CONTENTS

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Introduction Population Economy Connections Business location Randstad Holland key figures Addresses

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INTRODUCTION

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INTRODUCTION
Everything you want to know about Randstad Holland
With its rich cultural history, its scenery and its strong mercantile spirit, Randstad Holland, in the western part of the Netherlands, has long defined the face of the Netherlands. Nowadays this region is also the hub of the Netherlands’ major economic activities and international connections. This European region, with its variety of urban environments for businesses, is thus the driving force of the Dutch economy. Twelve regional authorities are working, within the framework of the formal co-operation Regio Randstad, to strengthen even further the region’s international competitive position. They are focusing on the quality of housing, jobs, physical and digital connections and the quality of the surroundings. The regional authorities are working on these areas in collaboration with the Dutch Government. People can sometimes be dismissive of statistical data but policy forming without good data is much worse. The Randstad authorities have therefore taken

the initiative to produce an annual Randstad monitor. This can be used to follow the development of the economy and quality of life in ‘Holland’ and to link that development to 19 comparable European urban regions1. The policymakers in the Netherlands and in Randstad Holland will be able to see from the monitor what effects their decisions have. This will lead to an efficient allocation of resources and manpower in a strong and liveable Randstad Holland. The first edition of the monitor was published at the end of 2004. Some key figures have been put together in this booklet. The emphasis is on economic data, usually in a European perspective. Regio Randstad is pleased to offer you this overview!

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INTRODUCTION

Randstad Holland in the Netherlands

Summary

GRONINGEN

Leeuwarden

Groningen

N O R T H

S E A

FRIESLAND

Assen
DRENTHE

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POPULATION
The population of Randstad Holland
Based on the number of inhabitants, Randstad Holland, with its 6.6 million inhabitants, makes up about 41% of the Netherlands. In this sense the region is the fifth conurbation of Western Europe. Demographically, its population displays a relatively large degree of vitality. It is, on average, younger than the population in the European Union as a whole and is undergoing marked and strong growth - in the 0-14 year age group the sharpest growth in the 20 conurbations. Within Randstad Holland the proportion of inhabitants aged between 15 and 65 years is highest in the northern part, where there is a relatively large number of universities and colleges. In total the region has 7 universities, which are recognised internationally to be “good to excellent”.

Alkmaar
NOORD-

FLEVO-

Lelystad Zwolle Seaport Amsterdam HOLLAND Zaanstad LAND Haarlem OVERIJSSEL Almere Amsterdam Schiphol Airport Enschede Apeldoorn Leiden ZUIDUTRECHT Den Haag GELDERLAND HOLLAND Utrecht Arnhem Rotterdam Airport Seaport Rotterdam Lek Rotterdam Nijmegen
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l

Waal

Dordrecht Middelburg
ZEELAND

GERMANY
Essen
Eindhoven
LIMBURG

Breda

Maas

Den Bosch Tilburg

NOORD-BRABANT

Duisburg Dusseldorf
Rh

Antwerp Gent
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Randstad Holland Western Netherlands large city other city international airport seaport
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POPULATION
Average annual growth (1995-2003) in % London RheinRuhr Paris Milan Randstad Holland Madrid Berlin 0.4% 0.0% 0.3% 0.4% 0.6% 0.7% 0.1%

Population
Population in 2003 (millions) 13.9 11.7 11.2 7.9 6.6 5.3 5.0 4.9 4.8 4.1 3.9 3.9 3.1 3.0 2.2 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.6 1.6 382.9

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POPULATION

Population by age
Average annual growth of population aged 15-64 years (1995-2003)

Stockholm London Randstad Holland Vienna Madrid Manchester Brussels-Antwerp Paris Hamburg Frankfurt-RheinMain Rome Berlin Milan RheinRuhr EU 15

1.2% 1.0% 0.6% 0.6% 0.6% 0.4% 0.2% 0.1% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% -0.1% -0.1% -0.2% 0.2%
Source: TNO Ruimte en Infrastructuur, based on OECD/EUROSTAT/CBS

Manchester -0.3% Barcelona Frankfurt-RheinMain Brussels-Antwerp Rome Hamburg Lisbon Vienna Munich Stockholm Copenhagen Lyon Dublin EU 15 0.3% 0.3% 0.3% 0.4% 0.4% 0.6% 0.3% 0.1% 0.8% 0.5% 0.5% 1.6% 0.3%

Source: TNO Ruimte en Infrastructuur, based on OECD/EUROSTAT/CBS

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ECONOMY

Summary

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ECONOMY
Average annual increase (1995-2003)

