The Netherlands is one of the world's largest exporters of agricultural and food products, thanks to its innovative agrofood technology. The Dutch agrofood sector is a sustainable source of healthy, safe food that is produced with respect for nature and the environment.
Holland is one of Europe's leading suppliers of chemical products and services. Important raw materials are available or easy to supply while an extensive transportation network provides access to Europe and beyond.
The Dutch creative industry is currently gaining considerable international acclaim and has particularly strong profiles in interior design, gaming, fashion, and architecture.
The Netherlands has a strong standing in the areas of renewable energy and energy efficiency and a leading position in wind energy at sea, biomass processing and greenhouse farming.
High-tech industries in the Netherlands are among the most innovative in the world, thanks to state-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge research and development. Dutch technological know-how and products are much sought-after and are exported worldwide.
The Dutch horticultural sector is a global trendsetter supplying markets the world over, as well as being a leading innovator greenhouse technology.
With strong links between industry and academia, focused clusters, and strong chains linking research to product and business creation, the Dutch Life Sciences sector competes on a global scale.
Holland plays a key role in the global economy. Its success is based on its sophisticated logistical infrastructure, world-class service providers and strategic location at the heart of Europe.
Over the decades, the Netherlands has developed sustainable systems for the production and supply of water and for the collection, treatment and partial reintroduction of "used" water into the system.