Find out more about starting a business in Amsterdam or elsewhere in the Netherlands.
Amsterdam is a great place for finding independence in your career, whether you want to go it alone as a freelancer, establish an innovative startup or build a company from the ground up. Below, find our guide to starting up your own business in the Netherlands. There are lots of support and services available: for example, amsterdam inbusiness can help you start a business, and StartupAmsterdam offers an unparalleled network of support and resources, as well as access to Amsterdam’s thriving startup ecosystem. Other useful resources include a guide to going freelance, information on the startup visa scheme and a handy overview of co-working spaces.
Amsterdam is a green city that is increasingly putting more emphasis on social impact. So naturally, the city is packed full of startups that are constantly innovating to ensure a greener future. With it being Circular Economy Week, there's no better time to show off some of the Dutch capital's exciting young social enterprises.
Amsterdam – a pioneer in both social entrepreneurism and the circular economy – has always been concerned with sustainability, green energy and the future. So it should come as no surprise that the city boasts some truly remarkable green offices. Here’s a list of some of the most impressive.
2017 was another incredible year for startup funding in Amsterdam – almost doubling 2016’s figures. And it wasn’t just the ICT and tech companies that dominated: startups across a diverse range of other sectors also secured capital.