About us


The Circle, for Dutch Business in Barcelona, was founded in 1969 and soon became one of the most dynamic international business associations in Spain, currently with around sixty active members.


Third Thursday of the month: The Circle night

Every month The Circle organises meetings with renowned speakers. These events mostly take place during the evening and include a networking drink, presentation and dinner. We always do our best to positively surprise the attendees. Since last year for example, we give young entrepreneurs the opportunity to introduce themselves and present their ideas. Some meetings are organised during the day, such as a lunch, and sometimes partners are invited as well. Would you like to try it out? Register as a guest at an upcoming event.


From politics to sports

In recent years, we’ve welcomed speakers like the political journalist Paul Jansen from the Dutch newspaper de Telegraaf, top designer Piet Hein Eek, the Catalan politician Oriol Junqueras and Heleen Crielaard, head Sponsorship at De Rabobank.


Different venues

In addition to our permanent location at Hotel Gallery, we also host events at other venues. During the Swimming World Championships, we visited the facilities on Montjuïc; last year we went to the industrial Port de Barcelona and we celebrated our 45th anniversary in the well-known restaurant La Venta on Tibidabo. We also host a sailing event every September in Sitges, which has become a popular tradition.


Members of The Circle are sometimes invited to events organised by other business associations, companies and institutions.


Do you want to receive more information about The Circle? Contact us.