August 2018

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31/08/2018 5th anniversary Rutgers & Posch Amsterdam expand

Rutgers & Posch opens trading day for 5-year anniversary

Rutgers & Posch is legal advisor of Euronext and is proud that in honor of their 5-year anniversary it may sound the gong at the Amsterdam Stock Exchange. Partner Inge de Laat sounds the gong.

Rutgers & Posch is an independent law firm located in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The firm was founded by partners from leading international firms. The key principle is to provide clients with the top quality service they would expect to receive from leading international law firms, combined with the personal attention, dedication and involvement typically provided by boutique firms.

For more information: www.rutgersposch.com

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30/08/2018 Neways Electronics Amsterdam expand

Neways opens trading on Euronext

Huub van der Vrande and Paul de Koning, CEO and CFO Neways Electronics (Euronext: NEWAY), open trading on Euronext Amsterdam.

Neways, which has been listed on Euronext Amsterdam since 1986, once started as a manufacturer of primarily print-circuit boards but today has earned the reputation of a first-rate knowledge and development partner, throughout the entire product lifecycle. Leading global companies in various sectors of the economy come to Neways for its technological expertise and added value it offers from the first development and the design to maintenance. A substantial and growing share of the revenue is realized through orders where Neways has played an important role in the development.

Neways is a proven specialised partner in lifecycle management that stands to benefit from developments such as the Internet of Things, e-mobility and the growing demand for electronics. Neways is based in Brainport Eindhoven, the high-tech cluster in the Netherlands, and has various leading, global companies in the semiconductor, automotive and industrial sectors among its clients.

For more information: www.newayselectronics.com

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29/08/2018 Atria Securities Amsterdam expand

Atria Securities thanks investors by sounding gong

Atria Securities visits the Amsterdam exchange and opens trading. By sounding the gong, Atria Securities wants to thank her investors for their support and is looking forward to cooperating with them in growing the company further in technology driven arbitrage trading.

Atria Securities, located at Beursplein 5, is a trading firm founded in 2015 and focuses on trading in cash equity and derivatives in a growing number of European markets. Besides further growth in Europe, they plan to expand to the US and Asia the coming years.

For more information: www.atriasecurities.com

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28/08/2018 Algorithmic Trading Group Amsterdam expand

Algorithmic Trading Group opens trading 

Trading director and founder of Algorithmic Trading Group (ATG),Tom Voûte, opens the trading day at the Amsterdam exchange by sounding the gong on the occasion of ATG Netherlands’ fifth anniversary.

ATG was founded in October 2008 in Hong Kong. ATG specializes in algorithmic trading on the global financial markets. ATG is currently based in Hong Kong and the Netherlands, where it moved to Beursplein 5 in 2017.

For more information: www.algorithmictradinggroup.com

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27/08/2018 EY VODW Amsterdam expand

EY and VODW  sound gong as EY VODW 

EY and VODW, under the name EY VODW, open te trading day at the Amsterdam exchange. Barend van Doorn, Managing Partner at EY Advisory, and Patrick Ruijs, Managing Partner at EY VODW, sound the gong.

EY and VODW are joining forces, thereby strengthening their position on the Dutch consultancy market. This merging of expertise, sector knowledge and networks will lead to a broader range of services for customers. Under the name EY VODW, the 100 employees of VODW will be continuing their consultancy services for strategic marketing, client-focused innovation and digital transformation. As a result, EY’s Dutch consultancy practice is growing to 500 professionals and a turnover of around €70 million. Van Doorn: “VODW is a world-class player in the Benelux countries, who will join us in conquering the world. The VODW consultants are among the best in the market and are acknowledged specialists in the field of client-focused innovation and digital transformation. The acquisition of VODW is a major gain for EY and a logical next step within EY’s strategy of becoming market leader in the Netherlands in the field of digital transformation. Merging with this market leader underlines EY’s ongoing focus on innovation.”

