With a combined population of 28 million people, 11.5 million households and combined GDP of €1.08trn and English spoken widely, the Netherlands and Belgium offer an attractive market to international merchants looking to expand into new territories.
Both countries have good underlying infrastructure with globally renowned ports and airports and excellent road and rail connections with the rest of Europe. Placed on the edge of continental Europe but with a history of international trade, both markets are used to trading with their neighbours and international partners.
Belgium and the Netherlands (together with Luxembourg) are often collectively viewed as Benelux but although combined as a trading region for the purposes of this report, Belgium and the Netherlands are two very different countries.
To help you understand how to develop a strategy for launching cross-border operations in these countries, eCommerce Worldwide – supported by Spring – has created a comprehensive guide on the Belgian and Netherlands markets. This report will help you understand all the key information you need to know about, including: