dutch strength

Location and logistics

The Gateway to Europe

The Netherlands is the most attractive European logistics location according to the Image Ranking for Transport and Logistics Services. Besides, the IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook 2016 states the Netherlands is one of the most wired countries in the world. These non-life sciences specific features are required for an attractive innovation climate.

By connecting producers and consumers worldwide, the Netherlands plays a key role in our globalised economy. Our success is based on an alignment of cutting-edge infrastructure and world-class service providers, and our coastal location at the heart of Europe.

Exemplary for our position are the Port of Rotterdam, Europe’s largest seaport and world’s 8th largest airport, Schiphol located, a major European cargo and passenger hub located in Amsterdam. Both are supported by world-class logistics service providers and an extensive network of road, rail, waterways and pipelines. Add to that the attractive tax climate and the Dutch robust supply chain due to its extensive use of IT. This powerful combination has allowed us to become the Gateway to Europe.

Did you know?
The Netherlands has one of the world’s most concentrated life sciences and health clusters! It is home to 2,500 healthcare companies and research organisations within 120 mile radius.