For more information: www.ey.com

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24/08/2018 Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Amsterdam expand

Week of Regional Entrepreneurship - Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate

From 20 August to 24 August, the gong ceremony at Beursplein 5 focuses on the activity and entrepreneurship in the various regions in the Netherlands. During the Week of the Regional Entrepreneurship, Euronext highlights the important role of regional development agencies (ROMs). Aart Slobbe, co-ordinating policy officer and responsible for the shareholdings of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate in the ROMs, opens the Amsterdam exchange with a sounding of the gong. He does this in the presence of some involved from the Ministry of Economic Affairs at the regional development companies.

The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate, together with regional authorities (usually provinces), is a shareholder and subsidiary of six ROMs (NOM, East NV, LIOF, BOM, Impuls and IQ). The ROMs link national innovation and top sector policy to regional economic policy and are important for (regional) services to innovative SMEs. ROMs guide and finance innovations of SMEs and contribute to the economic growth and employment of the region. In addition, the ROMs have three important tasks. The ROMs play an important role in the Netherlands in providing risk-bearing capital to start-ups and financing young companies. The capacity of the joint ROMs amounts to almost € 325 million, apart from the additional resources made available by the provinces. The ROMs are therefore one of the largest providers of risk capital in this market segment in the Netherlands. In addition, ROMs connect startups, SMEs and large companies with each other, building on joint ventures, new clusters, programs and business consortia. Finally, ROMs attract foreign companies, which leads to additional employment and innovation and makes it possible for SMEs to make the leap to international markets.

For more information: www.rijksoverheid.nl

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23/08/2018 LIOF Amsterdam expand

Week of Regional Entrepreneurship - LIOF

From 20 August to 24 August, the gong ceremony at Beursplein 5 focuses on the activity and entrepreneurship in the various regions in the Netherlands. During the Week of the Regional Entrepreneurship, Euronext highlights the important role of regional development agencies (ROMs). LIOF, regional development agency for the province of Limburg, opens trading in the company of local Limburg-based companies FI&S, Grassa, Novisem and Urban Ponics, all agro-food companies. LIOF also provides growth for these Limburg companies.

LIOF helps Limburg SMEs grow from before the start to beyond the finish. And with that the BV Limburg grows. For LIOF, growth is not only more sales and profit, but also a greater competitive advantage and a social return. The gong is sounded by Tys van Elk, director of LIOF.

For more information: www.liof.nl

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22/08/2018 Innovation Fund Noord-Holland Amsterdam expand

Week of Regional Entrepreneurship – Innovation Fund Noord-Holland

From 20 August to 24 August, the gong ceremony at Beursplein 5 focuses on the activity and entrepreneurship in the various regions in the Netherlands. Trading is opened by the Innovation Fund Noord-Holland, which was founded by the province of Noord-Holland, the holding companies of the University of Amsterdam, the Amsterdam UMC and the University of Applied Sciences (HvA) and Sanquin.

Entrepreneurs in the province of Noord-Holland in small and medium-sized enterprises and start-ups that originate from the knowledge institutions can receive a loan for the development of a sustainable and innovative product or process. The Innovation Fund provides loans during the so-called Proof-of-Concept phase of the development of a new product or process. In this phase there is a detailed idea on paper that has to be put into practice, for example by building a prototype. Practice shows that traditional financiers are hesitant to invest in the early phase. That is why the province of Noord-Holland, together with a number of important knowledge institutions, has set up this Innovation Fund. Special attention is given to initiatives in the areas of circular economy, sustainable mobility and energy transition and in the area of ​​health care. In the first phase, 12.5 million euros is available, of which the European Union contributes 5 million. In total, 21 million is available in the long term. The province of North Holland contributes a total of 8 million euros.

