Within the Drechtsteden, 6 municipalities are effectively working together. Alblasserdam, Dordrecht, Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht, Papendrecht, Sliedrecht and Zwijndrecht are cooperating, but also emphasize on making their own choices. The municipality of Hardinxveld-Giessendam will very soon officially become part of the Drechtsteden, that together are “the cities next to the water”. The region is leading in the maritime…


SMO is a foundation that accelerates the realisation of societal ambitions. We signal and identify issues which require a great deal of adaptability and an integral approach. As a trusted third party SMO connects corporations, public sector parties, science and the new generation to create and implement solutions for these societal challenges.

Hollandse Delta Water Autority

At Voorne-Putten en Rozenburg, Goeree-Overflakkee, IJsselmonde, De Hoeksche Waard and the Island of Dordrecht the Hollandse Delta Water Autority takes care of clean water and save dykes and roads.


Innovation Quarter is the regional development agency for Zuid-Holland. We fund innovative and fast growing companies, assisting foreign companies to settle in Zuid-Holland and organize cooperation between innovative entrepreneurs, knowledge institutes and the government. We want to develop Zuid-Holland one of the most innovative regions in Europe.

Rotterdam Partners

Rotterdam Partners: the organisation which promotes the Rotterdam economy. Rotterdam Partners pursues the objective of strengthening the Rotterdam economy. We work for visitors, companies and residents who are either already in the city or are planning to come to Rotterdam or to establish themselves here. Rotterdam Partners has three core areas of work. We act…

Delfland Water Autority

Delfland is one of our country’s twenty-four water authorities. The area in which Delfland operates is bordered by the North Sea, the Nieuwe Waterweg and the Berkel en Rodenrijs line, Zoetermeer and Wassenaar.

City of Delft

There is a main role for our core values : technology, history, creativity and innovation. With a tradition rooted in the House of Orange and fine blue delftware, Delft is a city of tourism and technology. It is these elements that outline the character of its historic city centre. Its core values of technology, history, creativity…

City of Rotterdam

The port and industrial complex is an important foundation of the Rotterdameconomic structure. The infrastructure sectors and logistics, chemistry, bio-based economy and energy, delta water technology, maritime services, manufacturing and sustainable building development are embedded in the DNA of the Rotterdam region.