Dictionary of Dutchness


The VNO-NCW is the somewhat clumsily-named federation of Holland’s big businesses, a lobby group representing 115,000 firms and 8,500 individual entrepreneurs. The name comes from the merger of the secular VNO and Christian employers’ organisation NCW in 1996. Employers organisations and trade unions are known as the social partners.

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