ICSC: International Council of Shopping Centers


The Dutch Council of Shopping Centers


The DCSC is a non-profit association for all enterprises and institutions involved in shopping centers and the shopping center industry. The strength of the DCSC lies in its neutral and independent position within the retail real estate branch. DCSC holds more than 500 members, from over 240 companies, mainly in the sectors development, management, investment, consulting, government and retail.

Members can meet one another, exchange information and study national and international trends and developments during DCSC organized activities. Since the founding in 1986, DCSC has become a platform of stature in the areas of retail, real estate, and town & country planning.

By strategic repositioning DCSC will fulfill another important role in the sector over the coming years, as a natural authority. DCSC will mainly focus on dynamics in the following three areas:

  • (R)evolution in Retail
  • The cooperation between parties in the Dutch shopping landscape.
  • The consumer and consumer behaviour.

Activities DCSC:

  • visiting new projects and developments
  • expert meetings on special topics
  • study trips
  • taskforces on actual trends
  • free access to digital knowledge center
  • annual award show
  • annual marketing award
  • New Generation program 

Questions about Dutch shopping centers:

The DCSC does not provide detailed statistics about Dutch shopping centers.
There are two companies we regularly refer to for such information:

  • Strabo www.strabo.nl
    Strabo is specialized in visitor- and inhabitant research for professionals in commercial and non-commercial real estate in the Netherlands. They hold unique databases with solid market information.
  • Locatus www.locatus.nl
    Locatus collect and sell information about retail and retail property in the Netherlands in aid of investors, retailers, public authorities or manufacturers. They can provide you with up-to-date information on 440.000 retail outlets in the Benelux.

Asking your question:

If you have a question, please feel free to contact the secretariat.

NRW, (Dutch Council of Shopping Centers)
Godebaldkwartier 64
T: +31 (30) 231 37 54