Estonians in the Netherlands

Estonian youths in the Netherlands protest against coalition talks with far-right EKRE

The Estonian youngsters in the Netherlands arranged a protest against the ongoing coalition talks with the far-right Estonian Conservative People’s Party (EKRE). The youths gathered in front of the Estonian embassy in the Hague on Sunday, 17 March, to express their objection to the inclusion of the EKRE party in …

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PICTURES: Estonian community in the Netherlands dedicate an oak field to Estonia

The members of the Estonian community in the Netherlands opened a field of oak trees near Amsterdam, dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia. The oak field was opened near Amsterdam on 24 March and presented as a “gift” from the Estonians living in the Netherlands. “We …

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A small Estonian song festival creates excitement in Amsterdam

Estonian choirs from across Europe took part in a small Estonian song festival in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. By Rein Jüriado, Kaire van der Toorn-Guthan, Agnes Kuusik-Dijkstra. How do you best demonstrate to the world the significance of the longstanding tradition of Estonian song festivals? Three active ladies of Estonian heritage, …

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Estonian knitting in the Netherlands and the knitting seamen

In modern Estonia, (folk) traditions are still valued in both the country and city life. It’s therefore intriguing to discover that apart from the Estonians carrying out their own traditions, there are also others who carry out these Estonian traditions. Dutch Knitters Among these traditions are the Estonian handicrafts: ceramics, …

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