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The Netherlands, the fashion gateway to Europe

Why?

Central location within the European consumer market
Reach 244 million European consumers within 1000KM
From our main ports excellent connectivity to all European destinations
Our extensive hinterland connections from the port of Rotterdam and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol via rail, road, river and short sea offer many options to transport goods to their final destination within 24hrs
World class fiscal and customs environment
Our VAT deferment means you do not have to pay VAT until your goods are sold
Strong logistics base for the lifestyle industry
We have many specialized LSPs who can handle most complex demands
Highest quality and competitive cost
According to benchmarks The Netherlands offers the highest quality at competitive cost

Boost your competitive performance, start your European supply chain in The Netherlands!

As one of the crossroads of trade within Europe, The Netherlands ranks consistently as a top destination.

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Stan de Caluwe, Senior Supply Chain manager

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When in the lifestyle industry, you need a logistics service provider (LSP) who knows how to serve your demanding customers: quick, providing cross-channel services at competitive pricing. The Netherlands is your gateway to Europe.

In the center of Europe’s main consumer markets, with 244 million consumers within a 600-mile radius, The Netherlands is the ideal place for your European activities – from headquarters to European distribution centers.

The top raking sea and airport facilities in Rotterdam and Amsterdam provide the best access to the European market

With the port of Rotterdam being the biggest in Europe, accommodating container ships 24/7 and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol as the main x-dock for intercontinental drop shipments. The extensive network of inland terminals and excellent infrastructure offer ample logistic opportunities with short transit times for your lifestyle product. Main urban regions Germany, the UK and France are within a few hours’ reach!

The Netherlands is the most connected and best overall performer in trade facilitation in the world, scoring 93% compared to the EU’s average country score of 62%

It is not without reason why many world-famous fashion brands operate from The Netherlands like Michael Kors, Tommy Hilfiger, G-star Raw, Nike and Abercrombie & Fitch. When it comes to fashion, Amsterdam is the no1 world trade fashion center!

Dutch LSPs offer tailored logistic solutions including e-commerce supply chains

Their services range from Value Added Logistics (VAL) including reverse logistics (returns), garment-on-hanger and flat pack, cross dock operations and sampling. To Value Added Services (VAS) like fiscal representation, bonded warehousing, control towers and AEO certification. Dutch LSPs are the answer to consumers who expect cross-channel services, free or low cost delivery and returns no matter what channel they use to order.

The pro-business climate and attractive tax advantages in The Netherlands not only guarantees an easy, smooth entrance to the European market

It also gives a substantially better cash flow thanks to VAT deferment and bonded warehousing.

The European consumer is ready for you. Let us help you with a smooth entry to the marketplace

It is not without reason why many world-famous fashion brands operate from The Netherlands like Michael Kors, Tommy Hilfiger, G-star Raw, Nike and Abercrombie & Fitch. When it comes to fashion, Amsterdam is the no1 world trade fashion center!