Dutch investments in Saxony-Anhalt

Particularly the geographical location and outstanding logistical connection makes Saxony-Anhalt is sought-after partner for the Netherlands.

There are direct connections for all traffic routes. Saxony-Anhalt is currently the East-German Bundesland with the largest proportion of direct Dutch investment. Dutch investors have at least a 51 percent share in 151 Saxony-Anhalt companies.

Successful investments of companies from the Netherlands in Saxony-Anhalt

The trade in goods between Saxony-Anhalt and the Netherlands

Since the year 2000, the funded dutch companies in Saxony-Anhalt have invested about 300 million Euros and created and saved about 2000 jobs.

In the year 2016, goods worth approximately 942 million Euros were exported from Saxony-Anhalt to the Netherlands. This is equivalent to a 6,3 percent share of Saxony-Anhalt's total exports, holding the 5th place in the export ranking of Saxony-Anhalt. The leading groups of export goods included foodstuffs, pharmaceutical products and semi-finished chemical products. The Netherlands imported products with an approximate value of 1,2 billion Euros to Saxony-Anhalt, occupying  4th position within the ranking of import countries. The Netherlands primarily exported plastics and plastics products as well as semi-finished chemical products.

Saxony-Anhalt and the Netherlands: Strong trading partners

For Holland, Germany has long been one of the most important trading partners. Saxony-Anhalt has a particular significance for the Netherlands: Prince Johann Georg II of Anhalt-Dessau married Oranien Princess Henriette Catharina in 1659. In the following years, close cultural and economic contacts developed. The city and castle of Oranienbaum were built for Catharina from 1663 in accordance with the plans of Dutch architect Cornelius Ryckwaert. And there is a further Dutch – Saxony-Anhalt root. Juliana, one of the founders of the house of Oranien and ancestor of the royal house of the Netherlands, was born in the Harz region. She first caught sight of the Schloss Stolberg in 1506 and lived there until her 13th year. Even today, her oldest son, Wilhelm von Oranien, is highly distinguished in our neighbouring country as the “Father of the Fatherland” – among other reasons because he freed the Netherlands from Spanish rule in the 16th century.

Further information:

Visit to the Netherlands: Saxony-Anhalt's Prime Minister Dr. Reiner Haseloff wants to expand Saxony-Anhalt's successes in economic and tourism contacts (May 19th, 2015)

Saxony-Anhalt's Prime Minister Dr. Reiner Haseloff promotes the Reformation and Bauhaus Jubilee in The Hague (October 5th, 2016)

> Exhibition "Bauhaus Dessau – Branding Rotterdam" in the prestigious Chabot Museum in Rotterdam (from October 8th, 2016, to February 19th, 2017

> Netherland’s King and Queen, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander and Her Majesty Queen Máxima, visit Thuringia, Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt from Tuesday 7 to Friday 10 February, 2017