For more information: www.innovatiefondsnoordholland.nl

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21/08/2018 InnovationQuarter Amsterdam expand

Week of Regional Entrepreneurship -  InnovationQuarter

From 20 August to 24 August, the gong ceremony at Beursplein 5 focuses on the activity and entrepreneurship in the various regions in the Netherlands. During the Week of the Regional Entrepreneurship, Euronext highlights the important role of regional development agencies (ROMs). InnovationQuarter, the regional development agency for Zuid-Holland, sounds the gong for the Roadmap Next Economy (RNE). The RNE is the appealing long-term vision for the region of West Holland. The RNE focuses on the digitisation of the economy, energy transition, circular economy, next education and how society should deal with these transitions. Implementation of the vision will make the region of West Holland a strong and sustainable new economy and society, ready for the future.

Ria Oonk, transition manager Roadmap Next Economy, opens the trading day at the Amsterdam exchange with the traditional sounding of the gong. The Strategy Group RNE and the RNE implementation teams are driving system interventions and breakthrough projects that are needed to accelerate and manage the transition. The RNE implementation team at InnovationQuarter connects governments, researchers and entrepreneurs to accelerate the Next Economy. The RNE team can support governments, researchers and entrepreneurs by bringing together various stakeholders and initiatives; sharing knowledge about the transition, business development and facilitating access to finance.

For more information: www.roadmapnexteconomy.com

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20/08/2018 Impuls Zeeland Amsterdam expand

Week of Regional Entrepreneurship -  Impuls Zeeland

From 20 August to 24 August, the gong ceremony at Beursplein 5 focuses on the activity and entrepreneurship in the various regions in the Netherlands. During the Week of the Regional Entrepreneurship, Euronext highlights the important role of regional development agencies (ROMs). NV Economische Impuls Zeeland (Impuls) kicks off the week and opens trading. Managing director Dick ten Voorde sounds the gong.

With this, the Zeeland development company wants to underline the importance of regional development companies for the Dutch economy. The national government also sees this importance and contributes 35 million euros to this. Although there are economic opportunities in Zeeland for the taking, there are also a number of significant tasks. The Structural Reinforcement and Employment Committee presented the opportunities and threats for Zeeland. This advice led to a contribution of 35 million euros from the government for economic structure-strengthening projects. One of these projects is the Zeeland Participation Fund. This means that entrepreneurs can soon call on 6.5 million euros. The fund provides risk capital for growing companies with a substantial impact on the Zeeland economy and employment.

For more information: www.impulszeeland.nl

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17/08/2018 KvK international entrepreneurship Amsterdam expand

KVK sounds gong to inspire international entrepreneurship

The International Entrepreneurship campaign starts symbolically by the sounding of the gong at the Amsterdam exchange. A great opportunity for every entrepreneur who has international ambitions or is in the orientating phase of going international. KvK with their strong global network is ready to advise and inform all entrepreneurs who are interested to start or orientate in doing business abroad. Peter Bargon, director SME at KvK, opens the trading day at the Amsterdam exchange.

All entrepreneurs with international ambitions can register online for a nearby event in multiple locations in the Netherlands. Also, all information regarding international business is online available at our KvK website.  For all entrepreneurs that aspire to conquer the world or are ready to take the first steps in the field of export and import, can get in touch with our KvK advisors who have a strong international ties that are ready to help move forward in realizing that dream.

For more information: www.kvk.nl

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16/08/2018 Uitmarkt Amsterdam expand

Sounding of the gong marks start Uitmarkt

The Uitmarkt’s main partner, ABN AMRO, sounds the gong at the Amsterdam exchange along with representatives of the other supporting partners.

The 41st edition of the Uitmarkt will take place from Friday 24 to Sunday 26 August 2010 around the Oosterdok and at the Marineterrein in Amsterdam. During the Uitmarkt, the rich cultural programme for the coming season will be presented, with performances by leading companies and performers, including Guus Meeuwis, Van der Laan & Woe, Tommy Christiaan, Dutch National Opera & Ballet and the popular musical Sing-a-Long.

