Netherlands General Information for Doing Business in Holland

Netherlands has the 10th largest economy in the world and is ranked 16th according to Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

Why do companies prefer to doing business in the Netherlands/Holland One of the most important reasons is the highly educated, flexible and motivated workforce. In the decision on whether to locate in the Netherlands, labor costs are not a decisive factor. There are numerous favorable factors. These include the fact that employment contracts are becoming more flexible, rules for admitting knowledge workers to the Netherlands are becoming more relaxed and, last but not least, the government’s customized approach to tax facilities is a major advantage.

Furthermore, the country’s central geographical position, combined with its accessibility through excellent infrastructure and logistics services, entices numerous European, American and a growing number of Asian companies to establish their European head offices in the Netherlands. This is why more than 400 of the 500 largest companies in the world have their offices in the Netherlands.


Location Western Europe, bordering the North Sea, between Belgium and Germany
National language Dutch
Capital City Amsterdam
Seat of government The Hague
Currency Euro (EUR)
Climate Temperate; maritime; cool summer and mild winter
International dialing code +31
Internet domain .nl

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