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The Netherlands Startup Ecosystem Overview

Country Rankings
Regional Ranking
5th
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2
in Western Europe
Global Ranking
11th
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5
worldwide
Population
17.2
million

top industries
Foodtech icon
Foodtech
#3 worldwide
Energy & Environment icon
Energy & Environment
#9 worldwide
Fintech icon
Fintech
#9 worldwide

notable startups
startup iconCreative Fabrica
startup iconStuDocu
startup iconTakeaway.com

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The The Netherlands Startup Ecosystem is World’s Leading Innovation Hubs, ranked at number 11 globally, and shows a negative momentum -5 spots since 2020. The Netherlands also ranks at number 5 for startups in Western Europe.

There are 22 cities ranked in the top 1,000 in The Netherlands and the top ranked city in The Netherlands is Amsterdam at 29 globally. Amsterdam is followed by The Hague at 123 and Utrecht at 131.

The Netherlands is an ideal place to locate for Foodtech, Energy & Environment and Fintech startups. As the most popular industries in the country, there is a sample of 389 Foodtech startups in The Netherlands, 158 Energy & Environment startups in The Netherlands and 141 Fintech startups in The Netherlands, on the StartupBlink Map.

On the StartupBlink Global Startup Ecosystem Map there is a sample of 1341 startups in The Netherlands, 12 accelerators in The Netherlands, 40 coworking spaces in The Netherlands, 15 organizations in The Netherlands and 3 leaders in The Netherlands.