The Uitmarkt, the opening of the cultural season, receives funding from a wide network of partners, including main partner ABN AMRO, BankGiro Loterij, Port of Amsterdam, City of Amsterdam, Province of Noord-Holland, SENA Performers and 50 jaar Bijlmer.

For more information: www.uitmarkt.nl

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15/08/2018 ASN Beleggingsfondsen Amsterdam expand

ASN Beleggingsfondsen sounds gong for adding microfinance as an additional asset category to the ASN Duurzame Mixfondsen

On behalf of ASN Beleggingsfondsen (Investment Funds), Claudia Vroom opens the trading day in Amsterdam. Claudia Vroom is Director Fund Services at Triple Jump. Triple Jump is responsible for the day-to-day work and is project advisor to the microfinance portfolio for the ASN-Novib Micro Credit Fund.

In 2017, ASN Investment Funds introduced five new ASN Duurzame Mixfondsen (Sustainable Mix Funds). From the beginning of August 2018, ASN Beleggingsfondsen has added microfinancing as an additional asset category to the ASN Duurzame Mixfondsen. For the investor, this means a better balanced mix fund and more sustainable impact. The ASN Beleggingsfondsen offered through, among others, ASN Bank. The funds are listed on the stock exchange and are therefore also available through other banks and financial service providers.

For more information: www.asnbank.nl

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14/08/2018 TIE Kinetix Amsterdam expand

TIE Kinetix launches marketing transformation program

TIE Kinetix, leading provider of Partner Automation solutions, has released an exclusive digital marketing transformation program for channel organizations to help their channel partners adopt digital marketing. The program is developed and delivered in partnership with Google.

The program helps resellers from brands/manufacturers to adopt digital marketing. Today, almost 70% of the buyer’s journey takes place online. Most brands and vendors have shifted substantial parts of their media budgets to online advertising and increased investments in their websites, digital content, social media, and marketing automation. However, more than 80% of channel partners are not yet visible online and haven’t embraced the shift to digital marketing. This shift is important for local presence, local services, and the best margins.

In 2017, TIE Kinetix and Google combined their 15+ years of digital advertising and through-channel marketing automation experience. The start was marked with the development of unique and groundbreaking technology, specifically for channel organizations, named “Google Ads for the Channel”. This technology is an integral part of TIE Kinetix’s FLOW Partner Automation platform.

The number of participants, that are able to join the Digital Marketing Transformation for the Channel program, is limited. The software platform from TIE Kinetix, FLOW Partner Automation platform, is used to facilitate the program from a technical perspective. TIE Kinetix’s FLOW Partner Automation platform is the result of 30 years of experience in making businesses and their partners successful by automating business processes and exchanging information

For more information:
www.tiekinetix.com
https://TIEKinetix.com/en/digital-marketing-transformation-program-channel

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13/08/2018 BinckBank Tour Amsterdam expand

BinckBank celebrates start of BinckBank Tour-race through The Netherlands and Belgium

Steven Clausing, Member of the Board and Chief Operating Officer BinckBank (ticker symbol: BINCK) opens the trading day at the Amsterdam exchange to celebrate the start of the BinckBank Tour, the biggest professional cycling event in Belgium and The Netherlands.

BinckBank is the name-sponsor of the cycling race, since 2016. The bank wants to increase its brand awareness. Also they believe that investors are known to be fans of cycling and following cycling events. Last year Tom Dumoulin won the first edition and this year will again see the world’s best professional cyclists participating.

BinckBank is the biggest independent Dutch online bank for small investors and offers a range of financial products to retail customers in five European countries. BinckBank is since 2005 listed on Euronext Amsterdam

For more information: www.binck.nl/binckbanktour

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10/08/2018 Grachtenfestival Amsterdam expand

Sounding of the gong marks start Grachtenfestival

Violinist Ernst Spyckerelle opens the trading day at the exchange in Amsterdam and marks the start of the Grachtenfestival. From 10 – 19 August the capital city is fizzing with classical music, jazz and world music, performed by a topnotch variety of international and young musicians.

