Amsterdam boasts 602 startups in our sample database which represents about 47% of The Netherlands’s sampled startups. Amsterdam is the highest-ranked startup ecosystem in The Netherlands.
In 2022, the startup scene of Amsterdam shows much promise after advancing in the Global Ecosystem Index by 2 spots.
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Amsterdam is ranked within the top 30 startup ecosystems globally.
Amsterdam’s startups excel particularly in Fintech where it ranks 12 and in Hardware & IoT, and Social & Leisure. Find out more
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On our map, you can explore a total of 208 startups for Fintech.
In Western Europe, Amsterdam's Hardware & IoT is in top 13. Amsterdam has a concentration of about 0% of the country's total Hardware & IoT startups that are represented on our map.
Social & Leisure is ranked 15th in the world. Our database contains 68 startups for this industry.
Within Amsterdam there is an increased attraction for entrepreneurs to set up their startups in industries such as Fintech, Hardware & IoT, Social & Leisure. These three industries represent about 58% of the startups represented on the Startup Ecosystem Map of Amsterdam.
Amsterdam is The Netherlands' 1st best startup ecosystem and is ranked 5th in Western Europe. With a population of 1M - 2M people, Amsterdam is ranked th in the world. The city boasts some notable startup success stories including Picnic and its startup ecosystem infrastructure is strengthened by organizations such as Booking.com and WeWork.
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