BPV members, sponsors and friends met at the luxury Canalhouse hotel in de Jordaan in Amsterdam for our end of year’s get together on November 30th . It was a cosy get-together with some forty guests in all in the lobby of the hotel with wonderful home-made Indonesian snacks and finger food. We got a short introduction to the history of the hotel and its owner, Peter Frankopan, historian and author of several books including the 2015 bestseller “The Silk Roads”.
BPV president Stephanie van den Berg gave a short speech welcoming everybody and thanking long-time BPV member June Dole. June recently told the BPV board that she would move permanently from the Netherlands to Belgium. The board wanted to honour June for her dedication to the BPV and thank her for all she has done for our association through the years with a bouquet of tulips and some tulip bulbs to bring a bit of the Netherlands into her new home. SVB/BB