Gateway to Europe

Whether you are an international choosing Amsterdam as a new home, a new startup doing things differently, an established business that’s looking to grow or a global corporate expanding to Amsterdam, connectivity counts. We are frequently regarded as the gateway to Europe for this very reason. The Amsterdam Metropolitan Area offers full access to the European market: the award-winning Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is centrally located and flies to more than 300 destinations. High-speed rail services make it easy to work while travelling from Amsterdam to Brussels, Paris, London and Berlin, and the Port of Amsterdam is ranked in the top five of Europe.

Digital city

Amsterdam’s connectivity is not limited to logistics. The Amsterdam Metropolitan Area is a thriving tech hub, too, and home to the largest data transport hub in the world, the Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX). The region also has the highest rankings of broadband penetration in Europe.