VCT Netherlands

89 Laan van Meerdervoort,
2517 AT, The Hague,
The Netherlands

T: +31.70.388 59 65

F: +31.70.388 59 64



The Netherlands: Chemical Portal to Europe

One of Europe’s leading suppliers of chemical products and services, the Netherlands boasts more than 400 top chemical companies across the entire supply chain. In fact, 19 out of the 25 top chemical companies in the world maintain significant operations in the Netherlands.

Major players in the worldwide chemicals industry, such as LyondellBasell, SABIC, Teijin and Dow, benefit from a superior logistics infrastructure, access to important raw materials, world-class R&D institutes, and a tradition of inter-company integration and regional clustering. 

At the Port of Rotterdam—one of the strongest refining and chemical clusters in the world—Netherlands-based chemical companies gain strategic access to the North Sea through Europe’s largest harbor.

These assets, among others, make the Netherlands a smart choice for chemical companies looking to expand or accelerate their business operations.

Chemicals: Driver of the Dutch Economy

  • Top 5 country for chemical export
  • 56 billion Euro turnover (2% of GDP)
  • 57,000 people employed
  • 17% of all Dutch exports
  • Home to 19 out of the top 25 leading chemical companies

Source: Invest in Holland