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  • Business in the South: WTC Amsterdam

    World Trade Center Amsterdam is an inalienable part of WTCA or the World Trade Centres Association, founded in 1970 as a non-profit association, representing 316 members spread in 91 nations around the world. It encourages the steady expansion of international trade, to develop trade relations across the world as well as promote world economic cooperation. According to the business guru Gomez-Mejia, the centre provides all its many ‘tenants’ the added bonus: to play a significant role as part of a huge global network, a gigantic chain of more than 750,000 individuals and companies.


    Situated right in the heart of Amsterdam Zuidas, the World Trade Centre is a vibrant commercial and business “world city”, comprising of no less than 300 companies, most of which are internationally oriented. The most emblematic and prominent of WTC tenants include NautaDutilh, a leading European law firm comprising of around 400 lawyers, Kempen & Co, a major merchant bank offering services like equity management and corporate finance, and BMI, an European trader of repute dealing in derivatives. With institutions representing around 30 nationalities, you can hear a babel of tongues spoken within WTC’s confines including Dutch, English, French, Russian, German and Japanese. In fact nearly 50 per cent of the established firms that have their offices there are of foreign origin.

    WTC Amsterdam’s key function is to make available offices as well as office facilities either under lease or for rent to companies engaged mainly in trade and/or international finance. The centre is intended not only to house but bring together institutions and offer them an extensive array of services with the intent to assist on the improvement of their quality. World Trade Centre  Amsterdam shares this proven formula for success with about 400 World Trade Centres functioning in around 100 countries.

    The Zuidas business district in Amsterdam
    The Zuidas business district in Amsterdam

    The personnel as well as their guests can enjoy the dynamic ambience of the WTC complex that combines business with pleasure, in a seamless manner. High end shops, cafes, bars and restaurants are all components in the open public areas that are truly lively and spacious. Contemporary art, high quality fixtures, abundant daylight and natural greenery all combine to add to the WTC Amsterdam’s inimitable atmosphere. With office suites of sizes ranging from 27m2 – 3,400m2 in ready to walk-in condition or as spaces that ‘tenants’ can customize.

    Healthcare services like physiotherapists and dentists are also present at the premises. Besides, employees can easily access the many nearby banks, hotels and supermarkets. Thus WTC Amsterdam provides multiple activities under one roof to offer a dynamic and rich environment.

    To enhance the international atmosphere prevailing in the whole area, lunchtime concerts and art exhibitions are also held frequently in the vast complex. Another forthcoming attraction is the Amsterdamse Carrière Dagen 2013 that is scheduled to be held at the WTC.

    After the advent of WTC Amsterdam, businesses can now find suitable office space right at the core of the business district of Amsterdam, where such space is at a premium. As a result businessmen can rent offices at a comparably lesser cost than in other regions of Amsterdam city. In this context, it is also important to keep in mind that the WTC Amsterdam is a significant part of the city’s Zuidas project.  Symbolic of the busy business district where it is located, WTC Amsterdam reflects the golden future held for both.


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