Strategically located at Europe’s front door, the Netherlands provides access to 95% of Europe’s most lucrative consumer markets within 24 hours of Amsterdam or Rotterdam.
Ranked No. 1 on DHL’s Global Connectedness Index, the Netherlands has a competitive international climate and is home to 8,000+ foreign companies. In fact, 50% of Dutch GDP is derived internationally.
Ranked No. 2 in the world for overall logistics performance, the Netherlands is home to world-class seaports, centrally located airports, an extensive network of roads and highways and the 2nd highest quality broadband network in Europe.
With a competitive statutory corporate income tax rate in Europe—25% (20% on the first €200,000)—the Dutch fiscal climate has a number of attractive features for international companies.
A model of efficiency and dedication, Holland’s highly educated workforce sets the pace for European productivity in a wide range of capabilities. Plus, 90% of Dutch are fluent in English—the lingua franca of international business, science and technology.
Ranked No. 5 in the EU on the 2016 European Innovation Scorecard, the Netherlands is home to an attractive test market, adaptive consumers and an open culture. As one of the world’s most multicultural hubs for creative talent, Holland is, simply put, a great place to bring ideas to life.
Fueled by world-class research institutes and public-private partnerships between academia, industry and government, the Netherlands also has a rich tradition of looking across borders to advance growth of its thriving Agrifood, IT, Chemicals, High Tech Systems, Life Sciences & Health, Creative and other sectors.
Ranked as the 6th happiest place on earth by the World Happiness Report, the Netherlands has a high standard of living with a lower cost of living than most European countries.