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Freedom means to me : Peace, health and happiness

These are awkward days. It is a special time, a time in which we’d like to be close and get together.  We want to connect and support each other. Small things can make a difference and a small gesture can make people feel less alone. That is especially important now. School children and students wanted […]

Nijmegen is Bustling

Annually, in the 3rd week of July, Nijmegen changes into a Metropolis. Nijmegen is a bustling city during the Four Days Marches (the Walk of the World) and the 7 days music and festivities in the city of Nijmegen (Vierdaagsefeesten, the Party of the Year). Over 41,000 walkers completed the 103rd edition of the Marches. 1,600,000 […]

Anja Adriaans interviews Irish bestseller author John Boyne.

Americanist Anja Adriaans, President of FAN, performed in a diferent role on Monday, April, 8th.  At the invitation of Dekker v.d. Vegt booksellers in Nijmegen, she interviewed Irish novelist John Boyne, exclusively for the Netherlands, on the occasion of the Dutch translation of  his book ‘A ladder to the Sky’ by Meulenhoffboekerij. It was a […]

In Memoriam Leon van Halder (1955-2019)

Leon van Halder, member of the Honorary Committee of the FAN Friendship Albany-Nijmegen foundation has passed away. He was highly respected, and as a person Leon was friendly and accessible. He believed that the historic bond of friendship between Albany and Nijmegen is still relevant and valuable, and he was interested in possible connections between the urban […]