Amsterdam's logistics industry

The Amsterdam Area is the heart of European and global logistics, mostly thanks to Amsterdam's innovation and strategic location.

Amsterdam's 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

Innovation hub

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

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News about Amsterdam's logistics industry

  • Smith opens new European distribution center in the Amsterdam Area

    The electronics firm's launch of its new European distribution center completes a two part relocation process that started last year, when the company moved its European headquarters to a new space in Amsterdam Zuidoost's Alpha Tower.

  • Abbott expands Weesp manufacturing site

    Global pharmaceutical company Abbott has opened a new building at its manufacturing site in Weesp. The expansion will increase the company’s production of dydrogesterone, a medicine used to treat progesterone deficiency in women.

  • A new business connection: Amsterdam's new Noord/Zuidlijn

    Amsterdam's new Noord/Zuidlijn will offer businesses in the city faster travelling times between the north of the city, RAI conference centre, the city centre and the Zuidas business district.

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Testimonials and insights

Hair Direct, Inc.

“There’s just no better staging area for moving goods around Europe – the Netherlands was an easy choice.”

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 ...

Connecting the dots

The Amsterdam Metropolitan Area’s ambition to remain a prime business location and primary regional economic force requires major investments in new i...

Global companies find Almere

In the fast-growing Dutch city of Almere, just a brief train ride from Amsterdam’s city centre, the global cruise company Carnival Corporation has ope...

Going my way?

Via plane, ship, road, train and internet, Amsterdam’s modern-day logistics possibilities have done its forbearers proud.

IJS Global

Rene de Koning, Chief Commercial Officer at IJS Global, explains why Amsterdam is a great place for business headquarters.

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...


“There is enough room to grow here,” says Angie Wu, who is responsible for TYC Europe's distribution centre and the European headquarters in Almere.
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