Startup Communities

Dutch Startup Association 

Acts as a voice for startups and scale-ups when it concerns legislation, economic policies, educational regulations and funding issues.

Ondernemend Amsterdam (ORAM) 

Connects Amsterdam Area entrepreneurs in finance, logistics, and the tech and creative industries. The organisation arranges get-togethers and professional lectures.

Smart Health Amsterdam 

Allows businesses and health professionals to share what they are working on, gain exposure and learn how to strengthen their organisation and scale up activities.


Nurtures startups and entrepreneurs with an emphasis on innovation and sustainability. StartupAmsterdam is a City of Amsterdam action programme.

International Connections 

Amsterdam American Business Club 

Aims to improve business contacts between Dutch and American companies through a variety of friendly and informal networking events.

Australian Business in Europe - Netherlands 

Provides a relaxed and stimulating community for Australian business professionals, while also strengthening links to Australia, with events running throughout the year.

American Chamber of Commerce in the Netherlands 

Promotes the interests of American professionals in trade and investment. Membership includes an advocacy forum, unique networking events and a Young Professionals Programme.

Netherlands-Canada Chamber of Commerce 

Promotes trade, investment, industry, commercial services and cultural affairs between Canada and the Netherlands. It also has a Young Professionals & Entrepreneurs Membership open to 25 to 35-year-olds. 

Japanese Chamber of Commerce 

Promotes economic relations and friendly ties between Japan and the Netherlands. It organises meetings and lectures and undertakes promotional activities for its 350+ members.

Netherlands-Italian Chamber of Commerce 

Provides support and services for any Italian or Dutch company interested in doing business between the two countries.

Netherland-Polish Chamber of Commerce 

Runs knowledge groups for members to exchange best practices, matchmaking meetings for companies new to the Polish market, and fact-finding trips to Poland for export opportunities.

Amsterdam Advocacy 

Amsterdam Economic Board 

Ensures a smart, green and healthy future for the Amsterdam Area. Members of its network benefit from its work promoting initiatives which have the potential for scaling.

AI Technology for People 

Supports collaborations between government, academic, medical and other organisations in Amsterdam to help develop and deploy responsible AI.

Amsterdam Impact 

Supports companies that tackle societal challenges through entrepreneurship. Companies can join the ecosystem, support other impact enterprises and attend impact events.

Junior Chamber International Amsterdam 

Promotes trade, commerce, community and culture as well as networking and skills development for professionals aged 18 to 40.

Amsterdam Trade & Innovate 

Connects your company to international markets and brings you in touch with both foreign and fellow Dutch firms.

Professional Development 

Professional Women's Network Netherlands 

Focuses on advancing gender-balanced leadership and career development through networking, learning events and mentoring programmes.

Amsterdam Toastmasters Club 

Provides a supportive learning experience for professionals to develop their communication and leadership skills, among 50+ members from 35 different nationalities.