South Korea Desk
The Amsterdam Metropolitan Area is a renowned hub for people, goods, capital and services. An increasing number of Korean operators are making the most of all the area has to offer and connecting with the 500 million potential customers of the European marketplace.
Gateway to Europe
The Amsterdam Metropolitan Area is world renowned for it's connection to the rest of Europe. Whether it's by rail, air, road or sea, the city and surrounding areas are a gateway for businesses looking to access 500 million potential European customers. Facilities such as Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and the Port of Amsterdam mean both people and goods have superb access in and out of the region.
The Amsterdam Area is home to a huge amount of talented personnel. 80% of the workforce speaks English, making Amsterdam the largest English-speaking city in continental Europe. 90% of the workforce speaks two or more languages. The fact that Amsterdam is home to some 180 different nationalities makes it especially easy for internationals to feel at home here.
A great place for South Korean expats to live
There are many facilities that help South Korean expats feel instantly at home in the Amsterdam Area. There is a dedicated Korean School of Amsterdam, as well as other renowned international schools, Korean restaurants and three Korean churches. There are also frequent business and expat networking events, organised in collaboration with KOTRA (Korean Trade Centre) .
There is also a 30% ruling for eligible expats: tax-free reimbursement of 30% of an employee’s salary, provided that the employee has been recruited or assigned from abroad and has specific expertise which is scarce in the present Dutch labour market.
Find more about the historical ties between Amsterdam and Korea in this e-book. This edition is in collaboration between the City Archive Amsterdam, amsterdam inbusiness and Amsterdam Marketing, copyright 2012.