Growth industries in Amsterdam

The Dutch economy ranks in the top 20 largest in the world. Its top industries continue to grow, and Amsterdam has a strong reputation for innovation and creativity. 

If you have ever wondered which sectors are thriving, the top nine industries in the Netherlands are:

  • Agriculture and food
  • Life sciences and health
  • Creative industries
  • Horticulture and propagation materials
  • Water
  • Energy
  • Logistics
  • High-tech
  • Chemicals

Amsterdam’s creative sector attracts top professionals from all over the world, and is continuing to expand year on year. Read more about the city’s world class creative talent in industries like advertising, gaming and design. 

Qualifications in data sciences, IT, commerce, finance, life sciences, business, manufacturing, media communications, education and hospitality are particularly sought after in Amsterdam. On average, graduates in the fields of engineering, health and nature stay in the Netherlands more frequently and for longer periods than their peers, as the job market in these sectors is more favourable than in others.

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