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’s first 3D printed sensor-equipped, stainless-steel pedestrian bridge, is expected to be in place next year, helping pedestrians cross the Oudezijds Achterburgwal in Amsterdam city centre.
There has been a rise in the popularity of electric scooters: sales have increased by 2.5 times year-on-year, reports Business Insider NL, quoting figures from the RAI Vereniging, BOVAG and RDC. This means 9.2 per cent of all scooters sold in 2018 so far are electric.
The cities of Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Utrecht all run varied schemes to promote social enterprise and social purchasing. To raise awareness of social enterprise at local and national level, the four cities are now joining forces in a three-day campaign: The Impact Days. From 15 to 17 November, social enterprises, organisations and cities will run a range of activities for different target groups.