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The Netherlands Startup Ecosystem Overview

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Regional Ranking
5th
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2
in Western Europe
Global Ranking
11th
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5
worldwide
Population
17.3
million

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

notable startups
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startup iconCreative Fabrica
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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 303 Foodtech startups in The Netherlands, 113 Energy & Environment startups in The Netherlands and 94 Fintech startups in The Netherlands, on the StartupBlink Map.

On the StartupBlink Global Startup Ecosystem Map there is a sample of 940 startups in The Netherlands, 13 accelerators in The Netherlands, 40 coworking spaces in The Netherlands, 18 organizations in The Netherlands and 2 leaders in The Netherlands.

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StuDocu provides a platform to millions of students around the world to share knowledge, helping them to get smarter faster! Read more
Creative Fabrica is a offers premium content from leading designer. Read more
Shapeways makes world-class 3D printing more accessible to everyone through automation, innovation and digitization. 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
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
HousingAnywhere is the world’s largest rental accommodation platform for mid-term stays. Rent rooms, apartments, and stay for months. 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
PastBook provides a unique customizable experience for users to tell their story, to share with others both online and offline. PastBook enables users to easily collate photos and interactions from different social media sources (http://hub.pastbook.com) or different people (http://collab.pastbook.com) into a digital book format, which can be viewed and shared online or printed offline into a beautifully bound book. The company is on a mission to help people relive memories, solving the problem of the fragmentation of memories between social networks as well as between their friends and relatives. Its technology is also available for business in white-label or through RESTful API integration. Read more
Bunq is an online banking solutions provider. 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
Mobirise - is a super easy drag-and-drop website builder. Drop the blocks you like into your page, edit content inline and publish - no technical skills required. Develop bootstrap-based, fully responsive sites that look amazing on any devices and browsers. Preview how your website will appear on smartphones, tablets and desktops directly in the visual editor. Free for commercial and personal use. Download for Windows, Mac, Android. Boost your ranking - Sites made with Mobirise are 100% mobile-friendly according the latest Google Test and Google loves that websites! Bootstrap Builder - Mobirise is based on Bootstrap 3 - most powerful mobile first framework. Use any bootstrap themes with no extra work. Trendy website blocks - Choose from the large selection of latest pre-made blocks - jumbotrons, hero images, parallax scrolling, video backgrounds, hamburger menu, sticky header and more. 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
Framer is a tool to design interactive high-fidelity prototypes for iOS, Android, desktop, or the web. Read more
Anycoin Direct: Easy, safe and fast Read more
Platform for online interior inspiration and shopping! Read more
Happy users are better customers. Improve your user experience by collecting visual feedback on your website. Implement one line of JS to invite your visitors to select and rate any part of your website. Measure user happiness and use the visual feedback to improve continuously. Read more
We are the original manufacturer bomb proof gears. Our aim is to create and provide our customers with practical, functional and high quality bombproof bags. We started building our bags in a garaged with salvaged materials like seatbelt webbing and seatbelt buckles and now more than half of our bag lines are manufactured on our main warehouse at Chico, California USA. Our bags are built with industrial materials which include tarpaulin, Cordura and steel so it will last for life. Chromes trendy messenger bag lines are Mini-Metro, Citizen and Metropolis. It is recognized by their signature seatbelt buckle release that doubles as a bottle opener. Cobra merino wool hoodie, and a shoe line including their best selling low-profile design Kursk street shoe with built-in cycling functionalities such as reflective hits, shoelace garage, skid resistant soles and polyurethane contoured crash pad insole are Chrome’s best seller bags. Read more
Traveldeal is the website for deals on hotel stays, holidays and trips. Read more
Foleon’s leading Content Experience Platform (CEP) empowers business teams to create engaging and intelligent content experiences at scale. 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
Ingenico ePayments is the online and mobile commerce division of Ingenico Group. Read more
Coosto http://www.coosto.com Social media monitoring and engagement tool 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
3D Hubs is a collaborative production platform for 3D printer owners and 3D makers. We are on a mission to make 3D printing accessible to everyone by unlocking the world’s idle 3D printers, facilitating transactions between 3D printer owners (Hubs) and people that want to make 3D prints (makers). The majority of 3D printer owners use their device less than 10 hours a week, and 3D Hubs harnesses the remaining 95 percent idle time. Printer owners earn money when their 3D printer is not in use, and simultaneously establish social connections within their local 3D maker community. 3D printer owners simply join the Hubs listing in their city to offer 3D printing services in their neighborhood. 3D Hubs is the world’s largest network of 3D printers with over 3,100 printing locations across 200 cities (and counting), helping people print 3D customized products locally every day. Read more
