Most European markets can be reached within 1 – 3 days by regular road transport. We present six reasons why our region is the best gateway to Europe:.
11 of 15 transatlantic sea cables come ashore in the Netherlands, connecting directly to the AMS-IX
Reach 170 million consumers within 500 km, and 244 million consumers within 1000 km
The port handled 469 million tonnes of goods in 8,194,232 containers in 2018.
29,646 sea vessels and 105,000 inland vessels visited the port
1,72 million tonnes of cargo handled
327 direct destinations from Schiphol
71,1 million passengers went through Schiphol
Internet speed is amongst the highest in the world and we are home to the 2nd largest internet exchange in the world
The World Economic Forum ranks our port infrastructure the best in Europe and 3rd in the world
Our highly digitised and flexible customs service saves time and money
Germany, France and the UK are within a day’s reach from the Netherlands.
The total GDP of the EU is € 15.6 trillion, compared to USA’s € 21.4 trillion and China’s € 14,3 trillion.
The total GDP of the EU is € 17.3 trillion, compared to USA’s € 19.4 trillion and China’s € 12.2 trillion.
Cargo reaches its destination faster and more efficiently through the Port of Rotterdam thanks to our excellent rail, road, waterway and short sea connections. It’s your ideal point of entry to all European markets.
Europe’s largest seaport is the first and last Port of Call for most shipping lines and handles 469 million tonnes of cargo annually. It’s no surprise that the Dutch port infrastructure tops the WEF ranking.
This world-class airport with the largest hub connectivity in Europe connects your business directly to 326 locations worldwide.
Schiphol handles 1.75 million tonnes of cargo annually, reaching 31 direct freight destinations.
The world’s 2nd largest Internet Exchange, AMS-IX.
Over 200 datacenters, with 15% annual market growth.
The world’s best broadband with 96% penetration.
Without exaggeration we are the world’s most connected country.
Effortlessly connect your customers and team to your services through our state-of-the-art, 100% digital, advanced fiber-optic network.
Our region consistently ranks at the top of international indices on logistics & infrastructure. The World Economic Forum values our infrastructure as best in Europe and 3rd worldwide. On the World Bank’s Logistics Performance Index we rank number 2.
Our rail, road and waterway connections provide excellent connections to major international logistics hubs and the major European Markets. The Netherlands is the world’s most connected country (DHL)
Our customs service is efficient and flexible, ready to discuss the specific needs of your business so you can access the European Markets fast. The Netherlands tops the index of the UN Global Survey on Trade Facilitation. On the World Bank’s efficiency of customs clearance index, we hold the fourth position.
The Dutch VAT Deferment system discharges the need for actual VAT payments for goods imported into the EU. More info here.
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