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Creative industry in Amsterdam

Amsterdam’s high quality of life and a laid-back atmosphere attract talent and fuel creativity and ambition. It’s a cosmopolitan village and creative capital where international, award-winning ideas, fashion, design and campaigns come into being.

  • Home to 338 foreign creative companies
  • A multilingual, highly skilled creative workforce
  • Europe's fastest broadband speeds
  • An unparalleled work-life balance
  • Europe's 3rd-largest gaming market
  • More bikes (881,000) than people (800,000)

Amsterdam: a springboard for creative ideas

Amsterdam has a long and illustrious history as a hotspot for innovations of all types. The city attracts creatives of all stripes, who find it easy to meet open-minded partners and cooperate across disciplines; as a result, creative industries such as advertising, TV, music, app development, and gaming are thriving – as is the city's bustling startup scene. Amsterdam is home to some of the world’s leading advertising companies, including 180, Wieden + Kennedy and 72andSunny as well as key players in the gaming industry EA and Guerrilla. These creative businesses of all stripes can afford your company the advantage of spillover when disciplines cross over.

 

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