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.

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.

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.

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

Kings Night 26 April

We are happy to announce that the DBCK and Hamel Club have teamed up with Playground Bar in Hongdae to host our own Kingsday and Kingsnight event on Friday 26th of April!

The event will start at 17:00 and will officially run until 21:00 and afterwards the party will continue until late for the Kingsnight party organized and run entirely by Playground.

Setup and atmosphere will be more informal in addition to the Kingsday Reception earlier in the week, to celebrate the birthday of Dutch King, Willem-Alexander.

There is no coatroom, but there are lockers at the bar where you can keep your valuable belongings.

Here are the details for the Kingsday/Kingsnight Event:

  • Date: Friday 26 April 2024
  • Time: 17:00 – 21:00 -> Until Late Kingsnight with Playground
  • Dresscode: (Orange) Casual
  • Location: Playground Hongdae, 2F+3F, 14 Wausan-ro, 21-Gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul / (Naver link)

We will have drink promotions for all DBCK and Hamel Club members and also a special surprise welcome drink for anyone wearing orange.

There will also be lucky draw and contest and prizes for best Orange Dressed!

We look forward to welcome and see many of you there.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to let us know. 

Past Activities

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. 

LOEY Foundation 2023 – Visit Seoul

On April 20th, 2023 the Dutch Business Council Korea was invited to the residency of the ambassador on the occasion of the visit from the Leading Online Entrepreneur of the Year Foundation (LOEY).

A group of around 25 online entrepreneurs is the driving force behind the LOEY Foundation. They belong to the top online entrepreneurs and top investors in The Netherlands. LOEY participants travelled a full week through Asia and the group shared experiences and insights on leadership, innovation, technology and met with fellow entrepreneurs and high-profile companies in Korea.

A unique experience for both the Dutch Business Council Korea and the LOEY participants to meet and share experiences.