Texas is still the strongest trade partner with the Netherlands 

June 2018 | Location: Houston

Trade and investment between the Netherlands and the United States supports an estimated 825,000 jobs in 2018. While it may surprise some, we weren’t shocked to find out Texas is the strongest economic partner of the Netherlands in all the U.S.! Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has ambitions for the number of jobs created by a Dutch-American partnership to grow to one million over the next years.

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July 10, 2018

Life science and health study launches 

 June 2018 | Location: The Netherlands

Over the past few months we’ve been hard at work on a market study for the life sciences and health sector in Texas. We’re enthralled to announce that the report has launched and is ready for everyone to read!

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July 10, 2018

The Netherland America Foundation Comes to Houston 

The new chapter means stronger ties among the Dutch community

June 2018 | Location: Houston

The Netherland America Foundation Houston Chapter (NAF) had its inaugural meeting this month. It will replace the Netherlands American Chamber of Commerce. Being a part of this network broadens the scope of the business, cultural and educational exchange between the Dutch and American communities in Texas.

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July 10, 2018

A trip to Dalls in search of business opportunities  

Joined by the ambassador, honorary consul and the economic minister

May  2018 | Location: Dallas

We’re always learning about different sectors that could hold opportunities for Dutch companies. In addition to taking a deep dive into the life science and health sector, we’ve begun to learn about the aerospace industry in Texas.This month we were joined in Dallas by Ambassador Henne Schuwer, Minister of Economics Remco Zeeuw and Honoray consul Mabrie Jackson.


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June 05, 2018

A visit from Heleen Bakker and Bart de Jong 

Deputy Ambassador and Counselor for Infrastructure and Water Management come to Houston

April 2018 | Location: Houston

This month we were honored to host Deputy Ambassador Heleen Bakker and Counselor for Infrastructure and Water Management Bart De Jong. The Offshore Technology Conference prompted their visit, and Deputy Ambassador Bakker spoke at many events about the Netherlands’ role in energy and water.

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May 08, 2018

The only way Houston can rebuild after Harvey is together 

May 3, 2018 | Originally posted by the Houston Chronicle, Henk Ovink

Henk Ovink, author of this article who is from the Netherlands, understands what it is to come from a culture that began to live with water more than a thousand years ago. He recalls to the Dutch King, who is now a respected global water leader, as a prime example of the Dutch mastery of water management. Photo:Micheal Cialago/Associated Press

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May 06, 2018

The Dutch at Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) 

Leading in offshore for 40 years

April 2018 | Location: Houston

As OTC winds down, we reflect on another meaningful Dutch presence at the world's largest Offshore oil and gas conference. We head great meetings with other countries, authorities in Houston, and companies that will lead to frutiful success.

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May 03, 2018

King's Day Houston  

A festive success in 2018

April 27, 2018 | Location: Houston


King's Day 2018 has come and gone, and we want to thank everyone who made it possible. This year was the second party of what we hope to be a long-time tradition.Seeing all of the smiling faces clad in beautiful bright orange made us at the NBSO so proud and happy of the Dutch representation in Houston

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April 30, 2018

Houston gets the first smart play structure in the U.S. 

Dutch Yalp paves the way

April 10, 2018 | Originally posted by Builder, Leah Demirjian

A master-planned community (MPC) in Woodforest will be the first in the United States to feature Sona Play Arch, a smart play structure, in Wallaroo Park. Sona Play Arch uses cameras to measure movement of people playing with it. It will have a play floor that features interactive colors and numbers, and spinner play pieces and LED ribbons that serve as water misters. It also will be accessible for children with mental and physical disabilities.

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April 24, 2018

The Coastal Flood Risk Reduction Program: five years of student exchanges between the Netherlands and Texas 

 March 2018 | Location: Texas

The Coastal Flood Risk Reduction Program is an American-Dutch partnership for research and education that was started in 2012 and then formalized in 2014 thanks to a major grant from the National Science Foundation. University students from Texas and the Netherlands take advantage of our similar topography and learn how each culture approaches the challenges that come with living on the coast.

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April 19, 2018
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