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Creative Fabrica is a offers premium content from leading designer. Read more
StuDocu provides a platform to millions of students around the world to share knowledge, helping them to get smarter faster! Read more
Takeaway.com is a leading online food delivery marketplace in Continental Europe, connecting consumers and restaurants through its platform in 9 European countries and Vietnam. Read more
Chordify is a music player that extracts chords from musical sources like Soundcloud, Youtube or your own files, and shows you which chord. Read more
Catawiki is an online marketplace for collectables such as art, jewelry, watches, & classic cars. Read more
On Brainsley, experts tell other experts what to read. Discover great reads, without any noise, organized in your areas of expertise. Read more
Tiqets is a ticketing platform where visitors can find, buy, and use tickets for museums and attractions. Read more
Your Photo Stories Enriched with info and design Read more
Picnic is an online supermarket that delivers low-priced groceries to people’s home without delivery costs. They use software to help them lead a grocery revolution and use a data-driven approach. Read more
Hatch makes brand websites shoppable, by adding retail purchase options to the product page. Read more
Free, instant, collaborative sandboxes for rapid web development. Read more
Recruitee is a collaborative hiring platform for teams of all sizes. From employer branding, job promoting, talent sourcing, to applicant tracking, Recruitee helps teams streamline their hiring efforts and stay efficient while selecting the right candidates. G2 Crowd named Recruitee one of the top B2B tech companies in the Netherlands. Based in Amsterdam and Poznan, Recruitee is quickly becoming the industry standard for fast-growing companies around the world. Recruitee’s clients include Greenpeace, Usabilla, Hudson’s Bay, and Rackspace. Read more
Plot Projects has created the most advanced hyper local targeting plugin for apps, allowing apps to send Location Based Notifications to their app users. A Location Based Notification is a notification that is automatically sent when a user approaches a specific location. Location Alerts increase engagement and conversion. Our customers see CTR's on their Location Based Notifications over 40%. Location Based Notifications work because of their relevance. Users appreciate receiving less but more relevant notifications. Plot Projects offers a plug and play solutions for Location Based Notifications. We provide plugins for both iOS and Android. Our Dashboard allows you to easily manage your Geofences and Notifications and target your users. Our API is available to connect with your own CRM. Location Analytics is available, providing insights in the effect of you Location Based Notifications and allowing you to optimize your campaigns. Read more
HousingAnywhere is the world’s largest rental accommodation platform for mid-term stays. Rent rooms, apartments, and stay for months. Read more
Publitas is the easiest way for retailers to turn their print catalogs and magazines into interactive, shoppable publications on web and mobile devices. It automatically optimizes the retailer’s PDFs for search engines, makes their products shareable on social media, and enables them to link to their ecommerce site—all helping the retailer to reach more people and drive traffic to their online stores. Over 300 leading retailers such as METRO Cash & Carry (in 17 countries), A.S. Watson Group, and the Carphone Warehouse are using Publitas to create digital catalogs. Together, these retailers have over 14 million visits to their digital catalogs and 145 million pageviews per month. Read more
ASML is the world's supplier to the semiconductor industry Read more
Sketch is the definitive tool for digital design, empowering designers to share and collaborate on their designs. Read more
BTCDirect offers users throughout Europe a platform to buy and sell bitcoins instantly. Read more
Recharge provides a customer-branded online payment service. Read more
VIRPP is a music discovery platform where music gets heard by a global audience and discovered by record labels and fellow artists. Read more
A safe place where people buy and sell e-tickets. Read more
Shapeways makes world-class 3D printing more accessible to everyone through automation, innovation and digitization. Read more
Stuvia is an online marketplace where students buy and sell study material, such as summaries, lecture notes or assignments. Rather than locking everything students wrote for themselves inside their (digital) cabinet, Stuvia offers a much more viable and lucrative alternative. Read more
De Correspondent is a Dutch online journalism platform focusing on background, analysis, investigative reporting, and several types of news. Read more
Freenom operates several Top Level Domains (TLDs) and offers all its domains for free. Currently, we support 4 TLDs: .TK, .ML, .GA and .CF .TK is the largest country code in the world, with over 20 million active domains. Globally, Freenom is the second largest domain name operator after Verisign (operator of the .com)  Read more
Fairphone makes the world's first fairly designed and produced smartphone. Read more
At Polarsteps we embarked on a journey with a clear destination: we want to create the best mobile travel log in the world. This destination is not a place, rather it is a new way of seeing things. We are re-inventing the travel log. Smart and easy updates, beautiful design, controlled sharing and intelligent technology are some of the core principles of the MVP we're currently building with our experienced team. If you want to hear more about our vision or a demo, just contact us. Read more
Teletrax (www.teletrax.com) is the world’s most accurate and technologically advanced real-time TV analytics and TV-synced ads solution.Using its industry-leading content identification platform and network, Read more
VanMoof is a developer and designer of urban e-bikes to help commuters get to work without breaking a sweat. Read more
TicketSwap is a safe, convenient and fair place to buy and sell e-tickets for concerts, festivals, sports events. Read more
Companyspot makes company information accessible, transparent and comparable. Currently, Companyspot is the leading platform in the Netherlands for company profiles of top employers. Our database contains extensive information about a rapidly growing amount of companies. Through our API, external sites such as jobboards can use our data to enrich their job listings. Read more
Overstappen.nl helps customers save money on their household bills like energy, fixed internet, digitale TV, insurances, financial products and more. We provide consumers free and easy to use online comparing services to find the product that beste suits their situation, wishes and budget. We offer consumers market-leading deals, including some they can't even get direct from providers. Read more
Did you know that 97% of your website visitors never leave their contact information? With Snitcher, you can uncover the companies who are visiting your website, see which pages they are visiting and from what sources, and manage new leads by sending them to your CRM and the right team members. Read more
Surfly is the simplest way to share a web session with others. You don’t need to install any software or give anyone access to your computer. To share a session, all you need to do is open surfly.com, enter the website where you want to surf and share the resulting link. A Surfly session is as fast as if you were using the site directly, without any loss of quality. Surfly is secure. We work in a single tab of your web browser. We do not have access to any of the other tabs or run any software on your computer. People who join your session will only see the visual content of your browser tab. They will not have access to form passwords or session cookies. There are many use cases for Surfly: it can be used as a support tool for service providers, for demonstrations or as a webcast tool for sales. It is useful for teachers and it can help friends to surf the web together.  Read more
TestGorilla operates as a pre-employment testing software company. Read more
Borzo is a global crowdsourced same-day delivery marketplace operating in 10 countries on a fully asset-light basis. Read more
An online fitness platform for consumers & professionals in the health industry Read more
UpViral is a marketing application that helps businesses to generate effective and profitable viral marketing campaigns. Read more
Tripaneer is an international travel marketplace for themed vacations Read more
AliveShoes is a technology that gives anyone the power to design and sell shoes. We give our users design tools, e-commerce tools and we provide them with a production/shipping facility based in the italian "shoe valley". It take 4 weeks to get from idea to shoes on the feet of your customers.  Read more
Are you looking to add complete, accurate and therefore reliable public calendars to your application? Look no further. SchedJoules offers the most comprehensive public calendar store worldwide. Add our calendar store to your mobile and web app to enrich your application and start monetizing your app today. SchedJoules distributes over 180.000 calendar in the categories holidays, sports, finance and weather. Read more
Ace & Tate is a designer of frames providing quality frames at a fair price, which allows users to continuously update their eyewear. Read more
Amberscript is building SaaS solutions that automatically transform audio and video into text and subtitles using speech recognition. Read more
Framer is a tool to design interactive high-fidelity prototypes for iOS, Android, desktop, or the web. Read more
Aboss is software created to help entertainers and managers with booking events. Read more
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Top Cities for Startups in The Netherlands Ranked by StartupBlink

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13.578
2.46
7.82
3.30
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134
4.644
0.46
0.89
3.30
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131st
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30
4.497
0.40
0.79
3.30
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36
3.552
0.58
0.24
2.73
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3
172nd
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47
3.027
0.48
0.22
2.32
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2
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52
0.693
0.07
0.09
0.53
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1
395th
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50
0.550
0.10
0.03
0.42
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1
404th
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7
0.538
0.08
0.04
0.41
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11
0.471
0.05
0.06
0.36
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5
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34
0.309
0.03
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0.24
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