April 23, 2019

Worldhotel Belair The Hague celebrating DM’s 1st Anniversary

Diplomat Magazine celebrates its first anniversary at Worldhotel Bel Air The Hague. This month, Diplomat Magazine celebrated its first anniversary. Starting out small with only a few volunteers, the publication rapidly grew into the popular online magazine (soon with a glossy printed magazine) it is today over the course of only a year, attracting more and more readers every day. Located right in the middle of the Embassy district, Worldhotel Bel Air The Hague already has a strong relationship with the diplomatic community. Many National Day celebrations and other diplomatic events take place at our hotel. The success of Diplomat Magazine…

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Burundi National Day, a Huge Success !!

By Amelia Baxter, Junior Editor. This was an exceptional event, the very first National Day of Burundi held by a home-based accredited ambassador to the Netherlands. An event to celebrate the National Day and the opening of a new diplomatic mission of Burundi in The Hague. Her Excellency, Ms. Vestine Nahimana, was in charge to organize, together with her team and volunteers, the very well attended diplomatic reception on July 1st at Carlton Ambassador Hotel.  We were looking at Mr. Arwin Paulides, General Manager of the hotel, moving back and forth the all day for the preparation of this national…

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Diplomat Magazine First Year Anniversary

By Amelia Baxter, Junior editor Please take a look at the complete set of beautiful pictures by clicking here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/121611753@N07/sets/  Diplomat Magazine had the great pleasure of celebrating its first anniversary at the Carlton Ambassador Hotel in The Hague. Over two hundred guests, including 22 ambassadors, were welcomed by the reception line consisting of Bonnie Klap, Peter Knoope, and Drs. Eva Maria Mendes. The hotel staff were extremely attentive throughout the event, in particular general manager Arwin Paulides ensured that everything went smoothly. In attendance were those at the heart of the publication: diplomats, photographers, lawyers, and other volunteers. Many embassies…

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National Day Egypt

By Bonnie Klap, Editor in Chief. On the occasion of the Egyptian National Day the Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt and Mrs. Farahat hosted a  reception at the World hotel Bel Air in The Hague. The National day of Egypt refers to Revolution Day, the Anniversary of the Egyptian Revolution of 1952 when the Free Officers Movement and Gamal Abdel Nasser undertook the militairy coup that led to the abdication of King Farouk. The reception was very well- attended and the guests could enjoy a wide variety of Egyptian delicacies. They also received a ‘goodie-bag,’ containing a typical…

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Parting Ambassadors receive Certificate of Merit

The parting Ambassadors of Georgia, Honduras and Panama were the first recipients of the Certificate of Merit. The Certificate of Merit is an  initiative of the Diplomat Magazine awarded to parting Ambassadors in recognition of their outstanding contribution in enhancing the bilateral ties between their countries and The Kingdom of the Netherlands and in gratitude for their support of the Diplomatic Community and Diplomat Magazine. Ambassador José Manuel Téran Sittón of Panama,  Ambassador Mauricio Ricardo Aguilar Robles of Honduras  and Ambassador Shota Gvineria of Georgia  received their certificates at a private ceremony at the Carlton Ambassador Hotel last Friday 20…

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An ideal coffee factory

By Barend ter Haar, fellow of Clingendael, Netherlands Institute of International Relations. Several Dutch traditions were honoured at once in Qatar when on June 21 the Van Nelle Factory in Rotterdam was placed on the World Heritage List. First of all it illustrates the Dutch contribution to modern architecture, together with the Rietveld Schröder House in Utrecht that is on the World Heritage List since 2000 and Sanatorium Zonnestraal in Hilversum that is a candidate for this list. Although these three buildings are almost ninety years old, the untrained eye might think they were only built yesterday, proving how much…

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French Grandeur in The Hague

It was a lovely afternoon last week when H.E. Pierre Menat, Ambassador of France with a group a friends from different nationalities, diplomats, Dutch officials, artists, and business people came to enjoy the French contemporary sculpture exhibition displayed on the Lange Voorhout in The Hague’s city centre named Grandeur. Grandeur , presented by The Hague Sculpture and Museum Beelden  aan Zee  means big, enormous as the monumental sculptures featuring chairs, birds, the moon and even a football player that will be sitting on the venue from June 6 to August 31. Ambassador Menat accompanied by a guide gave explanations and…

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Croatia, to host next Diplomats Meet&Greet

Now is the turn for Croatia to show its best at the next Diplomats Meet&Greet, hosted by the Embassy of Croatia in coordination with Diplomat Club The Hague. 

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Diplomat Magazine’s staff received training at Clingendael

The volunteer staff of Diplomat Magazine received a special training in “Effective International Negotiations” at Clingendael Academy. Ron Ton, Director of this renowned Dutch academic centre was in charge of the course in the presence of ten selected volunteer members of our publication. Enhancing the training and knowledge in diplomacy and international relations of our volunteer personnel is an issue of high priority for Diplomat Magazine. On the other hand, the volunteer promotion of top level academic centers in the Netherlands, such as Clingendael, has been and will continue to be part of our agenda. Diplomat Magazine staff attending the…

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The National Herring Party 2014.

  By Bonnie Klap, Editor In Chief. The National Herring Party is considered to be the Herring Party in The Netherlands. The Castle de Haar in Haarzuilens  provides a magical backdrop for this annual  event. Although its name would suggest otherwise, the Herring Party is as much about  sampling the delicious new herring, as it is about people-watching and – for lack of a better word – networking. The impressive guest-list, which  includes Royalty, politicians, members of the Diplomatic Corps, business-community, media and entertainment make for a fascinating mix of people. The National  Herring Party is one of the few…

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