‘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 m² campus, placed on the tip of Oosterdokseiland, will become a lively environment where people can meet, collaborate, inspire and unwind.
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.
Why the people – and Dutch culture – are the reason the tech industry is thriving in Amsterdam.
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…
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.
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.
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