Business in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a key launchpad into the European market, with a stable business climate, diverse talent pool, entrepreneurial mindset and a work-life balance that is among the best on the planet. Be part of a thriving business ecosystem – alongside cutting-edge startups, international corporations, social entrepreneurs and award-winning innovation.

A city of enterprise

This is your comprehensive resource for doing business in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area. Discover what makes Amsterdam’s various industries flourish, why social entrepreneurs are making such an impact and how boundaries are being pushed in the city’s startup scene. Learn about investment opportunities and the latest news and developments in your industry.

Latest news

  • Sales increase for electric scooters

    There has been a rise in the popularity of electric scooters: sales have increased by 2.5 times year-on-year, reports Business Insider NL, quoting figures from the RAI Vereniging, BOVAG and RDC. This means 9.2 per cent of all scooters sold in 2018 so far are electric.

  • New initiative: The Impact Days

    The cities of Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Utrecht all run varied schemes to promote social enterprise and social purchasing. To raise awareness of social enterprise at local and national level, the four cities are now joining forces in a three-day campaign: The Impact Days. From 15 to 17 November, social enterprises, organisations and cities will run a range of activities for different target groups.

  • Amsterdam startup among the winners at TNWomen’s Pitch competition

    Female-led startups from all over Europe came to Amsterdam for the finals of TheNextWomen Pitch Competition 2018.

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Business in Amsterdam

Setting up a business

Join more than 3,000 international companies that have invested in Amsterdam. It’s a top destination for commerce, knowledge, innovation and an ideal ...

Why choose Amsterdam

Amsterdam’s spirit of commerce and excellent quality of life make it a magnet for talent, startups and international headquarters for companies from a...

Your industry

Find out more about your industry in Amsterdam, with information on the following sectors: tech, logistics, creative, life sciences, financial and bus...

Life in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a wonderful place to live and work in. The city’s got a great quality of life, with the ubiquitous bikes making it easy to get arou...

News & insights

From world-leading developments across a number of sectors – including tech, creative, life sciences and more – to new insights into hot b...

AMS business magazine

AMS is a magazine for entrepreneurs, businesses, researchers and professionals interested or invested in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area. With facts, ...

Connect with Amsterdam’s business ecosystem

Social enterprises

Idealistic entrepreneurs will find a home in Amsterdam. The city is full of big ideas and has an inspiring, innovative and active ecosystem for social...

IN Amsterdam

IN Amsterdam (formerly Expatcenter Amsterdam) provides a one-stop-shop service for international newcomers in the Amsterdam Area. We serve companies a...