Welcome to The Netherlands! As you know, there is quite a rich cooperative culture in The Netherlands. You definitely know about Rabobank and agribusiness cooperatives such as FrieslandCampina. But there are many more, in agriculture-related fields and in finance and many other commercial fields, but we also have hundreds of new cooperatives e.g. in local sustainable energy production, local food chains, housing etc. If you’re interested to come over for a visit, as part of your annual Board excursion or otherwise, we’ll be happy to offer you a guided tour suited to your specific interests. The good thing of such a tour is that we’ll have plenty of time to discuss about the history and current cooperative developments on the bus or whatever vehicle we’ll choose—that is: sanitary circumstances permitting.
But if circumstances don’t permit and you really want: we could also arrange for you an online ‘tour’, inviting different speakers representing cooperatives that really interest you and have our own ‘break-out’ conversations in between. After all, we live in a small world nowadays… Looking forward to your visit!
Content & format
The study tour, offline or online, would be catered to your specific interests. Please share your ideas and we’ll prepare a first draft and final program for you, arrange visits, transportation, hotel arrangements etc. Logistics of the tour may be arranged by an organisation we partner with for this purpose.
Objective & output
- First-hand insight into cooperative developments in The Netherlands;
- Reflections from Dutch cooperative leaders on issues you may be struggling with at home;
- An opportunity to spend quality time together with your Board/ group without the distractions of business at home;
- New connections that might evolve into strategic business partnerships over time.
Please use the form below and we’ll get in touch with you as soon as possible to discuss the details.