DYNAMIC METROPOLITAN REGION
Overview

Metropolitan

ROTTERDAM-THE HAGUE:
A DYNAMIC
METROPOLITAN REGION.

The people of Rotterdam firmly believe that you can achieve great things through collaboration. At present, we and The Hague are working together to give the region an extra boost.
The urban conglomeration of Rotterdam and The Hague together comprises 23 municipalities, has a population of 2.3 million people, provides 1.2 million jobs and contributes 15% to GNP in the Netherlands. So it is a large metropolitan area with a strongly international character thanks to Greenport West-Holland, Rotterdam Main Port and The Hague as the International City of Peace and Justice. Rotterdam provides connections to the international community through its Main Port, High Speed Railway Line (HSL) and Rotterdam-The Hague Airport, with Schiphol Airport close by. The area is also an education hotspot, rich in world-class universities that attract future talent to the region, and secondary schools that provide vocational training for young people about to enter the workforce and experienced workers who need to expand and update their skills.

DYNAMIC METROPOLITAN REGION.

The Rotterdam-The Hague Metropolitan Region has set itself challenging goals in terms of sustainability and international competitiveness. The intention is to create an attractive environment for businesses with a good infrastructure network that connects residential centres, business locations and facilities. The 23 municipalities in the Rotterdam-The Hague Metropolitan Region are working on four projects: innovative connections, introducing the circular economy, establishing renewable energy and introducing innovative solutions in the cities and suburbs. These projects are being implemented in collaboration with other government bodies, knowledge institutes and the business community.