Amsterdam was ranked once more among Europe’s five most dynamic cities, in a top by Savills Investment Management. The ranking mainly focuses on the cities that are most suitable to commercial real estate investments. Other cities included in the ranking were London, Paris, and Cambridge. The experts at our Dutch law firm can help you invest in Amsterdam.
Amsterdam’s top qualities
The Savills report compared 130 cities in Europe, according to six distinct characteristics. Amsterdam was ranked on the fifth place
out of these 130 jurisdictions. The city obtained its most notable score in innovation and the least favorable in inclusiveness. The six analyzed aspects were innovation, inspiration, inclusiveness, interconnection, infrastructure, and investment.
The report also highlights Amsterdam’s top qualities, mentioning the fact that the city is the financial and commercial center of the Netherlands, having a growing start-up and technology community.
According to the report, the cities that made the top list in the dynamic category are the ones with ambitious infrastructure investment projects, high-quality universities, innovative companies and strong abilities to attract and maintain highly qualified employees.
Other cities in the Netherlands that were included in the ranking were Utrecht on 46th place, Eindhoven on 48th and The Hague on 50th. The latter was also ranked 8th in Europe in terms of innovation.
Investments in Amsterdam
The Netherlands welcomes and encourages foreign investments
. There are no regulatory policies for foreign investments and foreign companies are allowed to hold 100% of their Dutch counterparts. The Government offers a number of tax incentives like loans or subsidies for R&D projects, especially those that focus on environmental protection. Employment premiums exist for the creation of new jobs and the country also has a special policy for foreign employees. One of our Dutch lawyers
can tell you more about these incentives.
The private limited company
and the public limited company, as well as the branch, are the business forms commonly used by foreign investors in Amsterdam and in other Dutch cities.