Rotterdam is located in the west of the Netherlands in the province of South Netherlands, with an estimated population of 614,543 (August 2013). Rotterdam is also heart of the European market with 500 million consumers. Its strategic location has made it, one of the most attractive business locations in Europe. Discover the top nine reasons to invest in Rotterdam and learn its unique qualities.
Rotterdam World Port City: Rotterdam is by far the largest port in Europe and the 5th largest port in the world.
Gateway to Europe: Rotterdam offers easy and efficient access to Europe with an excellent international and logistics infrastructure.
Enormous potential of skilled workforce: Rotterdam disposes over an enormous potential of highly qualified skilled personnel with a can-do mentality.
100% climate proof by year 2025: Rotterdam is a clean, green and sustainable world port city.
World-class medical player: Rotterdam is an important city for medical activity and scientific research.
Capital of commercial services: with 400 years of excellent port and trade experience, Rotterdam is the trading capital of the Netherlands.
City of creativity and innovation: Rotterdam has outstanding players in the creative field of serious gaming, E-learning, design and architecture.
Budget friendly real estate and housing: Rotterdam has a favorable tax environment and an excellent price to quality ratio regarding real estate and housing.
International and hospitable city: with more than 175 nationalities, Rotterdam is characterized as a vibrant international orientated city.
'Rotterdam has a very good business environment and its local government is business friendly. For that reason, and because of Rotterdam's geographical location, many multinational and medium-sized Chinese companies are located in Rotterdam.'
Caiyan Zhao, General Manager of the Rotterdam branch of the Bank of China