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Doing business in the Amsterdam Area

Amsterdam is a key launchpad into the European market, with a stable business climate, diverse talent pool, entrepreneurial mindset and a work-life balance that is among the best on the planet. Be part of a thriving business ecosystem – alongside cutting-edge startups, international corporations, social entrepreneurs and award-winning innovation.

A city of enterprise

This is your comprehensive resource for doing business in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area. Discover what makes Amsterdam’s various industries flourish, why social entrepreneurs are making such an impact and how boundaries are being pushed in the city’s startup scene. Learn about investment opportunities and the latest news and developments in your industry.

In the spotlight: The sharing economy in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is home to many successful sharing initiatives, platforms and businesses across a wide variety of fields, as the sharing economy continues to expand.

Recent news items

  • International schools in Amsterdam receive millions to expand

    The Dutch capital’s role as a go-to business location for companies around the world has been solidified: international schools around Amsterdam and The Hague have received €10.7 million to place 1,150 more students.

  • IoT innovation at the ITCH in Amsterdam

    The spirit of innovation and tech prowess of Amsterdam’s startup ecosystem was showcased at Amsterdam’s The ITCH, a two-day IoT marathon focussing on city hacks. Five startup teams were pitched against each other to devise the best IoT product or service using city data.

Latest news

Business in Amsterdam

Setting up a business

Join more than 3,000 international companies that have invested in Amsterdam. It’s a top destination for commerce, knowledge, innovation and an ideal ...

News & insights

From world-leading developments across a number of sectors – including ICT, creative, life sciences and more – to new insights into hot business topic...

Social enterprises

Business opportunity and impact meet in Amsterdam, making the city's enterprise environment both innovative and progressive. Let Amsterdam Impact be y...

Plan your event

Find out more about planning an event in Amsterdam, including information about the Business Marketing and Conventions team and how it can assist you ...

AMS business magazine

AMS is a magazine for entrepreneurs, businesses, researchers and professionals interested or invested in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area. With facts, ...

Connect with Amsterdam’s business ecosystem

Amsterdam Economic Board

The mission of the Amsterdam Economic Board is to sustainably enhance the prosperity and well being of the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area. To achieve thi...

Expatcenter

The Expatcenter provides a one-stop-shop service for international talent: companies and their highly skilled migrant employees, scientific researcher...