Royal Dutch Shell
More commonly known as Shell; a multinational oil company of Dutch and British origins. It is the second largest private sector energy corporation in the world. The company’s main business is the exploration for and the production, processing, transportation, and marketing of oil and gas.
Philips is one of the largest electronics companies in the world, founded and headquartered in the Netherlands. The brand makes electronic products for the healthcare, lifestyle and technology sectors.
De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB), Netherlands central bank, is responsible for safeguarding financial stability. More particularly, DNB contributes to defining and implementing the single monetary policy of the countries which have introduced the euro.
ING ING is a global financial services company providing banking, investments, life insurance and retirement services. ING serves more than 85 million customers in Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia and Australia.
Kennedy Van der Laan With nearly 100 attorneys and civil law notaries, Kennedy Van der Laan is one of the top 10 independent law firms in the country.
Stibbe Stibbe is an internationally oriented full-service Dutch legal practice. Key features of their services are pragmatic advice, deep sector and industry knowledge and an ideal position for cross-border transactions due to longstanding experience and a dense international network.
Official languages: Dutch (local variant called Flemish), French, German
Government: Constitutional monarchy
EU accession: 1951 (founding member)
Area: 41,864 km2
Population: 16,645,313 (July 2008 est.)
Internet TLD: .nl
Calling code: +31
Eurochambres, the European Association of Chambers of Commerce and Industry, is one of the key representatives of business to the European institutions. It voices the interests of over 19 million member enterprises in 45 European countries through a network of 2000 regional and local Chambers represented by 45 national - and one transnational - organisations. More than 90% of these enterprises are small or medium enterprises, with chamber members employing over 120 million employees.
Eurochambres is the sole European body to serve the interests of every sector and size of European business - due to the multi-sectoral membership of Chambers - and the only one so close to business, as a result of the Chambers’ regional focus.