SEND TO OR WITHIN THE NETHERLANDS
KEY FACTS THE NETHERLANDS
17 Million (2017)
The Netherlands is a country that is part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The Kingdom of the Netherlands consists of 4 countries: the Netherlands, Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten and 3 special municipalities: Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba. The Netherlands is bordered in the west and north by the North Sea, along the eastern border through Germany and in the south by Belgium. The capital of the Netherlands is Amsterdam, the government seats in The Hague. The Netherlands has 17 million inhabitants. Export is very important for the Netherlands. The total value of international trade amounts to 69% of the gross domestic product.
DHL Express has been in the Netherlands for 40 years. In the coming period we will invest 45 million euros in expansion and renewal of the Dutch branch of the international express network. A total of seven new offices will be built and two will be completely expanded and renewed. With over 300 DHL ServicePoints you can now easily send your important documents and parcels.
BUSINESS IN THE NETHERLANDS
- Make your homework. The Dutch prepare their appointments thoroughly. During the first meeting with a potential business partner you will notice that it already knows a lot about your company. You can already make a professional first impression with an informative, up-to-date website.
- Make your position clear during the meeting, not after. During meetings, Dutch discussion partners will discuss all issues that concern them. Everyone around the table is expected to provide input during the meeting and to make his point of view clear. The intention is therefore to reach a consensus at the end of the meeting about an approach, a common position or a business deal.
- Go for the direct approach. The Dutch love clear communication. They will immediately give you their opinion - sometimes even unsalted - and we expect the same from you.
- Network efficient.
- Work systematically and professionally. The Dutch work methodically and systematically. In order to realize a specific goal, they draw up a detailed step-by-step plan, which they prefer not to deviate from
TRADE INDICATORS NETHERLANDS
- 16th largerst economy in the world
- 5th largest economy in the EU
- Ideal European starting point for new-to-export companies
- Over 170 million convusmers livew ithin 300 mi radius
- 70% of Dutch consumers buy products online
- Biggest cities in the Netherlands are Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Den Haag, Utrecht, Eindhoven, Tilburg, Almere, Groningen, Breda and Nijmegen
NETHERLANDS AND DHL EXPRESS
With our experience and extensive local network, DHL Express is your ideal partner to support your business, also within the Netherlands. Simply send your important documents and packages via DHL Express to, for example, Amsterdam, Maastricht, Rotterdam or the Wadden Sea Islands
....since 1975... ... 1200 employees... ... 10 Service Centers
...over 500 vehicles... ...and 3 airplaines, 1 hub and 1 gateway
TRANSIT TIMES NETHERLANDS
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DHL Express strives to provide accurate and reliable information. Published transit times are indicative.
At www.dhl.nl you can view the current transit times.
Published transit times are based on the most common transit time between two countries to direct delivery areas in the destination country.
NATIONAL HOLIDAYS THE NETHERLANDS
|01 jan||New Year's Day|
|15 apr||Good Friday|
|17 apr||Easter Day|
|18 apr||Easter Monday|
|27 apr||King's Birthday|
|05 may||Liberation Day|
|26 may||Ascension Day|
|05 jun||Whit Sunday|
|06 jun||Whit Monday|
|25 dec||Christmas Day|
|26 dec||Second day of Christmas|
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