Welcome to The Hague!

 

The Netherlands: Gateway to Europe

The Netherlands is always open for business. A highly skilled and flexible workforce and favorable tax regulations make the Netherlands a hotspot for international companies. Our well-connected, tech-savvy, and open-minded society is a natural testbed for innovation. If you succeed in the Netherlands, chances are you’ll conquer the planet next!

Start in the Netherlands! A small country of 17 million people, the Netherlands is the size of some major cities, with The Hague conveniently located just south of Amsterdam. Plus, the city sits on the North Sea. Want to dine al fresco at the beach? Just hop on a bike or take public transportation and let the salt air give you a breath of fresh air!

 

Reasons to start in The Netherlands

 

 

The Netherlands

The Dutch startup ecosystem has a lot to offer you as a founder. Think of the Netherlands as a vibrant country that’s home to top-notch investors, cutting-edge technology, and talent. Here are just five (5) reasons to start your company in the Netherlands (NFIA, 2018):

  1. You can't beat our location. We're no island. We're on the Continent, close to Europe's 500 million consumers, and close to all your potential business partners.
  2. Our infrastructure is first class. Our world-class airport in Amsterdam, top-ranked seaports, and high-speed road, rail, and broadband networks are second to none.
  3. We are fluent in English. 90%+ of Dutch speak English and many people are multilingual.
  4. We have an awesome business climate. Just ask Uber, Cisco, Danone, Dow, Tesla, Heinz, Huawei, Netflix, Siemens, and hundreds of other multinationals thriving in Holland.
  5. We roll out the orange carpet. We offer free-of-charge, confidential services to make starting up, rolling out, and expanding your company in the Netherlands very easy.

 

The Hague

The Hague not only has an extremely favorable business climate with its international community, it is also a great location for expats to live. It is the only major Dutch city that is located just 10 minutes by public transport to the beach  (North Sea), and you can reach Amsterdam, Rotterdam, and Utrecht within 45 minutes

The Hague Tech offers an (international) innovation community, and is located next to Central Station, in the heart of the central business district.

The Hague is the seat of the Dutch government and many international corporations, active in a wide variety of industries, such as IT & Telecom, Insurance, Energy & Renewables and Security, are located in and around the city.