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Ranked No. 3 in the world by Forbes’ “Best Countries for Business,” the Netherlands is truly a world-class business destination. See for yourself why so many multinational businesses—from small and mid-sized to Fortune 500 leaders—have chosen the Netherlands as their gateway to Europe. Strategic Location The Netherlands provides the perfect springboard into the European market—with access to 95% of Europe’s most lucrative consumer markets within 24 hours of Amsterdamor Rotterdam. International Business Climate Ranked No. 1 on DHL’s Global Connectedness Index, the Netherlands has a competitive international climate and is home to 15,000+ foreign companies. In fact, 50% of Dutch GDP is derived internationally. Superior Infrastructure Ranked No. 3 in the world for overall logistics performance, the Netherlands is home to world-class seaports and airports, an extensive network of railways and highways and the second highest quality broadband network in Europe. Competitive Fiscal Climate With an investment-friendly corporate income tax system, cooperative tax authority, highly attractive innovation and R&D incentives, and competitive corporate income tax rate of 20- 25%, the Netherlands is among Europe’s most attractive countries for international companies. Highly Educated, Multilingual Workforce Holland’s highly educated workforce sets the pace for European productivity in a wide range of capabilities. Plus, 90% of Dutch are fluent in English—the lingua franca of international business, science and technology. Creative and Innovative Environment Ranked No. 4 on the Global Innovation Index, the Netherlands is home to an attractive test market, adaptive consumers and an open culture. As one of the world’s most multicultural hubs for creative talent, Holland is, simply put, a great place to bring ideas to life. Thriving Sectors Fueled by world-class research institutes and public-private partnerships between academia, industry and government, the Netherlands has a rich tradition of looking across borders to advance growth of its thriving agri/food, IT, chemicals, high tech systems, life sciences & health, creative and other sectors. Exceptional Quality of Life Ranked as the 6th happiest place on earth by the World Happiness Report, the Netherlands has a high standard of living with a lower cost of living than most major European countries.