The site

The Dutch Innovation Park is in the middle of the ‘Randstad’ region, along the A12 highway at Zoetermeer, close to Rotterdam, Delft, Leiden and The Hague. You can easily travel to the Park by car as well as by public transport. NS -station Lansingerland-Zoetermeer next to the Park is only a few minutes walk away; this public transport station connects train, bus and RandstadRail (line 4) to the Park. Together with the 700 free parking places, this transport hub offers optimal transfer possibilities.

Travel distances

Public transport
The Hague 20 minutes
Utrecht: 30 minutes
Rotterdam: 40 minutes

Car
The Hague 20 minutes
Utrecht: 30 minutes
Rotterdam: 30 minutes

Part of Europe’s security cluster  

 

The Park is connected to the Hague Security Delta (HSD), Europe’s largest security cluster, where parties are primarily geared towards Cyber Security. The Dutch Innovation Park as such gives you easy access to knowledge, talent, companies and investors in the field of applied cyber security.

Area development 

 

With the arrival of the new Lansingerland-Zoetermeer transport hub, the quality of the Dutch Innovation Park is increased even further. Partners at the Park want to exploit the potential of the Park even more and are currently drafting an area vision for the further development of the Dutch Innovation Park.

Zoetermeer

Zoetermeer IT city

With 125.000 residents, Zoetermeer is – after Rotterdam and the Hague – the third-largest city of the province Zuid-Holland. Zoetermeer is referred to as “IT City” for a reason; with more than 3.500 IT jobs, Zoetermeer has the highest percentage of IT employment in the Haaglanden region. 1 in 14 jobs in Zoetermeer is an IT job. As such, the supply of highly skilled IT professionals is huge.

 

Relaxed residential city

There’s one thing Zoetermeer residents agree about: “This modern city is a pleasant place to live.” Visitors from the whole region come to shop in the City Centre with international chain stores and plenty of restaurants and cafes. Dorpsstraat, the historic shopping street, draws its customers with various specialty shops. The city has many leisure and sports facilities. In Zoetermeer, you’re living in a modern, green city in the middle of the Randstad, next to cities like the Hague and Rotterdam.

Expats in the city

 

Whether it’s long or short stay. The Zoetermeer municipality will support you in taking care of your affairs regarding the stay of your foreign employees or guests. The municipality’s account managers will advise you and are your personal help desk and contact with departments within the municipality.

 

Contact the account manager at Zoetermeer municipality:
Fons de Ree | a.j.de.ree@zoetermeer.nl | +31 652046539

Visa for start-ups

Tech start-ups from outside the EU are welcome to develop their innovations in the Netherlands. The condition for being eligible for a residence permit is that their start-up must be guided by an experienced mentor or facilitator established in the Netherlands. Our Crosspring incubator is an official facilitator.

 

Contact Crosspring or visit the RVO website for more information.