Innovation and trade
The Netherlands manages to combine tradition with modernity, history with innovation and Dutch culture with an international orientation. Our heritage of the early 17th century trade is also apparent today as international trade is still the main engine of economic growth in the Netherlands. Nicknamed Europe's vegetable garden, it is the world's leading exporter of agricultural products while the fame of Dutch flowers speaks for itself. In keeping with this, high-tech production methods and modern management have brought high-yields, top quality and healthy revenues. Moreover, the ingenuity of its people has brought the world the carillon and the CD, as well as the advancement of water conservation projects and land reclamation. Dutch multinationals include Shell, Philips and Unilever, and the Netherlands is home to several internationally renown banks, like ING and Rabobank. With the same ease that the Dutch have taken to the high-tech world, we are equally happy taking a quiet stroll along the historic canals that run through town. Contrast is typical of the Netherlands; its management its strength.
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