Holland: The Creative Capital of Europe
Renowned internationally for its entrepreneurial spirit and out-of-the-box thinking, the Netherlands is home to a thriving creative industry. Whether it’s fashion, advertising, entertainment or media, Holland attracts creative minds from all over the map, making it one of the world’s most multicultural hubs for creative talent. Simply put, it’s a great place to bring ideas to life.
Fashion: Home to more than 1,300 fashion designers, top design schools and some of the industry’s most iconic brands, the Netherlands is rapidly developing into the fashion and apparel gateway to Europe. Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, G-star and Forever 21 are among companies that have their European headquarters in Holland and Amsterdam is home of Denim City HQ, a hub for the jeans industry. Plus, the entire supply chain is represented—from high-quality design and production to sales and marketing, retail and distribution.
Advertising: With Campaign dubbing the Netherlands as a ‘creative powerhouse’, Amsterdam has attracted some of the most cutting-edge agencies in the industry, including Wieden+Kennedy, Anomaly, AKQA, Wave Studios and Frog Design. Global brands like Nike, Coca-Cola, Adidas and Heineken rely on campaigns created in Holland.
Entertainment and Media: With strengths in film and music, the Netherlands fosters a dynamic entertainment and media industry, including some of the world’s largest independent production companies, excellent studio facilities and state-of-the-art post-production houses. We are the third largest exporter of TV formats globally. The Netherlands is also home to a top-ten recorded music market, one of the fastest-growing markets for music streaming services and more than 15,000 professionals working in radio and TV. Learn more