Dutch participation

People standing on different floors in building
Three windmills next to water with dark sky
icon-uniting-orange-shallow02

Uniting water, energy and food

Connecting minds for a sustainable future

In the Netherlands, companies, knowledge institutions and government organisations work together closely to create new technologies and innovations.

Come to our pavilion and learn more about why and how we do this.

icon-dutch-sustainable-solutions-orange

Dutch sustainable solutions

Businesses, government and knowledge institutions in the Netherlands are uniting water, energy and food to develop sustainable solutions. Read on to discover some of the most inspiring examples.

icon-expo-champions-o

Expo champions

Sigrid Kaag
Sigrid Kaag
Read More
“In our pavilion, we will show that by working together, businesses, government and knowledge institutes can – and will – make a difference to create a more sustainable planet.”
Ahmed Aboutaleb
Ahmed Aboutaleb
Read More
“By collaboration and connecting sectors we make a difference when it comes to a sustainable world. The Netherlands lodges great technology and knowledge!

The Netherlands' Pavilion at Expo 2020: A Biotope

The Netherlands unites water, energy and food solutions for a greener planet. Watch this video to discover how we unite water, energy and food in our pavilion.

00:01
The earth has a delicate eco-system…
00:05
Everything is connected with each other.
00:08
Water, energy, food…
00:11
They simply can’t exist without each other.
00:15
The world’s population keeps on growing.
00:18
And we are dealing with global challenges…
00:21
like water scarcity, food security and a rising demand for energy.
00:28
So becoming self-sustaining is getting more and more important.
00:33
Expo 2020 offers an exciting opportunity to drive positive change.
00:39
And this is where the Netherlands is keen to contribute.
00:43
By uniting water, energy and food…
00:46
something magical can happen.
00:49
We’ve designed a pavilion which is more a biotope than a building.
00:53
A miniature world, where the climate is controlled naturally.
00:58
Where water, energy and food are intrinsically linked.
01:03
Full of intense sensory experiences.
01:06
A pavilion that stands for openness, inventiveness and inclusion…
01:12
and for minimising our footprint.
01:16
The entire installation will be built from local resources…
01:20
and with locally rented construction materials.
01:23
After Expo 2020, all materials are given back, or will go to a new destination.
01:30
We invite you to experience these new possibilities…
01:34
So open your eyes.
01:37
Smell…
01:38
breath…
01:39
wonder.
01:41
And let your senses experience a unique sensation.
01:45
Let’s connect minds to create a better, more sustainable future.
01:50
Together.
01:51
Welcome to the Dutch Pavilion.
01:54
Find us in the ‘sustainability district.’
01:57
Dutch Dubai, Dutch Connection in the Gulf.
02:00
Uniting water, energy and food.

icon-supporting-programme-orange02

Supporting programme

There’s always something to discover at the Dutch pavilion. At our pavilion we don’t just showcase innovations in water, energy and food, but we also connect these sectors to other global topics. Discover our supporting programme, which covers a range of topics, from sports to women’s entrepreneurship.

Colourful umbrellas suspended in air

Culture

Dutch visual and performing arts, as well as buildings and design, tell the story of our country. A country that is open to collaboration and that comes up with innovative solutions.

One woman and two men talking by window with view on skyscrapers

Women´s entrepreneurship

Gender equality in business unlocks huge economic potential. Women can make a difference by developing smart solutions to global issues in water, energy and food. 

Two people playing football

Sport

The Netherlands is well-known for its love of sports. There are various initiatives promoting sustainability in the sports sector.

Group of people gathered around desk looking at laptop

Youth

Our children are the future. If we want to take sustainability seriously, we need to involve today’s youth in our ideas, policies and innovations.

Children sitting in library reading books

Education

Education is essential when it comes to raising new generations who will continue to develop sustainable solutions for global issues.

Grid of the global goals for sustainable development

SDG’s

The theme of the Dutch pavilion − uniting water, energy and food − contributes to more awareness and international cooperation in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

Related content

Close Search Window
Change font size
Contrast mode
Keep up to date

Subscribe to our newsletter

Want to keep up to date with all Dutch Dubai activities, exciting business opportunities and events? Stay tuned and sign up for our monthly newsletter now!