Amsterdam Business

This page contains extensive business related information about Amsterdam, Holland and the EU. The information is divided in 3 categories for your convenience; Amsterdam, Europe and International business and websites.

AEX, Stock Exchange and funds Amsterdam

AMSTERDAM EXCHANGES (AEX) http://www.aex.nl
The central Dutch exchange for stocks, bonds, options and futures located in Amsterdam.
BEHR http://www.behr.nl
Quick graphical indices and actual rates for AEX fonds.
EUROBENCH http://www.eurobench.nl
Real-time stock exchange service.
NEDKOERS http://www.nedkoers.com
Commercial information on daily index of the stock exchange in Amsterdam (stocks and funds).

Banks – Headquarters in Amsterdam

ABN-Amro
Vijzelstraat 68
Phone: +31 (0)20 6289393
http://www.abnamro.nl
Citibank NA
Hoogoorddreef 54B
Phone: +31 (0)20 6514211
(business transactions only)
http://www.citibank.com
Fortis Bank
Singel 548
Phone: +31 (0)20 6249340
http://www.fortisbank.nl

ING Group
Bijlmerplein 888
Phone: +31 (0)20 5639111
http://www.ingbank.nl
Lloyds TSB Bank
PO Box 3518, 1001AH
Phone: +31 (0)20 5815912
http://www.lloydstsb.nl
Postbank
Postbus 94780 Phone: +31 (0)20 5655012
http://www.postbank.nl
Rabobank
Dam 16
Phone: +31 (0)20 5304630
http://www.rabobank.nl

Banks in Amsterdam, corporate websites

ABN AMRO  http://www.abnamro.nl
Amstgeld  http://www.amstgeld.nl
ING  http://www.ingbank.nl
Bank Mendes Gans  http://www.mendesgans.nl
Delta Lloyd  http://www.deltalloyd.nl
Kas-Associatie  http://www.kasnetbank.com
Nederlandse Bank  http://www.dnb.nl
Postbank  http://www.postbank.nl
Stads-bank van Lening  http://www.sbl.nl
All banks in Holland  http://www.bankplein.nl

Chamber of Commerce

Kamer van Koophandel Amsterdam
(Chamber of Commerce and Industry for Amsterdam)
De Ruyterkade 5, PO Box 2852, 1000 CW Amsterdam
Tel: (020) 531 4000. Fax: (020) 531 4799.
http://www.kvk.nl

The Netherlands British Chamber of Commerce (UK)
'The Dutch House', 307 High Holborn, London WC1V 7LS
Tel: (020) 7405 1358. Fax: (020) 7405 1689.
Website: http://www.nbcc.demon.co.uk

Nederlandse Kamer van Koophandel for North America (USA)
Suite 1420, 1 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10020
Tel: (212) 265 6460. Fax: (212) 265 6402.
http://www.netherlands.org

Australian Netherlands Chamber of Commerce Inc (Australia)
Level 7, 80 Arthur Street, North Sydney, NSW 2060
Tel: (02) 9929 9610. Fax: (02) 9955 7521.
Website: http://www.hollandtrade.com.au/

Jobs/Employment Amsterdam, the Netherlands

This is a collection of job search websites in Amsterdam and the Netherlands.
Jobs in Amsterdam- BanenNet http://banen.intermediair.nl
Monsterboard http://www.monsterboard.nl/keywordseekeremployer/
TotalJobs http://www.totaljobs.nl/?DCMP=A_SE_GO&WT.srch=1

Job finder http://vacature.overzicht.nl/
Randstad http://www.randstad.nl/rnl/werknemer/home/
Vedior http://www.vedior.nl
Luba http://vacatures.luba.nl
Tempo Team http://www.tempo-team.nl
Content http://content.nl
Olympia http://olympia-uitzendbureau.nl
Dactylo http://www.dactylo.nl
Adecco http://adecco.nl
Start http://www.startpeople.nl
Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency : http://www.nfia.com

