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  • The Netherlands is a parliamentary democratic constitutional monarchy located in North-West Europe and is one of the founding members of the European Union (EU).
  • While the capital is Amsterdam, the seat of government is The Hague (the judicial capital of the world).
  • The Netherlands has approximately 16,586,415 inhabitants.
  • The average population density is: 489/km2 (only lower than Vatican and Bangladesh).
  • Continuing GDP growth and low inflation despite global recession.
  • Although the country counts for 0.267% of world’s population (133rd in terms of geographic size), it is the world 10th in terms of GDP per capita.
  • Relatively low unemployment in spite of recession (4 % in 2009).
  • Fifth foreign investor worldwide (2008).
  • Sixth-largest recipient of foreign investments worldwide (2008).
  • Exports equaled EUR 430 billion in 2009.
  • Europe’s second exporter (2010).
  • The country has a high ranking on competitiveness, business environment, quality of life and IT.
  • Global business leaders in dredging, FMCG, chip producing equipment, GPS navigation solutions & in the food industry.
  • Gateway to Europe: 14% of all European road transports and 57% of all European distribution centers.

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FoodTechHolland works with a variety of local partners and has a liasion in Delhi, India and an office located in Zeist, the Netherlands. 

This way we can give you local support, while maintaining a Dutch contact point at all times.

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