Competitive international Business climate
Rotterdam is more than just a port. Maritime and industrial cultures are deeply rooted in the city itself. Top office locations offer companies plenty of opportunities to launch new business initiatives.
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Great Business center
Many large international companies have already established in their (European) headquarters or shared services centres in Rotterdam. The city however also has plenty smaller businesses and trading companies. Rotterdam also boasts a comprehensive and highly competitive range of (international) companies active in the fields of banking, accountancy, consultancy, engineering and telecommunications.
Rotterdam is well-connected to the closely-knit national network or motorways and has its own airport. In additions Amsterdam Schiphol International Airport is only a 50 minute drive away. And of course, Rotterdam is optimally accessible by train; it is on the European High Speed railway network for comfortable passenger transport to and from Brussels, Paris and Frankfurt and beyond.
Attractive living and working environment
Rotterdam’s dynamic social and cultural infrastructure makes foreign companies feel right at home. Housing is affordable and attractive. The city has a wide array of international schools for education in, among other languages English, Japanese and Korean. The Dutch population is internationally orientated and multilingual, with English being widely spoken as a second language.
The tax environment in the Netherlands is moderate. What’s more, the region has a highly productive and skilled labour force.
Rotterdam has its own college for higher economic education, a marine college, a technical college and, last but not least, a university that is internationally renowned. Knowledge has become a key Rotterdam product: Rotterdam Brainport!