Did Elvis Visit Holland?

Is it true that Elvis drove to Eindhoven, Holland, to deliver a letter from the Colonel to his mother? Nobody says it’s true, but rumours have been flying around ever since his army days in 1958-1960. Sender of the letter was Tom Parker, born Dries van Kuyck and raised in Breda, Holland. During his army days, serving his country in Germany, Elvis supposedly drove to Holland by request of Colonel Parker. The mere ‘rumour” was enough to trigger a brand new documentary that premiered on Dutch local television, “TV Brabant”, last weekend. In the documentary, relatives of the Colonel talk about the now famous manager, and the cameramen even found the house where Elvis may have rang the doorbell.
Source: ElvisMatters / Updated: Apr 26, 2005 
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VanBeek (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 29, 2005report abuse
This is verry interesting, I hope Elvis vistid holland simpley because I'm Dutch.
forelvis (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 27, 2005report abuse
another tale. Another lie
birddog (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 27, 2005report abuse
I care but i do not think it is true.
Luuk (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 27, 2005report abuse
Elvis would have requested and granted a special military pass to be allowed to visit another country. He would have to cross the border and be checked twice. None of this has ever been reported. Secondly someone told Dries van Kuijk that his mother died (as reported in "Elvis van dag tot dag" van Jan M. Schmitz) and he stopped sending her cheques somewhere in the 1940's. Why should he ask Elvis to deliver a letter or visit Mrs. van Kuijk if the Colonel thought she had died? The Dutch origins of Dries van Kuijk were revealed in a 1960 magazine called "Rosita" upon which one of Dries' brothers visited him and they talked in Dutch.
Play it James (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 27, 2005report abuse
I have my doubts about that story. First Colonel sort of disowned his Holland family after going to America in the late 20ties or early 30ties. He didn't care much about his mother either and to ask Elvis such a request would have given a hint about his real nationality. Red West had his first suspicions about Colonel's real motives as to why he never left USA during those 18 long months without seeing his "boy" during the army service. No, I personnally don't think it's true but I do care about news like those. To learn about Elvis's life and times is a never ending journey....
old shep (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 27, 2005report abuse
This is a Northern pun. Holland? Holland's Pies probably.
CD King (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 27, 2005report abuse
Count me in, I care.
Presleygirl (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 27, 2005report abuse
I care, but more important, Elvis cared.
see see rider (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 26, 2005report abuse
sign me up for the " i care dept. " if it is true, this again shows elvis's generosity and willing to help someone whether he knew them or not. it could very well be true though because, the colonel if memory serves me correct, defected from his native country and in saying that, he would have not been aloud back in. but again, elvis had said in interviews that, while he was in germany, the only other place he went was paris. so.. who knows.
Pachakuti! (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 26, 2005report abuse
I do care - I think it would give me some perspective on those Army Days. I've also found the Colonel to be a strange knakker, and I would like to know more about him. He treated his family in the strangest kind of way.
EspenK (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 26, 2005report abuse
I care as well, and I'm not even dutch. :D Elvis is much more than just music to me.
Dennis Verrijp (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 26, 2005report abuse
I care too
Wiebe (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 26, 2005report abuse
I care, I'm dutch
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 26, 2005report abuse
The only thing that interests me about Elvis is his music. That's it. Period! I don't care about his or the Colonel's personal life. Music, music, music.
Tony C (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 26, 2005report abuse
I care. I have never heard this rumour before. If it were true, it would mean that Elvis perhaps did know of Colonel Parker's Dutch origins. The Army years is Elvis' least documented era, on a day to day basis. Fascinating.
Gert-Jan (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 26, 2005report abuse
If so, who cares? I don’t.

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