About us

The Holland America Friendship Foundation was established in 2004 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 annual gala dinner Night of the Stars.

Thanks to the generous friends of the Night of the Stars, which include some 100 prominent companies and individuals, many young Dutch and Americans have been able to enjoy educational and cultural exchange programs.


The Holland America Friendship Foundation has been recognised as an Institution For General Benefit (ANBI, Algemeen Nut Beogende Instelling) by the Dutch Tax Administration.

Download: Report on the annual accounts 1 July 2019 until 30 June 2020

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