Cities and the Dutch Touch

Amsterdam has its canals and famous museums. Rotterdam has one of the largest ports in the world and stunning architectural buildings. The Hague houses the Peace Palace and the Dutch government. And Utrecht has the 112.5 metre high Dom Tower, the tallest church tower in the Netherlands. But apart from the tourist attractions in the four major cities, the Netherlands have a lot more to offer.

At the 2017 JCI World Congress, we would like to show JCI members from around the world the Dutch Touch, the way our people and our institutions make the best of our country. From living together in major and minor cities, to using our natural resources like wind and gas. From our constant fight with the sea and waterways, to our innovative ways to live on land below sea level. From taking care of our elder or weaker people, to doing business nationally and internationally. With the Dutch Touch we want to show the way we celebrate life!


Amsterdam, with its 800,000 inhabitants, is a city with a highly individual atmosphere, generated largely by its beautiful canals, its sense of energy and purpose, its cultural treasures and its opportunities for recreation and entertainment. [read more]


Rotterdam is a young, dynamic, international city with a passionately beating heart. The city keeps reinventing itself at a rapid pace while continuously redefining and expanding its already impressive skyline. [read more]

The Hague

The Hague is truly the international city of peace and justice. For more than 150 years The Hague has been at the heart of the most important international meetings in the world. As the second UN city in the world, The Hague is a place where leaders meet every day to tackle global challenges. [read more]


Utrecht is the beating heart of the Netherlands. A city with an unparalleled vitality. A medieval city center small enough to explore on foot. Large enough to enjoy world class festivals, modern architecture, trendy shops and interesting museums for days on end. [read more]