A dynamic environment, from start-ups to multinationals
The Central Business District of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is humming with activity, and brimming with energy. More than 500 companies and 65,000 employees are based here. Microsoft, Citibank, Danone, Cargill, and many others have already set up shop in Schiphol’s Central Business District, and Samsung will also be setting up its headquarters at Schiphol in 2016.
Atmosphere, accessibility, and styleAccording to Bart van Eerd of real estate consultancy CBRE, there are many reasons that explain the popularity of Schiphol’s Central Business District. Foremost is the dynamic atmosphere. "Companies want more than an office building”, he said. In addition to a pleasant office, employees also want catering, sports, and venues where they can meet interesting people.
The Central Business District also offers optimal accessibility, by plane, train, car, bus, and even by bicycle. Companies save time and money when customers and employees can walk to the airport terminal. The presence of a train station and ample parking also add value, especially considering that parking opportunities are often scarce in the city centre.
And of course, there is also the airport itself. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is a true European gateway, providing 317 flight connections to airports in 98 countries by more than 100 different airlines from all over the world. This makes Schiphol one of the four main European airports. It is close to the Port of Amsterdam and the Port of Rotterdam, and is also supported by a wide network of rail and road transport, offering easy access to all the main European markets for passengers as well as cargo.