Finland100Park Tree Adoption Certificate
Swedish Chamber donated a Birch tree planted in Finland100Park in Nieuw-Vennep, Haarlemmeer, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Finland as an independent nation. Stitching Finland is a consortium of the Embassy of Finland, the Finnish Seamen's Misson, the Finnish Dutch Chamber of Commerce, the Netherlands-Finland Association and the Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux. The Swedish Chamber wish Finland congratulations on 100 years!
Raffle & Goodies stacking up in the Swedish Chamber office!

Next Friday, on December 15, it is time for the annual Swedish Chamber Lucia Dinner & Dance at Hotels van Oranje in Noordwijk!

For the evening we have gotten amazing contributions for the Grand Christmas Raffle, for the benefit of War Child Holland, and, gifts for the exclusive goodie bags. Here is a little sneak peek from the office with a mix of raffle gifts and goodies! Raffle gift from Westcord Hotel with an exclusive offer of a hotel night including breakfast for 2 and a pyjama & slippers from Hästens. Goodies in the photo are a beautiful candle holder from Kosta Boda, a cookbook from the Atlas Copco family and mini Mackmyra Whiskey's.

More goodies and raffle gifts have been generously contributed by Stena Line, Hotels van Oranje, Tony Chocolonely and Inter IKEA Systems.

The Grand Christmas Raffle is for the benefit of War Child Holland, if you would like to make a contribution and support the organization, please don't hesitate to contact us by email to and we will tell you more. Looking forward seeing you all there, with more than 130 guests we are expecting a fantastic party!


The Swedish Chamber thanks, all of the sponsors for their generous contributions!

