The perfect gateway to Europe

Why do business in the Netherlands?

You can’t beat our location. We’re close to Europe’s 500 million consumers, not to mention your business customers.

Our infrastructure is first class. Our world-class airport, top-ranked seaports and high-speed road, rail and broadband networks are second to none.

We are fluent in English. Some 90% of Dutch speak English – the language of business worldwide – and many people are multilingual.

We have an amazing business climate. Just ask BASF, Bloomberg, Cisco, Danone, Embraer, Fujifilm, GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson, Kikkoman, MarketAxess, SABIC, Tata Consultancy Services and hundreds of other multinationals thriving in the Netherlands.

The orange carpet will be rolled out. The Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency offers free, confidential services to making starting up, rolling out and expanding your company easy in the Netherlands.

Surveys carried out by the IMD, WEF, INSEAD, UNDP, and Layard & Sachs placed the Netherlands in second place. According to the WEF we are the 4th most competitive economy in the economy. They sum it up in this way: “The Netherlands maintains its position with the support of a strong education system and high levels of tech readiness among businesses and individuals. Its thriving innovation ecosystem, ranking 6th globally, puts the country in an excellent position to shape the unfolding Fourth Industrial Revolution.”

Can’t wait? Get a glimpse of the Dutch support ecosystem!

The Go Beyond program will open up opportunities for your business to get in touch with the broad ecosystem of the Netherlands. Our network consists of large ventures from different industries.