Congresses & Conventions Amsterdam

The Amsterdam RAI International Exhibition & Congress Center
Every year, Amsterdam RAI hosts more than fifty major international congresses, seventy trade fairs and exhibitions, events and over one thousand conferences, meetings and smaller functions. This modern 87.000 square meter complex is unquestionably one of Europe's foremost venues for major international events. There are 22 congress rooms with seating capacities for up to 1750, and 11 exhibition halls with seating for up to 12.900 participants, and countless multi-purpose lounges for exhibitions and poster sessions. All of the halls and conference rooms are air-conditioned and offer all necessary facilities.
RAI
Europaplein 22
NL 1078 GZ Amsterdam
P.O. Box 77777
NL 1070 MS Amsterdam
Tel. 00 31 (0) 20 5491212
Fax 00 31 (0) 20 646 44 69
Email: mail@rai.nl
website: http://www.rai.nl
Find information about convention venues in Amsterdam
http://www.amsterdamcongress.nl/ACBEN/Home/conferences+_xan_+meetings.aspx

Convention and meeting planners in Amsterdam

Amsterdam Congress Bureau PO Box 3901, 1001 AS Amsterdam
Tel: (020) 551 2570. Fax: (020) 551 2575.
E-mail: acb@amsterdamcongress.nl
Website: www.amsterdamcongress.nl

Eurocongress Conference Management
Jan van Goyenkade 11, 1075 HP Amsterdam
Tel: (020) 679 3411. Fax: (020) 673 7306.
E-mail: info@eurocongres.com
Website: www.eurocongres.com
Venues Holland Conference organizers
http://www.venuesholland.com/Professional_Conference_Organisers_Holland.html

Amsterdam Convention Circle
http://www.amsterdamconvention.com

2. THE NETHERLANDS

Dutch Language
Language Databank (Dutch) http://www.taaldatabanken.com
Our Language (mainly Dutch) http://www.onzetaal.nl/koppling/
About Dutch Language http://www.taalthuis.com/eng/index.htm
History Of Dutch Language http://www.ned.univie.ac.at/Publicaties/taalgeschiedenis/en/
Learn Dutch Online http://www.learndutch.org/
Van Dale Dutch dictionaries http://www.vandale.nl/

Translation services

Amsterdam Translation Services
http://www.amsterdamtranslations.nl/

Avanti Translations
http://www.avanti-nl.com/en/offers.html
Amstelveen Translation Agency
Ouderkerkerlaan 50, PO Box 2263, 1180 E6 Amstelveen
Tel: (020) 645 6610. Fax: (020) 647 4542.
E-mail: avb@avb.nl

Congrestolken
Prinsengracht 993, 1017 KM Amsterdam
Tel: (020) 625 2535. Fax: (020) 626 5642.
E-mail: interpreters@conferenceinterpreters.com
Website: http://www.conferenceinterpreters.com

Telephone & Email directories

Dutch Telephone Directory (national) http://www.nationaletelefoongids.nl/
Dutch Yellow Pages http://www.goudengids.nl/
E-mail directory http://www.e-mailgids.nl/search.html
KPN Telephone directory  http://www.telefoongids.ptt-telecom.nl/
Searchable map of the Netherlands (by Postcode or City/Street) http://www.lokatienet.nl/

Dutch search engines
NL-Menu http://www.nl-menu.nl/nlmenu.nl/nlmenu.shtml
Search.nl http://www.search.nl/
Vindex http://www.vindex.nl/
Startpagina http://www.startpagina.nl
First Choice Search Engine http://www.eerstekeuze.nl/
Dutch Company Search Engine http://www.debeste.nl/
Popular Dutch Search Engine http://ilse.nl/

News about Holland
Algemeen Dagblad http://www.ad.nl
Ananova (quirky news stories) http://www.Ananova.com/
Dutch News in English http://www.nisnews.nl/
Dutch Report http://dutchreport.blogspot.com/
Financieele Dagblad http://www.fd.nl/Home.asp
Holland Horizon magazine http://www.minbuza.nl/
Holland News http://www.hollandnews.nl/
Holland News by Topix http://www.topix.net/city/holland-mi
Netherlands News Sources (Kidon) http://www.kidon.com/
Netherlands Post (news in English) http://www.netherlandspost.com/
News & community for expatriates http://www.expatica.com/
News & more about Holland (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) http://www.minbuza.nl/
Netherlands News by Einnews http://www.einnews.com/netherlands/
NIS news : http://www.nisnews.nl
NOS (Nederlandse Publieke Omroep) http://www.omroep.nl/
NRC Handelsblad (Dutch) http://www.nrc.nl
Nu.nl daily news and weather http://nu.nl
Parool (Dutch) http://www.parool.nl/
Telegraaf (Dutch) http://www.telegraaf.nl
Trouw http://www.trouw.nl/
Volkskrant http://www.volkskrant.nl/

