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Deep dive into the tech hub that is Amsterdam

Le Wagon isn’t just about learning how to code, it’s an all-round life-changing experience. You may be wondering, what makes Amsterdam such a wonderful place to embark on your tech journey? Well, let us break it down for you.
Summary

The benefits of working in the Netherlands

The Netherlands has various attractive qualities when it comes to the workforce. More specifically, many people are drawn to the tech hub that is Amsterdam not only due to the numerous job opportunities, but also because it’s one of the most liveable cities in the world. According to Business Insider, Amsterdam is considered to be one of the best places when it comes to the cities work-life balance. This is due to various reasons including its short travel distances and low costs of living in comparison to other tech hubs.

The Netherlands is also widely known for the benefits offered to expats. Expats can earn a generous income while working in the Netherlands on account of a tax advantage known as the 30% tax ruling. And with Amsterdam being one of the world’s most international cities, it’s a great place for both Dutch and non-native speakers to work. The country also performed well when it came to the happiness, healthcare, income and property price ratio, making it highly livable on a universal scale. Overall, the Netherlands is one of the hottest tech hubs in Europe and therefore the perfect place to kick-start your career in tech. 


The tech salaries in the Netherlands

Upon graduating from Le Wagon, there are various roles in which you could launch your career in tech. According to LinkedIn’s salary tool, these are the median salaries in the Netherlands of top tech roles available to you post-bootcamp:
Median salaries of top tech jobs in the Netherlands in 2022


Growth in the Netherlands

Startups & Scale-ups
According to the Startup Genome, Amsterdam is ranked 4th best European city for startups. It’s considered to be a hub for startups, software and creative technologies.

The city itself is a hyper-connected, innovative hub, having all of the necessary tools to ensure the success of the ecosystem. This includes a diverse range of events, its numerous co-working spaces, various incubators, a booming job market, and government support.

Job Vacancies
The Dutch Employment Market offers expats looking to jump into the workforce countless opportunities. With one of the lowest unemployment rate’s in the EU, the Netherlands is the perfect place to land your dream job.

Curious to learn more about what opportunities and career outcomes are possible for you? Download Le Wagon Amsterdam's Job Outcomes Report.

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Works Cited:
Borovitskaya, Alina. “Amsterdam Extreem Populair Als Werkplek Voor Internationaal Techtalent: Top 3 in De Wereld.” Business Insider Nederland, 25 Aug. 2022, https://www.businessinsider.nl/techtalent-werken-amsterdam-populaire-stad/?utm_source=ActiveCampaign.

Reid, Brendan. “Why the Netherlands Is a Perfect New Market for Tech Scale-Ups.” Aexus, 14 July 2021, https://aexus.com/why-the-netherlands-is-a-perfect-new-market-for-tech-scale-ups/.

Startup Genome. “State of the Global Startup Economy.” Startup Genome, https://startupgenome.com/article/state-of-the-global-startup-economy.

“The Dutch Employment Market.” XPAT.NL, 27 Jan. 2021, https://www.xpat.nl/moving-to-netherlands/work-netherlands/the-employment-market/.

Wedia. “The Netherlands Nabs Top 10 Spot in Quality of Life Ranking for Expats.” IamExpat, 11 Jan. 2021, https://www.iamexpat.nl/expat-info/dutch-expat-news/netherlands-nabs-top-10-spot-qualify-life-ranking-expats#:~:text=In a new ranking assessing,France%2C and the United Kingdom.
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