The Amsterdam Metropolitan Area is home to the European headquarters of many of the world's biggest companies. More than 2,500 international companies have invested in the Amsterdam Area, and more than 450 of them have chosen Amsterdam as the location for their headquarters.

Bynder: interview and video

After starting out as an idea thought up around a kitchen table, Bynder now has offices around the world and employs almost 300 people. We interviewed...


Website-optimisation company Optimizely opened their European headquarters in Amsterdam in 2013. The general manager explains why.

Tata Consultancy Services

“The Netherlands was one of the first adopters of a global sourcing model. So from that perspective, it was right to put our efforts here and th...


For over 30 years, Canon has blazed a trail for Japanese companies to follow in the Amsterdam Area. Today, it is an integral part of the thriving muni...

Nucleus Software

Sumit Arora, Manager of European Development Activities at Nucleus Software, discusses why Nucleus chose Amsterdam for their European headquarters.

Hikvision Europe

“The Netherlands is business oriented,” says President of Hikvision, Jiangfeng Zhi. “All the policies for international businesses are reasonable.”


Online supermarket Picnic is revolutionising the online food shopping sector in the Netherlands and beyond. We sat down with CTO Daniel Gebler to disc...

Mean Well

General Manager James Lai spent three years travelling Europe to find the best place for Mean Well Enterprises’ European HQ. Find out why he picked Am...


When US-based DoubleDutch began to experience rocket growth, it chose Amsterdam for its European headquarters.

Sandvik Mining

Timothy Buell, the former Vice President of Human Resources at Sandvik Mining, discusses why Amsterdam is the perfect place for their headquarters.