Netherlands: a top European innovation hub
The EPO ranks the Netherlands as number two worldwide for its European patent applications, according to the ratio of patent applications per million inhabitants. Amsterdam is home to Dutch giants Philips, ASM International and TomTom, and many multinational companies also house their European headquarters in this vibrant European city, making it an ideal destination for a business trip.
Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport is one of Europe’s busiest international airports, and is used by around 100 airlines. It has non-stop air links with a broad range of cities throughout Europe, Asia, America and Africa. And once you reach Schiphol, it is only a 20 minute drive into central Amsterdam. For more information please visit: www.schiphol.nl/en/arrivals/list
The high speed Eurostar rail system links Amsterdam directly to Brussels, Rotterdam and Antwerp, with links to other major European cities including Paris and London. For more information please visit: www.eurostar.com.
Our top picks for your trip
‘The Venice of the North’, Amsterdam is famous worldwide for its canals. There are many boat cruises and tours during the day and also at night when many of the houses and bridges are beautifully illuminated.
Van Gogh Museum
The Museum displays the world’s largest collection of works by artist Vincent van Gogh and is visited by 1.6 million people each year, making it one of the 25 most popular museums in the world.
Anne Frank House
See the house where Anne and her family went into hiding, where she wrote in her now famous diary.
NEMO Science museum
NEMO boasts five floors full of exhibitions, experiments, demonstrations and workshops, with regular exhibitions bringing science and technology alive for young and old.
For the scientifically minded, Amsterdam is home to the world’s first Museum of microbes. Among other exhibits, the museum allows you to scan yourself to ‘get to know your faithful companions’…