Due to their well-known open society, the Dutch have always emphasized international trade and entrepreneurship. Nowadays, the Netherlands is home to Europe’s most creative startups, with a dynamic and synergetic ecosystem. The Netherlands is ranked as No.1 in the European Union for its startup business climate, according to the European Digital Forum’s 2016 Startup Nation Scoreboard. Furthermore, the Netherlands is ranked as third on the 2017 Global Innovation Index.
Those high rankings are not only thanks to the fact that Holland has the highest percentage of entrepreneurs in Europe. It also has the most connected economy in the world with a peerless infrastructure and a significantly educated, tech-savvy, English-speaking labor force.
The entrepreneurial spirit thrives in an open corporate and social culture. Holland also has a highly-attractive and supportive test market for business. For these reasons, the Netherlands is regarded as one of the most enterprising countries in Europe.