Category Archives: Holland


The Holland House concept emerged as traditional embassies began to trim back their activities in the commercial sector to focus on their diplomatic and consular work. The idea for a more business-orienta­ted organization turned into something more concrete with the opening of a Holland House in Colombia. It merged the in-depth knowledge of a locally […]

Insured retirees in Curaçao live longer than in the Netherlands

Life expectancy of those insured with a pension in Curaçao is higher than in the Netherlands, according to research done by Buck Consultants. Buck combined the data of those insured with pension insurance in Aruba, Bonaire, St. Maarten and Curaçao and compared them with the figures from the Netherlands. In general, life expectancy in Holland […]

Investing in Dutch kingdom Easier

During the Kingdom Conference, which was held on June 16, 2015 at Santa Barbara Resort in Curaçao, with participation of delegations of the Netherlands, Aruba, Bonaire, St. Maarten and Curaçao, Minister of Economic Development of Curaçao Stanley Palm launched a website to promote investment in the different parts of the Dutch kingdom. Via, interested […]

Brochure to Explain Set-Up of Dutch Kingdom

‘One Kingdom, four countries’ is the title of a brochure issued by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Hague in an effort to explain to the outside world that the Dutch kingdom consists of the Netherlands, which is part of the European Union, jointly with the autonomous countries in the Caribbean, being Aruba, […]

Caribbean Leaders Meet in Brussels

The Prime Ministers of several islands in the Caribbean met with Leaders of the Caribbean Overseas Countries and Territories Council (COCTC) in Brussels in December 2013. Some points that were addressed during the meeting include the new European Union Overseas Association decision, which went into effect January 1st, 2014, the Territorial Strategies for Innovation Project, […]

Curaçao No Longer on Blacklist of Europe Union

While other islands and countries in the Caribbean are outraged about being blacklisted by the European Union as tax havens, Curaçao is proud to not be included on that list. The EU started with this listing in a fight against tax evasion, especially by big multinational corporations through a worldwide web of fiscal havens. The […]

No Double Taxes Between the Netherlands and Curaçao

The Netherlands and Curaçao have reached an agreement about a new tax regulation to prevent companies and private persons from paying taxes in both countries, preventing citizens from being “double taxed.” The Dutch State Secretary, Frans Weekers, and José Jardim, Curaçao Minister of Finance, have signed an agreement to that effect. They also made arrangements […]