During the 21st edition the Grachtenfestival boasts the theme ‘Closer to the music’, as the festival commemorates the 400th year of his passing. One of his most renowned works is being rewritten as an opera.

This year the Grachtenfestival will present very talented young musicians on wonderful venues. Performing musicians will leave trodden paths and unlock new worlds for the audience. Thrilling sound on ruddy locations, intimate concerts on historical premises. Each performance is outstanding and a pride to the Grachtenfestival. Young musicians from all over the world surprise their audience with their own musical story against a backdrop of the wonderful city of Amsterdam. The entire programme consists of over 250 concerts on more than 90 venues.

For more information: www.grachtenfestival.com

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09/08/2018 Da Vinci Derivatives Amsterdam expand

Da Vinci Derivatives opens the trading day 

Da Vinci Derivatives, located at Beursplein 5, sounds the gong and opens the trading day. They open the trading day to celebrate the addition of another five employees to their growing company. These junior traders will help them to expand their business further and bring more liquidity to the markets.

Da Vinci identifies and trades opportunities in financial derivatives based on in-house developed strategies with a short to medium term horizon focused on volatility. This can mean that multiple products are traded against each other based on correlations but also that long (short) positions in under- or overpriced volatilities are taken across asset classes. By arbitraging and market making these differences Da Vinci helps markets to become more efficient providing benefits to end investors. The instruments traded include, but are not limited to, options and futures on single stock, index and fixed income but also options and futures on volatility indices and dividends. Da Vinci trades solely with its own money creating natural risk awareness and does not have any customers.

For more information: www.davinciderivatives.com

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08/08/2018 Zomercompetitie 2018 Amsterdam expand

Sounding of the gong for Zomercompetitie 2018

The Zomercompetitie (Summer Competition) is a football and hockey tournament for companies in the Amsterdam area. The competition is being held for the 12th time this summer. In honor of their first successful year of working together with VODW, Maton Sonnemans partner at VODW, sounds the gong.

The Zomercompetitie started in 2007 and since a couple of years we are the number 1 supplier of corporate football and hockey in The Netherlands. With activities in Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Utrecht and on 5 different locations, de Zomercompetitie every year continues to grow towards national coverage. In addition to the sport aspect, the Summer Competition provides a networking platform where both participating companies and sponsors can meet young professionals. Ten percent of the profit will go to charity, the Hockey Dreams Foundation.

For more information: www.zomercompetitie.com

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07/08/2018 Pluk de Nacht festival Amsterdam expand

Sounding of the gong for Pluk de Nacht festival 

After a well-attended edition in Utrecht (1-5 August), open-air festival Pluk de Nacht will once again be hosting eleven summer days at the Stenen Hoofd in Amsterdam from Wednesday 15 to 25 August. The team behind Pluk de Nacht opens the trading day.

Pluk de Nacht has been around for fifteen years, this year. During this anniversary edition, people can enjoy a program full of art, snacks and drinks from 15:00 onwards every day. In the evening they show (inter)national feature films, documentaries and animations on the big screen that were not seen in Dutch cinemas.

During the day there is a city beach and on Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons there is a special programming. For example, Pluk is paying tribute to the cassette tape with 'A Mix Tape Afternoon', young VJs and DJs surprise you during 'All Ears and Eyes', and the festival invites four-legged friends and their friends to 'A Dog Day Afternoon'. The Sunday afternoon is also dominated by the young festival-goer with film and activities for children from 2 to 12 years: Pluk Mini. Pluk de Nacht is freely accessible. However, if you want to be assured of a good spot, you can reserve a beach chair on the website for a small donation.

For more information: www.plukdenacht.nl

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06/08/2018 KLM Social team Amsterdam expand

KLM Social team sounds gong for launch Dutch version Google Assistant

KLM (ticker symbol: AF) is one of the first Dutch companies who recently launched its latest service on the Google Assistant. Customers can now easily find KLM flights by using their voice only. In order to pay extra attention to this service, they visit the Amsterdam exchange to open the trading day.