Life in Holland
A lot of information about life in Holland
http://www.expatica.com/actual/toc.asp?subchannel_id=6
Access http://www.euronet.nl/users/access/
American Vlaai http://www.americanvlaai.com/
Amsterdam Connection http://www.powertoshare.com/amsterdam/index.html
Books online (sold in Holland) http://www.hollandbooks.nl
Dutch Royal House (Het Koninklijk Huis) http://www.koninklijkhuis.nl/
Dutch Statistics (CBS) http://www.cbs.nl/en/
Incomplete Guide to the Dutch Language and Culture http://www.geocities.com/nwiersema/#dex\
Information about Licorice/Drop http://www.licorice.org/
Nijmegen Online http://www.nijmegenonline.nl
Trains / Dutch railway http://home.att.net/~NLMS/NLMS.html
Train travel http://www.ns.nl
Weather in Holland http://weerkamer.nl/
Wooden shoes http://www.dutchwoodenshoes.com/
Zwembad/Swimming pools in Holland http://zwembad.startpagina.nl/

The Dutch Abroad
The Down-under Dutch (Australia) http://members.optushome.com.au/joopmul/

Bulletin board
UnDutchables Meeting Point http://www.theundutchables.com/cgi-bin/webbbs/config.pl?


Food and Drink in the Netherlands
All Things Dutch http://www.allthingsdutch.com
Speculaas Dutch spicy biscuit http://www.coquinaria.nl/english/recipes/speculaas.htm
Chocolate from Droste http://www.droste.nl/data/content/engels/index.php
Coffee from Douwe Egberts http://www.douwe-egberts.com
Stroopwafels, Dutch cookie with caramel syrup http://www.stroopwafelshop.com/
Dutch Food and Eating Habits http://www.thehollandring.com/food.shtml
Dutch Food Recipes http://www.godutch.com/windmill/recipes.asp?id=all
Dutch Cheese http://www.gestam.com
Dutch Beer and their Breweries http://www.europeanbeerguide.net/hollbeer.htm
Grolsch http://www.grolsch.com/
Heineken http://www.heineken.nl/
Bavaria http://www.bavaria.nl/
Hollandse Drop (Licorice) Shop http://www.hollandsedrop.com/

Transportation in the Netherlands
Amsterdam Schiphol Airport http://www.schiphol.nl
Amsterdam Public Transportation http://amsterdam.info/transport/
Arriva http://www.arriva.co.uk/
Connexxion http://www.reiziger.connexxion.nl/web/show
Netherlands National Train Service http://www.ns.nl
Rotterdam Airport http://www.rotterdam-airport.nl
Rotterdam Public Transportation http://ret.rotterdam.nl

Dutch Ministries
Ministry of Justice http://www.minjust.nl
Ministry of Finance http://www.minfin.nl
Ministry of Defense http://www.mindef.nl
Ministry of the Interior http://www.minbiza.nl
Ministry of Economic Affairs http://www.minez.nl
Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport http://www.minvws.nl
Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment http://www.minszw.nl  
Ministry of Education, Culture and Science http://www.minocw.nl
Ministry of General Affairs/RVD/Royal http://www.postbus51.nl
Ministry of Agriculture, Nature Management and Fisheries http://www.minlnv.nl
Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment http://www.minvrom.nl
Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water http://www.minvenw.nl
Ministry of Foreign Affairs/Ministry of Development Cooperation http://www.postbus51.nl

Government organizations in the Netherlands
Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis - http://www.cpb.nl
Statistics Netherlands - http://www.cbs.nl
Social and Cultural Planning Office - http://www.scp.nl
Social and Economic Council (SER) in the Netherlands - http://www.ser.nl
Netherlands Court of Audit - http://www.rekenkamer.nl
SDU, formerly Staatsdrukkerij en uitgeverij - http://www.sdu.nl
Lower House of Parliament - http://www.parlement.nl
Netherlands Organization for International Cooperation in Higher Education (Nuffic) - http://www.nufficcs.nl
Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR) - www.wrr.nl
The Public Prosecution Service - http://www.openbaarministerie.nl
Public Counter 2000 - http://www.ol2000.nl
National Institute of Public Health and the Environment - http://www.rivm.nl

 

