breaking news

ZTE and KPN strengthening partnership

Delegation of ZTE & KPN signing framework contract

ZTE, a leading global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, has signed a framework agreement with KPN to provide mobile data connectivity devices for the HSDPA network of the Dutch operator.
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Cirrus Energy opens in Zoetermeer

Mr. Rudy Weerheym, General Manager Cirrus Energy

At the end of 2007 Cirrus Energy decided to locate their Dutch headquarters in Zoetermeer, near The Hague. Mr. Rudy Weerheym, the Dutch General Manager of Cirrus Energy quoted: “Via the WestHolland Foreign Investment Agency we were able to find a suitable office location." >>> read more

a word from the expert

Real estate from the tenant's perspective

Mr. Fred-Anton Knoop, Sr. Consultant Desenco

When foreign companies decide to be represented in the Netherlands, several questions will arise. Some of these questions will be related to real estate and housing. What is a suitable location for us? How much office space do we need? What is a fair rental charge? Are there any hidden costs? >>> read more

technology focus

Success story of the Senz umbrella made in Delft

Senz' Award winning design

Umbrellas have been around for centuries but until very recently their design had hardly changed at all. As a result, the old-fashioned umbrella retained various design flaws - turning itself inside - out in strong winds, breaking easily, offering poor visibility and having dangerous metal tips. >>> read more

inside wfia

Huge Chinese interest for The Hague Seminar in Holland Heineken House in Beijing, China.

Frits Huffnagel leading the Seminar in Beijing, China

In the early morning of Saturday, August 23, the first Chinese guests arrived at the Holland Heineken House in Beijing, China, to attend the ‘Business, Sport & Leisure Seminar’ presented by Mr. Frits Huffnagel, Vice Mayor International Affairs and City Marketing of The Hague. >>> read more

not just for business

TodaysArt 08 Festival in The Hague

A view of The Hague City hall at TodaysArt Festival

The TodaysArt Festival 2008, which will take place on the 26th and 27th of September in the city centre of The Hague, closes the Dutch festival season and primes the cultural season, bringing over 300 artists to The Hague, from all four corners of the world, for a weekend of unique and cutting edge artistic showcases. Talented explorers invite you to witness their own personal take on today´s creativity. >>> read more

spotlight on

Siege of Leiden (Leidens ontzet)

Famous painting of Leiden deliverance by Otto van Veen

Every 3rd of October, the city of Leiden celebrates its deliverance from the Spanish occupation in 1573 during the 80 years’ war of Dutch independance. This day was a very important day for Leiden history because this deliverance was a turning point for the resistance against the Spanish occupation throughout the Netherlands. Today, the 3rd of October is celebrated with various large scale festivities throughout the whole city. >>> read more

meet us at

14th - 19th September > Taiwan
Dutch Taiwan mission organised by the Taiwan Joint Business Counsel of which the WFIA is the founding member. The Mission will be led by EVD 

15th - 19th September > Beijing, Xian, Jingdezhen and Shenzen, China
Participation in Co-innovation tour

5th - 12th October > Ahmedabad, India.   
Organising a seminar together with NFIA

Fast Fact from September 2008:  The Netherlands comes in an overall second place in KPMG’s 2008 guide to International Business Location ‘Focus on Tax‘. The guide examines the cost of doing business in 102 cities in 10 countries, using detailed business models to provide comparative data.

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