Gross Regional Product
GRP in 2003 (prices 2003) (€ billions) 544.7 442.7 323.5 235.3 210.8 145.8 132.7 130.4 128.2 105.7 104.8 104.5 104.4 95.1 81.8 76.8 76.5 64.7 52.8 50.1 9305.1

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ECONOMY
The economy in Randstad Holland
Based on the strength of the economy Randstad Holland, with its gross regional product of 211 billion euro (2003 level), ranks again as the fifth conurbation in Europe. After a number of extremely positive years, since 2000 growth is below the average for the urban regions. The conditions required to resume the positive growth are nonetheless present in abundance. Key strengths are high levels of labour participation, low unemployment, a level of education above the EU average and the international seaports and airport. The four largest cities in the Randstad each have their own profile. Amsterdam is the internationally oriented business centre, with a large number of directive and creative activities. Rotterdam is the worldwide logistic junction of Europe, with all the related activities. Utrecht has a concentration of national business and creative services and The Hague is the seat of many (mainly international) organisations for peace and justice. Tourism is a key strength of the entire Randstad region, with Amsterdam ranked fourth in the list of most attractive European cities. Output in the area of R&D still lags behind but with its large number of research institutes Randstad Holland occupies a strong position within the Netherlands.

London Paris RheinRuhr Milan Randstad Holland Frankfurt-RheinMain Manchester Brussels-Antwerp Madrid Berlin Rome Hamburg Barcelona Munich Stockholm Vienna Copenhagen Dublin Lisbon Lyon EU 15

5.1% 2.2% 0.9% 1.6% 2.7% 1.4% 3.8% 2.1% 3.7% -0.1% 1.5% 1.2% 3.1% 2.2% 5.8% 1.9% 2.0% 8.5% 2.8% 2.4% 2.2%

Source: TNO Ruimte en Infrastructuur, based on OECD/EUROSTAT/CBS

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ECONOMY

Labour participation
Gross labour participation (2003)

3.3

ECONOMY

Labour participation
Gross labour participation (1999=100)

Stockholm Randstad Holland London Manchester Hamburg Frankfurt-RheinMain Berlin Madrid Paris Vienna RheinRuhr Brussels-Antwerp Milan Rome EU 15

79.5% 77.0% 74.6% 104 71.6% 71.5% 71.2% 70.0% 68.5% 68.4% 67.7% 67.4% 66.2% 98 66.0% 61.2% 69.5% Gross labour participation = number of working people and job-seekers as % of the population aged 15-64 years Randstad Holland European urban regions EU 15 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 100 101 102 103

Source: TNO Ruimte en Infrastructuur, based on OECD/EUROSTAT/CBS 10 11

Source: TNO Ruimte en Infrastructuur, based on OECD/EUROSTAT/CBS

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ECONOMY

Unemployment
Job-seekers as % of the labour force (2003)

3.5

ECONOMY

Working population by education

Berlin Hamburg Paris Rome Brussels-Antwerp RheinRuhr Vienna Frankfurt-RheinMain Madrid London Stockholm Manchester Randstad Holland Milan EU 15

17.6% 9.5% 9.3% 8.8% 8.5% 8.5% 7.8% 7.5% 7.3% 7.1% 5.2% 5.1% 3.8% 3.6% 8.2%
Source: TNO Ruimte en infrastructuur, based on OECD/EUROSTAT/CBS Source: TNO Ruimte en Infrastructuur, based on OECD/EUROSTAT/CBS

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ECONOMY

Research Institutes in the Netherlands

3.7

ECONOMY

20 Urban regions in Europe
NORWAY

A T L A N T I C N O R T H UNITED
IRELAND

Stockholm

S E A
DENMARK

SWEDEN

Manchester

Dublin

Copenhagen

KINGDOM
London

THE NETHERLAND S

Hamburg Berlin

Randstad Holland

O C E A N

Brussels-Antwerp
BELGIUM LUXEMBURG

GERMANY
RheinRuhr

POLAND

Frankfurt-RheinMain
CZECH REP.

Paris Munich

FRANCE
SWITZERL AN D

Vienna
AUSTRIA

S L O VA K I A

Lyon

HUNGA RY SLOVENIA

Milan

PORTUGAL

Madrid Lisbon Barcelona

ITALY
Rome

SPAIN

M E D I T E R R A N E A N
1000 kilometers

S E A

NWO-institutes KNAW-institutes GT-institutes

TT-institutes TNO-institutes Universities semi public institutes

EU member state non-EU member state European urban region

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ECONOMY

International conferences
Average number of international conferences in 2002 and 2003

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ECONOMY
Growth in % (1995-2000) Munich Paris Vienna -1.0% -2.4% 4.1% 3.1% 1.5% 3.7% -1.4% 1.7% 1.6% -2.9% -1.8% 1.3% 3.9% -1.2% 0.4% 0.2% 4.2% 5.0% 0.9%

