The published report (in Dutch) notes that the rental market for offices in the Amsterdam Area stabilised in 2012. However, Amsterdam Zuidoost, a business district located in the south east of Amsterdam, saw the largest uptake in terms of square meters. This is primarily due to a few new lease contracts for large offices. One example is a new contract with DAS, a Dutch company providing legal insurance. The company decided to utilise an entire 13-storey building, comprising 15,000 square metres. DAS plans to move into the new office in 2014.
The Zuidoost business district is an attractive place for companies to settle due to the recent renovation of several office buildings. In addition, a number of important service providers have settled in the area, making for a valuable network of businesses. And recently, a modern hotel tower run by the Fletcher Group opened its doors. The 60-meter hotel tower has 16 floors and offers 120 rooms, plus on the top floors you will find conference facilities, a fitness centre and restaurants. More than the other Fletcher Hotels in the Amsterdam Area, the Fletcher Hotel Amsterdam will be geared especially towards the business traveller.
Diverse business locations
The Amsterdam Area offers more than 2 million square metres of office and industrial space, ranging from flexible offices to refurbished factories, state-of-the-art warehouses and high-end locations, such as the prestigious Amsterdam Zuidas. Read the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area's Property Report to see a business overview for each area.
In the northern part of Amsterdam (Amsterdam Noord), the digital industry continues to expand. MTV and Red Bull offices are located in former shipyards, while a repurposed hangar now houses 250 artists in individual studios. The area acts as a magnet for creative industries.The southern part of the city is home to the World Trade Centre (WTC) and the financial district, and is only 6 minutes by train from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and 15 minutes from the city centre.