Amsterdam ranks among the best in the world as one of the most favored cities to work for the European workforce who actually want to work. More than 2 (6.48%) mobile European labor force preferred cities as one of the works. Rotterdam is in 79th place, The Hague 90th, Utrecht 142nd and Eindhoven in 204th place.
In total, more than 600 cities worldwide and 99,175 individuals were surveyed by the Intelligence Group in 2021/2022. The results can be found in the European Talent Intelligence Manual 2022, in which all recruitment details of the European labor force per country can be found. London is by far the most favorite city followed by New York and Paris.
Who is Amsterdam popular among?
40 percent of the group who will work in Amsterdam is younger than 35 years. This fairly young group is over-represented. The job groups that are often, and also more than average, preferred for Amsterdam are Administration (17%), Finance (10%) and IT (8%). Groups that choose Amsterdam to a limited extent and less than average include Nursing (1%), Veterinarians (1%) and people with a Board/management (1%) position. Employees from Poland, Greece and Slovenia have a greater than average preference for Amsterdam, French and much less than the average.
“Amsterdam is the Netherlands’ most important magnet on the international labor market. Relatively more attractive than the Netherlands in position 12 in terms of popularity score. The desire of cities is almost separate from countries. For example, Germany is more popular than England, but London is much more popular than Berlin. In previous surveys (2007, 2009, 2014) New York invariably scored above London. Covid and the changing political environment has not done NY any good. In contrast, Brexit does not seem to have detracted from London’s popularity for working and living. However, the popularity of England has suffered as a result,” said Geert-Jan Waasdorp, CEO Intelligence Group.
Where do the Dutch want to work?
Dutch people who want to live and work abroad themselves also prefer London, followed by Barcelona and New York. Here too we see the preference of Spain returning to the Dutch, such as with Madrid in 6th place
- London 24%
- Barcelona 22%
- New York 19%
- Paris 12%
- Madrid 11%
- Rome 8%
- Lisbon 7%
- Sydney 6%
- Brussels 6%