Besides Berlin and London, the Dutch startup ecosystem is considered one of the prominent markets in Europe. The startup scene in the country is in excellent health and has received over €500 million in 2018 in more than 130 financing deals. The reasons that the Netherlands is becoming a home to flourishing startups are the open culture, a strong focus on innovation and entrepreneurship and more.
In the Netherlands, many cities including Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Utrecht have set up their own ecosystems to encourage entrepreneurs. As there are many investors in the country, the investments soared high and many startups have gradually progressed to become unicorns with over $1 billion valuation.