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.

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Latest news

  • 5 Amsterdam companies to watch out for at AI Expo Europe

    From AI-powered personal assistants to unlocking doors with smartphones, Amsterdam companies are exhibiting some seriously innovative tech at this year’s AI Expo. It’s happening on 27 and 28 June 2018 at RAI Amsterdam.

  • The five famous TV shows you never knew were made in the Netherlands

    The Amsterdam Area has an acumen for producing some of the world's most-watched programmes, with Amsterdam's media and broadcasting companies creating formats which are known and loved in households around the world. Read on to discover more about the famous television programmes created in the city.

  • IXA's Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award winners announced

    Wouter Potters and Jonathan Coutinho picked up the coveted IXA Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award. Their ground-breaking mobile scanners have major implications for stroke-patient care across the globe.

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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: ICT, logistics, creative, life sciences, financial and busi...

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 ICT, creative, life sciences and more – to new insights into hot business topic...

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...