Dutch
Business Council
Korea

We provide network opportunities for entrepreneurs and companies who need business support or advice.
We offer our members a platform for networking and social interaction through regular meetings and events.

DBCK corporate members

Dutch
Business Council
Korea

We provide network opportunities for entrepreneurs and companies who need business support or advice.
We offer our members a platform for networking and social interaction through regular meetings and events.

DBCK corporate members

Dutch
Business Council
Korea

We provide network opportunities for entrepreneurs and companies who need business support or advice.
We offer our members a platform for networking and social interaction through regular meetings and events.

DBCK corporate members

The Dutch Business Council Korea (DBCK)

Membership of the DBCK is for every person who works in a Dutch business affiliate in Korea and all other Dutch people who work in Korea.

Working and living in Korea can be a challenge, professionally and privately. However, it can also be stimulative, gratifying, and rewarding. In that regard, having the right contacts, introductions and friends can be quite helpful. It is good to have the opportunity to share one’s thoughts and experiences with compatriots, particularly if they are from different backgrounds and industry sectors.

The Dutch Business Council Korea offers its members a platform for networking and social interaction through regular meetings and events. Regularly guest speakers are invited, company visits are organized or special events may be the occasion for a gathering.

In addition, the Board of DBCK will provide those who have inquiries about working and/or living in Korea with contacts and introductions where possible and appropriate. In particular young entrepreneurs, settlers or enthusiasts will be supported if and where possible.

The Board welcomes any Dutch national working in Korea or any non-Dutch national working for a Dutch company or joint venture to join.

Do you want to know more about the DBCK or are you interested in becoming a member?
Please send us an email: info@dbckorea.org and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible. 

Upcoming Activities

DBCK Hamel Drink / 23-24 Season Closing

The time of the year has come that we are moving towards the end of the 2023-2024 event season!
Due to the great success last June at Sauce in Yongsan, we are pleased to inform you we will be returning there this year for the Hamel Drink! This event will be a joint event together with the Hamel Club. We look forward to seeing many of you there and catch up before we enter the smoldering Korean summer.

Event Details:

  • Date: Friday 21st June
  • Time: 18:00 – 21:00
  • Dresscode: Business/Smart Casual
  • Location: Sauce Bar & Restaurant, 238 Noksapyeong-daero, Yongsan, Seoul (Link
  • Fee: DBCK Private & Corporate members free, Non-members & Hamel Club members 30,000 KRW

Please RSVP via the form on this link, so we can prepare food and drinks accordingly: LINK.

There is limited parking around Sauce, but if you wish to come by car you can park here until midnight: LinkWe hope to do a lucky draw at the end of the night, so if you have any ideas for gift sponsorships, please reach out to us. Gift sponsors who are non-members, receive a free entrance for the event! With that we hope to have a great showing again this year and look forward to welcoming you on Friday 21st June.

Past Activities

Kings Night 26 April

Kingsnight 2024

Kings Night or Koningsnacht in Dutch, is the lively prelude to Koningsdag (King’s Day) in the Netherlands. The usual festivities include partying in an orange atmosphere. Just like on Kings Day (Koningsdag in Dutch), the color orange dominates Kings Night. Revelers dress in orange attire and the streets come alive with orange decorations and lights. 

On April 27th, The Netherlands celebrates the birthday of our King Willem-Alexander. The DBCK can proudly say that we have successfully recreated this wonderful event in South Korea! 

The DBCK teamed up with the Dutch Hamel Club and Playground Bar in Hongdae, Seoul. With beers sponsored by the generous Heineken Company and Dutch snacks sponsored by HJM Logistics we cheered together on the birthday of our King. A great night with Dutch snacks, Dutch music and laughter!

The DBCK and participants look back on a very successful event! We hope to make this a yearly tradition.

Kingsnight 2024

New Years Drink @ Glue Hotel (Blue Rain Lounge)

On January 12th of the year 2024, the DBCK members and invitees gathered at the beautiful Blue Rain Lounge at the Glue Hotel in Jongno, Seoul.

With some sponsored ice cold beers from Bierbrouwerij de Koningshoeven (La Trappe) and Heineken, we welcomed the upcoming year.

The DBCK was very pleased to welcome the Dutch Ambassador to Korea, mister Peter van der Vliet on our event. Mister Van der Vliet arrived on his post in Korea in the late summer of 2023 and our gathering offered him the opportunity to welcome a substantial part of the Dutch society residing in South Korea.

While enjoying the beverages and the food provided by the DBCK all attendants had the opportunity to network and cheer on the year ahead of us. 

Season Opener with Financial Forecast (ING Bank Korea)

On September 22nd, 2023 the DBCK organized a Season Opening at the Mondrian Hotel in Itaewon, Seoul. In the great setting of the Rumpus Bar Room the Dutch community as well as Korean nationals working for Dutch enterprises gathered and networked in a great ambiance. 

The evening started with a Financial Forecast from an experienced economist from the ING Bank Korea. 

The Dutch Business Council Korea was pleased to have the Deputy Head of Mission from the Dutch Embassy, Ms. Onny Jalink with us that day. Ms. Jalink just arrived to her new post in Korea a few weeks before our gathering. 

We look back on a successful and interesting networking event.