After several delays in my flights to Amsterdam, I met the manufacturing trade representative for Pennsylvania, Nadine Spath. Traveling from PA, I was expecting the same cold weather in the Netherlands but I was met with delightfully warm 45° rainy weather. Ms. Spath arranged for me to meet with Hans van der Doelen, who owned a showroom, which was located in the delightful town of Boxtel. It was a treat to meet with Hans as well as his son and discuss the many complexities of the “kitchen” business. After several cups of coffee we then had to hurry off to our next appointment with Mark Iesberts, Director of `De Keuken Designers`, a buying organization of 23 kitchen designers and producers in the Netherlands. Mark gave me a detailed look into the some of the challenges facing the Dutch market which included current design trends, purchasing procedures and market trends. Before Mark gave me a tour of his 1,350 m² kitchen show room, I was privileged to see some interesting statistics, which further defined the Dutch Market as well as the Dutch consumer. I am very excited about working with Mark to explore the feasibility of marketing our cabinetry in the European market.