Amsterdam named top European city for tech startups
As the financial and business capital of the Netherlands, Amsterdam has long been a centre for European commerce. According to Investment Monitor’s recent analysis, the city ranks among the top cities in Europe for tech startups with its combination of established key sectors, innovative new ventures, and high level of connectivity.
Home to industry leaders and up-and-comers
Investment Monitor recently named Amsterdam among the top cities in Europe for tech startups alongside Berlin and Stockholm. For those that already call the city home, this may come as little surprise. As a city with a diverse economy and excellent access to mainland Europe, many of the world’s largest tech companies including Cisco , Tesla, and Netflix, have chosen to locate their European headquarters in the Dutch capitol.
Alongside these heavy hitters, there is also a strong culture of innovation. Companies like online rental marketplace Peerby and green tech startup Sympower are shaping the future use of technology to help improve social and environmental well-being.
A sector that shows no signs of slowing
When it comes to digital growth, Amsterdam shows no signs of stopping. In the 2023 Global Interconnection Index, the city was ranked as one of the top 5 metros for growth of digital infrastructure. This digital-first approach has long been a priority of the city and has accelerated advancements in other sectors such as renewable energy, healthcare, and fintech, as well as helped the city find smart solutions to metropolitan challenges.
Physical connections are also an advantage, with much of mainland Europe within easy reach by road, rail, or plane. With an open and collaborative business culture, Amsterdam is firmly established as one of Europe’s top tech hubs.