Investing in the Netherlands

Flevoland is, of course, part of The Netherlands, a country that offers companies a favorable fiscal climate, a strategic location in Europe and an international business environment as well as a number of other advantages. We would like to give you a short overview, for any further information please contact the OMFL or the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency.

Favorable fiscal climate

The Netherlands has a favorable tax environment for international companies. The corporate tax rate is well below the EU national average and has a favorable dividend tax. Innovative companies are also eligible for a tax relief on income from innovations. Moreover, there is a tax break for highly skilled migrants (qualified foreign employees).

Strategic location in Europe

The Netherlands provides a strategic location to serve markets within Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The central geographical position of the Netherlands, combined with accessibility and an excellent infrastructure are only some of the reasons why numerous European, American and Asian companies have established their facilities in the Netherlands.

International business environment

The Netherlands, long Europe‘s trading crossroads, is an obvious choice to locate a pan-European operation, whether it is a European headquarters, a Shared Services Centre, a Customer Care Centre, a distribution and logistics operation, or an R&D facility. The country‘s pro-business environment creates a gateway to Europe that helps international companies succeed throughout the continent. An international outlook and openness to foreign investment is firmly engrained in the Dutch culture, and this has yielded a wealth of world-class business partners who know how to deal with global business challenges in today‘s economy.

Superior logistics and technology infrastructure

The Port of Rotterdam is the world‘s third largest seaport, while Schiphol Airport is recognized as one of the major business hubs in Europe. The Netherlands is also classified as one of the most ‘wired‘ countries in the world, a dynamic force in electronic commerce, communications and outsourcing. More than a decade of investment in high-speed Internet, cable and digital communication systems, as well as the rapid adoption of state-of-the-art computer and mobile phone technology, have created an ideal base for companies seeking to take advantage of modern technology.

Highly educated, multilingual and flexible workforce

The Netherlands features one of the most highly educated, flexible and motivated workforces in Europe. Dutch professionals are also among the most multilingual in the world, enabling them to successfully operate in companies in any industry serving customers throughout the continent.


Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift Europe B.V.

“The Netherlands is an attractive, multi-cultural country with a high degree of tolerance. That enables outsiders to integrate quickly, and most Dutch people speak English. We have over forty nationalities working here: Dutch natives and ...

Valspar BV

“Flevoland is new land. That gives it an edge. Almere and Lelystad lead in the field of IT. The industrial estate on which we are located is fully equipped with fibre optic data communication; the medium of the future. The physical ...