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.
In terms of growth, the Dutch capital’s startups are dominating. Picnic secured the top spot for fastest-growing startup in the Netherlands, but many other Amsterdam companies also made the top 10. Read on to find out which ones.
The Centrum Wiskunde en Informatica (CWI) has again been assessed as excellent by an international evaluation committee. The institute is renowned for its world-leading research in data science and mathematics.
Are you a student entrepreneur? Getting hold of a decent mentor is one of the hardest parts of starting a company. Startup and Running understands this, which is why the platform matches Amsterdam's students with knowledgeable startup mentors.