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ABN AMRO is the financial specialist for expatriates in the Netherlands. In the same way that expats are conquering new territory, our aim is to offer groundbreaking services with tailor-made products, along with skilled advisors who speak fluent English.

For more than 25 years, ABN AMRO has been the trusted partner for expats, diplomats, civil servants and international organizations. Approximately 70,000 expats are banking at ABN AMRO. Are you interested in the service we can provide? Then visit one of our branches or make an appointment.

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Interdean provides relocation services to suit the needs of companies who relocate their employees to locations throughout Europe or around the world. Established in 1962 we have a proven track record and proud history of moving families throughout the world. With 45 offices in 33 countries we serve a broad client base from many different industries and sectors covering all corners of the world.

At Interdean we recognize that we have many different types of customers. As such we have made sure that our programmes are flexible and can be designed to meet the needs of individuals and global corporations.For the families that we relocate we provide a true home to home service to guarantee that every family settles in to their new surroundings as quickly and as smoothly as possible. For corporate clients we deliver a full menu of service options that provide cost effective relocation solutions designed to compliment and support the broader human resource initiatives of our clients. As a provider of relocation and moving services to some of the world's leading edge global corporations you can be sure your transferees are in good hands.

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Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency

For foreign companies wishing to establish their business in the Netherlands and to take advantage of the Dutch business environment as a strategic base to cover Europe, the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA) is the first port of call. The NFIA was established for the specific purpose of helping and advising such companies by providing them with advice, information and practical assistance, quickly and on a confidential basis, as well as providing them access to a broad network of business partners and government institutions, all free of charge. Founded 30 years ago, the NFIA is an operational unit of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs. Throughout the years it has supported thousands of companies from all over the world to successfully establish their business in the Netherlands.

NFIA support starts in the country of origin. To that end, the NFIA has offices in Europe (HQ in The Hague, London, Istanbul), the US (New York, Boston, Chicago, Atlanta, San Mateo), Asia (Tokyo, Osaka, Taipei, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, Seoul, New Delhi, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur) and in the Gulf Region (Dubai). In addition, the NFIA closely cooperates with Dutch embassies, consulates-general and other organizations that represent the Dutch government around the world.

In all, more than 7,000 foreign companies have established operations in the Netherlands. Among the many prominent international companies that have taken advantage of NFIA's services as they located their operations in the Netherlands, are US companies like Starbucks Coffee, Boeing, Eastman Chemical, Medtronic, Cisco Systems, Abbott Laboratories, Reebok and NCR Corporation. They also include European companies such as EMI, BOC Group, Bosch and Danone. Additionally, NFIA assisted a large number of companies from Asia and the Middle East, such as Teijin, Hitachi, Yakult, Giant, BenQ, Samsung, Daewoo, LG Electronics, Huawei, Sony Corporation, Saudi Aramco and SABIC.

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KIT Intercultural Professionals

KIT Intercultural Professionals, part of the Netherlands based Royal Tropical Institute, supports organizations with their international ventures and challenges in terms of intercultural co-operation.Read about us and our services in the field of global mobility and cross cultural awareness.

Programmes for International Hirees & Expats
Country Information, Business Culture and Coaching.

Group training Management- and International Project Teams
Support in Mergers & Acquisitions, Virtual co-operation in teams.

Other services include:
Support in Mergers & Acquisitions, Virtual co-operation in teams.


Starsound Productions

Starsound Productions is an audio-visual production company, founded in 2000 by Edgar Wurfbain and Dennis de Rijk.

We produce television programmes, radio & television commercials, corporate films, video clips, documentaries, instructional DVDs and narrowcasting. We also deliver creative audio-visual solutions for trade fairs, congresses and online AV productions. Starsound Productions houses its own purpose-built sound studio with two editing rooms which enable complete 'in-house' productions This 'one stop shop' principle is, for many clients, an incentive to work with us. Cost effectiveness and a small team ensure maximum efficiency.

Whether you require a start-to-finish product or completion of an existing AV project, Starsound Productions' services cover all aspects of the production process. We are also happy to share our expertise and provide professional advice on first-day filming both on location and in the studio, post-production processes, voice-over recordings, translations and on-screen subtitles.


WorldWide Broker

Financial planning is often a subject that people "mean to get around to". This can be especially true for expatriates who may need to overcome additional challenges such as language barriers and confusing choices when addressing important issues whilst away from their home country.

Whether you have already spent most of your career moving from country to country or are brand new to the expatriate experience, we can guide you to the best solutions for your circumstances. So, where do you start….

Our philosophy is simple, we believe that client service above all else is the centerpiece to continued success. Our clients are allocated a dedicated advisor who can meet you at least twice per year if required. As we are a firm focused upon the expatriate community, we commonly have clients that move countries and our aim is to provide you with financial advice in your chosen location.

To this end, we pride ourselves on being a fully licensed and regulated group throughout Europe. This regulation provides our clients with peace of mind knowing that their advisor is trained and experienced to the very highest standards.

Through our substantial network of business partners, customers also have access to wide range additional expatriate services covering tax, legal and relocation issues. Our aim is to function as a one-stop-shop for most expatriate affairs. Contact us today, we are here to help.