DISCOVER ROTTERDAM.

The most competitive region for your maritime business

ALWAYS A STEP AHEAD

Rotterdam is the home port of one of the most complete and competitive maritime clusters in the world. The place-to-be for freight forwarders, ship owners, traders, investors and maritime businesses that want to grow, innovate and above all lead the way in digitisation and the energy transition. Because everything is available and nearby in this region, you are always a step ahead of the competition. Discover more

The Maritime ecosystem

Rotterdam.

‘SIMPLY’ THE NICEST CITY TO LIVE IN.

Foreign media often glowingly refer to Rotterdam as one of the 'top cities in the world'. Because of its architecture, art and culture, restaurants and night scene. A brash port with international allure and a cosmopolitan way of life.

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180
Different nationalities, in one city
905
restaurants in Rotterdam
3 Hours
And your cargo will be in Germany, France or the UK

Human Capital.

Super specialists and hands-on go-getters.

Rotterdam invests in vocational experience and develops its people’s intellectual powers. Because they make the maritime capital of Europe what it is. This knowledge-intensive region is characterised by a complete system of sector-oriented educational & training courses and research centres at all levels.

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500.000
Highly skilled graduates
93%
Of the Dutch population can converse in English
nr 1
country overall in growing new talent

Invest.

The time is ripe for investment in Rotterdam.

Great ideas are great ideas, no matter who thinks of them. What you do and achieve with them is what counts. Rotterdam is a city that offers opportunities for growth. With a world-class port that attracts and connects. A springboard for those who want to conquer the world.

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75 million
(€) invested in startups / scaleups in 2018
1st
Port & Maritime Accelerator of the world
100+
maritime startups