As a hub for world-leading business ecosystems, the Greater Rotterdam – The Hague area is at the forefront of shaping the future of a variety of industries. Located in the western part of the Netherlands, close to Amsterdam and next to the North Sea, our area is home to the thriving seaport in Rotterdam, the seat of government in The Hague, and renowned university cities including Leiden and Delft.
A place to call home
The Greater Rotterdam-The Hague area is not just a fantastic place to live, it’s a region you’ll truly fall in love with. As an international resident, you’ll feel instantly at home here and welcomed by a diverse and friendly community. You’ll be surrounded by innovation, progress, and an undeniable energy that you won’t find anywhere else. But what truly sets this region apart is its people and community. It’s a melting pot of cultures, nationalities, and languages, where you can easily make new friends and maintain your own identity. And once you’re here, you’ll see that the Greater Rotterdam-The Hague area has everything you need to build your life here. Whether it’s excellent schools, fantastic restaurants, green parks, or beautiful beaches, you’ll find it all here.
Diversity of cities
Zuid-Holland is home to several vibrant and diverse cities, including Rotterdam (the second-largest city in NL), The Hague, Leiden, Delft, and Gouda. Each city has its own unique character, history, and attractions, ranging from bustling modern architecture to charming old-world charm. This diversity of cities offers a range of opportunities for work, leisure, and cultural experiences.
Nature and beaches
Despite being a densely populated region, our region also offers plenty of natural beauty, from nature reserves and parks to dunes and beaches. Enjoy cycling, hiking, and boating in our green forests or rivers. Or relax at our several stunning beaches, including Scheveningen Beach, which is one of the most popular beaches in the Netherlands.
Art and museums
Greater Rotterdam – The Hague is also a hub of art and culture, with several world-renowned museums and galleries, such as the Mauritshuis in The Hague and the Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum in Rotterdam. The province also has a thriving arts scene, with several music venues, theaters, and festivals throughout the year.
Diversity of people
Greater Rotterdam – The Hague is a melting pot of cultures, with a large expat and immigrant community. This diversity creates a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere, where internationals can easily integrate into the local community and make new friends.
Travel with ease in the cities of the Greater Rotterdam – The Hague
Explore Greater Rotterdam – The Hague by bike, train, tram, or metro. Take a short train ride to Amsterdam or connect with Europe and the world through Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport. Or take advantage of Europe’s extensive rail network and reach Paris in less than 2.5 hours.
The best cities to live in according to internationals
Greater Rotterdam – The Hague is recognized as the premier location for internationals, with Rotterdam being voted the top city to live in, The Hague being named the most livable city in Europe for internationals and The Hague as the #1 ranked city in the world for quality of life.
Opportunities to work on global challenges
in the Greater Rotterdam – The Hague area
The collaborative spirit of Greater Rotterdam – The Hague is defined by collaboration between various industries. Together, we strive to solve global problems, create societal impact, and provide effective solutions that can genuinely improve the world.
Thrive in an open and collaborative Dutch work culture
In the Netherlands, companies foster an open and collaborative culture, where English is widely spoken, and employees are supported by robust social security policies. Additionally, all residents have access to top-notch healthcare.
A breeding ground for impact-focused start-ups
Greater Rotterdam – The Hague is dedicated to promoting the success of innovative start-ups and is home to 160 impact-driven start-ups and scaleups, including the Yes!Delft Incubator which supports and helps to develop new start-up companies.
Expand your horizons while taking on fresh and exciting challenges
in Greater Rotterdam – The Hague
Settle into life in Greater Rotterdam – The Hague with our assistance. We work with local organisations to create a welcoming environment that’s perfect for living, working, learning, and thriving.
An easy transition & a secure base
Our three local international centres (see below) are here to ensure a smooth transition and provide you with the necessary information and guidance during your relocation. This will give you a secure base and an ideal springboard to boost your career!
We are here to help
We offer free services and information for international job seekers looking to live and work in the Netherlands. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions or concerns at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Benefits of working in The Netherlands
Highest ranking healthcare system in Europe
3rd ranked Work – Life balance in the world
5th happiest country in the world
22.8 mil – bikes in the Netherlands. We love to bike!
Our international centres: Your one-stop shop
Our International Centres support international employees with housing search, healthcare services and organize welcoming events and community fairs. We have Rotterdam Expat Centre, The Hague International Centre (covering The Hague and Delft) and Leiden International Centre.
Collaborate on global challenges
by connecting with our innovative ecosystems
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