Trade and investment in the Netherlands for business people from Sri Lanka

Do you want to invest in the Netherlands? Dutch businesses can work with you in the fields of water, food, energy and more.

Trade and investment in the Netherlands

Investing in the Netherlands

There are plenty of reasons to invest in the Netherlands, for example:

  • Its geographical location, on the coast of Western Europe, means the Netherlands has 500 million potential customers close by.
  • Infrastructure is highly developed and includes Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, the Port of Rotterdam, roads, railway lines and broadband access.
  • Dutch people have a high level of education thanks to the excellent education system. Around 90% of Dutch people speak English and many also speak other foreign languages.

Trade and investment

Dutch companies can work with you on global challenges in the fields of water, food, energy, health and security.

At you can find examples of Dutch solutions in these fields.

Information for businesses from this country or region

The Netherlands has an open economy that is based on international trade. The Dutch economy has benefited greatly from integrating its market in the European Union and engaging in worldwide harmonization of trade rules, hand in hand with a sustainable CSR mindset. With its steady business environment and favorable tax climate, the Dutch economy boasts a number of strong sectors, including water, chemical industry, life sciences, agriculture, electronics and logistics.

Sri Lankan trade exports to The Netherlands are mainly based on manufactured goods, food and livestock. In the past years, The Netherlands has been an increasingly popular destination for Sri Lankan products. The best exemplification of this development is the doubled export worth between 2008 and 2016. You can find up-to-date information about the Dutch economy on the website of the Central Bureau for Statistics.

You can find more information at The Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA) and the Centre for the Promotion of Imports (CBI).

For other questions, please reach out the Sri Lankan embassy in The Hague. This can be done by email at, or through the phone number +31 70 365 59 10.