It was a very Dutch combination of elegance, formality and high-spirited fun that reigned at the Peter Stuyvesant Ball, the annual black tie event held this year on the 21st of November at the Plaza Hotel in New York.  Hosted by the Netherland-America Foundation (NAF), whose purpose is to foster good relations between the two countries, the formal theme was Gold and Blue, the colors of the Dutch Royal Standard, to celebrate the Dutch Golden Age.  In addition to the flowers and table linens, attendees were asked to honor the reference by adding blue and gold to their dress or with sashes, ribbons and pocket squares.  Heineken America hosted the after party at “Freddy’s Bar” nightclub, a pop up venue created especially for the event; MOKK-A provided coffee for the gift bags.

Photos by Leigh Beckett


The Honey Taps, dressed thematically in gold.


Netherland-America Foundation Patron, HRH Princess Margriet of the Netherlands with Mr. Henk Guitjens, Chair of the Peter Stuyvesant Ball









Ballroom overview




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