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Why choose Amsterdam for business?

Amsterdam’s spirit of commerce and excellent quality of life make it a magnet for talent, startups and international headquarters for companies from across the globe. All relevant contacts are close at hand, and a wide network of internationally orientated service providers offer companies a competitive edge.

  • Fantastic cultural life

  • High quality of life

  • Access to talented workforce

  • Well connected by land, water and air

  • Digital and social connectivity

  • Great business ecosystem

Why choose Amsterdam

Business ecosystem

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Amsterdam’s business ecosystem is a hotbed of opportunities for startups, scale-ups and global corporations.


Being part of the network in Amsterdam adds considerable financial value for both talent and businesses.

Life in Amsterdam

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Thanks to its great work-life balance, cultural agenda and more, Amsterdam is a wonderful place to live and work.


Amsterdam metro
Logistically, digitally and socially, Amsterdam is extremely well-connected, giving the city a competitive edge.

Access to talent

Eric Dix
The presence of highly skilled talent is one of the main reasons why so many companies choose Amsterdam.
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