Amsterdam Metropolitan Area

Haarlemmermeer is part of the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area (AMA). There are several economic partnerships between municipalities and provinces in this region. For centuries, the prosperity of this area has been linked to its position as an international business and trade centre. Although, with just over two million inhabitants, AMA is small compared with other world cities, it has a good name and a strong reputation.

The Amsterdamse Innovatie Motor (AIM) encourages innovation in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area, under the direction of the Amsterdam Economic Board. AIM’s objective is to enhance the innovation climate for companies, knowledge institutions and governments, focusing on five sectors that are promising and reinforce the region’s position: Creative Industry, ICT, Life Sciences, Financial and Commercial Services and Sustainability. For more information...

Start your own business?

Are you planning to set up your new or existing business in our municipality? The municipality of Haarlemmermeer offers assistance for new and existing businesses. Contact the Business Desk of Haarlemmermeer and we will be pleased to make an appointment for an intake interview. This interview will cover the zoning plan and other relevant policy documents. You will also be informed of any necessary permits or licences and given an explanation of any procedures entailed.

The Business Desk is located in the Town Hall of Haarlemmermeer, Raadhuisplein 1 in Hoofddorp. Opening hours and days: from Monday to Friday. Visiting by appointment from 09:00 – 17:00 hrs and on Tuesday evenings up to 20:00 hrs. You can contact us by telephone from 09:00 – 17:00 hrs at 003123 567 6543