Skip to main content

Enterprising gives you energy. As does the city.

Haarlem is an energetic city, with an active business community, dedicated educational institutions and a municipality that creates an encouraging economic climate which will allow the local and regional economy to flourish in the future as well. Haarlem and its surrounding municipalities in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area (AMA) complement each other’s qualities. This makes the entire region economically attractive to companies.

Haarlem Economic Profile

Haarlem grants space to economic innovation, new jobs and more businesses. The ambition is to strengthen the qualities of the Waarderpolder further as a high-grade industrial estate. These are the sectors in which we are strong:

  • Creative and manufacturing industry
  • 3D printing
  • Digital economy
  • Circular economy and sustainability
  • Life sciences and health

Haarlem for entrepreneurs

The website of the municipality provides all the information about entrepreneurial permits and financing. Here you find information from the municipality for entrepreneurs and links to entrepreneurial networks.

The Haarlem Convention Bureau is part of Haarlem Marketing and brings together supply and demand for meeting and conference locations. In this respect the bureau is the independent link between entrepreneurs, businesses and institutions.

Amsterdam Metropolitan Area

The Amsterdam Metropolitan Area (AMA) belongs to the European top 5 of economically strong regions. To retain that position, the region is attracting national and international investors.

In addition, an agenda has been drafted containing dozens of actions in spatial and economic areas. Priorities are the boosting of the economy, improvement of the accessibility and the building of houses. In 2025 the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area will be in the top 3 of the most innovative regions in Europe.

The Amsterdam Metropolitan Area (AMA) belongs to the European top 5 of economically strong regions.
Let's connect!

entrepreneurs who are open to cooperation


spaces available immediately


lots available for building your next business

Meet the Business Developer

Marijn Leijten is the Business Developer of the municipality of Haarlem. He can tell you exactly which location at Waarderpolder Haarlem Business Park or elsewhere in Haarlem fits the ambitions of your company. The Business Developer will help you to make the right connections and let your company excel.

Ask me a question or call me +31 23 511 3153