Amsterdam

‘Mokum,’ as the locals lovingly call Amsterdam, comes from the Yiddish word ‘makom,’ meaning ‘safe haven.’ It’s been our hometown for the past two decades and offers tons of possibilities, from strolling along the cobbled streets of the Jordaan to admiring Van Gogh’s stunning Sunflowers.  It’s not hard to see why 1.1 million people of 176 different nationalities have decided to call Amsterdam home.

Over the years, we’ve seen this city evolve into one of the world’s leading tech hubs. Today, our global HQ comprises multiple offices across the city, welcoming employees specialized in Operations, Development, Product and Technology, Marketing, Data, Finance, Account Management, HR and more. In the very near future however, most of these expertises will meet over coffee at our new Booking.com campus, which is being constructed as we speak. The 65,000 campus, placed on the tip of Oosterdokseiland, will become a lively environment where people can meet, collaborate, inspire and unwind. 

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The city

The capital of the Netherlands has for centuries been a bastion of liberalism, enterprise, tolerance and diversity, making it the perfect fit for today’s thriving tech industries.

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The people

Why the people – and Dutch culture – are the reason the tech industry is thriving in Amsterdam.

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Booking.com in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is fast becoming the centre for technology in Europe. And at its beating heart is a company that has been revolutionising travel for more than 20 years…

Relocation to Amsterdam

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Amsterdam: Where the happiest kids live

Andy is a designer, father and English expat. He moved from the quiet of the Worcestershire countryside to the relative quiet of Amsterdam 5 years ago. He still gets greenery, community and beautiful surroundings, only now it’s right in the heart of the city. Plus, he’s growing his family where the world’s happiest kids live.

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Your new home

Melody is a Londoner who began her Booking.com journey in Paris. Now, she’s a resident of another of Europe’s cultural capitals – Amsterdam. And here in the Netherlands, Melody has realised a dream few UX copywriters under 35 ever get close to back in the Big Smoke… she is a homeowner.

Meet some of our Amsterdam colleagues

Parham
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Parham's story

A new way of solving problems

Parham has had to overcome challenges his whole life. Now, as a developer at Booking.com, when he solves a problem, he does it for millions of customers. And that makes him feel pretty special.
Wendy
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Wendy's story

Rediscovery your rhythm

Wendy left Kenya for love. It meant leaving behind her family, friends and the confidence to fully express herself. Now that confidence is back. Her family is growing. New friends keep her connected to Kenya. And her colleagues, well, they’re always happy to jam.
Lucie
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Lucie's story

A balanced work life

Lucie is a data scientist, a particle physicist, a team leader, horse rider, mother and wife. Finding the balance between all of this meant leaving a life of academia behind. Moving her analytical mind from research databases to technology datasets. Spending more time with her family and less time in her notes. Fortunately for Lucie, she works in a country, city and company that give her the freedom to do this.