A British historian wrote about the Dutch ‘they have the mentality of islanders, the are sea focussed.’ There is absolutely truth in this. From the late 16 th century on the Dutch sailed the earth, always looking for new possibilities and trade. For a long period in the 17 th century the Dutch and Chinese were the only ones allowed to trade freely with Japan. The Dutch adapt quickly to local standards, values and way of doing things. As we are trade and business focussed our langue and attitude is quite straight forward. This is sometimes perceived as a bit blunt like ‘what you see is what you get’. This mentality has protected the lowlands (translation of Nederlanden) from being flooded by the sea as half of the country lies below sea level. Improvise, straight forward and hands on hard work is how the Dutch managed to keep their feet dry and play an important role in the world economy, like running one of the biggest harbour in the world. At Van Luin we are rather Dutch so expect from us: we are inquisitive, straight forward, adaptive and respectful to you and your culture, quite direct in attitude and language and more important you can count on us, we walk the walk and talk the talk.