Your industry in Amsterdam

Find out more about your industry in Amsterdam, with information on the following sectors: tech, logistics, creative, life sciences, financial and business services, fashion, aerospace, hotels, real estate and food.

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Appsterdam

“I set out on a world tour to find the place that could offer app developers the best quality of life. Amsterdam was a straightforward decision.”

Booking.com interview (video)

With about 1,200,000 room nights reserved every day, Booking.com is a world leader in booking accommodation online. The site is available in 40 langua...

Google

Uniting local heritage and bold primary colours, Google’s quirky Amsterdam office has been designed to reflect the company’s working culture.

Hikvision Europe

“The Netherlands is business oriented,” says President of Hikvision, Jiangfeng Zhi. “All the policies for international businesses are reasonable.”

IBM

IBM's decision to coordinate all its water management activities from Amsterdam was hardly surprising. Business Development Executive Djeevan Schifer...

LM Wind Power

LM Wind Power's CEO, Roland Sundén, explains why Amsterdam's strategic location was the right fit for the business.

Mean Well

General Manager James Lai spent three years travelling Europe to find the best place for Mean Well Enterprises’ European HQ. Find out why he picked Am...

Microsoft

Managing Director of Microsoft Nederland, Ernst-Jan Stigter, explains why Amsterdam was the perfect city to pilot their Outlook office.

Optimizely

Website-optimisation company Optimizely opened their European headquarters in Amsterdam in 2013. The general manager explains why.

Skytree

Skytree is developing technology originally used to keep astronauts alive for longer in space for use in indoor-air purification, fuel synthesis and f...

Oiltanking Amsterdam

According to Coenraad Hübner, site director of fuel storage and transshipment at Oiltanking Amsterdam, “Amsterdam will soon be a key location for all ...

Sandvik Mining

Timothy Buell, Vice President of Human Resources at Sandvik Mining, discusses why Amsterdam is the perfect place for their headquarters.

SK Lubricants

SK Lubricants is the world’s largest manufacturer and supplier of high-quality Group III base oils. Managing Director Jay Kim explains why the company...

180 Kingsday

180 Kingsday is one of the world's leading creative companies. An award-winning, international business in Amsterdam city's centre with offices in Los...

Amsterdam Dance Event

Amsterdam Dance Event is the world's biggest club festival and Europe's leading electronic music conference which welcomes more than 400,000 people ev...

Denham the Jeanmaker

“This is the real denim capital of the world,” says Jason Denham. “Amsterdam is the personification of everything jeans represent.”

Moooi

Design company Moooi's founders, Marcel Wanders and Casper Vissers, describe why their business' success could only have happened in Amsterdam.

The Media Nanny

The Media Nanny is one of the entertainment world's most trusted PR agencies, representing a huge range of global artists, labels, festivals and brand...

3EGA

Amsterdam-based startup 3EGA's ground-breaking methods aim to help therapists identify and treat depression as efficiently as possible. Find out how t...

VUmc

“In Amsterdam we have educated people, good infrastructure and people are internationally oriented,” says Professor Guus van Dongen.

Wright Medical Technologies

From Amstelveen, Paul Kösters runs Wright Medical Technologies company’s sales, marketing and distribution in Europe, Africa and the Middle-East. Here...

bunq

Amsterdam bank bunq aims to offer a true alternative to traditional banking, by not investing its customers' money or allowing them to get into d...

Jones Day

Luc Houben, Partner-in-Charge at Jones Day’s Amsterdam office, explains why the company chose to make the move to the Dutch capital.

Rockstart

Startup hub Rockstart was formed when founder Oscar Kneppers realised that ‘startups are the rock bands of business’. Read the interview with Kneppers...

Spaces

Founder Martijn Roordink explains why Amsterdam was the perfect environment to set up Spaces, a creative office rental concept.

Tata Consultancy Services

“The Netherlands was one of the first adopters of a global sourcing model. So from that perspective, it was right to put our efforts here and th...

Bombardier Aerospace

In the aviation sector, quality and accessibility of after-sales service is a deciding factor, and Amsterdam’s central location is a great asset.

Embraer

“Amsterdam is strategic for our growth, as it is a city that offers mobility and easy connectivity to the region’s countries,” said Jorge Ramos, Embra...

Enza Zaden

“For the green industry, this is the place to be,” says Jaap Mazereeuw, managing director of Enza Zaden.

Fonterra Europe

According to Koert Liekelema, general manager of Fonterra Europe, “the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area has what it takes.”

Yakult

Japanese firm Yakult built its European headquarters in Almere to profit from Dutch water and milk. Tomoyuki Sako, Managing Director of Yakult Europe,...