Are you looking for the right place to locate your innovative company? Whether you’re in need of specific R&D activities, or ready to springboard into the European market, TopDutch is the green, talented and digital region for your next business development. Find out more about our economy, key industries and what we can do for you.
From large, established multinationals all the way to the hottest new start-ups, the TopDutch region draws in global businesses as a result of our purpose-driven, people-powered ecosystems, our competitive financial and fiscal environment, and our green, digital and talented business culture.
We’re a small country but a big economic player. We have the 6th largest economy in the EU, despite being only 23rd in size.
However, we’re not resting on our laurels. We’re growing our region’s economy with a focus on green and digital innovation and talent development, because we know that is the key to the future.
The Netherlands is the world’s most connected country. Our excellent physical infrastructure, strategic location and super-fast internet helps us stay globalized.
Our world-renowned knowledge institutions produce internationalized and specialized fresh talent every year, and join the workforce to add to the talent pool ranked no.5 in the world.
Ninety percent of us are fluent in English, and many in other languages. Our workforce has a great understanding of the global market. And we still manage to maintain an excellent work/life balance.
We’re 6th globally in terms of tax competitiveness. Not only do we have one of the most competitive corporate income tax rates in Europe, but we also provide good fiscal incentives that allows businesses to bring in great international talent.
We are leading in developing green and digital solutions for global economic, social and ecological challenges. Innovation is aided by our open, no-nonsense and internationalized attitude. So much, in fact, we’re no.2 on the global innovation index.
Quality of life
Our strong business environment helps us succeed career-wise, but also the region’s culture of work/life balance, relatively low cost of living and focus on healthy ageing adds together to make our citizens the 5th happiest in the world.
What are we good at?
In 1959, TopDutch discovered the world’s 9th and Europe’s 2nd largest natural gas field right under their feet. Together with naturally large reserves of sodium and natrium chloride...Read more
We enjoy an abundance of fresh and mineral water. However, located below sea-level and having a wet climate, in the Netherlands we’ve also always had a struggle with water, steering us towards...Read more
As a small, densely populated country, the Dutch were driven to optimize their agricultural yield, whilst still being committed to sustainable agriculture. Realizing unparalleled yields and becoming...Read more
The Dutch invented the CD and DVD, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Python. Today, we form a digitally savvy society, being highly educated, wealthy and enjoying excellent internet access. Our open...Read more
Life sciences & health
As a wealthy and prosperous country with an inclusive culture, it’s no surprise we have high standards when it comes to taking care of our people. The Dutch healthcare system has become the...Read more
TopDutch is energy. Located on Europe’s largest natural gas reserve, the TopDutch region is the main energy provider for the Netherlands and large parts of Western Europe. Today, the main...Read more
How can we help you?
Everyone needs a little helping hand now and again. Through NV NOM, we’re ready to help you with every stage of the process in (re)locating your business to the TopDutch region. Whether that be that you’d just like to know a little more about the TopDutch opportunities for your specific industry, all the way to finding and helping you set up your new site.
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