Scaling up in Amsterdam

So you’ve relished your time as a startup in Amsterdam; after all, the city’s startup ecosystem is one of the world’s best – packed with talent, things to do and networking opportunities galore. You’ve enjoyed the messy desks, foosball tables, pizza parties, cheesy posters, late starts and even-later finishes. It was good fun, finding your feet and all, but now you’re growing fast, and it’s time get serious.

Enter ScaleUpDistrict. The office space – the brainchild of ScaleUpNation – oozes professionalism and distinctiveness, with connectivity and accessibility to boot. Located in the sought-after Zuidas business location, the office is easily accessible from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and is conveniently located right next to the Amstelveenseweg Metro Station, meaning meetings with attendees both local and international are a breeze.

The iconic Tripolis building was designed by the late Dutch architect Aldo van Eyck, who is regarded as one of the biggest influences on the Structuralism architecture movement. And the building’s interior is just as striking as the exterior, boasting an open space, lofty ceilings and energy-saving lighting. Of course, the essential and high-end amenities are all there: high-speed internet, a video conference studio, a reception area, an in-building restaurant and a theatre space for conferences, events and workshops. The spaces are customisable, too, with traditional office spaces and co-working spaces on offer.

Applying for ScaleUpDistrict

To be in with a chance of renting this coveted office space, your business must:

  • be a young enterprise (younger than 10 years old)
  • have more than 15 FTEs
  • have at least 20% year-on-year employment growth over the last three years
  • have an innovative product/service and business model
  • be led by experienced serial entrepreneurs
  • have potential for social impact and economic value alike.

If your business ticks all these boxes, and you’d like to become part of the ScaleUpDistrict community, send an email to Annie Chen at to arrange a visit.

Need more information? Download this ScaleUpDistrict overview (PDF).