Approximately 17 million people live in the Netherlands, on a surface of 41 500 square kilometer, making the country the most densely populated in Europe. The country exists of 12 provinces, with the economic center in the two provinces Zuid- and Noord-Holland. Thus, the Netherlands are often called Holland in English, which is fully accepted by the Dutch.
The Netherlands is an interesting test bed for further expansion to countries in Europe, with a similar business climate to Sweden. The Dutch economy is expected to grow with 3,3 % during 2017. The construction industry is currently booming in the Netherlands and there is a growing demand for engineers, main-contractors, and sub-contractors. Further on several business areas are benefiting from the highly digitalized society where the Netherlands are considered to be one of the most developed IoT-markets in the world.
Business Sweden has been active in the Netherlands since mid-1970. The office is located in The Hague, the administrative capital of the country where you will find international organizations like ICC, ICJ, Europol, as well as the Embassy of Sweden. Only 30 minutes away you will reach Amsterdam with Schiphol Airport, the county’s financial center. The Benelux region is covered through Business Sweden’s offices in The Hague and Brussels with a well-established local network.