Overview

Metropol

ROTTERDAM-THE HAGUE:
A DYNAMIC
METROPOLITAN REGION

The people of Rotterdam firmly believe that if you work together, you get ahead. And that’s why we’re working with The Hague to give the region an extra boost.
The Rotterdam-The Hague urban conglomeration is a metropolitan region comprising 23 municipalities. Its population of 2.3 million, plus 1.2 million jobs and a 15% contribution to the GNP, means it’s a region that matters. In addition, it has a global character thanks to Greenport West-Holland, Rotterdam Main Port, and The Hague as International City of Peace and Justice. Rotterdam provides international connections through the Main Port, the HSL and Rotterdam-The Hague Airport, with Schiphol Airport close by. Thanks to our top-quality European universities and universities of applied sciences, plus a large number of secondary schools providing vocational training in the region, we have present and future knowledge at our fingertips.

Metropolitan Region

The Rotterdam-The Hague Metropolitan Region fully intends to be sustainable and internationally competitive. It intends to become an urban conglomeration that boasts an attractive environment and an infrastructural network interconnecting residential centres, business locations and facilities. That’s the ambition that these 23 municipalities hope to achieve. All these municipalities in the Rotterdam-The Hague Metropolitan Region are working on four projects: innovating connections, innovating the economy, innovating energy and innovating the city and environs. We’re doing this in collaboration with other government bodies, knowledge institutes and the business community.