillez présenter vôtre demande à: Washington@diplobel.us

De plus, l’Ambassade ne peut garantir l’organisation de la visite demandée, la permission dépendant entièrement de la Maison Blanche qui décide cas par cas, après avoir effectué une enquête de sécurité approfondie. Les demandes sont prises en considération sur base du « premier arrivé, premier servi ».


Exhibition: Antwerp-America, the Emigrants of the Red Star Line

The drawings and paintings of Antwerp artist Eugeen Van Mieghem are interwoven in an exhibition focusing on a period of great economic expansion during which the Red Star Line, a Belgian shipping company, carried millions of immigrants to America. The exhibition is held at the South Street Seaport, April 29 through October 29, 2006.

http://www.visitbelgium.com/mediaroom/RedStarLine.htm

For more information, click here


Dutch Courses at the Embassy

The Representation of Flanders organizes Dutch Language Courses at the Belgian Embassy end of September of every year.

Classes are open to all interested parties over the age of 16. Groups are formed according to proficiency. No prior knowledge of Dutch is required in order to enroll.

All levels are taught by experienced Dutch language instructors (native speakers).

There are 28 weeks of class, spread over the fall and spring semester. At the end of the school year a certificate can be provided to those students who attended classes on a regular basis (minimum 20 classes).

For more details, click here (Acrobat .PDF document).

In order to register, the enclosed registration form (Acrobat .PDF document) needs to be returned to the Representation of Flanders at the Belgian Embassy (one form per student!!!). The deadline for this year was September 17, 2005.

Enclosed form should be filled then mailed to the following address,

Representation of Flanders
Embassy of Belgium
3330 Garfield St. NW
Washington, DC 20008

 

 

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