Landgoed Soestdijk: platform and showcase for Dutch innovation and enterprise
Under the motto Made By Holland, Landgoed Soestdijk (Soestdijk Country Estate) is set to be a dynamic platform and forum for innovation and outstanding entrepreneurship in the Netherlands. These are qualities with which Dutch businesses, scientific institutes and knowledge organisations stand out from the crowd internationally, across many areas: from water management to offshore, from agriculture and nutrition to fashion and design, from renewable energy to gaming. At Soestdijk, they will present themselves to each other and the entire country. It will provide an opportunity for leading players and new start-ups to meet up with each other and with investors. A wide-ranging public of all ages will be able to find out for themselves just how innovative the Netherlands really is. The young generation and newcomers to the Netherlands will discover the opportunities this offers for their futures.
Made By Holland is being developed by a close-knit team of partners who have years of experience transforming buildings and whole areas. Examples include Amsterdam’s island neighbourhood Oosterdokseiland, De Resident building in The Hague and, particularly notably in this context, the redevelopment of the monumental gas factory in Amsterdam, Westergasfabriek. Leading Dutch players have been involved in developing the plan. As a private party, we are aware that we are responsible for meeting a very public promise. We aim to achieve this by pledging our long-term commitment to Made By Holland.