Setting up a business in Amsterdam

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Amsterdam is connected to the rest of Europe and the world – not only by an extensive transport network and the world’s largest internet hub, but also by the city’s collaborative approach to doing business. Amsterdam’s spirit of commerce, excellent quality of life and its fiscal climate make it a magnet for talent, startups and international headquarters for companies from across the globe. Find out why companies choose Amsterdam for business. 

Our team of experts can assist your company in every stage of establishing or expanding operations in the Amsterdam area, free of charge – find out how we can help. And see more information about setting up a business, from legal issues to hiring talent, below.

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Setting up your business

How to find staff

Startup Amsterdam Spaces Herengracht workspace
The presence of highly skilled talent is one of the aspects that make Amsterdam attractive to companies and investors.

Country desks

Chinese business at De Kas Amsterdam Eran Oppenheimer
Connect with our country desks covering Canada, China, India, Japan and South Korea.

Business locations and areas

Use an interactive map to discover the unique characteristics, local attractions and industries of business locations around the Amsterdam Area.

Legal matters and permits

Learn how to navigate the number of official and legal matters to consider when setting up a company.

Step-by-step guide to setting up a business

WeWork Amsterdam South Bank
See a quick overview of the steps to follow when setting up in Amsterdam, from the initial business idea right through to registering a new company.

How can amsterdam inbusiness help?

Amsterdam inbusiness is the official foreign investment agency of the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area. By combining your data with ours, we can provide relevant information for your organisation. And our commitment does not end once you have set up a business in the Amsterdam Area: we strive to build a long-term relationship and are supportive in any phase of the development of your company.

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