- July 13, 2023
The trade relations between the Netherlands and China have a long and rich history. The Dutch were among the first Europeans to establish contacts with China in the 16th century, and during that time, the Dutch East India Company played a pivotal role in facilitating these exchanges.
In the late 19th and 20th centuries, the Nederlandsche Handel-Maatschappij (Netherlands Trading Society) emerged as another major player in the dynamic trade between China and the Netherlands. This joint-stock company was founded on March 29, 1824, under the guidance of King William I, with the primary goal of...