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World Trade Center Leeuwarden
Heliconweg 52
Leeuwarden, Nederland 8914 AT



Specializing In

  • Business Services
  • Club Facilities
  • Conference Facilities
  • Exhibit Facilities/Services
  • Group Trade Missions
  • Tenant Services
  • Trade Education
  • Trade Information

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About World Trade Center Leeuwarden

Our WTC concept accommodates three independent pillars under one roof:
- WTC Leeuwarden, the link to the global WTC network;
- Expo, our exhibition complex with a surface of 45,000 m2, meeting and conference rooms, office leasing, various bars and two restaurants;
- the 4-star Westcord Hotel.

Our goals are networking, collaboration, knowledge enhancement and internationalization. We establish links, offer opportunities and make things easier for entrepreneurs by means of individual support at regional, national and international levels through our programs:
- the WTC Business Club, an excellent platform for business encounters, informative meetings and company visits;
- international promotion of emerging and leading sectors from our region;
- the WTC Business Academy;
- supporting individual companies;
- and our Matchmaking Tool.

All activities are Business to Business.

Member Benefits:

  • A global network with reciprocal privilidges
  • Coaching in export/import
  • Business trade events / seminars / company visits
  • Exexutive courses WTC Business Academy

Local Industries:

  • Healthcare & Wellness,
  • Marine: Maritime & Shipbuilding/Sporting Boats,
  • Clean Technology,
  • Agri-Business, Food & Beverage Processing, Animal Husbandry,
  • Internet Gaming,
  • Energy: Utilities & Mining,
  • Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences

Join Us

Facilities & Services


  • Conference / Exhibition Center
  • Hotel
  • Office Building / Tower
  • Seminar / Meeting Rooms
  • Temporary Office Space
  • Auditorium
  • Member / Dining Club Facility
  • Restaurant

Trade Services

  • Business Management & Professional Services
  • Group Trade Mission
  • Trade Information / Market Research
  • Trade Counseling
  • Referrals
  • Education & Knowledge Creation
  • Event Management

Our Impact


contentment of our members


contentment with our WTC Business Academy programs


contentment of our B2B partner searches

Our Team

It is our pleasure to meet you at WTC Leeuwarden, Center for export & import. Our small, dedicated team includes Evert Jan Schouwstra, as our Managing Director, Yvonne Sissing as Operations Manager, Liset Adnan-Eertman as our Information Manager, and a flexible team of interns.


Meet Our Members & Tenants


Upcoming Events

The WTC Business Club of WTC Leeuwarden is an excellent platform for business encounters, informative meetings and company visits.

The WTC Business Academy offers you multi-day Executive Courses and one-day training sessions. You receive a wealth of information about every aspect of internationalisation. The courses are presented by leading experts from universities, academies and the business world. Your knowledge of global enterprise will be enhanced by the network of the worldwide WTC organisation.

In the News


  • WTC Leeuwarden receives WTCA Sustainability Award - Wednesday, April 21, 2021 WTC Leeuwarden hosted a livestream event on how circularity makes a difference internationally. However, during this event the cooperation between WTC Leeuwarden and Circular Friesland was also confirmed and the WTCA Champions Award for sustainability... more


  • WTC Leeuwarden visits Steinfort Glas - On the 20th of September we visited with a group of 30 entrepreneurs (WTC members and guests) a real successful company in glas. Incredible to see how this company is able to offer in bulk and individual orders. Interesting to hear how they managed to come back in the market a... more

  • Friesland; Top 3 Lonely Planet - Friesland; an essential destination in Europe this year by Lonely Planet Lonely Planet’s travel experts have explored every part of Europe in search of the continent’s hotspots for 2018, and guess what! Friesland was selected as Number 3! Most people visiting the Netherla... more

  • BOOT Holland to Open Water Sport Season - All hands on deck for BOOT Holland (BOAT Holland)! Every year in February, the four halls of the WTC Exposition Center in Leeuwarden are filled with everything nautical. Over 250 stands are manned with motor boats, sailing ships, boating accessories and much more. New this yea... more

  • WTC Leeuwarden Business Club Seminar: EU General D - On February 8, WTC Leeuwarden organized a Business Club seminar on the new European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This new regulation will go into effect on May 25th, 2018. Specialists from the WTC Leeuwarden members De Boer & Egberts Law Firm, Meeús Risk Mana... more


  • WTC Leeuwarden Opens Int'l Consulting Hours - LEEUWARDEN, NETHERLANDS - World Trade Center Leeuwarden started with their first free of charge consulting hours for entrepreneurs with international ambitions in Groningen on Friday the 19th of May. The councilors Henk Deinum (Municipally of Leeuwarden) and Joost van Keulen ... more

  • MOU Signed to Grow Agricultural Trade - LEEUWARDEN, NETHERLANDS - On June the 7th, WTC Leeuwarden and WTC Harbin, representing the largest agricultural provinces of their respective countries (the Netherlands and China) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding which will see both WTCs working together to develop an... more

  • WTC Leeuwarden Visits Groningen Seaports - LEEUWARDEN, NETHERLANDS - On May 16th, 2017 we were welcomed by our member Groningen Seaports (located in the far north of the Netherlands) in order to take part of their business excursion. During this exclusive WTC Leeuwarden Business Club event, our members got to know more... more

  • WTC Leeuwarden - Northern Netherlands Goes Digital - LEEUWARDEN, NETHERLANDS - With over 100 entrepreneurs we had a great inspiring event on the 12th of May in Assen. This day we learned loads about doing business online, new developments and how to use them to expand your business and getting more insights in the questions and ... more

  • Company visit to Wifo-Anema - LEEUWARDEN, NETHERLANDS - On April 6, the doors of the company Wifo-Anema were opened for our 25 members and guests, including the mayor of Ferwerderadiel. We were warmly welcomed by Wytze Anema and Marco Holwerda in the North Frisian town Ferwert. More than half a century of... more

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World Trade Center Leeuwarden
Heliconweg 52
Leeuwarden, Nederland 8914 AT