Facts & figures

Amsterdam Science Park has the largest concentration in university science education and research in the Netherlands and one of the largest in Europe. The park is a major hub for research, innovation and entrepreneurship because of its world class research institutes, universities, and some 130 companies. Well over 10,000 students, scientists, entrepreneurs and residents make use of the park daily. The park is home to the world’s largest data transport hub, the AMS-IX, and offers excellent science and business opportunities for ICT, Life Sciences, High-tech, Physics and Chemistry. Amsterdam Science Park is a joint development of the University of Amsterdam (UvA), City of Amsterdam and the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).

People at Amsterdam Science Park

  • 800 entrepreneurs and employees
  • 1,550 employees and scientists at the University of Amsterdam, Faculty of Science 
  • 6,000 students at the University of Amsterdam, Faculty of Science 
  • 900 students at Amsterdam University College 
  • 2,500 residents 

Development of Amsterdam Science Park

  • 12,000 m2 has been developed
  • 18,000 m2 is being developed
  • 6,000 + 30,000 m2 in negotiation


Next to the 130 companies, from start-ups to multinationals,  there are several organisations dedicated to connect science and business. Among them: ACE Venturelab Amsterdam, Amsterdam Innovation Exhange (IXA), EGI (European Grid Initiative), Innovation Lab Chemistry Amsterdam (incubator for start-ups in the chemistry sector), Life Sciences Center Amsterdam, Commit and Vancis

For rent and (public) facilities

  • Office space
  • Clean rooms and lab space 
  • Conference facilities (maximum of 1,200 persons) 
  • University Sports Centre
  • Several  (student) restaurants and catering facilities

Recent and planned developments at Amsterdam Science Park


Establishment of ARCNL

Opening of Matrix VI / multi-tenant building with 6,000 m2 lab space and offices 

2014 - 2016 

Start new build office and lab for ARCNL

Start new build Telecity Datacentre

Start new build residential block with 152 mid prized houses 

Start new build hotel (200 rooms) and congress facilities (2,500 m2)

Establishment of SRON (Netherlands Institute for Space Research) as part of the new lab building with shared facilities (HighTIF) together with University of Amsterdam and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.