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Netherlands: the creative capital of Europe

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The Netherlands is internationally renowned for its entrepreneurial spirit and out-of-the-box ideas, and is the birthplace of a thriving creative industry. Whether it's fashion, advertising, entertainment or the media, the Netherlands attracts creative talent from all over the world, making it one of the most multicultural creative talent centers in the world. In short, this is a great place to turn ideas into reality.

Media and Broadcasting: With its film and music advantages, the Netherlands has nurtured a vibrant entertainment and media industry, including some of the world's largest independent production companies, excellent studio facilities and state-of-the-art post-production companies. We are the world's third largest exporter of TV formats. The Netherlands is also home to the top ten music markets, one of the fastest growing markets for music streaming services, with more than 15,000 professionals working in radio and television.


Fashion: With more than 1,300 fashion designers, top design schools and some of the most iconic brands in the industry, the Netherlands is rapidly evolving into a fashion and apparel gateway to Europe. The European headquarters of companies such as Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, G-star and Forever 21 are located in the Netherlands, while Amsterdam is home to Denim City HQ, the center of the jeans industry. In addition, the entire supply chain represents – from high quality design and production to sales and marketing, retail and distribution.


Advertising: As Campaign calls the Netherlands a “creative power,” Amsterdam attracts some of the industry's most cutting-edge agents, including Wieden + Kennedy, Anomaly, AKQA, Wave Studios and Frog Design. Global brands such as Nike, Coca-Cola, Adidas and Heineken rely on Dutch activities.

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