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Doing business in the Amsterdam Area

Amsterdam is a great place to do business: it’s hyper-connected to Europe and the rest of the world, it’s packed with international and local talent, and its work-life balance is among the best on the planet. If you want to be part of a thriving business ecosystem – alongside cutting-edge startups, the biggest corporations, social entrepreneurs and all-round innovation – the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area is the place for you.

Amsterdam, a city of enterprise

This is your comprehensive resource for all things business-related in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area. It is a place where you can discover Amsterdam’s various flourishing industries, its boundary-pushing social entrepreneurship and impact environment, its world-class startup scene and its diverse venues for meetings, conventions and conferences. You can also learn about investment opportunities and how to set up your business in the city.

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

  • Munich bootcamp startups announced

    With a little less than a month to go until February’s Startup Bootcamp to Munich, StartupAmsterdam is proud to announce the ten startups that have been chosen to take part.

  • Plug and Play opens circular fashion platform in Amsterdam

    Silicon-Valley-based Plug and Play, one of the world’s leading startup accelerators, is opening a new platform focussing on circular ideas in fashion. Fashion for Good is set to launch on 29 March 2017 on the Rokin in central Amsterdam.

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Business in Amsterdam

Our services

amsterdam inbusiness assists foreign companies with establishing and expanding their operations in Amsterdam and beyond. We can help you create a conv...

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...

AMS business magazine

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

StartupAmsterdam

Welcome to Amsterdam. We are a city in which VCs, accelerators, incubators, universities, big tech companies, multinationals, startups and scale-ups a...

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 ...

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...

Amsterdam Trade

Learn more about Amsterdam Trade, an organisation that connects regional trade and industry with business opportunities in foreign markets.