3. EUROPE & INTERNATIONAL

European Union
European Union website: http://europa.eu.int/
Council of the European Union: http://ue.eu.int/
Council of Europe: http://www.coe.int
European Parliament: http://www.europarl.eu.in
Committee of the Regions: http://www.cor.eu.int
Governments on-line: http://europa.eu.int/
Group of Policy Advisers : http://europa.eu.int/
Birth of the euro: http://europa.eu.int/eurobirth/
Bulletin of the European Union : http://europa.eu.int/
Europe Direct opens a dialogue between citizens and businesses in the European Union and the European institutions. The aim is to help you find out more about the EU and the rights and opportunities it offers you, and how to take advantage of them.
http://europa.eu.int/europedirect/
Dialogue with citizens and business: http://citizens.eu.int/
Dialogue with Business: http://europa.eu.int/
Who is who in the European Union? – Inter institutional Directory: http://europa.eu.int/

European Commission Libraries Catalogue "ECLAS" : http://europa.eu.int/eclas/
Information Society Project Office (ISPO) : http://europa.eu.int/information_society
Official Journal, Treaties, Legislation - EUR-Lex : http://europa.eu.int/eur-lex
Office for Official Publications - "EUR-OP" : http://eur-op.eu.int
Statistical Office of the E.C. - "EUROSTAT": http://europa.eu.int/

 

Human Rights & Laws
European Court of Human Rights: http://www.echr.coe.int/
European Ombudsman: http://www.euro-ombudsman.eu.in
Court of Justice: http://curia.eu.int
Human Rights Directory http://www.idealist.org/
Human Rights Web http://www.hrweb.org/
Fight for Human Rights http://www.witness.org/
Law Directory http://dictionary.law.com/

Education and Training
European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training - CEDEFOP
http://www.cedefop.eu.int/
European Electronic Training Village http://www.trainingvillage.gr/
European Training Foundation  http://www.etf.eu.int
Education World http://www.education-world.com/
Osha Training  http://www.osha.gov/dcsp/ote/index.html
US Department of Education http://www.ed.gov/index.jhtml
Training dot com http://www.training.com.au/
Training pages http://www.trainingpages.com/x/default.html

 

Drugs, Food, Medicine and Health
WHO - World Health Organization: http://www.who.int
European Agency for the Evaluation of Medicinal Products : http://www.emea.eu.int
European Monitoring Center for Drugs and Drug Addiction : http://www.emcdda.org/
European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions
http://www.eurofound.eu.int
European Agency for Safety at Work : http://europe.osha.eu.int/
Health dot com http://www.health.com/health/
Health Gov http://www.health.gov/
Alcohol and Drug Information http://ncadi.samhsa.gov/
Medicine Net http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/hp.asp
National Library of Health http://www.nlm.nih.gov/
Medicine Journey http://www.md-journal.com/

 

Environment & Nature
USGS http://www.usgs.gov/themes/environ.html
Environment Agency http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/
Environment Directory http://www.webdirectory.com/
Environmental News http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3032493/
European Environment Agency http://www.eea.eu.int
Ministry of Environment http://www.ene.gov.on.ca/
Nature dot com http://www.nature.com/index.html
Nature Conservancy http://www.nature.org/
Nature PBS http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/

United Nations websites
UN United Nations: http://www.un.org
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UN/ECE), Statistical Division  http://www.unece.org/stats/

United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UN/ECLAC) http://www.eclac.cl

United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) http://www.fao.org/

United Nations Development Program http://www.undp.org/

United Nations Statistics Division http://unstats.un.org/unsd/default.htm

UNICEF - United Nations Children's Fund: http://www.unicef.org
UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
http://www.unesco.org/
The European Union at the United Nations: http://www.europa-eu-un.org/

Banking & Economy
European Central Bank: http://www.ecb.int
World Bank: http://www.worldbank.org
World Economic Forum : http://www.weforum.org/en/index.htm
Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

WTO - World Trade Organization: http://www.wto.org
European Free Trade Association: http://www.efta.int/
International Labor Organization (ILO) http://www.ilo.org/

International Monetary Fund (IMF) http://www.imf.org/

European Round Table of Industrialists http://www.ert.be/

 

Science & Technology
Joint Research Centers : http://www.jrc.cec.eu.int
Community Research and Development Information Service : http://www.cordis.lu
European Organization for the Safety of Air Navigation : http://www.eurocontrol.be
European Space Agency: http://www.esa.int