Logistics industry in Amsterdam

The Amsterdam Area is the heart of European and global logistics, mostly due to the region's innovation and strategic location. It is home to thousands of logistics firms that bring an abundance of knowledge and well-established connections.

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 (Royal 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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Success stories from Amsterdam's logistics sector

Oiltanking Amsterdam

A central hub from which fluctuating demand can best be dealt with: that's what petroleum companies need. And Oiltanking's location in Amsterdam, in c...

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...

Carnival Corporation

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

Going my way?

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

Sandvik Mining

Timothy Buell, the former 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, renowned for its YUBASE products. Managing D...


“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.