|HM Queen Beatrix|
With a highly developed infrastructure, an educated and multilingual workforce and an
attractive investment environment, the Netherlands truly is the tech gateway to Europe. Many global companies have found Holland an ideal European home and the Ministry of Economic Affairs is actively promoting the country to keep it among the information elite. The Ministry plans to do so by increasing micro-economic flexibility, enacting new training initiatives and continuing market liberalization. This report highlights some of the companies that helped make the Dutch technology sector what it is today, and whose work will help create the Digital Delta of tomorrow.
Population: 15,807,641 (1999 Est.)
Total Area: 14,413 sq. mi. (37,330 km2)
Most important cities: Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Hilversum