The greater Amsterdam region scored exceptionally well in the Infrastructure category, where it placed first. Dutch cities dominated the infrastructure category, with Rotterdam, The Hague, Utrecht, Eindhoven and Maastricht also placing well. According to fDi magazine, the country’s developed communications and transport networks explain this Dutch dominance. The entire report can be accessed here.
The Netherlands is traditionally known as the gateway to Europe and repeatedly tops the DHL’s Global Connectedness Index. Key factors influencing the ranking of Global Connectedness included the international flows of products and services, capital, information and people.
Within the Netherlands, the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area is an optimal base from which organisations can enter or expand to the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region. It is noted for its open economy, with one of the strongest outlooks towards international trade in the world. And thanks to its strategic geographical location, the region has always been a major transit hub for people, goods, capital and services, to and from the 350 million potential customers of the European continent.