About the AABC

The Amsterdam American Business Club is a professional networking organization whose main purpose is to help improve business contacts between Dutch and American companies in and around Amsterdam. Consisting primarily of American and Dutch business people, the club also includes a broad variety of nationalities and professional backgrounds.

Founded more than 30 years ago in 1983, the Amsterdam American Business Club was meeting informally even before that. With nearly 1000 members and Interested Parties the AABC is the professional network club for making and maintaining business contacts in an enjoyable, informal setting. We organize over 11 events each year at great locations in and around Amsterdam.

The AABC is governed by our board of directors that consists of many talented individuals of various backgrounds and talents. Our board and committee members serve the AABC on a voluntary basis and all strive to enhance the AABC experience for our members, sponsors and interested parties.

Board Members

President Treasurer Secretary Sponsorship Membership Events Marketing Legal Webmaster Club Liaison Honorary Board Member Honorary Board Member

Dennis Cowles

Dennis has been involved with the AABC for more than 15 years and is currently the president of the club. Professionally he is the Director of Dutch Connections, a business consultancy organization which provides services to national and international companies in the areas of start-up management and marketing.
Contact Dennis at: chairman@aabc.nl
“Stay open to opportunity — you never know where your next important connection will be made.”

Special Committee Members


Carol Govaert
Club Photographer


Kirsten Van Rijn
Club Website Committee


Noa Rawlinson
Club Audit Committee


Fred Reich
Club Audit Committee