Houston Mayor Annise Parker visits storm surge barrier Maeslantkering in The Netherlands 

Posted by NBSO-Texas August 28, 2014


Houston Mayor Annise Parker visited the Maeslantkering near Rotterdam this week to inform herself on the opportunities for better protection of the greater Houston area against hurricanes. In the picture from left to right: Peter Persoon (spokesperson for the storm surge barrier Maeslantkering), Andrew F. Icken (City of Houston), Ruud Staverman (Rijkswaterstaat), Mayor Annise D. Parker, Netherlands Honorary Consul to Texas Jos Wellink, and Mrs. Wellink  and Matthew T. Shailer (City of Houston).

Condolence Register Victims of flight KL4103/MH017 to Kuala Lumpur at Dutch Consulate in Houston 

Posted by NBSO-Texas July 20, 2014

The Netherlands is deeply shocked by the terrible air disaster involving flight MH17. We mourn all those who were on board, whatever their nationality.

Our thoughts are with their loved ones, friends, colleagues and acquaintances. The Dutch government is doing all it can to gain clarity for the victims’ families as swiftly as possible.

The Netherlands is pressing for an independent and transparent international investigation and calls on all those involved to provide full and immediate cooperation.

A crisis team has been set up at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Hague. Relatives of victims can contact the Ministry on +31 (0)70 348 7770.

The Consulate of the Kingdom of the Netherlands has opened a register for condolences on Monday and Tuesday 21st and 22nd of July.

We are open on workdays from 8 am - 4 pm.

10777 Westheimer Rd - suite 1055,  Houston, Texas

An alternative online condolence register can be found at (Dutch) and (English)

On behalf of the government and the Dutch community in Houston and Texas,  I want to thank you for your outpouring of support, flowers and condolences while we mourn the victims of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17.

Our thoughts are with their loved ones, families, friends, colleagues and acquaintances.

Jos Wellink

Honorary Consul of the Netherlands
10777 Westheimer Rd, suite 1055

Houston, Texas 77042
office tel: 713-785 2200

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