The game-changing start-up plans to move into a new, larger office in Amsterdam this summer.

Amsterdam: a perfect base for expansion

In 2012, Amsterdam was the third European city where Uber (link in Dutch) was launched. Since then, its Amsterdam office has grown significantly and is now also processing rides that take place in London. According to a press release (in Dutch), the expansion of the Amsterdam office follows a capital injection by Uber’s investors to finance further expansion into Europe.

Start-up hub

Uber is one of the many successful start-ups to do business in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area. No wonder Amsterdam has been praised as a hotspot for start-ups numerous times. In March 2013, Site Collection, a corporate real estate magazine, published an in-depth article about Amsterdam as a perfect location for international, innovative start-ups, noting that “one of the first capitals of global commerce is still golden after all these years.” Earlier, in a report by Startup Genome, Amsterdam was identified as one of the “runner-up cities” in a list of the best places in the world for start-ups. The report lists top locations that provide the best ecosystem for launching new businesses.