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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Rentable square meters
Customizable workspaces with flexible terms
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.
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
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.
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.
International Soft Landing
Designed to support companies who desire to expand their operations into new international markets. Our teams develop bespoke cohort programs to make internationalization more attainable.
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!
“Community, community, community! It’s all about building a community of amazing entrepreneurs and innovators. And we are right in the heart of Rotterdam, in front of Centraal Station!”Joyce Kornet Vreugdenhil I General manager, cic Rotterdam
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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