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Success stories in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area

Hear it firsthand and from the ones who know: business owners, directors of European headquarters and other Amsterdam-based business veterans talk about what it’s like to set up shop and run a company in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area.

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Amsterdam has a big role to play in the potential success of Abel, a service that aims to fill the void between taxis and public transport.

Adland in Amsterdam

“The city's inclusive spirit is a magnet for international talent looking for inspiration” – why Amsterdam is the perfect place for cooperation.


“I think it’s testament to Amsterdam’s forward-thinking nature that we were established so early,” says the CEO of the world’s largest data hub.

Amsterdam Worldwide

“Our location in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area is one of our most valuable assets,” says Brian Elliott of Amsterdam Worldwide.


“Choosing Amsterdam as the location for our third overseas branch was a no-brainer for us,” says Hazelle Klønhammer of Anomaly.


“I set out on a world tour to find the place that could offer app developers the best quality of life. Amsterdam was a straightforward decision.”


Lisa Trapman of recruitment specialist Aquent has seen the demand for creative and digital talent soar as Amsterdam emerges as a European tech hub.

Baker & McKenzie

Amsterdam's Zuidas business district – prestigious, dynamic, cosmopolitan and accessible – is a fitting location for the international law firm.

Bombardier Aerospace

In the aviation sector, quality and accessibility of after-sales service is a deciding factor, and Amsterdam’s central location is a great asset.