iTunes for journalism from the Netherlands Read more
A safe place where people buy and sell e-tickets. Read more
SkinVision provides a personalized mobile application for people that value a healthy skin. The solution helps our users to find suspicious spots on their skin in time and provides tools like (1) an advanced camera to take high quality pictures of skin lesions (moles) easily, (2) the ability to build up a personal archive of pictures to compare them in time, (3) an online assessment that helps you find suspicious spots on your skin by yourself and (4) the option to share pictures of moles with a or your dermatologist easily. The assessment within the application is not a diagnostic for melanoma, the most deadliest type of skin cancer, but it helps people with finding potential dangerous spots on your skin by themselves. The application has the potential to increase awareness, helps people to take appropriate actions and reduces barriers to see a doctor in a timely fashion. SkinVision wants to make the monitoring of your skin as normal and easy as brushing your teeth every day. Read more
Peerby.com is the website and mobile app that enables consumers to borrow the products they need within 30 minutes by asking around in their neighborhood. Peerby is the world’s only peer-to-peer goods borrowing platform that actively creates supply by asking around through Facebook, e-mail and push notification. Peerby rings virtual doorbells and asks neighbors if they are willing to lend out their stuff. Willing neighbors are connected through a chat and within minutes they are ready to pick up a product right around the corner. By providing user ratings, pickup and return reminders, guarantees and product insurance Peerby offers a safe, fun and effortless experience. Read more
SnappCar.nl offers an online marketplace for car owners and drivers, enabling peer to peer car rental. This online community connects car owners looking for extra income and drivers, conscious of car costs, looking for a wide range of vehicles, that are always available, right on their doorstep. SnappCar.nl makes P2P car sharing easily and safely accessible for both private car owners and drivers. Now in Holland, in the future in more European Countries. 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
Nexperia develops semiconductor discrete, logic and MOSFET devices. Read more
Trainbit is a secure online backup storage and collaboration service that lets you store your files (e.g. images, documents, musics) and also share them with other people. Trainbit have great tools for webmasters and let their to view statistics . Read more
Cleeng is a flexible, robust and cost-efficient platform for selling premium live events and video-on-demand. We work with leading brands like TEDMED, Epicurious, University of Massachusetts, Cirque du Soleil, and Dailymotion. Whatever your company size, you too can now benefit from our pay-per-view solutions. Be ready in no-time, and deliver a frictionless user experience for your Video-On-Demand or global LIVE event broadcast. With Cleeng, you can seriously increase your conversion rates and online revenue. Cleeng has several leading partnerships with Brightcove, Livestream, Wistia, Dailymotion and many more video platforms. Cleeng works too with global publishers like Conde Nast, Viaplay and PersGroup. Read more
Ikbenfrits.nl is an online mortgage company. Read more
GoodHabitz aims to increase the productivity, positivity and job satisfaction of employees in organizations Read more
Easygenerator provides cloud-based eLearning authoring software. Easygenerator enables instructional designers and subject matter experts to rapidly create the most engaging courses that have the highest learning impact. Easygenerator is affordable, easy to use, and future proof. Simply create, design and publish your eLearning courses. Used and loved by 5000+ users in more than 120 countries in both enterprises and universities. Easygenerator’s headquarter is located in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Read more
The ultimate feed management tool for your webshop Read more
Impraise is revolutionizing HR performance management by offering a mobile and web app to make real-time feedback, recognition and 1-on-1 coaching among colleagues fun and meaningful at work. Impraise empowers employees and managers to accomplish objectives and improve performance with timely and valuable feedback. We believe in an organizational culture where people are strongly engaged with each other's development to empower individuals achieving exceptional performance together. Think of a fitness tracker for you professional life - on your phone. With Impraise you can track and analyze your performance in real-time, see and share your improvements and find talented peers who can coach you in what you want to improve. Read more
Easy reporting and workflow for online marketers Read more
With more than 3 million Dutch followers on all major social platforms, RUMAG is part of the everyday life of many. Read more
A matchmaker with tech companies seeking foreign employees. Read more
Semmie focuses on making investing more fun and accessible for everyone. Read more
Connects travellers with locals through food and experiences Read more
Wholesale, Marketplace, Ecommerce, Retail Read more
Petbnb connects dog lovers with dog owners looking for a trusted sitter for their pooch Read more
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Top Cities for Startups in The Netherlands Ranked by StartupBlink

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2.46
7.82
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4.644
0.46
0.89
3.30
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4.497
0.40
0.79
3.30
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0.58
0.24
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3.027
0.48
0.22
2.32
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52
0.693
0.07
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0.53
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395th
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50
0.550
0.10
0.03
0.42
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0.538
0.08
0.04
0.41
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11
0.471
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