Explore CIC Rotterdam’s workspaces, events, and programs


Welcome to the
Groot Handelsgebouw

Be part of the most dynamic business community of Rotterdam. CIC is located in the iconic Groot Handelsgebouw, next to Rotterdam Centraal train station, featuring all the amenities of a modern office so you can focus on your mission. Work in the heart of Europe’s largest port city where ideas and collaboration thrive.

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250 +

Current clients

20 %

of clients boast international HQ’s

11000 +

Rentable square meters

Customizable workspaces with flexible terms

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Shared Workspaces

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Private workspaces


We take care of the office so you can focus on your work

Our spaces are beautifully designed and appointed to provide an environment that fosters collaboration. As part of a vibrant community of like-minded professionals, you’ll also get access to events that cultivate CIC’s unique culture. All of these perks are at your fingertips with super-flexible 30-day membership terms.

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Dedicated Onsite Staff

Our concierge and Community Team supports you and your guests

Meet With Ease

Unmetered use of bookable, tech-enabled conference rooms and phone booths

Fully-Stocked Kitchens

Coffee, tea, and snacks for when the cravings hit

Building Access 24/7

Because not all schedules are 9-to-5

Secure, High-Speed Internet

Instantly connect in all CIC locations

Mailing Address

Business mailing address, with mail and package delivery

Commuter’s paradise

Easy access to public transportation

Print, Copy, and Fax

Unlimited access; no restrictions

Wellness Area

Dedicated space to relax and rejuvenate

Podcast Studio

Record your next episode like a pro

Game Room

Take a break and decompress

Global Passport

Access to any CIC innovation campus


Convenient options for your vehicle

We wanted to be surrounded by people we aspire to be. Rotterdam is a vibrant city that brings a lot of relevant stakeholders together, from entrepreneurs like us to investors and potential partners. It is the place for us to be.

Julian Jagtenberg | Founder & CEO | Somnox
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Spark new connections and build relationships

Join the action at one of our campus events or host your own in CIC’s dedicated event spaces. Foster new connections, cultivate new ideas, and open the door to new opportunities.


Programs to foster new thinking

CIC provides programming and services to help entrepreneurs, companies, and communities grow through educational and networking opportunities—tailored to advance innovation across the globe.

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Venture Café

Connect with fellow innovators through free events and programming at Venture Café. You never know what ideas might spark or who you’ll meet at the weekly Thursday Gathering. Your next big idea or collaboration might be right around the corner.

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International Soft Landing

Designed to support companies who desire to expand their operations into the European market. Our teams develop bespoke cohort programs to make internationalization more attainable.

Startup Visa

Are you a startup innovator with an exciting and innovative product or business? Do you dream of starting or expanding your venture to the Netherlands, a country renowned for its entrepreneurial opportunities? Look no further!

“CIC Rotterdam represents an outstanding entrepreneurial ecosystem, fostering growth, diversity, sustainability, and international collaboration. Being named among the Financial Times’ list of Leading European Startup Hubs is a testament to our ongoing commitment to nurturing innovation and fostering the growth of start-ups.”

Joyce Kornet Vreugdenhil I General manager, cic Rotterdam


Learn what’s new at CIC Rotterdam and beyond

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Behind CIC Rotterdam’s Rise as a Leading European Start-up Hub

Posted on Updated on June 3, 2024

CIC Rotterdam has secured a prestigious position among the Leading European Start-up Hubs, as recognized by the Financial Times, a testament to its pivotal role in the region’s innovation landscape. Concurrently, Joyce Kornet-Vreugdenhil, General Manager of CIC Rotterdam, has been nominated for Rotterdam Business Woman of the Year 2024, marking an exciting time of recognition and growth in the European innovation ecosystem. 

This article delves into the significance of these achievements for the local, regional, and global innovation community, exploring why nearly 950 clients have chosen CIC Rotterdam as their home since its establishment in 2016.

Read Full Story about Behind CIC Rotterdam’s Rise as a Leading European Start-up Hub

Batazia: Empowering African Languages through Technology

Posted on Updated on June 4, 2024

In the heart of Africa’s linguistic diversity, Batazia emerged as a beacon of change, driven by the personal experiences of its founders and a deep-rooted mission to democratize language access.

Read Full Story about Batazia: Empowering African Languages through Technology

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CIC Rotterdam – Stationsplein 45, 4th floor, 3013 AK, Rotterdam, The Netherlands | Tel: +31 (0) 10 808 00 13

1 minute walk from Rotterdam Centraal train station | 35 minute drive from Schiphol Airport | Few hours travel from Europe’s major business hubs