The Drecht Cities are located at a stone’s throw from Rotterdam. Surrounded by three rivers, water is what brings the cities together. The region is leading in the maritime sector.
The Drecht Cities are home to almost 1,000 companies in maritime construction, shipbuilding, manufacturing, and inland navigation. A tradition of craftsmanship spanning more than six centuries. We combine practical innovation with superb execution and never compromise on quality. Throughout centuries we mastered water and turned adversity into opportunity. We developed technologies and solutions that never existed before, like betters dikes and dredging vessels. That is why we have created the Palm Islands in Dubai and helped New Orleans and Venice deal with floods. Why we have broadened the Suez Canal and built new locks in Panama. And why we have given Europe its modern inland shipping fleet. We work closely with our clients and co-create with hundreds of local suppliers. They install the IT, electronics and piping systems that power our maritime solutions. These suppliers are involved from day one, resulting in faster build times and reliable solutions.

Welcome to the Drecht Cities.

The Drecht Cities comprise Alblasserdam, Dordrecht, Hardinxveld-Giessendam, Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht, Papendrecht, Sliedrecht and Zwijndrecht. We are superbly connected to the rest of the world through an intricate network of rail, road, sea and air connections.