Netherlands - Organizations

The Netherlands possesses numerous and varied organizations. Learned societies include the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences, the Royal Antiquarian Society, the Netherlands Anthropological Society, the Historical Association, the Royal Netherlands Geographical Society, and similar bodies in the fields of botany, zoology, philology, mathematics, chemistry, and other sciences. The Royal Netherlands Association for the Advancement of Medicine, the General Netherlands Society for Social Medicine and Public Health, and the Netherlands Association for Psychiatry and Neurology are some of the organizations active in the field of medicine. The International Statistical Institute is based in the Netherlands.

In the arts, there are such groupings as the Society for the Preservation of Cultural and Natural Beauty in the Netherlands, the Society of Netherlands Literature, the St. Luke Association, the Society for the Advancement of Music, the Royal Netherlands Association of Musicians, and national societies of painters, sculptors, and architects. The Netherlands Center of the International Association of Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists (PEN), the Netherlands Branch of the International Law Association, and the Netherlands Foundation for International Cooperation are among the organizations active internationally in their fields.

Associations established on the basis of economic interests include the Federation of Netherlands Industries, the Netherlands Society for the Promotion of Industry and Commerce, the Federation of Christian Employers in the Netherlands, the National Bankers Association, and chambers of commerce in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, and other cities.

National youth organizations include the Evangelical Students of the Netherlands, Dutch United Nations Student Association, Youth Organization for Freedom and Democracy, The Netherlands Scouting Association, and YMCA/YWCA. There are a numerous sports associations for all ages. Women's organizations include Netherlands Association for Women's Interests, Women's Work and Equal Citizenship and the Netherlands Council of Women.

International organizations with national chapters include Amnesty International, Defence for Children International, Greenpeace International, and the Red Cross.

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Steven Ssenyonjo
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Aug 24, 2009 @ 3:03 am
Thank you so much.

In need of getting in contacts with Netherland organizations helping needy children and youth in their education through sponsorship programmes in East Africa.
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Feb 12, 2010 @ 3:03 am
Please could you please help me to know how did netherlands helped the education in Malawi?
Please reply me as soon as possible!
Thank you,
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Jul 4, 2010 @ 11:11 am
We are interested To be in touch with Dutch individuals and organisations helping vulnerable children
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May 15, 2011 @ 5:05 am
am looking for minded persons and organizations from Netherlands to partner with my organization in Kenya.For more information contact us at
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May 19, 2011 @ 7:07 am
Thank you so much. For some time now, the youth in Uganda have become vulnerable to unemployment and end up on streets begging. Iam a concerned youth who has not stop promoting youth humanitarian activities. At this point in time we are stuck on how we can build a youth center in Bushenyi district. Please if any good willed persons and organisations from the Netherlands are willing to take up this project. We will be grateful. You will have changed lives of over, 1000,000 youths who live in poverty, without any income and education. Thank you so much
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Jan 18, 2013 @ 2:02 am
Am looking where to visit while in Netherlands(Teams training camp,churches and organizations which are non profits.
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Feb 7, 2020 @ 3:03 am
I teach Dutch In Kenya and I would like to know how does some reach the organizations support.

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