Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands

The Dutch government strives to increase opportunities for Dutch entrepreneurs on foreign markets.

The government presents a menu of options offering entrepreneurs the choice of various instruments, responding to their specific requirements. The options available vary from information about complex, emerging markets to advice and assistance, trade missions and promotion activities. The Smart City Expo is a good opportunity to present the Smart City knowledge of the Netherlands.

SMEs wishing to start activities abroad can obtain various types of assistance. Basic information about different countries is free and available from various sources including the Netherlands Enterprise Agency. The Dutch government promotes the interests of Dutch businesses abroad through economic diplomacy. The Netherlands has an extensive international network of missions to promote the interests of Dutch businesses. Government and industry work together to support Dutch enterprises abroad.


Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands
Rijnstraat 8
2515 XP The Hague
The Netherlands

Willeke van der Dussen
Policy officer