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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Background and news

PREMIER SUITES PLUS new serviced apartments in Rotterdam city centre

PREMIER SUITES PLUS opens apartments in Rotterdam

Serviced apartments remain one of the most comfortable homes away from home for those on international assignment. PREMIER SUITES PLUS have opened their newest home away from home in Rotterdam.


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.
Relocate magazine summer issue 2017 International education Jerudong International School

International education: the inside track

Spring’s international education conferences were full of insights into current education and schooling issues that will be invaluable to HR, relocation professionals and relocating families.

Short- and long-term accommodation

SACO Apartments Wittenberg

New Amsterdam aparthotel combines character with modern living

The launch of SACO’s Aparthotel Wittenberg in Amsterdam reflects the agility of serviced apartment providers in meeting business traveller and relocation demand as Brexit moves gather momentum. Fiona Murchie was there.
Berlin city centre

Which European cities have confidence of real estate investors?

Which cities in Europe are investors most interested in? Investors confidence in real estate has broken through to have a far more optimistic outlook throughout Europe, suggests new research.

Amsterdam boasts new serviced apartment in historical monument

A serviced apartment with a creative twist situated within Amsterdam opens to the public. The Yays Crane Apartment is open to stay in from the start of 2018.
Premier Suites Rotterdam Netherlands web campaign 2017Premier Suites Rotterdam Netherlands web campaign 2017
Relocate magazine winter issue 2017Relocate magazine winter issue 2017
Relocate global guide to International Education & Schools 2017 editionRelocate global guide to International Education & Schools 2017 edition
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