The world at your fingertips
The municipalities of Haarlemmermeer, Aalsmeer & Uithoorn form a perfect location for businesses that require quick international connections. With Amsterdam Airport Schiphol at its core, providing access to over 300 destinations worldwide, this region has proven very attractive to international businesses, their suppliers, as well as logistics and distribution centres. The Haarlemmermeer, also known as Amsterdam Airport City, is the economic engine for the area, with a growing number of trend-setting companies setting up shop in cutting-edge sustainable business parks.
USPs for business
- 67 business parks with greenfield and brownfield opportunities
- Direct access to 300+ destinations worldwide through Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
- Home to more than 700 international companies and global headquarters
- Just 4 minutes from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to Hoofddorp Business District
- Frontrunners in sustainability and circular economy
How to get there
Easily travel from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol – one of Europe’s best airports for international flight connections. With 120 airlines servicing 316 destinations in 98 different countries, Amsterdam Schiphol Airport offers the single most direct scheduled destinations of all mainland European Airports. The area provides excellent transport links with a high-frequency domestic rail network as well as exceptional motorway access for travelling by car.The city Hoofddorp, the key hub of the Haarlemmermeer featuring business parks and living areas, is only four minutes away from the airport by train, while the city centre of Amsterdam is only 14 minutes further. Major Dutch cities such as Leiden (16 minutes), The Hague (29 minutes), Utrecht (30 minutes) and Rotterdam (20 minutes) are also within easy reach. Employees also benefit from prioritised bus lanes and an excellent developed public transport system.
Prevalent industries, including sub-sectors
Set amidst the outstanding road, rail and air connections around Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, as well as being one of the most digitally connected regions in Europe, unsurprisingly, Smart Logistics and Aerospace are two of the strongest sectors in the region. And these connections don’t just inspire transporters to set up shop here, but international companies from the Tech, Life Sciences and Health, Consumer Goods and Energy industries too. Whether your core business lies in digital solutions, renewable diesel or life-saving pharmaceuticals, it pays to have the world at your fingertips – as well as immediate access to Europe's main markets.
Who is here?
The area surrounding Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is home to more than 700 international companies and headquarters. FedEx, TUI, OTX and Blue Water Shipping are a few examples of companies focusing on innovations in logistics efficiency and sustainability.
Amsterdam Airport City has proven to be a particularly valuable location for companies in Offshore, Renewables and Smart Energy as well as in Life Sciences and Health. Neste and Schneider Electrics, two of the most sustainable energy companies in the world, have their offices here, as do the rapidly expanding life sciences companies Kite, Abbott and AbbVie, due to the supportive ecosystem and close proximity to the European Medicines Agency and the Bio Science Park in Leiden.
Plus, with data centres and leading internet exchange AMS-IX around the corner the area has attracted tech companies like Microsoft, Samsung, Omron, Nutanix, Irdeto, McAfee, Liberty Global and Tampnet.
Business parks and office locations
Haarlemmermeer is known for its cutting-edge business parks, including the world’s most sustainable ones built entirely to cradle-to-cradle principles. All offices are energy-neutral, and some even produce more energy than they use. They offer a modern work culture enabling satisfied employees and an excellent work-life balance. There are now more than 67 business parks and office locations in Amsterdam Airport City.
Business trips, events and international meetings are all simplified immensely by having one of the best-connected airports in Europe next door. Also rates for offices and other business locations are significantly lower than in Amsterdam or other major cities in the Randstad. At the same time, central Amsterdam’s lively business ecosystem, culture and gastronomy are easily accessible. Amsterdam Airport City also offers a stable economic climate. In recent years, it has taken first place as the strongest economy in the Netherlands.
Haarlemmermeer, Uithoorn and Aalsmeer are home to small neighbourhood communities, modern housing options, lush green landscapes and convenient connections to Amsterdam city centre. These features make the region popular with young families, who can choose from both urban or rural living. Residents who love to travel, frequently visit family and friends overseas or in turn have visitors from abroad benefit from the proximity to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.
Living in Haarlemmermeer, Uithoorn and Aalsmeer also means living by the water: there is an abundance of lakes, rivers and canals in the region. Many of these waterways and lakes are connected to each other, offering additional possibilities for recreation and water sports.
For more information about doing business in Haarlemmermeer, visit the Amsterdam Airport City website or contact Patrick Verhulst (details at top of page). IN Amsterdam’s one-stop-shop registration is available for international newcomers in the Haarlemmermeer region, ensuring a smooth transition for arriving international talent and providing a warm welcome.