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 has taken third place in a new ranking of Smart Cities, which considers factors including smart mobility facilities, recycling rates, infrastructure investment and business ecosystem.
Data science pioneer Databricks has announced an investment of €100 million for expanding its Amsterdam office, giving a significant boost to the city’s data science ecosystem in the progress.
Stay up to date with Amsterdam’s startup scene with our funding roundup from 11 November 2019.