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.
AI tops the lists of many governments and institutions as a solution to economic stagnation. A large study of 12 developed economies – including the Dutch economy – has shown that AI can double economic growth rates by 2035, by making people more efficient and productive. The Amsterdam startup community has recently embraced the AI trend, and is gearing up to take full advantage of it.
Amsterdam boasts numerous business development programmes, academies, incubators and accelerators for impact entrepreneurs. To take your startup and positive impact to the next level, here are five Amsterdam-based accelerators you can apply to this autumn.
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) has set up shop in Amsterdam, marking the institution's first EU chapter.