Rotterdam is a capital of commercial services
Rotterdam means business! Thanks to our excellent port, our 400 years experience in trade and our can do mentality, Rotterdam is the trading capital in the Netherlands. Rotterdam occupies a leading position worldwide in the field of port related commercial services, which is not surprising. If you really want to get things done, our city is the place to be.
Close to your customer
Rotterdam's technological innovative port and accompanying port related activities make up the largest industrial cluster in the Netherlands. This means numerous potential customers for you. Energy companies, chemical companies, logistics companies, maintenance companies and terminals… What they need is the high-quality specialist knowledge of professional service providers.
Rotterdam has the largest concentration of Advanced Producer Services within continental Europe. So, a leading position worldwide in the field of port related commercial services: logistics services, business offices, law, insurance, insurance mediation, shipping financing and merchant banking and more. The uniqueness of the port combined with Advanced Producer Services gives Rotterdam its ‘smart port’ image.
Affordable representative top locations
Our local government dedicates itself to accessibility, infrastructure and representative top locations (also small-scale). Compared to other large metropolitan areas, Rotterdam has an excellent price-to-quality ratio with respect to real estate.
Highly skilled personnel
Internationally renowned knowledge institutions such as the Erasmus University Rotterdam and the Rotterdam School of Management and the Delft University of Technology ensure a steady flow of highly trained and skilled personnel.