Find out more about starting a business in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area 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 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.
Software company Miro, which provides an online whiteboard platform for team collaboration, will dramatically expand its presence in Amsterdam, making the hub the largest of the company’s 11 locations worldwide and its co-headquarters.
The European Commission’s Digital Economy and Society Index 2021 placed The Netherlands fourth in Europe for digital competitiveness, on measures such as digital literacy and use of digital technologies.
Researchers in Amsterdam, Utrecht, Belgium and Germany discovered the possibility of using artificial intelligence (AI) to better assess whether rejection has occurred after kidney transplantation. The results were published by the renowned The Lancet medical journal.