Amsterdam, the commercial and financial capital of the Netherlands, is the site of key industries, such as banking, diamonds, financial services and technology. International trade and transport—one of the biggest sectors of the local economy—accounts for about 20 percent of Amsterdam’s employment.
With an urban population of about 879,000 and a metropolitan area population of about 1.6 million, Amsterdam is the largest city in the Netherlands. Amsterdam’s Schiphol International Airport is a significant global hub for logistics and distribution. In 2015, it handled 58 million passengers, making it the world’s fifth-busiest passenger airport, and 1.65 billion metric tons of cargo, making it the world’s 16th-busiest cargo airport and the third busiest in Europe.
The Netherlands handles more maritime freight than any other European country and the Port of Amsterdam is the fourth-largest cargo port in Europe. A network of canals and internal waterways connect Amsterdam to the interiors of the Netherlands and Germany. Industrial property and warehouses in key locations enable companies to access Amsterdam’s distribution networks.
Prologis has available warehouses in Amsterdam and operates industrial properties throughout the Amsterdam area.