Netherlands

Also known as Holland, the Netherlands is one of the world’s 20 largest economies, with a fast-growing export sector, particularly in agriculture. Other key industries are chemicals, petroleum refining, technology, financial services, food processing and electrical machinery. Read more

Well-known Dutch multinationals include Heineken, Philips, TomTom, Randstad and ING, all of which are headquartered in the country’s capital, Amsterdam, plus Rotterdam-based Unilever. Thanks to the country’s attractive corporate tax rates, thousands of companies of overseas origin, including IKEA and EADS, also have their HQs or a presence in the Netherlands.

Amsterdam is a key Brexit-path location, with a number of organisations, particularly those in the financial sector, considering it as an alternative location for a European base when the UK leaves the EU.

The Hague (Den Haag) is the seat of the Dutch parliament and home to the International Court of Justice, the International Criminal Court, and a number of other leading transnational organisations. It is also the headquarters location of global oil and gas giant Royal Dutch Shell.

Other key locations for international businesses and their employees include Leiden, Eindhoven, Maastricht, Tilburg and Brainport. The Netherlands is known for the quality of life it offers expats as well as Dutch citizens, in areas that include health and well-being, education and childcare.

In this section, we bring you the latest news, articles, tools and resources to help you achieve your business objectives and goals. With contributions from specialists across the global mobility and relocation industry and the latest perspectives from regional conferences, we analyse key trends influencing the relocation and global mobility scene in the Netherlands.

We investigate the latest trends in inbound, outbound and domestic relocation – from key relocation destinations and industry sectors to immigration and talent management – as well as the full range of employee and family support topics, including residential property, serviced apartments, and education and international schools. 

HR and global managers with international assignees will find practical advice and information. There’s also plenty of support for those setting up a business or a company office in the Netherlands.

See also our Enterprise and Mobility Industry sections. For details of suppliers of international assignment and recruitment services, as well as destination services providers and relocation management companies that support businesses on the move, see our Directory. Keep informed by subscribing to our newsletters and other publications, and look out for details of our latest study tours and fact-finding missions to destinations across Europe.

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News and features

PREMIER SUITES Rotterdam: dining room and view of the city

PREMIER SUITES PLUS introduce their new location in Rotterdam

The serviced apartments sector continues to see impressive amounts of growth throughout Europe. PREMIER SUITES PLUS introduce their newest home away from home in Rotterdam.

Education

Which university is top for international university students?

Which country is top for international university students?

An annual study of 30 European countries – that aims to discover the best country choice for international students studying full-time degrees – has seen Germany placed in the top spot.
Education in the Netherlands

Education in the Netherlands

There is a range of high quality schooling on offer in the Netherlands. Education consultant Annebet Van Mameren has some advice for parents on choosing the one that best suits their child.
Kieran Earley of the British School in The Netherlands speaks with Relocate Global

How to nurture staff and students in a post-Brexit world

At a time of unprecedented global change, Kieran Earley CEO and principal of the British School in The Netherlands, tells Relocate how the school navigates Brexit and other challenges.

Short- and long-term accommodation

Corporate Housing Living interior

Corporate Housing Living's 'Falcon Living' combines location with convenience

The launch of Corporate Housing Factory's new label, Corporate Housing Living, lets medium-to-long-stay corporate internationals live more like locals.
Premier Suites living space

European based hotel operator continues UK expansion

Premier Suites Plus Glasgow is the third property opened in UK by the PREM Group over the past two years as part of a sustained expansion plan.
PREMIER SUITES Rotterdam: dining room and view of the city

PREMIER SUITES PLUS introduce their new location in Rotterdam

The serviced apartments sector continues to see impressive amounts of growth throughout Europe. PREMIER SUITES PLUS introduce their newest home away from home in Rotterdam.
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