Unveiling of the Jewish Names Monument in Alkmaar

Unveiling of the Jewish Names Monument in Alkmaar

On the 10th of September 2023, mayor Anja Schouten and councillor John van der Rhee, unveiled the Jewish Names Monument at Alkmaar railway station. The monument is in memory of the 173 Jewish people of Alkmaar who were murdered during the Second World War. The Names...
Designer of the plaque travels to Bath

Designer of the plaque travels to Bath

After Chris Freijser seen a photo of the unveiling of the plaque in Bath, which took place in May 2023, he travelled to Bath and made this photo. He is the designer of the commemoritive plaque in both Alkmaar and Bath and was proud to see his work ‘eternalized’ in...
The unveiling of a new commemorative stone

The unveiling of a new commemorative stone

Visitors from Bath’s Dutch twin city of Alkmaar joined the Mayor of Bath and members of the Bath-Alkmaar Twinning Association to unveil a new commemorative stone in the city centre, marking 75 years of the link between the two communities. The engraved stone, a...
The boy who fell of his bicycle

The boy who fell of his bicycle

We were sad to hear that one of the last remaining Dutch children who came to Bath in 1945 has passed away.  Albert van de Kamer has a particular place in the story of our link, due to an unfortunate accident he had very soon after arriving.  Riding a British bicycle...
BATA Christmas market stall

BATA Christmas market stall

The last day of our Bath Christmas Market Stall.  We are situated in a chalet backing on to the Guildhall, overlooking the Orange Grove/Alkmaar Garden.  Do come and find us on the stall: we will still be there today (8/12), selling authentic Dutch Christmas goods,...