Amsterdam has a history of financial innovation. It was in the Dutch capital that the first joint stock company and the first central bank were established. Eventually, Amsterdam became the centre of the Dutch banking sector and leading financial centres in Europe.
There are over 200,000 jobs in the Dutch finance sector. And a large chunk of these fintech jobs is in the Amsterdam Area. The city is home to a slew of major Dutch banks such as ING and ABN AMRO and also home to offices of over 50 international banks.