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.

Latest news

  • On the road to AI trading technology

    Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI), the Dutch national research institute for mathematics and computer science, is joining forces with Acumex for a long-term research partnership into autonomous online negotiation.

  • AI report shows Dutch companies are ahead in Europe

    When it comes to AI in business, Dutch companies are ahead of their European peers, according to a report commissioned by Microsoft and conducted by EY. 

  • Five big questions discussed at this year’s World Summit AI

    Of all the exciting tech developments the world is currently facing, AI is among the ones to carry the most profound implications – for businesses, for the media, for society. This means that every time AI is mentioned, some rather big questions are discussed. And the World Summit AI, taking place at Amsterdam’s Westergasfabriek on 10 and 11 October, is certainly no exception.

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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...