Ring in the New Year with Bitterballen & Beer

Date: Sunday January 9, 2022
Time: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: Queen Anne Beerhall, 203 W Thomas St, Seattle, WA 98119

Please join us at the @QueenAnneHall for bitterballen and beer (and lots of New Year’s cheer) to help us raise money for the Child Life Department at Seattle Children’s hospital

Hosted by the Hansje Brinker Guild
Event open to the public
Kids are welcome, the Oranjeschool will provide kids’ activities

What are bitterballen, you ask? Only the most tasty Dutch bar snack and now it’s here for you to try! See here for more information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bitterballen

And while you’re at it, play some Dutch shuffleboard

Proof of Covid vaccination is required (or a negative Covid test)

We hope to see you there!

The Hansje Brinker Guild

The Hansje Brinker Guild presents the Late Summer Social

Date: September 19, 2021
Time: 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Location: Velodrome Picnic Shelter at Marymoor Park
6046 West Lake Sammamish Pkwy NE, Redmond, WA 98052

Event includes bake sale, kids’ activities, games, raffle and is a fundraiser for Team Maarten participating in the Run of Hope to help them reach their goal to raise $20,000.

The Run of Hope Seattle is a 5k run or walk to raise money and awareness for pediatric brain tumor research at Seattle Children’s Hospital. See here for more info: www.runofhopeseattle.org

We will be joined by special guest Maarten Coesel of Team Maarten. See here for more info about Maarten: https://www.runofhopeseattle.org/…/Donate/HVui6NZvuifIbhWE

We will sell raffle tickets for two amazing baskets:

1. A luxurious Dutch basket with lots of Dutch goodies and treats.

2. A Disney basket with 5 complimentary One-Day Park Hopper Disneyland Resort Tickets in Anaheim, CA.

This event will be organized in co-operation with the Oranjeschool who will provide games and kids’ activities.

We hope to see you there!

The Hansje Brinker Guild

All About Dutch King’s Day 2017

Our Biggest Fundraiser of the Year

April 29, 2017 from 1:30pm-4:30pm at the Brightwater Center in Woodinville

Find your orange gear and get ready to join us for one of our favorite fundraising events of the year. We will have Dutch children’s games, a silent auction, flea market, puppet show, Dutch food, beer & music.

Bring your friends and family and show your support of Seattle Children’s Hospital.



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Buy Tickets

Tickets are now available online, you can buy them by clicking the button below.

Adults (21+) = $10 prepay online, $12 at door
Youth (5-20) = $5 prepay online, $7 at door
Child (under 5) = Free

Entry includes games and entertainment for the children. Concessions are available for purchase.




Event Location and Schedule

We will be at the same location again: the beautiful Brightwater Center. Be sure to read the detailed schedule of the day’s activities so you don’t miss out on a single thing!

  • Brightwater Community Center | 22505 WA-9 | Woodinville, WA 98072
  • April 29, 2017 from 1:30pm to 4:30pm
  • You can already Buy Your Tickets Online


Volunteers are needed, welcome, and appreciated! Our volunteer coordinator has set up an online signup to make it easy to find a way to lend a helping hand at the event.

Become a Sponsor

We rely on sponsors to help us run a successful event and maximize our donation to the hospital. If you or your business is interested in becoming a sponsor for this year’s Dutch King’s Day, you can find more information on our sponsorship page.

Any Questions?

If you have any questions, we hope we’ve answered them on our King’s Day FAQ page. If not, feel free to contact us.

2017 King’s Day Official Sponsors

Thank you to our generous sponsors for making this event possible.

Amalia Level Sponsor

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Alexia Level Sponsors

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River Trail Roaster

Ariane Level Sponsors

  • A Touch of Dutch

And many thanks to these businesses and individuals for their contributions to the event.

  • Holland America Line
  • Big Block Brewing
  • QFC
  • DeBrink Catering
  • Style Tech Hair
  • Alice Kalis Photography
  • Arena Sports – Lil’ Kickers
  • Philips Sonicare
  • The Stonehouse
  • Mini Griffin
  • Warrior Fitness
  • Sunset Alehouse
  • Albertsons
  • Leo van Dorp
  • Happy Hound Hotel
  • Mercer Beauty Hair & Makeup
  • Identity Games
  • Members of the Hansje Brinker Guild
  • FuturoVerde


You can help us support Seattle Children’s Hospital by participating in one of our events or by donating through our online Square account (that’s that orange button below). All proceeds go directly to Seattle Children’s, so while you’re having fun you are also raising money for the Child Life Department.

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If you are looking for other ways you can make a contribution, here are a few of the many available resources.

  • Volunteer at one of our Hansje Brinker Guild events. We’ll announce sign ups when we are in need of some helping hands.
  • Donation online on the Seattle Children’s website. Please don’t forget to enter the Hansje Brinker Guild in the form.
  • Give a gift of stock. For wire transfer instructions, or any other information regarding stock gifts, please contact Seattle Children’s.
  • Real estate and personal property gifts are also welcome. Please contact for more information.
  • Consider a planned gift. Make a commitment today that will benefit Seattle Children’s in the future
  • Toys and personal items for patients and families are always needed at the hospital.
  • Donate items to our bargain boutiques.
  • Donate a vehicle to Seattle Children’s.


We are always meeting people who have questions about who we are and what we do in our community. If there is a question we haven’t answered below, please feel free to contact us.

What exactly is a guild?
You can find many definitions online but they all sum up to saying that they are an association of people with common interests or aims. Many guilds, such as ours, fundraise for charity or worthwhile causes.

Who is the Hansje Brinker Guild?
The Hansje Brinker Guild was founded in 2007 by a small group of Dutch women who live in the greater Seattle area. Our mission is to celebrate and share our Dutch heritage and culture through events and give back to our community. We now have more than 10 active members who have strong ties to both The Netherlands and Seattle.

Who benefits from your fundraisers?
All proceeds from our events or fundraising actions are donated to the Child Life Department at Seattle Children’s Hospital. Donations made through our website are also transferred to the hospital.

Are you officially affiliated with Seattle Children’s?
Yes, we are part of the Seattle Children’s Hospital Guild Association. This association is the largest all-volunteer fundraising network for any hospital in the nation. They serve as the umbrella organization for all their guilds, and support our efforts by providing inspiration, fundraising advice, and resources.

What is the Child Life Department?
The Child Life Department helps make a family’s experience at the hospital a positive one. Child Life specialists are members of the child’s healthcare team. Services offered include an inpatient playroom, teen zone, sibling playroom, animal assisted activities, and music and art as a form of therapy.

How can I help?
Our events are open to everyone in the community, so please come along and invite your friends and family too! If we currently do not have an event running, you are certainly welcome to make a monetary donation to the guild or support the hospital in these other ways.

Do you ever need volunteers?
Yes! When we have a large event, such as King’s Day, we need plenty of volunteers to make the day run smoothly. Please check under the specific event information on how you can volunteer.

When is your next event?
We are organizing a movie night on March 2nd and King’s Day on April 29th, 2017.

I see events advertised from the Hansje Brinker Guild, Dutch Seattle, and the Holland America Club of the Pacific Northwest; are you all the same group?
We are our own, independent, organization. It is not uncommon to see members of one group also serve in other groups or volunteer to support each other. We all work hard to make sure our culture and traditions are celebrated in our community no matter who is hosting.

Does the Hansje Brinker Guild have a tax ID?
We do. It is Tax ID #: 26-1561959