Investments in Research & Development
Investments in public and private R&D as % of the GRP in 2000 4.8% 3.6% 3.3% 3.2% 3.2% 3.1% 2.4% 2.3% 2.0% 1.9% 1.9% 1.9% 1.9% 1.8% 1.7% 1.2% 1.1% 1.0% 2.0%

Barcelona Vienna Stockholm Copenhagen Berlin Lisbon Helsinki Budapest Paris Amsterdam Prague Edinburgh Madrid London Rome Geneve Oslo Dublin Glasgow Götenborg

83 80 71 70 59 59 51 51 50 45 43 43 42 41 37 30 30 29 25 22
Source: TNO Ruimte en infrastructuur, based on Intern. Congress & Convention Association

Frankfurt-RheinMain Stockholm Berlin Lyon RheinRuhr Hamburg London Randstad Holland Manchester Brussels-Antwerp Rome Madrid Milan Barcelona Lisbon EU 15

Source: TNO Ruimte en infrastructuur, based on OECD/EUROSTAT

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Summary

4.1

CONNECTIONS

Shipment of goods

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CONNECTIONS
N O R T H
Randstad Holland hub of the network
The advantages of Randstad Holland naturally include the quality of international connections. For an internationally oriented economy such links are a prerequisite. The port of Rotterdam stands out as the largest, head and shoulders above other European ports, and Amsterdam lies in sixth place. Schiphol, for both cargo and passengers, is the fourth airport in Europe and is a major transatlantic gateway. In terms of general accessibility Randstad Holland is in the leading group of urban regions. Furthermore, Amsterdam is home to the second largest Internet hub in Europe. Within Randstad Holland ambitious plans are afoot to further strengthen internal road and rail links (highspeed rail link) and electronic networks. The shipment of goods through the extensive network of waterways has long played an important role and this method of transportation can withstand much further expansion in the future.
Shipment of goods in Western European ports in millions of tons (2003). Average annual growth 1999-2003: over 5,0% less than 5,0% decline
Source: Rotterdam Municipal Port Authority
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S E A

DENM ARK

UNITED

Wilhelmshaven (-0.2%)

Hamburg (+7.0%)

KINGDOM
London (-0.7%)

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Rotterdam (+1.9%)

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49 Bremen (+8.0%)
Elbe

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Brussels
BELGIUM

THE NETHERLANDS

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50 Dunkirk (+6.9%)

Antwerp (+5.4%)

Dusseldorf

GERMANY
Cologne
Rh
ine

71 Le Havre (+2.8%)
FRANCE
Paris

Frankfurt

250 kilometers

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CONNECTIONS

Air transport

4.3

CONNECTIONS

Connections from Schiphol Airport

CONNECTIONS

Passengers
Passenger transport through the largest European airports (2003; in millions)
To Northern America: 246 flights to 21 destinations Within Europe: 3,046 flights to 120 destinations

Average annual growth 1995- 20002000 2003 *London *Paris Frankfurt Amsterdam 6.0% 6.0% 5.3% 9.3%

1.1% 112.2 -1.4% -0.7% 0.3% 2.8% 1.1% -0.4% 1.5% 4.7% 1.8% 70.5 48.4 40.0 35.7 28.0 26.4 24.2 22.7 19.9
*Several airports

Madrid 10.6% *Rome 4.4%

*Milan 12.7% Munich 9.2%

To Asia: 335 flights to 44 destinations

Barcelona 11.1% Manchester 4.7%

CONNECTIONS
Average annual growth 19952000 *London *Paris Frankfurt Amsterdam 5.6% 6.7% 3.9% 4.6%

Cargo
20002003 -2.8% 1.5% -1.0% 2.2% 9.5% -2.6% 6.9% 11.5% Cargo transport through the largest European airports (2003; in thousands of tons) 1647 1589 1527 1306 657 575 518 374 323 284
*Several airports 21

To Southern America: 97 flights to 20 destinations

To Africa: 130 flights to 33 destinations

Weekly number of outgoing scheduled flights in July 2004.

