The Dutch came to America as early as 1609, when the first Dutch East India Company’s vessel sailed up the Hudson River in search of an ice-free passage to the Orient. The Dutch founded New Amsterdam, today’s New York, in 1625. In 1776, the Netherlands was the first country in the world to salute the flag of the new United States.
For over 400 years the Netherlands and the United States have had a successful trade relationship. Dutch businesses employ over 800,000 workers in the United States and the Netherlands is historically the third largest Investor in the United States. US businesses are the largest foreign investors in the Netherlands.
The Dutch American Chamber of Commerce is proud of this relationship and aims to make the ties between the two countries stronger through our services and activities.