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Doing Business in Amsterdam


The Netherlands, with its competitive tax climate and strategic position, and regarded by many international companies as the gateway to Europe, has long been a center for global trade.

The capital is not only the seat of major global businesses across a spectrum of industries but also a host of numerous professional fairs, exhibitions, and conventions, such as the IBC AmsterdamADE ConferenceFashion Week and many more. The business district of Amsterdam, Zuidas, is the hub of numerous leading businesses and a highly desirable residential area.

The glassy high-rises of Zuidas house the headquarters of local and international companies, as well as highly modern residential apartments. While the modern buildings might look rather futuristic and a bit impersonal in comparison to the charming period houses of the rest of Amsterdam, the area has its numerous advantages, such as proximity to all major businesses, the RAI exhibition and convention center, the international airport Schiphol, numerous services, parks, and even cultural attractions. 

Just as any residential area of Amsterdam Zuidas offers a variety of amenities. The area boasts top-notch international schools and numerous cultural offers. Besides several galleries interspersed throughout the quarter, the nearby Museumplein with its major museums and the concert hall Concertgebouw offers locals and visitors opportunities to enjoy Amsterdam’s heritage and modern art. 

Unlike business districts elsewhere in the world, Zuidas offers plentiful opportunities for leisure and relaxation. The nearby Beatrix park is a scenic green area preferred by many for workouts and leisurely past times. In the sunny summer months, you can even spot locals and visitors sunbathing on the river beach. The Amsterdamse Bos, the largest park in the city, is also situated in the vicinity, on the very outskirts of Amsterdam Zuid.

Beside ample recreational and sports grounds, the area has plenty of dining and shopping outlets mostly situated on the Zuidplein and Mahlerplein squares. Just like the rest of Amsterdam Zuidas is largely multinational, hence the large choice of international cuisine and welcoming typically Dutch open-air cafes. Convenience stores, takeaway shops, and various other businesses add to the variety of services allowing locals and visitors to find anything they need. So, whether it is catering for a business event or a relaxed lunch snack that you seek you needn’t go far to get it. 

Yet, if you want to explore the rest of Amsterdam you can easily do so. Anyone living or staying in the area benefits from walking proximity to their workplace. Zuidas also offers quick access to the Schiphol airport which is a mere 10-minute journey away. Fast transport links to the rest of Amsterdam are provided by tram, train, metro and the Zuid ring road. 

Do you need accommodation in Zuidas?

We offer short term business accommodation for trips to Amsterdam and long term rental apartments for extended stays. You can choose from a range of properties – serviced hotel and B&B rooms or rental apartments for self-catering stays with maximum homey comforts and privacy. The area is famous for its luxury offers but if you seek affordability you can find plenty of budget rooms and apartments, as well as generous discounts and last-minute deals. Arrange your business trip here by picking the best accommodation for yourself and your companions. 

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