Excellent business value

When compared to other major international cities, we are especially competitive in regards to costs for office space, housing, labour, utilities, transportation and effective corporate tax rates.

Personal tax advantages

Many international employees in Amsterdam can take advantage of significant personal tax allowances. The 30% reimbursement ruling (better known as the 30% ruling) is a tax advantage for highly skilled migrants moving to the Netherlands for a specific employment role. When the necessary conditions are met, the employer can grant a tax-free allowance equivalent to 30% of the gross salary subject to Dutch payroll tax.

Cost of living

Amsterdam ranks below many other European cities when it comes to the cost of living. For example, in the 2016 edition of the renowned Cost of Living survey by Mercer, Amsterdam comes 64th.