Tech industry in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a thriving tech hub. Home to industry giants, innovative companies and a buzzing startup scene, it is the ideal breeding ground for cross-sector collaborations and ground-breaking developments in AI, fintech and medtech.

What makes Amsterdam a great place for tech 

Amsterdam’s robust digital infrastructure and fast and reliable connections make it an easy place to start, adapt or scale a business at the gateway to Europe. Amsterdam’s well-educated workforce and international outlook – more than 90% of Dutch people speak English – help tech firms thrive and attract talent from all over the world. 

Opportunities for collaboration are endless, whether it’s connecting with corporates from any sector, or partnering with knowledge institutes using tech to innovate healthcare and public services. Amsterdam is also one of the world’s most AI-ready cities, and tech companies can leverage this ‘living lab’ status – or set up at dedicated hubs such as Amsterdam Science Park and its Startup Village – to design and deploy the world’s next big breakthroughs.

Outside of the office, the Dutch capital is considered one of Europe’s most liveable cities boasting a top ranked work-life balance.

  • Amsterdam has Europe’s fastest broadband speeds and excellent digital infrastructure
  • Key tech hub for life sciences & health, fintech, enterprise software and travel/tourism industries
  • Large talent pool: Amsterdam's tech sector creates 14% of the region's jobs, approximately 77,000 positions

  • Amsterdam has one of the world's largest data-transport hubs, AMS-IX

  • 450+ multinationals, including Tesla, Netflix and Miele X have their European headquarters in Amsterdam

  • The Netherlands is ranked the world’s best market for tech companies

Set up in Amsterdam

Are you searching for a location for your European office or do you want to know more about your potential market in the Amsterdam Area? As the region’s official foreign investment agency, amsterdam inbusiness can help international businesses enjoy a soft landing in the Amsterdam Area, including arranging fact-finding visits and providing market intelligence. Get in touch with a member of the team:

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