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Companies Founded in Amsterdam

Updated October 13, 2018 6k views19 items

List of notable businesses founded in Amsterdam, listed alphabetically with corporate logos when available. This list includes some of the largest, most profitable companies that were founded in Amsterdam. The famous Amsterdam companies and corporations on this list include both public and private corporations. You can find information about the popular companies on this list, such as what industry they're part of. When available you can click on the successful Amsterdam company's names to find out even more about them.

This list is made up of many different items, including G-Star Raw and Heineken International.

This list answers the questions, "What companies were founded in Amsterdam?" and "What are the biggest Amsterdam companies?"

If you're a Amsterdam native then this list of the biggest Amsterdam companies will make you proud. This list is also an excellent resource if you're doing research on reputable businesses from Amsterdam.
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    Centraal Beheer is an insurance company sited in Apeldoorn, Netherlands. It is part of Achmea, the largest insurance company in the country. It is usually referred to as "Apeldoorn". Their Offices...  more
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    G-Star RAW is a Dutch designer clothing company that, founded in Amsterdam in 1989, produces urban clothing. Models for the brand include Liv Tyler, Girls' Generation, World Chess Champion Magnus...  more
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    The Gemeentelijk Vervoerbedrijf or GVB is the municipal public transport operator in the Amsterdam metropolitan area. Since 2007, GVB is a private corporation wholly owned by the city of Amsterdam....  more
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    Video game, Video game industry
    Guerrilla Games is a first party video game developer and wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Computer Entertainment. The company is based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and Cambridge, UK. They currently...  more
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    Malt Beverages, Breweries
    Heineken International is a Dutch brewing company, founded in 1864 by Gerard Adriaan Heineken in Amsterdam. As of 2012, Heineken owns over 190 breweries in more than 70 countries and employs...  more
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    Hyves was a social networking site in the Netherlands with mainly Dutch visitors and members, where it competed with sites such as Facebook and MySpace. Hyves was founded in 2004 by Raymond Spanjar...  more
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    Think-tank
    Building the knowledge society Knowledgeland (KL) is an independent Dutch thinktank based in Amsterdam. Founded in 1999, its mission is to help establish the Netherlands as one of the key regions...
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    Search Engine Marketing, Digital marketing
    DigitasLBi è un’agenzia globale di marketing e tecnologia che trasforma le aziende per l’era digitale....  more
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    Libersy develops innovative web-based applications using the strength of the Internet and interactive network technology, giving people freedom to study, work and consume services, where and when...
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    Advertising, Marketing
    NRG³We are NRG³, the leading agency for strategy, concept and design. Our agency is founded on the firm conviction that a new way of communicating also demands a new way of handling brands. The new...  more
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    Electronics industry
    Smartrac N.V. is a Dutch manufacturer of high security RFID inlays. It is the world's largest supplier of inlays for ePassports. Since 2006 its shares are listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. The...  more
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    Stage Entertainment is a live entertainment company founded by Dutch media tycoon and theatrical producer, Joop van den Ende and is based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. It is one of the world’s...  more
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    Advertising, Marketing
    StrawberryFrog is a global advertising and digital experience agency. StrawberryFrog sparks Cultural Movements for brands. A brand can identify, crystallize, curate and lead Cultural Movements that...  more
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    Streamline Studios is a video game developer and provider of outsourced production services to the advertising, film and games industries. Streamline Studios specializes in outsourcing, distributed...  more
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    Sustainability, Product certification
    UTZ Certified is a program and a label for sustainable farming. The UTZ Certified label is featured on more than 10,000 different product packages in over 116 countries. As of 2014, UTZ Certified is...  more
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    Financial Services
    Van der Moolen was a Dutch equity trading firm, with its headquarters located in Amsterdam. They were mainly active in the United States and in Europe, particularly in the Netherlands, France,...  more
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    Video game, Video game industry
    W!Games was a computer game development company based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. In 2010, they were absorbed into the newly founded Vanguard Games....  more