UP THERE, EVERYWHERE: Branding Scandinavia’s #1 Attraction: Royal Djurgården
A team led by Julian Stubbs from UP THERE, EVERYWHERE have been working on the new branding project for Kungliga Djurgården, in Stockholm, Sweden.  An exciting new place brand identity for Royal Djurgården (the Royal Game Park) of Stockholm made its grand debut today at a special event attended by Björn Ulvaeus, the Swedish songwriter, and former ABBA band member. UP was delighted to be a part of the event, having led the team that created the new brand, identity, and website. The area called Djurgården, in Stockholm, Sweden, is home to over forty museums, attractions, and restaurants. Museums include the world famous Vasa Museum, the amusement park Grönalund, Sweden’s largest cultural park, Skansen, and more recent arrivals such as ABBA The Museum. Djurgården is also the place Stockholmers love to go and simply hang out on during weekends. It’s also owned by the Swedish King. Although each attraction is individually well known, there had never been any real attempt to market the place as a whole. To create a brand as an umbrella for all the attractions. UP was approached in September 2016 to develop a brand, an identity and a new website for this unique place. It was a labor of love.  
Long time loyal member of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in the Netherlands, Karin Björkman, establishes Undutchables Recruitment Agency in Sweden
Since January this year, Undutchables Recruitment Agency set their mark on Swedish territory and established their first business outside the Netherlands,  in Stockholm, Sweden. The recruitment agency originates from the Netherlands and was established in 1996. For the past few years, the company has been talking about how to engage in the internationalization process in European countries and then decided to do it with their own staff. Karin Björkman has lived for twenty years in the Netherlands but when the offer to pioneer the start-up of Undutchables in Sweden she accepted the challenge and moved with her family. Undutchables is known as a Dutch recruitment partner for international companies and candidates in the Netherlands. The company believes in matching multilingual talents with challenging jobs and getting the right person for the workplace. The right person in that sense does not only speak the language of the market but also understand its culture. Undutchables sees the add-value in people with international experiences and an open-minded way of thinking, cohesiveness, and openness to cultural differences. The new branch in Sweden aims to aid international business that wants to enter the Scandinavian market by trying to build bridges between the cultural differences. ”We want to be the link and the partner, for diversity, both for international companies and candidates”. - Karin Björkman, Owner of Undutchables Sweden The coming years for Undutchables in Sweden will revolve a lot around establishing the company in Sweden and building brand awareness. Thanks to our experience with the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in the Netherlands, their professionalism and high-level commitment, we have now established contact and started collaborating with the Dutch Chamber of Commerce in Sweden and other European Chambers in Sweden, Karin says. The Swedish Chamber wish Karin Björkman and Undutchables Sweden all the best with the establishment in the Swedish business landscape! Karin Björkman Owner of Undutchables Sweden
Hästen celebrates 165-year history
Since 1852, Hästens has handcrafted the finest beds from its atelier in Köping, Sweden. Every Hästens bed is handmade using only premium sustainable natural materials and techniques handed down through six generations. Hästens is available in 36 countries, and with more than 200 partners in Europe, Asia and the Americas, this once-modest family business has grown to become a global manufacturer, retailer and Royal Purveyor of premium beds. From the day Hästens made their first bed, natural materials have always played a fundamental role. In 1852 cotton, horsetail hair, wool and flax were superior to other materials and, surprisingly, even today... that remains the case. And, then as it is now, the best way to craft using these materials is by hand. This tradition of hand craftsmanship gives our bed makers a deeply-rooted understanding and mastery of both their art, and the natural materials that are so crucial to its consolidation. In 2017 Hästens announced a ground-breaking design collaboration with the Swedish design duo Bernadotte & Kylberg. The collaboration, in which the Hästens signature blue check has been completely reimagined, consists of the new Appaloosa and Marwari beds, both of which use the construction of the Hästens 2000T bed. This collaboration marks the first time that the Hästens iconic blue check has been reimagined. Hästen is one of the sponsors for the grand Lucia raffle, offering luxurious down boots, sleepwear, and slippers. The Swedish Chamber is very grateful for the donation that is for the benefit of War Child Holland.
Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the Netherlands is part of War Child’s effort to achieve a huge Lucia Celebration promotion for the benefit of War Child  
This year, War Child Sweden is trying to connect as many Lucia Celebrations as possible for the awareness and help for children living in war zones and to become a light in the dark for those children who need our help. The Swedish Chamber in the Netherlands is very pleased to collaborate with War Child with the exclusive Lucia Raffle at the Swedish Chamber of Commerce Lucia Dinner on December 15, 2017. The Swedish Chamber of Commerce cordially thank the following companies for their generous contributions to our Lucia Raffle prize table! For more information about how your company can contribute please contact  
Swedish Chamber Export Prize Award 2017!
Swedish Chamber Export Prize Award 2017
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the Netherlands, The Embassy of Sweden and Business Sweden are very proud to announce the winner of the Swedish Chamber Export Prize 2017. The Swedish Chamber Export Prize aims to strengthen the Swedish-Dutch business relations and has been awarded since 2012 to Swedish related companies in the Netherlands which fulfills the following criteria: Nominated Companies Should
  1. Have a Swedish mother company
  2. Meet high standards of Innovation and Sustainability in their operations
  3. Be able to show a positive development of export and trade with the Netherlands during the past three years
  4. Have a solid financial base and positive performance in the Dutch market
  5. Not have been rewarded with the Export Prize for the past 5 years
  The Swedish Chamber Export Prize 2017 is awarded to:
"Klarna B.V represented in the Netherlands has been awarded the Swedish Chamber Export Prize for being one of the second largest companies within payments methods on the Dutch market. During Klarna’s vast growth in the past two years, the company has been granted a full banking license enabling the possibility to broaden its product portfolio for customers and merchants. The recently announced partnership with PPRO Group allows eCommerce businesses to improve conversion rates and provide a fast and smooth checkout process across Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, and the United Kingdom."
This year, for the first time, the Jury has decided to award a Swedish newcomer to the Dutch market to encourage small and medium enterprises with an impact on the Dutch market. The Swedish Chamber Newcomer Export Prize is awarded to:
"Daloc AB represented in the Netherlands has been awarded the Swedish Chamber Export Prize for their innovative and sustainable products and productions methods that are carefully selected to support a strong and ecologically sustainable society. Daloc’s products meet the customer's requirements in terms of function and environmental aspects. Designs and manufacturing methods are selected to minimize the impact on the environment. Daloc has found a first-mover advantage in the Dutch market with their home Security Doorsets that remains airtightness much longer than wooden doors and therefore causes a massive energy win over a longer period of time."
  Award Ceremony takes place at the Swedish Chamber of Commerce Lucia Dinner & Dance on December 15, 2017   Members of the Jury: H.E. Ambassador of Sweden, Mr. Per Holmström Mr. Ehsan Turabaz, Swedish Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Tomas Korseman, Business Sweden For more information: Swedish Chamber of Commerce Business Sweden
Grand Christmas Raffle for the benefit of War Child Holland!
War Child works toward a world in which no child’s life is torn apart by war. Armed conflict is a reality for millions of children today. War Child is committed to supporting these children to overcome their experiences, and have a real chance at a better future. Children and young people have the right to grow up free from fear and violence, to develop to their full potential and contribute to a peaceful future – for themselves and for their communities. War Child believes no child should be part of war. Ever. Join the Christmas raffle at the Lucia Dinner & Dance, on December 15, and help War Child to make a lasting impact by protecting children from violence and offering psychosocial support and education. Last year the Swedish Chamber had a fantastic Christmas raffle where the guests and companies donated amazing contributions for the benefit of War Child Holland. The Swedish Chamber has already received a few exclusive contributions from for example Hotels van Oranje and Mackmyra Whiskey! Would you or your company like to contribute to the Christmas raffle and support War Child? Contact us at