Business in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a key launchpad into the European market, with a stable business climate, diverse talent pool, entrepreneurial mindset and a work-life balance that is among the best on the planet. Be part of a thriving business ecosystem – alongside cutting-edge startups, international corporations, social entrepreneurs and award-winning innovation.

A city of enterprise

This is your comprehensive resource for doing business in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area. Discover what makes Amsterdam’s various industries flourish, why social entrepreneurs are making such an impact and how boundaries are being pushed in the city’s startup scene. Learn about investment opportunities and the latest news and developments in your industry.

Top industries

Latest news

  • A new business connection: Amsterdam's new Noord/Zuidlijn

    Amsterdam's new Noord/Zuidlijn will offer businesses in the city faster travelling times between the north of the city, RAI conference centre, the city centre and the Zuidas business district.

  • Google Brain expands to Amsterdam

    Google’s deep-learning artificial intelligence (AI) research team are expanding their operations to Amsterdam to bolster the division’s artificial intelligence research efforts.

  • Five Dutch organisations using AI to power their business

    With investment from the City of Amsterdam, a wealth of top talent and successful partnerships between multinationals, startups and researchers, Amsterdam is leading the way in artificial intelligence. But how are companies in the city using AI to improve people’s quality of life and their own operations? We’ve rounded up some of the best examples below.

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Business in Amsterdam

Setting up a business

Join more than 3,000 international companies that have invested in Amsterdam. It’s a top destination for commerce, knowledge, innovation and an ideal ...

Why choose Amsterdam

Amsterdam’s spirit of commerce and excellent quality of life make it a magnet for talent, startups and international headquarters for companies from a...

Your industry

Find out more about your industry in Amsterdam, with information on the following sectors: tech, logistics, creative, life sciences, financial and bus...

Life in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a wonderful place to live and work in. The city’s got a great quality of life, with the ubiquitous bikes making it easy to get arou...

News & insights

From world-leading developments across a number of sectors – including tech, creative, life sciences and more – to new insights into hot b...

AMS business magazine

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

Connect with Amsterdam’s business ecosystem

Social enterprises

Idealistic entrepreneurs will find a home in Amsterdam. The city is full of big ideas and has an inspiring, innovative and active ecosystem for social...

IN Amsterdam

IN Amsterdam (formerly Expatcenter Amsterdam) provides a one-stop-shop service for international newcomers in the Amsterdam Area. We serve companies a...