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rotterdam world business


Rotterdam is a young, international port city, known for its dynamism and ‘can-do’ mentality. As Europe’s biggest port and logistics hub, Rotterdam is an ideally located base for companies or organizations wishing to serve the whole of the European market. Rotterdam’s strategic location has made it one of the most attractive business locations in Europe. The city is located at the heart of the European market with 500 million consumers. Rotterdam has a strong reputation as a leading international trading centre for a rich variety of commodities, industrial goods and services. Having ‘budget-friendly’ real estate, high-speed telecommunications, a multi-lingual and highly-skilled workforce has certainly strengthened Rotterdam as a global city for world business. If you are looking for a new place to do business or want to expand your business, we say: Rotterdam is the place to be. Our city offers everything you need and the Rotterdam Investment Agency will gladly help you to find your way in and around Rotterdam.


The Rotterdam Investment Agency provides new international companies and their employees with all the advice and support they could possibly wish for, both now and in the future. The Rotterdam Investment Agency will give strong support by, first of all, organizing fact-finding trips to Rotterdam. All our expertise is at your disposal - everything from an understanding of local and Dutch business markets to in-depth information on laws and regulations. We can help you find suitable office space, industrial space, warehouses or any other facilities for your company. Our business experts will help you sort out the paperwork involved in setting up operations in Rotterdam. Your employees will receive further help and information, including introductions to business-to-business services that assist newcomers in getting settled, such as real-estate agencies, law firms, tax consultants, etc. Once your company has decided to settle in Rotterdam, the Rotterdam Investment Agency will help your business to flourish in Rotterdam, the Netherlands and Europe.

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It’s not what you know, it’s who you know. We will gladly introduce you to relevant and interesting business contacts and networks in order for your company to thrive and grow in Rotterdam. Your company will be welcomed by Rotterdam companies who’ll meet with you on a regular basis. They will assist you to find your bearings in a new environment and make you feel at home. After you have settled into our city, we will remain an important business partner, helping you and your business in any way we can. The Rotterdam Investment Agency assigns an account manager to each international company settling in Rotterdam. The account manager is your personal contact and will assist you with regard to your wishes and requirements. Your personal contact is a business expert who has knowledge of your market and culture and will be prompt and resolute in looking after your interests, company and personnel. To emphasize Rotterdam’s appreciation for the presence of both Dutch and foreign companies in Rotterdam, your company will receive invitations to regular Red Carpet Events in Rotterdam. At these events, you will have access to top-level decision makers in government and the corporate world.


Rotterdam is a great place to live, learn and work. A place where people are friendly and the diversity of cultures and lifestyles is embraced. Much attention is given to a clean, safe and green environment. The city offers a wide range of leisure activities and is a place where talent can develop. Rotterdam will pleasantly surprise entrepreneurs and expats from all over the world. Well-known for being a vibrant international logistics and business hub, Rotterdam has successfully combined its industrial heritage with modern urban culture to emerge as an exciting city that is full of life. Rotterdam makes you feel at home The Expatdesk is an integral part of the Rotterdam Investment Agency. The Expatdesk assists employees working for foreign companies to settle down in the Netherlands and solve any practical issues they may have. The Expatdesk is a ‘one stop shop’ for expats and employers in Rotterdam. For foreign companies these services form a valuable asset for their employees. Our Expatdesk will help expats easily feel at home in Rotterdam. All the services of the Rotterdam Investment Agency are free of charge and confidential.


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