U.S. Election events held throughout the Netherlands

U.S. Election events held throughout
the Netherlands

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After nearly two years of watching a historic race for the White House, U.S. voters will finally choose their 45th president on Tuesday, November 8. This campaign season has garnered unprecedented global interest, analysis and speculation so naturally everyone is excited to join in the election night revelry. Thus, from Amsterdam to Groningen (and a few stops in between) there are opportunities for both U.S. citizens and interested spectators to watch the results come in and toast the last (wo)man standing. Here is a roundup of 2016 election events across the Netherlands:

Amsterdam
What: Democrats Abroad All-nighter
Where: Boom Chicago
Rozengracht 117
Amsterdam 1016 LV
When: Tuesday, 8 November 20:00 – Wednesday, 9 November 6:00
Cost: €20
More information and tickets:  here
What you can expect: Democrats, nervous excitement, live music, hula dancing, pub quizzing, breakfast, election coverage on the big screen, cash bar

Amsterdam
What: President’s Night 2016
Where: Melkweg, Lijnbaansgracht 234a, 1017 PH Amsterdam
When: Tuesday, 8 November at 19:00 – Wednesday, 9 November at 8:00
More information and tickets: sold out
What you can expect: USA-watchers, politicians, journalists, bagels and “weak American coffee”

Amsterdam
What: American Breakfast hosted by nine European Chambers of Commerce / Business Clubs
Where: Amsterdam American Hotel, Leidsekade 97, 1017 PN Amsterdam
When: Wednesday, 9 November at 7:30 until 9:00
More information and tickets: here
Cost:  € 27.50 for members of the Chambers of Commerce / Business Clubs and guest of Amsterdam in Business, € 47.50 for non-members
What you can expect: Breakfast, Michiel Bicker Caarten, US Consul General, networking

The Hague
What: U.S. Election night @ Nieuwspoort by Haagsch College
Where: Press Center Nieuwspoort
Lange Poten 10, 2511 CL Den Haag
When: Tuesday, 8 November at 19:30 – Wednesday, 9 November in the early morning
Cost: €20
More information and tickets: here
What you can expect: CNN coverage, American snacks, drinks, expert analysis, and an American pub quiz

The Hague
What: Who’s the President? Organized by Overseas Americans Remember in cooperation with the Embassy of the United States of America
Where: Grand Hotel Amrȃth Kurhaus
When: Tuesday, 9 November, 2016 at 5:00 – 9:00
Cost: €25
More information and tickets: here
What you can expect: Tradition, diplomats, television, breakfast, jazz

Utrecht
What: Election Night met Maarten van Rossem
Where: Tivoli Vredenburg
When: Tuesday, 8 November at 19:45
Cost: € 27.50
More information and tickets: here
What you can expect: ‘America-expert’ Maarten van Rossem, black, dandruff, Bluegrass, comedians

Groningen
What: Election Night All nighter
Where: Groninger Forum
Hereplein 73
When: Tuesday, 8 November, at 21:00 – Wednesday, November 9, at 4:00
Cost: €15/€10 students
More information and tickets, here
What you can expect: A pop choir rendition of The Star Spangled Banner, presentations by U.S. and election experts, speech competition, American English workshop, fitness instruction, cheerleaders, comedy acts, live music, and doughnuts

Various Locations
What: BNR’s American Election Night
Where: Theatres in Amsterdam, Maastricht, Eindhoven, Hoorn, Zwolle and Cuijk
When: Sunday, 30 October – Monday 7 November
Cost: depends on venue
More information and tickets: here
What you can expect: Bernard Hammelburg and Kees de Kort, serious business