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Offering a strategic location at the heart of Europe, and with an excellent digital infrastructure, an international business climate, a talented, multilingual and motivated workforce, and a competitive tax climate, Utrecht is the perfect place from which to serve the Dutch, Benelux and/or wider European markets.

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Situated in the centre of the Netherlands, and with excellent connections to the rest of Europe, the Utrecht region is a prime location for the headquarters of Dutch and Benelux companies.

The perfect mix of city and countryside less than 30 minutes from Schiphol International Airport, Utrecht offers access to the biggest pool of talent in the Netherlands, and boasts a renowned International Baccalaureate World School and expat centre.

Sales & Marketing

Over 170 million consumers (more than half the population of the EU) live within a 500 kilometre radius of Utrecht, and major European commercial centres such as London, Paris, Brussels, Frankfurt and Hamburg are only a few hours’ drive away.

With most other EU destinations accessible within two hours, establishing a sales & marketing office in the region will put you in easy reach of a vast number of potential customers with substantial purchasing power.


The Netherlands offers unparalleled expertise in logistics and transportation. In addition to its central location, excellent physical infrastructure and beneficial VAT and customs practice, the country is home to Europe’s largest port, in Rotterdam, as well as Schiphol International Airport.

Centralising your logistics network in the Netherlands will maximise your profitability and reduce your time to market. The Utrecht region, situated in the heart of the country, is well connected to the entire European market and would make the ideal base for your logistics operation.

  • Schiphol International Airport is less than 30 minutes away
  • Utrecht’s inland ports connect easily with Rotterdam’s world-class seaport
  • The largest train station in the Netherlands connects Utrecht with all major Dutch cities, and international cities including Frankfurt and Paris can be reached within 3 ½ hours.

Research & Development

Its renowned research institutes and universities, test facilities, and qualified labour pool make the Netherlands one of the leading destinations for R&D activity. In addition, the Dutch government offers financial support in the form of tax breaks, low interest loans, co-financing arrangements and fiscal R&D incentives for high-tech equipment, personnel and facilities.

At Invest Utrecht, we’ll happily identify those R&D partners and incentives that will help accelerate the development of your innovative business in the Netherlands.

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About Invest Utrecht

Invest Utrecht, the Foreign Investment Agency of the Province of Utrecht is a one-stop shop for practical assistance and information services to help companies establish and maintain operations in Utrecht. We actively help foreign companies set up their business, but we also support the more than 900 foreign companies that are already established in the province. All our services are free of charge and confidential.

Utrecht Region

Utrecht is a home base to many prominent international companies, knowledge institutes and research centers across sectors including Life Sciences & Health, ICT and Gaming.

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