People all around the world know the Netherlands as the land of tulips, mills, clogs and the great Dutch masters such as Van Gogh, Rembrandt and Vermeer. Furthermore, we are of course known for King’s Day – the national holiday, when the whole country colours orange – and our favorite means of transport: the bike. Although Amsterdam has international fame, the splendor of the Northern Netherlands has not yet been discovered.

The Northern Netherlands is spacious with lots of culture and beautiful nature. There are many old villages and historic city centers and the region borders to the World Heritage Wadden Sea.

We have a seaport: the Eemshaven in Delfzijl and we have an airport: Groningen Airport; in other words a great infrastructure that helps bring everything is (or at least seems) nearby! And that is not all: the top sectors we focus on at the General Assembly are well represented in the business and knowledge institutions in the North of the Netherlands. In short, it is a TopDutch region for TopDutch entrepreneurs!

The true lead player during the WTCA GA 2018 is Leeuwarden, the capital of Friesland. This province is an extraordinary piece of the Netherlands, besides a beautiful landscape, it also has its own language: Friesian. Not just the province is special, the city of Leeuwarden also has a special role in 2018: it is the European Capital of Culture. Leeuwarden offers plenty of shopping, good food and overnight stays.

So we hope to see you at the WTCA GA 2018 in Leeuwarden!

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