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.

Royal circular ambitions

The Netherlands is a global leader in closed-loop recycling projects, says Prince Carlos of Bourbon-Parma. ‘Our strength is in our holistic chain appr...

What is the circular economy?

The idea of a circular economy is gaining traction, and Amsterdam is at the heart of the revolution. Best of all, the circular economy is not only goo...

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...

Guerrilla Games

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

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...

Electronation

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

The DNA of Amsterdam

Thanks to the country's progressiveness, innovation and academic acumen, Amsterdam has been a driving force in science and business since the seventee...