On Friday, August 26, 2016, a special commemoration day was held in the Great Church of De Rijp in honor of Jan Janszoon Weltevree. After a welcome by the chairman of the Jan Janszn. Weltevree Foundation, Frederik Harmsen, the day was officially opened by the Ambassador of the Republic of South Korea, H.E. Jonghyun Choi. Other speakers were Mayor Piet Bruinooge of Alkmaar and collector and writer Peter der Kinderen. The afternoon closed with musical from Korean musicians and a beautiful film on De Rijp.