Hot jobs and industries in Amsterdam

With so many programmes to choose from, deciding what to study can be seem overwhelming. To help guide your decision, consider these industries that are on the rise in Amsterdam.

Growth industries in Amsterdam

The Dutch economy ranks in the top 20 largest in the world. Its top industries continue to grow, and Amsterdam has a strong reputation for innovation and creativity. 

Amsterdam’s creative sector attracts top professionals from all over the world, and is continuing to expand year on year. Read more about the city’s world class creative talent in industries like advertising, gaming and design. 

Qualifications in data sciences, IT, commerce, finance, life sciences, business, manufacturing, media communications, education and hospitality are particularly sought after in Amsterdam. On average, graduates in the fields of engineering, health and nature stay in the Netherlands more frequently and for longer periods than their peers, as the job market in these sectors is more favourable than in others.

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Industries that are thriving in Amsterdam

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Tech industry in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a thriving tech hub. Home to innovative companies and a bustling startup scene, it is the ideal breeding ground for cross-border collabor...
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Creative industry in Amsterdam

More than 200,000 people work in the creative industries in the Amsterdam Area. They create the clothes we wear, the games we play and the adverts we ...
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Life sciences and health industry in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a world leader in life sciences and health. The city thrives on cooperation, driven by the concentration of its many research institution...
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FinTech in Amsterdam

Amsterdam has a rich history of financial innovation. The world’s first central bank was established here, as was the first joint-stock company....
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Aerospace industry in Amsterdam

The Amsterdam Area is home to a world-class aerospace industry that has been honing strong traditions for over a decade. It boasts leading internation...
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Gaming industry in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a hotspot for companies active in the global gaming industry, thanks to an outstanding digital infrastructure, healthy startup and tech s...
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Logistics industry in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is at the heart of European logistics thanks to the city’s strategic location and commitment to innovation. The Amsterdam Area is also...
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Real estate

The Amsterdam Metropolitan Area offers attractive investment opportunities in real estate, from small-scale developments to grand new projects.
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Amsterdam is an ideal homebase for social entrepreneurs, offering the networks, ecosystem and business preconditions to make impact enterprises a succ...
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Fashion industry in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a bona fide fashion hub and the scene here goes far beyond well-dressed locals and hip boutiques. More than 100 fashion houses are shapin...
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Hotel industry in Amsterdam

Amsterdam’s real estate and hospitality sector is flourishing. Average room rates are among the highest in Europe. Amsterdam is a popular destination ...
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