Now, you can easily find KLM flights on the Google Assistant just by using your voice. The service is available in English and Dutch. KLM is one of the first companies in the world to offer a service on this voice-activated platform in more than one language. KLM’s smart assistant BB, short for Blue Bot, helps you find a suitable KLM-flight. Once your desired flight has been found, BB will send you a link which takes you straight to KLM.com where you can book the flight directly.

Since 2009, KLM has gained a reputation as pioneer in the field of social media services and campaigns. KLM has over 25M fans and followers on various social media platforms. Through these channels, KLM receives over 180,000 mentions every week, 35,000 of which are questions or remarks. These are personally answered by more than 300 service agents, who form the world’s largest and dedicated social media team.

For more information: www.klm.com

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03/08/2018 Zwitserleven Beleggen by ACTIAM sounds the gong Amsterdam expand

Zwitserleven Beleggen, a trade name of ACTIAM, opens the trading day at the Amsterdam exchange of Euronext. With the traditional sounding of the gong by Chris Zegers, the company wants to underline the successful introduction of Zwitserleven Beleggen.

Zwitserleven Beleggen seized the moment to celebrate attracting over 500 new clients since its launch in July. Zwitserleven Beleggen offers private investors an easy option to invest online in sustainable funds, boasting an excellent performance track record and low costs.

ACTIAM, part of VIVAT, is a responsible asset manager for more than one million Dutch people, with managed assets of 54.1 billion Euros (December 2017). ACTIAM offers a complete range of investment funds and solutions. From index investing to investing with impact. ACTIAM places strict requirements on its investments and uses a strict and careful selection, without making concessions to the financial return.

 

For more information: www.zwitserleven.nl/beleggen

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02/08/2018 Net4kids Amsterdam expand

Net4kids celebrates its 15th anniversary by sounding the gong at Beursplein 5 

Anke van den Boog, managing director and co-founder of Net4kids, sounds the gong at Beursplein 5 and with the opening of this trading day celebrates the fact that for fifteen years Net4kids endeavors to give the underprivileged children of this world the chances they deserve.

“By no means an easy task, but we are tremendously proud that we have been able to give so many children the chance to develop themselves in a safe and caring environment.” Van den Boog founded Net4kids fifteen years ago together with her husband Loek van den Boog, because they wanted to be directly involved with the help for these children and obtain full transparency on the deployment and results of her investment. They also discovered that the impact they could achieve would be much larger by focusing on the corporate world.

Net4kids is the child aid organisation of choice for companies that want to make  difference. From the belief that children all over the world are the next generation and determine our future, it offers the chances these children need to develop themselves. It does this through connecting companies in the Netherlands to concrete initiatives in Africa and Asia that match their business. Net4kids combines a business approach with true emotional involvement leading to a transparent and concrete implementation of the CSR strategy of companies where this is an important part of their vision.
 

For more information: www.net4kids.org

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01/08/2018 DNB Visitor Centre Amsterdam expand

DNB Visitor Centre celebrates cooperation with AEX Experience

Ton Lansdaal, coordinator of the DNB Visitor Centre, will sound the gong to open trading. The occasion will mark four years of successful cooperation between the DNB Visitor Centre and the AEX Experience.

This success is based on both centres offering visitors experiences that complement each other very well. Groups often take the opportunity to combine a visit to both sites. The Money Walks app, which launches shortly, will take users on a guided tour of Amsterdam's financial highlights, and will connect both locations. 

De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) seeks to safeguard financial stability and thus contributes to sustainable prosperity in both the European part and the Caribbean part of the Netherlands. To this end, it operates as an independent central bank, supervisor and resolution authority with European partners. The DNB Visitor Centre offers everybody aged 16 and over an interactive display about DNB's tasks and activities and their impact on people's daily lives.

For more information: www.dnb.nl

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