The key features for small and large businesses in Amsterdam include:
- Amsterdam is increasingly becoming known as a key destination for tech companies and is home to a growing number of both multinational and home-growing tech companies.
- A big corporate scene as well as a thriving centre for start-ups and SMEs
- Excellent transport links both throughout the city and also internationally with the presence of Schiphol Airport
- The Dutch are better at speaking English than any other non-native country, with the EF English Proficiency Index placing the Netherlands first when comparing the English skills of 72 countries. Amsterdam also offers several international schools.
The historical centre with it's beautiful canals, is a vibrant and buzzing area. There is an abundance of things to see and do from cultural activities, such as visiting the Anne Frank Huis, Hermitage, NEMOand art galleries, to shopping at Kalverstraat, or 9 Straatjes. Additionally there are plenty of restaurants and bars to choose from in the city centre.
There are a diverse range of different businesses located in the city of centre, with a large number of professional services companies based here, for example law, consulting and financial companices such as RBS and BNP Paribas. There is also a thriving tech scene, with numerous tech companies based here; Flow Traders, Booking.com, Trivago and Oracle.
The city centre is extremely accessible, with plenty of different transport links; metro, tram, bus and bike, as well as Amsterdam Central station (the second busies station in the Netherlands).
Amsterdam Noord is a vibrant young and creative part of Amsterdam that has undergone an impressive regeneration in the last decade. Situated just across from the IJ Harbour, the area is known for it's green and picturesque villages, modern architecture and stylish waterfront restaurants.
The area has become something of a creative hotbed in recent years, attracting cultural entrepreneurs, startups and creative companies, as well as global businesses, such as MTV Europe and Red Bull. There are plenty of great lunchtime cafes and spots for after work drinks with an array trendy bars; such as, Pllek, Tolhuistuin and Noorderlicht. Additionally, there are various other things to see and do in this area with the IJ-hallen market, EYE Film Museum and A'DAM tower
This part of Amsterdam offers great transport links with regular bus services, the ferry which goes to the city centre, and the introduction of a metro line which connects North with Amsterdam Central station, the city centre and the South Axis area.
The beautiful greenery, attractive office rents and accesibility to Amsterdam Central, make this an extremely desirable office location.
A prime office location, this area is now home to some of the biggest creative and tech companies in the city, with global tech companies like Netflix, Bung, Dell and Chipsoft all having their offices here. There are a variety of other businesses here also, such as utility company Aliiander, and Amsterdam public transport company, GVB.
This area has excellent transport links, with it's own train and metro station. It is also handily close to both Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and the Port of Amsdterdam.
There are plenty of lunch spots and drink options, with trendy bars like Bret in this area. Additionally, the Ven complex which is set to be completed soon will being a casino, and additional hotels and restaurants.
Riekerpolder has a buzzing start-up ecosystem and is home to various start-ups and tech companies such as B.Amsterdam, PWC and IBM. The area doesn't have as many local amenities, but it's easy access to the centre of Amsterdam means it isn't far to travel to reach the bustling city centre.
This area is served by regular bus services and is also a 15 minute walk from a metro station, providing quick access to the rest of the city. It is a particularly convenient area for businesses that involve regular international travel as it is connected to the A4 highway and just a 10 minute drive from Amsterdam Schiphol airport.
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