Bath AlkmaarEight decades of international friendship
75th Anniversary of the Alkmaar link
We finally celebrated the 75th Anniversary of our link with Alkmaar, albeit two years late! Eight decades of international friendship between the cities of Bath and Alkmaar in the Netherlands were celebrated in the Guildhall by members and supporters of the Bath-Alkmaar Twinning Association (BATA), and the Rotary Club of Bath.
Bath and Alkmaar are two historic cities, linked for over 75 years. In that time, thousands of our citizens have travelled back and forth, making friends, working on projects and activities together, and finding out about each others’ country.
We celebrate and enjoy the opportunities our link creates by supporting friendship, fun and fellowship between our two cities, and more broadly between the UK and the Netherlands.
We encourage links between people in our two cities, enriching both communities. Through local social activities we act as meeting point for all Dutch people who have made their home in and around Bath, and for anyone locally who has an interest in the Netherlands.
Why Bath & Alkmaar?
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How the friendship between the two cities started
The Remarkable Journey of Mr Prins: WWII, Jewish Refugees and the Bath-Alkmaar Friendship.
The barrelorgan has arrived in Bath
After 75 years the Barrel Organ has returned to Bath from Alkmaar and the BBC was present. Read more and watch the BBC evening news item on the Barrel Organ!
Bath 70 week
Youth Orchestra in Bath
Farewell in Prior Park
Big Bath Cheese Trail
Bath-Alkmaar Twinning Association Newsletter
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