About haff

The Holland America Friendship Foundation was established
for the purpose of further strengthening the friendly
ties between the Netherlands and the United States of America
through exchanges in the educational and cultural field.
The HAFF has accomplished its goals through fundraising,
primarily through the bi-annual gala dinner Night of the Stars.


  • Karin Doeksen
  • Liesbeth Hessels
  • Henriette van Notten
  • Adriaan Nühn
  • Reinier Russell
  • Karen Verstraete
  • Patrick Mikkelsen
  • Alexander Beerkens
  • Wendela Collot d'Escury
  • Anne Louise Metz
  • Gijs Vuursteen 

Night of the stars

The Night of the Stars was founded by the former ambassador of the United States in the Netherlands, Clifford M. Sobel and his wife Barbara Sobel in 2003 to support educational and cultural exchange programs between the United States and the Netherlands.

Contact us

P.O. Box 18613
2502 EP The Hague
The Netherlands

Angelique Hora Siccama
Executive Secretary