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
  • Henriette van Notten
  • Reinier Russell
  • Patrick Mikkelsen
  • Alexander Beerkens
  • 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

van Montfoortlaan 3
2596 SN Den Haag
The Netherlands

Angelique Hora Siccama
Executive Secretary