Amsterdam: a top destination for tech talent

Amsterdam has been ranked as one of the world’s most desirable cities to live for people working in the tech industry. The Dutch capital has been named as one of Savills Tech Lifestyle Cities 2021. The award is part of the real estate firm’s Savills Tech Cities Programme, which examines what tech workers look for in a place to live and work. In total, the 12 cities were named ‘lifestyle cities’, including Barcelona, Berlin, Copenhagen, Dublin and Stockholm.

Focused on places that serve as regional tech centres and hotspots for venture capital investment, the ranking recognised locales offering the elements that will be demanded in a post-COVID world, including good air quality and access to green space. The cities all have less then five million residents, a large or medium-sized tech sector, a well-regarded higher education institution and rich culture, amongst other features. They also offer the products and services desired by tech professionals, including fast broadband speeds and even an affordable vegan burger.

Why Amsterdam is a magnet for talent

With an excellent quality of life, an extensive transportation network and an open business culture, Amsterdam is a magnet for talent of all kinds. The city’s mobility sector was recently named one of the world’s best and the Netherlands also topped the EF English Proficiency Index earlier in the year.

The local tech scene is going strong as well. Unicorns like Mollie and Adyen are headquartered in the capital and the City of Amsterdam recently announced the launch of RISE – Female Hub Amsterdam, which will support female entrepreneurs and help them succeed.

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