Setting up a business in the port

Your point of contact for advice on property and development

Searching for a site in the port as business location for your company? The Port of Rotterdam has many warehousing, plot, commercial space and office space options.

Various areas have also been designated for development including Maasvlakte Distribution Park West, Waalhaven and Dordrecht Inland Seaport.

  • Information about the entire range of possibilities for establishing businesses in the port
  • Assistance in finding suitable office space, business premises and other property in the port
  • Expert guidance during the process of setting up
  • Advice on preconditions such as permits and facilities

René Schmitt, Sales Manager Real Estate, about one of Port of Rotterdam's most prominent real estate projects: RDM Rotterdam. “The Port Authority is looking for builders and contractors who use the Rotterdam approach: parties that have guts, are innovation-minded and don’t talk about it, but do it.

Office space

Office space varies from large-scale locations to individual offices and from temporary solutions to long-term business locations. The options for storage space, parking and additional facilities are also diverse.

Commercial accommodation RDM Rotterdam

RDM Rotterdam is the innovation showcase of the Rotterdam port area, where technology is presented in an attractive way. The former Rotterdamsche Droogdok Maatschappij (RDM) shipyard offers space for companies, education and research. This is supplemented by a wide range of commercial and cultural events, ensuring that dynamism and energy prevail in the RDM site.

In the Innovation Dock, RDM Rotterdam offers workspace for product development in the form of flexible plots in an open trade fair layout. The plots can be hired in units from 50m², for a minimum period of 6 months. The lessee can have the plot equipped with workplace units, storage areas and fencing as required.

Maasvlakte Plaza

Maasvlakte Plaza is a large-scale truck park equipped with all modern facilities for drivers and trucks on Maasvlakte 2. The multi-functional building offers space for entrepreneurs, catering establishments and offices. There are also six plots available for truck-related companies.

Office space in Port City

The Port City office complex, developed by the Port Authority, is located on a filled-in strip in Waalhaven basin. The spaces are equipped with all conveniences. Port City offers businesses and organisations a convenient, accessible and unique work location close to the terminals.
The first three buildings are now operational and a fourth building is currently being developed. For more information about the options of relocating in Port City IV, please contact Cushman & Wakefield.

Explore the port in 360˚

Viewing over 42 kilometres of port area from your desk: you can do this in Europe’s largest port. In collaboration with Skycap, the Port of Rotterdam Authority is launching Port360: a virtual tour through the port of Rotterdam. The way to explore the port in an innovative way.


For further questions about setting up a business in the port, please contact:

Real Estate
Ria Hoogendoorn
Business Manager Real Estate
+31 (0)10 252 1247
Gwendy Vink
Real Estate Manager
+31 (0)10 252 1735
Robert Boonk
Real Estate Developer
+31 (0)10 252 1549

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