Luxembourg 11.8% Brussels Cologne Liège *Milan Zurich
20

7.8% 9.0%

9.1%

2.4%

3.9% -10.4%

Source: Schiphol Timetable april-october 2004

Source: Amsterdam Airport Schiphol/Statistical Annual Review 2003

4.4

CONNECTIONS

Potential accessibility by air/rail/road

Potential accessibility by rail

Stockholm N O R T H S E A SWEDEN UN ITED Copenhagen Manchester Dublin A T L A N T I C Randstad K I N G D O M Holland London Brussels-Antwerp Paris O C E A N Hamburg RheinRuhr GERMA NY FrankfurtRheinMain Munich Milan Vienna Berlin

Potential access by air/rail/road compared to Randstad Holland more accessible comparably accessible less accessible
Lisbon

FRANC E Lyon

Madrid ITA LY SPAIN Barcelona Rome

much less accessible

Source: TNO Ruimte en Infrastructuur/Spiekermann & Wegener

M E D I T E R R A N E A N

S E A

Potential accessibility by air

Potential accessibility by road

Stockholm N O R T H S E A SWEDEN U N I TED Copenhagen Manchester Dublin A T L A N T I C Randstad K I N G D O M Holland London Brussels-Antwerp Paris O C E A N FRANCE Lyon Hamburg RheinRuhr GERMANY FrankfurtRheinMain Munich Milan Vienna Berlin Dublin A T L A N T I C

Stockholm N O R T H S E A S WEDEN U NIT ED Copenhagen Manchester Randstad K I N G D O M Holland London Brussels-Antwerp Paris O C E A N F RAN CE Lyon

Hamburg RheinRuhr G ERM ANY FrankfurtRheinMain Munich Milan Vienna Berlin

Lisbon

Madrid I TA LY SPAI N Barcelona Rome M E D I T E R R A N E A N S E A

Lisbon

Madrid ITA LY SPAIN Barcelona Rome M E D I T E R R A N E A N S E A

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CONNECTIONS

Internet traffic

Summary

Oslo

Helsinki Stockholm

A T L A N T I C

UNITED

NORWAY S E A
DENMARK

N O R T H
IRELAND

SWEDEN

KINGDOM
Manchester

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BUSINESS LOCATION
A favourable place to locate a business?
Ultimately the market players decide whether or not Randstad Holland is a favourable place to locate a business. For this reason we will let the facts do the talking. The survey of office rental rates shows that in addition to good, affordable rents, especially in Amsterdam the higher quality end of the market is also well served. Finally, the European Cities Monitor by Cushman & Wakefield shows that Amsterdam ranks a very stable fifth in the list of the best cities to locate a business.

Dublin

Amsterdam
N ETH .

Enschede

O C E A N

London

BEL .

GERMANY
Brussels Luxembourg

Berlin P O L A N D Moscow Prague
CZECH REP.

Paris

FRANCE
Geneva Torino
PORTUGAL

Frankfurt Zurich Vienna
AU STRI A SW I TZ.

Milan

Budapest
HUNGARY

Bucharest

Madrid

ITALY
Lisbon Barcelona Rome

SPAIN

M E D I T E R R A N E A N

S E A Malta
Athens

Internet traffic by members of the Euro-IX Association Monthly average (June 2004) in gigabits per second

25 Gigabit/second 10 Gigabit/second 5 Gigabit/second 1 Gigabit/second less than 1 Gigabit/second or unknown
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5.1

LOCATION

Rent for office space

5.2

LOCATION

Best business location

Average rent for office space in €/m , second quarter 2004 London Paris Milan Dublin Frankfurt Stockholm Munich Amsterdam Madrid Brussel Barcelona Dusseldorf Berlin Prague Hamburg Budapest Den Haag Utrecht Lyon Rotterdam 834 650 450 431 414 360 342 320 297 295 276 252 252 240 234 215 205 190 185 180
Source: TNO Ruimte en Infrastructuur, based on Jones Lang LaSalle

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1990 London Paris Frankfurt Brussels Amsterdam Barcelona Madrid Munich Berlin Milan Dublin Manchester Stockholm Lisbon Dusseldorf Hamburg Lyon Vienna Rome Copenhagen 25 6 14 18 20 13 19 1 2 3 4 5 11 17 12 15 9

2004 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 11 12 14 15 16 18 19 21 22 25 26

development since 1990

Ranking of best European cities to locate a business
Source: Cushman & Wakefield/Healey & Baker (2003), European Cities Monitor

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KEY FIGURES

Randstad Holland key figures

Population (millions; 2003) Labour force (millions; 2003) Gross Regional Product (billions of euro; 2003) GRP per head (thousands of euro; 2003) Labour participation (2003) Unemployment (2003) Labour productivity (thousands of euro per job (in full-time equivalent); 2003) People in employment (millions; 2003) Export share in GRP (2003) Investment (billions; 2003) Investment share in GRP (2003) Households with income below social minimum (2000) Urban area (% of total area; 2000) Surface area (x 1000 ha) Forest and natural areas: area per capita (m2; 2000)

6.6 3.2 210.8 31.8 70.1% 5.4% 72.9

3.7 35% 45.0 21% 10.1% 26% 542 84

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