Discover the Dutch
startup climate

The Dutch startup scene is one of the top 20 startup ecosystems in the world. Scroll down to explore our current startups and scaleups. And discover what the Dutch startup scene has to offer your growing business.

A realtime view of our booming startup scene

Explore our many startups & scaleups, categorised by our key industries.

9 reasons to bring your business
to the Netherlands


The Dutch are the best non-native English speakers in the world, over 90% of the population speaks English


Never more than 90 minutes away from 10+ top notch innovation hubs


All 13 Dutch research universities are ranked in the world’s top 200 universities and amongst the best in Europe.

*The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015-2016


60+ incubators
and accelerators


#1 EU startup
business climate

*European Digital Forum’s 2016 Startup Nation Scoreboard.


170 million consumers within 500km


#2 Most innovative economy

*Global Innovation Index 2018


#1 most connected economy in the world

*DHL global connectedness index


Amsterdam #3 city in Europe for startups and scaleups

*European Digital City Index