startup

Amsterdam is widely known to be a vibrant startup hub – little surprise in a country with such a rich history of trade and commerce. Factors such as socially progressive attitudes, tax advantages and great quality of life too contribute to make Amsterdam a great place to start a new business.

Working in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is an old European capital city with a modern outlook. As such, it offers plenty of unique employment opportunities across many different se...

Startup permits

As of 2015, a new regulation makes it possible for ambitious entrepreneurs to apply for a temporary residence permit for the Netherlands. The so-calle...

Model agreements

As of 1 May 2016, regulations pertaining to freelance status will change. Freelancers are no longer asked to apply for a VAR statement to declare thei...

Ladies that UX

The global tech industry is dominated by men, and, progressive as it may be, the Netherlands is no exception. Thankfully, there are numerous programme...

Startup visa

The first step you need to take to get the most of Amsterdam’s startup ecosystem is to relocate to the city. Luckily, the Netherlands makes this very ...

Amsterdam Capital Week

Startups need capital to support their growth. For most founders, bootstrapping a company until its IPO is something they can only dream of. To boost ...

The StartupCity book

This comprehensive manual, written by StartupAmsterdam’s public and private leads, explains how local governments can develop their own startup cities...

Launchpad Meetups

Startups and corporates are often thought to be in opposition: many claim that startups disrupt the status quo of business and corporates attempt to r...

Fact sheet

Amsterdam is a hyper-connected hub for entrepreneurs, emerging tech and innovation. To realise its full potential, the City of Amsterdam runs StartupA...

City data

At the City of Amsterdam, we see data as the fuel for innovation, and we invite startups to utilise this data.