The Netherlands is known as the Gateway to Europe based on the large concentration of logistic activities it hosts in the form of distribution centers, warehouse and storage facilities, and transfer and transportation operations. Driven by world-class seaports, centrally-located airports, and a modern network of roads and highways, the country’s logistics infrastructure and the presence of top-notch distribution and logistic service providers are major assets to companies operating in Europe. Some highlights from our market guide:
- Over 160 million consumers can be reached within 24 hours of Amsterdam or Rotterdam.
- Dutch inland shipping accounts for 54% of all trade shipping in Western Europe.
- The Netherlands was ranked 6th in the 2018 World Bank global Logistics Performance Index, based on the efficiency and effectiveness of its customs, quality of transport, IT infrastructure, and ease and affordability of shipping).