The Amsterdam Area is the heart of European and global logistics, mostly thanks to Amsterdam's innovation and strategic location.
Amsterdam is located in an extremely central location that connects you with the 500 million potential customers in the European marketplace. The presence of Europe’s best airport (Amsterdam Airport Schiphol), seaport (Port of Amsterdam), greenport (FloraHolland) and dataport (AMS-IX) gives Amsterdam a lead in the logistics market of the future.
“There’s just no better staging area for moving goods around Europe – the Netherlands was an easy choice.” – Bill Biesecker, CEO of Hair Direct
In the Amsterdam Area you’ll discover more than 400 years of experience with international trade and logistics. And in recent decades, some 2,000 logistics companies have settled here, bringing an abundance of knowledge and well-established connections to all destinations around the world.
“The companies here have become an increasingly important link in the international supply chain.” – Coenraad Hübner, Oiltanking Amsterdam
Close and continuous cooperation between the government, knowledge institutes and the private sector has helped to develop innovative solutions to improve the logistics chain. These have transformed the region into a logistics innovation hub.
“We are in the centre of the best-equipped logistics triangle of mainland Europe here.” – Angie Wu, TYC Europe
The University of Amsterdam and the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences have set up a logistics hub to streamline deliveries and reduce traffic in the city.
The Netherlands was the only country to receive a perfect score in the 2018 Global Logistics Guide. The guide describes the country as “the model for European logistics excellence.”
The City of Amsterdam – in collaboration with Amsterdam Smart City, Topsector Logistics and Stichting Connekt – has launched a competition giving startups a chance to help solve the city's biggest urban challenges.