Amsterdam offers a winning combination of a strong financial sector, successful tech ecosystem, vibrant startup scene, entrepreneurial spirit and high adoption of new tech, making it the ideal base for fintech business.
Adyen started in Amsterdam and is now the #1 in the European top 50 Most Valued Fintech. The number of fintech startups is growing fast - nowadays there are more than 500 Dutch and international startups in Holland. More and more international fintech players, including Azimo and Currencycloud, choose Amsterdam as their European foothold. Also companies like Uber, Netflix and Booking.com are setting up their payments team in Amsterdam.
Amsterdam’s thriving tech and fintech ecosystem is bolstered by an abundance of talent. The Dutch capital boasts a modern, productive, flexible and internationally oriented workforce. Education levels are high and most of Amsterdam’s residents speak English well.
The largest data transport hub in the world, the Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX), is located in the city, which has flawless digital credentials. As for physical connectivity, Amsterdam offers full access to the European market with Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and high-speed rail services.
amsterdam in business is the official foreign investment agency of the Amsterdam area, and a partner of the Invest in Holland network. We provide free, confidential support services to new foreign investors in the Netherlands. We'll connect you to the right partners in our network to assist with everything from recruiting talent to advice on fiscal, legal and regulatory frameworks, and have a dedicated point of contact within the DNB and the AFM.