the netherlands

With its renowned high quality of life, relaxed fiscal opportunities for international businesses and highly-educated, multicultural workforce, it's no wonder that many of the world's top companies and financial institutions have established offices or even their headquarters in the Netherlands.

The flower connection

At the centre of Holland’s substantial floral industry is Royal FloraHolland, the world’s largest flower auction conglomerate. CEO Lucas Vos talks to ...

Up and away

Embraer’s impressive growth and role in renewing KLM’s Cityhopper fleet has seen the company open its European headquarters in Amsterdam.

A high-flying century

Schiphol Airport celebrates its centenary in 2016. CEO Jos Nijhuis explains how it went from a shed in a field to one of the world’s largest aviation ...

Growing with Cityhopper

KLM subsidiary Cityhopper has been flourishing since its initial launch in 1991. The service – based at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol – specialises in sh...

Philips Lighting

“There is a really good climate for creative innovation in Amsterdam. Design and technology come together here,” says Rogier van der Heide, Chief Desi...

Guerrilla Games

“Amsterdam has a really independent mind-set – it’s a place where for centuries people haven’t been scared to innovate.”


“Everyone who’s anyone in dance comes to Amsterdam to be inspired and to experiment with new musical forms,” says Roy Avni of Electronation.

New Motion

NewMotion is at the forefront of Amsterdam’s smart mobility revolution. We spoke to founder Alef Arendsen to find out how Amsterdam is making hi...