While employment opportunities in the Dutch startup ecosystem are increasing around the country, Amsterdam still leads the way. The Silicon Canals of the nation’s capital offer 46% of all startup job opportunities in the Netherlands. This is the outcome of a research committed by Joblift.nl, the Dutch division of German jobsearchsite Joblift.de.
Rotterdam on the rise
The gap between Amsterdam and the second and third-biggest startup cities in the country, Utrecht and Rotterdam, is ginormous. Of the 4759 startup job openings in the last twelve months 2215 were for Amsterdam-based positions. Utrecht had 302 startup vacancies to fill in, while Rotterdam had 296. Joblift warns the top three may look very different next year. The amount of startup job opportunities in Rotterdam is growing twice as fast as that of Amsterdam. Add to that the recent opening of CICRotterdam, and it is suddenly not unthinkable that in the not too distant future Rotterdam will dethrone its eternal rival city to become the new #1 Startup Hub in the Netherlands.